Hosted by Upward Bound Purdue Northwest, ND TRiO UB traveled 43 miles west prepared to bring back bragging rights for the brain and brown state-wide competition also known as, the Upward Bound Olympiad.
Welcomed by a pep rally reception, Upward Bound programs from around the state engaged in academic bowls and intense sports competitions. While the sports competition rivaled the excitement of an NBA game, it was the Jeopardy-styled academic bowl that had participants and staff members alike on the edges of their seats. After several rounds of subject-matter ranging from Chemistry to Trigonometry to pop culture, the scores were in…
First place - Purdue University - Northwest
Second place - University of Notre Dame
Third place - Ivy Tech Community College
Following the academic bowl, students enjoyed dance battles, brain games, and keynote speaker, Big Rob, the Motivator.