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Villa Duchesne's championship science and engineering team consists of (from left, kneeling) Riann Colbert, Catherine Wagner, Sydney Sabino and Meghan Grojean; (middle row) Megan Pohl, Maggie Dorr, Rachel Arnold and Mary Hogan; (back row) Caitlin McMillan, Victoria Ip, Grace Hartenbach, Sophie Flotron, Kristen Buehne and Libby Phipps.  

Villa Duchesne’s high school team is first in the state in the medium-school division of the 2013 Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Academic Challenge. Individual Villa Duchesne students also medaled in chemistry, computer science, English and physics.

The state competition is sponsored each spring by Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla. The WYSE Academic Challenge is a competitive series of multiple-choice tests in seven subjects: biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering graphics, English, mathematics and physics.

Villa Duchesne seniors Rachel Arnold, Kristen Buehne, Riann Colbert, Sophie Flotron, Meghan Grojean, Mary Hogan, Megan Pohl, Sydney Sabino, and Catherine Wagner with juniors Maggie Dorr, Grace Hartenbach, Victoria Ip, Caitlin McMillin, and Libby Phipps bring home the first place trophy.