Outstanding innovation and creativity were on display at the 2017 CIJE West Region Girls High School Engineering Conference on May 18th at the Westside JCC in Los Angeles. Students from Meira Academy, Palo Alto, the Torah High School, San Diego, Yeshiva University Girls High School, and Valley Torah Girls High School, Los Angeles, knocked it out of the park with their design engineered devices. These devices solved problems that ranged from waking sleepy drivers to a device that helped blind people learn the alphabet.
The winning Project of the Year was a project from Valley Torah Girls, was developed by Adina Ziv, Meital Shafgi, Aviya Gaviel and titled “CS2 Car Sleeping.” Their project focused on a sensor that detected when drivers were getting sleepy and once activated would wake them up using a device that vibrates. With 20% of road accidents linked to fatigue, this project has the potential to save lives.
Winners from the other categories were:
- Award for Best Social Value, “The Wheel Awake,” by Edan Green and Elinor Shalom, Valley Torah Girls High School
- Award for Outstanding Engineering Achievement, “Follow PET” by Toma Riskin, Tehila Nissim, Ita Rice, Meira Academy
- Award for Best Visual Display, “Sensory Insight,” Tzila Hadad, Gila Kohanbash, Penina Waghalter, Liana Seidenfeld, Yeshiva University High School.
- Award for Innovation “Breader,” Chana Shenghalan, Rachel Leibowitz and Sharon Aharonoff, Valley Torah Girls High School
- Award for Best Team Pitch, “Chill Pill,” Orel Shachar, Sarah Andron and, Dvora Olkha, Valley Torah Girls High School
In a nationwide art contest, 9 out of 15 winners are students at VTHS Girls Division! Our young women compete in the Graceful Envelope competition every year, and, under the tutelage of Hedy Harris, they have seen amazing success.
9th grade winners:
Shaked Abutul, Noa Neim, Danya Parker
10th grade winners:
Tehila Eglanov, Enya Goodman, Jennifer Khorramian, Yael Mehrannia, Devora Weinfeld,
Today’s Breakfast & Learning was an inspiring event for the boys and their fathers (and quite a few grandfathers). The breakfast was yummy and the learning even better.
Our Real Estate club hosted Yoni Zisblatt’s Grandmother ( Mrs. Esther Blaich ) as a guest speaker. Over 25 students attended her Real Estate Investing lecture.
Mrs. Blaich shared her vast experience with the boys and enlightened them with her real estate acumen.
Don’t miss the Pre-Chanukah Breakfast & Learning to be held on Sunday, November 22.
The Boys Division Mock Trial Team participated in their first Mock Trial yesterday.
Valley Torah hosted some amazing soon to be 8th graders for the first ever Creativity Week! The week started with a Dodger game on Sunday and then every subsequent day the students enjoyed davening, breakfast, learning and basketball as well as how to fly drones, improv comedy, cardboard arcade building and soldering.
Mrs. Gross was delighted to present various awards to deserving students at our final awards assembly of the year. Congratulations to the following girls for receiving an award this month. The entire Valley Torah faculty is very proud of you!
Aerial Robotics Club in full swing! Teams learned how to solder in preparation to build their competitive drones!
Four young men from Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim, NY (two of them home-grown: Ariel Darrison & Nosson Felt) arrived last week to learn in our beis medrash and to mentor our boys. They will be staying until Shavuos. Their presence has already greatly enhanced the atmosphere.
Civil attorney, Baruch Cohen, will be delivering a special presentation to the boys on December 25 at 3:15 PM. Fathers are invited to attend (mincha will begin at 3:00 PM).
The VTHS CAISE club, our Israel advocacy group, hosted a gala lunch meeting for all its members. They were joined via Skype by Erica Miller, Early Engagement Director at AIPAC.
Ms. Miller shared many ways our club members can get involved and make a real difference in Israel’s political landscape.
Thank you to Dr. Uri & Mrs. Efrat Zisblatt for generously sponsoring lunch.