2020 Academic Spell Bowl Recap

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553 Spell Bowl teams and over 5,800 students from across Indiana recently competed in the 2020 Virtual Indiana Academic Spell Bowl across the Elementary, Junior and Senior divisions.

Junior and Senior teams competed in local area contests, then state-wide results were compiled to determine State Finalists for each of the 4 enrollment classes. This year, in our virtual contest, we identified individuals that achieved a perfect score in their Area round. These individuals were invited to participate in the Virtual State Finals in a special individual division contest as well, regardless of whether their team already qualified as a team finalist. The State Finalist teams, and qualifying individuals, competed again on November 10th (Senior) and 11th (Junior) for State placement awards and recognition.

We would like to extend special congratulations to individuals who achieved an overall perfect score across all rounds at the State Finals contest:

Senior: Hayley Antczak, Andrean HS; Gwynneth Menzie, Terre Haute South Vigo HS; Rishi Rao, Columbus North HS; Jiaxuan Wang, Columbus North HS; Kiersten Yamamoto, Terre Haute South Vigo HS

Junior: Anushka Vikrant Damle, Central MS; Ashton Tso, Western MS; Ishita Kute, Central MS; Ishita Masetty, Discovery MS; Olivia Foresman, Urey MS; Parth Shah, Northside MS

Elementary teams competed in the area contest and state-wide results were compiled to determine State placements in each of 5 classes.

Congratulations to all teams!

State-wide placements for each division: (State Top 10 and State Finalists listed in alphabetical order)

Blue Class:
State Champion: West Lafayette Int.
State Runner-Up: Southside Elem., Columbus
State Third Place: William Tell Elem., Tell City
State Top 10 (alphabetical order): Cowan Elem., Muncie; Fall Creek Int., Fishers; Hamilton Southeastern Int. & JH, Fishers; Leo Elem. 1 & 2; Riverside Int., Fishers; Westfield Int. 1 & 3

Green Class:
State Champion: St. Gabriel Parochial School, Connersville
State Runner-Up (TIE): Columbus Signature Acad. – Fodrea; St. Bartholomew School, Columbus
State Third Place: Brown County Int., Nashville
State Top 10 (alphabetical order): Cedar Crest Int. School, Huntingburg; Good Shepherd School, Evansville; Lanesville Elem.; McCormick’s Creek Elem., Spencer; St. John the Baptist School, Newburgh; Walkerton Elem. 1; Wilbur Wright Elem., New Castle

Orange Class:
State Champion: Smoky Row Elem., Carmel
State Runner-Up (TIE): Kankakee Valley Int. 1, Wheatfield; Newburgh Elem.
State Third Place (TIE): Douglas MacArthur Elem., Indianapolis; William Henry Burkhart Elem., Indianapolis
State Top 10 (alphabetical order): College Wood Elem., Carmel; James B. Eads Elem., Munster; Prairie Trace Elem., Carmel; Towne Meadow Elem., Carmel; Woodbrook Elem., Carmel

Red Class:
State Champion: Central Elem., Valparaiso
State Runner-Up: Holy Trinity Catholic School, Jasper
State Third Place: Central Elem., Greencastle
State Top 10 (alphabetical order): ABC-Stewart School, Columbus; Boone Grove Elem.; Brown County Int., Nashville; Cooks Corners Elem., Valparaiso; Flint Lake Elem., Valparaiso; Tecumseh-Harrison Elem., Vincennes; Thorntown Elem.; Vigo Elem., Vincennes; Warren Elem., Highland

Yellow Class:
State Champion: Bibich Elem., Dyer
State Runner-Up: Sand Creek Elem., Fishers
State Third Place: Thorpe Creek Elem., Fishers
State Top 10 (alphabetical order): Forest Dale Elem., Carmel; Hamilton Heights Elem., Arcadia; Kolling Elem., Saint John; Monon Trail Elem., Westfield; Needham Elem., Franklin; New Britton Elem., Fishers; Oak Trace Elem., Westfield

Class 1:
State Champion: Creekside MS, Carmel
State Runner-Up: Central MS, Columbus
State Third Place: Discovery MS, Granger
State Finalists: Benjamin Franklin Middle School, Valparaiso; Clay Middle School, Carmel; Col. John Wheeler Middle School, Crown Point; Indian Springs Middle School, Columbia City; Northside Middle School, Columbus; Schmucker Middle School, Mishawaka; Wilbur Wright Middle School, Munster

Class 2:
State Champion: Western MS, Russiaville
State Runner-Up: Helfrich Park STEM Academy, Evansville
State Third Place: Urey MS, Walkerton
State Finalists: Greenfield Central Jr. High School, Greenfield; Heritage Hills Middle School, Lincoln City; Jasper Middle School, Jasper

Class 3:
State Champion: Sarah Scott MS, Terre Haute
State Runner-Up: North Posey Jr. HS, Poseyville
State Third Place: River Forest Middle School, Hobart
State Finalists: Alexandria-Monroe Jr./Sr. High School, Alexandria; Cascade Middle School, Clayton; South Knox Middle/High School, Vincennes; Southridge Middle School, Huntingburg; Union Township Middle School, Valparaiso

Class 4:
State Champion: St. Roch School, Indianapolis
State Runner-Up: Washington Twp. Middle/HS, Valparaiso
State Third Place: Pioneer Jr/Sr High School, Royal Center
State Finalist: Central Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, Lafayette; Orleans Jr/Sr High School, Orleans; Riverton Parke Jr/Sr High School, Montezuma; Tecumseh Middle School, Lynnville

Class 1:
State Champion: Columbus North HS
State Runner-Up: Terre Haute South Vigo HS
State Third Place: Fishers HS
State Finalists: Crown Point HS; Hamilton Southeastern HS, Fishers; Homestead HS, Fort Wayne; LaPorte HS; McCutcheon HS, Lafayette; Penn HS, Mishawaka

Class 2:
State Champion: Roncalli HS, Indianapolis
State Runner-Up (TIE): John Glenn HS, Walkerton; Mount Vernon HS, Mt. Vernon
State Third Place: Columbia City HS
State Finalists: Hanover Central HS, Cedar Lake; NorthWood HS, Nappanee; Western HS, Russiaville

Class 3:
State Champion: Cascade HS, Clayton
State Runner-Up: Heritage Hills HS, Lincoln City
State Third Place: North Posey HS, Poseyville
State Finalists: Andrean HS, Merrillville; Austin HS; Reitz Memorial HS, Evansville; South Knox Middle/HS, Vincennes; Southridge HS, Huntingburg

Class 4:
State Champion: Tri-Central Middle/Sr. HS, Sharpsville
State Runner-Up: Riverton Parke Jr/Sr HS, Montezuma
State Third Place: Elkhart Christian Academy
State Finalists: Fountain Central Jr/Sr HS, Veedersburg; Hebron HS; Lutheran HS, Indianapolis

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