Congratulations to Venkatesh Rao,'17, Arundhati (Ammu) Kumar,'16 and Ravi Parashar,'16 for being accepted into the 21st Century Leaders Summer Leadership Program. This summer they will be attending camps at Emory and Berry College where they will develop leadership skills and network with corporate executives.
Two Wheeler students have been selected as Corporate-Sponsored Merit Scholarship winners by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation:
Martin Cheung, Probable career field: Molecular Biology
National Merit Lockheed Martin Academic Scholarship
Sarah Schappaugh, Probable career field: Biology
National Merit Southern Company Scholarship
Congratulations to Justin Cole,'15, for joining the 800 Club! He scored an 800 on the math section of the SAT.
Congratulations to our newest 800 Club members, Henrik Boecken,'16 & Matthew Reese,'16! Henrik scored an 800 on the Reading section of the SAT and Matthew scored an 800 on the math section.
Congratulations to Mihir Bellamkonda, Ari Satinoff and Nathanael Tappin for placing first in the Giant Leap to Mars category at the Conrad Innovation Challenge at the Kennedy Space Center. The Wheeler Magnet team designed a bioreactor for energy production on a Mars mission. View a video of the winning pitch (pitch from time stamp the 0:58:13 to 1:05:33)
Last Monday, juniors Arundhati (Ammu) Kumar and Ravi Parashar represented Wheeler at the annual Governor's Red Ribbon Awards. Their team, Cobb Alcohol Taskforce received an award for the work they do combating substance abuse and underage drinking in minors. As youth council members, Arundhati (Ammu) and Ravi have helped to launch many public safety and awareness campaigns, including a Sticker Shock initiative, and a collaboration with the Cobb and Douglas Department of Public Health. Congratulations to them!
Martin Cheung, '15, is a four-time Junior Achievement Fellow. His team, "Knots of Love", won first place at the state competition and earned the title of JA Company of the Year in Georgia. The company produced handmade knot-tied blankets. They had a return on investment of 436%, and donated 10% of proceeds to the Linus Foundation, a nonprofit that gives security blankets to children in need.
During Spring Break, Ryan Peck represented Wheeler Track at the Arcadia Invitational just outside of Los Angeles (California). This is one of the biggest meets in the country. Ryan finished 10th among the top distance runners in the country and set the new school record in the 3200m run with a time of 9:20.05
Congratulations to our newest Club 36 member, Rohit Pappu '16. Rohit scored a 36 on the English portion of the ACT.
Wheeler High School was selected "Most Positive School in Cobb County!" The committee selected the following students for the Cobb County Regional Positive Athlete Awards: Alexandria Hopkins - Volleyball, Lexie Newhouse - Girls Golf, Steven Kent - Boys Alternative Sports (Water Polo)
The Wheeler High School Robotics FRC team has received a last minute invite to compete in the World Championships in St Louis, Mo from April 22-26th. This is the first time in 5 years that the team has had this opportunity. In order to attend, the team needs to raise quite a bit of funding for the trip, to cover registration fees, transportation, hotels and meals. They have set up a crowdfunding website at http://www.gofundme.com/rbpu5d5d
Congratulations to our newest Club 36 members, Zachary Weinert,'16, Daniel Roth,'16, Adam Gardner,'16 & Rohit Pappu,'16. Zachary & Adam scored a 36 on the Reading section of the ACT, Daniel scored a 36 on the Science section, and Rohit scored a 36 on the English section. Welcome to Club 36!