The following students are members of the NEIU Academic Challenge Team from Carbondale Area Jr./Sr. High School for the 2017-2018 school year.

Seniors: Ashlynn Allison, Kaitlyn Savage, Christina Carachilo, Amelia Zazzera

Advisor: Mr. Chris Schuster

NEIU Academic Challenge is an exciting academic program sponsored by our local NEIU 19.

This competition is a high school academic challenge program for the public school districts, and parochial schools within the NEIU.

The program spotlights academically talented young scholars in area high schools.

NEIU Academic Challenge competition will take place at Penn State Worthington Campus on November 21.

I asked Christina how she feels about being selected to compete on the NEIU Academic Challenge Team and she responded, “It is an honor to be representing our school once again in an academic challenge program.

“I participated in the Young Scholars program in eighth grade and found that a rewarding experience. Coming back to do this again as a senior is fulfilling. I hope we do well.”