Awards

Clemente Celebrates Student Achievement! Click Here for our monthly Learner Profile Awards

2017 TEAMS Best-In-Nation

Seven Montgomery County Middle School students have been named Best in Nation winners in the “Test of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science” (TEAMS) competition conducted by Technology Student Association at Rosen Single Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida in a glittering ceremony held on Friday, June 23rd 2017. The students were from three different middle schools of Montgomery County – Aditi Gubba, Amrita Jilla, Om Desai, and Anjan Sesetty from Roberto Clemente Middle School in Germantown, Pranav Majeti from Robert Frost Middle school in Rockville, Divya Bhat, and Mihika Panicker from Kingsview Middle School in Germantown. Coaching their team, “Team Fig Neutrons”, was Mrs. Sumalatha Bachu (Mother of Aditi Gubba) of Boyds, Maryland.
TEAMS is an annual STEM competition which challenges students to apply their math and science knowledge to solve real everyday engineering challenges as a team. Every year there is a focus on different theme and this year the theme was “Engineering the Environment”. There are three components at the national level- Essay Writing, Prepared Presentation, and Problem Solving (Math & Engineering Build out).
Along with their Best in the Nation Trophy, "Team Fig Neutrons" took home two additional trophies for First place in the Essay and Second place in the Prepared Presentation category. Earlier in the year “Team Fig Neutrons” also won first place in Maryland State level competition held in April 2017. Teams are invited to compete in the national level based on their performance in state level . This is the first time Team FigNeutrons are participated in TEAMS competition and in their first attempt they beat 15 other teams from other states to win the coveted Best In The Nation trophy.
To know more about the competition and list of winners please visit TEAMS website

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2017 TEAM Best in State Competition 2017 TEAM Best in State Competition 2 2017 TEAM Best in State Competition 3

2017 MD Engineering Straw Bridge Challenge

The RCMS Science Engineering Team Kasy Alph (Members Katherine Tao, Sydney Ozbun, Alex Tong and Phillip Huang) participated in the 2017 MD Engineering Straw Bridge Challenge held at the Baltimore Museum of Industry on April 29, 2017. The challenge was to build a bridge using plastic straws spanning 20 inches with a width between 6 to 7 inches and providing a vertical clearance of 3.5 inches. This bridge was required to support a load (represented as a truck) weighing 6.5 pounds for one minute.

Team Kasy Alph, representing the Roberto Clemente Middle School, won FIRST PLACE.

Congratulations to Katherine, Sydney, Alex, and Phillip!!!!!

Ghandi Brigade Youth Media Festival

Elise Barber, Hana O'Looney, Kaitlyn Hunter, Shoshana Zuck, and Alex Bonaticla won first place in the Ghandi Brigade Youth Media Festival - Environmental Category, Middle School Division, for their short film "Recycle Diss Track". The film will also be shown at the Gaithersburg Greenfest that takes place at Bohrer park. 

Way to go!!

The Keeping It SAFE Coalition 2016-2017

The Keeping It SAFE Coalition: Under 21 alcohol use prevention is pleased to announce the results of the 2016-2017 annual student video contest for the prevention of underage drinking.
The contest attracted middle and high school youth teams: 189 middle school youth submitted a total of 50 entries and 114 high school youth submitted a total of 33 entries.

Middle School Award Winners -
First Place:
  • Students: S. Zuck, K. Hunter, and A. Banaticla 
  • Teacher: Mr. James Dempsey 
Second Place:
  • Students: M. Abad, J. Chen, N. Kim, K. Pawar, and C. Yan 
  • Teacher: Mr. James Dempsey 
Third Place:
  • Students: A. Hoy and L. Shen 
  • Teacher: Mr. James Dempsey 

2017 National Geographic Bee

100 students from various Maryland Elementary and Middle Schools who qualified for Maryland State Geography Bee competed for State Championship. This year’s Bee was moderated by WTOP News Anchor Hillary Howard. Congratulations to Abhinav Karthikeyan who came 2nd place this year!!

Maryland Public Television (MPTV) will be broadcasting on Saturday, April 8th  at 7:00 PM and Saturday, May 27th at 11:00 AM.

2017 Clemente Classic Chess Tournament Results

Congratulations to Luke Griffith, Thomas Zhong, Jordon G Lee, Peter Benton, Larry Bu, Derik Luc, Andy Wu, and Jack Coogan for winning/tying for first place in each individual section and Michael Edwards for winning the U1000 1st place trophy! Additional congratulations to Roberto Clemente Middle School, Spark Matsunaga, and Chevy Chase Elementary for winning the top three school trophies! The USCF posted the results and you can see those here

Click here for each team's data
Please note that the cross-tables are not in tie-break order. When you scroll down you will see your child's name, and to the right, their results and new rating.

BlackRock Center for the Arts 

Clemente had 37 students represented at the Youth Art Month Show at Blackrock Center for the Arts this past Friday, March 31st. The show featured work from local Germantown schools and gave awards for best work in 7 categories. Clemente students won 5 of the 7 awards.

  • Sculpture – Aya HemHemas- Algerian Pride Mask
  • Ceramics – Britney Lines – Meatball Sub
  • Digital Photography – Stephanie Molina – Colorful Cleats
  • Printmaking – Gianna Molina – Sugar Skulls
  • Digital Art – Salma Tagnaouti – Melodify

You can still check out the show from now through April 8thCongratulations again to all of our artists!

ScienceMONTGOMERY 2017 

Congratulations to the 2017 ScienceMONTGOMERY Science Fair Recipients of the Rockville Science Center Award for “Excellence in Communication of Science”

Rockville Science Center fielded 12 Community Judges who reviewed all 193 middle school entries in six categories at the 2017 ScienceMONTGOMERY Science Fair held at the Food & Drug Administration facilities in White Oak on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

 

Click here for a full list of all student awards!

National Science Bowl 2017

Congratulations to Clemente’s Science Bowl Team for placing 2nd place in the state finals of the National Science Bowl, March 4, 2017 at Prince George’s Community College.

TEAM A- 

Jerry Shen – Team Captain

Henri Ly

Chris Stallard

Sonia Stan

Eric Wang

TEAM B –

Fang Du – Team Captain

Frank Horrigan

Ben Nachod

Sydney Ozbun

Kyle Kim

The National Science Bowl® (NSB) is a highly competitive science education and academic event among teams of middle school students who compete in a fast-paced verbal forum to solve technical problems and answer questions in all branches of science and math. Each team is composed of four students, one alternate student, and a coach. Regional and national events encourage student involvement in math and science activities of importance to the Department of Energy and the Nation.

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2017 Science Bowl 1 2017 Science Bowl 2 2017 Science Bowl 3 2017 Science Bowl 4  2017 Science Bowl 5

Central Maryland Regional Science Olympiad 2017

Congratulations to the 110 RCMS students who participated in the Central Maryland Regional Science Olympiad held at the University of Maryland on Saturday, February 11th. Clemente went home with 53 different awards from 23 different events with 8 different teams in 2 different divisions!

Team Hydrogen

Team Helium

Team Lithium

Team Berrylium

Team Boron

Team Carbon

Team Nitrogen

Team Oxygen

Team A #52

Team B #53

Team C #54

Team D #55

Team E #71

Team F #72

Team G #73

Team H #74

Abhinav Karthikeyan

Ishanvi Malayanil

Robert Song

Alex Wang

Justin Pham

Vivian Xiao

Arun Ghosh

Danesh Sivakumar

Pranav Tippa

Amrita Jilla

Omar Khan

Alex Yang

Ben Nachod

Katherine Tao

Leo Bian

Saatvik Soma

Rithvik Bhogavilli

Aditi Gubba

Davy Wang

Eric Zhang

Ziyan Ahmed

Mulan Liu

Vrinda Bhandari

Srisrujan Penikelapati

Akshaj Gaur

Neha Chandra

Diana Zhu

Dineth Meegoda

Philip Huang

Elizabeth Mai

Ishaan Bhardvaj

Ethan Zhang

Shreyas Soma

Vismaya Paul Mohindra

Daniel Lian

Sanjit Thangarasu

Jeffrey Chen

Jonathan Nalikka

Noah Ferrara

Luke Vincent

Nick Asante

Tanya Paul

Jennifer Lin

Aidan Goettsch

Mihir Gupta

Lucille Wang

Ishaan Bhardwaj

Jason Yih

Eileen Zhang

Parvathy Sandhya Nair

Nicole Kim

Dev Desai

Visesh Uppoor

Katharina Kiryutin

Stella In

Abrar Sheikh

Saanika Mahashetty

Alaine Sathuluri

Melanie Duoug

Aidan Douglas

Ritwik Behera

Megan Zeng

Adeline Yu

Eashan Siddalingaiah

Arjun Rakheja

Maaya Senthilkumar

Frank Horrigan

Eric Wang (8th)

Daniel Choi

Anna Li

Sara Cui

Shubham Bhatnagar

Matthew Wong

Janet Ruan

Jeffrey  Jiang

Pranav Hegde

Maxwell Chen

Lindsey Zhang

Lilian Xiao

Connor Chung

Jerry Shen

Saragha Surendra

Chad Alrawashdeh

Chris Stallard

Orion Foo

Aaron Ouyang

Sydney Ozbun

 

Brian Aniya

Mahita Kamalahasan

Varadraj Chavan

Ronoy Sarkar

Satvik Lolla

Kevin Yang

Niyati Sharma

 

Carl Stahlberg

Nithilah Ayyappan

Aaron Tian

Namya Nanda

Moiz Uddin

Johann Kuruvilla

Helen Gu

 

Tony Wu

Aishwarya Thalla

Skanda Veda

Efe Eroz

Eric Z Wang (7th)

Henri-Michael Ly

Arin Zeng

 

Michael Sun

Gayathri Aravindan

Om Desai

Justin Yi

Alex Tong

Keejay Kim

 

 

RCMS qualified for the state finals and will be competing on April 8th at Johns Hopkins University!

Way to go SCIENCE TEAM!!!

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2017 Science Olympiad 1 2017 Science Olympiad 2 2017 Science Olympiad 3

2017 Regional Competition for the First Lego League

Clemente students Om Desai, Skanda Veda, and Sanjana Gangishetty (Hallie Wells Middle) won 2nd place at the Regional Competition for the First Lego League which was held on February 4, 2017. Now they will be advancing to the state competition.

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 2017 First Lego League 2017 First Lego League 2

Mid Atlantic Regional Future City Engineering Competition

Clemente represented with two teams at the Mid Atlantic Regional Future City engineering competition on Saturday, January 21st held at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.  Teams included public and private schools from Maryland, DC, and Virginia. 

Future City is a cross-curricular program that lets students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades do the things engineers do: identify problems, brainstorm ideas, design solutions, test and retest, build and then share the results.  For more information, you can check out their website at  www.futurecity.org. 

Congratulations to Orion Foo, Alex Tong, Daniel Choi, and Leo Bian for winning Best Presentation Award!

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 2017 Future City Winners

2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Congratulations to Daniel Choi on his success with the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards this year!! MCPS has over 300 students recognized – what an amazing achievement!  See full list here.

9th Annual Greater Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Chess Championship

RCMS chess club teams competed in three categories at the 9th Annual Greater Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Chess Championship held over the weekend.  RCMS won team trophies in the following categories - Championship 1000 and above  -  1st place;   Under 1000  -  2nd Place;   Under 800 -  5th place.

Participating students were - Satvik Sai Lolla, Ishaan B Bhardvaj, Andrew Z Yuan, Thomas T Zhong, Benjamin E Nachod, Luke Griffith. Noah Alex Ferrara, Mihir Gupta, Cathy Boman, Brandon A Witten, Chad Alrawashdeh   and  Derik H Luc. 5 students also won individual trophies for their performance.

Championship K-8   (Team 1st Place)

Satvik Sai Lolla
Ishaan B Bhardvaj
Andrew Z Yuan
Thomas T Zhong

Under 1000 K-12  (Team 2nd place)

Benjamin E Nachod
Luke Griffith
Noah Alex Ferrara
Mihir Gupta 

Under 800 K-8  (Team 5th Place)

Brandon A Witten
Chad Alrawashdeh
Derik H Luc

2017 Cargo Plane Challenge

Congratulations to Alex Tong, Katherine Tao, Sydney Ozbun, and Phillip Huang!

The RCMS Science team won first place at the 2017 Cargo Plane Challenge at the 2017 Maryland Engineering Challenge from the Baltimore Museum of Industry.  THE CHALLENGE- Students design and construct an electricallypowered model aircraft to fly a tethered flight of at least one lap without cargo, followed by a second tethered flight of one lap carrying as much cargo as possible. Both laps will use power supplied by a power pole, limited by the maximum output of the transformer.   Their plane successfully flew a tethered lap around and pole, and then successfully flew 5.8 ounce of cargo around the pole completing at least one lap (it was several laps but one was all that was needed).

Clemente Science Team Students are AMAZING!!

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2017 Cargo Plane Challenge

Chess Team 2017

Our 6th grade Chess Team won the 3rd place team trophy in the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Grade Championship, held in Baltimore on Jan 28th.

Congratulations Andrew Yuan, Brandon Witten, Luke Griffith, and Shubham Bhatnagar!!!

PLURAL + Awards

Congratulations to Kijani Derenoncourt and her media partners Kara Peeler and Sagun Shrestha.   Kijani accepted two awards for their school video Excluded from PLURAL +. 

They won the International Jury Award and the Peace in the Streets Award.

PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival is a joint initiative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) that invites the world’s youth to submit original and creative videos focusing on the themes of migration, diversity and social inclusion. By supporting the distribution of youth-produced media, PLURAL+ recognizes youth as powerful agents of positive social change in a world often characterized by intolerance, and cultural and religious divisions.

Check it out at : http://pluralplus.unaoc.org/up-to-12-age-category/excluded/

Math Team 2016

The Clemente Math team had its first meet of the year this past weekend. Members of the team traveled to Meade Middle School in Anne Arundel County MD. Eight of our team members participated in a variety of tasks ranging from an individual written round, completing an Inventions Round where students were randomly partnered with other school's students and complete engineering design type problems, and then compete in a team round competition answering 10 questions in 20 minutes. In the individual awards Fang Du scored 1st overall, Jerry Shen placed 3rd, and Abrar Sheikh placed 6th, Robert Bao placed 11th, and Kevin Huang placed 18th respectively out of over 180 students. Alex Wang, Justin I, and Max Chiu had strong showings as well. Jerry Shen also placed 1st in the inventions round along with his teammates. This was our first competition out of 9 scheduled for this year. We are looking forward to a strong year

2016 Broadcom Masters

Congratulations to two amazing Clemente students!

Sonia Stan and Medha Sri Kotti have won a place as a semifinalists in the 2016 Broadcom MASTERS®, a program of Society for Science & the Public. This honor places them among the top 300 middle school science and engineering projects in the United States from over 6,000 nominees. This achievement deserves to be celebrated! 

Medha Sri Kotti (8th Grade)
Clarksburg, Maryland
The Thermodynamics of Hurricanes 

Sonia Victoria Stan (7th Grade)
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Hydrophobicity and Hydrophilicity of Natural and Artificial Surfaces 

To see a complete list of the 2016 Broadcom MASTERS semifinalists, please visit https://student.societyforscience.org/broadcom-masters-2016-semifinalists

The next step in the Broadcom MASTERS takes place on September 20, 2016 when 30 finalists will be selected from among the 300 semifinalists. Finalists and one parent or guardian will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC to attend the Broadcom MASTERS Finals Week competition from October 27 to November 2, 2016. Finalists will present their research and compete in hands-on challenges for top prizes, including funds to attend a STEM summer camp, iPads, and the Samueli Prize of $25,000. 

Again, congratulations to Sonia and Medha for their selection as a 2016 Broadcom MASTERS semifinalists. Thank you to everyone who helps students explore their potential!

Maryland Girls Scholastic Chess Championship 2016

Cathy Boman and Katharin Kiryutin from Roberto Clemente MS competed in the MD Girls Scholastic Chess Championship 2016, and won the team trophy for 2nd place in U1000 section. The tournament was held on May 7th, 2016 in Rockville, MD. Cathy Boman also got 2nd place individually in the U1000 section. 

Click the image of Cathy and Katharin with Mr. Brent Layer (Tournament Director) below to enlarge.

 2016 Maryland Girls Scholastic Chess Championship

28th Annual MCCPTA Special Education Recognition Ceremony

Our very own Ms. Susan Sprecher received an award for being an Outstanding Educator! Thank you Ms. Sprecher for all your dedication!

28th Annual MCCPTA Special Education Recognition Ceremony

Maryland Engineering Challenge Competition: 2016 Straw Bridge Challenge

This Saturday, April 25, 2016, Clemente Middle Science Team won 1st place at the Maryland Engineering Challenge Competition: 2016 Straw Bridge Challenge   

THE CHALLENGE  - Design and construct a model road bridge made exclusively from soda straws, hotmelt glue, and plastic tabs.  The competition included a written report and drawings, an oral presentation, and a  performance demonstration.   

This is the first time Clemente has ever won this competition and we should all be so proud of the following students:   

Team:  Miraculous Duo 

Anna Anand

Jane Liu

Way to go RCMS!!!!

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2016 Straw Bridge Challenge Winners 2016 Straw Bridge Challenge Plaque  

Maryland Science Olympiad State Finals

Congratulations go out the RCMS Science Team’s final competition at Johns Hopkins University this weekend.  The State Finals for the Maryland Science Olympiad was held all day Saturday, April 23rd  and RCMS won awards in 9 different science competition events!   

The Maryland Science Olympiad is a "hands-on" K-12 science program including rigorous academic interscholastic tournaments. Scientists and engineers from Maryland corporations, organizations, and universities collaborate with K-12 science teachers to oversee the 46 teamwork oriented tournament events. Tournament events are well-balanced between life science, earth&space science, chemistry, physics, technology, and inquiry. Competitive opportunities include Invitational, Regional, and State tournaments.  The Maryland Science Olympiad is managed through the partnership of Maryland science and technology organizations, the Maryland State Department of Education, and by Maryland Science Olympiad, Inc., a nonprofit organization.   

  • Tejas Guha – 1st place and 2nd place 
  • Celina Wu – 1st Place and 2nd place 
  • Jerry Shen – 2nd place 
  • Brian Aniya – 2nd place and 4th place 
  • Helen Gu – 3rd place 
  • Sanjit Thangarasu – 3rd place and 4th place 
  • Daria Chen – 3rd place and another 3rd place 
  • Michael Sun – 3rd place 
  • Sadhana Lolla – 3rd place and 4th place 
  • Adhvayith Sriram – 4th place 
  • Arman Bolouri – 4th place 
  • Dinal Gunaratne – 4th place 
  • Sresth Viswanathan – 4th place 
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 2016 Science Olympiad

Maryland Engineering Challenge Competition: 2016 Hover Craft Challenge

This Saturday 4/9/16, Clemente Middle Science Team won 1st place at the Maryland Engineering Challenge Competition: 2016 Hover Craft Challenge

THE CHALLENGE  - Design and construct a Hovercraft vehicle (a land-and-water transportation vehicle that Maryland could use for a ferry service across the Chesapeake Bay) from a kit to be the fastest vehicle in a race across a 20-foot stretch of floor.  

This is the first time Clemente has ever won this competition and we should all be so proud of the following students:

 

Team:  Maryland Seahawks

  • Om Desai
  •  Arun Ghosh
  • Johann Kuruvilla

Way to go RCMS!!!!

 

Montgomery Area Science Fair

This County Area Science Fair is open to ALL in public, private, and home-schooled students, grades 6 through 12.  Any student who lives in Montgomery County or who attends school in Montgomery County may enter the fair.

Clemente Middle School was proudly represented by almost 100 students at the Montgomery Area Science Fair on Saturday, March 12th, 2016.   We are proud to announce that Clemente won over 100 awards which is more than any other school, public or private.  The science department and science teachers are so very proud of each and every competitor.

2016 Montgomery Area Science Fair

Category Winners - Middle School

First Prizes: $100 and Certificate

Second Prizes: $50 and Certificate

Third Prizes: $25 and Certificate

 

Behavioral Sciences

Honorable Mention

Justin Pham

Biology

Honorable Mention

Saanika Mahashetty

Jason Wu

Dan Xu

Akshaj Gaur

3rd Place

Sohan Ganatra

2nd Place

Zach Teselko

Garrett Gularson

Isaac Wang

Joseph Jubilee

1st Place

Ajeetha Arudchandran

Michael Gan

Chemistry

Honorable Mention

Eric Zhang

Jasmine Pham

Arjun Rakheja

Jacqueline Davila

3rd Place

Sanjit Thangarasu

Apurva Choudhary

Sareet Nayak

2nd Place

Efe Eroz

Frank Horrigan

1st Place

Carl Stahlberg

Kush Savsani

Serena Choy

Namya Nanda

 

Engineering

Honorable Mention

Tony Wu

Ian Yu RCM

Preethi Prakash

3rd Place

Varun Gangadharan

Elias Izmirlian

Ronoy Sarkar

Visesh Uppoor

Noah Ferrara

2nd Place

Dev Bhardwaj

Vinamra Adikehithilu

1st Place

Danesh Sivakumar

Pranav Hegde

Brian Aniya

Physics

Honorable Mention

Billy Zeng

Celina Wu

Joy Anyanwu

Nicholas 'Nick' Asante

Hunter Bergstrom

Dev Desai

Jason Liu

3rd Place

Kasra Torshizi

Lucas Gonzalez-Rey

Pranav Tippa

2nd Place

Matthew Wong

Arman Bolouri

1st Place

Medha Kotti

Sonia Stan

 

Community Awards

Presented by Community Organizations in Support of Young Scientists and Engineers

 

Aerospace Corporation: The Robert H. Herndon Award to Encourage Minority Students to Pursue Careers in Science and Engineering

Honorable Mention: Certificate-

Dev Bhardwaj

Tom Stoughton

Adhvayith Sriram

American Meteorological Society (AMS)-DC Chapter For Outstanding Achievement in an Atmospheric or Earth Science

Rohan Aluka

Brian Aniya

Medha Kotti

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Excellence in Science and Engineering

Honorable Mention: certificate

Billy Zeng Roberto Clemente Middle School

Association for Women Geoscientists For a Project by a female Student for High Standards of Innovation and Excellence in the Geosciences

Junior: Certificate of Excellence

Medha Kotti

Broadcom MASTERS - For middle school projects demonstrating excellence in Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering

Certificate, chance to win a trip in October 2016 and up to $25,000

Michael Gan

Ajeetha Arudchandran

Carl Stahlberg

Kush Savsani

Serena Choy

Namya Nanda

Danesh Sivakumar

Pranav Hegde

Brian Aniya

Medha Kotti

Sonia Stan

Clean Air Partners - Best project that addresses sources and/ or solutions to air pollution and/or climate change

Junior: Certificate, $50 Award

Efe Eroz

Frank Horrigan

DC Water - For Innovation in Water/Wastewater Treatment

3rd Place

Christine Gong

Lydia Ruan

Friends of Agricultural Research--Beltsville (FAR-B)-in Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, and Microbiology/Health For Excellent Junior Projects

3rd Place: $20 gift certificate

Akshaj Gaur

Teryn Mitchell

2nd Place: $30 gift certificate

Sonia Stan

Ajeetha Arudchandran

1st Place: $50 gift certificate

Namya Nanda

Nicholas 'Nick' Asante

National Capital Astronomers For Projects Demonstrating Excellence in Astronomy - One year membership in NCA; One year subscription to Sky and Telescope magazine; Invitation to dinner to present project at Annual Meeting; 1 year of membership in The Astronomical League, including The Reflector magazine

Joy Anyanwu

Office of Naval Research For Achievement in Science or Technology- Junior Division prizes: Letter of Congratulations, ONR Medallion, Naval Science Award Certificate

Roma Dhingra

Sabrina Su

Ronoy Sarkar

Ian Yu

Optical Society of America, National Capital Section/IEEE Photo For Achievement in Optics and Photonics

Junior Division: Certificate

Nicholas 'Nick' Asante

Sareet Nayak

Ricoh Sustainable Development Award For Outstanding Projects Addressing the Potential for Increasing Our Ability to Grow Environmentally Friendly and Socially Responsible Businesses

Junior: Certificate

Jasmine Pham

Rockville Science Center For Middle School Projects Demonstrating Excellence in the Communication of Science

Biology

Honorable Mention  

Akshaj Gaur

2nd Place  

Ajeetha Arudchandran

1st Place

Saanika Mahashetty

Chemistry

3rd Place

Serena Choy

Engineering

Honorable Mention  

Varun Gangadharan

Elias Izmirlian

2nd Place

Brian Aniya

1st Place  

Vinamra Adikehithilu

Physics

1st Place

Medha Kotti

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission For Outstanding Projects in Nuclear Science or Engineering

JUNIORS

3rd Place: Invitation to Ceremony

Preethi Prakash

1st Place: Invitation to Ceremony

Sanjit Thangarasu

U.S. Public Health Service - Commissioned Officers Association For Outstanding Projects in Health-related Research

Jason Hu

Ian Yu

Sabrina Su

Nathan Tang

Brian Xiang

Ronoy Sarkar

Michael Pan

Justin Pham

Shreya Gunda

Washington Statistical Society For use of statistics in planning or interpreting results produced by a science fair project

2nd Place: Certificate inside book

Shabarish Nair  

Destination Imagination’s West Central Regional Tournament

On Saturday, Feb. 27th, three teams with members from Clemente competed at Destination Imagination’s West Central Regional Tournament. With the Mustaschio Pistachios, The Syndicate, and Pandemonium all competing in the same challenge, Clemente students did amazingly well. The Syndicate took 4th place, The Mustachio Pistachios earned second place and Pandemonium came in 1st and will be competing in the Destination Imagination Maryland State Tournament at the University of Maryland on April 9.

 

Awesome job everyone!!!

 

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 2016 Destination Imagination’s West Central Regional Tournament

Maryland Science Olympiad Competition Results!

The Clemente Science Team had a great event on Saturday, February 20th, 2016.

74 students participated in the Maryland Science Olympiad Competition last weekend at the University of Maryland at College Park. The Olympiad consisted of 24 different events with 37 teams from public, private, and home schools all around central Maryland competing against one another.   Out of 74 students, 61 students received a top 5 award for one or more of their events in which they competed.    

The Maryland Science Olympiad is a "hands-on" K-12 science program including rigorous academic interscholastic tournaments. Scientists and engineers from Maryland corporations, organizations, and universities collaborate with K-12 science teachers to oversee the 24 teamwork oriented tournament events.   Tournament events are well-balanced between life science, earth & space science, chemistry, physics, technology, and inquiry. Competitive opportunities include Invitational, Regional, and State tournaments.

 

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 2016 Science Olympiad Regionals

Verizon App Design Challenge

Please join us in congratulating one of our sixth grade humanities students! She is a member of a six person team with students from Rocky Hill MS and Parkland MS who entered the Verizon App Design Challenge. 

Their team designed an app called AutBuddy, inspired by the autistic sister of one of the team members.  The app forges clear lines of communication for students, families, and teachers for students who struggle to communicate clearly. 

The most exciting news is that her team are national winners!

Each member wins the following:

  • A $15,000 prize to assist them in building their mobile app from their winning design, to enhance STEM education at their school or sponsoring organization, and to cover the travel costs of the adult advisor's attendance at the National TSA Conference in Nashville, Tennessee in June, 2016, if they plan to accompany the winning team. 
  • “Best in Nation” certificates for each member.
  • In-person and virtual training and support from Verizon Foundation partners to assist  the team in building and publishing their winning mobile app.
  • An android tablet for each student and adult advisor from the eight (8) Best in Nation team winners.
  • The opportunity for each Best in Nation team that develops and publishes their app by June 1, 2016, to present their app at the 2016 National Technology Student Association Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Travel, two night’s lodging, and registration fees for eligible Best in Nation winning team members and a parent/adult guardian will be covered as part of their contest award.
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2016 Verizon App Challenge Winner

Mid Atlantic Regional Future City Engineering Competition

Clemente took 1st place at the Mid Atlantic Regional Future City engineering competition on Sunday, January 30th held at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.  Teams included public and private schools from Maryland, DC, and Virginia. Pictures are from the competition.   

Future City is a cross-curricular program that lets students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades do the things engineers do: identify problems, brainstorm ideas, design solutions, test and retest, build and then share the results.  For more information, you can check out their website at  www.futurecity.org

Congratulations to Christine Zhou, Christine Gong, and Lydia Ruan. These amazing students will be moving on to the national competition in DC on February 15th! They will compete against teams from all around the country, including teams from China and Egypt! 

Teams competing at National Finals have the opportunity to win the prizes of:

1st place - Trip to Space Camp and $7500 for the school's STEM programs

2nd place - $5000

3rd place - $2000

4th place - $750

5th place - $750

The competition will be at the Capital Hilton on 16th St.

Public Viewing of Models will be 2/14/16 from 6:00pm-7:00pm and is Open to All

The Preliminary Judging will be 2/15/16 from 8:30am-2:00pm and Family and Friends may watch their team's presentation

The Awards Ceremony will be 2/16/16 from 8:15-12:30 and is Open to All

 

Join us if you can to celebrate Christine Zhou, Christine Gong, and Lydia Ruan!  Their talents and hard work are to be celebrated!

 

GO CLEMENTE PRIDE!

 

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2016 Future City Trophy 2016 Future City Display 2016 Future City Display with Students

2016 MCA Mid-Atlantic Grade Chess Championships Results 

Nine RCMS students participated in the tournament. The 6th grade won the 2nd place team trophy! 

  • Satvik Sai Lolla (6th grade) – 1stplace individual trophy   
  • Benjamin Nachod (6th grade) – 7thplace individual trophy   
  • Ishaan Bhardvaj 6th grade)  
  • Noah Ferrara (6th grade)  
  • Chad Alrawashdeh (6th grade)  
  • Ishaan Antani (6th grade)  
  • Michael Edwards (7th grade)  
  • Cathy Boman (7th grade)  
  • Apurva Chaudhary (7th grade) 

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 2016 Chess Championship 2016 Chess Championship 2 2016 Chess Championship 3

Final Frontiers Competition

10 students proudly represented Clemente Middle at the science and engineering competition, Final Frontiers held at Wooten High School on Saturday, November 14th, 2015.

The annual Final Frontiers competition, sponsored by the Maryland Space Business Roundtable and the Maryland Space Grant Consortium, took place this past November. Final Frontiers features a series of STEM (Science, technology, engineering, math) contests designed to challenge and inspire students to pursue science-related careers; the program is open to elementary, middle, and high school students. Division lines occur between grades 5-7 and 8-12. Public and private school students of Prince Georges and Montgomery County were invited to participate.  Composed of five events– Aero Car, Shuttle Arm, Lunar Bridge, Newton’s Nightmare, Golf Ball Barrage, and Mystery Event– Final Frontiers presents interactive opportunities for students to show case their strengths as engineers. Although all events pertained to physics, each component required knowledge about specific branches of the subject.

  • Adhvayith Sriram 8 gd
  • Daria Chen 8 gd
  • Dev Bhardwaj 8 gd
  • Tom Stoughton 8 gd
  • Sonia Stan 7 gd
  • Roma Dhingra 7 gd
  • Matthew Owusu 6 gd
  • Daniel Choi 6 gd
  • Ben Nachad 6 gd
  • Omar Kahn 6 gd

Omar took 1st place in SHUTTLE ARM engineering competition

Sonia, Roma, and Ben took 1st place in NEWTON'S NIGHTMARE physics competition

Adhvayith, Daria, Dev, and Tom took 2nd place in MYSTERY EVENT competition.

 

Clemente is proud of everyone!

 

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