CCDHS students do well at Academic Olympics

Star Staff
Friday, March 15, 2019

On Wednesday, March 6, 27 teams made up of 167 students from Miles City and surrounding area participate in the South East Montana Association of School Superintendents (SEMASS) Regional High School Academic Olympic competition at Miles Community College.

Three teams from Custer County District High School participated in the event. CCDHS students and their teams were Tate Reed, Kaylee Yeager, Troy Backes, Kailey Brimmer and Hannah Brence, Miles City Team A; Avery Hansen, Charlie Vermeire, Kyle Henning, Brandon Mitchell and Jayna Henning, Miles City Team B; and Claire Kloster, Cristian Dyba, Chaney LaPlante, Rachel Bell and Lauren Reinhart, Miles City Team C.

Team B placed 1st in overall written test results. Team A placed 3rd and Team C placed 11th, according to a CCDHS news release.

Students in Team B also earned their way to the championship match and took home the silver medals in the team oral rounds.

Individual results for the CCDHS students, by grade level, for the written test follow. The top 8 places received medals or ribbons.

Grade 12 — Brandon Mitchell, 1st place and a $250 scholarship check; Kyle Henning, 2nd place and a $250 scholarship check; and Tate Reed, 7th place.

Grade 11 — Charlie Vermeire, 1st place (and highest score overall for the written test); Hannah Brence and Chase Drange, 3rd place tie; and Kaylee Yeager, 5th place.

Grade 10 — Avery Hansen, 4th place; Rachel Bell, 7th place; and Kaden Kuchynka, 8th place.

Grade 9 — Gavin Taylor, 5th place; and Kailey Brimmer, 8th place.

Also participating in the oral rounds from CCDHS were Dawson Dyba, Matthew Nelson, Austin Urioste, Allie Wagner and Addie Walley.

Coaches for the CCDHS students are Patty Mott, CCDHS language teacher, and Denise Harvey, math and business teacher at CCDHS. Kael Hollowell, CCDHS history teacher, served as the scorekeeper on game day.