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GHS Students Place 9th in Illinois in Youth Science and Engineering

Tradition of Excellence Award goes to students who excel in science and engineering.

The Geneva School District 304's Tradition of Excellence Award goes to students who excel in any number of areas, from athletics to academics to community service.

But among the areas of excellence, there's something special about the categories of science and engineering. In a world where those two endeavors become increasingly important, and when American education is so often criticized for producing too few leaders, it is good to know that Geneva values and promotes science and engineering studies.

Geneva High School Associate Principal Doug Drexler announced the winners at Monday night's School Board meeting, but the memo came from Principal Tom Rogers.

"Together, these students distinguished themselves, our school and Geneva District 304," Rogers said in the memo.

Yes. Yes, they did.

The following WYSE (Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering) team members qualified to compete at the state competition held on April 5, at the University of Illinois and placed ninth overall.

  • James Bartusek
  • Brian Favis
  • Madeline Hazel
  • Kyle Kallhauge
  • Courtney Kein
  • Joshua Kilmer
  • Collin Lillibridge
  • Madison Olesen
  • Mia Schrilla
  • Grace Smith
  • Rachel Spitzig
  • Leah Walker
  • Christopher Warren
  • Carly Weddle

In addition, Joshua Kilmer placed second in Computer Science; and Kyle Kallhauge placed sixth in Engineering Graphics.

Mary Stith April 25, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Great job students, parents, and staff!
Bob McQuillan April 25, 2012 at 10:51 PM
It was great to see so many high school students honored. Good luck to all as they more on to their next experience in the field of science & engineering.
Beth Bales April 26, 2012 at 02:38 PM
The team includes all four of the GHS National Merit finalists. Great job, students.

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