Publish Date: 11/6/2019
Seven students from Amit School in Be'er-Sheva won the Amit Network Physics Olympics, where outstanding students from the physics majors of the Amit schools from all over the country competed.
The winners are Daniel Corkin, Leon Trusantensky, Vladimir Yarmolenko and Michael Balushvili of Amit Be'er-Sheva (Wasserman) under the instruction of Clara Skolik and Chen Nahum, and, from Ulpana Amit Oriah (Dykman), Camila Scharf and Maayan Tzaddik of under instruction of Hana Yentov.
The girls from Ulpana Amit stood out in the competition because of their young age - 10th grade - and their impressive achievements in the competition. An additional outstanding student from the South is Halil Shaham of Amit Kama Yeruham, under the instruction of Noga Ben Simhon.
The competition, which was held at Amit Gugia in Kfar Batya last Tuesday, was initiated by Dr. Rachale Turgeman, head of the physics field at Amit, to prepare students for National and International Physics competitions.
Of the 200 total participants, twenty were selected as outstanding with the highest scores, including the seven aforementioned students from Be'er-Sheva.
The outstanding students will be accompanied and instructed by the national team coach Alex Weinberg to qualify for the national and international Olympics.
During the Olympics, students participated in fascinating workshops such as physics in sports, circus, 3D and more.
Deputy Mayor, Heftsi Zohar, who oversees the municipal education department, related, "Winning this competition and the unprecedented achievements we have won in recent years indicate that the field of physics is an anchor of excellence in the city. We will continue to give students, through the centers of educational excellence the tools needed to lead to innovative breakthrough thinking. I congratulate the winners and professional staff for their impressive achievement."
Uriah Noah Cohen Head of Amit congratulated the winning students and thanked their teacher Hana Yentov for her dedication: "Our ambition is to advance every student to realize his/her abilities in all areas of STEM education. We are confident that our students will be successful in their future scientific journey."
Zuriel Robbins, Principal of Amit Be'er-Sheva: "What characterizes these outstanding students is the fact that they are not only outstanding in physics but also their values and ethics. These students are exemplary to all of us and teach us about perseverance and commitment to purpose."