DODDS-Europe briefs: Landstuhl kids tops in math competition
The Landstuhl (Germany) Elementary and Middle School Math Counts Team recently took first place in the all-DODEA math competition.
The Landstuhl team included Robbie Knetsche, Young Lee, Joseph Craver and Michael Fisher. Kara Stollee-Kiefer coaches the team.
The team will represent the Department of Defense Education Activity at the national levels, which will pit Department of Defense Dependents Schools pupils against their civilian school counterparts in Washington, D.C., on May 12.
In addition to the team accomplishment, Michael Fisher took first place in the individual competition.
Livorno students shine at history competitionStudents from Livorno Unit School in Italy took first place in the National History Day Inc. competition in the individual category and second place in the documentary category, according to a DODDS news release.
Chelsea Denkins took first place in the individual category with her “Taking a Stand for Women’s Rights,” while Gavin Portwood took second place with his documentary “Galileo.”
They competed with pupils from all of the DODDS-Europe schools.
National History Day Inc. announced the winners March 30. NHD Inc. is an educational organization dedicated to transforming the way history is taught and learned.
This year’s National History Day competition theme was “Standing Up in History.” The focus was on an individual or individuals who took courageous positions under trying circumstances. The pupils were required to use and demonstrate skills in research, writing, editing and design.
“This is a great achievement for our school,” said Livorno teacher Kay Roll. “It demonstrates the excellence of teaching that is present in the Livorno Unit School.”