The Husky Newsletter

The official newsletter of Hamilton High School 2/1-2/17

DECA District Competition

We are proud to announce our results in the DECA District Competition that was held at ASU's last week.
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

Team results:

1st- Hamilton 42,925.3

2nd Mountain View Mesa 35,360

3rd – Seton Catholic 35,177.7

Individual awards:


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

Please congratulate Anika Barker (2nd place) and Jennifer Curry (1st place) who competed at their sectional tournament over the weekend and advanced to the first ever AIA Girls State Wrestling Tournament next week in Prescott. These girls are trail blazers in an emerging sport and have represented Hamilton with class, toughness, and PRIDE. #huskyproud

Hamilton One in Four Fundraiser

Less than two weeks left to get your tickets for our Hamilton one in four fundraiser! Ticket prices go up after Feb. 1st! Please come and join us on Feb. 8th for an elegant fundraiser including dinner, wine, live and silent auctions. Bring your family and friends for a night out to share the love for the children and families in need at Hamilton High School and all of CUSD. We are one community and together we can change lives!

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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

All Academic:

Brendan Manning D1

All State is awarded to general contributors on and off ice in their divisions.

All State Team D1:

Logan Bellar

Daniel Obarski

All State Honorable Mention D1:

Carter Newlin

Connor Bottrill

Connor Manning

Hayden Manning

All State Team D2b:

Kaiden Willa

Blake Shiverdecker

All State Honorable Mention D2b:

Gavin Parzych

Nick Hemersbach

Manu Carrasco

Air Force JROTC CyberPatriot Team

Hamilton High School's Air Force JROTC CyberPatriot team placed third in the State of Arizona in the Gold Tier of the All Services division during CyberPatriot's 11-13 January state competition. In the All Services division, the cadets competed against teams from Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine Corps high school Junior ROTC units across Arizona. Their third place finish qualifies the team for the Regional Competition 1-3 February. CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services. Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Baltimore, MD for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.

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.

Hamilton catcher Macy Simmons named to USA Softball Junior National team

Regeneron 2018 Scholars

Proud of our future #stem leaders who were recognized as #RegeneronSTS scholars! Mindy Long and Samihan Dani have been named in the top 300 Regeneron 2018 Scholars nationwide. Only three students from Arizona received this honor and we are grateful to call two of them huskies!

Students of the Month: December

Girls Soccer JVC

Friday, Feb. 1st, 4pm

4710 North 5th Street

Phoenix, AZ

Girls Soccer Varsity/JV vs Xavier Prep

Friday, Feb. 1st, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Boys Soccer Varsity/JV

Friday, Feb. 1st, 4pm

4701 North Central Avenue

Phoenix, AZ

AcDec Regional Decathlon

Friday, Feb. 1st, 5pm

7301 East Brown Road

Mesa, AZ

AcDec Regional Decathlon

Saturday, Feb. 2nd, 8am

7301 East Brown Road

Mesa, AZ

Catalina Island field trip parent meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 6th, 7pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

San Tan District Career Development- FFA

Friday, Feb. 8th, 7:30am

5999 South Backus Mall

Mesa, AZ

CUSD Sports Hall of Fame

Saturday, Feb. 9th, 9am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Monday Night Live

Monday, Feb. 11th, 6:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Baseball Parent Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 6pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Softball Parent Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 13th, 5:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

NHS General Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 14th, 9:15am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Spring Fling Carnival & Expo

Thursday, Feb. 14th, 5pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Spring Fling Carnival & Expo

Friday, Feb. 15th, 5pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Spring Fling Carnival & Expo

Saturday, Feb. 16th, 12pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Spring Fling Carnival & Expo

Sunday, Feb. 17th, 12pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ