On Wednesday 20 May St Leonard’s College hosted the regional finals of the da Vinci Decathlon, an academic competition designed to challenge and extend high-achieving students. Students compete in teams of eight across 10 disciplines including engineering, mathematics, code breaking, art and poetry, science and english.
da Vinci Decathlon regional champions
Posted on Friday 22 May 2015
St Leonard’s College entered two teams and for the third year in a row we topped the competition, placing first (Yellow team) and third (Green team). Both teams qualified to participate in the state finals held on Tuesday 26 May, where they faced extremely fierce competition from some of the highest-achieving students in Victoria. Both St Leonard’s teams performed brilliantly, with the Yellow team placing fifth and the Green team coming in ninth.
Congratulations to both da Vinci Decathlon teams on this outstanding achievement. All the students worked to the best of ability and put in many hours of hard work in preparation for the competition.
St Leonard’s Yellow (pictured above): Lilly Shen, Ewan McRobinson, Blake Allan, William Kervin, Tallen Zhang, Stephanie Barwick, Jessica Haydon and Ethan Liberman.
St Leonard’s Green (pictured below): Chloe Hoover, Peter Caddaye, Vicki Lin, Adison Ding, Spencer Jaffrey, Ella Roberts, Michael Jiang and Tomi Mitchell.
The da Vinci Decathlon is part of St Leonard’s College’s Talent Development program, which provides opportunities for high-achieving students to challenge and extend themselves through participation in programs such as Tournament of the Minds and Spellmasters.