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The Biofest at the Department of Biology of Sofia University ended with great success by highlighting the importance of organic and natural products and the eco-living culture . Five students from ACS , Yvette Dimitrova , Ivo Yordanov , Ognian Trajanov , Darina Molova and Boris Radulov led by biology teacher Dr . Dineva took part in the Festival as invited presenters . Yvette and Ivo presented in-vitro micropropagation of various plant species and led a hands-on session for the guests of the Biofest . Ognian and Darina presented their working application which converts figures from the Biology Textbook and a Textbook used at Sofia University in 3D images .
*** ACS President Richard T . Ewing Jr . and Foreign Languages Department Chair Yavor Gueorguiev handed certificates to the students who earned the hearts and minds of the community with their Alebrijes . The big prize – an educational trip to Spain – went to Daria Tsaneva and Nya Petrinska , while Sophia Tosheva won second place . Third place went to Lora-Maria Damyanova and Dan Markov .
*** 9th grader Dimitar Gospodinov won first place in the State Individual Judo Championship for Adolescent Boys and Girls ! More than 400 young competitors from all over Bulgaria took part .
*** 10th grader Veselina Tchimova won the silver medal with the épée at fencing tournament “ Serdika Cup ” in the girl cadets not older than 17 category .
*** ACS 10th grader Valeri Vankov made the top three and earned a silver medal in the 13th Autumn Mathematics Tournament . Valeri has already represented Bulgaria at the 22nd Balkan Youth Mathematics Olympiad , and in the past academic year , as a result of his achievements at the 12th Autumn Mathematics Tournament ( Gold Medal ), Winter Mathematics Tournament ( First Prize ) and Spring Mathematical Competitions ( Bronze ), he qualified for the Extended National Team for the Romanian Master of Mathematics and the Balkan Mathematics Olympiad . His result at the national round of the Mathematics Olympiad provided him with an invitation for the selection for the Sofia team for the 4th International Olympiad of Metropolises in Moscow .