Academic Achievement

We are proud of our students' many accomplishments, and make sure to celebrate them at Ardent Academy. Visit this page often for updates regarding the work of our outstanding students.

 

Congratulations Ardent 2022 AMC 8 Winners

 Congratulations to these top AMC 8 scorers! Winners are listed by their first name alphabetically. We're so proud of you all.

Honor Roll of Distinction: Top 1% Nationally

 Honor Roll Certificate: Top 5% Nationally              Certificate of Achievement:               Grade 6 and below scored over 15 

Alexander H
Audrey H
Bowen M
Jiahao Z
Lawrence J
Liran K
Marissa H
Mark M
Michael W 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abigail K
Ankita K
Arya R
Aryan S
Brandon W
Carson L
Edward Z
Eric Z
Ethan M
Forrest Z
Grace C
Hannah K
Jacob L
Jenna K
Jeremy L
Jiabao W
Jinyuan Z
Joshua K
Michael C
Minh N
Nathan J
Timothy C 

Anthony T
Derek L
Ella W
Ethan L
Ethan M
Hangsong Z
Jayden K
Jeremy L
Jiabao W
Mayukh P
Rohan R
Stephanie Y  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ardent 2022 Broadcom MASTERS Qualifiers

  • Audrey and Marissa H: Analyzing Asian Hate Through Social Media Data 
  • Kayla R: The True Color of Caffeine: The Effect of Caffeine on Cognitive Interference 
  • Lakshmi C: Honey Encryption: A Nightmare for Cyber Criminals 
  • Mahima W: Cavities, Here I Come! 
  • Mark M: Monitoring Health of Elderly Using Machine Learning Anomaly Detection 
  • Rhea S: Silent But Deadly: SmartM Detector to Reduce Food Waste 
  • Warren “Bradley” F: The Effect of Overhang Length on the Indoor Temperature of a House 

 

Ardent 2022 OCSEF Winners

  The 67th Annual Orange County Science & Engineering Fair: March 9-13, 2022!  | OCSEF  

Junior Division (Grades 6-8)

Senior Division (Grades 9-12)

Amber L: Reducing Reactive Oxygen Species Through Nanotechnology 

  • Honorable Mention in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

Adela S: The Effect of Neem Oil and Eucalyptus Oil on Plant Growth

  • 1st Place in Botany Applications
  • Special Award: Arnold & Mabel Beckman Chapman Award  

Audrey and Marissa H: Analyzing Asian Hate Through Social Media Data 

  • 1st Place in Behavioral Sciences

 

Mari I: Predicting Alzheimer’s Disease Using Electroencephalography and Machine Learning 

  • 2nd Place in Cognitive Science  
  • Special Award: American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), Southern California Section 

Braden Y: What Combination of Video Characteristics Will Maximize Viewership?

  • 3rd Place in Behavioral Sciences  

 

 Ming Q: Modeling the Action Potentials of Heart Cells with Brugada Syndrome 

  • Honorable Mention in Physiology/Medical Biology
  • Special Award: American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), Southern California Section 

Gene Y: “Zing” Through Zinc: Zinc supplements augment growth in Brassica oleracea 

  • Honorable Mention in Botany 
 Samantha L: Protection and Prevention: How UVR Affects Yeast Colony Growth 
  • 2nd Place in Microbiology and Cell Biology 

Jacob C: Frequency Dependent Sound Absorption 

  • 3rd Place in Physics/Astronomy

Sophia D: Musical Computers: A Study to Build on Music Recognition Software 

  • 3rd Place in Mathematics and Software 

Kayla R: The True Color of Caffeine: The Effect of Caffeine on Cognitive Interference 

  • 1st Place in Cognitive Science
 

Lakshmi C: Honey Encryption: A Nightmare for Cyber Criminals 

  • 2nd Place in Mathematics and Software 
 

Luke S: Specialized Training on Arm Stress and Pitching Performance 

  • 2nd Place in Cognitive Science
 

Mahima W: Cavities, Here I Come! The Antibacterial Activity of the extract from Plectranthus amboinicus (Indian Borage) vs from Azadirachta indica (Neem) on the dental caries causing bacteria Streptococcus mutans 

  • 1st Place in Pharmacology/Toxicology 
 
Mark M: Monitoring Health of Elderly Using Machine Learning Anomaly Detection 
  • 1st Place in Physiology/Medical Biology
 

Nikita K: Can Microsatellite Distribution Be Used to Classify Beta-Coronaviruses? 

  • 2nd Place in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
 
 Rhea S: Silent But Deadly: SmartM Detector to Reduce Food Waste 
  • 2nd Place in Electricity and Electronics
  • Special Award: Energy Coalition
  • Special Award: Los Angeles Society of Petroleum Engineers 
 

Sailee C: How Much Plastic Are You Drinking? Detecting Microplastics in Drinking Water 

  • 2nd Place in Environmental Science/Environmental Engineering 
  • Special Award: Orange County Water District
 

Zoe T: Using Artificial Intelligence to Accelerate the Identification of Novel Treatment Targets for SARS-CoV-2 

  • 2nd Place in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
 

  

Congratulations Ardent 2022 AIME Qualifiers

 

The following students met or exceeded the necessary score on the AMC 10/12 to qualify for the 2022 American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME)! Congratulations to these all-star math students and good luck as they prepare for the AIME this month! We're so proud of you all.

Angela C
Yufei C
Joshua C
Brian D
Sophia D
Yuanyuan D
Benjamin F
Victoria F
Ziyan (Timi) F
Andrew G
Benlin G
Brandon G
Katelyn G
Shrey G
Vivian G
Audrey H
Calvin H
Daichi H
Kevin H
Marissa H
Hannah J
John I
Michael J
Brian K
David K
Joelle K
Justin K
Om K

Rahul K
Rishauv K
Tane K
Brendan L
Derek L
Emily L
Eric L
Eric L
Jack L
Jason L
Kristine L
Michael L
Matthew L
Victor L
Nathan O
Ryan O
Austin P
Sanjula P
Joshua Q
Ming Q
Andrew R
James R
Aditya S
Brian S
Cloris S
David S
Easton S
James S

Joshua S
Sohun S
Surya S
Minh T
Sabrina T
Arin V
Alex W
Jay W
Junyi W
Kai W
Yihan W
Anna X
Brandon Y
Ethan Y
Jonathan Y
Minerva Y
Yuchan Y
Adriana Z
Aidan Z
Alen Z
Eric Z
Kairui (Kerry) Z
Liran Z
Marvin Z
Oliver Z
Tony Z
Yilan Z
Zhe Z

 

2021 Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS

Clara C, Grade: 8th
Orange County School of the Arts

Phoebe M, Grade: 7th
Orange County School of the Arts

Cloris S, Grade: 8th
Jeffrey Trail Middle School

Alexandra I, Grade: 6th
Turtle Rock Elementary School

Hailey V, Grade: 8th
Jeffrey Trail Middle School

Zoe W, Grade: 7th
Sam H. Lawson Middle School

Congratulations to Clara, Phoebe, Cloris, Hailey and Zoe for placing Top 300 in the 2021 Broadcom MASTERS, a national STEM competition for middle schoolers. Broadcom MASTERS is the nation's premier STEM competition for middle students. All finalists will receive $125 prize and will compete for over $100,000 in awards and prizes in the final virtual round in September 14, 2021. We wish them luck in the finals!

If you would like to become one of the winners, apply to Ardent's Fall Research Program starting September 12. Our Fall Research Program prepares students a project with award-winning potential. Students will receive all the training and tools they need to develop ambitious projects! We invite all motivated students in grades 6-9 to apply.

Program Highlights
- Research methodology training
- Research mentorship
- One presentation coaching session before the science fair
- One poster day presentation practice before the science fair

Key Dates
- Admission Decisions: Rolling
- Training Classes: Sundays, September 12-November 14, 5:15-7:15 PM
- Mentorship: Continues Until February 2022

 

Congratulations, 2021 AMC 10/12 Top Scorers!

Perfect Scorers
Benjamin F
AMC 10
Andrew K. G
AMC 12
2021 AIME Qualifiers
Certificate of Achievement Recipients
Certificate of Distinction Recipients
Jason A
Neel B
Jessie C
Joshua C
Henry D
Benjamin F
Ziyan (Timi) F
Katelyn G
Andrew K. G
Shrey G
Daichi H
Kevin B. H
Kevin H
Michael J
Yibin J
Rahul K
Aditya K
Eric C. L
Eric K. L
Jason L
Victor L
Yi-Ning J. L
Jack W. L
Emily L
Matthew L
Jerry L
Ryan O
Nathan O
Karina W. P
Ming J. Q
James S
Brian S
David S
Surya S
Justin T
Sabrina T
Minh H. T
Kai W
Austin W
William C. W
Yihan W
Julianne W
Yuchan Y
Ethan P. Y
Charles Y
Yilan Z
Oliver Z
Aidan Z. Z
Beyonce Z
Langdan Z
Jason C
Kenneth C
Henry D
Aaron K. F
Katelyn G
Richard G
Shrey G
Audrey H
Marissa H
Michael J
Eric K. L
Kevin L
Michael L
Victor L
Yi-Ning J. L
Jack W. L
Emily L
Lawrence B. L
Ryan O
Nathan O
Ian S
Jaden T
Minh H. T
Yuyu W
Kai W
Julianne W
Melody Y
Aidan Z. Z
Neel B
Arvin D
Benjamin F
Ziyan (Timi) F
Katelyn G
Andrew K. G
Shrey G
Kevin B. H
Eric C. L
Eric K. L
Victor L
Emily L
Ryan O
Karina W. P
James S
Surya S
Justin T
Ming J. Q
Yuchan Y
Charles Y
William C. W
Yihan W
Yilan Z
Oliver Z

 

Congrats Early MIT Acceptances! 🎓
 
Congratulations to Cynthia and David for their early acceptances to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Class of 2025! Both Ardent College Counseling students, Cynthia and David are among the top scholars of an unprecedented year. We are incredibly proud of their hard work and excited to see what they will accomplish in their futures.
 

 

Congratulations, 2020 AMC 8 Top Scorers!

Honor Roll of Distinction: Scored in the top 1% Nationally
Honor Roll Certificate: Scored in the top 5% Nationally
Certificate of Achievement: Students in grade 6 and below who scored over a 15 on the AMC 8
 Victor Li
Marissa Huang
Aidan Z. Zhang
Michael Jian
Handersen Lee
Katelyn Gan
Emily Liu
Jiaming Zhang
Harry Su
Keenan S. Park
Jennie Qi
Zion P. Qu
Mark Menaker
Liran Zhu
Ashvik Nacham
Lawrence B. Liu
Ziming Tang
Aditya R. Peddi
Cindy Wang
Matthew Chang
Samuel M. Choi
Andrew Fu
Lilian Gan
Audrey Huang
Zicheng Lin
Ryan Mohler
Suhrith Muvvala
Andrew Rusli
Chloe Urianton
Melissa Yu
Zhe Zheng
Sophia T. Zhou
Michael Jian
Jennie Qi
Zion P. Qu
Liran Zhu
Ashvik Nacham
Ziming Tang
Yash S. Awate
Riley Bredall
Yoonwoo Cho
Jinrui Jack Fang
Avery Hexun
Terry Huang
Ella Lee
Jeremy Lee
Brooke Li
Derek Lu
Ryan Lu
Junwoo Park
Angela H. Wang
Bowen Wu
Qiwen Wu
Hanshi Yang
Jerry Yang
Melissa Yu
Edward Zhang
Elena Zhang

 

 Julian C. Stanley Study of Exceptional Talent (SET) Qualifier 

 

Benjamin S., 7th Grade
Tarbut V'Torah, Irvine, CA

 
Congratulations to Benjamin S., 7th grader from Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School, for his score of 760 on the Math section of SAT. Based on his near perfect score on the real SAT, he will be inducted into the Julian C. Stanley Study of Exceptional Talent (SET) at Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth (CTY). Students qualify by scoring 700 or more on the Math or Evidence-Based Reading and Writing SAT before age 13 (or 10 points for each additional month of age).
 
 2020 Top 30 Broadcom MASTERS

Ryan H, 7th Grade
Pegasus School, Huntington Beach, CA
 
Congratulations to Ryan for placing Top 30 in the 2020 Broadcom MASTERS, a national STEM competition for middle schoolers. All finalists receive a $500 cash award and will compete for over $100,000 in prizes in the final, virtual round in October 2020. We wish him luck in the finals!
 
Check out Ryan's feature in the LA Times!

Ryan previously attended Ardent Summer Research and you can read more about his project, A Machine Learning Driven IOT Sensor Network for Early Detection and Growth Prediction of Wildfires/COVID-19, by clicking here.

 

2020 Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship Scholars

Katelyn G, 8th Grade
Jeffrey Trail MS, Irvine, CA

Matthew C, 8th Grade
South Lake MS, Irvine, CA
Congratulations to Katelyn and Matthew, 2020 Caroline D. Bradley (CDB) Scholarship Award Winners! Both Ardent College Counseling students, Katelyn and Matthew were among the nationally chosen CDB Scholars after a yearlong application process. As recipients of this award, Katelyn and Mathew each will receive a full four-year, merit-based high school scholarship that covers high school tuition, room and board, and all personal expenses, a value totaling over $250,000 per recipient. We are incredibly proud of the hard work they've exhibited so far and excited to see what they will accomplish in their futures.

 

 2020 Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS 

Katherine H, 9th Grade
Woodbridge High School, Irvine, CA
 
Congratulations to Katherine for her recognition as one of the Top 300 competitors in the 2020 Broadcom MASTERS, a national STEM competition for middle schoolers. This honor places her among a select group chosen from 3,476 entrants throughout the United States. Congratulations again to Katherine for her well-earned distinction!
 
Katherine attended Ardent Summer Research and submitted her project titled: Application of Object Detection and Ultrasound in a Navigator Prototype for the Visually Impaired.

 

 
2019 Caroline D. Bradley Scholar
 

Sophia C, 9th Grade
Sage Hill School, Newport Coast, CA
 
In past years, Ardent Counseling has guided students into successfully winning CDB Scholarships, including 2019 CDB Scholar Sophia C. Sophia was an 8th grade Ardent Counseling student at the time she received the honor. Ardent College Counseling is grateful to have been a part of her journey. We look forward to guiding more students towards achieving their goals!

 

Sabreen, 10th Grade
 
1st Place, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing
2020 OC Science & Engineering Virtual Fair

Haaris, 7th Grade
 
1st Place, Microbiology and Cell Biology
2020 OC Science & Engineering Virtual Fair

Anshul, Portola High School
 
Special Award, American Inst. of Aero/Astro
2020 OC Science & Engineering Virtual Fair

Aryush, 6th Grade


Orange County Water District Award
2020 OC Science & Engineering Virtual Fair

Ryan, 7th Grade
 
2nd Place, Electricity & Electronics
Office of Naval Research Special Award
2020 OC Science & Engineering Virtual Fair

Katherine, 9th Grade
 
Honorable Mention, Electricity & Electronics
Broadcom MASTERS Qualifier
2020 OC Science & Engineering Virtual Fair

Nithin, 10th Grade
 
1st Place, Electricity and Electronics
2020 OC Science & Engineering Virtual Fair

 

Taeho, 7th Grade
 
Honorable Mention, Energy Conversion
2020 OC Science & Engineering Virtual Fair

Christine, 7th Grade
 
2nd Place, Microbiology and Cell Biology
Broadcom MASTERS Qualifier
2020 OC Science & Engineering Virtual Fair 

  

Ellee, 10th Grade
 
2020 Dragon Kim Fellowship
"Conquering Akrasia"

 

Raghav, 8th Grade
 
1st Place, Biological Product Science
2020 OC Science & Engineering Virtual Fair

Dylan, 9th Grade
 
1st Place, Math & Software
2020 OC Science & Engineering Virtual Fair
     

Congratulations OC Math Circle, 2nd Place at Berkeley Math Tournament!

Congratulations to OCMC's A Team, for their stellar performance on the 2020 Berkeley Math Tournament (BMT). They earned 2nd overall out of more than 250 teams at the BMT this year. In addition, they earned 3rd place in the power round and 7th in the team round.
 
We'd like to recognize the following students for their individual achievements: Andrew Gu (1st place Discrete), Benjamin Fan, (2nd place Algebra), and Won Jang (3rd place Algebra).
 
These students scored in the Top 20% of various categories:
Andrew Gu, Andy Zhu, Arvin Ding, Benjamin Fan, Benjamin Liu, Neel Basu, Sushanth Sathish Kumar, Won Jang, Andrei Mandelshtam, Benlin Gan, Eric Lee, Ming Qi, Sophia Chen, Surya Subbarao.

 

 

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