WHS Academic Bowl Team tops conference
The Waupaca High School Academic Bowl Team is tops in the conference.
Waupaca placed first of the eight Eastern Valley schools competing in math, science, social studies, language arts and current events. Fox Valley Lutheran placed second and Berlin, third.
Team members each take a written test in their specific subject area and then they compete on discipline-based teams in the oral portion of the event.
Waupaca placed a resounding first in both the written and oral competition. A total of 11 Waupaca students medaled by earning one of the top three scores in their subject areas on the written tests.
The medalists included: Emily Cummings, 3rd in grammar and spelling; Dakota Marlega and Emalee Myer tied for 3rd in short stories and poetry; Cole Pankratz, 2nd in Algebra II; Rob Durfee, 2nd in geometry; Cameron Calderon, 2nd in advanced math; Ryan Weise, 2nd in physics; Shane Olson, 1st in United States history; Doug Byers and Ellen Ryder tied for 2nd in geography; and Amanda Durfee placed first in world history.
This marks the first time in the Eastern Valley academic bowl history where Waupaca placed first.