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Student Accolades and Awards 2015-2016

Student Accolades and Awards 2015-2016

Trena Datta, junior,  earned a 36 on the ACT!
The Robotics team competed in an off-season event last Friday and Saturday in Taylor and came in 2nd place among 23 teams

Studies show that children who read well do better in all aspects of school and beyond.  Reading skills correspond directly to one's ability to be an informed citizen, communicate effectively, earn a higher salary, succeed in one's chosen career, and achieve personal fulfillment.

The question most of us have is how do we get children to read more.  This fall my classes decided to do a Book Challenge.  Each student set a goal to try to read an average of four fun paperback books by the end of the semester.  We used several sources to find books:  goodreads.com, the DestinyQuest app, Mrs. Isaac and the Media Center, friends, family, other students, web sites like Amazon.com, etc.  We listened to some samples of audio books in class.  Students were given class time to read and encouraged to carry a book with them at all times.  They could read a paper book or an electronic book.  If they started a book and didn’t like it, then stop and find another one.  The goal was to give students the opportunity to find a book they enjoyed reading and give them time to read. 

At the end of the semester students turned in the number of pages they had read.  Our classes collectively read over 53,000 pages.  Prizes were Starbucks tumblers and glasses and would be given to the student from each class who read the most.  The winners:

Adie Harig 4,199

Victoria Bennett 2,636

Kayla Clowney 1,765

Marianna Renke 1,500

The following students earned the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for the 2015-2016 school year.

 

Gold Award:

Afriti

Chinoy

Cindy

Chu

Shannon

Lin

 

Silver Award:

Richard

Yang

 

Bronze Award:

James

Gu

Michelle

Gu

Christopher

Lee

Jaehee

Lee

Michael

Lin

Sara

Loucks

Shimonti

Sengupta

Vikas

Sharma

Megan

Worrel

Claire

Yang

Divya Aggarwal, a Smith and THS student, is a finalist in the Scripps National Spelling Bee!  She has been in Washington D.C. all week competing and yesterday was named a top 50 finalist.

Walsh College Launchpad recently held their “Make It Better” Entrepreneurship Competition, which is open to all high school students in Michigan.

 

Out of the 200 statewide entries they received, 9 of those were from our own Troy High Entrepreneurship Club, and 3 out of those 9 students placed in the competition.

 

Please join me in congratulating the following students:

 

  • 7th Place in the Essay Area, awarded $100: Quinn Favret – Troy High Sophomore
  • 6th Place in the Essay Area, awarded $100: Chris Hom – Troy High Freshman
  • 1st Place in the Marketing Area, awarded $100: Krystal Qin – Troy High Senior

  

Representatives from Walsh College joined us yesterday in our meeting and they couldn’t stop raving about what impressive business ideas were coming out of Troy High.

Coming in 17th out of 1444 teams in the regional high school rankings for The Stock Market Game’s Spring session:

 

Katie Bogdanovich

Will Hern

AuJenee Hirsch

Joshua Desmon achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
Senior Christopher Chen is a winner in the area of science for the Detroit News Catch Scholarship.

Science Olympiad State Tournament

Saturday, April 30th

            Each school is represented by fifteen students.  Those 15 students compete in groups of two or three to cover twenty-three individual events that relate to a wide variety of science-related topics.  Troy High finished in second place (out of 48 teams from around the state) in 2002, 2013, and now 2016. The 2016 results are the best ever, with 14 of 15 team members winning medals and a total of 5 first place, 6 second place, 2 third place, 1 fourth place, 1 fifth place, and 2 sixth place finishes.

Students                                                          Event Name                                                    Place

David Wu, Sahil Dogra                                   Anatomy/Physiology                                       2nd

Dhruv Medarametla, Ken Lu                           Astronomy                                                      5th

Skanda Palani, Yunsoo Kim                              Bridge Building                                              2nd

David Wu, Sahil Dogra                                    Cell Biology                                                     2nd

Jerry Gao, Ken Lu                                            Chemistry Lab                                                 1st

Winston Zhang, Justin Zhang                           Dynamic Planet                                              1st

Justin Zhang, Yunsoo Kim                               Electric Vehicle                                               4th

Chittesh Thavamani,                                       Experimental Design                                      1st

Skanda Palani, Shivani Kondura

Jerry Gao, Ken Lu                                            Forensices                                                       3rd

Dhruv Medarametla, Chittesh Thavamani     Game On                                                         2nd

Chittesh Thavamani, Clair Hao                       GeoLogic Mapping                                          1st

Alex Liu, Jerry Gao                                          Green Generation                                           1st

Winston Zhang, Jerry Gao                              Hydrogeology                                                  2nd

Winston Zhang, Jeff Guan                               It’s About Time                                                3rd

Winston Zhang, Sahil Dogra,                             Protein Modeling                                                6th

Shivani Kondura

Winston Zhang and Jeff Guan                           Robot Arm                                                            2nd

 

Jeff Guan, Yunsoo Kim                                        Wright Stuff                                                6th

DECA Competition in Nashville – Twelve DECA students received first-place trophies at the DECA State Competition and represented Troy High School at DECA’s 70th International Career Development Conference in Nashville, Tennessee during the week of April 22-27. Congratulations to DECA students Vaidehi Ambardekar, Anurag Boleni, Sathvik Byreddy, Joey Bugaj, Eric Cheng, Afriti Chinoy, Maggie Crowell, Emily Endres, Jahnavi Gudi, Tabitha Hendren, Clare Keating, Clare McAuliffe, James McAuliffe, Leo McManus,  Mariana Renke, Jack Schroeder, Esther Simon, Sahiba Singh, Nick Sirhan, Ashwin Umamaheswaran, Babu Uppalapati, Muyang Wang, and Ricky Young. Many thanks to teacher Heide Rosenberg for her outstanding sponsorship of DECA.

MUSIC FEST TEXAS

 

Jazz Ensemble – Superior Rating (93.20) – 1st place

Concert Band – Superior Rating (89.70) – 2nd place

Symphonic Band – Superior Rating (95, highest score of instrumental performing ensemble in the festival) – 1st place

 

 

FIESTA FLAMBEAU PARADE (Largest Illuminated Parade in the US) –

 

1st place - Out-of-state Band  (of 38 bands in parade)

President’s Award (the highest honor of any parade entry, of 168 entries!!!)

Troy High team came 1st in Destination Imagination Michigan State competition held at CMU over the week end. The will compete now at DI Globals. Team members are

 

1) Vedika Aigalikar

2) Raagini Chandra

3) Tina Tripathi

4) Madalasa Chaudhari

5) Pranathi Locula

 

Congratulations to them for winning the competition. 

Yesterday, the newspaper and yearbook programs represented THS very well at the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association’s Spring Awards Conference.

 

Yearbook students brought home 36 individual awards in writing, design, photography, and theme categories for last year’s  yearbook. Newspaper students brought home 26 individual awards for writing, design, and photography. Each publication earned a gold medal with distinction.

 

In addition, senior Erin Mitchell was named to the 2016 MIPA Student Journalist Staff (essentially the All-State team for journalists) for her work on yearbook.

 

If you want to congratulate students, I’m pasting a list of names and awards. Many are graduated seniors who worked on last year’s yearbook.

 

Gladiator Yearbook Awards (2015 yearbook)

 

Jessica Butler, Erin Mitchell & Tiffany Nogoy       First Place, Sports Feature Writing

 

Caroline Schlimgen & Somya Amin                First Place, Student Life Spread

 

Ali Bultynck          First Place, Portrait/Personality Photo

 

Erin Mitchell          First Place, Individual Advertisement: Business Ad

 

Ali Bultynck           First Place, School Spirit Photo

 

Somya Amin         First Place, Academic Photo

 

Staff        First Place, Cover

 

Staff       First Place, Index

 

Staff       First Place, Opening and Closing

 

Erin Mitchell   Second Place, Advertisement: Proud Parent Ad

 

Addison Bouzide & Isabelle Taylor       Second Place, Sports Feature Writing

 

Kasey Garvelink, Erin Mitchell & Courteney Roberts          Second Place, Caption Writing

 

Staff      Second Place, Endsheets

 

Staff      Second Place, Theme Development

 

Staff     Second Place, Division Page

 

Somya Amin & Gwyneth Finney     Second Place, Organization Spread

 

Erin Mitchell     Third Place, Advertising Spread

 

Patricia Durell & Celine Taylor      Third Place, Sports Reporting

 

Ali Bultynck      Third Place, School Spirit Photo

 

Jessica Butler & Isabelle Taylor       Third Place, Academic Spread

 

Jessica Butler          Third Place, Organizations Writing

 

Kasey Garvelink              Third Place, Academic Photo

 

Somya Amin, Erin Mitchell & Courteney Roberts               Third Place, Feature Presentation

 

Caroline Schlimgen & Somya Amin           Honorable Mention, Feature Writing - Student Life

 

Celine Taylor & Amy Trenh        Honorable Mention, Academic Spread

 

Cara Burns & Megan Falk   Honorable Mention, Personality Profile

 

Adjoa Aniapam & Emily Fritz       Honorable Mention, Organizations Writing

 

Somya Amin, Erin Mitchell & Courteney Roberts      Honorable Mention, Sidebar Coverage

 

Kasey Garvelink & Courteney Roberts      Honorable Mention, Student Life Spread

 

Jessica Barnowski      Honorable Mention, Portrait/Personality Photo

 

Amy Trenh          Honorable Mention, Academic Writing

 

Ali Bultynck           Honorable Mention, Sports Feature Photo

 

Julia Best              Honorable Mention, Club/Performance Photo

 

Kasey Garvelink      Honorable Mention, Sports Feature Photo

 

Julia Best, Melissa Smith, Celine Taylor & Isabelle Taylor             Honorable Mention, Feature Presentation

 

Julia Best & Kasey Garvelink          Honorable Mention, Organization Spread

 

 Chariot Newspaper Award Winners

 

Leah Graham   First Place, Review

 

Leah Graham         First Place, Sports Feature Photo

 

Bhavya Sukhavasi      First Place, Sports Feature Photo

 

Jenny Boudon     First Place, Comic Strip

 

Soumeeka Koneru         Second Place, Front Page/Newsmagazine Style

 

Leah Graham         Second Place, Online News Brief

 

Jenny Boudon         Second Place, Editorial Cartoon

 

Bianca Bucholtz      Third Place, Sports Feature Photo

 

AuJenee Hirsch        Third Place, Personal Narrative

 

AuJenee Hirsch        Third Place, Online Follow-Up News Coverage

 

Soumeeka Koneru     Honorable Mention, Personality Profile

 

Snigdha Suvarna       Honorable Mention, News Analysis

 

Staff   Honorable Mention, Editorial

 

Emily Hamilton    Honorable Mention, Information Graphic

 

Leah Graham         Honorable Mention, In-Depth Feature

 

Soumeeka Koneru        Honorable Mention, News Story

 

Sarah Semon         Honorable Mention, Informative Feature

 

Jarrod Fortner            Honorable Mention, Diversity Coverage

 

AuJenee Hirsch           Honorable Mention, News/Feature Photo

 

Leah Graham          Honorable Mention, News/Feature Photo

 

Staff        Honorable Mention, Editorial

 

Deepthi Devireddy        Honorable Mention, Human Interest Feature

 

Hailey Davison, Adam Sliwinski, Leah Graham & AuJenee Hirsch         Honorable Mention, Story Package

 

Bhavya Sukhavasi & Soumeeka Koneru       Honorable Mention, Front Page/Newsmagazine Style

 

Staff         Honorable Mention, Feature Page/Spread

 

Jenny Boudon       Honorable Mention, Editorial Cartoon

Troy High team came 1st in Destination Imagination Michigan State competition held at CMU over the week end. The will compete now at DI Globals. Team members are

 

1) Vedika Aigalikar

2) Raagini Chandra

3) Tina Tripathi

4) Madalasa Chaudhari

5) Pranathi Locula

 

Congratulations to them for winning the competition. 

On behalf of the Troy Garden Club, I am very happy to announce that six Troy High School students have won awards in the Troy Garden Club's 2016 Garden Walk Art Competition, our 8th annual.

 

The students are:

 

Anthony Zhang - 1st prize, high school

 

Puja Trivedi - 3rd prize, high school 

 

Lisa Zou - Honorable Mention

 

Jenny Zhi - Honorable Mention  

 

Anna Luongo - Honorable Mention

 

Caroline Nicholas - Honorable Mention

 

Anthony, Puja, Lisa, Jenny, Anna and Caroline are among two dozen Troy School District students who will receive art competition awards on Thursday, May 5 at our annual art awards ceremony from 7:00 - 8:00 pm in the Troy Historic Village's church building. 

Here are the Future Problem Solvers results from this weekend. The kids did a wonderful job, and represented THS in such a positive manner. Two teams and one individual from the club received invites to the FPS International Competition in June...WAY TO GO!!

 

Here are the FPS results:

 

M8--Vrushali Ambardekar, Priyal Bajaj, Tiffany Guo, Lilian Xiao

1st Place Team--Middle Division, with an invitation to Internationals

3rd Place Presentation of Action Plan

 

Renuka Murthi

1st place Individual--Middle Division, with an invitation to Internationals

1st place Scenario Writing--Middle Division

 

S17--Angela Chen, Ingrid Fan, Lucy Li, Ashley Zhang

3rd Place Team--Senior Division

3rd Place Presentation of Action Plan

 

S8--Christopher Chen, Jenny Shang, Michael Wong, Alex Zhang

2nd Place Team--Senior Division, with an invitation to Internationals

 

Congratulations to all of our competitors in this year's state bowl. You've represented our school well, and made Troy High proud!

Listed below are recent wins of students in Biology Competitions Club and/or AP Biology. 

 

Science and Engineering Fair of Metro Detroit (SEFMD):

 

Amy Li  -  Grand Award Winner  

Amy Li who is a grand award winner will now go to Phoenix, Arizona to compete at Intel ISEF:

Asavari Rajpurkar (with 2 teammates from other schools) -  First Place 

David Wu  -  First Place  

Emily Wang  - Second Place 

Jeff Guan (with 2 teammates: Evan Jiang and William Zhang) - Third Place  

Justin Xu  - Third Place  

Richard Yang  - Fourth Place   He was also awarded the Stockholm Junior Water Prize Regional Award for his research as SEFMD by one of the judges.

Raul Dutta  - Fourth Place  

 

 

Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (JSHS):

Richard Yang  won 2nd place, received a $1,500 college scholarship, and will now go compete at the national level in Dayton, Ohio

 

 

USA Biology Olympiad (USABO):

The following students are semifinalists (scored in the top 10% in the nation) for USABO:

David Wu  

Yiyang Shen  

Ajith Dupati  

Kathleen Gu  

Varun Sridhar  

Ho Chul (Brandon) Jung, a senior in Chinese 4, won the 2nd place in the 11th Chinese Bridge Speech Contest for U. S. High School Students on March 19 at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The contest is for non-Chinese heritage students only.  Brandon made a 4-minute Chinese speech and sang a Chinese song, Chrysanthemum Terrace, along with his cello playing.

PLEASE EXTEND YOUR CONGRATULATIONS TO JENNY ZHI, SHE IS A NATIONAL SCHOLASTIC ART AND WRITING AWARDS WINNER WITH A SILVER MEDAL!

Michael Best,  Ben Balas, and Tyler Braidwood, Troy High Seniors,  have all accomplished and obtained the rank of Eagle Scout.
At the MHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championships, Troy High finished 18th in the State scoring 31 points.  Max Chen finished 3rd in the state in the 100-Yard Breast and 4th in the 200-Yard, Individual Medley.   
 
At the MHSAA Gymnastics State Championships Saturday, Noelle Kaminski earned 27th on vault, 21st on bars, 25th on beam, 36th on floor, and 23 in the state for all-around.  Madison Darish was 18th on bars, 20th on beam, 22nd on floor, and Erin Long also competed on floor.  Other awards include Noelle Kaminski won a Sportsmanship Award where she won a medal from the state, Madison Darish and Noelle Kaminski won All-State Scholar Athlete awards for having higher than a 3.5 and making it to state, and all three gymnasts made the All-Regional Team.
The Troy United Synchronized Swimming Team won the state championship -- again!

Megan Durell and Emily Lourim have been selected as recipients of The Arc of Oakland County's 2016 Dove Award.

Greetings Writers,  

First of all, I want to thank everyone who entered the Troy High Short Story contest this year--we had a number of fantastic submissions, and picking a winner was extraordinarily difficult.

Our winners are: 

First Place: Ashely Zhang—Behind the Ovation

Second Place: Joe Wirthlin—Story Jumper

Third Place: Zain Hameed—Copy of Perceptive Me

Congratulations to the winners and all the entrants. It was an honor to read your creative, unique writings. 

Troy High Robotics Team takes first in the state!

Troy High School students participating the Viennese Straussball

 

Once again Troy High School students participated in the Viennese Straussball and couldn’t get enough of it. The weeks of practice finally paid back, it was a picture perfect moment in their lives. Some students attended for the second time, for some it was the first time in this glamorous event. Not to many people know the history of the Straussball in our area but it is certainly worth to read about it:

 

The Austrian Society of Detroit’s Strauss Ball allows for a glimpse into the celebration of the Viennese ballroom culture. Each year more than 450 balls take place in city of waltzes during the carnival season in January and February. This year we enjoyed having several Troy students participate in this event. 

 

The waltz is one of the core elements of any Viennese ball and started as a turning dance of couples. It appeared to represent some of the new values of the era such as the principles of freedom, character, passion, and expressiveness.  During the 18th century, the Viennese waltz’s popularity grew quickly in Vienna, the surrounding areas and among the common people. However, especially in the beginning it was considered vulgar by the Viennese nobility, which would not accept the improper intimate contact between dancers. This attitude changed over time through established and well-known musicians such as Franz Schubert and Johann Strauss I. 

 

Also Emperor Joseph II, 1741-1790 played a role in the change.  He had more respect for the common man and less respect for nobility than the average royal.  The emperor decided that the ballrooms in the Hofburg palace should not be reserved just for nobility alone.  In 1773 he made the ballrooms available for public balls for the common man. This started the tradition of public balls in Vienna, and introduced the upper class to that dance of the commoner, The Waltz!

 

Johann Strauss is often referred to as Johann Strauss II and was born on October 25, 1825, in Vienna, Austria.  His father, Johann Strauss the Elder, was a self-taught musician who established a musical empire in Vienna, writing waltzes, galops, polkas and publishing more than 250 works. Johann the Younger went on to write more than 500 musical compositions, 150 of which were waltzes, and he surpassed his father's popularity. Strauss will forever be known as “The Waltz King”.

 

Here is a brief history on the Austrian Society of Detroit’s Viennese Strauss Balls:

The first Viennese Strauss Ball took place in Detroit in 1937.  For the first two years, the event was named Viennese Evening or “Wiener Abend”.  After several moves to larger venues, the Viennese Strauss Ball finally found its home at the Riverview Ball Room of Cobo Center. Over the years it continued to develop its glamor and splendor into the elegant ball of today, very reminiscent of the great balls of Vienna.  Currently the ball takes place the last Saturday of January or the first Saturday of February at the Palazzo Grande in Shelby Township. 

 

Each ball every year begins with a cocktail hour and dinner.  The festivities start with an opening ceremony that includes welcome and introductions, followed by a short performance by the junior debutantes and escorts (children).  The program continues with the magical highlights of the evening starting with the presentation of the debutantes and their escorts.  Immediately continues with the Grand March in intricate formation, followed by a Polonaise and then concluded with dancing the Viennese Waltz.  The ladies are in beautiful, flowing, white ball gowns and the men in black tuxes with tails, white gloves and bowties.  Open dance for all follows until midnight with the Macomb Symphony - Strauss Orchestra and the Eric Neubauer Ensemble both filling the hall with live music and the ambiance of being in one of Vienna’s palaces.

 

This gala is a formal ceremony that serves as an introduction of the debutantes into society.  Each year all the dancers are invited back to perform the next year and are called “The Court of Honor”.  Almost all participants come back and in the process builds life-lasting friendships. Many school districts accept the dance practice sessions as community service hours or as extra credit. Please consider being part of this celebration of Austrian culture and tradition at next year’s Viennese Strauss Ball. 

The National German Exam is administered each year to nearly 22,000 students in the second, third and fourth level of German. The exam provides individual diagnostic feedback, rewards students through an extensive prize program, and creates a sense of accomplishment. Exam results provide a means of comparing students in all regions of the country, as well as programmatic data provided to help inform curricular decisions. Exam results are among the criteria used in selecting the recipients of chapter awards and the national AATG/PAD Study trip awards, a four-week study trip program in Germany.

Troy High students participate every year in this program. Following are this years results of the exam for German 2, 3 and 4.  

German 1 will take the National Exam the end of April 2016.


This past weekend, the Troy High Chess Team, comprised of Bhaskar Kapasiya, Peter Ko, Johanan Isaac, Brian Lee, and Lifan Zeng, won the reserve (U1000) division of the Michigan High School Team Chess Championship, the state team championship.  The tournament was held at Oakland University.  There were four rounds, and each round had two high school teams of four players competing against each other on four separate boards.  In Troy High's case, we had five players, so each round someone sat out.  In the end, Troy High scored 3 match wins and 1 draw and won the tournament.  Also congrats to Peter and Lifan for winning individual bronze medals and Lifan for winning all his games.

Please join me in congratulating a few of our entrepreneurial-minded Troy High students.

 

Arnav Ramu and Vaibhav Srinivasan presented their business plan this past Friday at the Sesi Midwestern Entrepreneurship Competition at Eastern Michigan University.  They ended up placing 2nd in this competition, winning a prize of $750!

 

Abhinav Thirupathi also received an honorable mention at Sesi for his business plan.

 

Jaehee Lee, Katherine Diederich, Shivani Kolluru and Palkin Rampal attended University of Michigan’s MPowered/Startup High School Entrepreneurship Field Day on Saturday, where they placed 3rd in the “elevator pitch” competition.

 

If you happen to have any of these students in class, please give them a pat on the back.

 

Go Colts!

Good morning! I wanted to update you on the meet results from Saturday's big gymnastics invitational at Lakeland/Milford. Our team came in 11th place out of 18 teams! Our team received the qualifying score for regionals and we also had the following multiple gymnasts receive their regional qualifying scores:

 

Vault:

  1. Simrun Jassal (Troy)
  2. Caity Zaremba (Avondale)
  3. Erin Long (Troy)
  4. Madison Darish (Troy)
  5. Noelle Kaminski (Troy)

 

Bars

  1. Caity Zaremba (Avondale)
  2.  Madison Darish (Troy)
  3. Noelle Kaminski (Troy)

 

Beam

  1. Caity Zaremba (Avondale)
  2. Erin Long (Troy)
  3. Noelle Kaminski (Troy)
  4. Madison Darish (Troy)

 

Floor

  1. Caity Zaremba (Troy)
  2. Noelle Kaminski (Troy)
  3. Madison Darish (Troy)

 

Other gymnasts that competed but did not receive their regional qualifying scores:

Whitney Reef

Hannah Russell

Congratulations to all of our students who received awards for the 2016 Scholastic Art and Writing Contest!  It is also my pleasure to inform you that Catherine Noonan's portfolio titled "Natural Connection" in addition to receiving a Gold Key, has also been chosen by the judges to receive a Best of Show Portfolio award!   

Nearly 6000 individual entries for middle and high school and more than 300 senior portfolios were entered in 15 categories this year.  

Many excellent works were submitted, and 1093 individual category works and 90 Portfolios were selected to receive American Vision, Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention Awards.   

 


Congratulate Catherine Noonan on this honor, and please drop by the show at CCS to see all of the amazing art our Visual Arts students have created! All winners will be listed in the Troy Times soon!

 

Exhibit:

COLLEGE FOR CREATIVE STUDIES

WALTER B. FORD II Building, ford campus

The show runs from 2/8/2016-3/4/2016 9-5 pm. M-F

12pm-5pm Saturday and Sunday

Boy's Swimming won

the Lake Orion Relay meet

Winning 7 out of 12 events 2 seconds 2 thirds

Only one relay we did not medal in.

 

David Nie was named outstanding swimmer of the meet.

In early November, Joe Moceri had all of his students participate in the Bebras Challenge which is a national computing contest to see if students were proficient in computational thinking.  They divide the contest into groups based on age.  His students fell into two groups, junior division (age 14-16) and senior division (16-18).  Of his 121 students who participated (including my College Algebra students), 18 were in junior division and 103 were in the senior division.

 

In the junior division, one of THS students, Nathan Drasovean, had the highest score in the state with 172 out of 180 possible points (not sure if he was alone or tied with others).  In the senior division, THS senior Richard Jevarjian, was one of many state and nationally with a perfect score.  Statistically we were above the state and national average in both age groups.

 

Junior Division    average        max

THS                        108.333        172

Michigan               100.429        172

USA                           84.017        180

 

Senior Division    average        max

THS                        109.970        180

Michigan               108.808        180

USA                           94.810        180

Troy High has the boys singles Oakland County Tournament champion!   Carter Scillion with a 729 series. Games 216-237-276.  276 was the highest game of the tournament as well
Daniel Ryan finished 6th with a 661 series earning a medal as well.

THS Sophomore Esha Ghosalkar lead an event that raised $2794 for Thaw. 

32 members of the THS Model UN club competed in a conference in Lansing this weekend with over 600 students from across the Midwest and Canada.  7 of our students earned awards, showing their ability to not only research and understand international policy, but also to speak persuasively and collaborate with others to write and pass resolutions.

 

Please congratulate the following students:

 

Anshita Khare—Highest Honor

Anna Nichols—Highest Honor

Jason Fan—Highest Honor

KM Rahman—Highest Honor

Jacob Overberg—Highest Honor

Michael Lin—Highest Honor

Vikas Sharma—Highest Honor

Good morning! Troy High cleaned up last week in the national Write-off competitions in Orlando last week. Only three schools in Michigan had winners in these competitions. Troy High had SIX students place! This is a huge accomplishment as they were competing against over 2,000 of the nation's best and brightest student journalists. 

 

If you know and see the following students, please let them know that THS is proud!

  • Excellent for Yearbook Cover/Endsheet design to Erin Mitchell
  • Honorable Mention for Yearbook Student Life Photography to Natalie Guisinger
  • Excellent for Yearbook Layout: Theme to Julia Best
  • Excellent for Yearbook Layout: Inside Pages to Caroline Schlimgen
  • Excellent for Sports Writing to Tiffany Nogoy
  • Excellent for Editorial Writing to Leah Graham

9 THS students just found out they are Semifinalists for the Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and technology for their research.  

 

Spencer Liu won the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists Award of Excellence… and he’s only a sophomore! 

Troy High School Media Center has been awarded a ranking of Exemplary by the Michigan Department of Education School Library 21. This is the highest ranking possible.

Troy High Robotics Team competed at Kettering University in an off-season event, and ranked No. 1 out of 46 teams after qualification rounds. It's been awhile since our team was in that position so everyone was very excited. During the playoff rounds, we advanced all the way to the finals, but ended up placing 2nd place behind the powerhouse winning alliance of teams from Clarkston (#27 Team RUSH) and Auburn Hills (#33 Killer Bees). 

Troy High Senior, Jennie Yang, donates 1,151 books to Detroit Public Schools.

Tenth Annual National Youth Arts Awards for the 2014-2015 season

Awards:

Lead Actor in a Musical: Roshan Pathre as Emile DeBecque in South Pacific

Lead Actress in a Musical: Meg Brokenshire as Ensign Nellie Forbush in South Pacific

Ensemble: South Pacific

Direction: Rick Bodick for South Pacific

 

Nominations:

Outstanding Production: South Pacific

Lead Actor in a Play: Roshan Pathre as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet

Lead Actress in a Play: Lauren Valice as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet

Supporting Actor in a Musical: Eric Cheng as Luther Billis in South Pacific

Supporting Actor in a Musical: Quinn Moran as Lt. Joseph Cable in South Pacific

Supporting Actress in a Musical: Raagini Chandra as Bloody Mary in South Pacific

Supporting Actress in a Play: Meg Brokenshire as Nurse in Romeo and Juliet

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