St. Peter students earn top academic title at contest

 
Updated 5/31/2013 9:45 PM
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  • Students from St. Peter Lutheran School, in Arlington Heights. The school brought home top honors in social studies at the recent Walther High School Academic Triathlon.

    Students from St. Peter Lutheran School, in Arlington Heights. The school brought home top honors in social studies at the recent Walther High School Academic Triathlon. Courtesy of Patti Thomas

Submitted by Patti Thomas

St. Peter Lutheran School, in Arlington Heights, recently participated in the annual Academic Triathlon at Walther Lutheran High School, in Chicago.

The competition consisted of area private schools fighting for top honors in social studies, math and science.

St. Peter's fifth through eighth grade students competed in the social studies and math events at the triathlon, earning the "Overall Champion" title in social studies, along with winning high honors in math.

"We are so proud of our students and their achievement that resulted from this competition," said St. Peter principal Bruce Rudi. "Our teachers provide a comprehensive education that fosters a thirst for learning in the classroom, and we're thrilled and honored to see our students reflect the benefit of that in this academic competition."

Details on St. Peter's academic champions:

• Overall school champions in social studies

• Overall grade level competition first place winners in social studies went to fifth-grader Trevor Schultz as well as sixth-graders Collin Ceryance and Scott Water, who tied.

• 43 students received awards in math and social studies.

For more information about St. Peter Lutheran School, visit, www.stpeter-ah.org or call (847) 253-6638.

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