Academic Challenge (ACES) is  state-wide competition organized by Eastern Illinois University that tests student abilities in a variety of subject matters, including:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Math
  • Engineering Graphics
  • English
  • Computer Science
Team members take a computer-based test in two of the subject areas above, and those test scores are then compared to opponent schools.  Much like other events, the ACES State Series consists of regional, sectional, and then state level competitions.  The Musketeer ACES recently took 1st place in their sectional, and will next compete for a state title.  Congrats to the team, and also to the following individual medalists:
  • Hannah Sievers - Biology 2nd; English 2nd
  • Sam Easter - Biology 3rd; Computer Science 3rd
  • Max Rodenmeyer - Engineering Graphics 1st; Chemistry 2nd
  • Emilee Liefer - Chemistry 3rd; Computer Science 3rd
  • Aaron Frederick - Computer Science 1st; Engineering Graphics 2nd
  • Megan Henry - Computer Science 3rd
  • Bailey Fulton - English 1st; Math 3rd
  • Tyrus Carter - English 3rd
  • Addison Liefer - Math 1st; Physics 2nd
  • Katie Schneider - Math 2nd; Physics 3rd
  • Anna Wolter - Physics 1st; Math 3rd