Celebrating Student Successes

Nueva encourages students to explore their passions inside and outside the classroom, and we are pleased to share a collection of these achievements. 

Bluefire WinnersFour Nueva students were recently recognized for their creative writing achievement by the Leyla Beban Young Authors Foundation. For the past five years, the Foundation has run the "$1,000 for 1,000 Words Creative Writing Contest" that challenges students to write a piece of short fiction using exactly 1,000 words. Winning entries will be published in the annual literary journal Bluefire, by the Leyla Beban Young Authors Foundation. 

Both the foundation and the contest were created by Mark and Jessica Beban in honor of their daughter Leyla, who joined Nueva as a sixth grader and graduated from Nueva’s eighth grade in 2012. Leyla passed away on November 26, 2012, while riding her bike to school, when she struck and killed by a pickup truck. 

Nueva partners with NASA to launch student experiments IN SPACE!

Almost one year since the Space Academy lower and middle school elective class launched Nueva’s first venture into space, the students finally have the results of a hot air pattern experiment they tested in microgravity. 

 Dom Segolla visited Nueva for the first ever Nueva Hackathon

On Saturday, April 28, two Nueva middle school students hosted the first-ever Nueva Hackathon, a design event where people interested in computer programming and software development collaborate intensively to create usable software over a short period of time. This all-inclusive event was the brainchild of middle-schoolers Yash N. and Taher V., who organized the Hackathon with Twitter co-creator Dom Sagolla, who was one of the presenters amongst the 60 participants and attendees.

Montana TripOn Monday, April 23, 14 Nueva eleventh graders and two chaperones (upper school teachers Mark Hurwitz and Lily Brown), embarked on an immersive learning trip to Montana to study the intersection between private land and wildlife conservation. In keeping with Nueva’s Trips program, this journey was tied to students’ eleventh-grade American Studies curriculum, which focuses on American history and literature. This is Lily's account of their experience.



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