Student Achievements and Awards
Many Quarry Lane students participate and win awards in a variety of national, state and local competitions and have been recognized for outstanding achievement.
Science, Math and Technology
Tri-Valley Science and Engineering Fair - one Second Place, four Third Place, three Special Award and one Honorable Mention, 2011
Winner of the American Mathematics Competition - qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination, 2011
National Science Teacher Association/Toshiba ExploraVision Science Competition - Honorable Mention, 2005; four Honorable Mention, 2004; Honorable Mention, 2003; First Place in the US (out of 14,000 entries), 2002. Read more at http://www.exploravision.org/about/
Apex Math Competition - 2011, 2010
Continental Mathematics League Competition - 2005
American Scholastic Math Association Contest - (USA & Canada) Second Place, 2005
Las Positas College Regional Science Bowl - 2010, 2008, 2007
Northern California First Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics Championship - 2011, 2009, 2007
Alameda County Fair Science - two First Place and one Second Place, 2007
Robotics: Redwood City Regional Championship Trophy, Lincoln Qualifying Tournament Judges Award for the Best Rookie Team, 2011.
Visual and Performing Arts
GFWC Dublin/San Ramon Women's Club Art & Photography Contest - (District) Second and Third Place, (Local) three Second Place, three Third Place and two Honorable Mention, 2011; (Local) seven awards: First Place, Second Place and several Honorable Mentions, 2010; (District) Second Place, (Local) First Place, two Second Place, Third Place and Honorable Mention, 2009; (District) First Place, Third Place and Honorable Mention, (Local) two First Place, two Second Place and one Third Place, 2008; (Local) First and Third Place, (District) First Place, 2007; (District) Honorable Menton, (Local) two First Place and one Second Place, 2006; (District & Local) Third Place, 2004
Livermore Valley Opera Romeo and Juliet Poster Contest, 2011
San Francisco Earth Day Festival - Participant, 2011
National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards - Honorable Mention and Silver Key, 2011
Alameda County Fair Art Competition - 40 Fist Place, 16 Second Place, 1 Third Place, 5 Judges' Favorite, 6 Best of Class, 2012; 29 First Place, 14 Second Place and two Best in Class Awards, 2010; First Place and Judges' Choice, 2009; First Place and Best Overall, 2006; 13 First Place, nine Second Place, six Third Place and two Judges' Favorite, 2007; seven First Place, 19 Second Place, three Third Place, two Judges' Favorite and two Best of Class, 2005
City of Dublin, Dublin Pride Poster Contest - First Place (Grade 4), Second Place (Grade 11), 2012; Second Place, 2010; two Second Place, 2009; First Place and two Second Place, 2008; Winner, 2006; Special Award, 2005
California State Fair Youth Art and Design Expo - Second Place, 2008
California Society for Biomedical Research Middle School Poster Contest - First Place, 2007
Danville International Children’s Film Festival - Finalists, 2006
Mount Diablo Women's Club Art Contest - (Local and State) First Place, 2005
California State Summer School for the Arts - Winners, 2001
Congressional Art Competition- First Place, 2012.
Essays and Orations
Harvard Model Congress - Certificate of Excellence, 2012; Certificate of Excellence, 2011
Stanford Model UN- Six Top Awards, including the highest award of Outstanding Delegate, 2013; Four Top Awards, including Best Delegate, 2012.
Odyssey of the Mind, "Omer" Award, 2011
Optimist International Essay and Oratorical Contest - First, Second and Third Place, 2011; (District) First Place, 2010; (Regional) First and Third Place, 2009; (Regional) First Place, 2008; (Regional) First Place, 2007; (Regional) First Place, 2005; (Regional) First and Third Place, 2004
The Ayn Rand Institute Anthem Essay Contest, Third Place Internationally, 2009
California Writers Club Fifth Grade Writing Contest - Second Place, 2007
Morgan Stanley International Foundation's J8 Competition - National Semi-finalist, 2007
Scripps National Spelling Bee - Qualified, 2012; (Regional) Third Place, 2004
National Geographic Geography Bee- 2013, 2012, 2011, 2004
National News Bowl - 2004
Reader’s Digest National Word Power Challenge - Three students placed in the top 100 and went on to compete in the State Championships
Golden Gate Speech Association - 2013: Co-champions, Public Forum Category, Debate Division; 2013: Finalist; Impromptu Category, Individual Speech Division.
High School Tri-Valley Futsal League Champions in 2011, 2010
Junior Olympics - Four students qualified, three competed in nationals, 2005
Student Clubs and Extracurricular Activities
Berkeley Chess School Tournament - Top Score and Third Place, 2004
National Merit Scholarship Program - Two Semi-Finalists, 2012; one Outstanding Participant, plus two Semi-Finalists, 2010.
Livermore City Council - Avid Reader Medal, 2009
Alameda County Fair Education Department Contest - Best in Show, eight First Place, two Second Place, four Best of Class and two Judge's Favorite, 2004
National Society of Gifted and Talented - 75% of Quarry Lane students qualify as gifted and talented
Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth International Mathematics and Verbal Talent Search - High Honors, 2012; High Honors, 2010
Cougars of Distinction Character Awards - Each month students receive awards based on Cougar values of compassion, courage, honesty, respect and responsibility