Academic Competitions

John Young Middle School offers a variety of academic competitions throughout the Year from which to choose!

Art Competitions
There are several Art Competitions that occur throughout the year, with Young students typically performing very well.
Sponsor: Mrs. Anderson

Art Club
The Art Club starts up during the winter months at JYMS with lots of great activities.. Sponsor: Mrs. Anderson

Orchestra and Band students compete annually.
Mrs. Beyer (Orchestra)
Mr. Gamble and Mr. Chamberlin (Band)

National Geographic Bee
Two of the last three and four of the last six National Geographic winners at Young have qualified for state with one state top ten finisher!
Sponsor: Mr. Gill
Take the GeoBee Challenge at the National Geographic Bee Website – updated daily!

National History Day
We have had several winners at regionals, fifteen winning entries at the Indiana state competition in the last six years, and in 2011 we added an 8th place finish at the national competition! The theme for 2013–14 is “Rights and Responsibilities in History.” Click here for our John Young History Day Resources
Sponsors: Mr. Gill / Mrs. Greenwood / Mr. Zbrzezny

Science Fair
No date yet for JYMS Science Fair, look for the end of January 2014. Science fair competitors at Young compete in late winter at the regional competition at Notre Dame.
Sponsor: Ms. Solberg,

Spelling Bee
Our Spelling Bee competition occurs in the spring and has been very competitive.
Sponsor: Mrs. Baierl

Spell Bowl
Spell Bowl is a fall activity at Young.
Sponsor: Mrs. Baierl

WAKA is the JYMS television studio. Students produce a video news program daily.
Sponsor: Ms. Schwitz

Year Book
The JYMS yearbook is always a smashing success! Yearbooks are only $20 until October 31st.
Sponsors: Ms. Crocker and Mrs. Stanifer