Harikrishnan Sanil of Grade-10 had participated in the University of Toronto Model United Nations Conference, held in Toronto, Canada from Feb-08 through Feb-11. This year's conference was attended by nearly 1000 delegates from three continents. Hari was the Chinese Ambassador at the UN Security Council, working with other nations to adopt a two-state solution between Turks and Kurds and negotiating disarmament of biological weapons. Hari performed very well on all four days and won the "Best Delegate Award". The criteria for the award are: presentation skills, leadership quality, knowledge of topic, quality of contribution to debate, adherence to rules of procedure and country policy, quality of resolution, directive drafting and composure. Hari received a certificate along with a gavel and sound block at an Award Ceremony at University of Toronto.
Jonathan Wang, freshman, has recently qualified for the 2018 Junior Olympic Fencing National Championships this February in Memphis! Congratulations Jonathan! The Troy United Figure Skating Team had their second competition this week at the Suburban Macomb Ice Rink. The team medaled in five of their six competitions, taking second place in two events and third in three others. Currently the B team is in first place in the division. Their next competition is in February.
We were thrilled to learn that six THS juniors have achieved perfects scores on the ACT test! Congratulations to Nathaniel Drasovean, David Kuang, Yongjin Nam, Finsam Samson, Yujie Wang, and Jason Zhang.
We had an absolutely amazing day at District Competition for DECA this past Saturday at Lake Orion High School. 71 students competed representing Troy High and 64 out of 71 qualified to move on to State Conference & Competition at Cobo Center in mid-March.
We also had 41 of those students “Sweep” - which means they won every medal possible in their category (test score medal, role play score medal and state qualifying medal).
Grand totals for Troy High DECA:
“Sweep” Students (state qualifier medalist, test score medalist, role play score medalist):
Additional State Qualifying Students + Several Medaling in 1 Yellow/Blue as well (indicated):
Navneet Ramaduri, Swarith Reddy and Silas Yang all medaled for test scores and/or role play scores, but unfortunately did not qualify for state competition.
THS has 9 Siemens semi-finalists this year. The Siemens Competition is one is the most prestigious research competitions. The finalists will be announced soon. Here is the website, the list is an attachment on the bottom:
THS has 3 siemens finalists!
2016 - 2017 National Youth Arts Awards Announcement
As some of you may know, the Troy Theatre Ensemble enters our 2 shows each school year in the National Youth Arts Awards competition. The results of the 12th Annual National Youth Arts Awards for the 2016-2017 season were just released, and the Troy Theatre Ensemble earned 3 awards and 11 additional nominations!
Lead Actor in a Musical: Tyler Bouque as Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls
Lead Actress in a Musical: Raagini Chandra as Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls
Costume Design: Michael A. Gravame for Guys and Dolls
Lead Actor in a Musical: Sean Hodges as Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls
Lead Actress in a Musical: Annie Rowbal as Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls
Lead Actor in a Play: Tyler Bouque as Tom Newton in Who Am I This Time?
Supporting Actor in a Play: Ibrahim Isaac as Harry Nash in Who Am I This Time?
Supporting Actress in a Play: Bianca Bucholtz as Doris Sawyer in Who Am I This Time?
Supporting Actress in a Play: Emily Lourim as Catherine in Who Am I This Time?
Supporting Actress in a Play: Annie Rowbal as Gloria in Who Am I This Time?
Supporting Actress in a Play: Stefannie Savoy as Helene Shaw in Who Am I This Time?
Ensemble: Guys and Dolls
Choreography: Molly Zaleski for Guys and Dolls
Direction: Rick Bodick for Guys and Dolls
To see the full list of winners for this ceremony, click onhttp://www.nationalyouththeatre.com/news/news_nya_awards2017_eastern_matinee.asp.