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Student Accolades and Awards 2016-2017

Congratulations to the THS Chess Team who had two teams place in the Michigan High School Chess Tournament over the weekend.





Tuhin Chakraborty  was accepted into the Citizen University Youth Collaboratory for 2017. Citizen University is a Seattle based organization that promotes responsible civic engagement and problem solving. Tuhin was one of 25 students nationwide selected and will get to attend the Citizen University conference in Seattle this March, along with conferences in Detroit this summer and Chicago in the Fall.
Congratulations to THS students achieving ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Student Certifications! The students are Andrew Davis, senior (Auto Suspension & Steering, and Brakes), Samuel Dawidowicz, junior (Auto Suspension & Steering, and Brakes), John Kolar, senior (Auto Brakes), Brendan Heath, senior (Auto Brakes), Vamsi Puppala, sophomore (Auto Suspension & Steering, and Brakes), Ross Talbert, senior (Auto Suspension & Steering, and Brakes), and Matt Williams, senior (Auto Brakes).

Troy High School is very proud of students who achieved a 36 composite score on the ACT. Congratulations to Liam Clancy, junior, David Nie, senior, and Ji-Yoon (Kaylee) Won, junior, on their perfect ACT scores!



A team of THS Biology Competitions Club (BCC) students won “Best in State” for the Verizon Innovative App Contest. Please see the link to the competition, Congratulations to BCC members Sahil Dogra, Kathleen Gu, Claire Hao, Kaitlyn Hao, Richard Yang, Aimee Zheng and Daniel Zheng! They will now compete for Best in Region!

A team of Troy High students won "Best in State" for the Verizon Innovative App Challenge and are now eligible to win the "Fan Favorite Award" which includes $15,000 and a trip to Orlando. Please help by texting the word BACTERIA to the number 22333 once a day from 1/17 to 2/14. Thanks for your support!

Biology Competitions Club students won “Best in State” for the Verizon Innovative App Contest. This is the link to the competition: Here are the list of Biology Competitions Club Members who won:

  • Daniel Zheng
  • Sahil Dogra
  • Kathleen Gu
  • Claire Hao
  • Kaitlyn Hao
  • Aimee Zheng
  • Richard Yang

Good News – Troy High School is very proud of students who achieved a 36 composite score on the ACT. Congratulations to Claire Hao, junior, and Spencer Liu, junior on their perfect ACT scores!

Congratulations to Dhanush Bathala, Junior, for his perfect score of 36 on the ACT. 

This past weekend our Model UN students competed with many schools from across Michigan, Ohio, and Canada. Our students performed very well and we were one the highest ranked schools. If you have any of these students please congratulate them on achieving an award within their council:


Vikas Sharma

Nikhil Ramachandra

Anna Nichols

William Zhang

Ethan Lazrado

Nicholas Myhrer

Afriti Chinoy

Michael Lin

Muyang Wang

Approximately 5000 students from around the state took Part 1 of the MMPC (Michigan Math Prize Competition).  Only 7 students received a perfect score on part 1.  We have 3 of those 7 students in our school…Freddie Zhao, Spencer Liu & Chittesh Thavamani.  

Our Stories, Our Voices: Growing Up Asian American is a student produced documentary. View the promo here.

The Siemens Math and Science Research Competition released the semifinalists list today.  16 THS students are Siemens Semi-Finalists.  We'll find out soon if any go on to be finalists.

Ian Thompson, junior, recently achieved the status of Eagle Scout. Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).
Michael Kolakowski is a second place recipient of the 2016 National Spanish Senior Scholarship. In March, Michael earned a gold medal on the National Spanish Exam, Level 5. This achievement made him eligible to continue competing at the national level. Michael submitted a video clip in Spanish in which he discussed his future plans and a persuasive essay in Spanish. His work was reviewed by a committee from the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.  Currently, Michael is a freshman at the University of Michigan.
Lydia Tan received a national gold medal from Scholastic Art and Writing, her work was selected from 320,000 pieces of art and writing submissions. Her artwork was chosen as one of 65 to be exhibited in the main lobby of the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC.

The results of the 11th Annual National Youth Arts Awards for the 2015-2016 season have been released, and Troy High School earned 3 awards and 4 additional nominations!

Lead Actor in a Musical: Tyler Bouque as Shrek in Shrek the Musical
Supporting Actor in a Musical: Eric Cheng as Donkey in Shrek the Musical
Featured Actress in a Musical: Emily Lourim as Gingy in Shrek the Musical

Lead Actress in a Musical: Jordan Held as Fiona in Shrek the Musical
Supporting Actor in a Musical: Brian Ball as Farquaad in Shrek the Musical
Set Design: Shrek the Musical
Direction: Rick Bodick for Shrek the Musical

To see the full list of winners for this ceremony, click on

There will be an awards ceremony held at the Riverdale YM-YWHA in Bronx, New York at 2:00 p.m. (registration beginning at 1:15 p.m.) on Sunday, August 21. Award winners, including all cast members of Ensemble and Production awards, will be invited up to the stage for the presentation of the award. Nomination certificates will be available at the registration table for all individual nominees or given to the director for distribution.