The Husky Newsletter
The official newsletter of Hamilton High School 4/5-4/13
2018-19 International Public Policy Forum
Debate teams from around the world entered the 2018-19 International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) competition, but only 16 remain – including Hamilton High School.
International Public Policy Forum is an international written debate competition sponsored by Brewer Foundation and New York University. Teams from high schools prepare and submit a written argument taking a stance on the yearly theme. Judges determine which teams move forward to the next round based on claims, evidence, and argumentative strategies. The Top 8 receive an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to compete in the final round.
Hamilton High School’s team competing this year: Seniors Jake Nance, Aatmik Mallya, Eric Scheng, Jonathan Li, Nivea Krishnan, and Junior Daniel Shih.
Hamilton FFA ventured down to The University of Arizona and competed in Aquaculture (fish) and Entomology (insects) Career Development Events at the state contest. They left with some individual medals and with the determination to place 1st next year! They have worked very hard to develop skills found in both career fields.
The results are below:
Aquaculture- 3rd place in the state! (best we’ve ever done!) This contests allows students to compete in various activities involved in the aquaculture industry including: Fish identification, calculating proper feeding, water testing, filleting techniques and building water systems.
Nicole Dawson- 4th Place Individual
Finley Lindsey – 7th place individual
Entomology – 3rd place in the state! This event is designed to assess knowledge about the identification of over 100 arthropods in Arizona, and show competencies in knowledge about general insect morphology, physiology, behaviors and roles within the ecosystem.
Nitara Sukumaran- 6th place individual
Ava Crawford – 10th place individual
2019 Kiwanis Tennis Invitational
2019 Kiwanis Tennis Invitational Results:
Top 4 Team Finish
#1 Matthew Wang
#2 Cameron Khan
#2 Shonn Milshteen/George Badalesque
3rd Place Finish
#1 Neil Bhardwaja/Rahul Bhat def #1 Catalina Foothills 11-9 in a 3rd set 10 point tiebreaker.
Academic Decathlon at State Competition
We are ecstatic to announce that for the first time in Hamilton history, our Academic Decathlon team won the state competition and will now represent the Husky Nation at NATIONALS in Minneapolis at the end of April. The top two teams were only separated by 9.1 points—to say it was a nail-biter does not even begin to accurately describe the emotions and excitement of this weekend. A heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you who have supported this program on our journey to the top! Team and individual results are listed below.
2019 State results Top 10 OVERALL TEAMS:
1st – HAMILTON 47,544.7
2nd – Canyon del Oro 47,535.6
3rd – Westwood 46,437.5
4th – Mtn. View Mesa 45,239.9
5th – Cesar Chavez 42,879.2
6th – Seton 40,436.5
7th – Skyline 39,572.9
8th – Basha 38,787.6
9th – Casteel 38,652.0
10th – Cibola 38,121.3
Super Quiz Relay:
1st – Hamilton
2nd – Canyon del Oro
3rd – Mtn. View Mesa
2018-19 Hamilton State Competition team: Jake Nance, Aris Zhu, Jasmine Sun, Zuzia Stechly, Emma Keegan, Navaneeth Unnikrishnan, Emily Jefferson, Melina Chabolla, and Tyler Thornton
Coaches: Carla Turner and Elizabeth Trotti
Individual awards: Honors Jake Nance – 1st overall honors, HIGHEST SCORER IN THE STATE, 1st Art, 1st Economics, 1st Math (tie), 1st Science, 3rd Social Science, 3rd Lang and Lit Aris Zhu – 1st Math (tie), 2nd Music Jasmine Sun – 1st Social Science, 2nd Math, 3rd Science, 3rd Art Scholastic Zuzia Stechly – 2nd overall scholastic, 1st Art, 1st Interview, 1st Music, 3rd Speech Navaneeth Unnikrishnan – 3rd Interview Varsity Emily Jefferson – 2nd overall varsity (6 points out of 1st!), 1st Math, 2nd Economics
National Honor Society
We are pleased to announce that for the first time in Hamilton's Chapter of NHS has not one, but two winners of the National Honor Society Scholarship! Please congratulate seniors Anusha Natarajan and Tina Chang on the wonderful honor. They were chosen from among 11,000 applicants from all over the country! They demonstrated work to support the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. #huskyproud
Speech and Debate
Speech and Debate competed among the best of the best in the statewide National Qualifiers. Our students dominated the competition - taking home TOP HONORS overall. Aside from the team winning FIRST place, we qualified SIX students to compete in the national tournament in Dallas.
Please congratulate the following students who will represent Arizona in June:
Aatmik Mallya - 1st place Lincoln-Douglas debate
Nivea Krishnan - 2nd place Lincoln-Douglas debate
Arjun Singh and Daniel Shih - 3rd place Public Forum debate
Juhi Khandelwal and Afreen Shah - 1st place Policy debate
Tickets to James Bond Prom are on sale now!
Tickets to James Bond Prom at Monterra West World are on sale now! Pre-sale tickets are $45 at the bookstore, you must have your student ID. Tickets are $50 at the door. If you are bring a guest see your alpha administrator for a guest pass. This year guest tickets must be bought at the bookstore prior to prom. There will be no guest tickets sold at the door! See you there on April 27th!
AP Studio Art students at the Tempe Festival of the Arts
Please join us in congratulating seniors Karsen Burke and Mady Quinn. Karsen won 1st place in the 3D category with his shrine to the five elements at the Tempe Festival of the Arts. Mady won 2nd place with her portrait of Post Malone also in the 3D category. Both students are in Kim Brown's AP Studio Art:3-D Design Portfolio class. #huskyproud