Wise students compete in WYSE



WYSE students wait to hear the results of the sectionals competition at NIU.

Anna Skog, Reporter

The Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) competition is a program based out of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and provides students the opportunity to compete by taking tests. The subjects tested include Biology, English, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. A few weeks ago, some of St. Edward’s own students competed in the Regional Competition in the 700 division, and all of them moved on to sectionals. Reno Domel took first in both Biology and English, Kyle Brown earned first in Mathematics, and Isaac Nordan and Izzy Nottolini received first in Chemistry and Physics respectively.

The Sectional WYSE Competition was held at Northern Illinois University (NIU) on March 2nd, 2017. St. Edward students took a bus out to DeKalb in order to participate in the competition. They spent the day taking tests, and stopped for lunch at the NIU cafeteria. Sebastian Mozdzen, a senior, took 3rd place in Mathematics within the 700 division. Anna Skog did not place, but qualified for State in English. Overall, the WYSE team had a successful run this year.