Riverstone International School Wins Big in Robotics, Mathematics, and Basketball
Greetings from Boise!
This past weekend, the Riverstone International School Otters showcased the diversity of their talents in engineering, mathematics, and athletics so I wanted to take a few minutes to share the exciting outcomes of their efforts!
First, the Riverstone robotics team, the Otterbots, competed in the Idaho Regional First Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics Championship. The Otterbots faced a field of 32 teams from Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Montana and, thanks to months of preparation and solid execution, advanced all the way to the semi-final round!
Secondly, on the mathematics front, two juniors took the exams for the American Math Competition 12 (AMC 12) and performed so well that they received Certificates of Distinction. As a result, they both qualified for the next level in the competition, the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME). Joe C ('21) received an Honor Roll of Distinction, placing him in the top 1% of scores in the world. With the results from this year and previous years, Riverstone Mathematics now ranks in the top 20% of schools around the world who compete in the AMC 12!
And finally, our girls and boys basketball teams continue to achieve new heights for our athletics program. On Friday night, the Varsity Boys Basketball Team defeated Wilder High School to earn 3rd place in the district tournament and advance to the state tournament. This is the fourth consecutive year that our boys basketball team has qualified for the state tournament! The Otters take to the court later this week at Vallivue High School in Caldwell. Keep an eye on our Instagram feed for the results of the game!
Our High School Girls Basketball team ended their season at the state tournament, eventually falling to Lapwai High School, the 2020 State Champions. This year was particularly meaningful for the Otters because the team played more games than any previous girls team, placed 3rd in the conference tournament, and qualified for the state tournament for the first time in school history! Two players were selected as All-Conference Honorable Mention: Zoe P ('20) and Kaija Z ('22). With only one senior graduating, the girls team is already looking forward to a strong season in 2020-2021.
Wishing you a great start to March - please stay in touch! Go Otters!
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