By TIM ASHLEY
Competing against 56 teams, Wawasee Middle School’s Academic Super Bowl team in social studies took first place in the state. The English team placed 12th at the state level.
The theme for social studies this year was “Colonial and Revolutionary America.”
Students participate in two contests in the spring. The first is against conference schools and the second against 18 schools in the district. Scores from the second contest are compared with 13 other district scores for the state champions in classes one, two, three and four. Wawasee is in class two.
Each school answers 25 questions at each contest in the subject areas of English, social studies, science, math and interdisciplinary.
Social studies team members included Paige Bontrager, Dustin Brown, Trevor Haessig, Kaitlin Kuhn (captain), Caleb Wedeven. The team was coached by Elaine Bokhart. English team, coached by Heather Walker, included Audrey Dillon, Ashleigh Frecker and Allison Hoffert.
Ryan Edgar coached the science and math teams.