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Competitions

Renaissance Academy puts equal emphasis on extra-curricular activities. Renaissance Royals participate and have won numerous recognition at regional, state and national level. Renaissance Academy holds its science fair competition on an annual basis. The winners proceed to compete in the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival. Juniors and Seniors who win place awards, advance to the ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair. Renaissance Academy students participate in PSIA every year. PSIA remains the most comprehensive academic extracurricular program in the nation for students in grades 1-8. Renaissance Academy holds Quran competition at the school. The competitions are focused on three front, Tajweed, Recitation and Memorization. External judges are invited to judge the participants. In addition Renaissance Academy students also participate in Geography Bee, Math League, Spelling Bee, Arabic, Current Events League, Travis County Historical Essay Competition

Austin Regional Science Festival

The Austin Energy Regional Science Festival (AERSF) is the one of the largest of 14 regional science fairs across Texas. It serves 23 Central Texas school districts and is one of only a few regional fairs that include elementary school students. The Austin Energy Regional Science Festival is an Intel ILISE-affiliated science competition that is held at the Palmer Events Center during February of every year.

ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair

Juniors and Seniors who win place awards in The Austin Regional Science Festival advance to the ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair.   The state science fair is held in San Antonio at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center during April of every year.

Private School Interscholastic Association (PSIA)

Renaissance Academy students participate in PSIA every year.  PSIA provides an exciting opportunity for private school students in grades 1 through 8 to engage in academic competition with their peers throughout the state of Texas.  Winners at the regional competitions proceed to compete at the state level competition held at the Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas during May of every year.

Cen-tex History Fair

The LBJ Library sponsors the Cen-Tex Regional History Fair for Austin and the surrounding area. Students compete against their peers for the opportunity to advance to the Texas History Day state competition.  From the state competition, students may advance to National History Day competition held in College Park, MD each June. Over the years, many Cen-Tex students have advanced and placed at the national level of competition.

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2016 Austin Energy Regional Science Fair Results

Elementary Awards

Names Ribbon Title
Haya Amir 1st Flow of Current
Jenna Khanfar 1st Which drink damages your teeth the most?
Ayaan Akber 1st Magnetic Force
Muneeb Syed 2nd Blowing balloons with chemical reactions
Imaan Ali 1st Metals vs Salt Water and Fresh Water
Amina Meddad 1st The Candle Race
Neena Haiderzaidi Size of the Craters on the Moon
Fahd Haiderzaidi 1st Wi Fi Signals
Danya Kassem 1st Geodes
Yasmine Ally 2nd Flower Power
Abdur-Rehman Yusufani 1st Pearly Whites
Beesan Hirzalla 1st Wash and Dry Impact on Fabrics

Middle School Awards

Names Place Category Title
AbdulSamad Oza 1st Chemistry Which Antacid Helps Relieve Heartburn the Best
Baahira Akber 1st Plant Sciences Is Hydroponics Better for Plant Root Growth?

High School Awards

Names Place Category Title
Saima Khan 2nd Animal Sciences The Effectiveness of Combination Therapy of Chronotropic Agents on the Heart Rate of Daphnia magna
Sadaf Karim 4th Behavioral & Social Sciences How Do Fears Change By Age and Gender?
Maaz Syed 4th Earth & Environmental Sciences Carbon Capture

PSIA Regional

DISTRICT # ___6A__ TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

ELEMENTARY DIVISION

RANK/SCHOOL CITY POINT TOTAL
  1. St. James Catholic
Seguin 354
  1. Renaissance
Austin 300
  1. St. Rose of Lima
Schulenburg 185
MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION
RANK/SCHOOL CITY POINT TOTAL
  1. St. Austin’s Catholic
Austin 363
  1. Renaissance
Austin 282
  1. St. Rose of Lima
Schulenburg 266

Austin Regional Science Fair

Senior/Junior Division

  • 3rd Place: Sadaf Karim, Place Behavioral Science
  • 4th Place: Maaz Syed, Environmental Science
  • 5th Place: Hana Farid, Biochemistry

Special Awards

  • Maaz Syed : National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin. Medallion
  • Sabin Oza : TAWWA/WEAT Excellence in Water 2nd Sr

Elementary Division

9 students from the Elementary Division participated and Renaissance 8 first place and 1 second place ribbon awards.

  • 1st Place: Asma Khan, 5th Grade
  • 1st Place: Adam Amir, 5th Grade
  • 1st Place: Arshia Shaik, 5th Grade
  • 1st Place: Rhamah Merchant, 4th Grade
  • 1st Place: Amina Medadd, 4th Grade
  • 1st Place: Abdurahman Aziz, 5th Grade
  • 1st Place: Hamza Aziz, 3rd Grade
  • 1st Place: Abdur-Rehman Yoosufani, 3rd Grade
  • 1st Place: Aleesha Mehboob, 3rd Grade

Cen-Tex History Fair (Regional)

Renaissance Academy High School students earned

Individual Exhibit category 1st Place: Hana Farid
Historical Paper category 1st Place: Saima Khan2nd Place: Maaz Syed
Individual Documentary category 2nd Place: Sabin Oza
Individual Website category 1st Place: Amana Ahmad (advanced to state)2nd Place: Niama Ahmad (advanced to state)

3rd Place: Osama Sayedahmed

Renaissance Academy Middle School students earned

Group Exhibit category 3rd place:  Sophia Karim, Medina Halimi, Insha Mitha, Nabila Kabir
Individual Exhibit Category 3rd Place : Arafa Ahmad

Locke, Lidell & Sapp LLP Legal History Award

Hana Farid won The Locke, Lidell & Sapp LLP Legal History Award for best overall project dealing with an issue from legal history.

Austin Energy Regional Science Festival

Renaissance Middle and High School students won 9 place awards with 5 students advanced to state level.

Senior (High School) Division:

Name Place
Category Topic
Hana Farid 2nd Biochemistry Seeing Red! The Effect of Low Oxygen Levels on Hemoglobin Production
Saima Khan 2nd Microbiology A Study of the Effect of Bacteriostatic Antibiotics, Bactericidal Antibiotics, and a Combination of Both on the K-12 Strain of Escherichia Coli
Duriba Khan 3rd Environmental Sciences The Effect of Fly Ash on Murraya Koenigii Growth
Shazma Khan 3rd Biochemistry Targetting the Ubiquitin-Proteasome Pathway in Cancer Therapy: Novel Combinations for Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma
Nabeela Naeem 3rd Mathematical Sciences Lines that Collide: Is the incenter of a triangle equidistant from the sides?
Niama Ahmad 4th Physics and Astronomy H2O Just Add Temperature
Maryam Abdul-Moheeth 5th Plant Sciences Determining the Optimum External Carbon Dioxide Concentration for Maximal Photosynthesis Rate in Spinacia Oleracea.
Autia Ayub 5th Mathematical Sciences Exploring Fractals: The Mandelbrot and Julia Sets

Junior (Middle School) Division:

  • 5th Place: Murtuza Khan: Biochemistry

Elementary Division:

11 students from the Elementary Division participated and Renaissance 9 first place awards and 2 second place awards.

Amina Meddad 3rd Grade 1st Place Age Affects Body Temperature
Abdurahman Azeez 3rd Grade 1st Place Heating Bags of Water Using Solar Energy
Mona Abdul-Moheeth 5th Grade 1st Place The effect of light color on Photosynthesis rate
Abdul Samad Oza 5th Grade 1st Place Water on the water
Jafar Azeez 5th Grade 1st Place Turbines
Rayyan Merchant 5th Grade 1st Place Solar panels vs electrical outlet
Asma Khan 4th Grade 1st Place Electromagnetic Buzzer
Omar Yacoub 4th Grade 1st Place Coin Batteries
Adam Amir 4th Grade 1st Place Periscope Hovercraft
Rahmah Merchant 3rd Grade 2nd Place Tooth Hazards
Arshia Shaik 4th Grade 2nd Place Levers

Central Texas History Fair

Austin Energy Regional Science Festival

Renaissance Middle and High School students won 6 place awards and 6 special awards. 4 students advanced to state level.

Senior (High School) Division:

  • 1st Place – Shazma Khan :: Environmental Sciences
  • 2nd Place – Laraib Kausar :: Plant Sciences
  • 2nd Place – Saima Khan :: Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • 4th Place – Mumal Ahmed  :: Computer Sciences
  • 5th Place – Kainat Ayub :: Chemistry

Junior (Middle School) Division:

  • 1st Place: Hana Farid: Biochemistry

Special Awards:

  • Shazma Khan :: ISWEEP Senior Award
  • Kainat Ayub :: Society of Women Engineers Certificate Sr.
  • Shazma Khan :: Texas Tech Scholarship 1st
  • Laraib Kausar :: Texas Tech Scholarship 2nd
  • Saima Khan :: US Army Science Award
  • Hana Farid :: Broadcom Masters SSP Award

Central Texas History Fair

Renaissance Middle and High School students won 7 place awards with 5 students advancing to state level competition.

Junior/Senior (High School) Division Winners:

  • 1st place – Duriba Khan :: Senior Individual Interpretive Web Sites
  • 1st place – Autia Ayub :: Senior (Grades 9-12 Individual Exhibit
  • 1st place – Sabin Oza :: Senior (Grades 9-12) Individual Documentary
  • 2nd place – Hana Farid :: Junior Individual Exhibit
  • 2nd place – Shazma Khan & Maryam Abdul Moeeth :: Senior Group Interpretive Web Sites
  • 3rd place – Paulina Diaz-Alton & Nabeela Naeem :: Junior Group Exhibit
  • 3rd place – Laraib Kausar, Mumal Ahmed & Kainat Ayub :: Senior Group Interpretive Web Sites

Private School Interscholastic Association – Regional Competition at Kerville, TX

“Renaissance Academy Won Second Place in the Elementary/Middle School Division”

District Meet Results:

  • 64 Place Awards in total
  • 15 Students advancing to State Level to compete in 19 categories

Private School Interscholastic Association – State Competition at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth

“Renaissance Academy bagged 4 state level awards and placed in the Top 10 Schools in the Elementary Division at State Competition”

State level winners:

  • 1st Place – Amreen Haq – 2nd Grade Spelling
  • 4th Place – Samad Oza – Maps, Graphs, & Charts
  • 6th Place – Aburahman Shiykh – 5th Grade Dictionary Skill
  • 6th Place – Asma Khan –  3rd Grade Story Telling

Muslim Inter-Scholastic Tournament (MIST)

  • 1st place – Duriba Khan & Sabeen Oza:: Sisters Improv
  • 1st place – Saima Khan & Sabeen Oza :: Science Project
  • 2nd place – Hafsa Ali :: Knowledge & Quran
  • 2nd place – Hasan Ali :: Tafseer Test
  • 2nd place – Laraib Kausar :: Quran Recitation, Sisters, Level 1
  • 2nd place – Shazma Khan :: Writing & Oratory, Extemporaneous Essay
  • 2nd place – :: Social Media
  • 3rd place – Saima Khan :: Writing & Oratory, Short Fictional Story
  • 3rd place – Maryam Abdul-Moheeth :: Art
  • 3rd place – Abdul Muhaymin Abdul-Moheeth, Duriba Khan, Shazma Khan, Laraib Kausar :: Short Film
  • 4th place – Maryam Abdul-Moheeth :: Poetry Spoken Word
  • 5th place – Hasan Ali :: Math Olympics

Renaissance Academy Middle School student won 1st Place in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Division of the Exxon Mobile Texas Science and Engineering Fair held on April 3, 2011.

Austin Regional Science Fair

Junior (Middle School) Division

  • 1st Place Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • 2nd Place Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • 4th Place in Medicine and Health Science

Senior (High School) Division

  • 2nd Place Computer Sciences
  • 5th Place in Plant Sciences

Cen-tex Regional History Fair

In the Central Texas History Fair held at LBJ Library on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, Renaissance Academy students won 8 Middle School Place Awards and 12 High School Place Awards as well as the History Fair’s only special award – Making Renaissance Academy “The Best Performing School at both the Middle and the High School level”

Renaissance Academy High School students earned:

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place in the Individual Exhibit category (2 students advancing to state)
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place in the Group Exhibit category (4 students advancing to state)
  • 1st and 2nd Place in the Historical Paper category (2 students advancing to state)
  • 1st Place in the Group Performance category (5 students advancing to state)
  • 1st Place in the Individual Documentary category (advancing to state)
  • 2nd and 3rd Place in the Individual Website category (1 student advancing to state)

Renaissance Academy Middle School students earned:

  • 1st and 2nd Place in the Individual Exhibit category (2 students advancing to state)
  • 1st Place in the Historical Paper category (advancing to state)
  • 2nd Place in the Group Performance category (4 students advancing to state)
  • 2nd Place in the Individual Documentary category (advancing to state)
  • 2nd Place in the Group Documentary category (3 students advancing to state)
  • 1st and 2nd Place in the Individual Website category (2 students advancing to state)

Renaissance student also won The Locke, Lidell & Sapp LLP Legal History Award for best overall project dealing with an issue from legal history (this is the third year in a row, that a Renaissance Academy student has won this award, which is awarded from one of Austin’s prestigious law firms.)