Tesla STEM - Bhowal and Porwal

Two rising seniors from Nikola Tesla STEM High School (Tesla STEM) used mapping to tackle an important issue for a local endangered species. Siddhant Porwal and Druhin Bhowal brought awareness to the Southern Resident Orca Whale (SROW) population decline through state and national ArcGIS mapping competitions.

Leading the way – Redmond High student selected as national student leader

A student at Redmond High School will be gaining practical work and life experience through a paid internship. Conan Lu, class of 2022, was selected as a Bank of America Student Leader. He is one of only 300 students across the country selected for this honor and just one of seven from Washington state.

Holocaust art contest

Nearly 600 students in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska put together inspiring work at this year’s Holocaust Center for Humanity (HCH) contest. Out of all those entries, four Nikola Tesla STEM High School students placed in the top three. This year’s “Celebrating Life: 2022 Holocaust Writing, Art, and Film Contest,” put on by HCH, challenges students to explore the history and stories of the Holocaust. 



    Sum of all the parts – Eastlake High School student invited to take prestigious math test after excelling in others

    Ethan Li

    You have done something right when you are just one of about 250 students in the nation invited to take a rigorous math test. Ethan Li of Eastlake High School (EHS) recently qualified to take the USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAJMO) exam. 

    Ethan’s qualification is based on a composite score of the American Math Competition (AMC) test and the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME). Roughly 160,000 ninth and tenth graders took the AMC this year. The top 5% of these students move onto to take the AIME. Roughly the top 250 combined scorers on the AMC and AIME are invited to participate in the USAJMO exam. This is an exam used to determine the top American math students in grades 10 and under. 

    Just qualifying for this exam is one of the most prestigious awards for students in the United States. Top scorers will attend the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program to represent the United States at the International Mathematical Olympiad.