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.
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!
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
Aayesha Syed Ibrahim
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/
Congratulations to our SEM Band Students!
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
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!
Raul Antonio Trevino (SEM junior), member of Modern Band and student in Music Theory, was the subject of an article in yesterday’s Dallas Observer. The article showcased three students in Raul’s artist development group and and named them as rising stars in the Dallas music scene.
You can read the article here, which includes a video from Raul’s YouTube channel
Congratulations to our SEM runners Claire Agee and Tomisin Ogunfunmi at the Townview Turkey Trot sponsored by the Physical Education Department! All students could participate by signing up in the gym for the annual fun run held after school on Thursday, November 15, 2018. The participants ran the “Townview Mile”, a course designed around the Townview campus. Top 8 places received a turkey or a pie! Save the date for next year and see you at the Turkey Trot run!
Congratulations to SEM senior Amanda Blewett for being named to the 1st team – All District! Amanda is a crucial team member on the Woodrow Wilson High School Varsity Volleyball team! Amanda wears #8, and her sister Elizabeth (TAG junior) wears #5 and was named to the 2nd team – All District. Congratulations to Amanda and Elizabeth! (Amanda is pictured third from the right)
Congratulations to the Cedar Hill Longhorn football team for winning the 2018 Division 7-6A championship! Science and Engineering’s own, Offensive Guard, RJ Taylor is a member the team. The team fought hard and achieved its goal to sit atop its division.
Although no longer in the running for the state championship, the ‘District of Doom’ left it all on the field, with no regrets. Great job RJ and the Cedar Hill Longhorns! Link to the Dallas Morning News story here