Lakeland High School was one of eight teams competing at the Hamilton Academic Super Bowl on March 3 and finished third overall.
The competition consists of squads of students who compete in six rounds, answering questions related to a specific field: literature, fine arts, science, social studies, and math. A final round of competition is the interdisciplinary round in which students answer questions from all of the fields. Each squad consists of a captain and two other members with two alternates who may rotate in after the 10th question. The interdisciplinary squad is a captain, three other members and up to three alternates. Each round contains 25 questions.
Each year the theme changes. This year the topic is “Westward Expansion.” Each academic area is given specific artists, musicians, writers, mathematicians, scientists and political movements to study.
The evening started with the social studies teams and Lakeland teams took fourth and fifth place in the initial round. The next competition was mathematics. Lakeland did not place in the top five. English was next and Lakeland came in fourth. On the science front, Lakeland again had two teams entered and had a second and fourth place showing. The last individual round was Fine Arts and Lakeland took fourth place. For the final round, two teams from Lakeland took to the floor and had a fourth and sixth place finish.
Members of the LHS Academic teams are Garett Chrisman, Nathan Stroup, Cole Miller, Chris Lehman, Jenn Mobley, Anthony Bailey, Abi Thompson, Mat Rogozinski, Joey Berry, Joseph Trost, Kyle Burchett, Nhien Truong, Kayla Potter, and Christina Sanchez.
The next competition will be the Lakeland Invitational starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, in the competition gym at LHS.
Spectators are welcome and there is no admission charge.