The Husky Newsletter

The official newsletter of Hamilton High School

Message from Mr. De La Torre

Welcome to another exciting year at Hamilton High School! My name is Mike De La Torre and I am honored to be serving as the principal of Hamilton High School. HHS is a special place with outstanding students, supportive parents, and excellent teachers. Hamilton High School has long been the standard for comprehensive high schools in Arizona and I feel honored to be a part of that tradition. Our focus is to continue to enhance the rich tradition of excellence already established at Hamilton High School. Our campus provides so many opportunities for students to express their interests. A key element to any successful school is the support of its school and community. In the coming weeks the campus will come alive with many extracurricular activities and events. We invite to come witness the amazing student performances.

Hamilton High Senior - Devrath Iyer

Hamilton High Senior Devrath Iyer was selected to attend the prestigious Research Science Institute (RSI) jointly sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Education and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. RSI is an intensive, six-week program that gives students the opportunity to conduct original, cutting-edge science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research in state-of-the-art university laboratories, hospitals and corporate research facilities in Boston and Cambridge, MA. His accomplishment was recognized by Hon. Andy Biggs AZ Representative in the records of the 116th US Congress and by Gov. Douglas Ducey via a commendation from the State of Arizona.

Speech and Debate - Debate School of Excellance

Hamilton Speech and Debate is proud to announce that at this year’s National Speech and Debate Tournament, our team earned the title of Debate School of Excellence, placing in the top 20 debate schools in the nation! Aatmik Mallya placed 5th in the nation in Lincoln Douglas and Nivea Krishnan placed 10th. Additionally, Daniel Shih ranked in the top 12 Extemporaneous Debaters, an event that began with over 750 competitors!

To earn their spot in the tournament, each competitor had to place 1, 2 or 3rd in the statewide, national qualifier. Afreen Shah and Juhi Khandelwal represented Arizona in Policy Debate, Arjun Singh and Daniel Shih in Public Forum, and Nivea Krishnan and Aatmik Mallya in Lincoln Douglas.

Please congratulate these individuals when you see them. They have achieved remarkable recognition for themselves and our school.

If you are interested in learning more about Speech and Debate, please contact Gina Meade or Esther Bateson. We would love to have you join our growing team of Speech and Debate sponsors.

CUSD Cares Podcasts

CUSD now has podcasts for parental resources! Use the following link to hear some great insights from CUSD.

https://www.cusd80.com/Page/100085

7 National Youth Arts Awards

Hamilton High School has won 7 National Youth Arts Awards and earned an additional 16 nominations for our performances last school year!!!!! Please congratulate these students when you see them. Awards: Artist of the Year: Destinee McCaster (Sheila in A Chorus Line @ Actor’s Youth Theatre, McQueen in Urinetown @ Greasepaint, Marmee in Little Women and Priscilla Del Mar in Loco-Motion, Commotion, Dr. Gorilla & Me @ Hamilton High School) Lead Performance in a Musical: Sophia Donnell as Jo in Little Women Lead Performance in a Play: Sophia Donnell as Patsy in Loco-Motion, Commotion, Dr. Gorilla & Me Supporting Performance in a Musical: Kristiana Corona as Aunt March in Little Women Supporting Performance in a Play: Benny Cowans as Brenda in Loco-Motion, Commotion, Dr. Gorilla & Me Supporting Performance in a Play: Dashaun Dunn as Roy in Loco-Motion, Commotion, Dr. Gorilla & Me Ensemble: Little Women Nominations: Outstanding Production: Little Women Supporting Performance in a Musical: Dashaun Dunn as Professor Bhaer in Little Women Supporting Performance in a Musical: Alyssa Granger as Meg in Little Women Supporting Performance in a Musical: Morgan Swanson as Beth in Little Women Supporting Performance in a Musical: Riley Van Cleve as Amy in Little Women Supporting Performance in a Play: Zion Barney as Miss Ratched in Loco-Motion, Commotion, Dr. Gorilla & Me Supporting Performance in a Play: Alyssa Granger as Bunny in Loco-Motion, Commotion, Dr. Gorilla & Me Supporting Performance in a Play: Raven Harris as Gingerbread Lady in Loco-Motion, Commotion, Dr. Gorilla & Me Supporting Performance in a Play: Madison Kier as Mrs. Nightfall in Loco-Motion, Commotion, Dr. Gorilla & Me Supporting Performance in a Play: Riley Van Cleve as Sweet Alice Blue Goon in Loco-Motion, Commotion, Dr. Gorilla & Me Ensemble: Loco-Motion, Commotion, Dr. Gorilla & Me Costume Design: Christina Vail and Benjamin Bozovich for Little Women Costume Design: Loco-Motion, Commotion, Dr. Gorilla & Me Set Design: Christina Vail and Jack Pieza for Little Women Set Design: Loco-Motion, Commotion, Dr. Gorilla & Me Direction: Christina Vail for Little Women

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Impact Chandler Scholars update!

Parents of junior students there has been an update from CEF for our junior students. Due to technology/email changes, the deadline for submitting 35 hours has been extended until the end of August! Visit the Chandler Education Foundation website for further information. https://www.chandleredfoundation.org/what-we-do/invest-in-students/impact-program.html

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Senior Pictures

Monday, Aug. 5th, 11:30am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Senior Pictures

Tuesday, Aug. 6th, 11:30am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Fall Sports Parent/Athlete Meeting

Tuesday, Aug. 6th, 5pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

FCH Club Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 7th, 9:15am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Club Fair

Wednesday, Aug. 7th, 9:45am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Senior Pictures

Wednesday, Aug. 7th, 11:30am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Open House

Wednesday, Aug. 7th, 5pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

NHS Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 8th, 9:15am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Club Fair

Thursday, Aug. 8th, 9:45am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Senior Pictures

Thursday, Aug. 8th, 11:30am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Senior Pictures

Friday, Aug. 9th, 11:30am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Freshman Splashdown

Friday, Aug. 9th, 6pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Senior Pictures

Saturday, Aug. 10th, 7:30am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Musical Auditions

Monday, Aug. 12th, 2:15pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Musical Auditions

Tuesday, Aug. 13th, 2:15pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Varsity Scrimmage

Wednesday, Aug. 14th, 5pm

4068 East Pecos Road

Gilbert, AZ

Unified Sports Parent Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 14th, 6pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Musical Auditions

Thursday, Aug. 15th, 2:15pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ