Congratulations to Darick L. He won the 6th grade bridge breaking competition with his bridge. He set a new school record with his bridge holding 170 pounds! Way to go, Darick!
Congratulations to Maggie B. for her 2nd place finish in the Rocky Mountain Big Horn Society Poster Contest!
The winning poems for the 2010 Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards have been announced. Congratulations to all of the many hundreds who submitted poems for this year's contest. Rachael B. was one of the winners with this poem:
Our own Peace
A bowl of rice passes around the hut
We only have a handful to share,
And we have none to spare.
It goes from father, to mother, to sister, to me.
We each take our share,
My portion, as small as two fingers.
But I can not help but notice a stranger,
This small stranger wanders through the village,
Unsure of his place, or where he should be.
We invite him in, and give him a place to sit.
I can split my rice,
One finger for each of us.
For one moment in time, we created our own peace.
This Branson student's poetry work was published on TeenInk.com, and was inspired by Colorado in the fall. Great work!
This student's photography work was featured on TeenInk.com. The description for the photo is the Skyline Theater in downtown Canon City. Congratulations!
In our Introduction to Creative Writing class, students had an assignment that involved choosing, editing, and submitting a piece of writing to a teen literary magazine. Teen Ink chose Rachel W.’s poem “Joe”. Rachel’s poem will be published in their online magazine RAW. Way to go, Rachel!
On April 15, Natasia presented germination research on the Canadian River Spiny Aster, which is an extremely rare flower. There are only four known occurrences in the state of Colorado and it is ranked critically imperiled. At the regional Tribeta Biology Honor Society conference in Socorro, NM, Natasia placed second in the Ecology/Biology area with her research showing that the Canadian River Spiny Aster is rare, because of its low germination rates due to lack of embryo development in the seeds. The lack of embryo development may be caused by not having the correct soil pH and nutrients, which could be caused by fire suppression, which provides nutrients to the soil and lowers the soil pH.
Natasia will be presenting her research in Melbourne, Florida at the National Tribeta Conference, May 25.
I have been pleased to have Natasia as one of my students for the past two years. She is a testament to the hard working students in this organization. I just wanted to share my congratulations to Natasia with the rest of the BSO staff. Natasia will graduate this May and I wish her continued success.
Great job Natasia!!
Jess H, a student/athlete in 9th grade at BSO, competed in the 2006 Missouri-Valley Midwest All Star swim meet in Lawrence, KS on January 14th and 15th. He was one of the few swimmers from Colorado invited by the Midwest association to participate because of his exceptional qualifying times in his swimming events. While there he was able to achieve state qualifying times in the breaststroke, freestyle, and butterfly. Congrats Jess! Keep up the good work.
Stats taken from: http://www.mwswim.org/