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The Clay County Advocate - Press-Flora, IL
  • OCC announces academic challenge contest winners

  • One hundred and eighty-three students from 14 area high schools participated in the 31st annual Academic Challenge contest at Olney Central College.


    The statewide event is sponsored by the University of Illinois.


    Division 300 schools competing this year were: Edwards County, Palestine, Oblong, Clay City, Hutsonville, North Clay, Red Hill and West Richland.


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  • One hundred and eighty-three students from 14 area high schools participated in the 31st annual Academic Challenge contest at Olney Central College.
    The statewide event is sponsored by the University of Illinois.
    Division 300 schools competing this year were: Edwards County, Palestine, Oblong, Clay City, Hutsonville, North Clay, Red Hill and West Richland.
    Division 700 schools were: Robinson, Newton Community, Mt. Carmel, East Richland, Flora and Lawrenceville.
    Trophies were awarded to the three teams with the highest scores in each division. Edwards County was the first-place winner in Division 300. Palestine placed second and Red Hill finished third. All three teams will advance to the next level. Robinson won in Division 700, with East Richland and Newton Community finishing second and third, respectively. Robinson and East Richland will advance to the next level of competition.
    Individual awards were also presented in each division. The award categories were Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Graphics, English, Mathematics and Physics.
    The individual winners were:
    Division 300
    Biology — First, Tyler Hawkey of North Clay; Tied for second, Morgan Healy and Collin Kincaid both of North Clay and William Miller of Edwards County; and Third, Clinton Rauch of Clay City
    English — First, Nick Hopkins of Red Hill; Second, Hanna Clifton of North Clay; and Third, Morgan Healy of North Clay
    Division 700
    Computer Science — First, Shuo Zheng of East Richland; Second, Jason Jones of East Richland; and Third, Eric Kline of Flora
    Engineering Graphics — First, Seth Harrison of Flora; Second, Jordan Hahn of East Richland; and Third, Bronson Shehorn of Flora
    The first-, second- and third-place finishers received medallions presented by OCC Foundation President Deborah Mitchell. Olney Central College Presidential Scholarships were awarded in Divisions 300 and 700 to the top two finishers in each area of competition.
    The first- and second-place finishers all advanced to the next level of competition as individuals if their team isn’t advancing.
    Coordinators for the event included OCC instructors Lisa Benson, Rob Mason and Laurel Cutright.
     
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