River City Science Academy was presented with two resolutions at the Tuesday, September 25th City Council Meeting.
The first resolution was presented by Council Member Brosche. It honored and commended River City Science Academy on its recent 10-year anniversary. It recognized RCSA’s 10 years of innovation and commitment to the educational success of Jacksonville’s students, particularly in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) curriculum.
The second resolution, presented by Council Member Wilson, honored and commended the RCSA Rockets Science Olympiad Team on winning the Florida State Championship in 2018.
For the first time in school history, the team won the State Competition and went on to represent Florida at the national competition. This is the first time a school in Duval County has won the state competition. They competed against 42 other teams, placing first at the University of Central Florida in Orlando in a series of 23 events. RCSA went on to represent Florida at the national tournament at Colorado State University in May. “My heart almost stopped,” said Ahmet Dastan, coordinator for Science Olympiad at RCSA. “I am so proud of the team.”
The Science Olympiad team also had the chance to personally meet Mayor Lenny Curry. He congratulated them on representing Duval County and winning the State Science Olympiad Championship. They were able to talk to the mayor about their interest and future goals.
Way to go Rockets!
The Science Olympiad Team in City Hall
The Science Olympiad Team waiting to be recognized during the City Council meeting
The Team meeting with Mayor Lenny Curry
The Team with Mayor Lenny Curry