February 2020 News

Science Olympiad Team Advances to State

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

On Saturday, February 8, the Academy Science Olympiad team traveled to the Regional round of competition in Bloomington. The team won medals in twelve events, finished third overall, and qualified to advance to the state tournament.

Competing for the Academy were Carlie Butler, Lehan Hu, Komal Kumar, Evy Lee, Bony Li, Nichole Nguyen, Derek Park, Grace Reynolds, Kavin Saravanan, Abbi Smith, Maddy Witt, Robert Xu, Anna Yang, and Zhiyu Zhang. Mr. Mike Mayfield, Mr. Josh Ruark, and Ms. Heather Rogers accompanied the team.

Congratulations to all! The state tournament will be held in Lafayette on Saturday, March 21.


Academy Students Take Home Gold and Silver at Russian Olympiad

Monday, April 29, 2019

On Saturday, April 27, a group of Academy students Russian competed in the Russian Olympiad hosted by the Global and International Studies School at Indiana University in Bloomington.

Nathan BuehrerSilver
Lillian RogersSilver
Isabell ReynoldsSilver
Jenna LittlejohnGold
Anand RathinasamyGold
Bailee WolfeGold
Jake WhiteGold

Registered but unable to attend were Grace Nelson and Katherine Kerr.

Additionally, Jake White won the ACTR Slava Award for Outstanding Achievement for a non-hertiage speaker, and Anand Rathinasamy won the ACTR Slava Award for Outstanding Achievement for a heritage speaker.

Congratulations to these students and their Russian instructor, Heather Rogers.


National German Exam

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Earlier this semester, students in the Academy German 202 class took the 2018 AATG National German Exam. The listed percentiles indicate the performance of students in comparison to all students (nation-wide) taking the exam for Level II.

Earning a Gold Medal:

Grace Moore — 98th percentile
Amy Gong — 94th percentile
Sara Ahmad — 93rd percentile
Isaac Solloway — 90th percentile
Collin Banasiak — 89th percentile

Earning a Silver Medal:

Justin Linville — 83rd percentile

Earning a Bronze Medal:

David Stephens — 77th percentile

Congratulations to these students! This is a testament to their commitment and hard work in learning the German language and to the outstanding instruction and preparation they have received from Dr. Gislind Pentecost last year and Frau Rogers this year.


ACTR Olympiada of Spoken Russian

Monday, April 23, 2018

On Saturday, April 21, 8 Russian students accompanied by Mrs. Heather Rogers and Mr. Shane Crider traveled to Indiana University in Bloomington to participate in the annual Indiana Regional ACTR Olympiada of Spoken Russian.

Angela Cartwell — Gold Medal (Level 2)
Alma Miles-Morillo — Gold Medal (Level 2)
Emily Cook — Silver Medal (Level 2)

Nathan Buehrer — Gold Medal (Level 1)
Grace Nelson — Gold Medal (Level 1)
Jake White — Gold Medal (Level 1)
Isabel Reynolds — Silver Medal (Level 1)
Eowyn Mroczek — Bronze Medal (Level 1)

Congratulations to these students on their outstanding performance.