Effingham, Ill. – St. Anthony High School WYSE team earned 1st Place in regional competition held on February 2nd at Lake Land College.
The team will advance to WYSE Sectionals held at Eastern Illinois University on March 8th.
This year’s team competed against five other teams in the 300 division.
The schools they competed against included Cumberland, Okaw Valley, Dieterich and Neoga.
Individual team members also placed. In Biology, Maryann Saba placed 1st, Alex Beesley earned 2nd place, and Carly Spraul received 3rd place.
Suhyun Moon earned 1st place in the Chemistry competition and Katie Kabbes received 3rd place.
Aidan Bailey placed 3rd in the Engineering Graphics category. In Math, Ethan Rozene earned 1st place, and Ian Copple received 3rd place.
Couple also earned 2nd place in Physics and Ethan Rozene received 3rd place.
Both Maryann Saba and Ethan Rozene also earned a $1000 Lake Land College Tuition Waiver.
The 2018 WYSE team members include Aidan Bailey, Alex Beesley, Saidee Bushur, Olivia Clausius, Ian Copple, Katie Kabbes, Suhyun Moon, Jack Nuxoll, Ethan Rozene, Maryann Saba, Carly Spraul, McKenna Steineman, Bryson Wall, Ava Wegman, John Hartke and Sophie Moore.
Team coaches are Joy Jones and Matthew Poston.
WYSE, which stands for Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering, developed the Academic Challenge, a series of competitive tests offered to high school students in Illinois and Missouri.
The tests are offered by more than 50 community colleges and universities, and are designed to present a challenge to the brightest students.
Test material is taken from senior high school and college freshman-level curricula.
Subjects for the Academic Challenge include biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering graphics, English, mathematics and physics.
The questions are written by college and university faculty, and increase in difficulty for different levels such as regional, sectional and state finals.
Students compete as individuals and as part of a team (when their school fields a team).
They have 40 minutes to complete the tests, which are multiple choice ranging from 30 to 100 questions depending on the subject.
St. Anthony Schools are Catholic, co-educational schools that provide a learning environment steeped in tradition and committed to excellence in education.
Founded by St. Anthony’s parish and originally ran by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, the school system offers a comprehensive curriculum where students are encouraged to discover and develop their individual talents and potential, while confirming values and living in faith.
To learn more about St. Anthony’s schools, visit the school’s website at stanthony.com.
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