Lake Land College

For the Media - Lake Land College, Mattoon Illinois
Welcome to LLC!

Back to the Media Room

Lake Land College to host record-breaking WYSE competition

What happens when you take some of the most brilliant minds from area high schools and put them under one roof? Nothing other than an academic face off, where teams are pitted against each other in eight subject areas in order to take home the WYSE regional championship title.  

The regional WYSE (Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering) Academic Challenge will be held at Lake Land College Friday, Feb. 8. Twenty-four schools, registering 403 students will come together to battle in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering graphics, English, mathematics and physics. 

“For this year’s competition, we’re breaking a few records,” said Brent Todd, coordinator of the regional competition and director of dual credit at Lake Land. “We’ll see more schools and students participate than ever before, which is a great accomplishment for everyone involved.” 

Each high school will compete against other high schools in the same division, which is based on school enrollment, and awards will be given to both individual competitors and teams. Students advancing at the regional competition will compete at Eastern Illinois University in March with another round for advancement, which will be held at the University of Illinois in April.

During the event, students will be tested from 9:20-11:10 a.m., with an awards ceremony following at 1:30 p.m. 

At last year’s competition, St. Anthony, Teutopolis and Charleston High Schools were victorious in their divisions at the regional competition. 

For more information about WYSE, contact  Todd, at (217) 234-5044 or 



Media Contacts

Jennifer Forneris
Media Specialist
Office: Bookstore - 12

Kelly Allee
Director of Communications and Creative Services
Office: Bookstore - 11

Paula Rosine
Graphic Designer
Office: Bookstore - 12

Megan Nelson
Assistant to the Director of Communications and Creative Services
Office: Bookstore - 12

Jenny Osborn
Graphic Specialist
Office: Bookstore - 12

News Releases

Lake Land College to host holiday concert

Lake Land College dental hygiene students receive Fletcher Scholarship

Lake Land College to name new Laker mascot at Alumni Athletics Night

Lake Land College awarded geothermal incentive grant

Lake Land College offers “Threading and Sugaring” seminar for cosmetologists and estheticians

Prospective students invited to Laker Visit Day Dec. 4

Community invited to Lake Land College Pathways Auction

Lake Land College to offer Microsoft Excel classes in December

Lake Land College hosts One Stop Registration Open Houses throughout district for spring registration

Lake Land College ag students perform well at State PAS Conference

Lake Land College Foundation hosts Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1

Lake Land College Kluthe Center students receive foundation scholarships

Lake Land College students place at Broadcasters Association Student Silver Dome Awards

Lake Land College Broadcasting Club donates to local charities

Lake Land College offers “Essentials Oils for Whole Health” seminar for massage therapists and estheticians

Lake Land College Library to present National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit: From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry

Give a Gift
Supporting our Veterans
No Smoking