Matchpoints 2019

Matchpoints 2019

Posted On: 03/08/19

Kankakee High School won the Match Points trophy Feb. 22 in the 45th annual academic bowl competition sponsored by Kankakee Community College.
The team from Kankakee High School defeated Herscher High School in the finals to win the competition. On the way to the finals, Kankakee defeated Centennial Community High School.

As the first place winner, Kankakee received the $300 Match Points Scholarship. Members of the Kankakee team are Jennifer Wei, Neils Nickens, James Springer, Robert Pentuic, Quincy Young and Zachary Peeken. The Kankakee High School team is coached by Melissa Gregoire.

The Herscher High School team defeated Donovan High School and Bishop McNamara Catholic High School on the way to the finals. As runner‑up, Herscher received the $100 Match Points Scholarship. The Herscher team members are Luke Whalen, Simon Walthers, Ed Welsh, Nathan Joffe, Cade Batdorf, Gavin Markoff and Josh Winterroth. The Herscher High School team is coached by Jessie Rezba.

The team from Beecher High School won the consolation bracket, defeating Donovan High School and Centennial High School. As the consolation winner, Beecher also received a $100 Match Points Scholarship. Members of the Beecher High School team are Kristy Weisel, Melissa Stanevich, Robet Cappello, Emily Hayhurst, Hayden Brown, Emily Palmisano, and Jed Vergara. The Beecher High School team is coached by Robert Ogdon.


The Kankakee High School team won the Match Points Trophy. Shown here are (left to right): team members coach Melissa Gregoire, Jennifer Wei, Neils Nickens, James Springer, Robert Pentuic, Quincy Young and Zachary Peeken.
 

Kankakee High School 1st place


The Herscher High School team finished in second place. Shown here are (left to right): team members Luke Whalen, Simon Walthers, Ed Welsh, Nathan Joffe, Cade Batdorf, Gavin Markoff, Josh Winterroth and coach Jessie Rezba.


Herscher 2nd place
 


The Beecher High School team won the consolation bracket. Shown here are (left to right): team members Kristy, Weisel, Melissa Stanevich, Robert Cappello, Emily Hayhurst, Hayden Brown, Emily Palmisano, coach Robert Ogdon and Jed Vergara.

 

Beecher High School