This Week in the Ann Arbor Public Schools
May 13, 2013
This Week’s Good News!
• Congratulations to the Skyline DTEP Magnet students who participated in the Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society (MITES) region 3 competition and state competition this past weekend.
Albert Foo & Sharath Anand were awarded first at the regional competition, first place for their category at the state competition and the grand prize at the state competition for the ExtenBreachR (firefighting tool).
Rishindra Chinta and Niraj Patel were awarded first place at the regional competition and first place at the state competition for their Portable Wind Turbine.
Shalena Blocker was awarded first place at the regional competition and second place at the state competition for her Innovated Utensil Organizer.
Gabe Solomon and Alpha Syllva were awarded first place at the regional competition and second place at the state competition for their Smart Box (cell phone dis-abler).
Swagat Tripathy & Vaughn Eperson were awarded first place at the regional competition for Bat-vision, a device to help the blind.
Joeseph Kardia was awarded second at the regional competition and third place at the state competition for his Modular Series of Pouches.
Travis Tyler and Chistopher Mitropoulos-Rindus were awarded second place at the regional competition ad fourth place at the state competition for their Mailbox Checker.
Andrew Burns, Densu Dixon, and Swagat Tripathy were awarded second place at the regional competition and an honorable mention at the state competition for their Solar Powered Water Filter and technical paper.
Jacob Coulson, Yazhe Liu and Zachary Goedert were awarded third place at the regional competition and second at the state competition for their Motorized Rotary Display.
Annette Wang and Leslie Haygood were awarded third place at the regional competition and fifth place at the state competition for an Environmentally Friendly Convertible Backpack.
David Pacurar and Michael Farrehi were awarded fourth place at the regional Competition and Fifth place at the state competition for their Lie Detector Circuit.
John Houghton and Ryan Croos-Dabrera were awarded fifth place at the regional competition for their Analog Lie Detector Circuit.
• Eight Skyline art students, in Corrine Cignac’s class, will have their ten art works featured at EMU's Annual Regional High School Art Exhibition, "Dangerous Minds." The exhibit runs from May 13 - 24th at EMU Ford Art Gallery located in the Ford Building. The opening reception is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, from 6-9pm.
The Skyline Art students participating are:
Nikki Kamouneh (12) Acrylic - Landscapes Painting and Watercolor - Abstract Painting
Krystina Kennedy (12) Color Pencisl - Still Life Composition
Daniel Vincenz (12) Color Pencil - Still Life Composition
Ami Fall (10) Watercolor Painting and Color Pencil - Still Life Composition
Audrey Gerard (9) Color Pencil - Anatomy Drawing
• The Slauson community collected total donations in the amount of $3,058.19 during their annual Pasta for Pennies/Pennies for Patients fundraising coin drive, which provides funds for Michigan Chapter of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The fourteen advisories raised over $50, eleven of those advisories raised over $100, five of those advisories raised over $200, three of those advisories raised over $400, and the top two raised over $500 and were only seventy-one cents apart in their totals. Congratulations to all the Slauson community for their caring support
• Huron High School graduating senior Hanna Ljungman has received the University of Michigan's Huron High School Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to a Huron graduate who will be attending the U of M. To be eligible, students must have completed at least one year of German at Huron. Professor Scott Spector at the U of M announced the award this week.
• Mr. Leland L Walker, President of the Theta Zeta Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., sent the following announcement.
“It is with great enthusiasm that I share that the Theta Zeta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. recognized 22 Ann Arbor Public School high school sophomores, juniors and seniors at our 18th annual Student Recognition Luncheon which was held on Saturday, May 11th at the Sheraton Inn. Under the leadership and organization of Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity Inc. Theta Zeta Lambda Chapter's Director of Education and Lakewood Elementary School Principal Mr. Michael Johnson, over 100 people celebrated the scholastic excellence and community volunteerism of these young men.
Please join me in congratulating Kerhwin Byas (Ann Arbor Technological High School), Kyle Hester (Huron), Khari Hutchings (Huron), Jerry Jackson (Huron), Lorenzo Johnson (Huron), Alexander Teixeira (Huron), Sidney Anderson (Pioneer), Devon Harris (Pioneer), Emeka Nriagu (Pioneer), Logan Tillman (Pioneer), Mitchell Tillman (Pioneer), Juwan Castrejon (Roberto Clemente), Carlos Miller (Roberto Clemente), Derrick Asher (Skyline), Marc Hester (Skyline), Michael Heyward (Skyline), Harith Palmer (Skyline), and Christopher Bobo (Willow Run).
The following seniors received scholarships from our organization. John Clark (Skyline), Tevin Cole (Roberto Clemente), Darrius Gregory (Belleville) and Joseph Titus (Pioneer).
I would also like to acknowledge Mr. Ché A. Carter, Principal of Pattengill Elementary who delivered the keynote address entitled, "To the Youths Who March Onward and Upward". Lastly, special thanks to Ann Arbor Public Schools staff members Mrs. Lisa Anglin, Assistant Principal of Pioneer High School, Dr. Sara Duvall, Media Specialist at Skyline High School, Dr. Benjamin P. Edmondson, Principal of Roberto Clemente Student Development Center, and Wendy Reinhart, Counselor at Huron High School for their presence and acknowledgment of the wonderful work that these young men are displaying.
We'd also like to recognize Mr. Kellen Johnson (Carpenter Elementary-Second Grade) who provided the welcome for the occasion as well as Mr. Ashon Carter (Mitchell Elementary-Kindergarten) who shared closing remarks. These young speakers did a fantastic job!” Congratulations to all on this wonderful achievement.