Tribune staff reports
Jackson County schools received three top-10 finishes in the state after recently competing in an Indiana Academic Super Bowl Junior Division area competition.
Immanuel Lutheran School in Seymour had its social studies team answer 20 of 25 questions correctly and the science team score 16 in Class 4.
The other top-10 finish was by Brownstown Central Middle School’s math team, scoring 15 in Class 3.
They will be recognized with team certificate awards.
Those two county schools along with Crothersville and Seymour were among the competitors in the area contest April 29 at Batchelor Middle School in Bloomington.
The competition for sixth-, seventh- and eight-grade students was conducted that day at 15 sites across Indiana. There were 244 teams, including more than 3,800 students on their rosters, participating.
Four different classes based on school enrollment competed in five subject categories — math, English, science, social studies and interdisciplinary. This year’s theme was French Revolution.
There were 16 teams competing at Batchelor. Ribbons for first, second and third place for each class were issued.
Immanuel’s English, science and social studies teams earned first-place ribbons, the interdisciplinary squad received second-place ribbons and the math team took home third-place ribbons. English scored 14, interdisciplinary scored 15 and math scored eight.
Brownstown’s math team placed first in its class, while social studies was second with a score of 13, English was third with a score of 12, interdisciplinary was third with a score of nine and science scored eight. All of Brownstown’s participants were sixth-graders.
Seymour, which competed in Class 1, saw its interdisciplinary team score 18, while math and English each scored 15. Those three teams placed third. Also, social studies scored 13, and science scored 10.
Crothersville, which competed in Class 4, had its social studies and English teams each score 14 and place third, interdisciplinary scored 10 and finished third, math scored nine and placed second and science scored seven.
Next year’s theme is World War I.