CONGRATULATING CLARK HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TEAM; Congressional Record Vol. 159, No. 94
(Senate - June 27, 2013)

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         CONGRATULATING CLARK HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TEAM

 Mr. HELLER. Mr. President, today I wish to recognize Las 
Vegas' Ed W. Clark High School Science Olympiad Team. This group of 
outstanding high school students from my home State of Nevada recently 
accomplished something truly extraordinary in the area of environmental 
science by earning a first-place gold medal in the Science Olympiad 
National Tournament.
  The National Science Olympiad Tournament brings together students 
from all over the country to test their skills in a variety of 
scientific disciplines. This year, the competition included nearly 
6,000 top science students from across the United States, including 42 
students from Clark High School in Las Vegas. Clark High School's 
Science Olympiad Team, led by students Michael Zhou and Zachary 
Shattler, and coaches Sidney Lupu, James Miller and Jeffrey Viggato, 
took first place in the water quality event of the competition, marking 
the first time any Nevada team has won a gold medal at this national 
event. It is especially noteworthy that this award was given in an area 
of science that is of particular interest to my home State of Nevada, 
namely water quality.
  Without a doubt, this scholastic achievement was earned through 
significant effort and teamwork on the part of these exceptional 
students and educators, and they have made the State of Nevada 
immensely proud. I congratulate Clark High School's Science Olympiad 
Team, and Principal Jillyn Pendleton and Assistant Principal Joseph 
Winfield, on earning this well-deserved recognition.

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