Our Students are Well-Prepared for High School

Post date: Mar 10, 2015 7:52:15 PM

Congratulations to the more than 200 8th grade students who were recently accepted into their high school of choice and will soon be completing their elementary school career at our 8 Federation schools. Students who graduate from our Federation schools are well prepared for the next step in their educational career. Here are some great examples of how our students are thriving at our local Trinity Catholic High School:

Trinity Catholic students compete in Chemistry contest

A pair of teams from Trinity Catholic High School competed in the Battle of Burets Chemistry contest February 26 at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Senior Alan Scheibel (St. Angela Merici) and junior Xavien Walker (Hazelwood West Middle) finished 10th out of 17 teams from and juniors Nicole Jedding (St. Rose Philippine Duchesne) and Yen Quach (St. Norbert) would up sixth out of 17 teams. Each team had to perform a chemistry experiment within a time limit.

Trinity Catholic duo shines in Engineering competition

Trinity Catholic seniors Chris Payeur (Sacred Heart) and Jacob Klump (Christ Light of the Nations) placed second out of 25 teams at the Truss Bridge Civil Engineering competition held February 28 at St. Louis University. The pair’s model bridge supported more weight before failure than any other team in the competition, however Payeur and Klump missed first place narrowly because of the final efficiency calculations. Also competing for Trinity Catholic were juniors Sam Araujo (St. Norbert) and Michael Schaller (Christ Light of the Nations); juniors Nick Noonan (Sacred Heart) and Ben Sanfilippo (St. Angela Merici); junior Matt Quick (Christ Light of the Nations) and senior Nick Wuelling (St. Rose Philippine Duchesne); seniors John Hilmes (St. Ferdinand) and Matt O’Donnell (St. Rose Philippine Duchesne); juniors Devin Collins (St. Norbert) andNick Wallace (St. Rose Philippine Duchesne) and juniors Jackson Compas (Christ Light of the Nations) and Grant Fisher (Christ Light of the Nations.

Trinity Catholic WYESE teams moves to state finals

In the Sectional round of the Worldwide Youth in Science & Engineering (WYSE) state tournament March 6 the Trinity Catholic team finished second in the Small School Division. The runner-up finish pushed the Titans into championship round April 15 at Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla. Trinity Catholic finished behind Notre Dame and in front of Linn, Mo in the team rankings. Individually standouts for the Titans were seniors John Hilmes from St. Ferdinand (third in English and second in Physics), Alan Scheibel from St. Angela Merici (first in Physics and first in Chemistry), Dan Jedding from St. Rose Philippine Duchesne (third in Chemistry) and Matt O’Donnell from St. Rose Philippine Duchesne(first in Graphics); junior Nicole Jedding from St. Rose Philippine Duchesne (second in Math) and freshmen Kyra Walsh from St. Angela Merici (second in Computer) and Greg Hilmes from St. Ferdinand (first in Computer Science).