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Eleventh grader Yana Peeva , who is pursuing French as a second foreign language at ACS , placed 3rd in the National round of the Multi-Lingual Competition with 72 out of 90 points , only 8 points behind the winner .
*** Students built their own airplanes at the Student Computer Innovation and Fabrication Institute ( SCIFI ) makerspace . Initiated by ACS 10th grader Martin Donev , who is also one of the leaders of the SCIFI Makers Club , the activity made use of Martin ’ s small wooden airplane design and was open to all interested students . The artwork for the activity was created by Martin ’ s sister Ema Doneva of the 9th grade while the SCIFI core team : 10th grader Rumen Lozanov , and 11th graders Ivan Spirov and Dan Markov ensured the safe and smooth operation .
*** ACS 11th grader Nikol Mihova and 9th grader Alek Selveliev won the Bulgarian Debate Association ( BDA ) National Debates Competition . The American College of Sofia was represented by 7 teams , the most of any participating school . ACS Alumni Joana Valova ’ 18 and Kristiya Navushtanova ’ 19 judged at the tournament while Yordan Georgiev ’ 19 was a leading contributor to “ The Debater ’ s Handbook ” which premiered at the event .
*** In the beginning of November three 10th graders and two 11th graders visited Europaschule Gladenbach near Frankfurt am Main as part of the College ’ s partnership with the Erasmus + Programme . The exchange project is exploring the educational systems in Germany , Austria , Croatia , Greece , Turkey , and Bulgaria and is helping the sharing of ideas and best practices . The ACS students visited classes at the German school and stayed with local families to help them get further immersed into German culture , customs and daily life . Additionally , they took two educational trips : to the Senckenberg Museum of Natural History in Frankfurt and the Mathematikum - the first handson mathematical museum .
Nine ACS delegates attended the Deutsche Schule Sofia Model UN Conference held on the 8th and 9th of November , 2019 .
The delegations varied significantly geographically and politically as our students represented Italy , Spain , Turkey , Chile , Columbia , North Korea , Vietnam , Japan and Australia . They had to work with delegates of a total of 44 countries in order to draft and vote resolutions . The conference was attended by students from Deutsche Schule , First and Second German Schools , First English School , Anglo-American School as well as guests from Munich , Germany .