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McCulloch academic team wins regional invitational

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April 10, 2017
McCulloch Junior High School’s academic team was the top scorer at a regional invitational on Thursday, and brought home the gold in three separate categories as well.
 
Marion students competed with teams from a dozen schools from around East Central Indiana in the Academic Super Bowl invitational at Delta Middle School in Muncie on April 6, 2017. Academic Super Bowl competitions at the junior level consist of four subject matter rounds (English, science, social studies, and math) and a fifth interdisciplinary round. Each year a theme is selected, and questions at the competitions center around that topic. This year’s topic is “The French Revolution”.
 
The Giants earned first place in English, science, and the interdisciplinary round. They were also among the top teams in social studies (second place) and math (fourth place). With this excellent performance, they earned the title of overall points winner as well.
 
The students who competed April 6 are: Carynna Aguila, Soren Bruehler, Mia De las Alas, Evelyn Detamore, Savannah Fry, Jaron Hofmann, Halen Munday, Vikram Oddiraju, Annika Sharlow, and Marisa Wallace. Coaches are Mike Halliwell (English/social studies), Brooke Detamore (science), and Alex Hornett (math).
 
Next up, the McCulloch team will compete in the state competition, set for April 29. McCulloch Junior High School and Marion Community Schools offer their congratulations to these outstanding students, and wish them good luck at the state level!
 
The Academic Super Bowl competition is offered by the Indiana Association of School Principals. The IASP offers academic competitions to honor intellectual achievement, showcase students, and give their families an opportunity for involvement.
Contact:
Brooke Detamore
bdetamore@marion.k12.in.us, (765) 674-6917