The Edwards County ACES team took 1st place out of 7 teams at the Regional Academic Challenge in Engineering and Science competition, held at Olney Central College on Wednesday, Feb. 5. The team will advance to Sectionals at Eastern Illinois University on Mar. 12. Individual team winners were:
Biology-1st, Jack Krouse, 2nd, Sam Speir
Chemistry-1st, Eli Berger, 3rd, Cole Fishel
Computer Science-tied 2nd, Max Short and Landon Greatline
Engineering Graphics-1st, Molly Swardstrom
Math-1st, Jack Krouse
Physics-1st, Landon Greatline, 3rd, Alex Fegatelli
Other team members include: Andrew Rotramel, Audrey Rotramel, Aaron Brown, Hannah Taylor, Zoe Barnes and Max Fieber. The team is coached by ECHS Math Instructor Janette Zurliene. ACES replaces the competition formerly known as WYSE.