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Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholar ~ HHS Senior ~ Class of 2021

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.


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Homestead Students Garner Awards at Synopsys Silicon Valley Science and Technology Championship

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!

Homestead students create winning project for #BuildforCOVID19 Hackathon

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 websiteWatch 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.

Read the full press release here!

Mock Trial Team Advances to Finals!!!

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.