News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 12, 2014

South students take 2nd at state science fair

Staff Report
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — A Terre Haute South Vigo High School science team won second place Saturday at the 28th Indiana Academic Super Bowl, which took place at Purdue University.

Team members were Ryan Chung; Krishan Kumar; Sabin Karki; Brooke Stephanian and William Warner. The team competed in Class 1.

The coach was Gini Bonamico.

“I wasn’t surprised, but I was really excited and pleased,” Bonamico said. “The whole school has supported us and congratulated us and we’re on a high right now. I’m retiring in June and this is a good way for me to go out. They are amazing students.”

The Academic Super Bowl is run by the Indiana Association of School Principals, and this year’s theme was “Westward Expansion.”

Students had to know what happened to the environment back then, what kind of diseases people faced and how they were treated, as well as how those diseases would be treated today.

“Some of it they knew, but there were specifics that had to do with this period of time they had to work on,” Bonamico said. Students had to know physics and chemistry.