CARLINVILLE - On Thursday, Carlinville High School captured first in the 700 division of the Academic Challenge (ACES) Regional Competition. The event was co-hosted by CHS and Blackburn College. The 700 division consists of schools with enrollment between 300 and 700 students.

Roxana finished in second place, and East Alton-Wood River finished in third place.

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In the picture above are the Carlinville High team members:

Front Row: Clara Gray, Melanie Murphy, Madalynn Bloome, and Kayla Quarton

Back Row: Tomas Cottingham, Charlie Wilson, Zander Poe, Alex Scott, and Hayden Truax. Not pictured is Giampaulo Pascarella. The coaches are Jason Crowell, Darrin DeNeve, Chad Easterday, Ethan Klaffer, and Charlie Taylor.

The ACES contest is an academic contest based on students’ abilities in the areas of Mathematics, Computer Science, Biology, English, Physics, Engineering Graphics, and Chemistry. Each student chooses two subjects to focus on.

Individual honors earned by Carlinville were as follows:

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Mathematics: Hayden Truax—1st, Charlie Wilson—T 2nd, and Kayla Quarton—T 2nd

English: Madalynn Bloome—1st, Melanie Murphy—2nd, and Alex Scott—3rd

Chemistry: Charlie Wison—1st, Madalynn Bloome—2nd

Biology: Alex Scott—1st, Kayla Quarton—3rd

Computer Science: Zander Poe—3rd

Engineering Graphics: Zander Poe—1st, Tomas Cottingham—2nd

Physics: Clara Gray—1st, Hayden Truax—2nd

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