Pacific Technology School - Santa Ana

Informatrix 2014 Final - Silver and Bronze

From May 8th to May 12th of this year, PTS students Elias Roos, Joseph Oten, and Kaelir Godfrey-Takaki participated in the Infomatrix competition in Bucharest, Romania.  Prior to that, from May 3rd to May 7th, the three students toured Turkey, covering Bursa, Izmir, and Istanbul during their travels. The students were accompanied by their dedicated coach, Shohrat Geldiyev and another team with teacher from MSA San Diego. When in Bucharest, the students participated in a competition that promoted international cooperation and interaction.  During this time, the students met many people from all parts of the world, and consequently built friendships that were not limited by the boundaries of their respective countries. On the second to last day of the trip, the students visited Brasov, the mountain town that houses Vlad the Impaler’s castle, and saw many historical locations. Joseph Oten and Kaelir Godfrey-Takaki received the Silver medal for their short film: “Around the World”, while Elias Roos received the Bronze medal for his program: “GenesPTS Bioinformatics Tool”. Go PTS!

PTS teams qualified for the InfoMatrix 2014 Finals again!

Congratulations to our students Elias Roos (senior), Joseph Oten (8th grade), Kaelir Godfrey-Takaki (8th grade) and to our dedicated coach, Shohrat Geldiyev. They will compete in the Programming and Short Movie categories in the final phase of the InfoMatrix. Elias’ project is “Identifying genes involved in colon cancer with bioinformatics tools” and Joseph & Kaelir’s project is called “Around the world”. The competition is going to be held in the capital city of Romania, Bucharest, on May 8th - 12th, 2014.

InfoMatrix is an International Computer Project Competition, born from a desire to bring the world's best IT students together. For more information on the competition please click here.

Best of luck at Finals!


Nuri Ozer (8A) is Los Angeles Regional Champion for National History Bee Competition!

Nuri competed on Monday, March 3rd in the National History Bee’s LA Regional Championship, hosted at Harbor Day in Newport. This was the second stage of the National History Bee and he did a fascinating job! Not only did he qualify for the finals, but he also did become the Champion for LA Regional Championship!

Students participated in several rounds of verbally answering questions with a buzzer system. The top students from each of the Regional Finals advance to the National Finals in Atlanta, GA. They will compete against more than 400 students from all over the US. The winner of the Nationals may receive 1,000 $ cash prize and a Kindle.
Congrats to Nuri and his coach Mr. Cakir!
Good luck at the Finals in Atlanta in June!

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