February 20, 2019–Eastern Wyoming College hosted the Wyoming Academic Challenge on February 16, 2019. Four Wyoming high schools sent seven teams to compete. The two to four-member teams participated in four rigorous rounds of competition. Questions ranged from current events, and mathematics to literature. Schools participating were: Cheyenne East, Douglas, Lovell, and Pine Bluffs.
Cheyenne East High School team placed first with a total of 710 points, those students are Jimi Hayes, Sydney O’Brien, and Alex Pachniak. Second place went to Pine Bluffs team # 1 with 570 points, those students are Greg Fornstrom, Reagan Pachel, Joey Romans, and Diana Sanchez. Third place went to Douglas High School with 395 points, those students are Damyn Peech, Christina Pellatz, Kyle Shearer, and Brayden Winn. Pine Buffs High School team #1 won the small schools division with 570 points.
The winning teams were presented with plaques and medals. Students on the overall first place team were presented with scholarships to attend EWC.
For more information about the Academic Challenge, please contact Casey Debus, at 307.532.8375.
Photo Caption: Pine Bluffs High School Team #1 placed 2nd at the Wyoming Academic Challenge held at EWC. Left to right: Greg Fornstrom, Diana Sanchez, Reagan Pachel, and Joey Romans