Wabash Middle School Academic Bowl participants placed third at the state level in social studies on May 3, in the Class 3 competition. Team members included Claire Hipskind, James Wolfe and Dylan Johnson. Competitors were questioned about a wide range of information related to the topic “Westward Expansion.”
“It was shocking to see students correctly answer the first six questions and maintain the lead throughout the competition. And I was just ecstatic to see that we placed third in 3A in social studies. We found out later that we were only a point off from second place and two from first,” said Coach Adam Hall.
In addition, Wabash students placed first in both social studies and math at the regional competition. Team members for math included Ben Hewitt, Kiley Steele, Abigail Vinopal and Kaitlyn Tracy. Lydia Ridge also competed.
“We needed to be hardworking, and our determination paid off and got us a first-place win,” Hewitt said.
Seventeen schools competed at Snider High School, Fort Wayne, in academic areas including language arts, science, social studies, math and interdisciplinary.