MHS students who won in their divisions are back l to r, Caitlynd Krosch, Sam Simons, Kirstyn Fiala, Kyle Clement, Alan Ames, and Tamisen Ames. Front, Clayton Keck, Cassie Beckett, Cassandra Coss, Kristi Steptoe, Kendra Krosch, and Trey Waldrop. Not pictured: Wyatt Strasburg.
MHS SENIORS WHO participated in the Quiz Bowl are, l to r, Sam Simons, Kirstyn Fiala, Cassandra Coss and Kyle Clement.
Miller High School hosted an Academic Challenge March 20, with seven area schools participating.
Schools participating, in addition to Miller, were Sunshine Bible Academy, Hitchcock-Tulare, Redfield, Bowdle, Highmore-Harrold and Wessington Springs.
Miller placed first overall in the Academic Challenge, with a team score of 710, and also first in the Senior Quiz Bowl.
There were 29 categories in the challenge, from which the students could choose. Scores were determined by points earned.
The following MHS students placed in the first three spots: World History – Trey Waldrop, first; U.S. Government – Sam Simons, third; English literature – Kirstyn Fiala, first, and Cassandra Coss, third; Ag Mechanics – Sam Simons, third; Biology – Kendra Krosch, third; Anatomy – Cassandra Coss, first; Art – Kirstyn Fiala, first; Algebra I – Clayton Keck, first, and Tamisen Ames, second; Geometry – Kendra Krosch, first; Senior Math – Alan Ames, second; Economics – Sam Simons, first; Psychology – Kirstyn Fiala, first; Grammar I – Trey Waldrop, first, and Tamisen Ames, second; Grammar II – Kristi Steptoe, first, and Cassie Beckett, third; Grammar IV – Cassandra Coss, first, and Caitlynd Krosch, second; Sports – Wyatt Strasburg, first.
Other MHS participants were Shelby Lingscheit, Nathan Bertsch, Kholten Werdel, Christina Koeck, Tia Pawlowski, Daxton Diede, Brendan Letsche, Luke Simons, Paul Waring, Natalee Kolda, Tanner Cain, Devon Gnat, Clayton Keck, Jamie Mentzer, Jenna Heilman, Austin Schaff, Kyle Clement, Jonni Blake, Sylvia Wieseler, Ashley Bertsch, Drew Beilke and Danica Fanning.
Sunshine Bible Academy, rural Miller, placed fourth as a team. Individuals who placed in the top three were: World Geography – Staci Seaman, second, and Isaac Clark, third; U.S. Government – Philip Seaman, first; Biology – Daniel Seaman, first; Chemistry – Erin Rogers, first; Physics – Brady Brockel, first; Geometry – Gina Park, third; Senior Math – Justin Ryu, first and Daniel Pedersen, third; Grammar I – Staci Seaman, third; Grammar III – Erin Rogers, first, and Allison Deal, second; Grammar IV – Brady Brockel, third; Sports – Daniel Pedersen, second; Music – Andrew Shumake, second.
Other SBA participants were Cassie Beckwith, Heather Deal, David Paul, Ethan Hammer, Elissa Stiegelmeier, Sarah Pedersen, Samantha Rogers, Reagan Erickson, Mikeal Desta, Chidima Egevvoh, Isaac Clark, Jaden Brockel, DJ Beckwith and Kaylee Goeringer.
The event was organized by Marissa Resel, chairperson, and Lisa Anson, Linda DeBoer, Andrea Fiala, Kathy Harvey and Sherry Rembold.
Retired teachers and other community members volunteer to proctor the tests.