The North Judson-San Pierre School Board this week honored nine students who participated in the small school division of the Online National Academic Decathlon competition. The NJ-SP Academic Decathlon team beat out their nearest competitor, Reitz Memorial of Evansville, by more than 2200 points during the competition on Feb. 8 and 9, and will now move on to the national competition.
The board honored Jonathon Hileman, Nicholas Sierzputowski, Cheyenne Minix, Rhiannon Millard, Robert Miller, Anna Mullens, Jacob Kieszkowski, Steven Miller, and Samantha Amrine for their hard work and dedication, presenting the students with engraved pens and certificates.
The Bluejays swept the Individual Overall gold medals for small schools with Jonathon Hileman, Honors Division; Rhiannon Millard, Scholastic Division; and Jacob Kieszkowski, Varsity Division, earning gold medals. Other Individual Overall medalists were Steven Miller, Varsity Division, with a silver and Robert Miller, Scholastic Division, with a bronze.
The board also recognized the elementary school in honor of their second “A” Exemplary rating from the state for the second consecutive year, presenting Principal Michael McBride with a plaque for the hard work on behalf of the students and staff.