What’s better than one Artz sister winning a silver medal? Two Artz sisters winning silver medals. Lily Artz, Finn Hill Middle School seventh grader, and Emma Artz, Juanita High School senior, each took home second place at the recent USA Cycling National Championships in Winter Park, Colo.
Hosting for perfection – RHS students host Science Olympiad invitational to fine tune skills
Redmond High School (RHS) hosted its second annual B-division invitational this month for teams of students across the country. More than 550 students from 38 middle school teams across the country participated in this event. The goal of the invitational is to help students prepare for regional, state and national competitions. In a normal year, these types of events would take place in person at the hosting schools. Last year, RHS hosted middle school teams from Washington and Oregon. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event took place virtually this year using the online platform that the official Science Olympiad competition will use. All teams that participated are part of the Science Olympiad organization, which allows them to access the platform where the competitions are held. This invitational was great practice for students who are adjusting to this competition being held online instead of in person.
The invitational consisted of 23 different events with teams from all over the country. Schools from Lake Washington including Redmond, Timberline, Kamiakin, International Community School and Evergreen middle schools also participated. The competition was held on February 6. All the tests were graded and ranked on February 8, with the virtual award ceremony taking place on February 10. You can view the awards ceremony here. This event was coordinated by a handful of RHS students and an RHS staff advisor.
The following RHS students and staff helped put together this successful event:
- Kriti Sharma & Sanjali Vuriti (Co-Presidents)
- Neha Venkatesh (Secretary)
- Nisha Shastry & Conan Lu (Public Relations Officers)
- Krish Jain (Treasurer)
- Dr. Valerie Merrill (Advisor)