TAME Divisional Competition

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Our chapter participated in the TAME Divisional Competition on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Congratulations to the individuals who placed:

Math Test

9th grade
2nd – Jonathan Linares

10th grade
6th – Caleb Simmons 

11th grade
2nd – Ivan Reyes
3rd – Carlos Medrano
4th – Janelle Baker
5th – Elizabeth Ramirez
6th – Francisco Marquez

Science Test

9th grade
4th – Jonathan Linares

10th grade
1st – Caleb Simmons 

11th grade
2nd – Francisco Marquez
3rd – Janelle Baker
4th – Elizabeth Ramirez 
5th – Jonathan Ramirez
6th – Dennis Dao

ACE Award

10th grade: Caleb Simmons

Engineering Design Challenge

3rd Place Team

Structure of Newton – Caleb Simmons, et al.

Judges Choice
Channel Channel – Francisco Marquez, et al.
The Pony Express – Jonathan Ramirez, et al.
The Great 16 – Ivan Reyes, et al.

District Science Fair Results

Congratulations are in order!

The following students competed in the District Science Fair this past weekend and are moving on to the Dallas Regional Science & Engineering Fair on February 23rd.

Townview: Science & Engineering

Rohan Cherukuru

Sneha Chandak

Thu Le

Janavi Chadha

Jacob Acosta

Aayesha Syed Ibrahim

Region XII Academic Decathlon Meet Results

Region Xii Academic Decathlon Meet

Congrats to the Team!
We placed 2nd overall in our region. 

We tied for 1st in super quiz with TAG. 

Individual awards for students: 


  • Pranay Varada: 1st essay 
  • Tarun Mohan: 2nd music, 2nd math, 3rd art, 3rd essay, 3rd literature
  • Tomisin Ogunfunmi: 1st math, 1st economics, 2nd science, 3rd social science, awarded MVP by coaches


  • Aamira Jafear: 1st interview, 3rd music, 3rd literature 
  • Roman Montenegro: 1st social science, 1st math, 1st interview, 2nd science, 2nd speech
  • Owen Fitzgerald: 2nd music, 2nd science, 2nd literature, 2nd math


  • Xavier Moreno: 1st social science, 2nd speech, 2nd Literature, 2nd art, 2nd economics, 2nd science, 2nd essay, 3rd music

Breanna Ross also took Pranay’s place on Saturday while he was out for Mayor’s intern activity and did well. 

Valentine’s Day Candy Sales

Valentine's Candy Sales

Join your SEM PTSA for Valentine’s Day! We are selling candy sticks:

Cost: $10 mega stick
          $3 regular stick
          $1 sodas and other candy 

Benefits:The money goes directly to graduation funds for your class!
When: Thursday, February 14th

We will sell before and after school and during lunch upstairs near SEM office! 

SEM Super Debaters

Roland Parrish Scholarship Debate

Juan Diaz and Sophie Rahman won the first inaugural Roland Parrish Scholarship Debate on January 29, 2019 at James Madison High School. They successfully convinced three judges that America’s electoral college system ought to be abandoned in favor of a popular vote. Both debaters will win $5,000 in scholarship prizes from Mr. Parrish, in partnership with DISD. Congratulations to our colleagues from Irma Rangel, who won second place. To qualify, Juan and Sophie were the first place team at the Dallas Fall City Championship.

Three SEM Robotics Teams Have Advanced to the FTC North Texas Regional Championship

Last Saturday our two all-freshmen rookie FTC Robotics teams took it up a notch at their last qualifier tournament of the season. Iron Core was 5th place of 30 in robot performance and made it into the playoff rounds, but were then eliminated by the highest scoring team in our region. Iron Star also made it into the playoffs and then advanced upon receiving 2nd place Inspire Award along with the Control Award.

Ftc North Texas Regional Championship Iron Core

Iron Core: Mahesh Natamai, Ben Bruick, Jose Lomeli,  Samuel Adler, Ephraim Sun (not present)

Ftc North Texas Regional Championship Iron Star

Iron Star: Katelyn Cumplido, Harish Jai Ganesh, Benjamin Oommen, Shawn Halimman, Aaron Daane, Evan Branson, Paul Lea,  Beau Aveton, Cooper Clem (not present)

Dallas Isd Stem Expo

This coming Saturday, February 2nd, is the Dallas ISD STEM Expo. Our teams will be there representing SEM and teaching younger students how to program simple sumo robots and how to use 3D printers. Come see us at the Dallas City of Learning exhibit where our teams will also be demonstrating their advancing robots and staffing the Mobile STEM lab that Iron Reign built. Tickets are free but you need to register. Click here to register.