Please join us in congratulating, Marissa Lee and Christine Watts as they have been recognized with an NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC). Our Bay Area Affiliate of the AiC Award gives three levels of recognition, Award Winner, Honorable Mention, and Rising Star. From a pool of 234 applications covering 13 Bay Area counties we selected 70 Award Winners. The accomplishments of these students is truly remarkable, compelling us to increase the number of Award Winners from 50 last year to 70 this year. We have included mention of any national award level recognition as well where applicable. Find out more at www.ncwit.org. Awardees are:
Marissa Lee, Affiliate Rising Star
Christine Watts, Affiliate Honorable Mention
We are proud to announce that Eli Chan, Jacob Tang, and Rohan Ahuja earned funding up to $5,000 from the Dragon Kim Foundation to launch a community service project over the summer. Along with funding, these students earned 3 weekends of leadership training, and mentorship from a business professional. Congratulations! Check out the 2021 Fellowship cohort.
Congratulations to Anushka Sanyal and Josh Sanyal! Both were recognized among many for their outstanding work in STEM research at the Oregon and Northern California Regional Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (JSHS). Please find the list of Semi Finalists and Finalists on our Regional Website.
Anushka Sanyal, “Intronic RNA as a Therapeutic Target in Neurodegeneration: A Multipronged Study of RNA Lariat Debranching Enzyme DBR1”
Josh Sanyal, “A Weakly Supervised LSTM Model for Longitudinal Breast Cancer Recurrence Prediction via Unstructured Clinical Narratives”
I am delighted to share that our students won the Bay Section Conference for the 24th consecutive year. For those students that you know, please do show some love when you see them. Also, special kudos to Graeme Logie as the FBLA Bay Section Director for managing a quality and challenging remote conference. He put in countless hours to make the conference a success for all students involved! The links for the Opening Session (the team used a drone to film much of this and it is really cool!) and the Closing Session and Awards of Excellence are included below. Please CLICK HERE to see the press release by Homestead's VP of Public Relations, Erin Yoon, for the full results. ~ Mr. Bryon Lee
CLICK HERE for the video of the Opening Session
CLICK HERE for video of the Closing Session and the Awards of Excellence Ceremony
Congratulations to HHS student, Anushka Sanyal, has been named as a top 300 scholars in the 80th Regeneron Science Talent Search—the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competition for high school seniors. A listing of all 300 Scholars can be found here; a total of 1,760 students around the country entered the competition this year, which is owned and produced by Society for Science.
Congratulations to Homestead student author Rishab Borah, "The Door to Inferna" author was released on October 20, 2020 through Three Rooms Press. Please CLICK HERE to enjoy the recorded author event that took place on October 21, 2020!
Homestead High School students participated in the prestigious SSVSTC competition in March. The following students were prize winners:
Vivek Bharati, 10th grade (John Shelby, Advisor) Deep Learning System to Detect Sleeping Position Outside Stressors and Alert for Preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. 1st Award, Physical Science and Engineering Category.
Anushka Sanyal, 11th grade (Jessica Wakefield, Advisor) Intronic RNA as a Therapeutic Target in Neurodegeneration: A Multipronged Study of RNA Lariat Debranching Enzyme DBR1. Grand Prize - Best of Championship - Biological Sciences - Qualified to be a Regeneron ISEF Finalist. 1st Award, RRI Biological Science and Engineering Category.
Josh Sanyal, 11th grade (Sam Fung, Advisor) Weakly Supervised LSTM RNNs for Longitudinal Breast Cancer Recurrence Prediction via Unstructured Clinical Narratives. Grand Prize - Best of Championship - Physical Sciences - Qualified to be a Regeneron ISEF Finalist. 1st Award, RRI Physical Science and Engineering Category.
Anirudh Venkatraman, 9th grade (Ed Taylor, Advisor) A Novel Device to Detect Infection of Wounds. 2nd Award, Biological Science and Engineering Category.
Congratulations to these students, and best of luck to Vivek, Anushka, and Josh, who have qualified for the California Science and Engineering Fair!
Congratulations to Homestead High School students Arnuv Tandon and Arnav Kulkarni whose project RemoteTA was one of 89 winners in the #BuildforCOVID19 Hackathon!
RemoteTA is an online volunteering platform allowing high school students to remotely volunteer with elementary school teachers and help teachers create the digital resources needed to teach online during COVID-19 school closures. Students act as “remote teacher’s assistants”, helping teachers complete various online projects. A full description of RemoteTA is available on the #BuildforCOVID19 Hackathon website. Watch Arnuv and Arnav's project submission video online.
Hosted by the WHO, Google, Microsoft and other prominent tech companies, the #BuildforCOVID19 Hackathon provided an opportunity for developers around the world to come together and tackle challenges related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Innovators around the world were encouraged to use technologies of their choice across a range of suggested themes and challenge areas—some sourced through health partners including the World Health Organization and scientists from the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub.
Homestead High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) started the new year with a victory at the 2020 Bay Section Leadership Conference (BSLC). Over 100 Homestead students competed, 83 students placed in the top 10 and a total of 15 first places out of 38 competitions. 67 Homestead students qualified to compete at the State Leadership Conference which will be held in Ontario, CA from April 23-26.
HHS’s Mock Trial team defeated 20 other county teams in 6 courtroom competitions at San Jose Superior Court to advance to finals on Feb. 25. This achievement is a first in the team’s history. Congratulations to Homestead’s talented and hard-working team!
Team Captains: Katie Rizkalla, Roma Bedekar, Sahil Venkatesan
Abby Berwick, Atharv Patil, Brevin Reed, Catherine Zhang, Clarissa Gao, Emily Tumacder, Haritha Muthukumar, Hasith Basnayake, Jiyong Shim, Kelsey Shan, Macy Li, Mayuri Hebbar, Priya Hariharan, Sadia Fathima
Susan Wilson, Advisor. Coaches: Pedro Naveiras, Ron Kharmach. Jay Venkatesan (parent volunteer)
Congratulations to the Homestead Robotics Team for receiving the “Innovation Moonshot Award” for most Innovative mechanism and programming at CalGames 2019 at Woodside HS.