Columbus High School recently took first place in the Capitol Conference Academic Bowl competition. Teams of 15 students with representatives from grades 9-12 competed in both individual and team tests in the areas of English, Science, Social Studies, and Current Events. Columbus took first place, 39 points ahead of second-place Watertown Luther Prep, and Belleville finished third. Schools from both the Capitol North and Capitol South participated.
Top individual finishers for Columbus included: Trey Hensler, first in Biology; Ben Waldo, tied for first in U.S. History, Frank Roelke, tied for second in Biology; Isaac Kianovsky, second in Chemistry; Karson Klink, tied for second in Physical Science; Brett Scraufnagel, tied for second in U.S. History; Jaden Buske, second in Geography; Austin Lietha, third in Geography; and Lauren Kirchberg, tied for third in English 12.