KHS’ Worldwide Youth in Science, Engineering team headed to State

By on March 29, 2013

KANELAND—Kaneland High School’s Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) team will head to state on Tuesday, April 9, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The team’s run began in February, when it received first place in the regional hosted by Waubonsee Community College. The team then took second place in the Northern Illinois University sectional.

Sharon Beck has served as WYSE team advisor since 1997. This is the second time her team has qualified for State.

The WYSE team includes: Tucker DeBolt (English, math), Kate Dray (chemistry, English), Chris Farrell (physics, English), Sean Flamand (physics, English), Kerri Groen (math, biology), Nicole Hanlon (English, biology), James Lim (math, physics), Beau Ott (physics, English), Mary Piazza (biology, chemistry), Muneed Rehman (biology, chemistry), Nathaniel Snyder (math, biology), Ryan Straughn (math, chemistry), Jordan Thelander (math, chemistry) and Ethan Witt (math, physics).