Congratulations to our "Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering" (WYSE) team on their sectional victory last week at Northern Illinois University. WYSE is an international program headquartered at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offering an annual Academic Challenge competition. A perfect score of 500 points earned our EA team first place out of eleven schools in their Division. The win advanced the Hilltoppers to the State Championship on April 18.
The team swept medals in three subject areas.
- Biology: 1st Prudhvie Gudapati, 2nd Karan Gowda, 3rd Pranav Sai
- Chemistry: 1st Simon Balisi, 2nd Prudhvie Gudapati, 3rd Bryan Leng
- Computer Science: 1st Ben Simon, 2nd Karan Gowda, 3rd Simon Balisi
Also earning medals were Amelia Deering (English 2nd Place), Eddie Joyce (Math 2nd Place, and William Wang (Math 1st Place and Physics 1st Place). Additional members of WYSE are: Madigan Boborci, Sharene Gould Dulabaum, Alex Mead, Caitlin Sharma, and Henry Stone.