Slovenian Schoolchildren Win Gold at the International Contest in Physics

It was held in July in Indonesia and gathered 400 young participants from 90 countries. Aleksej Jurca (Bežigrad Gymnasium) took gold, Luka Govedič (Maribor Gymnasium No. 2) won silver, and Marko Čmrlec (Maribor Gymnasium No. 2) received bronze. Urban Duh was awarded a certificate of achievement.

The children won the right to participate in the contest as the winners of the national tournament among young physicists. It took place last academic year under the auspices of the Union of Mathematicians, Physicists and Astronomers of Slovenia.

At the international Biology Contest in Coventry (Great Britain), the gymnasium student Lucija Bogataj (Škofja Loka Gymnasium) won a bronze medal. Four representatives of Slovenia participated in the contest. A certificate of achievement was awarded to Maša Smajila (Celje Gymnasium No. 1). The team also included Jernej Imperl (Maribor Gymnasium No. 2) and Anja Brdnik (Škofja Loka Gymnasium). In total, 270 pupils from 68 countries participated in the contest. The University of Warwick with the support of the Biology Section of the Royal Society of London was the host party.

Žiga Željko (Bežigrad Gymnasium) won bronze at the International Contest in Computer Science in Tehran, which involved 300 schoolchildren from 76 countries.

The International Contest in Philology in Dublin became one of the most successful contests in the history of Slovenia. Among 180 participants from 29 countries, four schoolchildren came from Slovenia. They won silver (Anja Zdovc, Bežigrad Gymnasium) and bronze (Aleksej Jurca and Ana Meta Dolinar, Bežigrad Gymnasium). Besides medals in the individual standings, the Slovenian gymnasium students won bronze in the team event. This is due to Maja Bošnjaković from the Josip Jurčič secondary school (Ivanča Gorica). Ana Meta Dolinar was also awarded a certificate of achievement.