2021 has been a year of firsts for us! This was our first year to participate in the Austin Regional Science Fair, as well as National History Day. We recently learned that some of our Grammar and Upper School students placed in both of those academic competitions.
In the National History Day – Central Texas competition, students were required to research and present a topic of their choosing, within a historical theme. This year’s NHD theme is “Communication in History: The Key to Understanding.”
Our 9th Grade girls brought home 1st Place (Senior Division) with their exhibit: The Power of Protest Music.
Several of our Upper School boys won 1st Place (Junior Division) for their website Chernobyl: Communication Meltdown
These students’ entries will now move on to the state competition.
Several of our students who won their grade-level competition in the ACS science fair in December moved on to compete in the Austin Regional Science Fair. Our Mustangs did really well! The following entries placed in their division:
Second Place, 3rd grade – Chain Reactions Using Simple Machines
First Place, 4th grade – Imagination Spherification!
First Place, 5th grade – How Many Bars Do You Have? The Effects of Building Materials on Cell Signals
First Place, 6th grade – KA-BOOM!
We are SO PROUD of their diligent effort and excellent work! Please be sure to affirm and congratulate these students.