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.
Congratulations to Richard Martinez for compiling a 20-2 senior season record. Richard recorded 14 pins, 1 technical fall and 4 major decisions, and was named Outstanding Wrestler at the California Classic Tournament. Richard will travel to Iowa in April to compete in the USA Wrestling Folkstyle National Championships to complete his high school wrestling career. Great job Richard, way to represent UHS on the national level.