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Sandburg to Host WYSE Academic Challenge Feb. 7 in Galesburg

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Feb. 4, 2013
GALESBURG—Students from 12 area high schools will take part in the Worldwide Youth in Science & Engineering (WYSE) Academic Challenge at 10 a.m. Feb. 7 at the Fine Arts Theater in Building F on the Main Campus of Carl Sandburg College, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg.


Juniors and seniors from 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 grant — a full-tuition scholarship for a full-time student at Sandburg — for the 2013-2014 academic year. Each school also will receive talent grants 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 18 at Knox College in Galesburg.


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