GREAT NEWS: 1st Place as a Team in 2016 State MathCounts

We are very happy to announce that for the first time in our school’s history, our Math Olympiad Team won 1st place as a team in State MathCounts competition. After so many 1st place awards as a team, this is the latest achievement from our wonderful Math Olympiad Team. 

Two of our students placed in the Top 10, Holden Watson came 2nd and Charlie Furniss came 5th individually.

The rules for this competition beyond state level are that the Top 4 individuals form Georgia will head on to Nationals with the First placed Team Coach. Therefore, our wonderful Math Olympiad Head Coach Mrs. Sema Duzyol and 7th grader, Holden Watson are heading to Nationals! The national competition will be held in Washington DC on May 7 – 10 2016. All of their expenses are paid by the MathCounts Organization.

We wish Team Georgia and Holden the best at the National level. Way to go!

Below are the other achievements of our incredibly successful Math Olympiad Team this school year:

1st Place as a Team in 2016 Woodstock High School Math Tournament at the JV level.
2015 Best Novice Team at the Varsity Level of the 2015 Lassiter High School Math Tournament.

1st Place as a Team in the 2015 Luella High School Math Tournament,

1st Place as a Team in Both the Accelerated Division and the Middle School Division at the 2015 War Eagle Math Competition.

1st Place as a Team at the Junior Varsity Level of the 2015 Rockdale Math Competition

1st Place as a Team at the 6th grade level of the 2015 Eagle Cup Math Competition

2nd Place at the Junior Varsity Level of the 2015 North Fulton High School Math Competitio

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Elementary Science Olympiad Team Won 1st Place as a Team

Elementary Science Olympiad Won 1st Place in Regionals and Advanced to State Competition!
Our Elementary Science Olympiad students competed in their first competition of the year this past Saturday. Our students took home many individual awards and the team placed 1st overall! We will be advancing to the State ESO Competition in May. Congratulations to our students and their coaches on a job well done! Ms. P and Ms. Minor are SO proud!
Don’t Bug Me 
1st Place – Neal Kotval (Not Pictured), Maximus Carver
coached by Mrs. Carver
Rock Hound
2nd Place – Nick Ackaramongkolrotn, Sreshta Gadiparthy
coached by Mrs. Nifadkar
Barge Building
1st Place – Chase Jackson, Siyona Patel
coached by Ms. Minor and Ms. P
Straw Tower
1st Place – Jake Fernandez, Siddharth Yamujala
coached by Mrs. Yamujala and Mrs. Fernandez
Water Rocket
3rd Place – Nick Ackaramongkolrotn, Neel Bhatt, Benjamin Coers
coached by Ms. Minor, Ms. P, and Mr. Ackaramongkolrotn
Bridge Building
1st Place – Jake Fernandez, Neel Bhatt
coached by Mrs. Fernandez
Wildlife Safari
1st Place – Kai Robertson, Chase Jackson
coached by Mrs. Doraiswami
Grasp A Graph
2nd Place – Kai Robertson, Lakshya Jasti
coached by Ms. Minor and Ms. P
Elements, Compounds, Mixtures
2nd Place – Benjamin Coers, Vishnu Rao
coached by Mrs. Nifadkar
Weather or Not
3rd Place – Vishruth Arimanda, Lucie Bedore
coached by Mr. Arimanda
No Bones About It
1st Place – Karthik Kuppuswamy, Maximus Carver
coached by Mrs. Carver, Mrs. Kuppuswamy, Mrs. Subbarao

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SUCCESS IN SAVANNAH FOR MODEL UN

On March 4th and 5th, the FSAPS Model UN team travelled to Savannah to take part in the 18th Annual Coastal Georgia Middle School Model United Nations Conference where they put in a strong showing among the many schools and students in attendance.

The FSAPS Model UN team was awarded the Distinguished Delegate trophy for their performance in the competition. In addition, several students received individual awards for the outstanding representation of their respective countries.
Sophie Richardson was named Distinguished Delegate for her representation of New Zealand in the Security Council where Kian Nijaf was given Honorable Mention representing Senegal.

African Union members Saad Maan (Republic of Congo) and Sanjeev Uppaluri (Somalia) were awarded as well, with both receiving Honorable Mention.

The Human Rights Council saw three students win awards with Krishna Patel (Estonia) being named Outstanding Delegate. Sidharth Thatipamula (Somalia) named Distinguished Delegate while Sparsh Kudrimoti (Saudi Arabia) and Maggie Sutton (Japan) received Honorable Mention.

In the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, several students won honors: Arham Alam was named Distinguished Delegate representing Bahrain and Radeen Dixon, Nadine Haddad, and Prajwal Vedula were given Honorable Mention awards for their representation of Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, and Saudi Arabia, respectfully.

Finally, FSAPS had great success in the General Assembly with three teams receiving recognition. Peyton Leonard and Armana Patel (Azerbaijan) as well as Mario Machado and Anthony Miramontes (Panama) were given Honorable Mention. Neharika Marupudi and Meghana Raj (Saudi Arabia) won Distinguished Delegation.

The 15 individual awards are the most the team has ever brought home. Congratulations to the entire team for the hard work they put into preparing and competing in the conference!

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Elementary Science Olympiad Late Night Study Session

Our Elementary Science Olympiad students studied hard this past Friday preparing for their regional qualifying competition. Students enjoyed being at school after dark while they practiced…. tested…. and studied for their different science olympiad events.

Our team of 20 students heads to our first competition of the year on Saturday! If you see one of our ESO competitors in the hallway…. make sure you wish them luck for our upcoming competition! They have been working very hard. We really hope we will do well and advance to State!

A special shout out to our parent coaches… you guys ROCK! We are so lucky to have you this year helping to make our ESO year a great one. Thanks for all you do.

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