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Oilers Come Up Big at WYSE for 2nd Year in a Row!

posted Feb 9, 2017, 6:47 AM by John Pearson

Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Academic Challenge is a test-based competition hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  East Alton-Wood River High School takes a team of 14 students that compete in subject area tests in English, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, and Engineering Graphics.  Lewis and Clark Community College hosts the regional competition and schools or individuals can advance to sectional and state level competitions.

In 2017, a team made up of seniors: Brenden Allen, Victoria Kallal, Mackenzie Munn, Brayden Stone, Andrew Cline, Marissa Morrison, Lauren Robinson, Haley Shewmake, and juniors: Xavier Collman, Anthony Ellison, Zachary Kinkade, Rachel Staten, Emily Wilder, and Chase Wallendorff placed third in the 700-Division at the regional.  Anthony Ellison earned a 2nd place medal in Physics, which qualifies him to move on to the sectional competition.

In 2016, a team made up of seniors: Caleb Bentley, Ally Covington, Tori Covington, Sam Fillop, Colin Gibbons, Lori Hickerson, Candace Keeton, Haley Kerpan, and juniors:  Brenden Allen, Chris Bast, Zac Hudson, Victoria Kallal, Mackenzie Munn, and Brayden Stone placed third in the 700-Division at the regional.  Chris Bast earned a third place medal in Computer Science.

Here is last year's team photo:

Congrats to our great students and thanks to Mrs. Parmentier for the copy and the photos!