MENU

WYSE enough for state

State+bound%21+The+Meridian+WYSE+team+is+going+to+state+for+the+first+time+in+ten+years.+%22The+last+year+our+entire+team+qualified+was+2007%2C%22+states+Ms.+Johnson.+They+will+be+competing+on+April+18+at+the+University+of+Illinois.
State bound! The Meridian WYSE team is going to state for the first time in ten years.

State bound! The Meridian WYSE team is going to state for the first time in ten years. "The last year our entire team qualified was 2007," states Ms. Johnson. They will be competing on April 18 at the University of Illinois.

Ms. Johnson

Ms. Johnson

State bound! The Meridian WYSE team is going to state for the first time in ten years. "The last year our entire team qualified was 2007," states Ms. Johnson. They will be competing on April 18 at the University of Illinois.

Austin Mendenhall, Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






On March 8, the Meridian WYSE team competed in sectionals at Eastern Illinois University. They had two individuals place, Jake Ripple in graphics and Kyler Kantor in chemistry. However, the whole team got a surprise.

Meridian is in a division with small schools that competed at Eastern. Eastern then, sent the top three teams on to the state championship. “They have so many division three schools that the state wanted Eastern to send the top four teams because of the number of schools competing,” states WYSE coach, Ms. Johnson. “We just made it. We weren’t second or third, but we did it.” Meridian was the fourth team. “I was very shocked, I didn’t know they allowed the fourth place team to advance,” said Ripple.

In addition to that surprise, there is another. Meridian has had students place and go to state before, but the last time the whole team went, was over ten years ago. “The last year our entire team qualified was 2007,” stated Ms. Johnson, “It was really exciting, you would have thought we got first at sectionals that day.”

Ms. Johnson added that there is no single person carrying the team. She says that everyone does their part and contributes to the overall team score.

The team will go to the University of Illinois on April 18 to compete in the state tournament.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • WYSE enough for state

    News

    Meridian Daily writes for Blue Mound Leader

  • WYSE enough for state

    News

    Grant helps Meridian students understand new advances in biological research

  • WYSE enough for state

    News

    Class dues: Q&A with Hurelbrink

  • WYSE enough for state

    News

    Four whistle blasts lead Meridian band to new season

  • WYSE enough for state

    News

    Meridian smiles for the 25th time

  • WYSE enough for state

    News

    Meridian High School ribbon cutting

  • WYSE enough for state

    News

    New faces

  • News

    Digital trophy case

  • WYSE enough for state

    News

    MHS earns Safe Sports School Award

  • WYSE enough for state

    News

    Meridian Moments adds to the yearbook

The student news site of Meridian Senior High School
WYSE enough for state