The Husky Newsletter

The Official Newsletter for Hamilton High School 1/16-1/29

IN PERSON RETURN UPDATE

Hamilton Community,


We are looking forward to having students return to in-person instruction starting on January 19th. Please help us make the campus safe and efficient by reviewing the items below:


UPDATED Return to In Person Instruction


Vehicle Traffic Flow Map - Student Drop Off & Pick Up


Student Foot Traffic Map

UNDERCLASSMAN YEARBOOK PHOTOS

Underclassman yearbook photos have been RESCHEDULED! They will now be taken on Thursday, Feb. 4 and Friday, February 5. New student, retakes, and students who missed their photo being taken in the fall of last year should plan to do so on these dates

SPEECH & DEBATE

The weekend of January 8th our Speech and Debate Team competed in a virtual competition. Congratulations to Alexis Li who took 1st place in Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate and Trisha Panse who took 5th place in Informative Speech as well as 6th place in Programmed Oral Interpretation. The will continue this coming weekend in the University of Houston Cougar Classic.

ACADEMIC DECATHLON

Hamilton Academic Decathlon hosted our second major event of the year. Given the pandemic, we had to re-vision the entire competition to move it completely online. Approximately 100 competitors and 60 adult volunteers came together through the magic of video from across the United States to participate. While we missed the energy generated by in-person competition, we are proud to have provided students with the opportunity to compete despite COVID concerns. Many, many AcDec programs across the country have been destroyed by the pandemic, but your Hamilton team continues not only to thrive, but also to provide innovative solutions to the challenges all our East Valley schools are facing. Thanks to those of you who have continued to support our kids by volunteering at our online events.


This year's topic include THE COLD WAR, the SPACE RACE, and ASTRONOMY. The novel is Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle.


1st place - Canyon del Oro, Tucson

2nd place - Hamilton

3rd place - BASIS Scottsdale


Individual Awards:

OVERALL HIGH SCORE: Aris Zhu

HONORS OVERALL: 1st place - Aris Zhu; 3rd place - Chloe Zhan

SCHOLASTIC OVERALL: 3rd place - Abhinav Adari


HONORS Division:

Aris Zhu: 2nd art, 1st math, 2nd social science (tie)

Ethan Xiong: 1st lang and lit, 2nd science (tie), 2nd social science (tie), 1st speech

Chloe Zhan: 3rt Art, 1st lang and lit, 1st music, 1st social sci, 1st science (Chloe is our MIGHTY FRESHMAN!)

Baochan Fan: 2nd science (tie)


SCHOLASTIC Division:

Abinav Adari: 2nd speech (tie)

Eisha Giran: 1st art, 2nd music, 3rd science, 2nd social science

Nathan Palmisano: 3rd Econ, 1st lang and lit

Sophie Macko: 3rd lang and lit, 2nd speech (tie)

Ashton Gilbert: 3rd math

Daniel Choi: 3rd Music, 1st science, 3rd social science


VARSITY Division:

Rafael Trujillo: 3rd social sci

Mitch Steddom 2nd social sci

Advancing to Regional competition:

Aris Zhu, Ethan Xiong, Chloe Zhan, Abhi Adari, Eisha Giran, Daniel Choi, Rafael Trujillo, Danial Choi, Mitch Steddom

WE THE PEOPLE

Our Hamilton We the People Team competed (virtually) at the Arizona State We the People Competition. The judges ranged from State Supreme Court Judges to Criminal Defense Lawyers and Prosecuting Attorneys. Our team took 2nd Place and the Wildcard Invitation to the 2021 National We the People Competition in Washington, D.C. Due to COVID concerns, the Nationals Competition will be held virtually this year. Students will have an entire new set of questions for competition and will have to prepare 6 written statements for each group, totaling 18 papers. Due to this immense amount of work for just a group of nine, I gave them the option to not accept the invitation and allow the third-place team to compete instead. All nine want to continue and compete in Nationals. They want to represent our school in nationals and make our school proud.

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Michael Chen
Candice Decuna

Jillian Kahn

Shrika Kantala

Claire Mullings

Ramya (Meena) Nishtala

Shriya Shah

Manvi Harde

Samantha Lugo

ATHLETICS

Husky Nation

Your winter sports have been training/practicing very diligently and are excited for the season. Recently, the AIA Executive Board voted to resume winter sports starting January 19th. With that, student-athletes will be required to wear mask/gaiters at all times, including competition. They also voted to allow two (2) parents from the HOME TEAM only to attend home contests. Please be on the lookout from your teams coaches for that list.


Thank you again for all your support during these times and GO HUSKIES!

VOLLEYBALL

Congratulations! Senior Diana Ethridge a volleyball setter has committed to continue her volleyball career at West Point.

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Hamilton High School

Mission: To prepare students to be successful in their academic, personal and professional lives.

F/JV/V Boys Basketball vs Perry

Tuesday, Jan. 19th, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

F/JV/V Girls Basketball @ Perry

Tuesday, Jan. 19th, 4pm

1919 East Queen Creek Road

Gilbert, AZ

V Girls Soccer vs San Luis (played at Chandler HS

Tuesday, Jan. 19th, 3pm

350 North Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

V Boys Soccer vs San Luis (played at Chandler HS)

Tuesday, Jan. 19th, 5pm

350 North Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

JVB Boys Soccer @ Desert Vista

Wednesday, Jan. 20th, 4pm

16440 South 32nd Street

Phoenix, AZ

F/JV/V Boys Basketball @ Brophy

Friday, Jan. 22nd, 4pm

4701 North Central Avenue

Phoenix, AZ

F/JV/V Girls Basketball vs Xavier

Friday, Jan. 22nd, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Wrestling vs Corona

Saturday, Jan. 23rd, 10am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

JVB Boys Soccer @ Basha

Tuesday, Jan. 26th, 3pm

5990 South Val Vista Drive

Chandler, AZ

F/JV/V Boys Basketball vs Chandler

Tuesday, Jan. 26th, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

F/JV/V Girls Basketball @ Chandler

Tuesday, Jan. 26th, 4pm

350 North Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

JV/V Girls Soccer vs Basha (played at Chandler HS)

Tuesday, Jan. 26th, 4pm

350 North Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

JV/V Boys Soccer @ Basha

Tuesday, Jan. 26th, 5pm

5990 South Val Vista Drive

Chandler, AZ

JV Boys Soccer vs Chandler (played at Chandler HS)

Wednesday, Jan. 27th, 3pm

350 North Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

JVB Girls Soccer @ Casteel

Wednesday, Jan. 27th, 4pm

24901 South Power Road

Queen Creek, AZ

JV Girls Soccer @ Chandler

Wednesday, Jan. 27th, 5pm

350 North Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

F/JV/V Boys Basketball vs Sandra Day O'Connor

Thursday, Jan. 28th, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

F/JV/V Girls Basketball @ Sandra Day O'Connor

Thursday, Jan. 28th, 4pm

25250 North 35th Avenue

Phoenix, AZ

V Boys Soccer vs Chandler (played at Chandler HS)

Thursday, Jan. 28th, 4pm

350 North Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

V Girls Soccer @ Chandler

Thursday, Jan. 28th, 6pm

350 North Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

JVB Girls Soccer @ Perry

Thursday, Jan. 28th, 6pm

1919 East Queen Creek Road

Gilbert, AZ

F/JV/V Wrestling @ Desert Ridge

Friday, Jan. 29th, 4pm

10045 East Madero Avenue

Mesa, AZ

V Boys Basketball vs Kofa

Friday, Jan. 29th, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

V Girls Basketball vs Kofa

Friday, Jan. 29th, 7pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Yearbook Picture Make-Up Day

Thursday, Feb. 4th, 6am-3pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Auditorium - New student, retakes and students who missed their photo being taken in the fall, PLEASE plan to do so on these dates.

Yearbook Picture Make-Up Day

Friday, Feb. 5th, 6am-3pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Auditorium - New student, retakes and students who missed their photo being taken in the fall, PLEASE plan to do so on these dates.

ACT Testing

Tuesday, March 2nd, 7:30am

Hamilton

All Juniors