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2012-13 Awards & Honors



ENVIROTHON TEAM OF STUYVESANT HS

Congratulations to the Envirothon teams placed 1st and Second in all of New York city at the competition on April 11th at Bronx River Park. Peter Chen, Henry Walker, Jing Chen, Allen Park and Brian Wei Placed first in the city and had the high scores for the Current Issue and Aquatic Exams. Lucinda Li, Fauna Mahootian, Megan Wong, Ryan Boodram and Dora Tan came in second (losing by 0.5 points!!) and had a high score in soils and forestry. One team will be going to the state Competition in May at SUNY Morrisville.


MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT NEWS: FRESHMAN RECEIVES HONORABLE MENTION IN USE JUNIOR OLYMPICS

Congratulations to Stuyvesant freshman and math team member, Max Fishelson, who competed against 240 of the top 9th and 10th graders in the nation in the USA Junior Math Olympiad and came out in the top 24. This is only the second time a Stuyvesant student has done this in the history of the Junior Olympiad.


OUTDOOR TRACK TEAMS HAVE EXCELLENT SHOWING AT BOROUGH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Well done to the boys outdoor track team for winning their Borough Championship, topping the second place team by 100 points. Congratulations to the girls team as well, for placing third in the Borough.


FRESHMAN CAPTURES PSAL BOYS INDIVIDUAL GOLF CROWN

Congratulations to our very own freshman phenom Neil Vyas competed against 39 of the top golfers in the city and came out on top.


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OUTSTANDING LACROSSE PLAYERS: NOAH KRAMER, SARAH DUNCAN, & CLAY WALSH

US Lacrosse, the national governing body for men's and women's lacrosse, has selected Junior Noah Kramer as a High School All-American for Lacrosse. Sarah Duncan (who led the city in scoring) & Clay Walsh have been selected to their All-Division Teams.


ROBOTICS TEAM WINS NYC REGIONAL COMPETITION

The Stuyvesant Robotics Team and its two alliance members won the NYC regional at the Javits Center this weekend, where they competed with over 60 teams. They advance to the National Championship in St. Louis, Missouri this April. President of Engineering Joanna Zhu was honored with the Dean's List award for her professionalism and commitment to FIRST ideals.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW YORK TIMES SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

Senior Jenny Lotova has received a New York Times Scholarship. Read more about it at nytimes.com.

STUYVESANT GRAND IDEAS ESSAY CONTEST RESULTS

The results of the Stuyvesant Grand Ideas Essay Contest are in, and we congratulate the following student winners. More than 100 entries were received, and they exhibited the thoughtfulness and excellent writing skills of our students: 1st Place, Edward Li; 2nd Place, Nicole Sanchez; 3rd Place, Andy Tan. Honorable Mentions: Lindsay Bu, Teresa Chen, Judah Gray, Aglaia Ho, Jiangling Hu, Danielle Kade, Christine Kowlessar, Jong Hyun Kim, Sharon Lee, Esther Luo, Mahad Najam, Margaret Palmer, Vlad Shumakovich


REGIONAL TOSHIBA EXPLORAVISION FINALISTS

Congratulations to Waqarul Islam and Youbin Kim, who have been selected as Regional Toshiba ExploraVision Finalists.


YOUNG MUSICIANS AT THE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER

Stuyvesant High School will be represented by the following students: Jason Polychronakos, violin; Daniel Thin, viola; Jonah Shifrin, cello; and Solomon Quinn, piano. The ensembles will perform in a professionally produced concert at Alice Tully Hall on Thursday, April 18 at 11:00 a.m.


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR U.S. PHYSICS OLYMPIAD SEMIFINALISTS

Eight Stuyvesant High Schools have been selected as Semifinalists for the 2013 U.S. Physics Olympiad: Victor Jiao, Youbin Kim, Calvin Lee, Gideon Leeper, Michael Lim, Connor Pfister, Kenneth Wang, and Richard Yip.


CONGRATULATIONS TO SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER ROBERT SANDLER

Mr. Sandler received an award for "Teacher of Excellence" from the 9/11 Tribute Center. Mr. Sandler's award was based on lessons he developed on the study of the World Trade Center in the broader context of New York's history.


MODEL UN TEAM'S OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE

Congratulations to the Model United Nations team for their outstanding performance at the John Hopkins Conference. The team won 9 individual awards and the award for best delegation. There were 96 schools from 20 states and five different countries, and it is the first time our team has won an award for best delegation.


GIRLS AND BOYS INDOOR TRACK TEAMS ARE BOROUGH CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to the Girls Indoor Track team and to the Boys Indoor Track team for winning their respective Borough Championships.


BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING MAKE IT TO THE FINALS

Well done to the Boys Swimming & Diving team for making it to this year's championship round before losing to the Brooklyn Tech Engineers.


2013 SCHOLASTIC WRITING AWARDS HONOREES

Congratulations to the fifty-four Stuyvesant students honored in the 2013 Scholastic Writing Awards Competition.

Regana Alicka, Anjelika Amog, Jane Argodale, Marta Bakula, Lindsay Bu, Arina Bykadorova, Tiffany Chan, Rebecca Chang, Valentyna Chebanova, Carol Deng, Alicia Devalencia, Neeta D’Souza, Anne Duncan, Benno Giammarinaro, Madelyn Grant, Sung Hee Han, Robert He, Aron Helfet, Gabriel Hurwitz, Tara Ivic-Pavlicic, Savannah Jeffreys, Radhika Kaicker, Shreya Kalva, Amanpreet Kandola, Nancy Ko, Sara Krevoy, Nadya Kronis, David Kurkovskiy, Christine Lee, Joyce Lee, Lavinia Lee, Elizabeth Levitis, Patrick Loi, Christine Luong, Aleks Merkovich, Rose Mintzer-Sweeney, Remy Moorhead, Saru Nanda, Zhengqing Nie, Nadra Rahman, Tiffani Ren, Nicole Sanchez, Nazifa Sarawat, Adam Schorin, Alexa Suarez, Tiffany Tsai, Jingwei Tu, Nina Wade, Clay Walsh, Lucy Wainger, Bismark Wong, Winton Yee, Ben Zang, Rachel Zaurov


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SPEECH & DEBATE TEAM

Congratulations to the Stuyvesant Speech & Debate Team for their outstanding performance at the Columbia University National Invitation Tournament. For the second time in two years, our team won the overall championship with a combination of several students in the elimination rounds of all Speech, Debate, and Student Congress events.


INDEPENDENCE OF THE JUDICIARY ESSAY CONTEST WINNER

Christine Kowlessar is the winner of the 12th Annual Independence of the Judiciary Essay Contest. She will have the opportunity to intern for one week this summer with a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York.


INTEL FINALIST JAMIE LEE SOLIMANO

Congratulations to Jamie Lee Solimano on her stunning achievement in becoming one of 40 finalists in this year’s prestigious Intel Science Talent Search Competition. The topic of her paper was The Intraflagellar Transport Dynamics and Adenylyl Cyclase III Signalling in Mammalian Primary Cilia. The research would help future scientists and clinicians to understand any problems that deal with human cilia pathologies. The Columbia University, Department of Mechanical Engineering was her sponsoring research institution.


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2013 INTEL SEMIFINALISTS

The Stuyvesant Community is effusively proud to have ten INTEL semifinalist this year.

Pran Chanthrakumar, 17, Staten Island "The Behavioral Rescue of 5-HT1A -R (-/-) Mice by DCP-LA and the Introduction of a Novel Paradigm for Anxiety in Rodents: the Pyramid Test." Zofii Kaczmarek, 17 "Why Do Word Breaks Speed Reading?" Amanpreet Singh Kandola, 17, Richmond Hill "Identifying Memory-Encoding Neurons Associated with a Learned Experience through a Novel Image Analysis Algorithm." Jongyoon Lee, 18, Little Neck "On the Caccetta-Häggkvist Conjecture." Miranda Li, 17 "Behavior Regulation in the Social Ant Cerapachys biroi." Antara Majumdar, 17, Astoria "Genomic Instability Induced By Long-Term Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)." Jamie Lee Solimano, 17 "Super-Resolution STED Microscopy Provides Insight into the Dynamics of Intraflagellar Transport and Reveals Novel Distribution of Adenylate Cyclase III in Primary Cilia." Jordan Andrew Wallach, 17 "Optimizing the Ionic Conductivities of Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquids by Varying Tethering Groups." Carolyn Yao, 17, Whitestone "The Number of Features Used to Identify a Word Depends on the Number of Possible Words." Ben Zang, 17 "Effects of Vitamin A Deficiency and Helminth Infection on the Internal Gastrointestinal Microbiome."


STUYVESANT CHESS TEAM'S SUCCESS

The Stuyvesant 9th Grade Team took home the First Place Team Trophy, establishing themselves as national champions for their grade level. The Stuyvesant Junior Team finished second in the country in the 11th grade competition. And Stuyvesant took the third place national trophy in the Blitz tournament, a rapid speed chess in which 12 ten-minute games are played. Overall, this young and talented team ranked as one of the top 2 schools in the nation based on the overall team results.


STUYVESANT GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING WIN THE CITY CHAMPIONSHIP

The Girls Swimming & Diving team are City Champions, after beating Francis Lewis High School in the finals.


STUYVESANT BOYS FENCING TEAM ARE CITY CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to the Boys Fencing team, who beat Brooklyn Tech for the City Championship.


VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM REACHES CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

The Peglegs made an impressive championship run that ended with a defeat to Franklin K. Lane in the final game of the season.


STUYVESANT ALUMNUS NAMED RHODES SCHOLAR

Congratulations to Aidan Daly (’09), one of thirty-two U.S. college students named Rhodes Scholars this week. He will head to Oxford University in England next fall on a four-year scholarship. Aidan currently attends Harvard University, majoring in computer science. He plans to pursue a Ph.D. in computational biology.


2012 SIEMENS REGIONAL RESEARCH COMPETITION AWARD WINNERS

Congratulations to Regional Finalists Amanpreet Kandola (Bioinformatics) and Jongyoon Lee (Mathematics) and to Regional Semi-Finalists Waqarul Islam & Youbin Kim (Physics & Engineering).


LOCAL SCREENINGS OF DOCUMENTARY BY STUYVESANT ALUM

The film Chasing Ice will be showing at Cinema Village on November 9 and at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on November 16. Director/Producer Jeff Orlowski ('02).


2011-12 Awards & Honors

2012 NATIONAL FINALISTS FOR THE US NATIONAL CHEMISTRY OLYMPIAD COMPETITION

Congratulations to Beverly Zou & Saif Ahmed Choudhury, who was selected as a 2012 National Finalist for the US National Chemistry Olympiad Competition.