A senior from Woodbridge High School was named Hero of the Week by KNX News 97.1 FM.
In an interview with a producer for the 24-hour-news radio station, student Anisha Bhatnagar from the Irvine Unified School District spoke about her passion for making it more accessible and affordable for her classmates to compete in Science Olympiad.
Founded in 1984, Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 STEM education, increasing opportunity and diversity in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers.
“To succeed in an event, you often will have to buy different kits or different materials,” Anisha said. “We also need to spend money to go to invitationals, which are like practice competitions. But if we don’t have the funds to do so, that puts us at a disadvantage against teams that do.”
Intent on assisting her peers, the 17-year-old student created a curriculum-based summer camp for children ages 4 through 13. This initiative allowed her to help students who wanted to join but had concerns about covering registration expenses and fees associated with competitions.
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