The Chesterton High
School Japanese Olympiad team recently competed in the Japanese Olympiad of
Indiana competition at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. The team won
the state championship in the fourth-year division, was runner-up in the
third-year division and narrowly missed the final round in second-year.
The CHS team has
now won the Japan Bowl/Japanese Olympiad state championship 20 times, along
with three national Japan Bowl championships and one national runner-up
Olympiad of Indiana is an academic competition for second, third and
fourth-year students with categories including speaking, culture, kanji
characters, proverbs, listening, geography, history, and onomatopoeic
The CHS fourth-year
team of Josh Guzek, Nolan Poczekay and Camma Duhamell defeated Michigan City
and Indianapolis North Central in the final round to win the state
championship. It was the third consecutive championship for Guzek and the
second for Poczekay. Jakob Kintzle was the teamís alternate.
In the third-year
division, the team of Keilee Willer, Nate Kravitz and Jonathon Sumita
finished as runner-up to North Central and ahead of Indiana Academy. Orion
Bohren was the teamís alternate.
Will Shook and Sam
Henderson turned in an excellent performance in the second-year division,
missing the final round by just one question.