Hamilton High School Newsletter
The Official Newsletter for Hamilton High School 6/3/2020
Message from Mr. De La Torre
This being the last newsletter for the 19-20 school year, I would like to thank all of the community, staff, and students that have helped us make it to the finish line. While we have experienced some unprecedented times at the conclusion of the school, the Hamilton community has much to celebrate. Hamilton continues to be Arizona’s most acclaimed high school. I know we have many challenges still to face as we work towards reopening our school for the next school, but please be assured that we will work hard to make the experience at HHS safe, compassionate, inspiring, and enriching for all of our students. Please enjoy the summer break. Go Huskies!
Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation
Hamilton's Virtual Graduation was on May 28th at 2:30pm. Please click below to listen to heartfelt speeches from seniors, Principal De La Torre's address the seniors, see our graduates flashed across the screen with their name and honors designation, and celebrate with them as they become 2020 Hamilton High School Graduates. CONGRATULATIONS Class of 2020!
“Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.”
Senior Transcript Reminder
Please remember to order your final transcript to be sent to your college/university of choice, which will be available after June 1st. To request your final transcript, you will need to log on to Parchment.com.
CUSD Athletic Community!
CUSD Athletics will begin summertime Athletics and Activities for High School Sports on June 8th. CUSD Athletic and Activity Departments will be communicating their site-specific opening plans leading up to June 8th. CUSD Athletics has created a guidance for Opening High School Athletics and Activities that encompasses COVID-19 Education, Cleaning, and Gathering Protocols, Return to Physical Activity, CUSD Stages to Return to Activity, and much more. CUSD Athletics is excited to welcome back our student-athletes to our schools in a safe and organized manner.
If you are interested in Dual Enrollment, please go to the Dual Enrollment webpage to see the latest information on placement testing and registration. More information will be communicated once school starts about registration and payment deadlines.
Chandler Gilbert Community College is the Dual Enrollment partner for Hamilton High School. Community Colleges provide ambitious students the ability to earn college credits - all while still in high school. Seniors, juniors, and qualified sophomores and freshmen are eligible to get a head start on their college course work. Not all classes are dual credit eligible. All CGCC courses require some form of placement testing or prerequisite. Visit our Dual Enrollment website for more information.
Student Parking Application and Payment will be available for the 2020-2021 school year beginning, Wednesday, July 1, 2020
American FFA Degree Recipient
Hamilton High entered the Gammage High School Musical Theatre Awards Competition with Frozen Jr. in November. It has been announced that we have the following finalists and semi-finalists competing for the top awards in the state for each category. Winners will be announced at the virtual ceremony on May 23rd.
Best Female Lead: Kristiana Corona (Anna)
Best Supporting Female: Raven Harris (Oaken)
Best Set/Props: Hamilton Set and Prop Crew
Best Lighting: Abby Flanigan
Best Costumes: Hamilton Costume Crew
Best Hair and Make-up: Jessica Wastchak
Leadership Award: Griffen McClendon
Best Stage Management: Reiley Nymeyer
Best Supporting Male: Nicholas Moriarity (Sven)
Best Vocalist: Kristiana Corona (Anna)
Best Dance Number: "In Summer"
Best Sound: Andrea Flores-Pena
Student Athletes of the Year
Female Athlete of the Year
Ari Fresquez, Girls Soccer
Head Coach: Eddie Hertsenberg
Female Scholar Athlete of the Year
Esha Rajadhyaksha, Girls Tennis, GPA=4.7
Head Coach: Jeremy Sweet
Male Athlete of the Year
Brenden Rice, Football
Head Coach: Mike Zdebski
Male Scholar Athlete of the Year
Ryan Dempsey, Cross Country/Track & Field, GPA= 4.4
Head Coach, Scott Moomaw/EJ Martin
Recently we were asked to help Gatorade with a #MakeTheDaysCount video and we had some of our very own Hamilton Athletes that made the cut. Along with professional athletes JJ Watt, Serena Williams, Bryce Harper and more our athletes represented Hamilton and CUSD!!!
Hamilton’s athletes never stop. So count the reps, count the steps, count the sweat, and most of all, #MAKETHEDAYSCOUNT #GatoradePerformancePartner #huskyproud #huskyathletes
Take a look at: Gatorade #MakeTheDaysCount
Congratulations Marketing Students
UArizona Summer Research Internship Recipient
Congratulations! Saisrinidhi Ganta was chosen to participate in the Keeping Youth Engaged in Science (KEYS) Research Internship Program at The University of Arizona BIO5 Institute. Applicants were initially judged on the strength of their personal statement, teacher recommendations and high school transcript.
KEYS interns are paired with leading UArizona researchers spearheading innovative projects that span multiple disciplines including bioscience, engineering, environmental science, biomedicine and biostatics. Faculty, university students and other lab personnel work side-by-side with them to provide an invaluable opportunity to these budding scholars.
For more information please click here: The University of Arizona Keys Research Internship
Hamilton Coach Earns Frank Kush Award
He is the first assistant coach to be recognized for the prestigious honor.
Mark has been coaching with Hamilton for 22 years and has helped the team win 8 state titles.