This year, students in Programming 12 are using Unity 3D game engine and the C# programming language to build a mobile application to complete in this year's Technovation Challenge. They are also creating a business plan that includes various models earning income around their mobile application idea. In April, everything comes together for a Dragon's Den-style venture pitch in front of a panel of judges at a regional competition.
Move over Elon! Students in Physics 12AP and ADST12 / STEAM have been working hard at completing the pre-builds to compete in UBC's 40th annual Physics Olympics competition, which will be held this Saturday, March 10th. This year, students are building a vinegar and baking soda (CO2) powered rocket that flies through a restriction to hit a target on the ground 8 meters from the launch site. They are also building a spinning top using a ball point pen. The top is powered by a 1KG weight falling a distance of 1.8 meters. Sorry, this is a TOP SECRET build. Mr. Chow regrets the he is unable to show any additional pictures of our solutions at this time. Stay tuned, after the competition I will share video and pictures of their progress.
Our Senior Basketball Angels fought their way into the AA Provincial Basketball Championships, playing some inspired basketball down the stretch. Having to play two extra games during the lower mainland tournament to qualify as a wildcard in the provincial tournament, the Angels found themselves ranked 14th out of the 16 teams.
Jeanna Pillainayagam ‘19 and Asha Mior ‘20 recently returned from competing at the 2018 National Public Speaking Championships in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Nationals featured the very best public speakers from across the country, with a number of competitors who had even competed and won at the Worlds level in previous years.