Nabiha Tahsin worked hard (for pay!) all spring with a group of 36 girls from across Ontario as part of “We Made IT!” which is a group promoting girls and engineering. She helped build the content for the website http://www.wemadeit.ca/ and gave a speech at the closing ceremonies.
In Grade 11 Physics, 10 students competed in the OAPT contest. Three of our students scored above the 80th percentile with Chelsea Chow leading the way.
Four DCTI physics students were in the top 10% of the thousands of students from across Canada and abroad that wrote the University of Waterloo’s Sir Isaac Newton physics contest for grade 12 students. Congratulations to Isaac Ellmen, Samuel Yigsaw, Liam Cummings and Greg Morenz! In addition, Isaac won a book award. See him below making waves.
This year Danforth continued its success at the Ontario Mining Association's So You Think You Know Mining video contest. The team of Ridwan Howlader, Prasad Srikuganathan, Mitchell Skarupa, Sabbir Hossain and Nobu Chern-Warwick placed fourth overall winning $500 for the team and $500 for Danforth. They were also invited to film the awards gala that took place at the ROM on June 3rd.
Four teams from Danforth competed at the University of Toronto's Space Design Competition. They began their work several months ago on the topic of asteroid mining and teams come from as far away as India to compete. In the junior category, the team of Keyan Sheppard, Lazim Iqteder, Marc Frame and Michael Moses won 3rd place for best report. In the senior competition, the team of Ridwan Howlader, Prasad Srikuganathan and Jonathan Demmer took 1st place overall and the team of Trevor McCourt and Lucy von Appen took 3rd place.
Eight of Danforth’s Grade 12 Chemistry students are ranked in the top 15 percentile on the “Chem 13 News Exam; the contest run by the University of Waterloo. Liam Cummins scored in the 98th percentile and is ranked 49th in the world. Peter Zhou who scored on the 100th percentile last year scored In the 97th percentile this year.
Grade 11 Chemistry students have also excelled in the Grade 11 Chemistry contest the “Avogadro Exam”. A hearty congratulations goes to Chelsea Chow who scored in the 97th percentile on this internationally written exam. Mark Hollands, Trevor McCourt, and Zak Geogis-Yap have also done exceptionally well, scoring in the top 10 percentile on this exam. Chelsea Chow also received an honorable mention award in the “Ask a Laureate” Essay competition.
We are so proud of your great achievements. Congratulations! J
Biology: Ruthie Sun who is in grade 11 - was ranked 95 percentile in the 2016 University of Toronto’s National Biology Contest for grade 12 students! She was awarded a National Biology Scholar certificate! Congratulations Ruthie, we can only imagine what will happen when you write this exam again next year!
Honors Tea is an annual celebration of achievement at Danforth, and this year many MaST students came away with the prizes and scholarships that are available to all Danforth students. Awards were given for achievements in every subject area and in various grades. These awards are jst another tradition that Danforth has to promote student success. Sponsors from the community and Danforth's superindendent came out to help give the awards to dozens of deserving students. After the awards ceremony, guests enjoyed an amazing spread of food provide by our award winning hospitality department.
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