ST. BEDE TAKES 1ST PLACE AT WYSE COMPETITION
St. Bede makes 1st place WYSE team second year in a row. The worldwide youth in science and engineering competition (WYSE) is a series of tests meant to determine the best and smartest youth in science and engineering. Test material is drawn from senior high school and freshman level college curricula. Written by teams of college and university faculty, subjects include biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering graphics, English, mathematics, and physics. Each test production team produces three tests of increasing levels of difficulty, regional, sectional and state finals.
Schools compete for best scores with teams of 12 students and also for individual student scores. The top two scores are taken in each category to move to regionals as is the top two scoring teams. This year St. Bede competed with the Division 300 schools which were Putnam County, Marquette, Midland, and LaMoille. The team of students won a 1st place trophy for the top cumulative score and they took home 10 medals for individuals placing 1st-3rd in the areas of Chemistry, English, Math, Computer Science, and Physics.
THE TOP PLACING STUDENTS WERE:
2nd Chemistry Maggie Daluga and Alex Dittmar
1st English Rory Dirks
2nd English Alex Dittmar
1st Math Maggie Daluga
2nd Math Ryan Edwall, Chris Sanchez, and Olivia Smith
3rd Computer Science & Physics Ken Wang
These students are the best in their categories out of the five schools in our region. “To summarize we did good. Best school in 300 divisions. It’s very exciting to have students from such great academic environments competing at this level. The sectional competition will be held on March 19th” stated St. Bede Chemistry Instructor Dan Fitzpatrick.