The Husky Newsletter

Newsletter of Hamilton High School 4/19-5/4

Hamilton Chess Team at Nationals

Over spring break our Hamilton Chess Team competed in USCF's National High School Championship in Schaumburg, Illinois. As a team, they placed 8th in the Blitz Chess competition and 9th as a team in the tournament overall. This has been a historic season for our Chess Club! Congratulation Huskies! #huskyproud
Sundar Karra, Ryan Gan, Nagaprasad Rudrapatna, Rick Sun, Michael Buyer, Michael Chen, Aryan Eksambe, Vincent Sin, and Shaun Victor.

Future Farmers of America

Hamilton FFA was awarded $500.00 by the City Council of Chandler for placing 2nd in the Science Spectacular event that was held February 9th in downtown Chandler. They won for their booth titled “The Science of Chickens”. The students brought the chickens they raised from chicks. They shared information with the public about the life cycle of chickens, chicken breeds, chicken anatomy, eggs and answered MANY questions from children and adults in the community. Students were ve...ry excited to be presented with a check by Kevin Hartke, the mayor of Chandler and have the opportunity to meet Dr. Casteel. Congratulations to Ms. Alicia Gutierrez and her students listed below. #huskyproud #CTE

Ava Crawford
Esmerelda Nunez
Quincy Cowans
Addie Harrole
Piper Winiarski
Gabby Zwall
Nitara Sukumaran
Nicole Dawson
Jason Boileau
Jasmine Ferranti

2019 Arizona All-State Orchestra

Auditions were held for the 2019 Arizona All-State Orchestra. Hamilton orchestra students did well overall, with 6 accepted, and one first alternate. These exceptional musicians will participate in the upcoming festival at NAU, April 11-13. This achievement represents the highest honor an AZ high school musician can earn.

Grace Zhang, Zocelyne Kow, Christine Lee, Brandon Tang, Ryan Widjaja, & Colin Guan
Bravo to the Husky Stringers! #huskyproud

Hamilton Microbots

A young and rebuilding Hamilton Microbots robotics team faced a very challenging playing field this past weekend at the AZ FIRST Robotics League Western Regional competition. Battling through network problems, faulty motors, and fine tuning lifting mechanisms, the team ended the competition with 2 wins, 9 losses, and 1 tie.

Considering where the team was, and where they are now, and the competition they faced, they did great and represented not only Hamilton, but also themselves in an exemplary manner:

  • They built relationships with other teams
  • They exhibited persistence when working through complicated problems and troubleshooting while keeping a cool head under pressure.
  • They supported each other when faced with challenges.
  • They displayed gracious professionalism when dealing with judges, other teams, and each other.

Well done Huskies! #huskyproud #tradition #integrity #excellence

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood teacher, Kristine McGettigan worked with her students in her Early Childhood Education 1,2 and 3 classes on the importance of field trips for their future students. They worked on organization of parent chaperones and basic planning that goes into field trips. The group was rewarded by spending the day at Shamrock Farms, seeing the impact that dairies and farms have in our everyday lives. #teachersteachingfurtureteachers #huskyproud #CTE

Econ Challenge Club

A group of Hamilton students from our Econ Challenge Club competed in the Arizona Mayor’s Economics Challenge. 108 teams competed in various divisions at the high school level. The teams needed to demonstrate both Macro and Micro Economic knowledge. This was the first year Hamilton was represented. Our team, composed of freshmen and Sophomores, placed 4th in the State in two different divisions!
Please take a moment and congratulate the following students for a truly outstanding accomplishment.
Aditya Patel
Colin Guan
Michael Chen
Dhanya Charan
Hillary Li
Brandon Tang
Emilie Ma
Ryan Gan

We Dine Together Comes Through Again!

Few students want to change schools mid-year, but Daniella, a sophomore, came here from El Paso in mid-March. Knowing nobody at Hamilton and moving from a school of 500 to one of more than 4000 students is, to say the least, very intimidating. Thanks to some alert We Dine Together Club members, this new student was able to connect with HHS students who informed her about clubs, activities and goings-on at Hamilton. To top it off, one of the Club members is herself from El Paso, so they had much to discuss. If you are new, or know someone who is new, send them to a We Dine Together Club sponsor, and we'll make sure they never have to eat lunch alone at HHS! Club sponsors: Esther Bateson, Chris Chew, Julianne Haddad, Dee Ladd, Steve Munczek

Hamilton High School’s Quizbowl Team

Hamilton High School’s Quizbowl Team wrapped up another spectacular season by finishing as Arizona Quizbowl State Champions! Students from Hamilton High School competed against some of Arizona’s top high school Quizbowl teams at the ASU Tempe Campus on March 23rd. After finishing at the top of the standings in the Varsity division, the team stormed through the playoffs before facing off against a tough Corona del Sol team. After a tough back-and-forth two game final, the team was crowned as State Champions. Because of their hard work, the Quizbowl team has qualified for the 2019 High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT) for the third straight year which will take place in Atlanta from May 24th to May 26th. Congratulations to all the team members!

Students going to Nationals:

  1. Shawn Isaac Victor

  2. Marco Alexi Dizon Pimentel

  3. Sreeharsha Lakamsani

  4. Sherry Ying Wang

  5. Aditya Mehta

  6. Sarah Zhang

  7. Arthur Yang

  8. Arjun Gadiyar

  9. Michael Shang Chen

  10. Omkar Arasaiah

The American Legion Auxiliary Boys and Girls State Program

This summer four 11th grade students will be representing Hamilton HS at the American Legion Boys and Girls State Programs in Flagstaff and Tucson.
The American Legion Auxiliary Boys and Girls State Program is a unique summer time program at NAU that focuses on teaching young people how to understand and appreciate the principles of a democratic society. Those outstanding students are Jacob Munguia, Max Bregman, Morgan Fowler and Jasmine Sun. Go Huskies!

Upcoming Events

JV/Freshman Softball

Monday, April 15th, 3:45pm

9621 West Speckled Gecko Drive

Peoria, AZ

Varsity Softball vs Liberty HS

Monday, April 15th, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Monday Night LIVE

Monday, April 15th, 6:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Kwame Alexander- author visit

Tuesday, April 16th, 12:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Varsity Softball

Tuesday, April 16th, 3:45pm

22800 North 67th Avenue

Glendale, AZ

JV/Freshman Softball vs Mountain Ridge HS

Tuesday, April 16th, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Parent Educational Presentation- Confidence and Self-esteem

Tuesday, April 16th, 5:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Student Education Presentation

Tuesday, April 16th, 5:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Boys Volleyball vs Perry HS

Tuesday, April 16th, 3:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

JV/Freshman Basball

Tuesday, April 16th, 3:30pm

4701 North Central Avenue

Phoenix, AZ

Varsity Baseball vs Brophy Prep

Tuesday, April 16th, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

National Signing Day

Wednesday, April 17th, 7:30am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Chandler City Meet - Track and Field

Wednesday, April 17th, 2pm

350 North Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Sand Girls Volleyball

Wednesday, April 17th, 4pm

350 North Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Summer Leadership Development Events - District

Wednesday, April 17th, 3pm

5990 South Val Vista Drive

Chandler, AZ

Freshman Basball

Thursday, April 18th, 6pm

5601 East Greenway Road

Scottsdale, AZ

Varsity Baseball

Thursday, April 18th, 6pm

4701 North Central Avenue

Phoenix, AZ

JV/Freshman Baseball vs Brophy Prep

Thursday, April 18th, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Boys Volleyball

Thursday, April 18th, 4pm

4301 East Guadalupe Road

Gilbert, AZ

NHS Induction

Thursday, April 18th, 6pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

JV/Freshman Baseball

Friday, April 19th, 3:45pm

22800 North 67th Avenue

Glendale, AZ

Varsity Baseball vs Desert Vista HS

Friday, April 19th, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Cheer tryouts

Monday, April 22nd, 3pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

JV/Freshman Baseball

Monday, April 22nd, 3:45pm

16440 South 32nd Street

Phoenix, AZ

Varsity Baseball vs Desert Vista HS

Monday, April 22nd, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

ACT Prep

Tuesday, April 23rd, 3pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Boys Volleyball

Tuesday, April 23rd, 3:30pm

350 North Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Last Chance Meet - Track and Field

Wednesday, April 24th, 2pm

16440 South 32nd Street

Phoenix, AZ

AFJROTC Blood Drive

Thursday, April 25th, 7am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

ACT Prep

Tuesday, April 23rd, 3pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Band Concert

Tuesday, April 23rd, 7pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Boys Volleyball vs Brophy Prep

Thursday, April 25th, 3:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Urban Lemmings Spring Show

Thursday, April 25th, 6pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

AZ Multi-Event State Championship

Friday, April 26th, 2pm

1833 West Southern Avenue

Mesa, AZ

Az Multi-Event State Championship

Saturday, April 27th, 8am

1833 West Southern Avenue

Mesa, AZ

James Bond Prom

Saturday, April 27th, 8pm

Westworld Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ, USA - Monterra

Scottsdale, AZ

Speech and Debate Parent/Booster Meeting

Monday, April 29th, 6:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Boys Volleyball

Tuesday, April 30th, 3:30pm

1919 East Queen Creek Road

Gilbert, AZ

Parent Educational Presentation- Healthy Communication with Parents, Friends and Dating

Tuesday, April 30th, 5:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Student Presentation

Tuesday, April 30th, 5:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Cheer Clinic

Tuesday, April 30th, 5pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Unified Basketball vs Basha HS

Tuesday, April 30th, 6pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

AZ Track and Field Championship

Wednesday, May 1st, 8am

1833 West Southern Avenue

Mesa, AZ

Cheer Clinic

Wednesday, May 1st, 5pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

AVID College Signing day

Thursday, May 2nd, 7:30am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Cheer Clinic

Thursday, May 2nd, 5pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

ACT Test Prep

Thursday, May 2nd, 3pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Student of the Year Breakfast

Friday, May 3rd, 7:30am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Buddy Prom

Friday, May 3rd, 12:15pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

AZ State Track and Field Championship

Saturday, May 4th, 7am

1833 West Southern Avenue

Mesa, AZ

SAT Testing

Saturday, May 4th, 7am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ