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Olathe Student Receives National Accolade:
Olathe North High School senior Eddie Dai was one of 300 students named as a scholar in the Regeneron Science Talent Search. Dai’s project, titled “Differential Expression of Retrotransponsons in Stem Cell Lineages of the Preimplantation Embryo,” will make him the beneficiary of a $2,000 award with an additional $2,000 going to Olathe North.
“We are so proud of Eddie and all his accomplishments,” Olathe North Principal Jason Herman said. “Not only is he being recognized for this prestigious award, he has also represented Olathe North in many other academic and activity spaces. He scored a 36 on his ACT, National Science Bowl Team, 2018 Scholars Bowl Kansas 6A State Championship, National Qualifier in Congressional Debate, Science Olympiad State Champion, National Merit Semifinalist and many other awards and honors. Congratulations Eddie, you deserve all the accolades.”
Olathe North Theater Director Named Teacher of the Year:
Dustin Pence, Olathe North High School theater director, was honored at the Kansas Thespian Festival by being named as the Kansas Thespian Region 2 Teacher of the Year. The festival was held Jan. 10, in Wichita, Kansas.
“Congratulations to Mr. Pence for being named the 2020 Region 2 Thespian Teacher of the Year,” Olathe North Principal Jason Herman said. “This award is so deserved; he is passionate about his students and the Olathe North Theater Department. The productions he and his students put onstage are absolutely amazing.”
Olathe Students Thrive at Kansas Thespian Festival