ISS finishes strong at research competition

International School of Stavanger students win more prizes than any other Norwegian school

Photo: Jarle Aaslund / Stavanger Aftenblad These five remarkable students took home prizes in Humanities and Science/Technology.

Photo: Jarle Aaslund / Stavanger Aftenblad
These five remarkable students took home prizes in Humanities and Science/Technology.

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International School of Stavanger

Five students represented ISS at the select Young Norwegian Researchers competition in Oslo this April and walked away with outstanding results. For another year running, ISS students won more cash prizes and trips than any other school in Norway.

All of the students won monetary prizes and three of them also won academic trips to unique events around the world. Participating ISS students included Blanca Serrano (Spanish), 1st Prize Humanities; Magnus Freyer (Norwegian), 2nd Prize Science/Technology; Anna Townsend (British), 2nd Prize Science/Technology; Nick Eden (New Zealander), 2nd Prize Humanities; and Bendetta De Luigi (Italian), 3rd Prize Science/Technology.

The students’ results and winnings include trips to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (the world’s largest international pre-university science competition), the London International Youth Science Forum, and the Swiss International Wildlife Research Week.

Lynn Park, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme Coordinator at ISS, said, “For 15 years, IB Diploma students from ISS have been among the top young researchers in Norway. Each year it is incredibly rewarding to watch how these young people present their projects at the national competition in such a professional manner. It is a great experience for them.”

Of the total 119 entrants from around Norway, 28 came from ISS (more than any school in Norway).

“Original research is at the foundation of everything we believe is important in teaching and learning,” says ISS Director Dr. Linda Duevel. “ISS has had phenomenal success in this Norwegian national research competition for many years. Nothing could delight our faculty more than to see this outcome.”

The International School of Stavanger (ISS) in Norway is a private, English-language school for students from pre-school to grade 12. ISS provides a holistic, internationally-accredited and university preparatory curriculum for approximately 700 young learners representing nearly 50 countries. With its impressive academic record, welcoming community, and commitment to student well-being, ISS is one of the largest international schools in Scandinavia and attracts both local Norwegian and expat families.

This article originally appeared in the June 12, 2015, issue of the Norwegian American Weekly.

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