STEM Students in the News

Regional Robotics Competition
Posted 12/06/2023

We had two teams represent STEM at the Regional Robotics competition earlier this month. In a field of 38 teams who participated, five teams were chosen to advance to the state competition.

Team "STEM Androids" earned 1st place for Robot Performance and were also named overall Champions.
Team "DOMANEK" earned  2nd place in Robot Performance.

Both teams will be advancing to the State competition in January 2024.

Congratulations Mr. Zonker and Mrs. Zonker, for leading our robotics teams to victory!



Congratulations to our Reflections Winners!
Posted 12/04/2023

Congratulations and thank you to all the 2023-2024 National PTA Reflections participants! Our theme this year was “I am Hopeful Because…” and the entries were incredibly creative and inspirational.  
Below is a list of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category. Categories are divided by grade level. All of the Awards of Excellence winners (1st place) will move on to the RCPTA for Council Level Reflections Program for judging. All of the entries, excluding the first place winners, will be returned to your teachers this week. The students listed below will be recognized in an awards ceremony at STEM in February 2024 (date TBD).
Once again, thank you to all who participated and volunteered to ensure that this year’s program was a success!

Intermediate- 5th Grade


1st place - Madeline Wan - Hills of Hope

2nd place - Anderson Yu - I am hopeful because…..

Junior High - 6th thru 8th Grade


1st place - Naomi Zhang - World Peace

2nd place - Edelline Andra - Path of life

3rd place - Yanuo Dora Zhou - Flicks of Reality


1st place - Jacob Orozco - Looking Forward

2nd place - Ian Paradise-Jones - Dog and the Sun

3rd place - Connor Kennedy - Discovery of Nature


1st place - Gabriella Santos - Was it Fate?


1st place - Aubriana Ippolito - I am Hopeful Because….

2nd place - Penelope Goatcher - Calypso

3rd place - Anouk Trujillo Martinez - I am hopeful because….


1st place - Joaquin Joseph - With hope as my guide

2nd place - Emily Topete - I’m Hopeful because of ME

3rd place - Charlie Drymon - Me and My Hopes

High School - 9th thru 12th Grade


1st place - Anthony Hernandez - Glimpse of Hope


1st place - Rahm Braslaw - The Gujarati Businessman


1st place- Tiana Huq - Unleashing Hope


1st place - Julianne Nguyen - Hope

2nd place - Eubin Oh - Hope in Everyday Things

3rd place -  Jacob Shendi - I am hopeful because GOD is there


1st place -  Sky Bartel    - Bottle Planet

2nd place -  Ching Chung    - When there’s life, there’s hope

3rd place -    Kate Reznick    - Here Comes the Sun

Holden and Tiger6th Grade Golfer at Pebble Beach! 
Posted 10/26/23

Congratulations to STEM 6th-grader, Holden Bautista who was one of 60 kids selected to participate in the TGR Junior Invitational hosted by Tiger Woods and sponsored by Taylor Made at Pebble Beach Golf Hole in One!Course. While in Pebble Beach, Holden made his first “hole-in-one” ever, then in the same round, Holden made his second “hole-in-one” in front of Tiger Woods and was able to share the special moment with him!