Congratulations to Emily Maloney, '14, who has been offered a Foundation Fellowship at UGA.
Congratulations to Maxwell Sandberg, '14, for winning first place in the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra's (GYSO) Concerto Competition. He'll be performing the Schumann Piano Concerto, 1st Movement, on May 11, 2014. The GYSO concerto competition is open to all 400 GYSO regional musicians. Max also plays cello with the Wheeler orchestra and GYSO, and plans to major in piano performance and mathematics.
Congratulations to Kevin Sholl,'15, for receiving a 36 Composite score on the ACT! Among ACT-tested US high school graduates in the class of 2013, only 1,162 out of more than 1.79 million students (.06%) earned a Composite score of 36.
Congratulations to Aish Rameshkumar,'14, who was awarded the President's Scholarship at Georgia Tech. The President's Scholarship is Georgia Tech's most prestigious merit award and is offered annually to about 50 incredible high-school seniors who have demonstrated superb leadership skills, are among the top few in their class in academic performance, and show promise of continuing such performance.
Congratulations to our STAR Students, Anirudh Udutha and Linda Zhou. Their STAR Teachers are Mr. Sergio Corvalan and Dr. Jimmy Carter respectively.
Click here to see the TEDx Talk that TEAM Shift gave recently at the TEDx Youth@the Beltline event. The team members shared their 5 year journey in F1 in Schools, an engineering competition where teams design, analyze, make, test, and race model formula one cars.
Congratulations to Martin Cheung, '15, who is a member of the 2014 Junior Achievement Fellows. His team, "Ruff It Up", sold quality handmade dog toys, had a return on investment of 852%, and donated 10% of proceeds to the Fulton County Animal Services. They won first place at the state competition and earned the title of JA Company of the Year in Georgia. They also won Best Video Award and Innovation Award.
Wheeler Shines Again!
The Georgia Department of Education announced the 2013-2014 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools,
recognizing schools that have increased access to rigorous AP coursework. This year, Wheeler was recognized in two categories, based on the results of last year's AP exams.Those categories are:
2014 AP STEM SCHOOLS
Schools with students testing in at least two (2) AP math courses and two (2) AP science courses (AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science)
2014 AP STEM ACHIEVEMENT SCHOOLS
Schools with students testing in at least 2 AP math courses and 2 AP science courses and at least 40% of the exam scores on AP math and AP science exams earning scores of three (3) or higher
Thanks and congratulations go to our AP Coordinator, students, and teachers for their dedication and success.
On February 4, 54 students participated in the American Mathematics Competition, a 75-minute, 25-question multiple choice test sponsored by the Mathematics Association of America. Junior, Michael Li and Seniors Sina Monfared, Kevin Sholl, and Anirudh Udutha were Wheeler's top scorers for the AMC 12A and sophomores Karan Achtani, Alissa Ji, Paul Miloro, and Richard Udall were the top scorers for the AMC 10A.
Michael Li and Sina Monfared posted AMC 12-A scores that exceeded 93.0 which qualified them to move on to the next level of competition, the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME) which will be given at Wheeler on Thursday, March 13.