Centerville-Abington Junior High academic teams have reported their best-ever performances in the annual Indiana Academic Super Bowl on April 27. 

CJH and Northeastern Middle School visited East Central Middle School in St. Leon to compete in the Class 3 junior division against more than 40 other schools from around the state.

Students spent months reading and analyzing information that connected with the theme “The End of the 2nd Millennium: The ’80s and ’90s.”


The Bulldogs’ interdisciplinary team of Josie Hopkins, Yamaris Gonzalez-Muniz, Amos Smoker and Ben Anderson won first place in the division and finished second at state.

The English team (Yamaris Gonzalez-Muniz, Josie Hopkins and Amos Smoker) also won the division and placed third in Indiana. Sean Stevenson served as their coach. 

The science team consisted only of Josie Hopkins, who won the division and placed third in the state by herself. 

The social studies team (Yamaris Gonzalez-Muniz, Ben Anderson and Chamberlain Smith) placed second in its division and 10th at state. 

The math team (Amos Smoker, Bella Pierson, Preston Amyx, Ryan Lin and Ben Anderson) won first place in its division and placed 14th in the state. Their coach was MacKenzie Cox.

Centerville will receive a certificate for its Top 10 overall finish in its enrollment class. 


The Knights’ social studies team placed first at regionals and seventh of 43 at state. Mark Bevins coached Kayla Greiner, Emma Farmer and Danica Boggs. 

The English/language arts team placed third in the region and 17th at state. Team members Hadley Nutty, Danica Boggs and Olivia Harris were coached by Sara Williams.  

Northeastern’s interdisciplinary team finished 28th out of 39; math was 36th and science was 37th. Meghan Scales and Al Avery served as additional coaches.

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In Class 4, Tri Jr.-Sr. High School finished in the Top 10 in English and science. 

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A version of this article appeared in the May 22 2024 print edition of the Western Wayne News.

Millicent Martin Emery is a reporter and editor for the Western Wayne News.