Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Fwd: Science Olympiad - Thank You


From Tina Gilliland


Dear Tim,

Thank you for helping make this another fantastic year for Indiana Science Olympiad!  Now that the dust has settled, I wanted to offer my most sincere thanks to you for serving as an event supervisor at the State Science Olympiad Tournament held on the IU Bloomington campus.  This tournament requires a large team of people that are dedicated to teaching, molding, and encouraging young science students to pursue careers in science. I am so very thankful that I have people like you to provide level appropriate and challenging competitions.  Having you involved makes my job so much easier, thank you!

I hope the time you expended on tournament day was fun and rewarding.  I have received many thank you notes from coaches and parents who have commented on the fun, challenging and fair events at the tournament and how smoothly things ran. You should be very proud for the part you played in providing such a rewarding experience to these young students!  I cannot stress enough how valuable your time and expertise are to me, the students, and all involved in the Science Olympiad State Tournament.

Coach & Parent Comments:
"Thank you for all you do for Science Olympiad – you go above and beyond to host the Indiana State Tournament.  Through your work you have touched thousands of middle and high school students and encouraged them in science.  It is always a thrill to see how excited they are on IU's campus Friday and Saturday they're running around having fun doing science!  Many of my former students over 15 years of Science Olympiad have gone on to science careers – some at IU!  Thank you!" 
Dru Wrasse, Coach, John Adams High School

"I just wanted to take a couple of minutes to drop you a note of congratulations on yet another super Science Olympiad State Tournament.  Our daughters compete for Raymond Park Middle School and were absolutely ecstatic that their team finished 6th place over all.  Ecstatic, but hungry for better next year.  We have been fortunate enough to have been at the state meet the past three years and are continually impressed with the job you and ALL of the volunteers do with hosting the event.  It is certainly something that we have looked forward to over the past few years"
Sincerely,  Joe & Lori Jones, Parents

Thomas Jefferson Middle School and Munster High School will be the teams representing Indiana at the National Tournament in Nebraska next month. Based on their performances at the state tournament I am confident that they will come home with many National medals!  Kudos to you and all our event supervisors for helping prepare Indiana students for Nationals!!

On behalf of Indiana University, College of Arts & Sciences, and the Science Outreach Office we applaud your commitment to science education and I hope I will have the pleasure of working with you again in the future. 

Congratulations again on making the 2015 tournament a huge success...we absolutely couldn't do it without you!

Warmest regards,
Tina

P.S.  Please pass along my thanks to your volunteers.  I don't have all their email addresses.

Tina Gilliland
Outreach Liaison
Indiana University
College of Arts & Sciences
1600 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN  47401
Phone:  812-855-5397
Fax: 812-855-2060
Go Hoosiers!