Two Gillespie Middle School teams consisting of 8th-grade students placed in the top five in the Middle School Olympiad competition that took place on Monday, February 25. Gillespie students competed against numerous teams from schools in Macoupin, Calhoun, Jersey and Greene counties. The students built various structures and completed paper and pencil assignments that earned them enough points to win medals.
Placing first in the competition included a team comprised of Logan Simmons, Kam Link, Jenna Clark and Darci Wolber.
Another GMS team placed third overall. The third place team included Emily Schoen, Shelbee Geisler, Megan Rife and Macy Fosnock.