Chesterton High School (CHS) won the state championship and placed third in the third-year division, was runner-up in the second-year division and placed fourth in the fourth-year level at the Japanese Olympiad of Indiana at Purdue University in West Lafayette on Saturday. CHS
has now won the Japan Bowl/Japanese Olympiad state championship twenty one times along with three national Japan Bowl championships and one national runner-up.
The Japanese Olympiad of Indiana is an academic competition for second, third and fourth-year students with categories including speaking, culture, kanji characters, proverbs, listening, geography, history, and onomatopoeic expressions.
The CHS third-year team of Jesse Bouche, Ethan Adams and Tristan Reed
defeated Michigan City and Bloomington North in the final round to win the state championship. The other third-year team of Emily Nixon and Justin Hanrath placed third in the preliminary round.
In the second-year division, the team of Edith Estridge, Liam Heneghan and
Lucy Huffman finished as runner-up to Indiana Academy and ahead of Bloomington North.
Hunter Stewart, Emily Case and Aidan Li turned in an excellent performance in the fourth-year division, missing the final round, but placing fourth.
The teams are coached by John Sparks and Akiko Tsugawa.