The Husky Newsletter
The official newsletter of Hamilton High School 2/1-2/17
DECA District Competition
Principles of Marketing – Miro Vanek first overall winner in this event, section winner, and testing winner
Marketing Communications Series – Cassie Bromley section winner and testing winner
Business Service Marketing – Manvi Harde section winner and testing winner
Principles of Business Management – Riley Ange section and testing winner & Khang (Kevin) Le testing winner
We also qualified for the State Competition which will be held on February 28 through March 2, 2019! #huskyproud
Hamilton Pomline at the Cactus Cup
Hamilton Pom competed at the Universal Dance Association’s Cactus Cup on January 12th. They took 1st place in the Small Varsity Pom Division competing against 8 other valley schools. They were also awarded the Overall Crowd Appeal Award for the entire competition. Pom is traveling to Orlando on January 31st to compete at the National Dance Team Championship!
Speech and Debate dominate at The 2019 Hugh Downs Invitational
The 2019 Hugh Downs Invitational was a national Speech & Debate tournament held at ASU from January 4-6, where 141 schools from across the nation came to compete. Hamilton took first place in school sweepstakes and boasted multiple successful competitors who placed in a variety of events, from Lincoln-Douglas and Policy Debate to Prose and Poetry Interp.
Spring Fling Carnival and Expo
It's here! Hamilton would like to thank Chandler and neighboring East Valley communities, families and students for their continued support by hosting our first ever Spring Fling Carnival & Expo. Join us for four days of family fun, games, carnival rides and performances February 14th- February 17th. This is a free event that is open to the public. Get your unlimited ride wristband at a discounted price of $22 during lunch or buy online! We hope to see you all there.
Hamilton Academic Decathlon competes at Williams Field Invitational
You Hamilton Academic Decathlon team competed against 13 schools including the strongest teams in our Region at the Williams Field Invitational this weekend. #huskyproud
1st- Hamilton 42,925.3
2nd Mountain View Mesa 35,360
3rd – Seton Catholic 35,177.7
Jake Nance – 1st Overall Honors, 1st Music, 1st Science, 1st Art, 1st Math (Perfect score), 1st Econ, 2nd Essay, 2nd Speech, 1st Social Science
Nidhi Athreya – 1st Lang and Lit, 2nd Art (tie), 3rd Social Science
Archana Ram – 3rd Music, 2nd Science
Megan Ridgway – 3rd Science, 2nd Art (tie)
Jasmine Sun – 3rd Overall Honors, 2nd Art, 2nd Math, 3rd Essay, 2nd Social Science
Aris Zhu – 2nd Overall Honors, 1st Lang and Lit, 2nd Music, 3rd Social Science
Zuzia Stechly – 1st Overall Scholastic, 3rd Lang and Lit, 3rd Music, 1st Art, 2nd Econ, 1st Essay, 1st Speech (perfect score), 2nd Social Science
Emma Keegan – 2nd Music, 2nd Art
Emily Jefferson – 1st Overall Varsities, 1st Lang and Lit, 1st Music, 2nd Math, 1st Econ, 3rd Speech, 2nd Interview, 3rd Social Science
Tyler Thornton – 3rd Science
MAES-Latinos in Science and Engineering at Arizona State University
The ELD classes shared in language and innovation with special guests from MAES-Latinos in Science and Engineering at Arizona State University, an experience in partnership with the Si Se Puede Foundation. Students worked in groups on the egg drop experiment, a simulation of an astronaut in a spacecraft. Each group was given a $50 budget to purchase items that would ensure their egg would be safe after the drop. They had to plan, purchase materials, as well as explain their designs, and also reflect on why their designs did or did not work in front of the class. Both ELD classes had a successful egg landing!
Bring Change 2 Mind
Vani Sanganeria and Sanji Patel represented Hamilton High as officers of Bring Change 2 Mind at a fund raiser to expand the club to other high schools in Arizona. Feona Dong (Class of 2018) started the first BC2M club in Arizona last year. The mission of BC2M is to promote understanding of mental illness and end the stigma. Over $300,000 was raised at the fund raiser where Vani spoke as one of four panelists representing BC2M.
Lady Huskies Wrestlers
Hamilton One in Four Fundraiser
Hamilton Ice Hockey
We want to congratulate our Hamilton ice hockey teams on a successful season! The Arizona High School Hockey Association has also recognized the following players. #huskyproud
Academic is awarded to the top 6 highest GPAs in D1
Brendan Manning D1
All State is awarded to general contributors on and off ice in their divisions.
All State Team D1:
All State Honorable Mention D1:
All State Team D2b:
All State Honorable Mention D2b:
Air Force JROTC CyberPatriot Team
HHS Rock Stars
Bruce Debruin nominated Phil Gonzales - Phil has been here since Hamilton opened and he is one of the reasons why we are the best high school in the state. Phil is an excellent classroom teacher who cares about his students. He works with all levels of kids and he is always looking for ways to help them be successful. Phil is also one of the best tennis coaches in the state. He has built a powerful program that consistently ranks near the top. Kids enjoy playing for him. He also takes great pride in the fact that his tennis kids are also excellent students. Phil truly is an example of a Hamilton Rock Star.
For the first time this year, I volunteered to help with the Holiday get-together organized by Rajani. It really was a beautiful and memorable soiree for the families who were invited and a true testament to the hard work that Rajani puts into her job here at Hamilton. From the warm welcome by the volunteers as the family were coming in, to the song performed by the choir students which put us in the holiday spirit, coupled with the tastefully decorated cafeteria and the nice buffet, all was perfect. Everything planned by Rajani and her team contributed to a very nice evening to help our sometimes forgotten families.
National Exhibition Gallery and Studio
Please congratulate Katherine Kao, Kaitlyn Zhang, Abi Sukumaran, and Ryan Dempsey for having art work selected into the NAEA National Exhibition Gallery and Studio. This year they received 980 submissions (nationally) and 63 were selected for exhibition and another 74 works will be in the virtual gallery. #huskyproud
Macy Simmons goes for the Gold!
We are proud to call Macy Simmons a husky. She is not only an incredible athlete and but a stellar student, holding a GPA of 4.3! Best of luck as you go for the gold this summer.