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3 NorthWood academic teams qualify for state

May 11, 2011

Second-place NorthWood fine arts academic team, from left, is coach Melinda Sharp, Julie Hochstetler, captain Mahala Miller, Magdolene Devoe, Cinthya Gutierrez, Maria Figueroa . Not Pictured: Allyson Hochstetler. Photo provided

Competitions were held across the state of Indiana April 19 for every school which chose to field academic teams in the following areas: English, fine arts, science, cat, social studies, and interdisciplinary. The top five teams from each class qualified for the state finals.
NorthWood academic teams competed at the area meet at Northridge High School. After computing scores for the other 63 schools which competed in Class 2, three NWHS teams — fine arts, social studies, and interdisciplinary — qualified for the state finals, to be held May 7, at Purdue University.
The fine arts team scored second overall in Class 2 in the state and is coached by Melinda Sharp. The following students competed for the fine arts team: Captain — Mahala Miller, Cinthya Gutierrez, Magdolene Devoe.
The social studies team placed fourth in the state and is coached by Scott Whetstone. The following students competed for the social studies team: captain — Neil Croy, Marcos Castillo, Maxwell Heckathorn, Katie Holbert, and Madeline Mikel.
The science team placed 15th in the state and is coached by Justin Bell. Competing for the team were: captain — Jarred Owens, Logan Fuller, Rosalie Keller, Cally Miller.
The math team, although placing first at area, placed sixth overall in the state and missed qualifying for state on the third tie-breaker. The math team is coached by Doug Gerber and the following students competed for the math team: captain — Jarred Owens, Aaron Schlorke, and Lewis Telschow.
The English team placed 12th out of 63 teams and is coached by Kelly Vorhis. The English team members that competed were: captain — Neil Croy, Marcos Castillo, Maxwell Heckathorn, Katie Holbert, and Madeline Mikel.
The interdisciplinary team, which placed fourth in the state, is coached by Scott Whetstone. The following students competed for this team: captain — Mahala Miller, Jarred Owens, Neil Croy, and Aaron Schlorke.
All State competitions will take place at the Loeb Playhouse on the Purdue University West Lafayette campus. This facility seats more than 1,000 people, so the community is invited to drive down to Purdue to cheer on the students to three state titles.

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