The Husky Newsletter

The Official Hamilton High School Newsletter 5/20-5/26/2023


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7th and “0” Hour finals will be on Monday and Tuesday May 22nd & May 23rd during regular class time

City of Chandler Support Staff of the Year

Our very own Nina Hardin was selected as the City of Chandler Chamber Support Staff Of The Year! Hamilton is so lucky to have such a kind, compassionate and hard working Receptionist working the front desk. Congratulations!!
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National Cyber Scholars

This year the Hamilton High School Cyber Security Class competed in Cyber Start, a cyber security contest against students from all over the nation. 91% of our team rose to the rank of National Cyber Scholar. In Arizona only 37 students achieved that rank with Hamilton making up nearly 30% of all scholars in Arizona, with only 1000 Nationwide.

National Cyber Scholars:

Atul Raman

Victor Soloviev

Laurence Vinkesteijn

Ryan Cardenas

Dylan Escarcega

Travis Leoz

Devin A Trudell

Dominick Pascador

Nicholas Pena

Ashley Barba

Dominic Porembski

This is what earning the rank of National Cyber Scholar means:

These highest scoring students, have each been awarded free access to this summer’s Cyber Foundations Academy, worth over $3,000, and a digital Scholar badge. Through their scholarship, these students are able to earn their first industry recognized certification in Cyber Security.

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Culinary students did a great job decorating cakes.

Yearbook Distribution

Yearbook staff worked hard during lunches distributing yearbooks to students. If you still would like to purchase one, they will be for sale in the bookstore for $85 each.

Senior Sunset

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Economic Challenge Club

Hamilton High Schools Economic Challenge Club was recognized by Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke at a city hall meeting last week for their success in the Mayors Economic Challenge. Hamilton won 3 state titles during the competition: Personal Finance, Economics Challenge, and Economics Critical thinking. The Economics Challege group earned a top 6 spot in the country and will compete in New York, New York at nationals the weekend of May 20th. Students are Kevin Li, Arnav Nigam, Nathan Shi, Alexis Li, Elysa Kan, Grace Zhang, Gowri, Biju, Olivia Lu, Andy Ma, Chloe Zhan, Kenny Wang, and Rachel Kan.

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Baseball State Champs

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2023 Flinn Scholar

Carol Chen is a Keys Internship student researcher, Congressional Art Competition winner, Science Olympiad President, Crochet Club Founder and National Merit Finalist. Congratulations Carol!
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Ronald Reagan Leadership Recipient

Hamilton High senior Sofia Westblom was selected as the 2023 Ronald Reagan Leadership Medal recipient. This prestigious award is presented to graduating students who best exemplify the following characteristics: Drive, Humility, and Service Before Self. This award allows schools to recognize outstanding high school students whose drive, integrity, and citizenship qualities are emblematic of our nation's 40th President. Each nominated student will receive an exclusive medallion and a letter of recognition from John Heubusch, the Executive Director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.
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Prestigious Jefferson Scholarship Recipient

Hamilton High School student Sneha Lakamsani wins prestigious Jefferson Scholarship to attend the University of Virginia

Sneha Lakamsani, a senior at Hamilton High School, has been awarded one of the most highly selective merit scholarships in the nation. The Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia selected Sneha as one of 38 recipients of the Jefferson Scholarship. She will commence her studies in the fall at UVA.

In order to be named a Scholar, candidates must undergo a rigorous, highly competitive, multi-stage selection process. First, they are nominated by their high schools or affiliated organizations based on their demonstrated excellence and exceptional potential in the areas of leadership, scholarship, and citizenship. Once nominated, the students go through at least one round of regional interviews. If selected as a regional finalist, students are then invited to participate in a final round of interviews. This year, over 2,300 students were nominated for the Scholarship, and 150 finalists were invited to take part in remote interviews conducted by UVA alumni and faculty.

The 38 selected recipients of the 2023 Jefferson Scholarship boast a number of significant achievements and Sneha is no exception.

Sneha will join a cohort of 158 Scholars currently funded by the Foundation at UVA, as well as a community of more than 933 Scholar alumni. In addition to receiving the full cost of attending the University for four years, Jefferson Scholars benefit from a number of enrichment programs sponsored by the Foundation, including travel abroad, career networking activities, and a leadership speaker series.
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Mandatory Senior Graduation Practice & Breakfast

Wednesday, May 24th, 6:30am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Seniors will meet on the football field. Practice makes perfect. DO NOT BRING CAP AND GOWN. If you are not at practice you will not walk at graduation.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Class of 2023 Graduation @ ASU

Wednesday, May 24th, 2:30pm

600 East Veterans Way

Tempe, AZ

Students report to ASU near the Football Stadium tunnel (outside) by 1:30pm