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Students place first at Academic Olympics

posted Mar 8, 2017, 11:02 AM by Unknown user

Conway Springs High School students showed their intellectual prowess at the Pratt Academic Olympics on Feb. 27. A total of 54 students from all four classes competed in areas including American History, English, Geometry, Musicianship, Photography, Physics, Poetry, Spanish, Sports Writing, Wildlife Management, and Welding.

“I like how the Academic Olympics has a variety of different skills that students can show off,” senior Mary Berntsen said.

Twelve students placed at Academic Olympics, with eight being first place recipients, three students receiving second place and four students who placed third. Seniors Marian Ast, Mary Berntsen, Chloe Henderson, Jessica Mies, and Dennis Zoglmann; juniors Makenna Beesley, Olga Diaz, Ben Neises, Amanda Smith, and Tyler Starks; sophomore Cooper Boyles and freshman Wyatt Schulte placed in areas including Ag Mechanics, Business Math, English, Poetry, Psychology, Spanish and Sports Writing.

“I felt good, and I was very pleased with the outcome,” Boyles said, who placed second in Wildlife Management.

Conway Springs High School also received 1st place Overall in the large school division.

“I think it was a neat experience for kids to be tested on things that they aren’t usually tested on,” English teacher Kristy Martin said.