Story by: Stephanie McDole, staff writer
Photo provided by: Ms. Sherbak
On May 9th, the Mt. Vernon High School Fine Arts Academic Team traveled to Purdue University to compete in the 2015 State Academic Bowl. After their victory at regionals, the team prepared to take their skills to the next level.
All of the academic teams competed at conference and area, but only the Fine Arts team moved on to compete in State.
The members of the Fine Arts team, Tess Barnett, Cassandra Bridges, Alyssa Meyer, and Gavin Stamper, started preparing for this competition in November. The team is tested on their knowledge on fine art subjects.
Gavin Stamper, 10, said, “The hardest part was trying not to second guess ourselves.”
Mt. Vernon High School is very proud of the Fine Arts academic team for not only making it to state, but for winning first place.