The Husky Newsletter

The official newsletter of Hamilton High School 11/30-12/15

Academic Decathlon

Hamilton hosted 200 students from twelve East Valley Schools at our 6th Annual Invitational Tournament. All told, 102 adult volunteers came together to provide these kids with a fantastic experience. Results: 1st - Hamilton 43,464.7 points 2nd – Seton 37,221.8 points 3rd – Higley 36,716.3 Individual awards: Honors: Nidhi Athreya – 1st Lang and Lit, 3rd Art, 2nd Social Sci, 5th overall Jake Nance – 1st overall competition, 1st overall honors, 3rd Lang and Lit, 1st Music, 1st Science, 1st Art, 2nd Math, 1st Econ, 1st Soc Sci Archana Ram – 3rd Soc Sci Megan Ridgway – 3rd Music Jasmine Sun – 2nd overall honors, 2nd Lang and Lit, 2nd Art, 1st Soc Sci (tie) Sarah Zhang – 1st Lang and Lit (tie), 2nd Music, 3rd Science, 3rd Art, 3rd Speech Aris Zhu – 3rd overall honors, 2nd Music, 3rd Econ, 2nd Speech, 3rd Soc Sci Benjamin Tung – 3rd Social Sci (tie) Scholastic Jennalynn Fung – 2nd Soc Sci Emma Keegan – 3rd Art, 3rd Soc Sci Nikki Lajom – 1st Math Zuzia Stechly – 1st overall scholastic, 1st Lang and Lit, 1st Music, 2nd Science, 1st Art, 1st Econ, 1st Essay, 2nd Speech, 1st Social Sci Navaneeth Unnikrishnan – 3rd interview, 3rd Social Sci Varsity Melina Chabolla – 2nd Art, 3rd Math, 1st Speech, 2nd Interview Emily Jefferson – 2nd overall varsity, 1st Lang and Lit, 1st Music, 2nd Math, 3rd Econ Tyler Thornton – 3rd Social Sci Please congratulate all of our decathletes. The top 15 will now be moving on to the Williams Field Invitational in January.

Hamilton Theatre Department

Hamilton Theatre Department returned from our state festival with the award for the best student-written play in the state and offers from multiple universities and colleges across the nation.


Ellen Napolitano won the Jerome McDonnough Playwright Award for best play in the state.


Our two seniors, Alyssa Granger and Destinee McCaster, received offers from the following Universities and Schools.

Alyssa Granger: The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, Southern Utah University, Stephens College, University of Arizona, University of Nevada-Reno, University of Northern Colorado and University of Providence


Destinee McCaster: The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Arizona State University, Eastern Arizona University, Grand Canyon University, New Mexico State University, Northern Arizona University, Southern Utah University, Stephens College, Theatre of Arts Conservatory, University of Arizona, University of Nevada-Reno, University of Northern Colorado, University of Providence and University of Utah

Native American Hertiage Month

14 Gila River Native American students from Basha, Chandler, Hamilton and Perry High Schools attended a campus tour and a cultural speaker series hosted by the American Indian Student Support Services (AISSS) at Arizona State University for Native American Heritage Month! Student were also able to tour the School of Earth and Space Exploration which included a private tour of the Meteorite vault in the Center of Meteorite Studies.

Astronomy Club Hosts First Star Party of the Year!

Astronomy Club hosting a star party in the student parking lot. They went out during the new moon with 3 telescopes and viewed the moon and Saturn. The star party is a free event and they are planning to host more in the future. You do not have to be a member to attend!

FFA District Competition

Hamilton's FFA Food Science team received 4th place at the district competition. They had to identify aromas, triangle tests, problem solving, hazardous situations and create and present a food product to a panel of judges.

Jason Boileau

Piper Winiarski -3rd place individual

Nicole Dawson- 7th place individual

Gabby Zwall

Chandler Education Foundations Winner Choice Raffle

The Chandler Education Foundations Winner Choice Raffle is back! Raffle proceeds benefit the students and staff of Chandler Unified School District through grant funding and scholarships. Raffle tickets are $20. Each ticket gets you a chance at your choice of a 2019 Toyota Vehicle or $20,000 cash prize. Additionally, if you purchase tickets before December 11th you are eligible to be entered into the Early Bird drawing for all sorts of gifts and prizes. If you win an Early Bird prize, you are still in the big drawing for the grand prize. To purchase tickets go to Chandler Education Foundation and make sure to credit Hamilton High school for the purchase of your raffle ticket.

Rock Star, Holly Kain

Ed Hermanski nominated Holly Kain- Holly Kain is not only a very dear friend, she is an exceptional teacher and a wonderful department head. She works very hard at everything she does and goes out of her way to help anyone in need. Holly’s demeanor and candor make her a favorite of many teachers and students on this campus. She also volunteered to help at the Jewish Community Center where we constructed historical displays covering everything from the Holocaust to racism. Holly worked with me at the JCC for years, and we could not have accomplished our goals without her. Holly, you truly are a “Rock Star!”

Rock Star, Brian Newman

Brienna Gass nominated Brian Newman - Brian is a great role model for our students. He keeps his classes fun and engaging while still delivering pertinent information. His students, both current and past, adore him and view him as a mentor. He is kind, professional, and is a great asset to Hamilton.

All CUSD Boys Golf Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Coach Steve Kanner for being named All CUSD Boys Golf Coach of the Year. Coach Kanner has been coaching golf at Hamilton for the last 19 years!#huskyproud
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2018 All Premier Hamilton Athletes

Boys Cross Country

1st Team:

Ryan Dempsey

Gavin Vogt

2nd Team:

Michael Sexson

Dan Darnell

Honorable Mention:

Carson Beck

Kenneth Gentry


Girls Cross Country

2nd Team:

Deirdre Nelson

Boys Golf

1st Team:

Mahanth Chirravuri

Alexander Yu


2nd Team:

Johnny Walker

Caden Rice


Girls Golf

1st Team:

Madeline Adam


2nd Team:

Emily Lei

Kylie Franklin

Joy Callinan

Jenny Bae

Swim and Dive

1st Team:

100 Breaststroke: Ean Peterson


2nd Team:

100 Freestyle: Marisa Emoto

200 Freestyle Relay: Hailey Garcia, Kayla Cunningham, Marisa Emoto, Irena Putikova

100 Backstroke: Kayla Cunningham

400 Freestyle Relay: Hailey Garcia, Kayla Cunningham, Marisa Emoto, Irena Putikova


Honorable Mention:

Olivia Holguin

Amanda Foley

Jake Reed

Andrew Li

Volleyball

1st Team:

Taylor Jacobsen


2nd Team:

Jordan Middleton

Reilly Babcock


Honorable Mention:

Bailey Williams

Bella Zapata

Girls Soccer JVB vs Red Mountain HS

Monday, Dec. 3rd, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

FCH's Monday Night Live

Monday, Dec. 3rd, 6:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Cafeteria

ACT Prep

Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 2:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Boys Basketball vs Alhambra HS

Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Girls Basketball

Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 4pm

3839 West Camelback Road

Phoenix, AZ

Parent Presentation- Stress Reduction

Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 5:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Student Presentation- Stress Reduction

Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 5:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

HHS Orchestra Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 7pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Auditions for NHS Talent Show

Wednesday, Dec. 5th, 2:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Boys Soccer JVB

Wednesday, Dec. 5th, 4pm

Highland High School, East Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, AZ, USA

Early Registration for 8th grade students

Wednesday, Dec. 5th, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Wrestling meet vs Perry/Red Mountain

Wednesday, Dec. 5th, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Theatre Holiday Show

Wednesday, Dec. 5th, 7pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Winter Sports Assembly

Thursday, Dec. 6th, 7:30am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

14th Annual Business Fair

Thursday, Dec. 6th, 9am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Theatre Holiday Show

Thursday, Dec. 6th, 7pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

ACT Prep

Thursday, Dec. 6th, 2:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Auditions for NHS Talent Show

Thursday, Dec. 6th, 2:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Mid-Winter FFA State Conference

Friday, Dec. 7th, 7am

Arizona State University, Tempe Campus, Tempe, AZ, USA

Tempe, AZ

Youth Equity Stewards Training

Friday, Dec. 7th, 8am

5990 South Val Vista Drive

Chandler, AZ

14th Annual Business Fair

Friday, Dec. 7th, 9am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Theatre Holiday Show

Friday, Dec. 7th, 7pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

HHS Wrestling Marana's Dual

Friday, Dec. 7th, 6am

12000 West Emigh Road

Tucson, AZ

Boys Basketball

Friday, Dec. 7th, 4pm

Highland High school, East Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, AZ, USA

Girls Basketball vs Highland HS

Friday, Dec. 7th, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

HHS Wrestling Marana Duals

Saturday, Dec. 8th, 6am

12000 West Emigh Road

Tucson, AZ

ACT Testing

Saturday, Dec. 8th, 7am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Girls Soccer JVB vs Xavier HS

Monday, Dec. 10th, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Boys Soccer JVB

Monday, Dec. 10th, 4pm

16440 South 32nd Street

Phoenix, AZ

Girls Soccer JVB vs Xavier HS

Monday, Dec. 10th, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Girls Soccer V/JV

Monday, Dec. 10th, 4pm

6935 East Gold Dust Avenue

Scottsdale, AZ

Girls Soccer JVC

Monday, Dec. 10th, 6pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Boys Soccer V/JV vs Chaparal HS

Tuesday, Dec. 11th, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Boys Basketball

Tuesday, Dec. 11th, 4pm

1630 East Southern Avenue

Mesa, AZ

Girls Basketball vs Mesa HS

Tuesday, Dec. 11th, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Wrestling Meet

Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 4pm

Tucson High School, Tucson, AZ, USA

Tucson, AZ

Unified Soccer

Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 6pm

350 North Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Cocoa and Cram

Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 2:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Holiday Party for families in need

Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 6pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

HHS Choir Concert

Thursday, Dec. 13th, 7pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

NHS General Meeting

Thursday, Dec. 13th, 9:15am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Early Registration for 8th graders

Thursday, Dec. 13th, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Boys Basketball vs Desert Ridge HS

Thursday, Dec. 13th, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Girls Basketball

Thursday, Dec. 13th, 4pm

10045 East Madero Avenue

Mesa, AZ

Boys Basketball

Friday, Dec. 14th, 4pm

9419 West Van Buren Street

Tolleson, AZ

Girls Basketball vs Tolleson HS

Friday, Dec. 14th, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

HHS Band Concert

Friday, Dec. 14th, 7pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Unified Soccer Tournament

Saturday, Dec. 15th, 9am

TBD