Casady's Science Olympiad Teams Represent Oklahoma in National Competition
Casady School’s Science Olympiad Teams represented the state of Oklahoma in national competition May 14-17 at the National Science Olympiad Tournament held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Casady's team of Nicolas Moore and Michael Ting placed eighth in the SUMO BOTS trial event, and Jackson Davis tied for eighth place in the B Division Science Bowl trial event. Casady's Division B team earned 47th and Casady C earned 53rd of the 66 teams in each division.
Casady Science Olympiad Coach and faculty member Aric Sappington was one of two middle school and two high school coaches selected from a pool of eligible applicants to receive an expenses-paid trip to the Science Olympiad Summer Institute in Phoenix, Ariz., this summer at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. The prize is valued at $2,000 eachi including registration, hotel, workshops and meals along with a travel voucher included. Mr. Sappington’s award is sponsored by Lockheed Martin.
The Science Olympiad National Tournament is the pinnacle of achievement for 120 of the country's best Science Olympiad teams, representing more than 2,000 students. In March, Casady's Division B team was named state champion for the fourth year in a row; its fourth year to compete. Casady's Division C team is in its second year of competition and roared to a first place finish this year after a second place finish in 2014. Division B includes seventh, eighth, and a limited number of ninth graders, while Division C includes ninth, tenth, eleventh, and a limited number of twelfth graders.
The National Science Olympiad is one of the nation’s most prestigious science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) competitions. Science Olympiad brings together 120 winning middle school and high school teams advancing from state-level competitions this spring. Rigorous hands-on, building and lab events led by experts from government agencies, top universities and Science Olympiad state chapters cover topics in physics, epidemiology, astronomy, chemistry, meteorology and engineering.
Friday, May 22, 2015 8:13:00 AM
Casady Parents' Organization Presents Check to the School
The Casady Parents' Organization held its annual end of year meeting on Thursday as the baton was passed from the 2014-15 board to the 2015-16 CPO board. Current president Susan Eckman presented a check to Head of School Nathan Sheldon as the CPO's gift to Casady this year.
"The CPO has given more than $3 million back to Casady through its fundraising," said Mr. Sheldon. "Because of these amazing gifts the CPO has given through the years, the CPO is one of the top 10 donors in the lifetime of the School."
Money raised through CPO events and activities provides vital resources and raises funds for Casady School Division wish lists, scholarships, libraries, programs such as Freedom from Chemical Dependency, and more. In prior years, the CPO Casady Auction has been attended by parents, faculty, and alumni and supported by community, corporate, and individual Casady family donors. In much the same fashion, but with a decided twist, CPO staged a uniquely interactive derby-themed horse race this year for a very successful inaugural Derby Days, held in April.
In November, the always popular and fun Faculty Studies Dinner will return. Faculty and parents gather for an evening together for an event that has a new but specific theme. If you would like more information about the Casady Parents' Organization, or to view the slate of officers for 2015-16, please visit the CPO website at: www.casady.org/cpo
Thursday, May 14, 2015 3:04:00 PM
Class of 2015 will Matriculate to 43 Different Colleges and Universities
In Chapel today, a special service to celebrate Casady's Class of 2015 was held. Seniors wore their college t-shirts, and Josh Bottomly, Director of College Counseling, and Dr. Janet Hubbell, Associate Director, announced where each senior will matriculate to college; along with their anticipated major and minor. It was a very special time together as a community.
Casady School's 70 seniors will matriculate to 43 different colleges and universities in the United States in the fall with 72 percent matriculating out of state and 28 percent in state, which is a record number attending out of state colleges in the past decade. Moreover, Casady's seniors were offered nearly $5 million in academic and athletic scholarship monies.
After the service, the seniors gathered together near St. Edward's Chapel to take the traditional class photograph in their college t-shirts, and they milled around on the lawn afterwards to take photos of themselves and enjoy the special day.
Below is the entire list of the 43 different colleges and universities that our seniors will matriculate to in the fall. A full list of all colleges to which Casady students have either gained acceptance or matriculated to is Casady website at: College Counseling.
Class of 2015 College Matriculation: Arizona State University, Austin College, Baylor University, Colorado School of Mines, Dartmouth College, DePauw University, Duke University, Emporia State University, Furman University, George Washington University, Gonzaga University, Iowa State University, Ithaca College, Lake Forest College, Marymount Manhattan College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Missouri Baptist University, New York University, Occidental College, Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma State University, Seton Hall University, Southern Methodist University, St. Edward's University, Texas Christian University, Trinity University, United States Military Academy at West Point, United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, University of Arizona, University of Arkansas, University of California Los Angeles, University of Central Oklahoma, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Mississippi, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, University of Oklahoma, University of Rochester, University of Southern California, Vanderbilt University, Washington University in St. Louis, Wellesley College, Xavier University of Louisiana, Yale University.
Monday, May 04, 2015 2:16:00 PM
Casady Recognizes President's Volunteer Service Awards
Casady's Community Service Program recognized students receiving President's Volunteer Service Awards. The presentation was made in Upper Division Chapel with guest speaker Mr. Gene Rainbolt, benefactor for Casady's service-learning program and of Casady's YAC (Youth Acting in the Community) program, as the keynote speaker. Senior Taylor Burrow has more than 1,000 service hours certified, which is the first in Casady's requirement history.
The President's Volunteer Service Awards recognize volunteers and service-learners who have achieved a required number of hours of service over a personal 12-month time period. Recognizing and honoring hours spent in the community sets a standard for service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation and inspires others to make service a central part of their lives. Those receiving awards are:
Hours criteria for teens 11-15 years old: 50-74 hours | Hours criteria for young adults 16-25 years old: 100-174 hours. Those students earning a Bronze Award are: Camilo Haller, Carl Albert, Caroline Silver, Catherine Zesiger, Claire Darrow, Emory Hood, Grace Griffin, Grace Patton, Grace Pitman, Covell Lindstrom, Justin Schneider, Maren Cottrell, Mary Puls, Andrew Johnson, Miranda Tortorici, Natalie Hugos, Neeley Russell, Nurmeen Jawaid, Pierce Sapper, Rachel King, Sarah Covington, Sidney Jones, Sharun Philip, and Turner Waddell.
Hours criteria for teens 11-15 years old: 75-99 hours | Hours criteria for young adults 16-25 years old: 175-249 hours. Those students earning a Silver Award are: Ann Joullian, Casey Denny, Chris Foster, Dylan Dobson, Jessica Greene, Jonathan Lee, Kaitlyn Barthell, Kate Ellis, Mariam Shakir, Megan Trachtenberg, Safra Shakir, Shaan Patel, Sydney Gibson, Barry Zhang.
Hours criteria for teens 11-15 years old: 100+ hours | Hours criteria for young adults 16-25 years old: 250+ hours. Those students earning a Gold Award are: Ananya Bhaktaram, Aubrey Hermen, Caroline Moock, Chloe Richards, Mallory Woodruff, Olivia Sprankle, Sindi Peza, and Taylor Burrow.
Monday, April 27, 2015 8:19:00 AM
Casady Latin Students Earn 108 Awards in National Latin Exam
The National Latin Exam sponsored by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League, is given to Latin students and covers general knowledge of Latin grammar, vocabulary, and translation skills with additional questions on Roman culture, derivatives, and mythology. Casady had 170 students who took the exam, resulting in 108 awards. Highlights included:
- 17 Gold Summa Cum Laude medals
- 14 Silver Maxima Cum Laude medals
- 13 Magna Cum Laude
- 11 Cum Laude
Seventh Grade (Introduction to Latin)
- 4 Perfect Certificates
- 16 Outstanding Achievement Certificates
- 33 Achievement Certificates
17 Gold Summa Cum Laude medals: Eighth graders Sara Anderson, Sahanya Bhaktaram, Kevin Black, Kathryn Li, Tucker Nelson, Claire Richardson, Daniela Rodriguez-Chavez, Daniel Schnabel, Kamran Steppe, Whitney Thomas, and Aaron Zou. Also: Tim Lee (Latin III), Symon Ma (Latin III), Aidan Raikar (Latin II), Connor Raikar (Latin IV), Maximillian Tjauw (Latin II), Calvin Tolbert (Latin III).
14 Silver Maxima Cum Laude medals: Eighth graders: Shaheer Aamir, Anna Buckley, Katherine Cadzow, James Daugherty, Margo Gianos, Hannah Hameed, Humza Razaq, Kian Steppe, John Tolbert, and Brandon Trachtenberg. Also: Alexander Coleman (Latin III), Jackson Davis (Latin II), Hannah Jordan (Latin II), and Cameron Jordanov (Latin II).
13 Magna Cum Laude: Eighth graders Ruby Berryman, Meg Bohanon, Hope Bryer-Ash, Timmy Bryer-Ash, Sean Cudd, Payton Leonard, Isabel O'Connor, and Peyton Walter. Also: Angela Jarjoura (Latin II), Justin Schneider (Latin II), Kirathi Sindhwani (Latin I), Michael Ting (Latin II), and John Zuk (Latin IV).
11 Cum Laude: Eighth graders Catherine Dube and Nicholas Kuhn. Also: Jae Ahn (Latin II), Spencer Bates (Latin IV), Claire Darrow (Latin III), Caitlin Fuller (Latin III), Blake Gerard (Latin III), Trevor Mendez (Latin IV), Linus Park (Latin III), Allison Tien (Latin IV), and Thomas Young (Latin IV).
Seventh Grade (Intro)
4 Perfect Certificates: Ahmed Hussan, Nicolas Moore, Lukas Schneider, Preston Piercey
16 Outstanding Achievement Certificates: Laura Adams, Laura Alasad, Will Dumigan, Cate Farhood, Sara Jarjoura, Rumaish Khastgir, Tony Lemcke, Joseph Manfredo, Saadia Nazir, Kunal Patel, Malavika Rajaram, Heath Stanfield, Gabe Terry, Dylan Vasan, Celine Vuong, and Nikki Weitzenhoffer.
33 Achievement Certificates: Luke Barrett, Jackson Berryman, Peter Berryman, Julia Bohanon, Ben Coleman, Caitrin Coppinger, Vivian Costello, Emma Dahlgren, Eden Dickerson, Irene Eckman, Jonathan Gerard, Parker Gwin, Tyler Hart, Reagan Hisey, Amy Jarjoura, Karoline Leonard, Tavian Maness, Malcolm Ogilvie, Christian Owen, John Pippin, Hallie Reiger, Ilsa Rizvi, Aiden Semet, Yusuf Shah, Hayes Sullivan, Ellie Taylor, Caroline Terrell, Kendall Terry, Madison Terry, Mathias Torres, Olivia Uhland, Ford Watkins, Matthew Williams.
Monday, April 27, 2015 8:05:00 AM