MCC names winners of high school WYSE 2016 competition
Marian Central High School, Prairie Ridge High School, Barrington High School and Luther North College Prep were the top winners in four divisions in the 2016 McHenry County Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering competition, hosted recently by McHenry County College.
In Division 300, Luther North College Prep was the only competitor. In Division 700 (enrollment under 700), Marian Central took first place and Johnsburg took second. In Division 1500 (with 701 to 1,500 students), Prairie Ridge finished first, Richmond-Burton finished second and Woodstock North finished third. In Division Unlimited (enrollment greater than 1,500 students), Barrington finished first, Crystal Lake South finished second and Crystal Lake Central finished third. The first- and second-place teams qualify for the sectionals in March in Vernon Hills.
In total, 15 area high schools participated with more than 300 students competing for top scores in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering graphics, English, math, and physics. The Academic Challenge is a competitive series of tests created and administered by WYSE and offered to high school students in Illinois and Missouri. The tests are offered by more than 50 community colleges and universities and are designed to present a challenge to the brightest students.
Test material is drawn from senior high school and freshman level college curricula and is written by teams of college and university faculty. Students compete as individuals and as part of a team, when their school fields a team; they have 40 minutes to complete multiple-choice tests that range in length from 30 questions in computer science) to 100 questions in English.
These individuals will advance to sectionals.
Advancing for Biology: Luther North College Prep with Andrew Dobia and Eleni Caprio
Advancing for Chemistry: Luther North College Prep with Andrew Dobria and Tiffany Blacklidge
Advancing for Computer Science: Luther North College Prep with Mitchell O'Connell, Matthew Laverty, and Steven Zanders
Advancing for Engineering Graphics: Luther North College Prep with Matthew Laverty and Mitchell O'Connell
Advancing for English: Luther North College Prep with Amanda Jablonka and Ben Heinz
Advancing for Math: Luther North College Prep with Ben Liu and Vivian Zhou
Advancing for Physics: Luther North College Prep with Ben Liu and Vivian Zhou
Advancing for Biology: Johnsburg High with Isabel Dunn, QinQin Yang and Alex Anderson; and Marian Central High with Joseph Noonan
Advancing for Chemistry: Marian Central High with Hannah Gillespie, Andrew Payton and Shane Redman
Advancing for Computer Science: Marian Central High with Brougan Edwards and Dean Limosnero
Advancing for Engineering Graphics: Johnsburg High with Logan Andersen and Kain Norton
Advancing for Biology: Prairie Ridge High with Joey Russell; Richmond-Burton Community High with Alden Filko and Jeremy Gallegos
Advancing for Chemistry: Marengo Community High with Jakob Mitchell and Nick Woodhouse
Advancing for Computer Science: Richmond-Burton Community High with J.R. Gomoll and Calen Resh; Woodstock North High with Ryan Hanson
Advancing for Engineering Graphics: Woodstock North High with William Taylor; Richmond-Burton Community High with Dru Snider
Advancing for English: Prairie Ridge High with Lucas O'Hanian and Robin Kim
Advancing for Math: Prairie Ridge High with Annie Qui; and Richmond-Burton Community High with Chase Duncan, Lexi Gault and Calen Resh
Advancing for Physics: Prairie Ridge High with Kevin Karney and Tori Colthurst
Advancing for Biology: Barrington High with Rachna Shah, John Waldron and Emma Toth
Advancing for Chemistry: Barrington High with John Waldron; and Crystal Lake South High with Henry Wu