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Trash For Teachers Making Headlines

Using IO “Trash” a group of enthusiastic Animo Venice Charter High School students are continuing their innovative machine at NATIONALS.
The 6 freshman entered in the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest where they needed to  create a giant chain reaction in order to complete a simple task-erase a chalkboard. The machine is a combination of all of the STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) genres into one patience testing contraption.

The students spent every Saturday for 2 months working on the project and entered in the LA county regional competition where they won First Place and are now headed to Nationals in Wisconsin. We are looking to fundraise money to pay for transportation and hotels while on their quest to win the national competition.
For more information, please take a look the the article and video made about our team:
Rube Goldberg Regionals



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Tristan Rock wins Gordonstoun

Tristan Rock, the son of Image Options Project Manager, Karla Rock, was the recipient of a scholarship to attend Gordonstoun International Summer School, in Scottland.


Tim Bennet, CEO of Image Options, and his wife Debbie were proud to sponsor Tristan for the scholarship and even more excited that he won.


Tristan was selected from many applicants submitted to the Gordonstoun American Foundation for admittance for his academic achievements.


“I would like to thank Tim and Debbie Bennett for helping make this dream a reality for Tristan. Without their recommendation and guidance, Tristan would not have had this incredible opportunity. I do not think a day goes by that Tristan does not remember the amazing summer he spent at Gordonstoun.” – Karla Rock.


The philanthropic founder of Gordonstoun began the international summer school many years ago. The idea was to use the school during the regular summer break to host kids from all over the world to teach understanding, tolerance and leadership. It is truly life changing.


Gordonstoun is famous as a private boarding school located on 180 acres just outside the city of Elgin, Scottland, on the coast of Moray Firth.


Many members from prominent families have attended the school. Including several members from the…


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