Local students winners at academic competition

Shawnee Community College recently hosted an annual Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering, WYSE, academic competition.

Eleven of the 12 high schools in the Shawnee Community College district participated in the competition.

In the competition, students took tests in various subjects. Awards were presented to students who earned the highest scores in each category.

Students from Union County high schools were among the winners at the competition.

The local winners, by categories, including the following students, as provided by the college:

Division 300

Biology: Katherin Mason, Cobden, tied for second.

Chemistry: Aubrey Fisher, Cobden, tied for first. Joseph Brumleve, Cobden, tied for second. Autumn McMahan, Shawnee, tied for third.

Engineering graphics: Nick Rose, Shawnee, tied for second.

Math: Jamison Cowart, Cobden, first. Chandler West, Cobden, second. Emily White, Joseph Brumleve and Mary Jane Cavaness, all from Cobden, tied for third.

Physics: Austin Warren, Shawnee, tied for second. Noah Walker, Cobden, tied for second. Chandler West, Cobden, third.

In Division 300, Cobden finished second as a team.

Division 700

Biology: Braden Benns, Anna-Jonesboro Community High School, second. Aiden Jacobs, Madison Johnston, both from A-J, tied for third.

Chemistry: Braden Benns, A-J, first. Bryn Keller, A-J, tied for second.

Computer science: Jakob Eddleman, A-J, first. Chloe Gamber, Madison Cunningham, both from A-J, tied for second.

English: Bryce Massey, A-J, first. Ashley Detering, A-J, third.

Math: Bryce Massey, A-J, first. Catie Mays, A-J, tied for third.

Physics: Jakob Eddleman, A-J, first. Bryn Keller, A-J, second.

In Division 700, A-J finished first as a team.

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