WYSE Team Advances to Sectionals
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Sunday, February 08, 2015
It was a squeaker!

The High School WYSE Academic Challenge Team competed in the Regional contest Friday at Heartland. The Varsity team placed 2nd to U-High, beating out third-place Central Catholic by a score of 438 to 437. Whew! The second-place finish advances the Varsity team to Sectionals, held next month at Illinois Central College in East Peoria.

Varsity-level students competed against students from U-High and Central Catholic in the 300-700 enrollment division. Individual honors at the Varsity level included:

  • Jacob Foley (Soph) - 2nd Place Biology
  • Matt Martell (Senior)  - 3rd Place Math
  • Stephanie Dorris (Senior) - 1st Place English
  • Corey Williamson (Sophomore) - 3rd Place Computer Science
  • Ariel Foss (Senior) - 1st Place Engineering Graphics
  • Andrew Holloway (Senior) - 2nd Place Engineering Graphics
  • Samuel Anderson (Senior) - 3rd Place Engineering Graphics

In addition,

  • Ariel Foss scored the highest of ALL students in Engineering Graphics, earning her a tuition waiver for one free class at Heartland.
  • Matt Martell set a new school record with his Math score.

JV students competed against ALL JV students, regardless of school size. Over 60 students representing 7 schools competed at the JV level. Tri-Valley JV students earning honors included:

  • Judy Heiner (Junior) - 2nd Place Biology
  • Judy Heiner (Junior) - 2nd Place Chemistry
  • Kalynn Boyd (Senior) - 3rd Place Chemistry
  • Jake Ward (Sophomore) - 3rd Place Chemistry
  • Brandon James (Senior) - 1st Place Physics
  • Alex Symanski (Senior) - 2nd Place Physics
  • Mark Will (Sophomore) - 3rd Place Physics
  • Brandon James (Senior) - 2nd Place Computer Science
  • Jacob Leach (Senior) - 3rd Place Computer Science
  • Cameron Engelhardt (Senior) - 2nd Place English
  • Brandon Kessinger (Junior) - 3rd Place Engineering Graphics
  • Jessica Simpson (Junior) - 3rd Place Engineering Graphics

Thank you all! You're a credit to your school, community, and families!

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