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Students recognized for Academic Olympics

posted Apr 12, 2016, 9:45 AM by Makenna Beesley

More than 50 students participated in the Pratt Academic Olympics Feb. 22 for the third year in a row. Academic Olympics included various categories, including Ag Mechanics, American Government and Politics, Biology, Computer Science, Creative Writing, English I-IV, Musicianship, Painting, Photography, Physics, Psychology, Spanish 1 and 2, and World Geography.  All students that placed in the top three in each category were recognized with certificates during activity period March 30 in front of the student body.

“Almost half of the students placed, and we had two people place in almost every category, which is really good,” English teacher Kristy Martin said.

A total of 23 awards were given to 19 students: seniors John Andra, Anthony Becker, Liz Berntsen, Romi Huggins, Wesley Hullinger, Brandon Koch, Haley Kelly-Oakman,  Ashley O’Neal, and Ben Pauly;  juniors Bre Akiu, Marian Ast, Mary Berntsen, Jessica Mies, and Kyle Phillips; sophomores Makenna Beesley and Ben Neises; and freshmen Cooper Boyles, Audrey Doffing, and Molly Schmanke.

“I think I did well, since I placed third in Computer Science when I didn’t know a lot of it,” Koch said.

Doffing received second in English I (for freshmen).

“I’m hoping to go again since it was fun,” Doffing said. “I think I could do well again next year.”

Conway Springs High School also won first place overall as a school for Division I.



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