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    Thanksgiving Assistance
    Hamilton's social worker team works hard to support families in need by providing daily food, hygiene, school supplies, clothing, gift cards, cleaning supplies and other basic necessities. They also assist other CUSD schools with supplies and gift cards by collaborating with staff and programs across the district. In November, they gave 80 Thanksgiving meals to Hamilton families at Sun Lakes Methodist Church and $2,280 in Fry's gift cards. This was made possible through community partnerships with local churches, the Sun Lakes community, neighborhood businesses and parents who support them every day, making sure students are taken care of and are able to focus on learning. Additionally, for the past six years, the Safeway store on Alma School and Chandler Heights has provided 40 Thanksgiving meals to underprivileged families at Hamilton. Partners at the Sun Lakes Methodist Church also donated 80 turkey meals. Together, we make a difference in our school and community.
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    Make-A-Wish
    During Rivalry Week, Hamilton and Chandler High Schools worked together to raise donations for the Arizona Make-A-Wish Foundation. Make-A-Wish provides critically ill children a once in a lifetime experience with their family members. Both student councils are proud of their school communities and their participation for raising $3,896 for the foundation.
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    Hamilton Girls Win Volleyball Title
    Hamilton High defeated rival Perry 3-1 Saturday night at Mesquite High to win the state girls volleyball title. The Pumas, playing in their second straight 6A state championship game, won the opener 25-19 before the Huskies prevailed in the next three, 25-12, 25-22 and 25-18 to win their first state title. Congratulations to Huskies coach Sharon Vanis and Pumas coach Fred Mann on great seasons.
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    Congratulations to Hamilton's Neha Shakir who won the single AIA Division I Badminton state championship on November 12.
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    State Golf Championship
    Hamilton High School rallied from a six-shot deficit to win the AIA boys golf state championship in November at the Tucson National Sonoran Course. Junior Mahanth Chirravuri won the individual title with a spectacular 64 in the second round in windy conditions. Anawin Pikulthong finished third, Johnny Walker sixth for the Huskies, who finished 12 shots ahead of Brophy Prep.
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    Hamilton High freshman Gowri Biju won this year's Honor Our Hero's Veterans Day Essay Competition. He earned a $200 cash prize, and his teacher Linda Faria earned a $100 check for classroom use. They will commemorate the event with a virtual presentation on YouTube on November 11. Honoring America's Veterans website: 2020 Essay Contest Winners | Gowri Shankar Biju
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    Hamilton High was recognized nationally with two winners in the SIFMA (Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association) InvestWrite essay competition. Judges from the financial industry judge thousands of essays, and the competition is tough. The winning essays from Hamilton High School were submitted by Economics teacher Mike Lisi and were written by brothers Maxwell Bergman and Samuel Bergman. Maxwell earned a 4th place national finish, while Samuel earned a 7th place finish. The InvestWrite Financial Literacy Competition is sponsored by the Arizona Council on Economic Education (ACEE) and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). Arizona Council on Economic Education press release: Arizona students take honors in national investment essay contest
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    Congratulations to Hamilton seniors Abhinav Adari, Jayashree Adivarahan, Omkar Arasaiah, Sabah Ashfeen, Vinayak Athavale, Nidhi Athreya, Katie Boatright, Kabir Cheema, Andrew Chen, Michael Chen, Viveka Chinnasamy, Raj Chopra, Rachel Cox, Dylan Crespo, Anika Desai, Amanda Gong, Rishabh Guttal, Manvi Harde, Zara Jahan, Ika Lin, Emilie Ma, Ria Manathkar, Dravid Navale, Ramya Nishtala, Liane Ozoemelam, Shivan Patel, Shravan Pejavar, Aishwarya Potturu, Archana Ram, Sanjana Ramakrishnan, Sazma Sarwar, Afreen Shah, Neha Shakir, Niharika Sharma, Arjun Singh, Rick Sun, Kaitlyn Tam, Amy Wang, Angela Wang, Joseph Wang, Ethan Xiong, Arthur Yang, Jessica Zhang, Xenia Zhao and Aris Zhu who have been named National Merit Semifinalists based on last year's PSAT® NMSQT scores. Over 1.5 million students from 21,000 high schools enter the National Merit competition annually. Semifinalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors.
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    Hamilton Theatre
    Hamilton Theatre received several nominations and three National Youth Arts wins.
    Awards:
    • Lead Performance in a Musical: Kristiana Corona as Anna in Frozen Jr.
    • Lead Performance in a Musical: Jessica Wastchak as Elsa in Frozen Jr.
    • Featured Performance in a Play: Riley Van Cleve as Teacher in The Butterfly Queen

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    Hamilton Theatre received seven nominations for current students and three additional nominations for our alumni in the college category.
    Nominations:
    • Outstanding Production: Frozen Jr.
    • Ensemble: The Butterfly Queen
    • Costume Design: Maxine Kruse for Frozen Jr
    • Lighting Design: Abby Flanigan for Frozen Jr.
    • Musical Direction: Vance Acker for Frozen Jr.
    • Direction: Christina Vail for Frozen Jr.
    • Lead Performance in a Musical: Garrett Lindsey for Emmett in Legally Blonde, the Musical
    Alumni Nominations:
    • Outstanding Support Person in a Musical: Gabbie Giusti in The Last Night of Ballyhoo
    • Outstanding Support Person in a Musical: Destinee McCaster as Joanne in Rent
    • Outstanding Support Person in a Musical: Chase Zeiner as The Monster in Young Frankenstein

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    Abbie Jin
    Hamilton senior Abbie Jin submitted a video to the Breakthrough Junior Challenge, a worldwide competition asking students to design and film a video explaining a challenging concept in math or science. Abbie's video addresses the process of producing a vaccine for the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID19. Her video has made it to the top 30 in the world! The top prize for this competition is a $250,000 scholarship. Additionally, the winner's school receives a $100,000 science lab designed by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The competition is now in the Popular Vote phase, where the students whose videos receive the greatest number of likes, positive reactions, and shares on the Breakthrough Challenge's Facebook page advance automatically to the final round. View and vote for her video here.
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    Eliana DeTata
    Thank you to Eliana DeTata, a 16-year-old junior at Hamilton High School in Chandler who raised more than $2,000 over the summer to feed nightshift workers at Chandler Regional Medical Center via a GoFundMe she set up. She selected Serrano's as one of two local businesses to provide food to hardworking hospital workers as a thank you for their service during the pandemic. Serrano's was thrilled to help deliver First Responder Burritos with her! Serrano's blog: Hamilton High Student Works with Serrano's to Feed Medical Workers
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    Kristiana Corona
    On November 21, theatre students from all over the state auditioned for colleges from all over the nation and competed for scholarships. We are proud to announce that our own Kristiana Corona received The Ovation Scholarship, which is awarded by the Educational Theatre Association to one student in each state or region who is majoring in theatre.
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    Sophia Crone
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Sophia Crone is an excellent student and an exceptional individual. She is caring, patient and most importantly a team player. Sophia is very kind to all her classmates and doesn’t hesitate to tutor them if they need help. Her positive attitude, kind smile and daily deeds from her heart without expecting rewards is commendable. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Stormy Light
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Stormy Light goes above and beyond her role as a student to help those around her. Besides her excellent attendance record and always being on time, Stormy helps fellow students and is always eager to share what she has learned. Even when it's at times difficult to do so, Stormy keeps a positive attitude and helps with class morale. She is an amazing young woman who deserves to be recognized. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Mark Tucker
    The National Football Foundation's Valley of the Sun Chapter awarded Hamilton High's offensive lineman coach Mark Tucker with the Frank Kush Coaching Award during the 39th annual awards (held virtually). He is the first assistant coach to be recognized for the prestigious honor. Mark has been coaching with Hamilton for 22 years and has helped the team win eight state titles.
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    Saisrinidhi Ganta
    Congratulations to Saisrinidhi Ganta from Hamilton High School who was among two CUSD students selected for the University of Arizona Summer Research Internship Program. Since 2007, the BIO5 Institute has provided a unique, seven-week summer research opportunity to outstanding Arizona high school students. Saisrinidhi will join 47 others in the Keeping Youth Engaged in Science (KEYS) Research Internship Program.
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    Mike Lisi's Business Management class was recognized by the Arizona Council on Economic Education (ACEE) and the SIFMA Foundation (Securities Industry Financial Markets Association) for winning first place in the "State Spring Stock Market Game Competition!" Four students won first place in the Arizona High School Division: Max Bregman, Colter Brown, Alyssa Thielsen and Cris Valle. This is an amazing accomplishment with the overall U.S. Markets down about 20%. The Stock Market Game ran from February 4 - April 17, 2020. Students started with $100,000 in their virtual portfolios, and this group was able to make a 41.2% rate of return. Amazing! These students will be honored by ACEE in a Zoom celebration on May 20, 2020. For their accomplishments, they receive $150, a Certificate of Recognition for First Place and they will be featured on ACEE's website. Arizona Council on Economic Education website
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    Maxwell Bregman
    Congratulations to Maxwell Bregman, who was announced in May as the winner of the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship. Max will receive $1,000 each year for college for four years.
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    Morgan Davis
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Morgan Davis is the captain of Hamilton High School's varsity pomline. She is a four-year varsity letterman and three-time All-American and UDA Pin It Forward recipient. Morgan is also on Hamilton High School's competition dance team, Hamilton Dance Company. Along with being the vice president of philanthropy for the National Charity League's Class of 2020, Morgan has held several other leadership positions in the six years she has been a member of that organization. Morgan is a Chandler Service Club Class of 2020 Flower Girl. This past fall, Morgan held a donation drive and collected new socks and underwear to be donated to the Clothes Cabin, a local charity. Morgan will be attending Grand Canyon University this fall where she will be majoring in nursing. Morgan's goal is to become a nurse practitioner. Morgan has received several scholarships, including those from Grand Canyon University and the National Football League. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Maxwell Bregman
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Max Bregman's natural leadership ability is reflected in his being selected as county representative for Boys State in Arizona, leading 90 boys to organize and develop the best county possible. He was captain of the varsity tennis team and coaches and volunteers for many organizations. Max exhibits creativity and motivation for product design and development, and was the founder and president of LaunchX, an entrepreneurial club providing a platform for high schoolers to create a business. Active in Model United Nations and as a committee leader, they won regional awards. Max is also a magician and runs a DJ and photography entertainment business. He was named a national winner of the Most Valuable Student Elks Foundation Scholarship. He was also awarded the Flinn Foundation Scholarship, President's Scholarship, USAA Collegiate Scholarship, and the Chandler Education Foundation (CEF) Impact and Bogle Family scholarships. Max will attend ASU to major in entrepreneurship and engineering. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Morgan Fowler
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Morgan Fowler will attend Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University to major in political science (B.S.) on the New American University scholarship as a National Hispanic Scholar. Morgan was president of Girl Up, event coordinator on the Girl Up Arizona state board, and committee leader of Model UN in which she won the awards of Distinguished Delegate, runner-up Best Delegate, and Best Country Award at the Maricopa Community College competition. She was also a member of We the People, which won third place at the state competition. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Sherif Elsayed
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Sherif Elsayed is a junior at Hamilton High School and graduating this year as a junior with more than 60 college credits. He has volunteered at Banner Desert Hospital since last year. He will attend Arizona State University to study political science and economics, after which he plans to study pharmacy at Midwestern University. His dreams are to become politician and pharmacist. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Scott Kanning
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Scott Kanning is a graduating senior from Hamilton High School. The youngest of three siblings, both his older sister and brother are Husky Alumni. Scott is a student-athlete who has played club soccer for five years and was a proud member of the Hamilton Huskies boys varsity team. Scott is graduating with a 3.98 GPA and is a recipient of the Northern Arizona University Lumberjack Scholarship. He will be studying biology at Northern Arizona University in pursuit of becoming a physical therapist. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Emily Abraham
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Hamilton senior Emily Abraham was named a National Merit Scholar in May. Emily was among 7,600 finalists nationwide out of more than 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools who enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Finalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% of the state's senior students. Winners are the Finalist candidates judged to have the strongest combination of academic skills and achievements, extracurricular accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous university studies. Emily was also awarded the National Scholar Award, the Blue Chip Scholarship, and the CEF Impact Scholarship. She will be attending the University of Arizona majoring in physiology. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Devrath Iyer
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Hamilton senior Devrath Iyer was named a National Merit Scholar in May. Devrath was among 7,600 finalists nationwide out of more than 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools who enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Finalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% of the state's senior students. Winners are the Finalist candidates judged to have the strongest combination of academic skills and achievements, extracurricular accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous university studies. He was awarded the Regeneron Science Talent Scholarship, Intel Andy Grove Scholarship and the National Merit Corporation Scholarship. He'll be attending Carnegie Mellon University majoring in computer science. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Burke Peterson
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Hamilton senior Burke Peterson was named a National Merit Scholar in May. Burke is among 7,600 finalists nationwide out of more than 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools who enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Finalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% of the state's senior students. Winners are the Finalist candidates judged to have the strongest combination of academic skills and achievements, extracurricular accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous university studies. He was awarded the Heritage Scholarship, National Merit Corporation Scholarship, and the Intel Andy Grove Scholarship. He'll be attending Brigham Young University majoring in the pre-med program. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Karina Yang
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Hamilton senior Karina Yang was named a National Merit Scholar. Karina is among 7,600 finalists nationwide out of more than 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools who enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Finalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% of the state's senior students. Winners are the Finalist candidates judged to have the strongest combination of academic skills and achievements, extracurricular accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous university studies. She was also awarded the Presidential Scholarship, Veteran of Foreign Wars Scholarship in Art, Western Governors' Association Award in Art and the Distinguished Young Women Scholarship. She will be attending the University of Southern California majoring in mechanical engineering. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Nivea Krishnan
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Hamilton senior Nivea Krishnan was named a National Merit Finalist. Nivea is among 15,000 finalists nationwide out of more than 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools who enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Finalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% of the state's senior students. She was awarded the Presidential Scholarship, the Phoenix Rotary Scholarship, the National Merit/Jacobs Engineering Scholarship, and the Distinguished Young Woman Scholarship. Nivea will be attending the University of Southern California majoring in public policy. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Chloe Leff
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Hamilton senior Chloe Leff was named a National Merit Finalist. Chloe is among 15,000 finalists nationwide out of more than 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools who enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Finalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% of the state's senior students. She was also awarded the National Scholar Award, Grady and Kathryn Gammage Scholarship, and the CEF Impact Scholarship. Chloe will be attending Arizona State University majoring in biochemistry. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Neya Balakrishna
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Neya Balakrishna was named a National Merit Finalist. Neya is among 15,000 finalists nationwide out of more than 1.6 million students in 22,000 high schools who enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Finalists represent the top 0.5% of the state's senior students. An AP Merit Scholar, Neya is graduating summa cum laude with a 4.89 GPA, received scholarship offers valuing $1.2 million, and was accepted to 18 honors colleges. Holding multiple leadership positions, she is a Presidential Volunteer Service Award winner, president of the Hamilton Red Cross, and vice president of program for the National Charity League. She is a member of Spanish Honor Society and National Honors Society. An active emergency room volunteer at Honor Health Hospital, Neya will be attending University of Arizona to study neuroscience and cognitive science with dual minor in Spanish and art. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Julia Fletcher
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Hamilton senior Julia Fletcher was named a National Merit Finalist. Julia is among 15,000 finalists nationwide out of more than 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools who enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Finalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% of the state's senior students. She was also awarded a New American University Scholar scholarship and a Science and Technology scholarship through CEF. She is graduating summa cum laude and is an AP Scholar. At Hamilton, Julia played the cello in orchestra and was a peer facilitator. She volunteers at the New Song Center. Julia will be attending Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University to study biomedical engineering. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Margaret Han
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Hamilton senior Margaret Han was named a National Merit Finalist. Margaret is among 15,000 finalists nationwide out of more than 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools who enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Finalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% of the state's senior students. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Jihyun Lee
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Hamilton senior Jihyun Lee was named a National Merit Finalist. Jihyun is among 15,000 finalists nationwide out of more than 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools who enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Finalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% of the state's senior students. She is a member of the Backpack Club, Students for Sustainable Schools Club, National Honors Society, Spanish Honors Society, Bring Change to Mind Club, Baking with Benevolence and a Link Crew leader. She has also held an officer's position in four of these clubs. Outside of school, Jihyun has volunteered at Chandler Regional and at I-HELP at the Community Action Agency. She will be attending Duke in the fall, majoring in biomedical engineering while on the pre-med track. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Ashley Lepham
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Hamilton senior Ashley Lepham was named a National Merit Finalist. Ashley is among 15,000 finalists nationwide out of more than 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools who enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Finalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% of the state's senior students. Ashley participated in National Honors Society, was a member of Students for Sustainable Schools (recycling program) for three years and secretary for her senior year, and was secretary for Baking with Benevolence for one year. She is planning to major in software engineering at ASU. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Rebecca Li
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Hamilton senior Rebecca Li was named a National Merit Finalist. Rebecca is among 15,000 finalists nationwide out of more than 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools who enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Finalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% of the state's senior students. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Elissa Matlock
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Hamilton senior Elissa Matlock was named a National Merit Finalist. Elissa is among 15,000 finalists nationwide out of more than 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools who enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Finalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% of the state's senior students. Elissa placed 3rd in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Art Contest, 2nd in the CCSA Art Contest, and was also awarded the Page Scholarship for music. Elissa plans to attend Johns Hopkins in the fall to major in computer science and then on to med school. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Rohan Sathe
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Hamilton senior Rohan Sathe was named a National Merit Finalist. Rohan is among 15,000 finalists nationwide out of more than 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools who enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Finalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% of the state's senior students. Rohan has been involved in Speech and Debate, Honors Science Research and Science Olympiad. He was also awarded the Intel Scholarship. Rohan plans to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he intends to pursue a career in the field of computer science. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Dev Singhania
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Hamilton senior Dev Singhania was named a National Merit Finalist. Dev is among 15,000 finalists nationwide out of more than 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools who enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Finalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% of the state's senior students. Dev was a part of Speech and Debate and Math club. He volunteered at ICAN (Improving Chandler Area Neighborhoods) to help underprivileged students in the Chandler area. He was also Chairman of the Chandler Mayor's Youth Commission through which did unique civil engagement activities and volunteered at events. He also participated in the Congressional Award and got the Silver Certificate of Honor through that volunteer program. Dev will be majoring in electrical engineering and minoring in statistics at Texas A&M as a Brockman Scholar. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Kevin Tang
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Hamilton senior Kevin Tang was named a National Merit Finalist. Kevin is among 15,000 finalists nationwide out of more than 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools who enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Finalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% of the state's senior students. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Antonio Valdez
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Hamilton senior Antonio Valdez was named a National Merit Finalist. Antonio is among 15,000 finalists nationwide out of more than 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools who enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Finalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% of the state's senior students. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Kevin Wang
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Hamilton senior Kevin Wang was named a National Merit Finalist. Kevin is among 15,000 finalists nationwide out of more than 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools who enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Finalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% of the state's senior students. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Sherry Wang
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Hamilton senior Sherry Wang was named a National Merit Finalist. Sherry is among 15,000 finalists nationwide out of more than 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools who enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Finalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% of the state's senior students. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Sarah Zhang
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Hamilton senior Sarah Zhang was named a National Merit Finalist. Sarah is among 15,000 finalists nationwide out of more than 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools who enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Finalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% of the state's senior students. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Vivian Zhao
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Hamilton senior Vivian Zhao was named a National Merit Finalist. Sarah is among 15,000 finalists nationwide out of more than 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools who enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Finalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% of the state's senior students. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Ryan Castillo
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Hamilton senior Ryan Castillo is a superior student-athlete in football and wrestling who balances his brains and brawn in the classroom and on the mat. His wrestling accomplishments are as follows: 36-3 record (1 loss at his final weight class, 195 lbs), 3rd place at State 2020. Won the Mile High Challenge, Flowing Wells Invitational, and Sectional Tournament this season. Named AZCentral Scholar Athlete of the Week back in January. Castillo has a 3.9 GPA, 25-2 dual record and 16 pins under his belt this season. Castillo is also a leader in the classroom and plans to major in biology or pre-med at Northern Arizona University. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Raela Trujillo
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Raela Trujillo is a multi-talented student with a passion for radio and audio production. She has a quiet dedication and a patient tenacity that has resulted in a successful academic career and outstanding contributions to her East Valley Institute of Technology production team. Her unfailing optimism and buoyant attitude are her defining characteristics. She encourages her teachers, peers and friends with cheer and willingness while maintaining her own steady progress. As part of the radio production team at EVIT, she was essential to the remote broadcast of EVIT radio from this year's Renaissance Festival -- a Senior year highlight. Dealing with challenges that few students have to overcome, Raela has a very bright future pursuing both her academic and professional goals. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Sam Winegarden
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Sam Winegarden has done it all Hamilton. He plays football, is a National Honor Society member, and is a top tier academic student with a 4.18 GPA. Sam had near perfect attendance this past year. On the football team, Sam performed at a high level earning the opportunity to play collegially. He was one of the team captains for varsity football that played in the "Open Division," barely losing in the Semi-finals. Sam will attend the University of Arizona and study engineering. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Griffen McClendon
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Griffen McClendon is the marketing director for Hamilton Theatre. The effort and energy that Griffen has put into the marketing of plays -- in posters, tickets and programs -- with the knowledge he gained in graphic design is truly worth noting. Hamilton Theatre is one of the top programs in the state, and their marketing is another aspect of what they do that truly sets them apart. He exhibits very high character. Griffen is a kind, inclusive and responsible leader. He always thinks about others and about how he can improve the work he does, mostly voluntary. He leads by quite an example, spreading his positive spirit and can-do attitude to all those around him. Griffin plans to attend University of Massachusetts Amherst. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights
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    Gabe Armenta
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Gabe Armenta was Hamilton's varsity 182 lb. wrestler, with a record of 7-5. Gabe was also recognized in football as 2019 1st Team All Region tailback and 2019 1st Team All CUSD tailback. School records:
    • Highest average yards per carry - game: Gabe Armenta ** minimum five carries, 2019: 39.3 yards
    • Longest touchdown run, vs. Tolleson - 2019: 98 yards
    • Longest Run, vs. Tolleson - 2019: 98 yards
    Gabe is currently undecided on his future plans.
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