Students compete in Science and Engineering contest

Thirty St. Joseph-Ogden High School students showed their smarts in the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Regional this past weekend at Parkland College.
The contest is directed towards English and Science, said advisor Bob Glazier.
Glazier said the kids that participate in the contest are self- motivated.
“We don’t spend a lot ofttimes preparing for this as a group,” he said. “I have practice material they can request to work on.”
Glazier said they run the practice for the contest this way because the kids at St. Joseph-Ogden are just so busy.
“The kids have so much to do after school with practices or work that I don’t want to force them to practice this,” he said. “We are very laid back with it.”
The contest covers topics in math, physics, biology, chemistry, English, computer science and engineering graphics.
“We have been doing this for as long as I can remember,” Glazier said. “We do pretty well.  We seem to send at least one student to the state competition every year.”
Glazier said on the day of the contest students took two tests with a 15 minute break between the two tests. If they place first or second in their category they will advance to sectionals at Eastern Illinois University.

The results:

The team finished third overall. The following
students placed.  First and second place will advance to sectionals at EIU.
Mason Housenga--1st in Chemistry and 2nd in Math
Abby Schlueter---2nd in English
Nick Cagle--3rd in Chemistry
Bailey Wendt---3rd in English
Ben Setterdahl--3rd in Engineering Graphics and 3rd in Math
Nathan Walden---3rd in Computer Science


Students participating include:
John Acklin                                                        
Nick Boggs
Sarah Acklin                                                      
Kayla Canas
Alita Bachman                                                   
Liam Davis
Brooke Berry                                                    
Michael Foreman
Nick Cagle                                                        
Hannah Lewis
Adam Frerichs                                                 
Keely McCorkle
Rachel Gherna                                                 
Eve Owens
Mason Housenga                                             
Ben Reitmeier
Sydney Kelso                                                   
Adam Rose
Kenzie Pence                                                    
Abby Schlueter
Corynne Roberts                                               
Elizabeth Schluter
Jacob Shaw                                                       
Ben Setterdahl
Rylee Sjuts                                                        
Grant Siegmund
Bailey Wendt                                                     
Brianna Suits
Nathan Walden

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Wow I am very glad to see thos news. They did it prety well and no matter who wins and lose. Participation is the greatest things. This kinds of contest helps the students to improve their knowledge and confidence. It guides them to choose the courses according to their performance evaluation. Most university consider essay writing as a selection processes. A very best congrtas for every participents.

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