Local students place in CBH Academic Festival

MITCHELL – Approximately 200 students from Corsica-Stickney, Ethan, Kimball, Mitchell Christian, Mount Vernon, Plankinton, Sanborn Central, White Lake and Woonsocket attended the 22nd annual Custer Battlefield Highway Academic Festival at Dakota Wesleyan University Wednesday, April 5.
Nathan Linke of Woonsocket placed first in American History, and Koby Larson and Trent Kingsbury of Sanborn Central placed third and sixth, respectively.
In Biology, Woonsocket students Bailey Schmidt and Callie Bezpaletz placed first and sixth, respectively.
Katie Schmit of Sanborn Central placed sixth in Algebra I.
In Algebra II, Madi Moody of Sanborn Cenral placed fourth, and Aaron Linke of Woonsocket placed fifth.
Myah Selland placed fourth in American Government.
Kayla Olson of Sanborn Central placed fourth in Chemistry.
Sanborn Central student Sarah Morgan placed sixth in Geometry.
Byron Jessen, also of Sanborn Central, placed fourth in Literature IV and second in Physical Science.
Trent Kingsbury placed sixth in Physics.
In Advanced Senior Math, Myah Selland placed second and Nathan Linke placed fourth.
Koby Larson placed fourth in World Geography.
Each school can enter two students in each academic area’s test. Points are awarded to schools with students placing first through sixth in the competition. Four students from each school may enter the Quiz Bowl portion of the competition. When students answer a question correctly, they receive points; the school with the most points at the end of the competition wins.
Scholarships to attend DWU were awarded to winners who are juniors who rank first, second and third in qualifying competitions. Students can earn a $1,000 award with a first-place win and $500 if they are second and $250 if they place third.

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