Harikrishnan Sanil, Grade-9, competed in The National Geography Olympiad, International Geography Bee and the National History Bee Championships (national level) for the High School and Middle School students this past weekend in Washington-DC.
Hari, having qualified in state level earlier, represented the state of Michigan and did very well and has qualified to proceed to the international level. Hari will be one of the contestants representing the United States in the International Geography Bee World Meet to be held in Berlin, Germany.
I thought you might want to know a success story from 2 students I recommended for the Bank of America Student leader program. Both Quinn Favret and Hana Barre were 2 of the 5 students selected from Michigan! This program has a 2.5% acceptance rate (~9000 students apply nationally, ~ 220 selected. They will have an internship at Focus Hope Detroit (non-profit) for 7 weeks this summer. They also received an all-expense paid week trip to DC.
The combined Troy High and Athens High School choirs recently had the privilege of performing at the Detroit Music Hall, Center for the Performing Arts, on March 24, with world-renowned pianist, composer, singer, and entertainer, 15-year-old Ethan Bortnick.
“I was contacted by the parent of a former choir student…who shared with me that Ethan was looking for a local Choir to perform with him for his Detroit concert date,” said Director of Troy Choirs Adrienne Covian. Ethan is a gifted musician who has been playing piano since he was 4 and travels all around the world sharing his music. He believes strongly in the power of music and that with and through music anything is possible. Ethan has worked with some legendary performers like Elton John, Celine Dion, David Foster, and more.
“I presented the idea to my students, and they enthusiastically agreed,” continued Covian, “…and so we prepared several selections (‘We Are The World’ and ‘Lean On Me,’) that we felt were inspirational.”
“It was a magical evening full of hope and music,” said Troy Concert Choir member Jillian Bucaro, ’17, “and performing on that stage is an experience I will never forget.”
The combined Troy and Athens Choirs consist of 3 ensembles, numbering 89 students.
For more information, please visit http://troyhighchoirs.weebly.com/.
Hello Troy High,
Here is some great news!!! Coach Simon Bato’s 2016-17 varsity girls’ basketball team was recently named to the Team Academic All-State list! Their 3.871 team GPA is third among Class A schools in Michigan (see the link below for the full list).
Academic All State Link: http://www.bcam.org:40400/sites/default/files/17GirlsTeamAcademic.pdf
On behalf of the Oakland County and Oakland Schools, I am very pleased to inform you that your school’s Michigan Green Schools Program application has been accepted.
A Review Panel has thoroughly examined and evaluated your application for adherence to PA 301 (2010) as well as to the Guidelines set forth by the Southeast Michigan Green Schools collaborative group which consists of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne County coordinators.
After a thorough review and evaluation, your school has earned the designation of EMERALD for the 2016-17 program year.
The extra hours and effort you have made to participate in this important endeavor is appreciated. We wish to congratulate and recognize your school for its outstanding leadership in environmental stewardship efforts and for spearheading activities which involve the students, staff, parents, volunteers and community.
Our robotics club competed in Woodhaven this past weekend and ranked 3rd among the 40 teams competing. Our team also was awarded the highest honor with the District Chairman's Award which qualifies our team to compete at the Michigan State Championship in April (4/12 through 4/15 at Saginaw Valley State University). The Chairman's Award is the most prestigious award as it honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, https://www.firstinspires.org ). It is presented to the team judged to have the most significant impact of its partnerships among its participants and community over a sustained period.
Ahead of the Michigan State Championship, we are hosting our Troy District Robotics Competition at Athens HS this Friday, 3/31, and Saturday, 4/1. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome to come and cheer us on.
Please include the above in announcement to students and encourage them to see us compete at AHS this Fri/Sat.
Below are additional information on our Chairman's Award you may find amazing:
2017 Michigan China Quiz Ball
1st Place Winners: (coach: Sue Lin)
Jae Woo Kim
1st Place Winners: (coach: Meiyu Chang)
Joong Hyun Lee
3rd Place Winners: (coach: Meiyu Chang)
Yong Jin Nam
1st Place Winners: (coach: Sue Lin)
Sang Yoon Moon
2nd Place Winners: (coach: Sue Lin)
3rd Place Winners: (coach: Sue Lin)
2017 Michigan China Quiz Ball Art Contest
1st Place Winner: (coach: Sue Lin)
2nd Place Winner: (coach: Sue Lin)
1st Place Winner:
2nd Place Winner: (coach: Meiyu Chang)
3-D Design Winners
2nd Place Winner: (coach: Song Song)
3rd Place Winner: (coach: Sue Lin)
Biology Competitions Club has had a lot of success lately having had students win three competitions in just the last couple of weeks. Richard Yang won the top honor "grand award winner" at the Science and Engineering Fair of Metro Detroit and Freddie Zhao, Spencer Liu, and Chittesh Thavamani won 2nd place as a team award. Richard will now represent Michigan and compete at Intel's Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles in May. Richard Yang also won the 1st place award at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium for his science research and Ashta Dalal took home 4th place. Richard will be traveling to San Diego in April to compete at the national level of this competition, while Ashta will be going as well to display her research poster. Thirteen students in Biology Competitions Club and/or AP Biology scored in the top 10% in the USA Biology Olympiad amongst the ~10,000 students who take this exam annually. Those students include: Dhanush Bathala, Sahil Dogra, Kathleen Gu, Claire Hao, Joonghyun Lee, James Li, Michael Lin, Robert Mu, Adithya Sanjay, Chittesh Thavamani, Richard Yang, Daniel Zheng, and Jason Zhang. They just competed at the next round as semifinalists and are awaiting the results to find out if they are finalists.
Troy High Short Story Writing Contest winners:
First Place: Life is Beautiful by Madeline Trumbauer
Second Place: Danger in Every Language by Divya Aggarwal
Third Place: from “The Eye Place” by Kelly Liu
Honorable Mention: Details, Details by Angela Dong
Honorable Mention: Life of a Virus by Prasanth Peddireddy
Honorable Mention: The Masked Hero by Joe Wirthlin
The following 13 students scored in the top 10% nationally on the USA Biology Olympiad Exam out of ~10,000 students.
This past weekend was extremely successful for THS Model UN! MSU is the most challenging conference in our state with about 40 high schools from Michigan and Illinois. We had many students win individual awards but we also took home 1 of only 4 school awards. If you have any MUN students, or one of these students, please congratulate them on achieving an award within their council:
Best Delegate (highest award)
Outstanding Delegate (think second place)
Outstanding Large Delegation (one of the top awards)
Thank you for your support and encouragement!
Leah Graham (senior), just received word that she has been named Michigan’s Journalist of the Year by the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association as well as the Journalism Education Association!
Her portfolio was unanimously chosen as the state winner among a pool of top applicants in all categories of scholastic journalism in the state. She will now move on to compete against the other 49 state winners for the national Journalist of the Year award.
Wow, what an amazing weekend. The Troy/Avondale Varsity gymnastics team placed 3rd at the Regional meet making them one of the top 3 teams to move on to State Team Competition. We also had several girls qualify for individual competition at the State Level. We are very proud of the girls, they have worked very hard to be where they are. Most of the teams that they competed with had anywhere from 12 to 14 girls that qualified for regionals and anyone of them could contribute to the team score. Our team had 5-7 of the same girls competing on each event, and came to the meet prepared and ready to compete. They did an amazing job working together and supporting each other. Below are the final results:
Team Score: 138.725
Beam—Lana Meaders—Regional Champion
All Around— Lana Meaders—4th
Congratulations to the THS Chess Team who had two teams place in the Michigan High School Chess Tournament over the weekend.
A Team 2nd Reserve: SUKRUTANAND NADIGOTTI, BHASKAR KAPASIYA, , ALLEN DIAO, MAX HUANG
B team 3rd Reserve: CHITTESH THAVAMANI, JOHANON ISAAC, ANGEL ANGUIANO, JAMES GE
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, https://appchallenge.tsaweb.org/. 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: https://appchallenge.tsaweb.org/ Here are the list of Biology Competitions Club Members who won:
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!
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:
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.
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.