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Seated, left to right, is Lauren Kirchberg, Abigail Adams, Jaden Buske, Claire Westlake, Reese Vache. Standing, left to right, is Hannah Dahl, Frank Roelke, Isaac Kianovsky, Sam Kahl, Brett Schraufnagel, Karson Klink, Sam Coughlin, Ben Walso, Austin Lietha, Trey Hensler.

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.