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Elementary School State Champ Science Team and Natasha Andronova

Posted: December 10, 2008

Elementary School State Champ Science Team and Natasha Andronova

This past fall, Natasha Andronova spent time working with the two teams of science students from the Huron Valley Oxbow Elementary School in White Lake Township preparing presentations for a State science competition. The girls visited AOSS prior to their regional competition, where they took first and second place.

We’re just heard that one of the teams, picture attached, took first place in the state tournament. Science teacher, Chris McAuliffe, spoke about the win and Natasha’s mentoring of the girls.

“We have some very exciting news for you. The girls competed last weekend at the state tournament in Novi and took first place. We would really like to thank you for all of your help. You inspired the girls and took the time to make them feel important. They told the judges that they couldn't believe somebody as important as you took the time to help them. You made a difference in their lives. I have included a pic for you. Thanks again and we will keep in touch.”

Natasha is already talking about “adopting” the girls and of course, continuing to work with their teacher. This is a great example of how a small amount of outreach can reap huge benefits. Congratulations to the two teams, Mr. McAuliffe and Natasha.

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