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.
Danforth held an amazing fund raising event to raise money for cancer research called Cuts for Cancer yesterday. Several staff and students donated their hair to help make wigs for those undergoing cancer treatments. A full media frenzy showed up to cover the event, and it was seen on the CBC evening news. For those that missed it click on the link on the bottom to see MaST student Danielle getting interviewed!
Congrats to Ms Chan and Ms Romani, and all the staff and students who made this an amazingly successful event!
Danforth had its first Math Fair aka Pi Day celebration in the Cafeteria today. The equivalent of a math-related Science Fair, Pi Day was supposed to be on March 14th, but due to March break, it was moved to this later date. The Grade 9 and 10 MaST classes all made booths to show how math can be fun!
Parents, staff and students were treated to a multitude of displays and presentations ranging from high tech inventions to lessons on card counting and problem solving games with prizes. Congrats to Ms Cheung and Mr Jackson for making this a fun and unique event that showcased how math is more than just numbers!
Congrats to all the winners of Danforth's Science Fair last night!
Ms Tevlin put together another amazing Science Fair which decided the school's entries into the City Science on March 31st. Every year, MaST students are required to make a science fair project and we saw many great displays showing everything from Liquid Sunshine to How Fast Can A Gauss Rifle Fire. Upper year MaST students in Engineering raced their hand built rubber-band powered cars, while students from the Hospitality department cooked up great snacks for everyone. A good crowd of family, friends and alumni came out to enjoy the evening and it was a success thanks to many teachers from the Science and Technology departments.
Congrats to all the students who competed today in the TDSB Technology Skills Competition! Students from several schools came to Danforth to compete in the City Regional competition in technology subjects such as auto body repair, baking, video production and job interview skills. Many MaST students take technology courses as part of their electives at Danforth, and this resulted in much success. Amongst the winners were the Mast students listed below. Congrats on your success and good luck at Nationals!
TV/Video: Sydney M, Madeleine D - Gold, Starbuck O., Nelani S. - Silver
Job Interview: Jake B - Gold, Kees S. - Bronze
Web Site Development: Nathan P - Gold, Garnet B. - Silver
Car Painting: Jupe D. - Gold
Home Building: Matthew W., Megan F. - Gold
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