On Wednesday 2/28, the Chess Team competed in the Shore High School Chess League Championship Tournament at Monmouth Mall. The team consisted of Jason Yan, Andrew Mascillaro, Eric Chai, Varun Tupuri and Alexander Postovskiy.
In the first round, they defeated Wall high school. In the second round, High Tech was paired against perennial powerhouse Holmdel. A tough battle ensued but High Tech was able to emerge with a decisive victory.
So, for the 10th consecutive year, High Tech had made it into the Shore HS Chess League Championship Match!! High Tech was pitted against St Joseph High School (from Metuchen) who defeated defending champion CBA in round 2.
An impressive battle ensued. After the dust settled on the 2 hour match, the teams were tied 2.5 to 2.5. A 15 minute blitz match would be needed to determine the league champion. So, the teams regrouped and did battle once again. The result of the 15 minute blitz was another tie!!! Another blitz match was required. This time it would be a 5 minute blitz. High Tech pulled out a 3 to 2 victory in the 5 minute bltiz to claim the title of Shore High School Chess League Champions!!!!
Mr. Borchardt, Ms. Grunthaner and Mr. Hanas are proud to offer a number of STEM-based summer camps to sixth, seventh and eighth graders. These camps provide middle school students the opportunity to explore the following topics:
Introduction to VEX Robotics
Introduction to Engineering Design
Digital Art with Photoshop
Magnetic Levitation & Solar Technology
Digital Circuit Technologies
Programming for Middle School Students
Website BUilding Technology
Introduction to Arduino
CO2 Car Engineering Design
Complete course descriptions and schedules are available here: https://hthssummercamps.weebly.com/.
Please feel free to send the link for the website to friends, family and your local middle schools as all are welcome! If you have any questions regarding the summer camps, please send them by email to: summerCampHTHS@gmail.com.
The HTHS Chess Team participated in the 2nd annual Stockton University High School Chess Tournament on 2/23/19. The tournament provides an opportunity for teams from the Shore HS Chess League to play teams from the South Jersey Chess League.
The Varsity team was represented by Jason Yan, Abhinav Ramidi, Pranav Gaka, Mayank Barad and Hazem Zaky. JV players Andy Zhang and Ben Shain were also able to participate.
The varsity team finished the tournament in a tie with Jackson HS for 1st Place!! The tiebreaker was a 5 vs 5 blitz match where each player gets 5 mins on their clock. High Tech pulled out a 4 to 1 win in the blitz match to win the tournament for the 2nd year in a row!
Congratulations to all for an outstanding performance!!
On Saturday, Feb. 2, the Academic Team sent 4 teams to East Brunswick to compete in their annual FunFest Quiz Bowl.
Against a field of 30 teams, High Tech repeated as champions of the FunFest Quiz Bowl, won by the C-Team, composed of Frank Grabowski, Selena Liu, Brian Liu, and Deepak Gopalakrishnan. The B-Team composed of Michael Li, Adrian Thamburaj, Eric Zheng, and Cole Snedeker, finished in 4th place. The A-Team composed of Steven Liu, Ivy Wang, Anna Cai, and Max Brodsky came in 5th place. The D-Team composed of 4 freshmen, Shashwat Tewari, Emily Luo, Sidharth Srivastava, and Robert Kang, finished with a 5 & 4 record, ranked in 15th place in a field of 30 teams. In addition, Steven Liu won a book prize for achieving the 4th highest individual score. Another outstanding performance by all.
The team photos are below, courtesy of Ms. Grabowski.
Congratulations to the varsity Chess Team for earning first place in the two recent tournaments sponsored by the Shore High School Chess League. Below are the details and a picture from each event.
TOMS RIVER ELKS TOURNAMENT
The team won the annual Toms River Elks Chess Tournament held on Sunday 1/20. They entered the 4 round competition as the 3rd seed and defeated both the 2nd seed and 1st seed teams in the final 2 rounds enroute to the title. The team was lead by tournament MVP Jason Yan. The other players on the varsity team were: Andrew Mascillaro, Abhinav Ramidi, Aditya Baireddy and Varun Tupuri.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS TOURNAMENT
On Saturday, 2/2, they defeated St Joseph high school in the championship match of the annual Knights of Columbus Tournament to become the champions of the 2019 Knights of Columbus Tournament. This is the record breaking 5th consecutive year that High Tech has won the tournament!! The Varsity Team finished the day with a record of 4 and 0. They won an impressive 17 games out of 20. The varsity team consisted of Jason Yan, Andrew Mascillaro, Eric Chai, Abhinav Ramidi and Aditya Baireddy. Jason Yan was named the tournament MVP.
The Academic Team sent 3 teams to the New Jersey State Championship History Bee and Bowl at Ridgewood HS on Jan 19, 2019, with a field of 85 teams.
The A Team qualified for the Championship match but lost to Hunter College High School of NYC, to finish in second place. The B Team finished as quarter-finalists. The C Team qualified for the top 16 playoffs.
Deepak Gopalakrishnan finished in 2nd place and won the silver medal in the JV History Bee.
HIGH TECH STUDENT IS RUNNER-UP IN INTERNATIONAL MATH CHAMPIONSHIP
Providence, RI—Brian Liu, a sophomore at High Technology High School in Lincroft, finished second and won $6,000 in the 2019 Who Wants to Be a Mathematician Championship, Saturday, January 19 at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore. This is the second year in a row that Brian finished as the runner-up.
Info about Brian:
· He earned a perfect score on the American Mathematics Competitions 10 exam, the American Invitational Mathematics Examination, and the USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad, and has qualified twice for the Mathematics Olympiad Program.
· Brian won the "Funniest Halloween Costume" at High Technology last year.
Of the $6,000 total, $3,000 will go to Brian and $3,000 to the math department at High Technology High School.
Who Wants to Be a Mathematician was part of the Joint Mathematics Meetings held in Baltimore January 16-19. Over 5,000 mathematicians attended the meeting. This is the tenth championship contest of Who Wants to Be a Mathematician. The American Mathematical Society (AMS) organizes the championship game and regional games in different cities nationwide to reward good mathematics students.
Brian finished in second place among 12 semifinalists from the US, Canada, and the UK, who were selected from more than 5,000 students based on their scores on a qualifying test administered by the game's technology sponsor, DigitalEd, using its online testing and assessment tool, Möbius.
More information about Brian and the other contestants: http://www.ams.org/programs/students/wwtbam/contestants-2019.
Game webpage: www.ams.org/wwtbam.
Game sponsors: The contest is sponsored by the Who Wants to Be a Mathematician Technology Sponsors Maplesoft and DigitalEd, the Online Community Sponsor Art of Problem Solving, Wolfram Research, the Good Thinking Society, the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), Texas Instruments, John Wiley & Sons, and the AMS.
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HIGH TECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR TO APPEAR ON NPR’s FROM THE TOP WITH
GUEST HOST MOLLY YEH (Food Network’s Girl Meets Farm)
Episode airs on WQXR 105.9 FM January 5
17-year-old flutist Laura Futamura from Middletown, New Jersey will appear on an upcoming episode of From the Top, the hit NPR radio program featuring America’s best young classical musicians. The show will air on WQXR 105.9 FM Saturday January 5 at 6 AM and by podcast at fromthetop.org beginning December 31. The broadcast features performances and interviews with outstanding young musicians and Guest Host Molly Yeh and Co-Host/Pianist Peter Dugan and was taped before a live audience at the University of Connecticut’s Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts this fall.
Laura is a junior at High Technology High School in Lincroft, New Jersey and studies with Carol Wincenc at The Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division. She was the winner of “Best Performance of a Newly Commissioned Piece” award (for the piece she plays on From the Top) and second place overall at the 2018 National Flute Association High School Soloist competition, a 2018 and 2019 HM winner of the National Young Arts Foundation, and participated in Carnegie Hall’s 2018 National Youth Orchestra 2. Laura is a member of her school’s VEX robotics team (first place winners at the National Technology Student Association Conference in VEX Robotics Skills), a teaching assistant for a middle school robotics and coding program, and a volunteer for the Superior Court of New Jersey’s Juvenile Conference Committee. She also enjoys painting, reading novels and fashion.
On the broadcast, Laura performs Fanmi Imèn, Poem for Flute and Piano by Valerie Coleman with Peter Dugan, piano. Her performance is part of From the Top’s New Music Series.
Also featured on the broadcast:
14-year-old cellist Amy Goto from Kingston, Rhode Island;
17-year-old pianist Tristan Paradee from Burbank, California;
16-year-old harpist Priyanka Gohal from Jamestown, Indiana;
15-year-old violinist Ethan Fisher-Chaves from Charlton, Massachusetts;
performing works by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Brahms, Zabel, and Coleman.
Ethan Fisher-Chaves, Priyanka Gohal,and Tristan Paradeewill also receive From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award in conjunction with their performances on the show. The award of up to $10,000 is given to deserving young musicians to help further their musical studies.
Broadcast on more than 220 stations nationwide to an audience of nearly half a million listeners, From the Top is the most popular weekly one-hour music program on public radio. Young performers share their passion for classical music, and speak about their non-musical lives, from career goals and family traditions to hidden talents, school, and community life. From the Top appeals to diverse audiences, but is especially suited for ages 7 and up.
About From the Top
Based in Boston, From the Top is an independent non-profit organization that supports, develops, and shares the artistic voices and stories of young classically-trained musicians. Its national platform and leadership programs amplify the hope, passion, and discipline of today’s extraordinary young musicians.
From the Top provides young musicians with live performance opportunities in premier concert venues across the country; national exposure to over a half million listeners on its weekly NPR show; leadership and community engagement preparation; and nearly $3 million in scholarships since 2005.
From the Top’s programs are made possible in part by an award from the National Endowment of the Arts, a grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, and partnerships with radio stations nationwide.
Learn more at www.fromthetop.org.
For a complete listing of repertoire and performance photographs, please contact Erin MacCurtain at email@example.com or 617-437-0707 x103
Please visit www.fromthetop.org for more information.
On Oct. 27, in a heavy wind storm, the Academic Team sent 2 teams to the Northern Jersey History Bee & History Bowl Competition at Seton Hall University.
Reader, Darren Petrosino [Bee]i; Scorekeeper, Anna Cai [Bee]
Both the A-Team and B-Team were undefeated until they met in the Semi-finals match. The A-Team advanced to the finals but lost the championship to Millburn H.S. in a close match. The A-Team received a plaque for second place and the B-Team received a plaque for third place.
In the individual Varsity History Bee, Cole Snedeker won the Silver Medal for second place, while Darren Petrosino placed 4th, Steven Liu placed 6th, Karen Li placed 7th, and Frank Grabowski placed 8th, All five students qualified to compete in the National History Bee in April.
In the individual JV History Bee, Deepak Gopalakrishnan won the Gold medal for first place, Alex Wu won the Bronze Medal for third place, while Sam Hampel placed 4th, and all qualified for the Nationals.
In the US Geography Olympiad National Qualifying Exam, Deepak Gopalakrishnan placed second and Cole Snedeker placed 5th, both qualifying for the Nationals.
In the US History Bee National Qualifying Exam, Alex Wu come in first place in the JV division and Karen Li come in 7th place in the Varsity Division, both qualifying for the Nationals.
Below is a photo of all the students who participated and their leader Dr. Eng.
Snacks With Scientists is an initiative started four years ago by senior girls from High Tech who wanted to provide an event for young girls where they could learn about career opportunities in STEM fields and meet and interact with females currently working in those fields. The event specifically targets girls in the fifth and sixth grade. This year marks the fourth annual Snacks With Scientists event.
Over 100 girls attended this years event. Sixteen different professionals volunteered their time to come and talk about their careers and interact with the girls. The event is sponsored by the National Honor Society and the Steminist club. Thank you to Ms. Gross, the advisor for both clubs and all the students who helped make this year’s event a success. Thank you also to Delicious Orchards for donating snacks.
Below are some pictures from the event, courtesy of Melanie Chen, Katherine Liu and Annie Zhou.
In the first academic quiz bowl tournament of the year, the Rutgers University Scarlet Knight Invitation Tournament, our B-Team won first place, beating East Brunswick, 470 to 230, in the Championship match and qualified for the national championship tournament in Atlanta over the Memorial Day weekend. Our A-Team beat Millburn to win third place. Our C-Team was undefeated in the Novice bracket.
In the individual book awards for the highest individual scores, Steven Liu placed second in the competitive division while Alex Wu and Brian Liu placed 3rd and 4th in the Novice division.
Adrian Thamburaj [captain]
Ivy Wang [captain]
Evelyn Bernstein [captain]
The first step in the application process to High Technology High School is to attend an Information Session. The information sessions are for eighth-grade students and their parents. Each session runs for about 2 1/2 hours. You must attend each session for the entire time in order to get a registration code and apply to the school.
The dates and times for the Fall 2018 Information Sessions are:
Thursday, September 27 at 6:30pm
Saturday, October 13 at 10:00am
Saturday, November 3 at 10:00am
Thursday, November 15 at 6:30pm
More information is available here.
Congratulations to all the students who participated in this year's National TSA Competition. Below are the results from the competition.
2018 TSA National Conference Results
Software Development (HS)
Kunaal Chaudhari, Darren Schachter,
Christopher Yin, Sidhu Arakkal
VEX Robotics Competition
1st Place-Robot Skills
Laura Futamura, Arvind Yalavarti, Gustav Hansen
Christopher Yin, Brianna Yao, Kunaal Chaudhari
VEX Robotics Competition
3rd Place-Excellence Award
Laura Futamura, Arvind Yalavarti, Gustav Hansen
Christopher Yin, Brianna Yao, Kunaal Chaudhari
Mary Chen, Max Lieberman, Karena Yan,
Katherine Liu, Khushi Sabuwala, Kelly Qiang
Semi-Finalist / Finalist
Suhani Balachandran, Kara Lui, Sean Maniar,
Mausam Patel, Nina Tripathi
Semi-Finalist / Finalist
Structural Design and Engineering
Daniel Du, Andrew Mascillaro
System Control Technology
Semi-Finalist / Finalist
Thomas Chen, Emeka Echezona, Jason Yan
Thirteen HTHS students participated in the NJ Academy of Science competition held this past Saturday at Kean University.
FOUR students were awarded Grants In Aid.
Honorable mentions: Nelson Lin & Kelly Qiang,
Second place: Tiffany Fang,
First place NJ State grant award winner: Katherine Liu
TEN of our research students were recognized with awards
Third place awards: Annie Zhou & Kelly Qiang
Second place awards: Adithya Paramasivam, Sophie Zhang, Sunny Liang & Katherine Liu
First place awards: Sathya Edamadaka, Yogi Koppol, Nelson Lin & Daphne Yang
We’re looking forward to our first place award winners representing NJ at the American Junior Academy of Science gathering to be held during February of next year in Washington, DC. Congratulations to all the students who participated.