Providence Catholic Hosts Junior High Academic Bowl

PCHSNEW LENOX (October 4, 2016) – Providence Catholic High School (PCHS) recently hosted its Annual Academic Bowl competition that welcomed nearly 350 seventh and eighth grade students.

Participants competed in several subject areas including Language Arts, Social Science, Science, Mathematics and Geography. Students earned personal scores in each subject area, which were tabulated and compared to their peers.  An award presentation took place following the competition.  Trophies were awarded to the top four teams at both grade levels, as well as to the top five individuals in each subject area.

“This Academic Bowl is a wonderful opportunity for junior high students to familiarize themselves with academic competition and challenge themselves academically,” offered Dr. John Harper, Principal at PCHS.

This year’s top awards were as follows:

8th Grade 1st Place Team Competition

  • Troy Middle School, Shorewood

7th Grade 1st Place Team Competition (tie)

  • St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick, Lemont
  • Troy Middle School, Shorewood

8th Grade 1st Place Individual Competition

  • Language Arts – Bailey Cobb (St. Dominic, Bolingbrook)
  • Social Science – Tim Szarzynski (Noonan Academy, Mokena)
  • Science – Niko Corrales (SS. Cyril & Methodius, Lemont)
  • Math – Julie Wang (Troy Middle School, Shorewood)
  • Geography – Gabe Spesia (St. Jude, Joliet)

7th Grade 1st Place Individual Competition

  • Language Arts – Mia Stojakovic (SS. Cyril & Methodius, Lemont)
  • Social Science – Brendan Born (Noonan Academy, Mokena)
  • Science – Patrick Stock (Incarnation, Palos Heights)
  • Math – Sean Zarobsky (Troy Middle School, Shorewood)
  • Geography – Etta Sklar (Troy Middle School, Shorewood)


Jamie O’Brien
Director of Communications


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