The annual Academic Challenge was held at Kaskaskia College on February 6. Fourteen district high schools were in competition in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Graphics, English, Math, and Physics. The Breese Central High School team finished in second place in the medium school competition.
Individual students from Central who won awards were:
Biology - Sydney Klemish, tie for 1st place and Mollie Johnson, 2nd place
Computer Science - Jake Liening, tie for 1st place; Jonathan Durbin, tie for 2nd place; Shane Caraker, tie for 2nd place
Engineering Graphics - Kolten Diesen, 3rd place
Physics - Shane Caraker, 1st place; Katherine Helmink, tie for 3rd place and Cooper Truong – tie for 3rd place.
Student Olivia Clark received a 6-credit hour scholarship to attend Kaskaskia College for high test scores.
Pictured are the participating Central students. 1st row - Clare Korkenmeier, Allison Elias, Joeseph Cirrincone, Sophia Kennett, Lauren Higgins, Sydney Klemish, Haley Heulemamn, and Sophia Bretz. 2nd row - Kaitlyn Kanpwerth, Cooper Truong, Kameron Sigler, Katie Helmink, Jonathan Durbin, John Koerkenmeier, Kolten Diegen. 3rd row - Landon Eversgerd, Shan Caraker, Mollie Johnson, Fletcher Vogt, Eden Rolves , Matthew Schroeder, Olivia Clark, Jake Lienine, and Camryn Hall.