OTHS students excel at SWIC academic challenge

(Photo by James Bressendorff, SWIC)

O’Fallon Township High School students recently won first place in the Unlimited Division of the Academic Challenge sectionals held at the Southwestern Illinois College Belleville Campus. 

O’Fallon team members include: from left, first row, Stephen Monson, Julia Gundlach, Lucas Biehn, Nick Spihlman, Hannah Caraway, Sara Rizzoli, Connor Bleisch; second row, James Kelly, David Hur, Grant George, Blaine Gittner, Milee Patel, Kathryn Kim and Jen Zhao. 

Monson won first place in Varsity Biology and second place in Varsity Physics; Rizzoli won second place in Varsity Biology and third place in Varsity Mathematics; Zhao won third place in Varsity Biology; Biehn won first place in Varsity Chemistry and Varsity Physics; Kim won second place in Varsity Chemistry; Spihlman won third place in Varsity Chemistry; Bleisch won first place in Varsity Computer Science and first place in Varsity Engineering Graphics; Gittner won second place in Varsity Mathematics; Kelly won first place in Varsity Computer Science; Hur won second place in Varsity Computer Science and third place in Varsity Physics; George won first place in Varsity English and Varsity Mathematics; and Patel won second place in Varsity English. 

Students competed in timed tests in Math, English, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Engineering Graphics and Computer Science.