Junior High School
FAMILY S.T.E.A.M NIGHT @ AMBRIDGE JUNIOR HIGH
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Ambridge Junior High School
c/o Don Ayers, Brad Olenic
401 First Street
Freedom, PA 15042
Phone: 724-266-2833 x 3242
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On Saturday, February 3rd, ten students from Ambridge Area Junior High competed at Penn State Beaver for the annual Beaver County MathCounts Competition. MathCounts is a nationwide junior high school math program. Its purpose is to administer math enrichment, coaching, and competition programs, while increasing enthusiasm and enhancing achievement in middle school mathematics. Each year, 500+ local competitions and 57 state competitions are conducted through the United States.
Competitors from Ambridge were: Rudy Erickson, Leah Fritsch, Will Gruca, Josh Hovan, Camden Mawhinney, Elliott Powell, Dalton Prevost, Ivan You, Evan Waschak, and Nicholas Waschak.
After 3 rounds of competition, our four person team of Rudy Erickson, Josh Hovan, Elliott Powell, and Ivan You won the 2nd place team trophy. After the final countdown round, where each student in the top ten came to the stage for a head to head contest, three of our students placed in the top ten. Ivan You earned the 8th place spot, Elliott Powell the 5th place award, and Rudy Erickson earned 3rd place.
As part of the top 4 individuals in Beaver County, Rudy Erickson will be representing Ambridge and Beaver County at the state MathCounts competition in Harrisburg on March 23-24, 2018. Please join us in supporting Rudy as he travels to Harrisburg to compete against students across Pennsylvania!
As part of the 8th grade Accelerated Science class, the students began work on a Science Fair project in early September and work diligently through the end of January culminating in the Junior High Science Fair. This year was the 21st annual competition. We bring in judges from various walks of science related life as our experts to interview the students. We award the top four projects with certificates and checks. The top 20 will then attend the annual Pittsburgh Regional Science Fair at Heinz Field just after Spring break.
On November 17th, Ambridge Junior High welcomed Special Agent Jeff James from the United States Secret Service ,as a guest speaker for the 8th grade history classes. As a member of the Secret Service for the past 22 years , Agent James has many roles, which include presidential and dignitary protection and security , Presidential threat investigations and counterfeit money investigations. During his presentation , Agent James spoke about the history and duties of the Secret Service. In addition, students learned and some participated in demonstrating the formations and procedure used to protect the president in large crowds. Everyone enjoyed listening to Agent James’s personal stories and having their questions answered.