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Lanesville academic teams compete at state

While many people in Southern Indiana will be focused Saturday on the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, a few folks from Lanesville will have an eye toward Loeb Playhouse on the Purdue University campus, where a group of Lanesville Junior-Senior High School students will take part in the Indiana Academic Super Bowl State Finals.
The state competition, which will begin just after 10 a.m., is co-sponsored by the Indiana Association of School Principals, as well as Purdue University.
Competing in regional competition in Class 4 at Austin High School on April 16, in the area of science, Lanesville placed third behind Caston and Evansville Day; in interdisciplinary, Lanesville tied for fifth with Barr-Reeve, Caston and Tri; in fine arts, Lanesville was fourth behind Hamilton Southeastern, Shawe Memorial and Pioneer; and, in English, Lanesville placed fifth. Though two other teams didn’t qualify for state, Lanesville tied for 13th in math and tied for 16th in social studies.
Squad members were chosen in November, with study materials handed out in December. Lanesville had four study days during the school day to lead up to the competition.
Lanesville’s study topic, chosen by its coaches two years ago, was Glory of Greece. Coaches are Michelle Scarber (English), David Henke (fine arts), Jeff Hammond (science), with Scarber, Henke and Hammond being joined by Tom Sinex (social studies) and Rebecca Klusmeier (math).
Squad members are: Fine arts ‘ Kevin Schulze (captain), Dan Cox, Kirsten Henke, Travis Kaake and Kaitlyn Matthews; Science ‘ Cox (captain), Erica Daly, Micah Lane, Hailey Turner and Blake West; English ‘ Mercedes Isham (captain), Matthews, Maddie Johnson, Amanda Miles and Haley Morgan; Interdisciplinary ‘ Cox (captain), Isham, Schulze, Noah Boone and Spencer Dauphinee; Math ‘ Brandon Hardin (captain), Dauphinee, Henke, Morgan and Annie Parsons; Social Studies ‘ Noah Boone (captain), Cory Baumgart, Jon Combs, Conner Smith and Katie Winstead.