'Cracking the Code' wins Intel Science Talent Search Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Mar 16, 2011 at 12:31 am
Danville resident and Venture student Evan O'Dorney, 17, won the top award of $100,000 from the Intel Foundation for his mathematical project in which he compared two ways to estimate the square root of an integer.
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Posted by Jerold Kaplan, M.D., a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Mar 16, 2011 at 2:25 pm
Ignoring the above comments, Evan, congratulations on your honor and particularly on you accomplishments in mathematics. Math is one of the purest, and simultaneously simplest yet most difficult, areas of study. May you stay true to your interest, continue to learn and teach, and succeed in your chosen profession.
Posted by Jessica Lipsky, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Mar 16, 2011 at 4:15 pm
I don't think it's fair to assume that the school district is putting all their eggs in one basket or that they don't "encourage other students with an even greater potential." If you've found inequities in SRVUSD, please let me know. Also, SAT and ACT records are not public documents.
Furthermore, check out today's article on the Odyssey of the Mind competition. Several schools in the district participated and more than a handful are going to the national competition -- what an opportunity.
As a SRVUSD grad and Oakland resident, students here are afforded many more opportunities and support here than they are in many Oakland Unified schools. Just FYI.
Posted by Barb, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Mar 17, 2011 at 7:50 am
Congrats Evan! Please ignore the comments by "Master". Clearly he/she is not in your academic league. Their ignorant comments prove that and there will always be those who are jealous. I am so happy for you and wish you all the best in your future.