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2015 WYSE Academic Challenge at SCC

Shawnee Community College

Shawnee Community College hosted the annual WYSE Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering) Academic Challenge on February 5, 2015. The challenge has been an annual event in Illinois schools since 1975. The WYSE Academic Challenge is an opportunity to challenge the area's brightest high school students in the subject areas of biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering graphics, English, mathematics, and physics.

Each school sends a team of 14 members and each student takes two multiple-choice tests ranging from 30-100 questions each. Schools are separated into divisions based on total enrollment; schools only compete against other schools within their division. Division 700 contains schools with 301-699 students and Division 300 contains schools with 300 or less students.

The Division 300 schools include Century High School, Goreville High School, Joppa High School, Dongola High School, Cobden High School, Cairo High School, Shawnee High School, Meridian High School, and Egyptian High School. The Division 500 schools include Massac County High School, Anna Jonesboro High School, and Vienna High School.

Overall the Division 300 team winners were Century High School with a first place score of 480.8, Goreville High School with a second place score of 436.6, and Joppa High School with a third place score of 433.5. The Division 700 team winners were Massac County High School with a first place score of 473.4, Anna Jonesboro High School with a second place score of 461.6, and Vienna High School with a third place score of 382.7.

Event Coordinator, Lori Armstrong of SCC stated, "The college has been proud to host this event for over 25 years. It is a pleasure to have so many of our areas brightest students on our campus to test their knowledge in college-level coursework".

For more information regarding SCC's WYSE Competition, please contact Lori Armstrong at 618-634-3313 or

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