This past weekend the Troy High Model UN Delegation competed in its last conference for the collegiate season. They attended conferences these last couple months at Oakland University (2-day competition), Wayne State University (1-day competition), and at Michigan State University (3-day competition). It was at Michigan State University's conference that our delegation took home the coveted and prestigious Best Large Delegation Award! An award that we have not won in a couple years.
Each conference challenges the students to prepare in different ways as they have unique requirements and procedures the delegates have to adhere to; some have been preparing since September for these conferences.
If you have any of the students below please congratulate them for their hard work and success:
30 1st/2nd year students competed against Varsity delegations from 20 other schools
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY: 51 students competed against 193 delegates from 13 other schools
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY: 39 students competed against 850 delegates from 40 different schools
*THS delegation was awarded the BEST LARGE DELEGATION AWARD!
Biology Competitions Club and AP Biology students competed in the USA Biology Olympiad and five Troy High students are progressing to the semifinals. Over 5,000 students competed and these students scored in the top 10% nationwide: Kenneth Gu, Pratham Soni, Andrew C. Wang, Jasmine Wu, and Jason Zhang. They will be competing next week to try and qualify for nationals, the top 20 students in the nation. In another Biology Competitions Club competition, Junior Science Humanities Symposium (JSHS), Astha Dalal won 1st place in Michigan and Matthew Dong won 4th place for presenting their scientific research to an audience and judges at Wayne State University. They will be traveling to nationals in Albuquerque, NM April 24-27.
At the Science and Engineering Fair of Metro Detroit (SEFMD) where students present their scientific research posters to judges, team members Peizhi Liu and Kevin Zhou earned the top honor as Grand Award Winners. They will now travel to Phoenix, AZ from May 12-17 to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. In addition, several Troy High students earned additional honors: Amol Kirtane (1st place), Matthew Dong (2nd place), Astha Dalal (4th place), Pratham Soni (4th place), Divya Aggarwal (Excellence Award).
Astha Dalal (11th grade) has secured first place at JSHS- Junior Science Humanity Symposium this year.
More good News from last Saturday! Some non-Chinese heritage students participated in 2019 Michigan China Quiz Bowl at Wayne State University, and they did an amazing job. Please congratulate them if you see them on this great achievement!
High School Division 1: (Coach: Sue Lin)
1st Place Winners: Bret Dickerson, Brandon Nguyen, Joseph Slaviero
3rd Place Winners: Eva Jaku, Dasha Safronova, Vishesh Verma (These three Boulan Park
Middle School students are taking Chinese 1 at Troy High.)
Division 2: (Coach: Meiyu Chang)
4th Place Winners: Caden Chambo, Seonghyo Kim
Division 3: (Coach: Meiyu Chang)
1st Place Winners: Phoebe Oh, Imani Rinke, Sarah Shakhloul
3rd Place Winners: Minseong Kim, Swarith Reddy, Joshua Vijayasegar
Division 4: (Coach: Sue Lin)
1st Place Winners: Nathaniel Drasovean, Molly Capelli, Shruthi Sunilkumar
1st Place: Jong Won Choi
2nd Place: Rema Shkoukani
1st Place: Semi Park
3rd Place: Justin Park
2nd Place: Mikayla Anderson
We are so proud of our students and appreciated their hard work.
Yesterday was the annual Japan Quiz Bowl competition at UM, Ann Arbor. We had two teams from Level 1 class and one team from Level 3 class. All three teams brought home a trophy for their wins. The two level 2 teams ended up competing each other in the final round. 😊 This is the first time ever for Troy High Japanese classes to win trophies at Japan QB! Moreover, ALL of them brought one home! They all worked hard to prepare for the event. Please congratulate all the students below for their hard work.
1st Place: Marcus Chung, Chloe Pottenger, Rishi Rallapalli, Teagan Walters
1st Place: Diana Kim (Jihyeon), Skyla Lee (Seeun), Lachlan O’Neill, Heejin Shyn
2nd Place: Nicholas Griffin, Sebit Paik, Rohit Rajala
This past weekend Troy High DECA spent their time competing at the State Conference at Cobo Center. 74 students represented Troy High over the course of a 2-day competition.
Out of those 74 students, 47 of them were called up on stage to receive an award for either their test or role play performance. Troy High received 42 role play medals, 14 test medals and 39 finalist medals.
Troy High had 17 students qualify to attend International Competition in Orlando, Florida late April.
A few standouts from the crowd: Navneet Ramadurai, Jahow Yu, Angela Li, Evan Tondera and Allison Wei all “swept” their category, which means they placed first in their category for all of their competitive events which included 1 test and 2 role-plays.
The following students qualified for International Competition - please congratulate them if you have them in class:
Kenneth (Kenny) Gu
Several other students received amazing scores, simply losing out a spot at Internationals by just a few heartbreaking points. DECA has students compete in flights and several of our students who qualified for Internationals last year were unfortunately placed against other students who qualified last year as well. Unlucky flight draw in many cases.
Congratulations to juniors Emily Wu and Aimee Zheng for their perfect ACT scores!
Congratulations to the Troy High students winning awards in the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing competition, Southeastern Michigan Art Region!
Julia Considine-Hon. Mention, Drawing
Paula Delgado-Hon. Mention, Digital Art
Emy Galustyan-Silver Key, Digital Art - Hon. Mention, Digital Art
Abigail Liang-Hon. Mention, Drawing
Divya Shankar-Silver Key, Digital Art
Lydia Tan-Gold Key, Painting - Gold Key & Best in Category, Film & Anim. - Hon. Mention, Jewelry - Silver Key,
Tiffany Xu-Gold Key, Mix Media
Lily Yang-Silver Key, Drawing
Congratulations Sandhya Srinivasan, senior, who recently won the 2018 Stephen Bonga Award for Prose for a short story. The story was also published in the same magazine that hosted the Stephen Bonga Award writing contest.
Congratulations Environmental Activists Club, they have moved from a “green” school, to an “emerald” green school.
Congratulations Darren Zeng, 10th grader. He recently received a Gold Key in 2019 Scholastic Art Writing Awards of Southeastern Michigan Art Region.
Congratulations to Amogh Gowda! Gift of Life Michigan has chosen him to receive a prestigious 2019 Champion award for promoting organ and tissue donation in the work he does as a volunteer. He is the only volunteer in Michigan to receive this honor.
Gina Moy was selected to participate in the Julliard summer percussion program. She is one of only 16 selected across the country.
On January 27, Finsam Samson, a senior at Troy, took first place in the 2019 Brain Bee at MSU competition. We are very excited to send Finsam off to the National Brain Bee at Penn State Medical School the weekend of April 12-14 where he will compete in written and oral testing rounds, as well as sessions on neuroanatomy, neurohistology, and patient diagnosis. A press release can be found on the Brain Bee at MSU website.
Congratulations to Michael Song for being named a MHSAA Scholar-Athlete!
Troy High’s Ocean Bowl Team competed Feb. 2 at UM in the Great Lakes Bowl. The team of Matthew Dong, Pratham Soni, Jasmine Wu, Carol Zhang, and Allan Zhou took first place and will compete in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl in Washington DC in April.
Congratulations Avani Prasad (9th grade) for winning 4 Scholastic Awards in the MidWest Region! She received an honorable mention for her painting and three of her writing pieces received a Silver Key.
The Model UN Students did exceptionally well this weekend at the University of Chicago International Conference. This year out of the 16 Troy High delegates 15 received awards, 7 of which received Outstanding Delegate (1st place). They competed against 131 schools and over 3,000 students both domestic and international.
Andrew Tabaka earned the Rank of Eagle with the Boy Scouts this week. His project was building 3 little lending libraries in front of Leonard Elementary and in it's neighborhoods.
The SAA released their 2018 fall all-sportsmanship teams this week, recognizing student-athletes who displayed outstanding sportsmanship over the course of their seasons. Among those honored were Troy's Lindsey Bolas, a graduate of Troy High School, who competes on the Oglethorpe Women's soccer team.
Congratulations to Amogh Gowda who was selected as a Distinguished Finalist for the state of Michigan in the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards!
Natania Shi, entered her work into the Scholastic Arts and Writing competition. On Friday, she was awarded a Silver Key for a poem she wrote! Silver key recipients are awarded to the top 7-15% of entries.
Congratulations to Hemanth Tadepalli, Senior, he was appointed as a representative for the Troy City Planning Commission.
Congratulations to Roger Wang on being named the winner in the East Central Division MTNA Competition "Junior Performance."
Troy High DECA competed at District competition this past Saturday and had an excellent showing! 92 students competed with 74 students advancing to DECA State Competition in March at Cobo Center.
77 Troy High students made it on stage to receive a test, role play or state placement medallion.
We also had some very exciting scores on Saturday - Rachel Wu, Zahra Ahmad, Jahow Yu & Raghav Maini all received perfect scores on their role play. Students who received the top test scores for Troy High were Jahow Yu, Raghav Maini, Navneet Ramadurai, Kenneth (Kenny) Gu and Allison Wei.
Boulan Park Middle School robotics team, PixelBotics FTC 11394, had a good season participating in the FIRST Tech Challenge this fall. The team won the Winning Alliance Award, the Rockwell Collins Innovative Award and qualification for the MI State Championship during the Bedford Qualifier on November 10th 2018. They also won the Inspire Award and the Finalist Alliance Award at the Farmington Hills Qualifier on Dec. 8, 2018. The team made it to semifinals at the MI State Championship. PixelBotics also won first place and the highest score in OCCRA (Oakland County Competitive Robotics Association) Bloomfield Hills Tournament on Nov. 7,2018.
The team consists of three 8th graders, Jonathan Chen, Justin Choi and Tyler Yee from Boulan Park Middle School. They also have two Troy High students and Hammerheads FRC 226 members, Angela Xu, Ethan Chen, and an Athens student, Jessica Zhang, as youth mentors, who have contributed greatly to the success of PixelBotics this season.
Congratulations Freddie Zhao for being named a Coca-Cola semifinalist!
Freddie Zhao (senior) and Reagan Choi (9th) attended Princeton University Mathematics Competition (PUMaC) by forming a team with six other students around the southeast area of Michigan. They ranked 6th overall among the 40 teams in Division A, and also ranked 2nd in their 'team round'. Also, Freddie and Reagan were selected as finalists, top 10 scorers in each four topics in math; Algebra, Combinatorics, Number theory and Geometry (Only two from Michigan).
PUMaC is a 13 year old math competition that is run by the math club in Princeton university, and became one of the most popular and challenging high school math competition run by university in the US. More than 60 teams who were carefully selected by their past achievement from other math competitions competed each other this year. Past competitors have been admitted to some of the best universities in the world, including Princeton and its peers.
The new Troy High Sailing Team is ranked 64 in their district!
Congratulations to Aadharsh Acharya, Senior, who received a perfect score of 36 on the ACT!
Congratulations National Merit Semi Finalists! Aadharsh Acharya, Priyal Bajaj, Michael Davis, Nathaniel Drasovean, Aaron Feng, Tiffany Guo, Kevin Huang, Sara Huang, Vijayashree Jambunathan, Sibbharat Koripella, David Kuang,Preethi Kumaran, Peizhi Liu, Raghav Maini, Marina Malyarenko, Iman Manzoor, Renuka Murthi, Yong Jin Nam, Marion Ni, Kulin Oak, Vasanth Palanisamy, Sisir Potluri, Finsam Samson, Srijani Sengupta, Prashant Shankar, Zenon Stepien, Hansen Wang, Matthew Wang, Yujie Wang, Kimberly Xing, Claire Yang, Matthew Yao, Jahow Yu, Hanchi Zhang, Jason Zhang, Frederick Zhao
Harikrishnan Sanil (Grade-11, Troy High), has won laurels at the International Geography Olympiad and World History Bee championships in Berlin, Germany. He was part of Team-USA, representing the United States and won two medals – a Gold Medal in Berlin Treasure Hunt & Geography Quiz (Junior Varsity); and a Bronze Medal in Berlin Conference Simulation (Junior Varsity). This was the grand finale, the culmination of a year-long series of exams (written & practical), quizzes and several other competitions in various formats at state, national and international levels. Coach: Sanil Neelakantan
Congratulations to Anish Kotnis, Senior, who received a perfect score of 36 in the ACT!