West Orange – Stark High School’s academic teams competed in the Cypress Challenge at Lamar State College – Orange Feb. 12. The “Blue” team won first place at the event. Each team member, additionally, earned a $750 scholarship.

Team members are Dre Hypolite (team captain), Luke Domas, Kayleigh Thompson, and Eugene Gill.

To earn the title, the “Blue” team defeated Bridge City and Sulphur.

The “Blue” teams score against Bridge City was the highest score earned by any school during the tournament.

The team is coached by Leesa McMullen.