Lemont senior earns medal at WYSE Academic Challenge

LEMONT – Lemont High School senior Justin Stanwyck tied for fifth in the Engineering Graphics competition at the 2013 Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Academic Challenge State Finals held in April.

Last year, Stanwyck placed fourth overall in the same category, which matched the school’s previous best performance in the WYSE State Finals. Stanwyck advanced to the finals by tying for second in at the North Central College Sectional.

The Lemont team captured the regional competition at the University of St. Francis with a near-perfect team score of 499.1 points in Division 1500. The squad won titles in six of seven categories in regional competition.

Senior Sarah Reaves and freshman Misbah Chagpar shared first-place honors in the Biology category, while Lynn Stanwyck won both in Chemistry and Mathematics. Seniors Szymon Krzeptowski-Mucha and Paul Rachwalski captured the Engineering Graphics and Computer Science categories, respectively, while freshman Spenser Bailey prevailed in English.