St. Anthony WYSE Team Wins Sectional; On to State


Published on March 9 2018 3:42 pm
Last Updated on March 9 2018 3:42 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The 2018 St. Anthony High School WYSE team finished in first place at Sectionals in the 300 Division, following a regional win last month. 

The sectional competition took place Thursday at Eastern Illinois University.

The team advances to the WYSE State competition held at the University of Illinois on April 18th.
The Academic Challenge is a competitive series of tests created and administered by Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering and offered to high school students in Illinois and Missouri. The tests are now offered by more than 50 community colleges and universities and are designed to present a challenge to the brightest students.
Test material is drawn from senior high school and freshman level college curricula. Written by teams of college and university faculty, subjects include biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering graphics, English, mathematics, and physics. Each test production team produces three tests of increasing levels of difficulty, 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 multiple-choice tests that range in length from 30 questions (computer science) to 100 questions (English).
The order of finish in the 300 Division: 1st - St. Anthony High School...2nd - St. Teresa High School...3rd - Cumberland High School...4th - Meridian High School...5th - Fisher High School...and 6th - Oblong High School.
St. Anthony students and how they finished Thursday, by category:
1st Place Tie - Maryann Saba
1st Place Tie - Alex Beesley
2nd Place Tie - Carly Spraul
3rd Place Tie - Suhyun Moon
1st Place - Ethan Rozene 
2nd Place - Ian Copple
3rd Place Tie - Maryann Saba
2nd Place Tie - Ian Copple
3rd Place - Jack Nuxoll
2018 WYSE Team member from St. Anthony include:
1. Aidan Bailey; English, Engineering Graphics
2. Alex Beesley; Biology, Math
3. Saidee Bushur; English, Chemistry
4.Olivia Clausius; Biology, English
5. Ian Copple; Math, Physics
6. Katie Kabbes; Chemistry, Biology
7. Suhyun Moon; Chemistry, Math
8. Jack Nuxoll; Math, Physics
9. Ethan Rozene; Math, Physics
10. Maryann Saba; Math, Biology
11. Carly Spraul; Biolgy, Math
12. McKenna Steineman; English, Engineering Graphics
13. Bryson Wall; Math, Chemistry
14. Ava Wegman; Math, English
15. John Hartke - alternate
16. Sophie Moore - alternate
The St. Anthony coaches are Joy Jones & Matthew Poston.