Congratulations to these amazing ODA students!
English 5 - Thesis & Rhetoric
English 5 students end their year with a 20-minute thesis defense presentation and answer questions from a panel of judges. The top students are named as finalists and compete for scholarship money. This year’s finalists were:
Three students were completed a rigorous course load during the school year, then were selected for a week-long summer internship at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Teacher: Patti Ashley
MOCK TRIAL TEAM
One Day Academy’s first-year mock trial team were named Regional Champions. They advanced to the state tournament in Dallas to compete against 48 teams, where they placed in the top half.
Teacher: Tracie Upham
Hannah Edwards competed at National History Day. She won 1st place in her region, 3rd place at state, and qualified to nationals.
Several students competed at the Celtic Invitational Speech Tournament
22 students placed in the top 5
Best Overall Competitor Award
Best Speaker Award
Teacher: Laura Holle
Exponents Robotics Team
This homeschool robotics team competes against public schools with state-funded robotics labs.
2nd Place, BEST Founders Award for Creative Design
14th place out of 60 teams in competition
Coach: Mark McIlheran
Austin Rhetoric Club
Speech and debate students compete at local tournaments throughout the year to earn a position at the regional tournament.
8 debaters & 9 speakers qualified to the regional tournament
2 debaters qualified to the national tournament
5 speakers qualified to the national tournament
Results from the national tournament:
Student: Hudson Mills
Hudson won the National Security Language Initiative Scholarship (awarded by U.S. State Department.)
He will spend the summer studying the Chinese language in Deyang, China.
Read the story about Hudson in the Austin-American Statesman