Congratulations to our 12 National Merit Semifinalists! These seniors qualified through their scores on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test which they took in October, 2015. The Semifinalists must meet several additional criteria including submitting an application and qualifying SAT scores to continue in the competition for thousands of National Merit Scholarships. The range for the PSAT is 60-240, and the cutoff score for a student in the class of 2017 to be considered a semifinalist is a minimum of 219 in Georgia.
Congratulations to MJ Lock, Kseniya Spikina and Malini Patel who were chosen for the 2017 Cobb Youth Leadership program. CYL is a leadership program for rising high school juniors that focuses on developing leadership skills through interactive participation. Ria Thaakar participated last year and serves on this year’s Steering Committee.
Congratulations to the WHS students who were accepted into the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) Region 12 Honor Orchestra.
Freshman: Malachi Gregory,
Sophomores: Erin Cho,
Seniors: William Antoniades,
They will perform a concert Sunday, September 11 at 3pm at the Lassiter Concert Hall.
Congratulations to Jonathan Paul ,'17, for his participation in Berklee's Summer Performance camp at Valencia, Spain. There were over 125 participants from 35 different countries who proved that music is a universal language. Jonathan is one of the three musicians that were awarded a scholarship for the Berklee College of Music.
A huge thank you to Ajinkya Sawant! Ajinkya has completed his Magnet Courtyard Eagle Scout Project which included selling and laying commemorative bricks, cleaning up and planting new shrubs, laying pinestraw and much more.
Congratulations to our newest members of Club 36, Kar Shin Lin, '16 and Mohini Gharpure,'16. Kar Shin scored a 36 on the English section of the ACT and Mohini scored a 36 on the Science section.
Congratulations to the Wheeler F1 in Schools Team! They won 2nd Place at the National Competition and will be competing at the World Competition. Team members: Jonathan Shoemaker, Kia Safai, Ajinkya Sawant, Nathanael Tappin, Ari Satinoff, Virinchi Puligundla, and Sarfaraz Syed.