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Students compete at the Academic Olympics

posted Mar 3, 2015, 11:02 AM by Unknown user

Pratt Community College welcomed CSHS students, as well as competitors from many other schools, competing in the Academic Olympics Feb. 23. From Conway Springs, 42 students traveled to Pratt to compete, as well as 14 others who sent in projects to be judged in categories such as photography, poetry and drawings. Students competed by taking timed tests over a variety of subjects, including biology, US government, and auto mechanics.

“The tests (that I took) were fairly easy, except for the English one,” senior Nora Hartman said.

Placing is based first by the number of correct answers, and tiebreakers go to the student with the fastest completion time.

Few Conway Springs students placed first in their subjects.

“I was upset that Trinity beat me in Business Math,” Hartman said.

As a whole, Conway Springs did not place in the top three, according to English teacher Kristy Martin. Competition was tough, as many CSHS students attending the Olympics for the first time found out.

“The Olympics were interesting,” freshman Matthew Monsion said. “I had a good time hanging out with friends. I’m absolutely ready to compete next year.”

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Many students competed at the Pratt Academic Olympics Feb. 23. This is the second time in recent years that students have competed at the Olympics.