The ceremony for the proclamation and selection of the winners of the 11th edition of the Italian National Olympics took place on May 3 in Rome at Lumsa University. There was a wide turnout of female students, protagonists on the final podium with 9 awards out of 14 won. In particular, the first place in the Senior category went to Giulia Arnoldi, student from the technical department “L. Einaudi” of Dalmine (Bg).
There were 16,631 participants in this edition of the Olympics with female students in the clear majority (they were 65%).
788 schools from all regions of Italy involved. In addition, girls and boys from several Italian schools abroad (including Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, and the United States) participated in the event. “Our language,” said Education Minister Patrizio Bianchi, is a valuable legacy and a living, powerful material. Italian is good for everyone, an extraordinary tool for knowing ourselves and the world around us: it is through language that we meet others. I would like to congratulate everyone and everyone who has passionately participated in this eleventh edition of the Italian Olympics, one of the historic competitions of our ministries.
The finalists of the 11th edition of the National Italian Olympics ventured out in various tracks and types of evidence: a summary of an article on the Pyramid of Cheops and the relationship between archeology, science and technology; an informative text inspired by a tweet by President Barack Obama about racism; a creative text that included an interview with your favorite rapper. The school competitions and the regional competitions were held at the schools to which the schools belong. The final was held on April 28 in Rome: 84 students competed for the podium. But to get the award, in their respective categories, were 14: 9 students and 5 students. The National Jury (Honorary President Luca Serianni), chaired by Giuseppe Patota, noted that the texts awarded stand out for their ability to synthesize, show efficiency, originality. In general, the jury noted formal correctness (grammar, spelling, punctuation), lexical precision, coherence, and expositional coherence in most of the candidates’ tests. The competition is part of the Ministry of Education’s annual program to promote excellence. The event is organized by the Directorate-General for School Systems, Evaluation and Internationalization of the National Education System and takes place in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Maeci); the regional school offices; Accademia della Crusca; the Association for the History of the Italian Language (Asli); the Association of Italians (Adi) and with the support of the high school “Dante Alighieri” in Rome.
FIRST PLACE Maria Beatrice Lupi, High School “Ariosto Spallanzani”, Reggio Emilia SECOND PLACE Marta Liberatoscioli, All-inclusive Institute “N. da Guardiagrele”, Guardiagrele (Ch) THIRD PLACE Davide Rossi, Iiss “A. Poliziano”, Montepulciano (Si)
FIRST PLACE Giulia Arnoldi, Isis “L. Einaudi “, Dalmine (Bg) SECOND PLACE Giulia Stoppiello,” Romita “scientific high school, Campobasso THIRD PLACE Gabriele Caruso, Iis” Blaise Pascal “, Pomezia (Rm)
WINNER FOREIGN JUNIOR CATEGORY Elisa Pagni, “Albert Einstein” Gymnasium, Berlin
SENIOR FOREIGN CATEGORY WINS Elisa Meritano, European School of Monaco WINS IN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL AREA CATEGORY Francesco Rocco Capasso, Educational Institute “Salvatore Pizzi”, Capua (Ce)
WINNER IN SENIOR CATEGORY LICEAL AREA Luigi Vele, Iis “E. Fermi “, Montesarchio (Bn)
WINNER OF JUNIOR CATEGORY TECHNICAL FIELD Matteo De Vita, Iiss “Toniolo”, Manfredonia (Fg)
WINNER OF SENIOR CATEGORY TECHNICAL FIELD Giulia Giacomazzi, Iiss “Marco Fanno”, Conegliano Veneto (Left)
WINNER OF JUNIOR CATEGORY PROFESSIONAL AREA Noemi Piccoli, National Boarding School “T. Tasso ”, registered office of F. Trani, Salerno
WINNER FOR SENIOR PROFESSIONAL AREA CATEGORY Alessia Giannico, Iiss “Lentini-Einstein”, Mottola (Ta)