Okawville High School finished first in the small school division of the Annual Academic Challenge held at Kaskaskia College on Feb. 3. Seventeen district high schools were in competition in the areas of biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering graphics, English, math, and physics. Front row, from left: Zachary Middendorff (3rd place – computer science), Erica Rulevish, Macey Wienstroer, Rachel Recker (2nd place – engineering graphics), Katy Roe, Morgan Kampwerth and Tyler Riechmann (2nd place tie – chemistry). Second row: Mallory Unverfehrt, Jessie Klasing (3rd place – chemistry), Parker Lester (3rd place – math), Emily Bening, Tiffany Thompson, Meg Schnoeker (2nd place tie – chemistry), Nicole Meyer and Kendall Lintker. Back row: Noah Frederking, Logan Thomas (3rd place tie – engineering graphics), Jordan Oakley, Chance Mattingly (1st place – chemistry), Fiona Winkel, Russel Rodely (3rd place – biology) and Shawn Rodely.