WYSE 2012 TEAM PHOTOS
INA, Ill. - The brightest students from high schools across Rend Lake College District #521 converged on the campus in Ina last Thursday to put their skills to the test and see who advances to the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) sectional competition.
The annual Academic Challenge is one part of the international program WYSE, which is headquartered at the University of Illinois. RLC hosted the regional level of competition on Thursday where students were presented two, 40-minute testing periods that challenge their knowledge in an array of subjects. The tests will increase in difficulty with each round - regional, sectional and state finals.
Local high schools that competed in the RLC regional, by division, include (Division 300) Christopher, Sesser-Valier, Waltonville, Wayne City, Webber Township, Woodlawn and Zeigler-Royalton; (Division 700) Benton, Hamilton County and Pinckneyville; and (Division 1500) Mount Vernon.
Results can be found at http://www.rlc.edu/pressroom/newsstory.php?id=4595.
Benton - FRONT ROW, FROM LEFT; Tyler Thompson, Ethan Richardson, Joey Clinton, Tim Barnett and William Bonthron. MIDDLE ROW, FROM LEFT; Alex Clark, Derek Butler, Cyndi Garrett, Steven Wikel and Gavin Suver. BACK ROW, FROM LEFT; Sydney Morris, Brooke Jones, Valerie Repp and Emily Baburnich.
Waltonville - FROM LEFT; Daniel Halleran, Claire Pytlinski, Dylan McLean, Nathan Kabat, Jerrica Haley, Brandon Terrrien, Blake Tepovich, Courtney Kabat, Kaegan Mestel, Aaron McCoy, Alicia Kabat, Rachel Spotanski, Adam Kozuszek and Mallory Owens.
Christopher - FRONT ROW, FROM LEFT; Briar North, Jake Towers, Holly Valette, Scott Marchetti and RJ Kuh. MIDDLE ROW, FROM LEFT; Kevin Mercks, Kolten Pedigo, Tyler Dennison, Zach Boehl and Ethan Conner. BACK ROW, FROM LEFT; Thorn Hall, Rheanna Grizzell, Jamie Harris and Paige Corbitt.
Webber - FRONT ROW, FROM LEFT; Hannah Schrum and Jessica Crammer. SECOND ROW, FROM LEFT; Justis Tinsley, Kasara Clemons, Rebekah Ellis, Jake Felty and Sarah Ganieany. THIRD ROW, FROM LEFT; Blaze Rightnowar, Bret Collins and Connor Jackson. BACK ROW, FROM LEFT; Zach Corbett, Alexis Scott, Dacota Lorett and Noah Ilbery.
Sesser-Valier - FRONT ROW, FROM LEFT; Autumn Casten and Kelsey Burns. MIDDLE ROW, FROM LEFT; Drew Dorris, Hunter Sample, Tasha Doerr, Greg Jenkins and Jeron Lamczyk. BACK ROW, FROM LEFT; Morgan Stubblefield, Rachel Wylie, Cody Lingle, Peyton Robbins, Rachel Marlo, Kieran White and Ashley Peterson.
Zeigler-Royalton - FROM ROW, FROM LEFT; Andrew Reece, Cicely Lefler, Sarah Menz, Jesse Kays,Ashley Morgan and Jeffrey Pedigo. MIDDLE ROW, FROM LEFT; Chandra Weddle, Marissa Battaglia and Nichole Barton. BACK ROW, FROM LEFT; Alyssa Henderson, Bailey Battaglia, Rachel Hill, Rebekah Munaretto and Chelsea Vaughn.
Wayne City - FRONT ROW, FROM LEFT; Jacob Guy, Haden Smith, Christin Austin, Brittany Hedden, Trevor Pasley and Eric Alvis. MIDDLE ROW, FROM LEFT; Dylan Kenshalo, Billy Hatfield, Sam Sorensen and Arminius Caldwell. BACK ROW, FROM LEFT; Megan Slover, Kayla Burner, Jennifer Hall and Cody Manahan.
Mount Vernon - SITTING, FROM LEFT; Tyson Hill, Justin Mullins, Divya Merchant, Madison Walton, Rachel Bolerjack, Garrett Calvert and Lanie Conner. SECOND ROW, FROM LEFT; Bennett Lamczyk, Molly Rodgers, James Campise, Chelsea Nichols, Alex O'Neal, Savannah Estes, Victoria Skobel and Cory Gibson. THIRD ROW, FROM LEFT; Wyatt Beaty, Ceyshona Blackemore, Darean Mullins, Hannah Owens, Daniel Morrison and Cory Gibson. BACK ROW, FROM LEFT; Katie Anderson, Jordan Mayner, Austin Anderson and Jeffery Wright.