Albemarle High SchoolJay Thomas, Principal
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Congratulations to Jennifer Morris and our Patriot Singers. They just performed for their state assessment at Orange county high school and the choir received straight ones from all of their judges, The highest rating that they can receive. In addition to the band's recognition and the orchestra's recognition in the past two weeks, this makes Albemarle High School a blue ribbon school for the Virginia Music Educators Association once again.
Albemarle County Public Schools students earned 75 awards at the 36th annual Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair, held this past week in the John Paul Jones Arena at the University of Virginia.For the first time in several years, fair officials said, two female students earned Grand Champion Awards, Meg Richey from Western Albemarle High School and Mriganka Mandal of Albemarle High School.A sophomore at Albemarle, Ms. Mandal took first place in Cellular & Molecular Biology for her project, Necrosis of Lung Adenocarcinoma by Targeting a Gamete-Specific Protein. She studied the effect that an antibody drug conjugate can have on lung cancer cells when it attaches to an egg-specific protein, SAS1B. Her research showed that this process led to the death of cancer cells, offering the possibility of less harmful treatment than the current uses of chemotherapy or radiation. Both winners automatically qualified for the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in May in Los Angeles. Students from 75 countries around the world will compete for up to $4 million in prizes.The focus on solutions to real-world problems was evident in many of the other science projects that took first place. In Biochemistry, for example, Albemarle High School’s Benjamin Grant and Zak Robbins took first place for their project, The Effect of Histone Modification on the Efficiency of the Chemotherapeutic Drug Cisplatin, which also proposes a treatment of cancer. In Energy & Transportation, Albemarle High School’s Alyssa Jordan won for her project, The Effect of Blade Shape on the Noise Production of Wind Turbines.Some projects addressed lifestyle issues, such as the joint project of Albemarle’s Camellia Pastore and Nathaniel Carlson in Environmental Management, Burn Your Bananas: An In-Depth Comparison of Which Biofuels Are the Best Material for a Briquette, or four projects by Albemarle High School students: Catherine Grebe and Emma Kim’s first place in Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, The Chord Board: Enabling Beginners of All Ages to Learn the Piano; a joint project by Holly Hilten and Shannon Barrett-Johnson in Behavioral & Social Sciences, The Correlation Between Color and Memory; and Emma Graham and Peter Grosch’s study, Sparking Safety: Environmentally Friendly Pyrotechnics, which won first place in Chemistry. In Materials & Bioengineering, Albemarle High School’s Jacob Beachley won the top award for The Effects of Saltwater on Different Types of Fish Hooks. Albemarle’s Erin Hensien and Mary Desimone earned first place in Physics & Astronomy for Shake Shoes: Producing Energy Through Ambulatory Motion.The next stop for winners is the Virginia State Science & Engineering Fair, which will be held at VMI in Lexington on March 24 and 25.
For more information and other ACPS winners please see the attached press release.News Release_2017 Piedmont Regional Science Fair_031617.pdf
Congratulations to Fay Cunningham, Abby Baum and our Patriot Forensic Team. On Saturday, they were crowned State Forensics Champions for the VCFL State Championship. Not only did the team take first in the sweepstakes, but they also have three individual state champions, as well as six students moving on to Nationals! Nationals are in May in Louisville. Individual rankings are below; students placing in the top four move on to nationals! Next up is VHSL State Championship on March 25. Rajaah Alagib - 1st place DeclamationKevin Zong - 1st Place Extemporaneous Ian Waite -2nd Place Extemporaneous Zac Robbins - 5th place ExtemporaneousSarah Dizon -4th Place Original OratoryKaty Haden - 6th Place Original OratorySophie Heny - 1st Place Oral InterpretationCarol Sukkar -4th Place Oral interpretation
Congratulations to Ayoade Balogun who was just announced a winner of the Coke Scholarship. She is 1 of only 150 students nationwide (out of 86,000 applicants) to become a Coca-Cola Scholar. She will receive a $20,000 college scholarship and a trip to Atlanta.Congrats, Ayoade, on another well-deserved recognition.
Congratulations to Charlotte Wood and several AHS creative writers who are Bus Lines poetry winners:Onyxandrea CarterMary DwyerLeah MeroneBaylina PuThese four students were some of the few selected out of 450 submissions! Their poems will be published on posters and put on display in the Charlottesville Area Transit buses. They are invited to read their poems as part of the Virginia Festival of the Book festivities on March 22 at 6 PM at the downtown transit station.
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