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Marquette Catholic's ACES Academic Challenge Team Excels At State Meet

April 23 2022 9:20 AM | updated April 20 2022 4:41 PM

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ALTON - Marquette Catholic's ACES Academic Challenge Team, led by John Walters, returned home from state competition with several winners this past week.

Regional medal winners from left to right back row: Peter Walsh 2nd Bio, Will Schwartz 1st Chem, Skylar Schuster 2nd Chem, Dre Davis 1st Physics, Nathan Bennett 2nd Physics.

Front row: Nina Walters, 2nd Math, 2nd Chm, Elizabeth Guenther 3rd Math, Emma Bohannon 1st Biology.

Of Special note;

Nina Walters took second place in both chemistry and math at Sectionals while Skylar Schuster was first in chemistry.


Academic Challenge (formerly, WYSE) is a test-based competition for high school students bridging the gap between secondary and college-level academics in the following subject areas:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Graphics
  • English
  • Computer Science

Eastern Illinois University will be operating the 2022 Academic Challenge during the spring semester.  Each team member will take 40-minute tests in two of the above subject areas.