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Battle of the brains

posted Jan 18, 2017, 8:51 AM by Unknown user

Conway Springs High School students are headed to the Olympics… the Academic Olympics, that is. The Pratt Academic Olympics will be Feb. 27 at Pratt Community College. Students from schools all around the region will compete in 58 categories, ranging from Accounting to Welding and Photography.  All schools can send up to two students per category, with the exception of some of the technical and agriculture categories, creative writing categories, and journalistic writing and photography categories.

“We still don’t have people for the acting: duet and solo, Computer Science, Computer Software, and Drawing categories,” English teacher Kristy Martin said.

If you would like to be in the drama or computer categories, talk as soon as possible to Mrs. Martin, who is coordinating everything for that day. If you want to send in a painting or drawing, talk to art teacher Cindy Mullen. There are also still openings in the creative writing and photography categories, and students interested in these should talk to Mrs. Martin or English teacher Tamara Salisbury.

“I was in the English test last year,” sophomore Audrey Doffing said. “The test was mostly grammar, and I got second place.”

There are two types of categories: on site and submitted. Students competing on site will be leaving school at 7:15 a.m. and heading to Pratt Community College to complete a test, with the exception of the Drama category, in which students perform. The categories are split into three sessions.

Submissions range from Drawing and Painting to Photography and are sent in early and judged on site at the critique sessions.

“I was in the Computer Science and Computer Software last year,” senior Kyle Phillips said. “Computer Software was easy for me, and I ended up getting third.”

Phillips is competing in General Science this year.

Last year, CSHS students placed first in their division.