The recipient of the this year's Wendy Boyd Beyond the Call Award is LaNette Barnum! LaNette was honored at the June 20th board meeting for her years of dedicated service. She has been the PSP President at Gateway for two years, has organized countless school events, and is well-respected by parents, teachers, staff and administration. Thank you, LaNette, for being an outstanding example of volunteerism!
Coastal Marine Biolabs (CMB) has accepted Western Sierra incoming senior Jennifer Weiher into their highly competitive NeuroLab program this summer. Thirty students are selected annually for participation in this advanced and interdisciplinary learning experience from a pool of top-performing 11th and 12th graders nationwide. With funding support from the National Institutes of Health, the NeuroLab Program provides a rare opportunity for high school students to experience how science unfolds in a real-world biomedical research setting.
WSCA Junior, Henry Low, took first place and the grand prize at the Synopsys Sacramento Regional STEM Fair. The fair is the premier science competition in Northern California, where high school students from 12 different counties compete and exhibit their science fair research. Low developed a software application for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety, including research that proved the effectiveness of his application.
Nick Oehler was recognized at the April Board of Directors Meeting for his achievement in reaching the rank of Eagle Scout. Nick's Eagle Project was completing a "Kinder Garden" at the Gateway campus. He was presented with a plaque from the Board of Directors and a thank you letter from each kindergarten student. He is shown here with Doug Johnson, Board Chair, as well as Ian Antoon and Jude King.
Rocklin Academy Turnstone and Rocklin Academy Meyers were ranked the #1 and #2 schools by the Niche organization! The rankings were based on state test scores, student diversity, the quality of our teachers, our student-teacher per classroom ratio, and the overall excellence of our school district. More than 100,000 schools were ranked across the nation using 27 million opinions gathered from about 300,000 parents and students.