Hamilton High School

The Official Newsletter for Hamilton High School 2/15-3/6

Hockey State Champions

Your Hamilton Varsity D1 Hockey team are the 2020 AHSHA State Champions!

After exploding out of the gate with a 3-0 lead, the Huskies fought and maintained their position to win against the Chaparral Firebirds with a final score of 7-5. Senior forward Carter Newlin was unstoppable, scoring 4 goals and 2 assists. Goalie Hayden Manning made 20 spectacular saves throughout the whole game.

The Hamilton Huskies season will continue six weeks from now when they travel to Frisco, Texas to compete in the 2020 USA Hockey High School National Tournament. Good luck and once again, congratulations Huskies!

Academic Decathlon 5-Time Regional Champions

For the fifth year in a row, our Hamilton Academic Decathlon team won the Regional IV title. These nine kids first had to earn their place on Hamilton’s final competition team, then went up against 17 schools from Region IV. By winning the Regional title, they earned over $72,000 in scholarships to Arizona universities. Thank you for continuing to support our kids as they now begin the hard work of defending our State championship at Hamilton on March 6-7. We would love for you to come watch Super Quiz on Saturday, March 7th at 1:45 in our gym. You will be amazed at the level of questions these kids have to answer! That’s why in all of the pictures, they are bent over their binders, sucking out every bit of knowledge they can before heading into the testing rooms. They were even using flashlights on the bus Saturday morning to study!

Student Athlete Spotlight

This school year has been an incredible one for Victoria Davis. She scored her 1,000th point of her high school basketball career on Thursday, February 6 at an away game against Highland High School. She is now the sixth player in our school’s history to achieve this milestone.

Earlier in January, Victoria was notified that she was one of six female basketball players throughout the State of Arizona nominated for the McDonald’s All American Games. This list includes some of the brightest rising basketball stars from across the country. Although she was not selected to play, it is quite an honor to be nominated.

Victoria is excited about embarking on her college career at Hampton University. She received a full scholarship to attend this Division I HBCU. The next chapter of her life starts on June 19, when she begins her Pre-College experience.

Victoria has had an amazing experience at Hamilton. She was voted the CUSD Player of the Year for the 2017-2018 school year. Victoria has been named to the 6A Premier All Conference team every year since her freshman year. Last year, she started an ACT Prep Club open to any student interested in improving their ACT scores. Lastly, she served as the Student Ambassador for her sophomore class from 2017-2018. Please join us in congratulating her on her many accomplishments. We wish you continued success.

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Students of the Month

Spirit Week: February 18th- February 21st

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Girls Wrestling

The Lady Huskies competed at the 2020 Division I, Section V sectionals and did not disappoint. With some hard competition, these girls pushed their mental and physical limits in the Basha High School gym.


- Anika Barker (Sophomore) – 2nd place

- Gabriella Majewsky (Sophomore)– 2nd place

- Yessy Marquez (Senior) – 2nd place

- Chloe Nichols (Sophomore) - 4th place

- Mikayla Vasquez (Sophomore) – 4th place

Anika, Gabriella and Yessy qualified to compete in the Arizona girls wrestling state championship in Prescott Valley February 14-15.

Scholastic Art Winners

Please congratulate our Scholastic Art Winners

Ryan Dempsey - 3 Gold Keys and 1 Honorable Mention

Chloe LaMew - 1 Honorable Mention

Ria Manathkar - 1 Honorable Mention.

Hamilton Dance Company Champions

Hamilton Dance Company competed in the Arizona State Cheerleading and Pom competition and came home State Champions in Varsity Jazz and 1st Runner up in Hip Hop. This will be the Seventh consecutive win for HDC in Varsity Jazz. Please congratulate any of the girls if you have them in class.

2020 Prudential Distinguished Finalist

Emilie Ma, is an active volunteer, contributing her time to the Native Health Center, working with families struggling with poverty, and serving as a research assistant at Arizona State University; she also started "Modern Health Organization", a club here at Hamilton that focuses on mental and physical health. Her club has completed numerous volunteer projects, including visiting patients with Alzheimer's.


Emilie also has qualified for the President's Volunteer Service Award. This award recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country.

Youth Art Month

Please congratulate Ria Manathkar and Nidhi Ganta for being chosen to represent Hamilton's Arts program in the Arizona Department of Education and the Arizona art Education Association partnership to celebrate Youth Art Month. The collaboration will unveil ADE's brand new student art gallery.

Pom Champions

Pom competed in the AZ State Pom and Cheer Competition this month. Proud to announce that they took home the Championship banner in the Large Dance Division and 2nd Place in Large Varsity Pom. If you have have any pommies in class, please congratulate them! This concludes our competition season for the year.

State Science Bowl Competition

Three Hamilton teams participated in the state competition, with Team 1 taking 2nd and Team 2 taking 5th against 17 other teams with tough matchups. Finishing with impressive records of 7-2 and 4-3, the Huskies exceeded expectations, beating multiple opponents even when the odds were stacked against them. This year, they pulled out their best performance to date, and the future remains bright with many members still up and coming. Please congratulate these wonderful students when you see them around as they have done some truly wonderful work! Michael Chen, Karina Yang, Richard Cheng, Andrew Xie, Sarah Zhang, Hillary Li, Edward Zhang,

Kevin Wang, Ryan Gan, Amanda Wong, Alyssa Wong, Troy Zhong

Model UN

Hamilton students are amazing and a group of 63 of them teamed up at Mesa Community College's annual Model UN conference and dominated the competition.


Distinguished Delegates-- The top 10-15% in their committee:


Chloe Leff - from Crisis Committee


Teresa Nguyen, Sanjana Iyer, Mason Merillat, Manvi Harde, and Ria Manathkar from UN Committee on Refugees


Xavier Valdez -- Security Council


Zocelyn Kow, Thilina Balasooriya, Youssef Hassan, Josh Lee, and Josh Grumski from Human Rights


Candice DeCuna, Jordan Payne, Meena Nishtala, Savar Sinha, and Morgan Fowler from General Assembly


Alexis Powell, and Stormy Light from UN Environmental


Ika Lin, Shriya Shah, and Nivea Krishnan from 3rd Committee


Anusha Rahman, Matthew Layne, Sabah Ashfeen, Nikasha Kapadia, and Max Bregman from 2nd Committee


Top honors in writing Position Papers -- One of the top two entered for their committee:

Nikasha Kapadia, Max Bregman, Ika Lin, Mason Merillat and Chloe Leff


Top Diplomats - Verbal and active performance were one of the top two in their committee:

Candice DeCuna, Meena Nishtala, Max Bregman, Anusha Raman, Nivea Krishnan, Stormy Light, Alexis Powell, Zocelyn Kow, Manvi Harde, and Xavier Valdez


Distinguished Delegate -- One of the TOP TWO OVERALL in the committee:

GA -- Morgan Fowler and Candice DeCuna

2nd -- Matthew Layne and Max Bregman

3rd -- Nivea Krishnan

UNEA -- Alexis Powell and Stormy Light

Human Rights -- Zocelyn Kow

UNHCR -- Manvi Harde and Ria Manathkar

Crisis -- Chloe Leff


BEST COUNTRY top awards:

Netherlands -- Meena Nishtala, Shriya Shah, Youssef Hassan, and Manvi Harde in second place AND

United Kingdom -- Morgan Fowler, Max Bregman, Nivea Krishnan, Stormy Light, Christine Lee, Ria Manathkar, Xavier Valdez and Chloe Leff takes BEST COUNTRY

Science Spectacular

We're excited to announce that Hamilton FFA placed 1st in the education category of the Science Spectacular that took place Saturday in DT Chandler! Several city council members came by and personally congratulated our students on their hard work. The students worked very hard to education the public about insects and for the second year in a row they will be awarded a $500.00 check at a city council meeting in April. We will be using that award to send those students to the State Leadership Conference this summer. I saw several familiar faces from HHS that came by and learned about insects (and chickens) from our students. Thank you to those of you that always support our students, it makes a big difference to them!

Choir Region Winners

Please congratulate the following choir kids that made the Southwest Region Honor Choir! Ashlyn Kronik, Paige DeCoster, Emma Rittenhouse, Abbie Jin, Hewitt Peterson, Alexander Nguyen, and Burke Peterson. Selection for, and participation in this ensemble makes them eligible to audition for the AZ All-State Choir, which is the highest honor for a high school choral musician.

All-Region Orchestra Festival

Congratulations to the HHS orchestra students listed below, who were selected for this year’s All-Regional Orchestra festival at McClintock HS. Once again, HHS string players represent the highest percentage of students selected in the region, and through their participation in the All-Regional festival, they are eligible to audition for the All-State festival this spring at ASU. Ali Arce, Wilson Arnpriester, Vinayak Athavale, Thilina Balasooriya, Aya Barnett, Carol Chen, Nicholas Fang, Thomas Feely, Nour Hassan, Youssef Hassan, Clara Kim, Zocelyne Kow, Christine Lee, Joshua Lee, Logan Lee, Cynthia Min, Savar Sinha, Brandon Tang, Kevin Tang, Eve Wodarcyk and Brian Yong


Please congratulate these fine student-musicians when you see them!

All-Region Band Winners

Congratulations to the following students that were selected for the All Region Band at McClintock HS. Richard Cheng, Isabel Andrade, Ben Chappell, Andrew Xie, Rachel Cox, Jibreal Alsooz, Zach Lemons, Nathan Gumowskyj, Paden Lindstrom, Candice Liu, James Lee, and Will Vogus

Upcoming Testing Dates & Information

State mandated testing days

March 30 - All Sophomores will be taking AzMerit test in the morning.

Late start at 10:15 for all freshman, juniors and seniors. Block day - periods 1-3-5-7

March 31 All Sophomores will be taking AzMerit test in the morning.

Late start at 10:15 for all freshman, juniors and seniors. Block day - periods 2-4-6-7

April 1 – All Sophomores will be taking AzMerit test in the morning.

Late start at 10:15 for all freshman, juniors and seniors. Traditional day periods1-7

April 7 – All Juniors will be taking the ACT in the morning.

Late start at 11:50 with no lunch for all freshman, sophomores and seniors.
Traditional day periods1-7

April 8 – All Sophomores will be taking the AIMS test in the morning.

Late start at 10:45 with no lunch for all freshman, juniors and seniors.
Traditional day periods1-7

Testing schedules can be found here: https://www.cusd80.com/domain/10118

AP INFO https://www.cusd80.com/domain/2355
DUAL INFO https://www.cusd80.com/domain/2360

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PRESIDENTS DAY - NO SCHOOL

Monday, Feb. 17th, 7am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Hamilton 4.0 Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, Feb. 18th, 7:30am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Auditorium/Cafeteria

Girls Varsity Basketball 1st Round Playoffs

Tuesday, Feb. 18th, 7pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Girls Soccer Quarter Finals

Tuesday, Feb. 18th, 6pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Location to be determined

Boys Varsity Basketball 1st Round Playoffs

Wednesday, Feb. 19th, 7pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Boys Varisty Soccer Quarter Finals

Wednesday, Feb. 19th, 6pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Location to be determined

Girls Varsity Basketball Quarter Finals

Thursday, Feb. 20th, 7pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Unified Track at San Tan Foothills

Friday, Feb. 21st, 6pm

1255 West Silverdale Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

Senior Sunrise

Friday, Feb. 21st, 6am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Chandler Innovation Fair

Saturday, Feb. 22nd, 10am-3pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Boys Basketball Quarter Finals

Saturday, Feb. 22nd, 7pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Location to be determined

Arizona Regional History Bee and Bowl Competition

Sunday, Feb. 23rd, 7am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Classrooms & Auditorium

Parent Educational Presentation - Teens sturggling with Body Image

Tuesday, Feb. 25th, 5pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Room N126

Student Educational Presentation - Teens struggling with Body Image

Tuesday, Feb. 25th, 6pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Room C100

Girls F/JV/SO Softball at Desert Vista

Wednesday, Feb. 26th, 3:30pm

16440 South 32nd Street

Phoenix, AZ

Girls V Softball vs Desert Vista

Wednesday, Feb. 26th, 3:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Boys Tennis vs Liberty

Wednesday, Feb. 26th, 3:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Girls Tennis at Liberty

Wednesday, Feb. 26th, 3:30pm

9621 West Speckled Gecko Drive

Peoria, AZ

Sand Volleyball vs Mountain Point

Wednesday, Feb. 26th, 4pm

24901 South Power Road

Queen Creek, AZ

JROTC Blood Drive

Thursday, Feb. 27th, 7am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

North Gym

Boys Tennis at Red Mountain

Thursday, Feb. 27th, 3:30pm

7301 East Brown Road

Mesa, AZ

Girls Tennis vs Red Mountain

Thursday, Feb. 27th, 3:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Urban Lemmings Show

Friday, Feb. 28th, 5pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Auditorium

ACP Track & Field Invitational

Saturday, Feb. 29th, 9am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Boys/Girls Track - Thunder Varsity Invite @ Desert Vista

Saturday, Feb. 29th, 8am

16440 South 32nd Street

Phoenix, AZ

Boys Volleyball vs Dobson

Monday, March 2nd, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Monday Night LIVE

Monday, March 2nd, 6pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Boys Tennis @ Desert Mountain

Tuesday, March 3rd, 3pm

12575 East Vía Linda

Scottsdale, AZ

Girls Tennis vs Desert Mountain

Tuesday, March 3rd, 3pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Varsity Baseball @ Sandra Day O'Connor

Tuesday, March 3rd, 3:30pm

25250 North 35th Avenue

Phoenix, AZ

JV Baseball vs Sandra Day O'Connor

Tuesday, March 3rd, 3:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Boys Volleyball @ Mountain Pointe

Tuesday, March 3rd, 4pm

4201 East Knox Road

Phoenix, AZ

Orchestra Concert

Tuesday, March 3rd, 7pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

JV/FR/SO Softball vs Liberty

Wednesday, March 4th, 3:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Varsity Softball @ Liberty

Wednesday, March 4th, 3:30pm

9621 West Speckled Gecko Drive

Peoria, AZ

Track @ Red Mountain

Wednesday, March 4th, 2pm

7301 East Brown Road

Mesa, AZ

Boys Tennis vs Horizon

Thursday, March 5th, 3:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Girls Tennis @ Horizon

Thursday, March 5th, 3:30pm

5601 East Greenway Road

Scottsdale, AZ

Boys Volleyball vs Corona Del Sol

Thursday, March 5th, 4:30pm

1001 East Knox Road

Tempe, AZ

Choir Concert

Thursday, March 5th, 7pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Spring Sports Assembly

Friday, March 6th, 8:30am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

8:25-9:00 (Acker-Lopez)

9:35-10:10 (Loutzenheiser-Weirson)

Unified Track @ Chandler

Friday, March 6th, 9am

350 North Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

JV/FR/SO Baseball @ Liberty

Friday, March 6th, 3:30pm

9621 West Speckled Gecko Drive

Peoria, AZ

Varsity Baseball vs Liberty

Friday, March 6th, 3:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Academic Decathlon State Competition

Friday, March 6th, 2:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

C & E Wing Classrooms

Auditorium

Cafeteria

Full Gym