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In Astronomy Class , our 12th graders constructed their own LED Constellation Kits . The LED Constellation Kit is a Maker Activity in the Student Computer Innovation and Fabrication Institute ( SCIFI ) which falls within the innovative approach in education at the College and supports students in developing practical skills and hands-on experience with different tools . Physics & Astronomy Teacher Christian Youngs and SCIFI Manager David Yordanov spent extra time in preparing the preliminary materials , design and production for the students in advance . At the end of class , the students took their own kits which are already shining in their rooms at home .
*** In late October a team of ACS students , led by SCIFI Manager David Yordanov made a debut appearance at one of the largest international hackathons launched in Russia for the community of tech geeks and developers – Hack . Moscow v3.0 . This latest edition brought together more than 700 hackers , innovators , software engineers , entrepreneurs , and idealists from all over the world to bring to life complicated and mind-blowing ideas in a 48 hour time frame . ACS students Petar Genov , Ioana Stankova , Stoyan Dinev and Kaloyan Yanchev participated .
*** The National Fall Physics Competition took place in Veliko Tarnovo . The ACS physics team demonstrated solid knowledge and skills across all age groups and stood out among the 344 participants from all around Bulgaria . In Grade 9 , Teodora Marinova and Vasil Rahnev took 3rd prize . In Grade 10 , Spas Dimitrov took 2nd prize and Atanas Iliev took 3rd prize . In Grades 11-12 , Todor Kiurkchiev took first prize , while Zahari Stoimenov and Preslava Boycheva took 3rd prize .