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Student Accolades and Awards 2017-2018



Richard Yang is a Coca-Cola Scholar!

Our selection is complete. From nearly 140,000 applicants from across the country to 1,936 Semifinalists to 253 Regional Finalists, we now have our 150 new Coca-Cola Scholars, and one is in your school.

To view the students selected, click here.


Several THS students placed yesterday at the regional Science and Engineering Fair of Metro Detroit. Grand Award winners were Matthew Dong and Pratham Soni. They will now compete at Intel ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair) in Pittsburgh in May.


Amol Kirtane, Finsam Samson, Jason Zhang, and Marvin Jiang placed first. Yujie Wang placed second. These 5 students are all eligible to compete in the statewide Michigan Science Fair at Kettering University in April.


Freddie Zhao, Spencer Liu, Divya Aggarwal, and Dipika Rao placed third. Sara Huang, Shivani Konduru, Runxuan Jiang, and Priyanka Pulvender placed fourth. James Gu and Srijani Sengupta placed fifth.


Congratulations to these Juniors for PERFECT ACT scores! Renuka Murthi, Nathaniel Drasovean, David Kuang , Yongjin Nam, Finsam Samson, Yujie Wang, Jason Zhang


I am very pleased to let you know that Matthew Dong and Pratham Soni (both sophomores), are the Grand Prize Winners at the 2018 Science and Engineering Fair of Metro Detroit (SEFMD) held at the Cobo Hall this week. As a result they will now be competing at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair at Pittsburgh in May.


DECA students competed this past weekend at the State Conference at Cobo Center in Detroit. Troy High had an outstanding showing with 22 students qualifying for International competition (listed below) in Atlanta this April. 


We also had 54 out of the 64 students that attended & competed up on stage at the awards show to receive an award for either their test performance, role-play performance or placing as a finalist in their category. Troy High received 22 plaques for students continuing on to International competition, 34 yellow ribbon medals (signifying top placement for role-plays), 18 blue medals (signifying top placement for test scores) and 39 red-white-blue medals (signifying top placement in their category). 


Muyang Wang also medaled in both the Mathematics & Economics Examinations, an extra competition that they offer at the State level.


It was a great day to be a Colt! If you see the students below, wish them luck for Internationals in Atlanta.


Students advancing to International Competition in Atlanta, Georgia:

  • Navneet Ramadurai
  • Emily Stabinsky
  • Clare McAuliffe
  • Griffin Hendren
  • Brian Oh
  • Raghav Maini
  • Marina Sun
  • Demitra Loucopolous
  • Alanah Soriano
  • Kaylee Won
  • Quinn Favret
  • Jennifer Won
  • Nisha Bhargava
  • Vedaant Garg
  • Michael Song
  • Shruti Gomer
  • Muyang Wang
  • Erin McManus
  • Runxuan Jiang
  • Kenny Gu
  • Catherine Manceor
  • Caitlyn Moon


Congratulations to James Ge, Rishy Peela, Anupam Gatta and Chakransh Kapasiya! They came in 6th place in the Michigan High School Chess Tournament.


Three Biology Competitions Club students are regional finalists for the South-East Michigan Junior Science & Humanities Symposium. Jason Zhang, 1st place regional JSHS finalist, Runxuan Jiang, 2nd place and Astha Dalal, 4th place regional JSHS finalist, have received invitations to participate in the 56th National JSHS to be held in Hunt Valley, Maryland, May 2 – 5, 2018.


Some non-Chinese heritage students participated in 2018 Michigan China Quiz Bowl at Schoolcraft College, sponsored by Wayne State University, and they did an amazing job. Please congratulate themon this great achievement!


Division I (Coach: Sue Lin)

4th Place Winners

Kunwoo Kim

Seonghyo Kim

Division II (Coach: Meiyu Chang)
2nd Place Winners
Dominic Marra
Phoebe Oh
Sarah Shakhloul
Jae Woo Kim

Division III (Coach: Meiyu Chang)
3rd Place Winners
Sophia Baik
Jieun Lee
Semi Park
Johnny Burns

Division IV (Coach: Sue Lin)

1st Place Winners
Aadharsh  Acharya
Leya Chambo
Nathaniel Drasovean
Yong Jin Nam


3rd Place Winners

Yejin Kim
Vaibhav Srinivasan

Megan  Worrel


The Troy Entrepreneur Club attended the Sesi Conference last week.  Quinn Favret won first place for his business plan “Know Your Snow.”  He also won first place for presentation skills when he presented before everyone. 


 Kelley Liu  has been named a 2018 National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) Finalist in Writing, the organization’s highest honor.
Congratulations to Esha Ghosalkar! She was awarded the Governor’s Service award for Outstanding Volunteering work.


Congratulations to Astha Dalal, grade 10. She presented her research, “Towards a Non-Invasive Measurement of Cancer Stem Cells,” during a scientific meeting of Michigan Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage(MAPI). She won 2nd Place amongst the high school students.


Congratulations to Matthew Wang, Jason Zhang, Girish Muthumula, Hanson Wang, and James Gu. They just won the Science Bowl Championship title in the one and only region in Michigan over the past weekend.  The team will be representing Michigan to compete in the national competition, sponsored by Department of Energy, during the last week of April.  


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:

  • State Qualifier Medals: 64
  • Yellow Ribbon Medals (role play score medals): 59
  • Blue Ribbon Medals (test score medals): 48

Go Colts!!!


“Sweep” Students (state qualifier medalist, test score medalist, role play score medalist):

  • Zahra Ahmad
  • Robert Banas
  • Nisha Bhargava
  • Danielle Boyer
  • Anna Fairman
  • Quinn Favret
  • Vedaant Garg
  • Shruti Gomer
  • Kenny Gu
  • Griffin Hendren
  • Frank Huang
  • Kolin Jaku
  • Runxuan Jiang
  • Alondra Kannu
  • Sema Khraishi
  • Angela Li
  • Demitra Loucopoulus
  • Raghav Maini
  • Clare McAuliffe
  • Erin McManus
  • Collin McManus
  • Ishan Mehta
  • Caitlyn Moon
  • Brian Oh
  • Hafsa Qureshi
  • Saloni Singhal
  • Michael Song
  • Alanah Soriano
  • Emily Stabinsky
  • Marina Sun
  • Abhi Thirupathi
  • Evan Tondera
  • Malavika Vengilatt
  • Muyang Wang
  • Kaylee Won
  • Jennifer Won
  • Rachel Wu
  • Jayson Your
  • Jahow Yu
  • Kevin Zhang
  • Annette Zhao


Additional State Qualifying Students + Several Medaling in 1 Yellow/Blue as well (indicated):

  • Samay Achar
  • Apoorva Akalankam (yellow)
  • Akarsh Alapati (yellow)
  • Ethan Alexander (yellow)
  • Ali Armin (yellow)
  • Adam Basa (yellow)
  • Ella Brandenberg (yellow)
  • Isabella Cueny (yellow)
  • Taylor Davis
  • Ryan Dong (yellow)
  • Dheeraj Kakulavarum (blue)
  • Nate Kovacs (blue)
  • Min Lee (yellow)
  • Catherine Manceor (yellow)
  • Lily Renke (yellow)
  • Kate Rivers (yellow)
  • Gabriela Rowe (yellow)
  • Tessy Sheko (yellow)
  • Sid Soni (blue)
  • Anshula Sundram (yellow)
  • Julia Thomson (yellow)
  • Miah Tompkins (yellow) 
  • Madeline Trumbauer (yellow)


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. 
Congratulations to Jessica Chen, Felix Liang, Kevin Xu, Tiffany Xu, Marcus Chung, and Jessica You. All placed in their paino divisions at the annual MAC Open Fall Classic Competition held at the Evola Music Center in Shelby Township on November 4-5, 2017.

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!

Congratulations to Nicholas Gajewski (11th Grade/Junior). He bowled a 300 on Saturday 12/9/2017.

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 on