Distinction

Honors & Awards

St. Francis Solano Student Achievements

St. Francis students have the benefit of experiencing the thrill of competition in a number of academic and athletic contests.  Year after year, our students win awards in writing, science, geography, spelling, robotics, mathematics and public speaking.  All students have the opportunity to submit their work and talents to local and regional competitions.

  • Science Fair Awards at County, Bay Area, & State Science Fairs
  • Championship Math Team
  • Winning Academic Decathlon Team
  • Middle School Writers’ Faire, Patriots’ Pen & Multiple Essay Contest Winners
  • Winning Robotics Teams
  • Speech Competition Winners
  • Ongoing Tradition of Championship Volleyball & Basketball teams

Recent Science Fair Achievements

2015-2016: 12 Sonoma Science Fair Award Winners, 8 Bay Area Science Fair Qualifiers & 2 State Fair Qualifiers

2014-2015: Honorable mention in CA State Science Fair

2014-2015: 12 Sonoma County Science Fair Winners-8 Bay Area Fair Qualifiers, 2 CA State Fair Qualifiers

2013-2014 Sonoma County Science Fair Winners-Bay Area Fair Qualifier, CA State Fair Qualifier

2012-2013: Sonoma County Science Fair Awards: six 1st Places, two 2nd Places, Two 3rd Places

2013 Bay Area Science Fair: 3 Participants-One 3rd Place with Special Judges’ Award

2011-2012: Sonoma County Science fair Awards: Two 1st Places, Four 2nd Places, two 3rd Places

2011-2012: Sonoma County Science Fair Director Award & Rare Fruit Growers Award

2011-2012: Two Students Qualified For State Science Fair

Robotics Team

2016: Lego League Tournament Winners-Advance to Northern CAL State Competition

2016: 7 winners at Robofest, 1st Place at Lego League Tournament

2015: 1st Place At Justin Siena First Lego League Trash Trek Table Challenge

2014-2015: Silver and Bronze Medal winners at International Robogames

2013: 1st Place in Sonoma County “Hit the Bricks” Robot Building Challenge

2012-2013: (3) Winning Teams at Sonoma County Robotics Challenge

2012-2013: Overall Team Award & “Against All Odds Award” Sonoma County Robotics

2012-2013: (1) Championship Qualifying Team for Northern California F.I.R.S.T. Division

2011-2012: (2) Championship Qualifying Teams for Northern California F.I.R.S.T. Division

Academic Decathlon

2015-2016: Second Place in North Bay Competition

2014-2015: Third Place in North Bay Competition

2013-2014: Second Place in North Bay Competition

2012-2013: Second Place in North Bay Competition

2011-2012: Second Place in North Bay Competition

2010-2011: First Place In North Bay Competition-Qualified for State Competition

Jim & Billie Thrower Rotary Middle School Writers’ Faire

St. Francis Students achieve outstanding results year after year in the Writers’ Faire.

2016-2017: (27) Awards in (10) Categories

2015-2016: (15) Awards in (8) Categories

2014-2015: (16) Awards in (11) Categories

2013-2014: (21) Awards in (12) Categories

2012-2013: (18) Awards in (11) Categories

2011-2012: (22) awards in  (9) categories

Essay Winners

2016-2017: VFW Patriot Pen Essay Winners 1st & 2nd Place

2015-2016: VFW Patriot Pen Essay Winner Qualifies for State Level Contest

2015-2016: VFW Patriot Pen Essay Contest Winners: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Places

2014-2015: DAR Essay Contest Winners: Three 2nd Place Awards & Three 3rd Place Awards

2014: VFW Patriot Pen Contest Winners Two 1st Places & 3rd Place

2013: VFW Patriot Pen Contest Winners 1st, 2nd & 3rd Places

2012-13: DAR Contest Winners: 2nd Places in 8th Grade & 7th grade Categories

2012: VFW Patriot Pen Contest Winners 1st, 2nd & 3rd Places

2012: Native Sons of the Golden West Essay: 1st Place

2011: Americanism Essay: 1st Place

Competitive Math Teams

2015: Justin-Siena Math Contest 3rd Place

2014: Justin-Siena Math Contest Runner-up

2013: Justin-Siena Math Contest Winner

Justin-Siena High School Speech Competition

2014: Third Place

2013: One 1st Place Award & Two 2nd Place Awards

2012: Two 1st Place Awards & Two 2nd Place awards

Championship Volleyball & Basketball Teams (5th through 8th Grades)