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Students taking Chinese at Notre Dame this semester entered a national poster contest sponsored by CLASS (Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools) in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Month. The contest theme was “Chinese and Me 中文和我”, and each school was allowed to submit five entries. Notre Dame's entries earned two silver awards, a bronze award and two honorable mentions.

As part of our Explorations of Data Science class along with the AP CS-A class, we travelled to San Francisco for the Women of Silicon Valley event. The event was full of women in STEM who shared their personal stories about how they became involved in the tech field.

In March, talented local writers — ages 13 to 18 — applied to become the next Santa Clara County youth poet laureate. In early April, judges announced seven finalists that would be considered for the honorary post of Santa Clara Youth Poet Laureate. At a commencement ceremony on April 30, following a poetry showcase, Notre Dame junior Anna Yang was chosen as the next Santa Clara County youth poet laureate.

Junior Snikitha Banda was once again named a finalist at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world’s largest international pre-college science competition awarding approximately $4 million in prizes each year. She was one of twelve students awarded the Grand Prize - Best of Championship Award at the 2022 Synopsys Silicon Valley Science and Engineering Fair, where nearly 800 students present outstanding and innovative research.

Notre Dame junior, Joyce Yang, received the FIRST Robotics Dean's List Award last weekend at the championship event held in Houston, Texas. Joyce was chosen as one of ten winners out of more than 400 finalists. This award acknowledges outstanding leadership and impact in promoting FIRST and STEM for students with outstanding academic records. Joyce has been instrumental on our team in leading the programming committee and creating documentation of training, design process and team outreach.

As part of an eventful weekend, the Janksters attended the 2022 Silicon Valley Regional (SVR), at San Jose State University in California. After an intense one-week turnaround from our previous regional in Monterey Bay, Team 1967 was ready to hit the field again with our 2022 competition robot, Josh. Becoming the most decorated team at SVR, the Janksters came home with a grand total of four awards: the Woodie Flowers Award, the Safety All-Star Award, the Judges’ Award, and the Dean’s List Finalist Award.

At Notre Dame High School in downtown San Jose the topic of period products might not be a big deal and the concept of having to do without these basic necessities is unthinkable.  But for many people throughout the San Jose community, this is the harsh reality.  According to Sacred Heart Community Center (SHCS), who serves thousands of people each month, some are often forced to stay at home rather than attend school or work due to a lack of adequate supplies.

Recently, Notre Dame’s Robotics Team, the Janksters, competed at the FIRST Robotics Competition Monterey Bay Regional, marking their first in-season, in-person tournament since 2019. After more than seven weeks of designing, manufacturing, and programming a robot from scratch, the Janksters brought their vision from blueprints to a 96 pound robot with 6 wheels, 9 motors, 2 sensors, and 3 sub mechanisms. Alongside 36 teams from across California, Team 1967 persevered through 3 days of tough qualification matches, numerous setbacks, and incredible elimination rounds.

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