What happens when you take some of the most brilliant minds from area high schools and put them under one roof?
Nothing other than an academic face off, where teams are pitted against each other in eight subject areas in order to take home the regional Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) championship title.
Lake Land College recently held the regional WYSE Academic Challenge and 26 schools came together to battle in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering graphics, English, mathematics and physics.
Students completed written examinations in seven different areas of study. Each student participated in two tests, and the highest scores by members of each team determined the composite team score.
St. Anthony, Paris, and Mattoon high schools were victorious in their divisions and took home the regional championship titles.
Winners in team and individual competition will advance to sectionals at Eastern Illinois University on March 8, 2018.
Teams advancing in the 300 division are St. Anthony High School, Cumberland High School, Okaw Valley High School and Dieterich High School.
Students from Teutopolis and Effingham also competed.
The following individuals will be advancing to the WYSE sectionals at Eastern Illinois University on March 8.
Altamont High School
Computer Science – Dylan Marble
Beecher City High School
Chemistry – Lane Robertson
Dieterich High School
Math – Tyler Higgs
Physics – Tyler Higgs
Effingham High School
Biology – Reilly Durham, Frank Rosen
Chemistry – Jacob Sigg, Zoe Bridges
Computer Science – Jeremiah Crowell
Engineering Graphics – Lucas Hanna
English – Rachel Sloss, James Ross
Math – Anastasia Aiasse, Zoe Bridges, Emma Budde, Maria Dust, Rachel Sloss
St. Anthony High School
Biology – Maryann Saba, Alex Beesley, Carly Spraul
Chemistry – Suhyun Moon, Katie Kabbes
Engineering Graphics – Aidan Bailey
Math – Ethan Rozene, Ian Couple
Physics – Ian Couple, Ethan Rozene
Teutopolis High School
Math – Courtney Hoene, Michael Deters
Physics – Michael Deters