Meet the 2018 WYSE State Champions! The Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) team competed on Wednesday against 35 other schools in their division on the campus of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
They took tests in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Graphics, English, and Physics. The team placed 1st overall!
Individual medals were awarded in the following categories:
- Biology - 5th Sharene Gould Dulabaum
- Chemistry - 1st Haolin Liu, 2nd Karan Gowda, 3rd Candace Feng, 4th Neha Karna
- Computer Science - 1st Ben Simon. 2nd Pranav Sai, 3rd Simon Balisi
- Mathematics - 2nd Simon Balisi, 3rd Haolin Liu, 5th Ben Simon
- Physics - 3rd (tie) Richard Zhang and Prudhvie Gudapati
Additional WYSE members include: Madigan Boborci, Connor Jaworski and Danielle LaVigne. Congratulations to all competitors and to sponsor Jorge Sanchez on an outstanding season!
We hope you will help support the Elgin Academy Athletic Program by joining us for the 13th Annual Golf Classic on Monday, June 11th at the Golf Club of Illinois in Algonquin. This event, run by EA's Athletic Booster Club, kicks off at8:30 a.m. with a great day of golf and continues with dinner, raffles, and prizes.
If you are not a golfer you can still support our Hilltoppers by joining us for dinner, becoming a sponsor, or volunteering for the event. (volunteer information will be out soon) To register to golf or for more information and the event schedule visit our website.
Check Friday folders for the Summer Program brochure going home this week. Early registration discounts help make camp really affordable, but they expire soon. So, don't forget to register by May 1st to take advantage of this great offer.
Elgin Academy is offering Adventure Camp, Athletic programs, ACT/SAT Prep classes, STEM activities, Musical Theater Camp, and Enrichment programs this summer. Click here for more information.
Please join us for a reception celebrating the retirement of Bill Harris, Bobbie Nabor, Ann O'Neill, Sharon Shatkus, and Joe Stuart. Thursday, May 24, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Sears Gallery. Students, parents, faculty, trustees, alumni, and friends welcome. To RSVP, leave well wishes or share your favorite memory of our retirees click here.
Lower School Immersion is underway with a study of the land down under! This week students began participating in mix-grade level workshops for innovative lessons about many facets of Australia. For example, in one classroom students learned about the Great Barrier Reef and then began building a reef of their own from egg cartons, while in another classroom, under the supervision of a teacher, students cooked and then sampled a traditional Australian soup. In still another class, the students were making ceremonial rain sticks. There is so much to learn. It's a good thing Immersion lasts a few weeks!