On Thursday, Feb. 9 the ROWVA WYSE Team competed at the Carl Sandburg – North regional Academic Challenge competition in Galesburg. While the team narrowly missed an opportunity to advance to the sectional round, they received the third place trophy for Division 300, behind first place Spoon River Valley High School and second place Williamsfield High School. The top two teams advance to the next round. Williamsfield edged ROWVA by just 2.8 points, 454.6 to 451.8. Four individuals placed first or second for ROWVA and earned an individual trip to the sectionals. Placing first and second in English were Maggie Dickinson and Libbie Rammage, respectively. In mathematics, Colton LaGrow tied for first place, while Jack Craig tied for second to also advance. The sectional contest will be held March 14th at Knox College, also in Galesburg.
ROWVA WYSE Coach
Colton LaGrow Libbie Rammage Jack Craig Maggie Dickinson
2017 ROWVA WYSE Team: Front, l to r, Maggie Dickinson, Whitney Koss, Amber Johnson, Madelyn Main, Libbie Rammage. Second row, Noah Bledsoe, Christian Stuart, Jack Craig, Kyle Campagna, Nate Peters, Sean Welch. Back row, Grace Johnson, Bryce Selman, Colton LaGrow, Nicole Brown.
Jack Craig and Libbie Rammage, ROWVA Illinois State Scholars
2 ROWVA seniors named State Scholars
Oneida - Two ROWVA High School seniors, Jack Craig and Libbie Rammage, have been named 2017-2018 Illinois State Scholars.
Based on their exceptional class rank and ACT scores, these seniors have been named among the top academic students in the state. There is no application to complete for the State Scholar Program; standardized test scores and performance-based academic data reported by the high school are key factors in the formula used to determine eligibility.
ROWVA High School counselor, Jennifer Lair, provided necessary information including the sixth semester class rank. Sixth semester is defined as the third semester prior to graduation, which is typically the end of a student's junior year, summer term not included.
Illinois State Scholars are chosen specifically from ACT or SAT scores, and from the class rank as of their sixth semester of high school, after their junior year but before senior year.
The high school counselor submits information to ISAC for the selection process and the high school receives a Certificate of Achievement for each State Scholar. During December, 2016, qualified Illinois high school students are designated as 2017-2018 State Scholars (i.e. high school seniors who will be college freshmen during the 2017-2018 academic year). Congratulatory letters from ISAC have been mailed to Scholars, and a Certificate of Achievement for each Scholar has been mailed to high schools for the Academic Awards Ceremony.
S.A.R. Good Citizenship Award
Kyle Campagna is the 2016-2017 recipient of the S.A.R. Good Citizenship Award at ROWVA High School. Selection of the award winner is based on the qualities of dependability, leadership, service and patriotism.
While a student at ROWVA, Kyle has been involved in cross country, track, WYSE and First Robotics. He plans to go to college in the fall to major in Physical Therapy. Kyle is the son of Karin and Chris Campagna of Oneida.
D.A.R. Good Citizenship Award
Libbie Rammage is the 2016-2017 recipient of the D.A.R. Good Citizenship Award at ROWVA High School. Selection of the award winner is based on the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. This award is sponsored by the Spoon River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
While a student at ROWVA, Libbie has been involved in football and basketball cheerleading, National Honors Society, Humane Society Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, HOBY, WYSE and Student Council. She has also served as class officer and social media intern. She is the daughter of Amy and Chris Rammage of Wataga. In the fall, she plans to attend a four-year university to major in Human Communications and Organizational Leadership with a minor in Spanish.