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One year ago, Asumani Gregoire Kalupala used a computer for the very first time. In May, the freshman at Purdue Polytechnic High School at Schweitzer Center at Englewood will compete at the VEX Robotics World Championship in Dallas. More than 11,500 high school teams from 40 countries compete in matches throughout the school year, with 800 teams qualifying for the world event. Read more about Asunami's adventure here

Bess, foundation official discuss grant in television appearance

Scott Bess, head of Purdue Polytechnic High School, joined Clair Fiddian-Greene, chief executive officer of the Fairbanks Foundation, on Inside INdiana Business to discuss the organization’s recent $1.25 million contribution to the school.

The new high school’s curriculum will be organized around design challenges and hands-on projects. “The students don't go to math to science to social studies to English. Rather, everything comes from the projects and challenges and all the academic work comes out of that,” said Bess.