PVSA Awards – 15 Students

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Thank you and congrats to our award winners!

Azlie Cano
Angela Lu
Hudson Shields
Evan Branson
Tarun Mohan
Arjun Vikram
Ephraim Sun
Richard Sun
Alexandra D. Madrigales

Shawn Halimman
Grace Liao
Valentina Pham

Augie Pettit
Lucie Pettit
Matthew Nguyen

Jason Funes-Metpally in Texas All State Choir

Texas All State Choir

Congratulations to Townview Choir’s Jason Funes-Metpally for earning a spot in the Texas All State Choir.  This is the most prestigious and elite All State Choir in the country.  Thousands of students audition and only a small number make it in.  Jason is the first student in our school’s history to be selected for the choir.

Dallas All City Band and Upcoming Performances

Good morning,

We had 38 members make the Dallas All City Band.  Please congratulate them when you see them in class:

Flute: Brooke Liu

Bassoon:  Lohith Dudhyala, Yasmeen Shabazz

Clarinet: Jesus Roa-Jimenez, Ayush Kumar, Kyla Sashington, Kassandra Torres, Sydney Bryant, Henry Holt

Bass Clarinet: Mario Moreno

Alto Sax: David Zaha, Dhruv Nanda, Alyssa Frederick

Bari Sax: Bethle MeKonnen

Trumpet: Samantha Cardenas, Austin Emmanuel, Jaden Pierre, Ivan Duran, Kaleb Wilkes, Peter Schelenker,

French Horn: Matthew Haile, Daniel Munoz, Aditi Devarakonda, Jovany Valenzuela, Lydia Herriage

Trombone: Richard Gao, Rhiti Bhatnager, Miles Brown

Bass Trombone: Christopher White

Euphonium: Enzo Calderon

Tuba: Aneesh Singh, Isiah Pierre

Percussion: Erin Renfro, Oscar Cruz, Edward Valladares, Dezilyn Cosby, Anthony Loredo, Victoria Lopez

We invite you to come out and hear these students as well as the rest of the band at our Holiday Concert, December 10, 2019.

Upcoming Performances/Competitions:

November 22 & 23:  All Region Jazz Clinic & Concert at Waxahachie HS

December 6 & 7:  All Region Tryouts at Duncanville HS

December 7:  Desoto Christmas Parade (Tentative)

December 10:  Holiday Winter Concert at Townview

December 11/12:  All City Percussion

December 13 & 14:  All City Clinic & Concert at Conrad HS

Congratulations to our National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

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Fifteen Dallas ISD students have been named among the 16,000 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists, with a chance to become one of the 7,600 finalists who will take home scholarships worth a combined $31 million.

More than 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to reach the finals, with about half of the finalists earning a National Merit Scholarship.

The Dallas ISD National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists are:

School of Science and Engineering

  • Sravani Boggaram
  • Kiera McCollom
  • Carlos Medrano
  • Aneesh Sharma
  • Avash Shrestha

See the full article at The Hub.

Congratulations to Everyone Who Competed in the DISD Science Fair This Year

DISD Science Fair Results

Sneha Chandak, 9th Grade, Animal Science, First Place!

Thu Le, 9th grade, Energy; Physical, First Place!

Aayesha Syed Ibrahim, 9th Grade, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, First Place!

Rohan Cherukuru, 10th Grade, Biomedical Engineering, First Place!

Janavi Chadha and Jacob Acosta, 12th and 11th Grade, Environmental Engineering, First Place. Also awarded the STARS award!  

All of these students advanced to the Dallas Regional Science Fair. Best of luck!

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

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

Samsung Solve For Tomorrow Contest

Juniors, (left to right) Oziel De La Fuente, Meagin Montes, Laura Thompson, and Jonathan Snow are participating in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest. The Contest focuses on how STEM can be applied to help improve your community. They were selected as a State Winner in the 2018-2019 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest and won the school $20,000 in technology and classroom supplies. These students are now competing to become National Finalists in the next phase of the competition by working on a Silent Alarm System for school shootings.

Learn more about the competition at: https://www.samsung.com/us/solvefortomorrow/

SEM Swimmers Shine at All City Championships

Sem Swimmers Shine At All City Championships

Congratulations to Callahan Stuart (senior) and Ian Brandt (freshman) who scored big points for their home high school team, Bryan Adams, at the All City Championships on December 18, 2018. Our SEM swimmers were familiar faces on the podium, here is how they did:

Ian Brandt, SEM Freshman
2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze
200 Medley Relay – 1st
200 IM – 3rd
100 Backstroke – 2nd
400 Free Relay – 1st

Callahan Stuart, SEM Senior
2 bronze
100 Fly – 4th
200 Free Relay – 3rd
100 Backstroke – 3rd

With the high scores from Callahan and Ian, Bryan Adams boys won 1st place out of the 11 other DISD teams to win the title at All City! Next up, our SEM swimmers will compete at the District Championships on Friday, January 18, 2019. Let’s wish our boys GOOD LUCK at Districts!