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At Challenger, we help students recognize the benefits they gain from the mental sweat of their academic pursuits. Students discover how the knowledge and skills they acquire enhance their lives, and they learn to live and think independently.
We admire the attainment of worthwhile goals and find inspiration in recognizing others who excel. Challenger students know that it is through their hard work and achievement, rather than the award given, that they find the rewards of joy and self-worth. Congratulations to the achievers in this issue!
Since online learning and in-person classes are not the same experience, some of the information in this newsletter will be more relevant to on-campus students and their parents, while other portions will apply more to those involved in remote education. Look for the bell icon to indicate information for on-campus students and the laptop icon for online students.
This year, Challenger students continued the tradition of achievement in the field of science.
David H. (Salt Lake, UT) was an overall district winner in the University of Utah Science and Engineering Fair Junior Division. Ilesh S. (Berryessa, CA) was awarded “Most Promising Young Scientist” and Unnati S. (Ardenwood, CA) won first place in the Junior Division of the California Science and Engineering Fair. David H. (Salt Lake, UT), Ethan B. (Salt Lake, UT), Lana C. (Salt Lake, UT), Sarah W. (Sandy, UT), Sarina M. (Avery Ranch, TX), Sowmya S. (Berryessa, CA), and Sudhanva B. (Ardenwood, CA) were nominated to the Broadcom MASTERS national level.
Many other students placed in regional Science Fair events, and quite a few also qualified for state Science Fair competitions.
First-place category winners include:
A number of Challenger students (below) competed in qualifying contests for the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Aditya J. (Salt Lake, UT) and Vayun K. (Middlefield, CA) qualified to compete in the national event later this month.
Each year, Challenger fifth through eighth graders participate in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) American History Essay Contest. Essays are judged for historical accuracy, adherence to topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness.
Challenger students traditionally perform extremely well in this contest, and this year was no exception. Many campuses reported chapter award winners from the contest—in several chapters, Challenger students swept the awards for every grade—and a number of students advanced to win at the district, state, and region levels!
We applaud the dedication and hard work of the many students who distinguished themselves this year in outside activities, including these achievers:
On-campus and online eighth-graders and their families are looking forward to Challenger graduation ceremonies in June. Watch for an invitation in May.
On-campus students will participate in our annual math contest that begins May 17. Throughout the year, students study math by building one concept upon the next in logical sequence. Students practice what they have learned by solving problems that require extending their knowledge to higher levels. This event offers students the opportunity to apply their math skills in an enjoyable, quick-paced contest.
Challenger’s summer program is designed to review academic concepts while offering meaningful interaction with teachers and other students.
Half-day and all-day programs are available and begin June 14. It’s the perfect way to enrich your child’s summer days!
If you have not yet enrolled your child in an on-campus summer program and would still like to do so, follow the steps below.
It’s that simple! Click here to see the payment schedule, and contact your campus office with any questions. We look forward to a summer of fun and learning with your child.
Mark your calendars now for our two main breaks during next school year.
Challenger will not be in session during the dates listed below:
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