Students begin preparing for the competition at the beginning of the school year, and each year the academic events are centered on a specific country. This year, the country that many of the scholastic events would be focused on was Australia. The team finished with a score of 3494.6, which puts them at about a 50/50 chance of advancing to state level competition. Results will be officially posted and the school will find out if they advanced in about a week and a half.
“I am very proud of the team and the great gains we made this year,” team coordinator Lisa Staup said. “I am looking forward to finding out next week whether we advance or not, but in the meantime we will compete in academic world quest and start to work on some topics that don’t change from year to year and begin writing next years speeches.”