Hamilton Huskies Newsletter

The Official Hamilton High School Newsletter 5/15-5/28

Message from Mr. De La Torre

As we wrap up the school year, I want to wish everyone well. This school year has presented many challenges, but also has given us the opportunity to come together as a community. Once again, the students continue to produce impressive results. I know we can be proud of the accomplishment of the students. I look forward to celebrating the Class of 2021 in the Stadium in just a couple of weeks. As always, thank you for your support of Hamilton School. #huskyproud

Musical Theatre Awards

It has been announced that Hamilton's Production of Freaky Friday earned 14 Gammage High School Musical Theatre Awards Semi-Finalists spots. Special thanks is due to Danny Milbauer for his incredible choreography, Vance Acker for his vocal direction, and Jay Penrod for his technical help. Please congratulate these kids when you see them. They worked very hard for many months for these honors!


Best Male Lead-Garrett Lindsey

Best Female Lead-Kristiana Corona

Best Supporting Male-Hewitt Peterson (It's his first musical at Hamilton!)

Best Supporting Female-Alina Pierzga (She is only a freshman!)

Best Vocalist-Jessica Wastchak

Best Sets and Props-Conner Onishi, Alex Price, Ellora Nanda, Liliana Gonzales, Dylan Strickland, Arden Schenk, Sage Patzer, Leif Peterson

Best Lighting-Chloe Applegate, Donovan Bowling, Ty Humphrey

Best Sound-Rylan Cox, Kelton Hoffmeyer

Best Costumes-Arabella Hammerich, Jesse (Tinker) Kidd, Kris Crane, Catherine Morse

Best Hair and Makeup-Jessica Wastchak

ASU Gammage Leadership Award-Jessica Wastchak

Excellence in Stage Management-Abby Halcomb

Best Dance Ensemble-"Go"

Best Musical

All-Regional and All-State Band Students

HHS 2021 Southwest Region Honor Band Students

Candice Liu

Richard Cheng

Kirsten Buelt

Sanjana Iyer

Michelle Hu

James Lee

Josua Soto

Jubilee Lin

Trevor Engle

Jibrael Alsooz

Kylie Kohlmeier

Mitchell Steddom

James Cramer

Kabir Cheema

Lucy Alwin

Jillian Barclay

Zachary Oetjen

Zach Lemons

Kyle Dunn

Max Poole

Holden Carson

Christian Merten

HHS 2021 All-State Band Students

Candice Liu

Kabir Cheema

Richard Cheng

James Lee

Jubilee Lin

All-Regional and All-State Orchestra Students

HHS 2021 All-State Orchestra Students

Bai, Alicia

Balasooriya, Thilina

Barnett, Aya

Lee, Jade

Lee, Jeonghoo (Logan)

Min, Boyoung (Cynthia)

Tang, Brandon

Wodarcyk, Eve

Yong, Brian

Zhang, Audrey

2021 HHS All-Regional orchestra students

Alwin, Caroline

Athavale, Vinayak

Bai, Alicia

Balasooriya, Thilina

Barnett, Aya

Chen, Joseph

Coates, Toby

Grumski-Flores, Josh

Hassan, Nour

Kim, Minsong (Kathy)

Kim, Yeonghyeon (Clara)

Lee, Jade

Lee, Jeonghoo (Logan)

Lee, Josh

Min, Boyoung (Cynthia)

Mitbander, Anushka
Murthy, Diya

Quiroz, Brian

Shim, Dawn

Sinha, Savar

Tang, Brandon

Vegesna, Manasi

Wodarcyk, Eve

Yong, Brian

Zhang, Audrey

Girls Tennis 2021 Accolades

Congratulations to Hamilton's Girls Tennis Team!, they made it to the State Championship and finished as Runners Up! Best season for Hamilton Girls Tennis in history. Please see their accomplishments below:


All CUSD and Premier Section PLAYER OF THE YEAR....our very own, Shivika Agrawal!


All CUSD Singles

Ana Badulescu

Victoria Milionis


All CUSD Doubles

Shivika Agrawal and Ana Badulescu

Victoria Milionis and Nidhi Pulicherla


All Premier Singles

Ana Badulescu

Victoria Milionis


All Premier Doubles

Shivika Agrawal and Ana Badulescu

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Mayors Econ Challenge

Congratulations to Aditya Patel, Ryan Gan, Navaneeth Unnikrishnan and Vihaan Hari. They took FIRST PLACE in the Mayors Econ Challenge in the Personal Finance Category.
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Lucy In Space 1st Place Winner

Sarah Tran participated in the Lucy in Space nationwide competition hosted by ASU Institute of Human Origins, Southwest Research Institute and NASA. This is a part of the launch of their Lucy Spacecraft that will take place in October. Her poem entry and video won first place out of the high school level of the contest. She made a video about the given prompt of making a message to whoever would find the spacecraft in the future. Please take a look at her video: Tran_SarahVideo.MP4


Sarah will receive a a virtual/online visit to their school (or, in the case of a home school winner, to their home or a suitable group presentation) by Donald Johanson PhD and by either Principal Investigator of the Lucy Mission, Hal Levison PhD or the Deputy Principal Investigator Cathy Olkin PhD, who will give a presentation to the entire school or select classes, as determined by the school administrator(s) who must approve. First place winners will also receive an autographed copy of one of Donald Johanson’s books and a letter of recognition. Winning artwork will be displayed at the NASA Lucy Mission launch and on Sponsor’s and NASA and SWRI website(s). If first place winners are able to attend the NASA Lucy Mission launch on October 16, 2021, they will be given VIP tickets and a facility tour. Airfare and lodging expenses will be the sole responsibility of the winner and will not be provided by Sponsor.

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 1 - May 5

Teachers were celebrated every day with a treat and/or gifts from the community, clubs and Administration. There were bagels provided by Pom and Cheer, Duck Donuts provided by Golf and Tennis, lunch from Jason's Deli provided by Hamilton Administration, breakfast burritos provided by Yearbook, lunch burritos, notebook and lanyard provided by Stuco, Goodie Bags from Football, magnets handmade from FFA, bagels from Lifetouch and a treat offered by Jeremiah's Italian Ice and Ginger Monkey.
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Hamilton High School

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

Senior Check-Out Begins

Monday, May 17th, 7:30am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Seniors - Remember to complete your senior checkout. You run the risk of not being able to participate in graduation if you do not complete this process. Check ahead in the bookstore to see if you have any outstanding fine/fees, look for any books you may have at home and return to school.

Senior Awards Night

Monday, May 17th, 6:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

In Auditorium

Boys Baseball State Final Game

Tuesday, May 18th, 7pm

2200 West Alameda Drive

Tempe, AZ

TBD

Senior Finals

Thursday, May 20th, 7:30am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Periods 1,3,5 - Graduation wristbands will be distributed for these class period in English classes

Senior Finals

Friday, May 21st, 7:30am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Periods 2,4,6 - Graduation wristbands will be distributed for these class periods in English classes

Senior Graduation Practice/Senior Breakfast - MANDATORY

Tuesday, May 25th, 6:15am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

On Football Field - breakfast to follow in cafeteria. Wristbands can also be picked up during this time.

Graduation

Tuesday, May 25th, 7:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Graduation will be on the football field. Seniors are to report to the main building by 6:30pm. Gates will open for general seating on the football field at 6:30pm

Finals grades 9-11

Wednesday, May 26th, 7:30am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Periods 1,3,5 - Students will be dismissed for the day at 12:05pm

Finals grades 9-11

Thursday, May 27th, 7:30am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Periods 2,4,6 - Students will be dismissed for the day at 12:05pm

First day of summer break

Friday, May 28th, 7:30am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

HAVE A FUN SAFE SUMMER - SEE YOU ON JULY 21ST