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Sandburg to Host WYSE Academic Challenge Feb. 13

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Feb. 7, 2014
GALESBURG—Students from 13 area high schools will take part in the Worldwide Youth in Science & Engineering (WYSE) Academic Challenge at 10 a.m. Feb. 13 inside John M. Lewis Gymnasium on the Main Campus of Carl Sandburg College, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg.

Juniors and seniors from Abingdon-Avon, AlWood, Bushnell-Prairie City, Farmington, Galesburg, Knoxville, Monmouth-Roseville, Rockridge, ROWVA, Sherrard, Spoon River Valley, United and East Moline United Township high schools will participate in the event, which is offered by more than 50 community colleges and universities in Illinois and Missouri. Material for the multiple-choice tests are drawn from senior high school and freshman level college curricula on subjects such as biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering graphics, English, mathematics and physics.

Each high school that enters a team of at least six students will receive a talent scholarship — a full-tuition scholarship for a full-time student at Sandburg — for the 2014-2015 academic year. Each school also will receive talent scholarships for subject winners in math, chemistry and English.

Individual winners will be recognized in each category, and schools will be recognized within their respective divisions, according to enrollment size. One student will be recognized as the overall individual champion. The top three finishers in each category will receive awards, and the top two will compete in the WYSE sectional competition March 17 at Knox College in Galesburg.

For more information, contact Tony Paris, regional site coordinator, at 309.341.5443 or