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Fairmont Student Among Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS

Fairmont Private Schools – North Tustin Campus student Nadia A. was named a Top 300 Broadcom MASTER last month in the competitive STEM competition. Nadia was nominated for the competition after placing second at the Orange County Science Fair in her category. Nadia also won four special awards for her science project on water filtration.

“I used tree branches to filter bacteria out of water,” Nadia said, describing her project. “This allows for a low-cost solution to a major issue of contaminated water.”

Nadia chose her project after learning about recent water crises.

“Water is a basic necessity and water-borne illnesses are the leading cause of death in children in the world,” Nadia explained.

Though Nadia did not proceed on to the finals (a list of top 30 applicants) of the Broadcom MASTERS, she is thankful to be included in the top 300 out of the 6,000 nominees that competed.

“It’s a huge honor to be named a semi-finalist,” Nadia said. “Being a semi-finalist gave me encouragement that others saw the potential impact of my project and I am determined to keep working on improving my filter design.”

Fairmont Private Schools 8th grade graduate Jian P. was also included on the list for his science fair project, Elliptical Wingtip Extensions: A Novel Way to Improve Airplane Performance. Congratulations to both of these amazing students!

Top photo: Fairmont North Tustin Campus Orange County Science Fair Winners. Nadia A. is second from the left. 

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Shelby Wagner - 1st Grade Teacher Fairmont Historic AnaheimTop Teacher & Skating Champion
Shelby “My favorite part of being a teacher is the children I get to teach.”
  • Is one of the head teachers for the Fountain Valley Artistic Skating Club, teaching regional and national champions. She also teaches beginner classes every Saturday morning.
  • Every year, her students are amazed to find that their teacher has a life outside of the classroom.
“I love feeling like I’m part of a family [at Fairmont].”
Keira Kamath - 5th Grade Fairmont Anaheim HillsScience & Tennis Superstar
keira “I like how there are so many different specialty classes at Fairmont Anaheim Hills, like art, music, PE, science lab, computer lab, and Spanish.”
  • She would like to be a professional tennis player when she grows up, or maybe a doctor.
  • Loves dance and plays the piano
  • Her favorite class is science “because you get to figure out stuff, and I like to do experiments.”
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nicolas“The teachers and the amount of support they provide to not only me, but to the whole entire community here at Fairmont is probably what I like most about attending Fairmont Historic Anaheim.”
  • He would like to be a professional soccer player, or a doctor specializing in the field of sports medicine.
  • Enjoys basketball, piano, and soccer pitch.
  • His favorite subject is math “because I like to be challenged, and math is full of challenges.”
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dancing"What I like most about Fairmont is that I get to learn and meet new friends.”
  • He wants to be a professional dancer when he grows up.
  • Is trained in ballet and ballroom dancing.
  • Loves writing and creating new stories.
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Nicole "The best part about teaching at Fairmont is being able to work with a diverse group of students who are all incredibly talented. It is amazing to be able to challenge students at such a young age and watch these children grow throughout the year.”
  • Loves camping, reading, and traveling
  • Her students love learning random things about her – like the fact that when she was in kindergarten she wanted to be Spiderman when she grew up.
  • Her proudest moments are the times when a student on campus is excited to see her, oftentimes telling her that she’s “the best teacher in the world.” “I live for those moments.”
“I choose to teach at Fairmont because of the sense of community, as well as the drive for our students to succeed.”
DJ Clovis - Music Teacher Fairmont North TustinRunning to the Rhythm
DJ Clovis “I get to work with amazing staff, faculty, parents, and most importantly, students!”
  • Teaches music to all grades — from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade
  • Coaches (or has coached) football, basketball, and Run Club
  • Plays bass trombone
  • NJHS Conflict Resolution Coach
  • He has run 15 marathons and 4 ultra marathons.
“The best part of teaching at Fairmont is the autonomy — being able to create a program that fits all of my students. At Fairmont North Tustin, I get to help with a lot of different activities.”