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Top Academic awards gained at MCC’s Inter-High Day PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 04 April 2013 16:24

Donald Hunt, of Wauneta-Palisade was one of 500 area students from 19 schools visiting the McCook Community College Campus Wednesday competing for more than $20,000 in scholarships and tuition credits as part of Inter-High Day. Hunt was one of eight students vying for a $500 scholarship in the welding competition, one of 28 academic categories. (Courtesy Photo)


Three Wauneta-Palisade students brought home honors from the annual MCC Inter-high day held Wednesday, March 27.

Ellie Lee (Algebra), Matthew Holmes (Fire Science) and Paul Behrends (Music Theory) all placed in the top three of their division. The school also received recognition in Theater Improvisation.

Dundy County-Stratton, Quinter and Hitchcock County topped all schools Wednesday claiming academic division titles at the annual inter-high day competition on the McCook Community College campus.

These schools bested 16 others vying for top academic honors in 28 categories and more than $20,000 in scholarship at the Wednesday event, which in addition to testing showcased MCC’s academic programs with tours and demonstrations.

Dundy County-Stratton claimed the large school division over McCook and Arapahoe. Quinter placed first in Division 2 over Sutherland while Medicine Valley and Southwest tied for third. In the small-school division Hitchcock County bested Maywood and Wauneta-Palisade.

Area students took more than 500 tests with the top placers in each category earning $500 scholarships to Mid-Plains Community College. In addition, students placing in the top three in every test received medals and three free credit hours of summer classes.


Award winners:

Algebra 1 – 1. Ellie Lee, Wauneta-Palisade; 2. Kyle Biggs, Hitchcock County; 3. Nicole Kent, Dundy County-Stratton.

Fire Science: 1. Coy Clark, Dundy County-Stratton; 2. Rashaan Harness, Sutherland; 3. Matthew Holmes, Wauneta-Palisade.

Music Theory – 1. Emily Fitzsimmons, Southwest; 2. Paul Behrends, Wauneta-Palisade; 3. Natalie Kent, Dundy County-Stratton.

Theater Improvisation – 1. Quinter, McCook, Wauneta-Palisade.



DIVISION 3 – 1. Hitchcock County; 2. Maywood; 3. Wauneta-Palisade.