Congratulations to Marin Bako, Emma Evans, and Kat Bako of the Destination Imagination California team! They are the winner of the 2016 Dear Hero computer science challenge! For this challenge, Destination Imagination asked students: Who has made a difference in your life? If you had an opportunity to say thank you, what would you say? Using Oracle Academy’s Alice 3 software, students created a 3D computer-animated Thank You message that they could share with their hero. Good work!
Jack Inouye (9th) took 3rd place in the Physics category for a project on sound energy
Sameer and Nikhil Sundrani took 2nd place in the Computers and Math category for their project on heart monitoring for early detection of heart rate irregularities.
Beatrice Choi took 1st place in chemistry for a study on mesocarbon membranes for filtering out heavy metals.
UHS Destination Imagination (DI) team won first place in their division at the Regional DI tournament in Madera on Saturday! They will compete at the State tournament on April 2 in Riverside.
Congratulations to Fayyaz Ahamed, Philip Canoza, Cayley Kong, and David Wu who have been selected as candidates to become a US Presidential Scholar! Each year 4,000 candidates from across the United States are identified based on academic achievement and having scored exceptionally well on the SAT or ACT. Candidates will submit essays, a letter of recommendation and transcripts for the chance to be chosen as one of 161 students who will travel to Washington, D.C to be honored in a ceremony at the White House. Good Luck to our candidates!!
Congratulations to Maya Rugama who won the Gold Medal Award at the State Solo competition! Maya won the top honors from CMEA (California Music Education Association) for her playing. She performed a piccolo solo at Sacramento State and the adjudicators scored her at the top of all piccolo players in the state of California.
Congratulations to Audrey Kachadourian who was selected as Fresno’s Outstanding Teen 2015! Audrey will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Audrey is trained in classical ballet and contemporary dance and her platform is “celebrating cultural diversity".
For the 9th straight year, University High School won the small school state championship and finished 11th overall out of 66 schools. Three UHS competitors won a total of 8 medals: Fayyaz Ahamed (two silver medals in Music and Science, and two bronze medals in Art and Social Science) Philip Canoza (bronze medal in Science) and Karthik Ramesh (two bronze medals in Social Science and Speech, and one gold medal in Interview with a perfect score of 1,000). The rest of the team consisting of Sean Chan, Andrew Pham, Ric Rodriguez, Mikey Perales, Michael Seley and Chris Wilson were instrumental in UHS's strong finish.
Congratulations to Dillion Xiong, Madelene Raneses, Sonali Chandra and Emily Estep in participating in the California All-State Honor.
UHS Ric Rodriguez won the USHA (United States Handball Association) Junior National Championship in Handball, in the 17 yrs. and younger category, held in Tucson AZ on December 30th, 2014.