by Brittany Cheng '13
Although her schedule for next year has not been finalized yet, Duval was confident that the position will be in good hands. "I know Ms. Bosse will be doing SRP B [for the current juniors]," she said.
Yifan Li '10 and Frederic Koehler '12 were named Finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search. James Pinkerton '11 and Rafael Setra '11 won Third Place at the Siemens Competition National Finals, Blair's best ever result in that competition. Dozens of students were named semifinalists in Intel and Siemens, and many more won honors at the County Science Fair and JSHS.
In the three years she has been teaching the class, Duval has grown fond of its structure and atmosphere. "The most fun part for me is the nature of SRP because it lets you know the students better," she said. "It's so individualized with lots of one on one time." According to Duval, another perk of being the teaching SRP was that she got to have students for multiple years, such as in sophomore biology and SRP during junior year. "I'll miss the continuous run of students," she said. "You really know [them] by the end."