Posted Online: Feb. 15, 2013, 11:59 am

AlWood student named champion

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Sherrie Taylor, rnstytlr@winco.net

WOODHULL-- AlWood High School senior Matt Welch recently took first place in the individuals math competition at the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Academic Challenge.

Carl Sandburg College hosted the regional event, where a record 171 students from a dozen area high schools competed in math, science and engineering examinations.

Mr. Welch not only achieved a three-peat in math but was named the overall individual champion.

He scored 25 points out of a possible 40 on the math examination, which was more than double the average score.

He is the son ofJeff and Cathy Welch, of rural New Windsor.