OzClo (The Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad) is an annual competition that challenges high school students to develop their own strategies for solving problems in fascinating real languages. Merici College entered a total of 9 senior and junior teams this year. Six teams achieved Bronze, two teams attained Silver and one team was awarded Gold.
Last night the Research School of Chemistry at the ANU held the annual ACT Titration Stakes - a chemistry competition. The two Merici teams (Yr 11: Shreya Bhatnagar, Emma Howse and Ashlyn Radford; Yr 12: Jade Esler, Japneet Kaur, Rosie Zielinski) placed 2nd and 3rd respectively from 29 teams and will compete again in the nationals in Term 3.
This is great work by both teams, but particularly impressive for the Yr 11s, who only did their first titration about three weeks ago!
The displayed photo shows them with the new head of school, Professor Penny Brothers.