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February 22, 2019

Bethesda Christian School captured several ribbons issued at the ACSI Area Math Olympics, held at St. Paul’s Preparatory Academy in Arlington on Friday, Feb. 15.

More than 200 students representing 18 schools qualified for the Area competition on the basis of their performance in the ACSI District Math Olympics contest. Mrs. Nancy Berman, elementary dean, serves as Math Olympics Coordinator for the BCS Math Olympics team, stated, "Being involved in the ACSI Math Olympics competition enhances learning beyond the classroom. It equips and challenges our students toward God-honoring applications of their math abilities...and it's fun!"

A total of 27 BCS students qualified for the Area Math Olympics. Fifteen Ambassadors earned Superior ratings, ten received Excellent and one attained a Good rating. 

We are so proud of these students' hard work and accomplishments. Below you'll find the results from the competition: 

Third Grade
Abram Alexander, Computation–Superior, second place
Nikolai Burgess, Reasoning–Superior, first place
Chloe Jefferies, Computation–Excellent
Aubrey Nguyen, Computation–Excellent
Yanza Nyunja, Reasoning–Excellent

Fourth Grade
Matthew Benson, Computation–Excellent
Chloe Preston, Reasoning—Superior, third place
Joshua Snow, Reasoning—Superior, third place

Fifth Grade
Jared Hatfield, Reasoning—Excellent
Cole Hamilton, Computation–Superior, second place
Emma VanZuiden, Reasoning–Superior
Allen Varghese, Reasoning—Excellent

Sixth Grade
Mark Abraham, Computation–Superior, third place
Ben Burgess, Reasoning—Superior, first place
Alana Cooper, Computation–Superior
Asher Isgitt, Reasoning—Superior
Mitchell Minyard, Reasoning—Superior
Bo Scheufler, Computation–Superior

Seventh Grade
Cason Clagg, Reasoing—Good
Elijah Holdeman, Reasoning—Excellent, second place
Stephen Lovelady, Computation–Superior, second place
Eden McKenzie, Computation–Excellent, fourth place
Hephzibah Sujoe, Reasoning—Superior, first place

Eighth Grade
McKenna Franks, Computation–Superior, first place
Eli Haddox, Computation–Excellent, fourth place
Zachary Hall, Computation–Excellent

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January 15, 2018

We are so proud of our Robotics teams! Our senior school team competed at TCC on Saturday, Jan. 6 where they qualified for the North Texas Regional Championship on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The team took 2nd place in the Inspire Award and 1st in the Connect Award. They were also 4th alliance captain in the robot game and the alliance team placed fourth in the game.

On Saturday, Jan. 13, our elementary and middle school teams, Ambassador Stars, Ambassador Lightning and Ambassador Blue competed in their second qualifier. The three teams advanced to the Regional Championship and Ambassador Blue took second place all around, the Championship Award. These three teams will be added to the other two teams who placed first and second Championship Awards from the first qualifier to automatically advance to the regional. The Regional Qualifier takes place on Saturday, Feb. 3. 

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  • National Merit Scholars

    We are so excited to announce that Mack Cleveland, Class of 2019 graduate, has been named a Finalist in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. 

    Taylen Day, Rachel Gruenbaum, Caleb Phelps and Anson Sujoe have been named as National Merit Commended Scholars, placing them in the top 3 percent of the nation!

    Last but not least, Caleb Shelter has been named one of the 7,000 College Board National Hispanic Scholars, and among the top 2.5 percent of all Hispanic students who took the PSAT.

    These students join the ranks of Bethesda's 16 National Merit Scholars, 44 Commended Scholars, 17 National Hispanic Scholars and 2 National Achievement Outstanding Participants. We are so proud of these students and are excited to see what God has in store for them after graduation.