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Booking it to the Library: MHS English Academic Super Bowl

Updated: Mar 5, 2019

The Mishawaka English Academic Super Bowl team has begun their season. They have already started to prepare for their upcoming competitions at the Warsaw Invitational Competition on March 7th and the Mishawaka Competition on April 19th. Ms. Stillson, Mishawaka High School librarian, is the head of the English team. The main text that the members are to read is The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington to reflect this year’s theme for all of the Academic Super Bowls: “Hoosier Heritage.”

The Indiana Association of School Principals, or the IASP, chooses the Academic Super Bowl teams’ requirements. Any student in high school is permitted to participate in an Academic Super Bowl team.

Several Northern Indiana schools are expected to participate in the Warsaw Invitational. At the Mishawaka Competition, the area high school such as Penn and Riley are likely to compete alongside Mishawaka. Patrick Gouker, a member of the English Academic Super Bowl team, is “excited for the season ahead!”

The competitions span around twenty-five questions that cover the predetermined texts. Members must study the

novel, The Magnificent Ambersons; several short stories by Kurt Vonnegut; and poetry by authors James Whitcomb

Riley and Mari Evans. These particular authors have been chosen based on their Indiana origins or residency in the state. According to the official English study guide, “the questions will focus on the context, style, technique, and vocabulary of each work”.

The Mishawaka English Academic Super Bowl team had their call-out a few days before winter break began. Beginning January 21st, the team will be meeting almost every week leading up the Warsaw competition to study together and to prepare.

The Alltold staff sends their support and is confident that the Mishawaka team will prevail!

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