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ETHS Academic Challenge team wins regional competition

Feb 14, 2020  10:26am CT


The ETHS Academic Challenge team won their regional competition on February 7. ETHS will advance to one of the toughest sectional competitions in the state in March. 


The Academic Challenge is a state-wide competition run by Eastern Illinois University. Teams of 14 students compete in biology, chemistry, computer science, English, mathematics, and physics. Each student takes challenging exams in two of the subjects. The top two individual scores in a subject area are used to compute the team score.


ETHS students taking individual honors by subject area include:


Computer Science

Ezra Steinberg, 3rd place


Ally Hurd and Saige Severin, tied for 2nd place


Ezra Steinberg and Ronan Soni, tied for 2nd place

Jonah Doppelt, 3rd place
Brendan Long, 2nd place
Ronan Soni, 1st place


The ETHS team also included the following students: Joshua Ahn, Gillian Brown, Ana Glassman, Liz Krema, Oliver Leopold, Jacob Platnick, Ananya Visweswaran, and Alan Wang.