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A team of Evanston Township High School students took 7th place at the state finals of the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) competition. The Illinois state finals were held April 13 at the University of Illinois in Champaign. Team members included ETHS seniors Benedict Brady, Maddie Carr, Emma Chanen, Loudon Cohen, Ben Foutty, Micaela Homer, John Hruska, Rachel Kornbluh, Nikolai Lenney, Justin Liao, Emma Maxwell, Henry McDonald, Nate Umbanhowar and junior Zane Kashner.
In addition, ETHS students earned individual medals at the WYSE competition: Benedict Brady (4th in math), Emma Chanen (4th in English), Ben Foutty (4th in chemistry), and Nikolai Lenney (5th in computer science).
The WYSE Academic Challenge is a statewide competition that administers a series of tests in biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, mathematics, and English to high school teams and individuals. The ETHS team, sponsored by ETHS teachers Mark Vondracek and Russ Kohnken, made it to the finals by winning their regional and sectional competitions.