St. Mary's Academy captured its eighth Oregon Science Olympiad championship this spring. Three teams represented St. Mary’s at the competition, placing first, fourth and fifth overall. The varsity team now will go on to represent Oregon at the Science Olympiad National Tournament in May at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The only all-female team at the Oregon Science Olympiad, the girls took 34 medals in 23 events held at Oregon State University.
Over the past three years, Catholic schools in Oregon have gone through an education revolution. Officials have introduced laptops and tablets into classrooms, with many schools giving students their own devices, even in primary grades. At Catholic high schools, iPads for students to use and take home are close to universal.
An epic Oregon City soccer game is up for a rematch 12:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, April 22.
Father Maxy D’Costa, pastor of St. John the Apostle Parish, is a skilled soccer player who will lead a team of students in a friendly but spirited contest against a student team lead by Mary Haluska, vice principal and physical education teacher. Team Maxy pulled off a close win last year.