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April 2014

Congratulations to the following Wheeler students who were selected to participate in the Governor's Honor Program. 

More than 3,000 students from across the state, representing 1% of all sophomores and juniors in public, private, and home schools were nominated last fall by their schools in twenty separate majors. These nominees attended state-level interviews in January and February where panels of judges and interviewers applied the program's selection criteria to select 690 finalists. Students qualified in core academics, fine arts, and career/technology education. For four weeks during the summer, this select group of students will participate in a challenging and enriching educational experience on the Valdosta State University campus, in Valdosta, Georgia. 

Mirna Nath, Biology
Marianne Danneman, Communicative Arts
Adam Piendel, Design
Grace Maloney, Latin
Karan Achtani, Math
Alissa Ji, Math
Kyle Varnedoe, Math
Sophia Freaney, Music
Kyoo Kim, Music
Kyoung Kim, Music
Richard Udall, Physics
Naim Vasay, Technology

Congratulations to Suneet Mishra, '14, and Anirudh Udutha '14, who have been awarded 2014 Cobb Schools Foundation Scholarships. The Cobb Schools Foundation recognizes and rewards outstanding students in Cobb County high schools.

Congratulations to Karan Achtani,'16, who placed first in the annual Georgia Tech AP Computer Science Bowl. This year over 164 students participated from 22 different schools. The competition involves the students answering 40 AP level questions. 

Congratulations to Anirudh Udutha, '14, for being awarded the Margie Hatfield Scholarship. The scholarship, established in 1990, is named in honor of Mrs. Hatfield who served tirelessly as the ECCC PTA President and remains an active member of the Cobb community.

Congratulations to Emily Maloney, '14, who has been offered a Foundation Fellowship at UGA.

 

March 2014

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.

February 2014

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.

Wheeler High School's two Science Olympiad teams competed in the regional competition at Georgia Perimeter College on Saturday, Feb. 22. They had a great time and showed so much excitement about science! The Wheeler Gold team came in 8th place overall. Wheeler Gold won 2nd place in Compound Machines and 4th place Dynamic Planet. Wheeler Blue won 4th place in Scrambler. Medal Winners were Wenhan Fan (2), Robert Taylor, Tori Kraj, Abigail Kimber, Jesse Gutierrez, Angela Su & Makda Mulugeta

Camille Mapua is one of 27 students in the entire state that is a 6 year All State chorus member. She also received one of the two scholarships given by the recording company for GMEA. It is a highly prestigious scholarship whose recipient is selected by the state choral GMEA leaders.

Magnet Honors Night was held on February 24. We celebrated the accomplishments of students who earned the Highest Average and Class Award for Magnet & Technology classes that were taken last semester. Our 22 National Merit Finalists were also honored. View the recipients

The CircuitRunners Robotics Team had a busy weekend hosting a regional qualifier for the First Tech Challenge Robotics Competition. There were hundreds of students from multiple teams from all over the state of Georgia who came to compete. Wheeler's qualifier was the largest qualifier in the state of Georgia! The event went off without a hitch, and the students and sponsors all did an incredible job making this experience a memorable one for all of the teams competing.

Congratulations to Wheeler's Science Bowl Team, Anirudh Udutha, Ildemaro Gonzalez, Taylor Gardner, and Paul Miloro, who placed 3rd in the Sub-Regional Science Bowl last weekend. They have been invited to participate in the State Science Bowl on Feb. 22. 

January 2014

Congratulations to Sneha Divan '17, who was featured in the Suwanee Magazine for her efforts in organizing a 5K Walk and Heath Seminar to raise awareness of healthier lifestyles in the Asian Indian community. 

December 2013

Congratulations to Anirudh Udutha '14 who was selected as a 2014-2015 Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship program recipient.

Congratulations to our new Club 36 members: Stephen Johnston,'15, scored a 36 on both the Reading and Science sections of the ACT, Camille Mapua,'14, scored a 36 on both the Math and Reading sections, and Aishwarya Rameshkumar,'14, scored a 36 on the Math section.

Three Magnet juniors, Anna Awald, Kelly Fitzgerald and Claire McCoy, from Team Shift, the 2012 US National Champions for the F1 in Schools program were selected to speak at this year's TEDx Youth event. TEDx is an annual event modeled after TED conferences, which bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to share "Ideas Worth Spreading". TEDx's vision is to:  inspire curiosity, ignite new ideas and empower young leaders. Coinciding with Universal Children's Day, there were over 100 TEDx Youth Day events in 50 countries this past week!  Anna, Kelly and Claire were honored to be one of 10 speakers chosen for the Atlanta TEDx. Their theme was "Inspiring People to Follow Their Passion".

Congratulations to Wheeler's Robotics Team, The CircuitRunners! Our Team won the highest award given at FTC competitions – the Inspire Award, at the 2013-2014 Robotic Explorers Qualifying Tournament. The Inspire Award is given to FTC Teams seen as role models who excel not only in the STEM field but also in their inspiring efforts to spread their enjoyment of STEM to the community. This award qualifies the team for the State Championship for the 4th year in a row. The CircuitRunners also won 2nd Place in the Robot Competition at the Tournament.

November 2013

Congratulations to our newest 800 Club members! Martin Cheung,'15, scored an 800 in Critical Reading, Tim Gregg,'14, scored an 800 in Math, and Jason Peng,'14, scored an 800 in Math.

Congratulations to Jason Boone '14 and Ryan Peck '15 who represented Wheeler at the GHSA state cross country championship this past weekend in Carrollton. They earned their spots at the Region 5-AAAAAA meet Saturday, November 2, where Ryan placed 4th and Jason, 5th. Good luck to both in Carrollton.

Congratulations to Wheeler debaters Richard Udall '16 and Akilan Narayanaswamy '16 for their 4th Place JV finish at the recent Houston County Debate tournament! Kudos to Richard who was also named 2nd Place JV Speaker.

What an amazing job all our Wheeler Debaters did at the Sequoyah High Tournament on November 9! Congratulations to:
Erin Kreus '15 and Alissa Ji '16 as Co-champions earning a State Varsity Tournament invitation as well as 2nd and 6th place Varsity Speaker Awards, respectively; Richard Udall '16 and Jonathan Paul '17 for their 5th Place JV Team award as well as 4th and 8th place JV Speaker Awards, respectively; Grace Maloney '16 for her 6th place JV Speaker Award; Laura Zhang '17 and Jash Padhiar '16 for their 5th place Novice Team Award: Sophia Freaney '16 for being awarded 6th place Novice Team and 8th place Novice Speaker; Mihir Bellamkonda '17 and Shreya Krishnan '17 for their 7th place Novice Team Award; Sophia Azhar '17 and Meghana Sridhar '17 for their 10th Place Novice Team Award as well as 7th and 9th place Novice Speakers, respectively.

New AP Final Exam Policy
If students register and pay for the AP exam on or before December 1 (for fall AP Courses), or if students take the AP exam before spring final exams (for Spring AP Courses), the teachers may administer an "alternative" final exam to those students. This alternative final exam may be turned in any time prior to or on the day of the final exam. The max grade on this alternative final exam must be no greater than the student's current grade. Students must have a minimum grade of 80 to qualify for the alternative final exam. Students may choose to take the traditional final exam if they are trying to raise their final average in the course. See more info

October 2013

Congratulations to the newest members of Club 36: Patricia Ray, '15, scored a 36 in English, June Ding,'14, scored a 36 in English & Science, Young Ye,'14, scored a 36 in English, and Matthew Zacune scored a 36 in Science.

Congratulations to the Wheeler Science Bowl Team for their Quarterfinal finish at the Walton Invitational Science Competition (WISC) on October 19, 2013. The Wheeler team is sponsored by Dr. Stark and Mr. Nelson and was represented by Anirudh Udutha '14, Philip Kaltman '14, Chelsea Chen ' 16, Sidhant Bhatia '17, and John Hillock '17.

Congratulations to Wheeler JV Debaters, Alec Agee '16 and Stephen Pokowitz '16, for their 3rd place finish at the Alpharetta High School Debate Tournament this past weekend.

Congratulations to Emily Maloney '14 and Patricia Ray, '14, who created an app called Play It By Ear, through their Senior Internship and Research relationship, that was just accepted by Apple and released in the App Store. The App is designed to increase awareness of hearing impairments by allowing you to speak into it and then hear how your speech would sound to someone with a hearing impairment. Please download it, try it out, rate it, and comment on it!

Congratulations to, Maia Nichols,'14, the newest member of Club 36. Maia scored a 36 on the reading & science sections of the ACT.

Congratulations to Riannon Colton, '14, for her successful completion of WISH 2012-2013 (Women in Stem High School Aerospace Scholars) at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC). WISH is an interactive, on-line learning experience culminated by a 6-day hands-on experience at JSC where selected students work under the guidance of NASA scientists, engineers and certified teachers to develop an engineering design challenge.

Congratulations to James Farley, '14, the newest member of Club 36. James scored a 36 on the science and math sections of the ACT.

September 2013

Congratulations to our National Merit Award Recipients!
National Merit Semifinalists
William Andrews, June Ding, Ildemaro Gonzalez, Timothy Gregg, Kurt Klinkmueller, Emily Maloney, Suneet Mishra, Sina Monfared, Alex Nussey, Yuanhan Pan, Jason Peng, Lydia Piendel, Patricia Ray, Priscilla Ryan, Nathan Su, Robert Taylor, Sarah Tran, Lydia Turnage, Anirudh Udutha,Young Ye, and Linda Zhou.

National Merit Commended
Joseph Farleo, Barbara Fichtner, Taylor Gardner, Akhil Gupta, David Herszenhaut, Grant Holton, Pawan Jada, Philip Kaltman, Wesley Kao, Joshua Kim, Camille Mapua, Rohan Mondal, Emily Moore, Maia Nichols, Miya Oliver, Neel Patil, Trisha Ramakrishnan, Aish Rameshkumar, David Riazati, Ibrahim Saberi, Maxwell Sandberg, Rachel Schwartz, Emil Thomas, and Joshua Valdez

National Achievement Semifinalists
Brandon Redmond, Jordan Riviere, Catherine Squirewell, Robert Taylor, and Emil Thomas

National Achievement Commended
Sarah Lamothe and Javon Williams

Congratulations to Stephen Pokowitz '16 and Akilan Naranayaswamy '16 for finishing as semi-finalists in the JV Policy Debate Division and to Alissa Ji '16 for being awarded 7th place individual JV speaker.

Congratulations to Alissa Ji, '16 and Grace Maloney, '16 for their 5th place finish at Roswell High School's Debate Tournament in the JV Policy Division.  In addition, they were 3rd and 6th place JV Individual Speakers, respectively.  Kudos to Sarah Azhar, '17 and  for finishing as 11th Individual Speaker in the Novice Policy Division.

Circuit Runners Robotics Team Named STEM Award Finalist
Congratulations to the Wheeler Circuit Runners Robotics Team for being chosen by the Selection Committee of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) as a finalist for the 2013 STEM Education Awards in the Extracurricular Program category. Winners will be announced at the 2013 STEM Education Awards Gala September 27th at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center.

Wheeler High Tops ACT Scores
Ranking of the 2013 ACT Scores for CCSD High Schools places Wheeler as 3rd highest in the county with an average score of 24.6.

Wheeler Policy Debate Team
Congratulations to the Wheeler Policy Debate Team for winning arguments at the Emory Barkley Forum Novice and JV Tournament this past weekend! Grace Maloney '16 was awarded 1st Place JV Speaker Award and 4th Place JV Team Award with her debate partner, Alissa Ji '16. Alissa was also 11th Place JV Speaker. Novice Debaters Jash Padhiar '16, Emily Johnson '16 and Sophia Freaney '16 were recognized as 10th, 14th, and 27th Individual Speakers respectively at the tournament.

Cutting Edge Technology available at Wheeler with 3D Printer Donations
Thanks to the generosity of one of our Magnet families, our students will be able to experiment and create new products using 3D Printing (stereo-lithography) technology. The printers use micro-thin layers of material to create solid three-dimensional objects. The two 3D printers will initially be used by our Magnet Physics and Magnet Foundations teachers.

August 2013

Congratulations to Ammu Kumar, '16 who was chosen to serve on the 21st Century Leaders Youth Leadership Council.

Congratulations to Linda Zhou,'14, Aishwarya Rameshkumar,'14, & Yuanhan Pan,'14, our newest 800 Club members!. Yuanhan scored an 800 in the Math section of the SAT, Aishwarya scored an 800 in the Writing section and Linda scored an 800 in the Critical Reading & Writing sections.

Congratulations to the newest member of our 800 Club, Joshua Valdez, '14. Joshua scored an 800 on the Math section of the SAT.

Congratulations to Martin Cheung, '15, who was recently selected as a member of Cobb Youth Leadership Class of 2013-14.

Congratulations to Diane Portwood, '14, whose  team at the North American Junior Young Rider Championships (the Junior Olympics) won gold.

May 2013

Congratulations to the Wheeler Magnet Class of 2013 who will be moving on to MIT, Harvard, Dartmouth, Georgia Tech (28), UGA (30), UNC Chapel Hill, US Air Force Academy, Univ of Virginia, Duke (2), Tufts Univ, Washington Univ. in St. Louis, Penn State, Emory, UC Berkeley, Lafayette College, Univ of Maryland, Auburn, Augusta State Univ., Valdosta State Univ., Florida State Univ., Univ of South Carolina (3), Univ of Southern California, California Polytechnic San-Luis Obispo, GA State, Clemson, San Diego Univ, Univ of Alabama, Univ of Michigan, SPSU, Mercer Univ, Berry College, KSU, Case Western Univ., Univ of Mississippi, and Lipscomb Univ.

Congratulations to the following Juniors who have joined the 800 Club by scoring an 800 on one or more sections of the SAT: June Ding (Math), Suneet Mishra (Reading), Miya Oliver (Writing), Nathaniel Parr (Writing), and Sarah Tran (Writing).

Congratulations to Paul Miloro, '16, the newest member of Club 36! Paul scored a 36 on the reading section of the ACT.

Congratulations to Kurt Klinkmueller, '14, for receiving a 36 Composite score on the ACT! Kurt scored a 36 on the Reading, Math, and Science sections as well as the overall composite. Among ACT-tested US high school graduates in the class of 2012, only 781 out of more than 1.66 million students earned a Composite score of 36.

Congratulations to our newest Club 36 member, Martin Cheung, '15. Martin scored a 36 on the Reading section of the ACT.

Congratulations to the Wheeler Academic Bowl Team for their 5th place finish among Georgia teams and 75th place worldwide out of 496 teams at the Spring 2013 Knowledge Master Open Competition on Wednesday, April 24. The results are available at this Link

Congratulations to our newest 800 Club member, Alex Nussey, '14. Alex scored an 800 on the Math section of the SAT.

Congratulations to Juniors Sina Monfared, Ilde Gonzalez & Vikram Shingane for their entry into Club 36. Sina scored a 36 on the Math and Science sections of the ACT, Ilde scored a 36 on the English and Reading sections and Vikram scored a 36 on the Math section.

Congratulations to Michael Li, Ian McAulay, Sina Monfared and Anirudh Udutha who represented Wheeler at the GA State Mathematics Tournament on Saturday, April 27 in Macon. The team placed 2nd in the AAAAAA category and 5th overall in the state. In addition, Michael Li, Sina Monfared and Anirudh Udutha were selected to be part of the GA ARML (American Regions Mathematics League) team that will compete at UGA in June against teams from across the country.

Congratulations to Anirudh Udutha and Sina Monfared who were among the 34 highest scoring students in Georgia at the 2012 - 2013 Kennesaw State University Mathematics Competition earlier this year. Anirudh and Sina were recognized at a ceremony on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Kennesaw State University. 1,749 students from 124 schools in 52 counties from Georgia and one school from South Carolina participated in this rigorous two part competition.

Congratulations to the entire Wheeler Math team for their performances throughout the year at the three Cobb County Competitions. The Varsity team came in 2nd overall with Anirudh Udutha placing 3rd, Ian McAulay 5th and Michael Li 7th in the individual competition. The JV team came 3rd overall with Alissa Ji placing 4th, Karen Wu 6th, Karan Achtani 7th, Richard Udall 9th and Jerry Yao 10th in the individual competition.

Congratulations to Sabrena Rutledge, '15, who has been selected to participate in the UGA Young Scholars Internship Program. She will be one of 22 summer research interns working with UGA College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences researchers on a science project.

April 2013

Our Magnet Counselor, Ms. Moudgal is going on a Counselor Tour of some of the schools in the University of California (UC) system. Her journey begins on April 18. Follow her blog at http://www.magnetcounseling.blogspot.com.

Congratulations to Mina Ezikpe, Nicholas Ngare, & Haley Booker-Lauridson for being named National Achievement Scholarship winners. They are 3 out of the 6 Cobb County winners.

Governor Nathan Deal signed a proclamation declaring May 3 the first STEM Day for Georgia. Magnet student, Veena Anilkumar, ’13, (second from left) represented Wheeler. Gilda Lyon, GA Department of Education – STEM Program Manager, Michael Robertson, TAG Education Collaborative Executive Director, State Senator John Albers, students, teachers, and parents where all in attendance at the State Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

Congratulations to Wheeler's Cobb Schools Foundation Schoarship recipients, Divya Achtani & Lucy Zhang.  Scholarship applicants are selected based on academics, extracurricular activities, leadership, community service and essay. Each recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Congratulations to Divya Achtani ('13), who was recently selected as a 2013 Bank of America Student Leader. As part of the Student Leaders Program, Divya will participate in an eight-week paid internship with a local nonprofit organization. In addition, she will receive an all-expense paid trip to the Bank of America Leadership Summit held in Washington D.C. this summer.

March 2013

Congratulations to Wheeler's Academic Bowl Team for their 10th place finish at the 2013 GATA Varsity State Championship on Saturday, March 23 at Ola High School. Varsity team members Anirudh Udutha, Suneet Mishra, Karen Wu, and Paul Miloro represented Wheeler and finished strong.

Mr. Shield's economics students participated in the Personal Finance Challenge sponsored by the National Council on Economics Education.Team members Kevin Han, Josue Luna, Nick Schappaugh, and Pranav Shenoy placed 2nd in the state!

Five orchestra students were selected to participate in the All State Orchestra in Savannah February 28-March 2. Participation in All State is based on a rigorous audition process that selects the state's best string players. Wheeler Orchestra was represented by Will Bull, David Herszenhaut, Eunmin Park, Maxwell Sandberg, and Michael Swann

Congratulations to Wheeler State Reflections Winners
Literature - Sara Dada (12th) - 3rd Place
Literature - Lydia Turnage (11th) - 1st Place & Senior Division Entry to National PTA
Literature - Marianne Danneman (10th) - 2nd Place

Congratulations to the  14 Wheeler students who have been selected to attend this year’s Governors Honors Program - more than any other school in Cobb County. They are a special bunch representing a variety of talents. 
Philip Kaltman, Biology
Timothy Gregg, Chemistry
Allison Dupui,s Communicative Arts
Rachel Schwartz, Communicative Arts
Lydia Turnage, Communicative Arts
Shruti Kulkarni, French
Priscilla Ryan, French
Lauren Nguyen, Latin
Wenhan Fan, Mathematics
Michael Li, Mathematics
Camilee Mapua, Music/Voice (Soprano)
Michael Vobejda, Music/Woodwinds (Saxophone)
Suborno (Dev) Chatterjee, Social Studies
Aishwarya Rameshkumar, Technology

Congratulations to Hana Obeidat, Miya Oliver, and Rachel Schwartz for winning First Honors at the Georgia State Science and Engineering Fair on March 22-23. Also, congratulations to Ildemaro Gonzalez, Philip Kaltman, and Natalie Schuster for winning Best in Category for Animal Sciences as well as First Honors. First Honors was awarded to science fair projects which scored above the 90th percentile mark of the 300 high school projects represented at the fair, while Best in Category was awarded to the project with the highest score for that particular category.

Congratulations to Wheeler’s Academic Bowl Team represented by Anirudh Udutha, Suneet Mishra, Karen Wu, and Paul Miloro for their 10th place finish at the 2013 GATA Varsity State Championship on Saturday, March 23 at Ola High School.

Congratulations to Magnet seniors, Sneha Reddy, Janae Hoyle, and Divya Achtani, who were honored by The National Center for Women & Technology (NCWIT) with awards for aspirations in computing.  Sneha Reddy won a Georgia Affiliate Award, Divya Achtani was a national runner-up and Janae Hoyle won the Georgia Affiliate Award and the National Award that included a $500 cash prize, a laptop provided by Bank of America, mentoring opportunities with Bank of America employees, and a trip to the Bank of America Technology showcase and awards ceremony in Charlotte, NC. As a national winner, Janae was one of the 35 winners selected out of 1800 applicants from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and overseas U.S. military bases. 

Wheeler Scores Highest AP Passing Rate 
Wheeler students had an 89% pass rate (a score of 3 or higher) on our 2012 AP Exams. The next highest number in Cobb County was Walton High School with 81% passing. Congratulations to Wheeler's AP teachers and students!  See the full MDJ article

Congratulations to Maxwell Sandberg ,'14 for being the newest member of Club 36! Max scored a 36 on the Science portion of the ACT.

Anirudh Udutha, ’14, represented the State of Georgia at the 2013 USA National Brain Bee Championship on March 2 - 4, at the University of Maryland and placed 12th in the nation. Forty-seven students representing Alaska to Washington DC participated in the competition. The results were very close with 0.25 points separating each contestant’s placement in the Top 15 ranks.

Congratulations to Taylor Gardner,'14, for scoring an 800 on the Math section of the SAT & Lydia Piendel,'14, for scoring a 36 on the English section of the ACT.

Congratulations to the newest members of the 800 Club! Joseph Farleo, ‘14, Ian McAulay,’15, Maxwell Sandberg,’14, and Annie Son,’14, scored 800’s on the Math portion of the SAT, Suneet Mishra,’14, scored an 800 on the Writing section and Michael Li,’15, scored an 800 on the Reading section.

February 2013

Congratulations to Sina Monfared,'14 for being the newest member of Club 36! Sina scored a 36 on the Math portion of the ACT.

Sara Dada Recognized for Volunteer Service  
Sara Dada, '13, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a state-level Certificate of Excellence from The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program.  Presented annually by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor young people across America for outstanding community service activities.  

Wheeler named 2013 Georgia AP Honor School 
Wheeler High School was named an AP STEM School for having students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses (Calculus, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics or Computer Science). Wheeler was also named to the AP STEM Achievement Schools list for having at least 40 percent of the exam scorers on AP math and science exams earning scores of three (3) or higher.

Congratulations to Sina Monfared, Sneha Sareddy, and Anirudh Udutha who qualified for the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) 12 and Stephen Johnston, Ian McAulay, and Kevin Sholl who qualified from the AMC 10. Sixty-two students participated in the AMC, a challenging 25-question multiple choice exam. Students scoring  88.5 or higher on the AMC 12 ( for grades 11 and 12) and students scoring at least 108.0 on the AMC 10 (for grades 9 and 10) qualify to participate in the three-hour AMC Exam which will be given March 14, 2013 during 1st and 2nd block.

Congratulations to Tejas Khorana, '13, who was selected as a statewide winner of the 2012-13 Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement. The award recognizes the nation's top achievers in AP courses in science, technology, engineering and math with a $2,000 college scholarship to one male and one female student in each state.

Congratulations to Lucy Zhang, Wheeler's STAR student, and Dr. Cheryl Crooks, the STAR teacher. The STAR student award is given to the student having the highest scores on any single date of the 3-part SAT taken through November and are also in the top 10% or top 10 students of their class based on GPA. Each STAR student is asked to nominate his or her STAR teacher.

Congratulations to our Cobb-Paulding Science Fair winners! Miya Oliver, Rachel Schwartz, Linda Zhou, Hana Obeidat, Ildemaro Gonzalez, Philip Kaltman, & Natalie Schuster all won First Place for their entries. The Science Fair was held on Saturday, Feb. 2. Each student will move on to the Georgia State Science and Engineering Fair to be held at the University of Georgia in March.

Congratulations to our National Merit & National Achievement Honorees! Wheeler has 2 Special Scholarship Candidates, 15 National Merit Commended students, 4 National Achievement Outstanding Students, 4 National Achievement finalists, and 12 National Merit Finalists! We will be having a reception in their honor on Wednesday, February 13 at 7:45 – 8:15 am in Room 512. Honorees and their parents are invited to attend.View the list of all honorees

Congratulations to all of the students who were honored at the Magnet Academic Awards Night on February 5. Class Awards were given to the students who had a very positive impact on the entire class because of motivation, character, passion and helpfulness. Highest Average Awards were given to the students who attained the highest average in the class at the end of the semester.
Highest Average Award Recipients
Class Award Recipient

January 2013

Congratulations to our Wheeler FTC Robotics team for receiving the "INSPIRE Award", the highest of all the awards given by FIRST to FTC robotics teams, at the qualifier on Feb. 2. Wheeler's FTC team was also the Finalist Alliance Captain, and nominated for all the other awards. They will be competing in the State competition on March 2nd at SPSU.

Congratulations to Wheeler's Science Olympiad team for their 15th place finish at the regional competition at North Georgia College, in Dahlonega this past Saturday. Special congratulations to Leonard Tsai '14 and Ben Mains '14 for achieving 3rd place in the Circuit Lab competition!


Congratulations to Anirudh Udutha, '14, who won the Georgia Regional Brain Bee on January 26, conducted by the Atlanta Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience at Emory University and Sara Dada, '13, who placed second. Anirudh will be representing the State of Georgia in the USA National Brain Bee Championship at the University of Maryland in March.

Wheeler's Science Bowl Team placed 3rd at the Sub-Regional Science Bowl on January 26 at KSU. Congratulations to team members, Yash Mehta, Sneha Sareddy, Veena Anilkumar and Kevin Han.

Congratulations to the newest member of the 800 Club, David Riazati, ’14, who scored an 800 on the Math section of the SAT.

Congratulations to Emily Maloney, ‘14, for scoring an 800 on the Critical Reading section of the SAT. This is Emily's second entry into the 800 Club!

December 2012
Congratulations to the Wheeler Academic Bowl Team! The team placed 4th in Georgia and 58th in the world out of 551 teams at the Knowledge Master Open on December 5. The results are available here.

Mr. Corvalan's AP Physics C students are involved in semester long STEM projects that are applications of the course standards. Projects include: Cars that meet the specifications of the F-1 in Schools Competition, Rockets to compete in the Team America Rocketry Competition, and Tower Crane, Truss Bridge, & Cantilever Bridge models.

Math Team Scores High, Moves on To Next Round    
Nineteen members of the Math Team recently competed in the first round of the KSU Math Competition along with over 1700 other students from around the state. Students who scored in the 90th percentile or higher were invited to take part in the second round of the competition,which will be held in January.  Congratulations to the following students who are moving on: Steve Fan, Michael Li, Ian McAulay, Sina Monfared, Jason Peng, Aish Rameshkuara, Sneha Sareddy, Kevin Sholl and Anirudh Udutha.  

Congratulations to Rachel Bradford, ’13, & Maharshi Patel, ’13, the newest members of Club 36. Rachel scored a 36 on the Reading section of the ACT and Maharshi scored a 36 on the Science section

Congratulations to Anirudh Udutha for becoming our 100th 800 Club member!
The 800 Club includes students who have scored a perfect 800 on one or more sections of the SAT. The Club started with the Class of 2004, and its most recent members come from the class of 2014. Anirudh Udutha’s perfect 800 scores on Critical Reading and Math made him the 100th student to join the club. Approximately 10% of all Wheeler Magnet students make it into the 800 Club. 

Congratulations to Pranav Shenoy, ’13, the newest member of Club 36. Pranov scored a 36 on the Math section of the ACT.

Congratulations to Robert Taylor, ’14, and Shaun Goh, '13, the newest members of the 800 Club. Robert scored an 800 on the Math section of the SAT and Shaun scored an 800 on the Reading section.

Congratulations to the Wheeler Academic Team – Anirudh Udutha ’14, Suneet Mishra ’14, Allison Dupuis ’14, and Philip Katlman’14 - who appeared on Wsb-tv channel 2 (ABC) in the High Q competition on Sunday, November 11 at 12:30 PM. This show may be viewed online

November 2012

Mr. Jack Federick, Patriot Propulsion Lead at Raytheon, gave a presentation to our students entitled Rocket Science & Leadership.

Team Shift (Kelly Fitzgerald, Claire McCoy, Anna Awald (Wheeler HS), and Sabine Saldanha (Campbell HS) have completed their competition in The F1 In Schools World Competition in Abu Daubi, UAE. The girls represented the United States, Wheeler and Campbell High Schools to the highest level. They finished with the 4th fastest car in the world based on time alone, and were Nominated for Best Portfolio Award and the FIA Women in Motorsport Award. Team Shift won the Outstanding Sportsmanship Award sponsored by Sahara Force India F1.

Congratulations to Seniors, Kevin Pluckter, Ananyaveena Anilkumar, Sneha Sareddy, Jake Lehman, and Nicholas Schappaugh who were recognized as the best and brightest future biomedical engineers at the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting at GWCC on October 27.

Congratulations to the Wheeler Math Team who competed In the Rockdale Magnet Math tournament. Michael Li placed 5th in the JV individual competition and the JV team placed 3rd overall (Michael Li, Ian McAulay, Kevin Sholl, Martin Cheung and Karen Wu). The Varsity team placed 7th overall (Sina Monfared, Yuanhan Pan, Jason Peng, Wenhan Fan, Anirudh Udutha, Aishwarya Rameshkumar).

October 2012

Congratulations to the Wheeler Policy Debate Team for their performance at the recent Alpharetta Debate Tournament where Erin Kreus ‘15 and Matthew Coffin ‘15 finished as quarterfinalists in the JV division.

Congratulations to the newest members of Club 36, Madeline O’Connell, ’13 and Matthew Alber, ‘13. Madeline scored a 36 on the Reading section and Matthew scored a 36 on the Math section of the ACT. View full list

Congratulations to Ansley Rowan, '13, who was crowned Football Homecoming Queen!

Congratulations to our National Achievement Semifinalists!
4 Wheeler students were named among 8 Cobb County semifinalists in the 2013 National Achievement Scholarship Program.
• Haley Booker-Lauridson
• Khorizon Dunn
• Mina Ezikpe
• Nicholas Ngare

Congratulations to the newest member of Club 36, Sneha Sareddy, ’13. Sneha scored a 36 on both the Math and Reading sections of the ACT. View full list

September 2012

Congratulations to the Wheeler Debate Team for their success at the Chattahoochee Cougar Classic Debate Tournament this past weekend.   One team in each division advanced to break rounds.  Pranav Shenoy and Lucy Zhang advanced to Varsity octofinals, Erin Kreus and Rahul Singi advanced to JV quarterfinals, and Matthew Coffin and Avi Lyons advanced to Novice octofinals.  In addition, Erin Kreus received the 2nd Place JV individual Speaker Award.

Wheeler Academic Bowl Team to Represent Cobb County in Televised High Q Competition
The Wheeler Academic Bowl Team won second place in the Cobb County High Q Qualifier Competition. Wheeler and Walton will represent Cobb County in the High Q competition on WSB-TV in November. The Wheeler team consisted of: Anirudh Udutha (Captain), Suneet Mishra, Allison Dupuis, and Philip Kaltman.

Congratulations to our National Merit Semifinalists!
2013 National Merit® Scholarship Program Semifinalists
• Haley M. Booker-Lauridson
• Christopher Fletcher
• Jenny N. Guo
• Kevin Han
• Andrew M. Johnson
• Tejas Khorana
• Josue R. Luna
• Madeline C. O’Connell
• Eunmin Park
• Alan W. Peters
• Snehitha N. Reddy
• Sneha Sareddy
• Pranav M. Shenoy
• Lucy S. Zhang

The CircuitRunners, Wheeler's Robotics Team, held a demonstration at the Atlanta Dream Game last week in conjunction with GE, Kell High School, and Walton High School.

Congratulations to the Wheeler Policy Debate Team for their solid performance at the recent Westminster Debate Tournament! The JV teams of Michael Li, ’15 / Yaunhan Pan ’14 placed 3rd and Erin Kreus ’15 / Harshaan Singh ’14 came in 6th place. JV Individual Speaker Awards went to Michael Li (1st Place), Yaunhan Pan (3rd Place) and Erin Kreus received (9th place).  

Our Novice teams had a strong showing as well.  Richard Udall ’16 / Avi Lyons ’16 placed 3rd and Matthew Coffin ’15 / Grace Maloney ’16 placed 6th.  Novice Individual Speaker Awards went to Richard Udall (1st Place), Matthew Coffin (6th Place), Avi Lyons (8th Place) and Grace Maloney garnered (14th Place). 
Congratulations to all participants!  If you’d like to find out more about the Wheeler Debate Team, checkout our website at https://sites.google.com/site/wheelerhighdebateteam/.

Congratulations to our newest Club 36 member, Josue Luna,'13, who scored a 36 on the math section of the ACT. View full list

Wheeler High School’s F1 in Schools Team, Team Shift (Anna Awald, Sabine Saldanha, Kelly Fitzgerald, and Claire McCoy) will be highlighted in the October issue of Motor Trend Magazine. The article is currently posted on Motor Trend’s blog. Team Shift is a team of four girls, three of whom attend The Center for Advanced Studies. The team won 1st place at the national competition, hosted by The Society of Automotive Engineers last May. The win afforded them the chance to compete in the world championship in Abu Dhabi in October.

Congratulations to Sina Monfared, Sneha Sareddy, and Lucy Zhang for their outstanding scores on last February's American Mathematical Competition 12 (AMC 12) which is sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). The sum of their three scores, 325.5, was one of the five highest school team scores in Region Three which is composed of schools in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and American Embassy and APO/FPO Schools. As a result of this placement, Wheeler has been awarded an Undergrad E-Membership to the Mathematical Association of America.

Seniors, Keon Mahmoudi, Ananyaveena Anilkumar, & Yash Mehta completed a 6 week research internship at Emory's Winship Cancer Institute this past summer. The program is facilitated by Dr. Mary Jo Lechowicz, Program Director and Ms. Shirley Miller, Program Coordinator.

Wheeler High School & The Center for Advanced Studies' Summer Camps, Camp GAMES and Science Spectrum,
were selected as finalists for the S.T.E.M. Education Awards presented by the Technology Association of Georgia! Read more

Congratulations to our newest 800 Club members: Alan Peters, '13, Snehitha Reddy, '13, & Josue Luna,'13, scored an 800 on the Math section; Haley Booker-Lauridson,'13, Pranav Shenoy,'13 & Lucy Zhang,'13, scored an 800 on the Critical Reading section; Kaitlyn Murdock, '13, scored an 800 on Math and Writing; and Andrew Johnson scored an 800 on the Math & Critical Reading sections. See the full list of 800 Club members.

May 2012

Congratulations to our newest Club 36 members: Leonard Tsai,'13, scored a 36 on the Science portion and Haley Booker-Lauridson,'13, scored a 36 on the Reading section. See the full list of Club 36 members

Wheeler High School has been ranked 13th in the state of Georgia for High Schools and 65th in the Nation for Magnet Schools in US News' Best High Schools list. Schools within the Magnet rankings list include those that are established by school districts and draw only from the district, those that are set up by state governments and draw from multiple districts, those that have several magnet schools with different specializations combined into a single "center," and magnet programs like Wheeler's that are within comprehensive schools or a "school within a school." In cases such as ours, the entire school's performance is evaluated, not just the Magnet Program.

Team Shift in the News
At Michigan International Speedway in May, Team Shift (Kelly Fitzgerald, Anna Awald, Claire McCoy and Sabine Saldanha) finished first in F1 in Schools. F1 is an extracurricular engineering competition in which students from ages 9 to 19 design, build and race a CO2-propelled, balsa-wood model of a Formula One racecar.
Read the article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution
See more good news about Wheeler kids in the press release from Porsche.
Support our team by "liking" them on Facebook: Shift

Three of our Magnet students are among 12 that were selected from the state of Georgia to participate in the Winship Cancer Institute Summer Scholars Research Program.  Keon Mahmoudi (Mentor, Dr. Costas Hadjipanayis - Neurosurgery), Ananyaveena Anilkumar (Mentor, Dr. Jonathan Beitler - Radiation Oncology), and Yash Mehta (Mentor, Dr. Boise - Multiple Myloma). The six week program begins June 4.

Congratulations to John Mains,'13, who scored an 800 on the Reading section of the SAT. Welcome to the 800 Club!

Wheeler Magnet alumnus Michael Beno, '08, graduated first in his class at Vanderbilt University and received the Founders Medal. According to Vanderbilt, Beno is "a consummate example of a learning teacher, one who is consistently and visibly committed to inquiry, mentorship and community service." Read more

Congratulations to Amari El-Amin, who was awarded a scholarship from the Pearl Foundation of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc

Congratulations to Allison Zoino for winning the 2011-2012 ECMS PTSA Scholarship. She was chosen for the best combination of academic achievement and commitment to community.

Congratulations to magnet junior, Morgan Lide, who will be serving as a Student Ambassador to Indonesia, through the US Department of State's Y.E.S program. Morgan has been awarded a full scholarship to spend the 2012-13 school year attending school and performing the duties of a student ambassador, while living with a host family in Indonesia.

The Wheeler Community Service Recognition Ceremony was held on Friday, May 4. Tobi Akindoju and Gautham Maran are the first two recipients to letter all 4 years in Community Service. They are both recipients of the 2012 Wheeler Graduation Service Medallion. Pictured with Tobi and Gautham is Lucy Zhang, the Leadership Club Service Hours Coordinator.
Wheeler Community Service Letter Awards
2011-2012 Service Hours
2012 Wheeler Graduation Service Medallion Recipients

 

Three Wheeler Magnet Freshman, Anna Awald, Kelly Fitzgerald and Claire McCoy will compete in the Formula One National Championships at the Michigan International Raceway in Michigan on May 10 - 13. They have designed a miniature F1 race care using the same software real race car designers use, powered by CO2 cartridges to race down a 20 meter track reaching 50+ miles per hour. When competing, milliseconds count in this race. As part of the competition, they are rated on their outreach efforts. Please "like" them on Facebook and you will be able to get competition updates

Wheeler Volunteers of the Year
Maureen Bramblett, Julie Coffin, Liz Fitzgerald, Lana Kendig, Susan Kreft, Kathy Kreus, Teresa Long, Maggie Sandberg, Juhi Shah, and Rochelle Smith

A huge "Thank You" to all of our Foundation Volunteers!
Our program would not be the same without the dedication and support that our volunteers provide. Dr. Stark and the Foundation Board hosted an evening of appreciation for our tireless volunteers on April 29. One of the Magnet Program's Founders, Ms. Cathie Banks, entertained everyone with a presentation on Learning Styles. View the presentation and handouts.

Congratulations to the nearly 60 students who were recognized at Faculty Honors Night on May 3. We recognized and celebrated their outstanding academic and community service achievements in all curricular areas. View the program and list of award winners.

Congratulations to Dr. Dawn Adams and Dr. Jimmy Carter for being honored by the ABC as winners of the Above and Beyond award.

April 2012

Congratulations to Swetha Sareddy,'13, and Kevin Han,'13, for joining the 800 Club! Swetha scored an 800 on the Math section of the SAT and Kevin scored an 800 on the Critical Reading section.

Congratulations to Anirudh Udutha '14 and Eric Avari '13 for being selected to participate in the Columbus State University STEM Honors Summer Camp, which is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Society of American Military Engineers.

Congratulations to Ananyaveena Anilkumar '13 for being selected to participate in the 2012 Winship Summer Scholars Research Program (SSRP) at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.

Congratulations to Sara Dada, '13, who was selected as the first place winner for the Cobb EMC Washington Youth Tour and scholarship and was honored at the Cobb EMC Annual Task Force dinner on April 12. The Washington Youth Tour is an all-expenses-paid week-long trip to Washington D.C. Three winners are selected for the trip and receive scholarships of $1500, $1000, and $500. The winners selected have the opportunity to meet their elected representatives, learn about how the U.S. government works and gain valuable skills.

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Congratulations to Claire Belay who has been awarded the Columbus State University Honors Program four-year scholarship, which includes a study abroad stipend. Claire has also signed an NCAA National Letter of Intent to play soccer for Coach Jay Entlich at Columbus State.

Congratulations to our 47 National Merit Award Recipients.

National Achievement Outstanding Participants
Kimberly Blackett, Tobi Kadri, Ronald Shanderson, Cameron Washington
National Achievement Semifinalists
Oluwatobi Akindoju, Avery Brown, Richard Eboka, Amari El-Amin, Travis Redmond
National Achievement Scholarship Recipients
Oluwatobi Akindoju, Avery Brown (UPS Foundation Scholarship), Amari El-Amin
National Merit Commended
Claire Belay, Avery Brown, Michael Cummings, Maura Gerke, Anupam Goli, Raghuveer Gummadi, Josh Jacobs, Kishore Karnik, Dhruv Karunakaran, Samantha Kiblinger, John Malcolm, Rose Mccarty, Michael Mcmullan, Alexander Miller, Rachel Muster, Neil Oza, Revanth Rameshkumar, Megan Robertson, Swetha Sareddy, Matthew Siano, Kelbie Winther, Allison Zoino
National Merit Semifinalists
Michael Biddle
National Merit Finalists
Catherine Brock, Stephen Gillen, William Gutmann, Daniel Kreus, Keagan Long, Wayne Lu, Gautham Maran, Sameer Mishra, Deborah Paul, Pradeep Prathiba, Marc Singleton, Daniel Wolfson, Benjamin Yao, Lei Zhang, Edward Zhu
National Merit Scholarship Recipients
Catherine Brock, Daniel Wolfson

Congratulations to Brandon Sheu for winning the Margie Hatfield Scholarship. The PTSA Awards are based on an applicant's academic attendance, citizenship, leadership, extracurricular activities, and service to the community which promotes the PTA spirit of volunteerism.  

Congratulations to Wheeler's 2012 Cobb Schools Foundation Scholarship Recipients, Samantha Kiblinger and Lei Zhang. Each year, the Foundation awards 2-$1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors at each of the 16 high schools in Cobb County School District based on academics, extracurricular activities and leadership. The recipients will be honored at the Cobb County Board of Education meeting on Thursday, April 26 at 7 pm.

March 2012

Ms. Kelavkar's Post AP DNA Genetics class mentored Target students from Powers Ferry Elementary during a shark dissection lab on Thursday, March 15.
Read more on the East Cobber School Blog.

Congratulations to Matthew Alber, '13, the newest member of the 800 Club! Matthew scored an 800 on the Math section of the SAT.

Congratulations to Yash Mehta, '13, and Keon Mahmoudi, '13, both were selected to participate in the Winship Summer Scholars Program 2012 June 4, 2012 - July 16, 2012.

Congratulations to the following students who are the finalists, selected to participate in the 2012 Governor’s Honors
Program: Veena Anilkumar, Biology, Mathew Chan, Technology, Andrew Johnson, French, Morgan Lide, Visual Arts, Emily Maloney, Latin, Sina Monfared, Math, Yuanhan Pan, Math, Maxwell Sandberg, Music (Cello), Pranav Shenoy, Technology, Anirudh Udutha, Math, and Lucy Zhang, Math. This select group of students will participate in a challenging and enriching educational experience on the Valdosta State University campus for four weeks this summer.

Congratulations to Kevin Han, '13 for scoring an 800 on the Writing section of the SAT. Welcome to the 800 Club

Congratulations to Tommy Long, '12, who was invited to wrestle in the NHSCA Senior Nationals March 29-31 in Virginia.  Only the top seniors from each state are asked to attend.

Thank You to the Magnet Advisory Board that designed and painted the mural in honor or our Robotics Program

Congratulations to Lei Zhang who is a semi-finalist for the USABO (United States of America Biology Olympiad). She is 1 of 10 semi-finalists in Georgia and 564 students from 36 States in the US. She will now go on to take the semi-final (3/21 & 3/30) and then the Final. 204 schools from 36 US States and 2 International Schools participated in the Competition.

Congratulations to Jenny Guo, '13, who scored an 800 on the Math portion of the SAT. Welcome to the 800 Club!

Congratulations to Martin Cheung, '15 member of the 2012 Junior Achievement Fellows Company of the Year (second runner up) in the State of Georgia. His teen entrepreneur company, Made by U.S.A, handcrafted and marketed patriotic magnets and coasters created from recycled music album covers. With a 240% return on shareholder's investment, his team qualified for nationals.

Congratulations to Mr. Wildcat 2012, Ilya Gurevich,'12, and to the runner up, William Sandberg, '12.  

Congratulations to Daniel Kreus '12 and Lucy Zhang '13 for advancing to the octafinal round at the GFCA Varsity State Debate Tournament. Kudos to Daniel who was named 4th best individual speaker. If you'd like to find out more about the Wheeler Debate Team, checkout our website at https://sites.google.com/site/wheelerhighdebateteam/   

2012 Magnet College Tour to DC
The Center for Advanced Studies Foundation sponsored our 1st Annual College Tour to visit Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland, & University of Virginia.

Congratulations to Magnet Alumni, James Rundquist, '09, and Greg Cobb, '09, who are finalists for the The InVenure Prize. Both are Computer Science majors at GT, and co-developed CourseShark. The Georgia Tech InVenture Prize is an exciting competition for innovative Georgia Tech undergraduate students. Competitors develop their inventions and present them to celebrity judges and experts in the field of science and technology. The finale will be held March 13 at 7pm at the Ferst Center for the Arts on the Ga Tech Campus and is open to the public. View James' promotional video

Congratulations to Lucy Zhang, '13, who was recently awarded the National Center for Women and Information Technology Award for Aspirations in Computing. She was selected for her computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history and plans for post-secondary education.

February 2012

Congratulations to the Wheeler Academic Bowl Team for winning the 4th place in GATA Junior Varsity State Championship Tournament on Saturday, February 25.The Wheeler team is sponsored by Mrs. Kelavkar and represented by team captain, Anirudh Udutha, '14, team members, Suneet Mishra, '14, Neel Patil, '14, Allison Dupuis '14., Martin Cheung, '15, and Kyle Varnedoe, '15.

Congratulations to Samantha Kiblinger, '12, who won the prestigious Bobbie Bailey Award on Feb. 6, 2012. Thirty-four top regional, female athletes were honored at Kennesaw State University as part of the 22nd Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Samantha has lettered in Cross Country and Track each year and has gone on to compete at the AAU National Junior Olympics twice.

Congratulations to Daniel Grey, '13, for scoring an 800 on the Math section of the SAT. Welcome to the 800 Club!

Congratulations to Sameer Mishra, '12, who is now a member of both the 800 Club and Club 36! Sameer scored a 36 on the Science section of the ACT and an 800 on the Reading section of the SAT.

Congratulations to our newest member of Club 36, Adam Aston. Adam scored a 36 on the Math portion of the ACT.

Congratulations to the Wheeler Math Team, once again, in the Winter Cobb County competition held at Wheeler in January the JV and Varsity teams both won the team competitions. In the individual round, Michael Li won the JV competition and Wayne Lu won the varsity competition.  The following students placed in the top ten: Steve Fan - JV 6th, Kevin Sholl - JV 8th and Ian McAulay - JV 10th, Sina Monfared - Varsity 6th and Anirudh Udutha - Varsity 8th.

Congratulations to the Wheeler Academic Bowl Team for advancing to the Quarterfinals in the Brookwood JV Scholars Bowl on Saturday, February 18, 2012. Thirty-six teams from four states (Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and South Carolina) participated in the competition and Wheeler team placed 5th! The Wheeler team is sponsored by Mrs. Kelavkar and represented by team captain, Anirudh Udutha, '14, team members, Suneet Mishra, '14, Neel Patil, '14, Pawan Jada, '14, Martin Cheung, '15, and Kyle Varnedoe, '15.

Congratulations to our 2012 STAR Students, Daniel Kreus and Daniel Wolfson. Daniel Kreus chose Mr. Sergio Corvalan as his STAR teacher because of his ability to ignite in Daniel a passion for the field of physics . Daniel Wolfson chose Ms. Geri Hajduk for his STAR teacher because she is  one of the kindest, most approachable teachers Daniel has had while teaching him the intricacies of history.

The STAR program, sponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Foundation, the state Chamber of Commerce and Department of Education, honors academic excellence. Danny and Daniel had the highest score in one sitting on the three-part SAT and are in the top 10% of their class.

The Wheeler High School Robotics Team, The CircuitRunners, won the FTC State Qualifier on Feb 4, 2012. They were the only team in the state of Georgia that was able to score a magnet ball in the official field goal. The CircuitRunners did it four times. An achievement which shows the students' talent and creativity.The CircuitRunners obtained first place as the wining alliance, and were mentioned in four of the six FTC awards.

Congratulations to the newest members of our 800 Club, Keagan Long, '12, Lucy Zhang, '13, & Emily Maloney, '14, both of whom scored an 800 on the Math section of the SAT.

January 2012

Congratulations to the newest member of the 800 Club, Mina Ezikpe, '13. Mina scored an 800 on the Reading section of the SAT.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 MLK Awards:
Students - Brandon Sheu, Stephen Gillen, Netalia Anderson; Faculty - Susan Walls, Ray Furstein; Community - Adriane Simons, Maureen Bramblett; Organization - Wheeler Fights Cancer Club

Wheeler Magnet Alumnus, Drew Regitsky, ' 06, is coauthor of research titled, "An Engineered Microbial Platform for Direct Biofuel Production from Brown Macroalgae", that is featured on the cover of the January issue of Science Magazine.

Congratulations to our seniors who have gained early acceptances to: MIT, CalTech, Yale, Dartmouth, Stanford, West Point, Georgia Tech, University of Georgia, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Auburn University, Berry College, Case Western Reserve University, Clemson University, Columbus State University, Drexel University, Florida State University, Georgia College and State University, Georgia Southern, Kennesaw State, Mercer, Northeastern University, Point Park University, Presbyterian College, Purdue, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Savannah College of Art and Design, Southern Polytechnic State University, Ohio State University, University of Alabama, & University of Tennessee.

Congratulations to our newest 800 Club and Club 36 members! Steffen Christoffersen scored a 36 on the Reading section of the ACT, Cathy Brock scored an 800 on the Reading section of the SAT and Sneha Sareddy scored an 800 on both the Math and Reading sections of the SAT.

December 2011

Atlanta Magazine named Wheeler High School as one of the top 20 public high schools in Atlanta!

Congratulations to Michael McMullen, '12, for being named a semifinalist in the Coca-Cola Scholars Program.

Congratulations to Ronak Mukhopadhyay, '14, and Suneet Mishra, '14, for their 2nd place finish in the JV Division at the Grady Debate Tournament January 13 - 14. Also congratulations to Ronak for being awarded 2nd Place Individual Speaker and Suneet for being awarded 3rd Place Individual Speaker.

The Wheeler Robotics Team, The CircuitRunners, won 1st place as well as the "CONNECT" Award at the FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifying Tournament on December 3. The team will now move on to the State Championship Tournament. The "CONNECT" Award is given to the team that most connected with their local community and the engineering community.

CSI Wheeler High - Ms. Phillip's Biochemistry class is investigating a "murder". Dr. Stark is the "victim" and 4 of Wheeler's faculty are "suspects". Through intensive analysis of fibers, blood samples, hair and fingerprints, as well as other clues left at the scene, the students will determine who committed the "crime" and present their findings on Friday, Dec. 16. Read the MDJ article.

Congratulations to Sneha Sareddy,'12, who scored an 800 on the writing section of the SAT. Welcome to the 800 Club!

Congratulations to Lei Zhang, '12, whose research, "Identification of AKAP150 in Presynaptic Axon Terminals of the Basolateral Amygdala", was published  in the Journal of Experimental Secondary Science Vol. October 2011. Lei's research was conducted at the Yerkes Primate Center at Emory University

On Dec. 1, Dr. Hinojosa inspired Wheeler Leadership Club members through wisdom and humor with 3 attributes necessary to become a good leader.

Ms. Phillip's Biochemistry class hosted an “Herbfest” on Dec. 1.  Each student applied knowledge of common organic functional groups with herbs, spices, and medicinal plants to produce homemade products such as cosmetics, baked goods, and holiday decorations.

Congratulations to the JV Math Team for winning the Lassiter Math Competition on Saturday and to the Varsity Team for placing 3rd.  Congratulations to Kevin Sholl for placing 4th and to Michael Li for placing 6th in the individual JV competition and to Sina Monfared for placing 6th in the individual Varsity competition. 

Lucy Zhang, '13, was selected for the 21st Century Leaders, Class of 2011 "Georgia's 20 Under 20". Georgia's 21st Century Leaders organization chooses 20 students based on Scholarship, Leadership, and Service.

November 2011

2011 U.S. Presidential Scholar, Michelle Lee, '11, was one of 141 students selected in the nation and 1 of 13 selected to travel to China for 3 weeks as a US student ambassador. In honoring these Scholars, the President of the United States highlights and spotlights 141 exemplary students. Photo from the Annual Recognition Banquet in Washington, DC.

Pradeep Prathiba, '12, was selected as a 2011 Siemens Competition Semifinalist. The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology is the nation’s leading original research competition in math, science and technology for high school students.

Pradeep's research is titled, "Expression of Cyan Fluorescent Protein (CFP) in Hepatitis C Viral Genome for Direct Visualization of Infected Cells and Potential Use for Rapid Drug Discovery Inhibitors". Her research was conducted at Emory University. View previous Center for Advanced Studies Science Competition Winners

Congratulations to the Debate Team for another successful debate tournament. Congratulations to Ronak Mukhopadhyay '14 and Yuanhan Pan '14 who placed 1st in the Novice Policy Division at the Northview Titan Debate Tournament and were named 1st and 4th best individual speakers, respectively.  Congratulations to June Ding '14 for being named 9th speaker in the JV Policy Division.

Congratulations to the Math Team who won both the Varsity and JV team competitions at the Fall Cobb County competition. Special mention goes to Kevin Sholl and Ian McAulay (joint 1st) and June Ding and Michael Li (joint 9th) for their placement in the individual JV competition and to Wayne Lu (2nd), Sneha Sareddy (5th), Lucy Zhang (8th), Sina Monfared (9th) and Anirudh Udutha (10th) for their placement in the Varsity individual competition.

Congratulations to the seventeen Math Team members
who recently competed in the first round of the KSU Math Competition - this competition is open to students throughout Georgia. Nine students scored in the 90th percentile or above and will be taking part in the second round of the competition in January - special congratulations to those students: Kevin Han, Michael Li, Wayne Lu, Sina Monfared, Yuanhan Pan, Jason Peng, Sneha Sareddy, Anirudh Udutha and Lucy Zhang

Congratulations to the Wheeler Academic Bowl Team for winning the 3rd place in the Varsity (Juniors & Seniors) division at the Autumnal North Georgia Scholastic Tournament on Saturday, November 12. The Wheeler team is sponsored by Mrs. Kelavkar and represented by team-captain Anirudh Udutha '14, Suneet Mishra '14, Martin Cheung '15, Allison Dupuis '14, and Neel Patil '14.

Congratulations to Tobi Akindoju, '12, for scoring a 36 on the English and Science sections of the ACT!

The Wheeler Debate Team had an outstanding team performance at the Sequoyah Autumn Argument Tournament! 1st Place Varsity, June Ding & Linda Zhou; 5th Place Varsity, Pranav Shenoy and Dhruv Patel; 1st Place JV, Suneet Mishra and Anirudh Udutha; 2nd Place Novice, Ronak Mukhopadhyay & Michael Li; 5th Place Novice, David Herszenhaut & Yaunhan Pan; 8th Place Novice, Harshaan Singh and Kaela Brown; 1st Place Speaker Varsity, June Ding; 4th Place Speaker Varsity, Linda Zhou; 6th Place Speaker Varsity, Pranav Shenoy; 2nd Place Speaker Junior Varsity, Suneet Mishra; 1st Place Speaker Novice, Ronak Mukhopadhyay; 7th Place Speaker Novice, Yaunhan Pan; 8th Place Speaker Novice, Michael Li; 10th Place Speaker Novice, David Herszenhaut.

Congratulations to the Varsity and JV Math Teams who both placed third at the Rockdale Magnet Math Competition on Saturday, Oct. 29. Special mention goes to Wayne Lu for winning the Varsity individual competition and Sneha Sareddy and Michael Li who both placed tenth in the Varsity and JV competitions respectively.

October 2011

Congratulations to Daniel Kreus and Pranav Shenoy for advancing to the quarterfinals in the Varsity division of the recent Johns Creek High School Debate Tournament.  Congratulations to Jason Peng and Suneet Mishra for advancing to quarterfinals in the Junior Varsity division. 

Congratulations to Collin Gutmann for scoring a 36 on the Science section of the ACT. This makes him a triple member of Club 36! He already scored 36 on both the English and Reading sections.

Congratulations to Wheeler Debate Team's Daniel Kreus '12 and Lucy Zhang '11 for their 3rd place finish in the Varsity Division of the Chattahoochee Debate Tournament and also Daniel's 1st place Varsity Individual Speaker award.

Congratulations to the following students who are Wheeler's nominees for the 6 Week summer Governors Honors Program (GHP). They will now compete at the County level to participate in GHP. The Governor's Honors Program is a six-week summer instructional program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. Activities are designed to provide each participant with opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become independent, life-long learners.

Comm Arts: Sara Dada, Allison Dupuis, Alternate: Rachel Schwartz; Latin: Ashley Deutsch, Emily Maloney; Spanish; Divya Achtani; French: Andrew Johnson; Math: Sina Monfared, Yuanhan Pan, Lucy Zhang, Alternate: Anirudh Udutha; Biology: Ananyaveena Anilkumar, Megha Kalia, Alternate: Daniel Saunders; Technology: Matt Chan, Pranav Shenoy, Eric Avari, Aish Rameshkumar; Fine Arts: Patricia Bucolo, Lauren Bramblett, Brian Fitzgerald, Maxwell Sandberg, Daniel Bucolo, Linda Zhou, Alexandria Cobrall-Bowers, Morgan Lide, Taylor Puch, Camille Mapua, Gianna Romero.

Congratulations to our 38 National Merit Commended students, 16 National Merit Semifinalists, 9 National Achievement Commended students and 5 National Achievement Semifinalists!

National Merit Commended & National Merit Semifinalist
Semifinalists are noted by an asterisk (*)
Claire Belay, Michael Biddle*, Catherine Brock*, Avery Brown, Michael Cummings, Maura Gerke, Stephen Gillen*, Anupam Goli, Raghuveer Gummadi, William Gutmann*, Joshua Jacobs, Kishore Karnik, Dhruv Karunakaran, Samantha Kiblinger, Daniel Kreus*, Keagan Long*, Wayne Lu*, John Malcolm, Gautham Maran*, Rose McCarty, Michael McMullan, Alexander Miller, Sameer Mishra*, Rachel Muster, Neil Oza, Deborah Paul*, Pradeep Prathibha*, Revanth Rameshkumar, Megan Robertson, Swetha Sareddy, Matthew Siano, Marc Singleton*, Kelbie Winther, Daniel Wolfson*, Benjamin Yao*, Lei Zhang*, Edward Zhu*, Allison Zoino

National Achievement Commended & National Merit Achievement Semifinalists
Semifinalists are noted by an asterisk (*)
Oluwatobi Akindoju*, Kimberley Blackett, Avery Brown*, Richard Eboka*, Amari El-Amin*, Tobi Kadri, Travis Redmond*, Ronald Shanderson, Cameron Washington

September 2011

Congratulations to the Wheeler Math Team who competed in the North Fulton High Schools Math Competition on Saturday September 24. The JV team won the overall team competition with Anirudh Udutha 3rd and Michael Li 9th in the individual competition. The Varisty team came 3rd in the overall team competition with Jason Peng our top individual performer finishing 9th. Congratulations to the twelve students who participated!

Congratulations to Deborah Paul, '12, who scored an 800 on the math section of the SAT. Welcome to the 800 Club!

Congratulations to Kishore Karnik, '12, who scored a 36 on the Math portion of the ACT. Welcome to Club 36!

Congratulations to even more new members of the 800 Club and Club 36! Wayne Lu, '12, scored 800 on the Math section of the SAT and the following students scored a 36 on one or more sections of the ACT: Tobi Akindoju, '12, Science; Michael Biddle, '12, Reading; and Collin Gutmann, '12, English & Reading. View all of the 800 Club & Club 36 members.

Current Magnet students, Anna Awald, Kelly Fitzgerald, and Claire McCoy, members of the East Cobb Formula One Team, collaborated with the 2nd place team from
Hamburg, Germany and competed in the World Championships. Read more

May 2010

Congratulations to Avery Brown,'12, who has been accepted to join an elite group of students that have been admitted into the 2010 class of the Terry Business Academy at the University of Georgia. The Terry Business Academy is a highly selective, pre-collegiate program for upcoming high school juniors and seniors who demonstrate strong leadership skills and a strong interest in business and entrepreneurship.

Congratulations to Aaron Kauffman,'10, for being named the recipient of the 2010 GE STAR Award. In addition to a financial award issued to Aaron, the GE STAR Awards, A GE Foundation Program, also grants an award of $500 to Wheeler High School. Aaron nominated Mr. David Platt to receive this award on behalf of Wheeler.

April 2010

Congratulations to Kyle Fender,'11, who was named one of 10 Regional Dean's List Finalists Worldwide to be named a Dean's List Award Winner! Students who earn FIRST Dean’s List Award status are great examples of student leaders who have led their teams and communities to increased awareness for FIRST and its mission,

Congratulations to our newest Club 36 members, Niya McCray & Alison Lane. Niya scored a 36 on the Reading section of the ACT and Alison scored a 36 on the English section.

Congratulations to Michelle Lee for scoring 800 on the Writing section on the March SAT, this is in addition to the 800 on the Reading section she received last year. More about the 800 Club

Congratulations to the Wheeler Science Olympiad team for finishing 17th at the Georgia state competition April 10 and for winning the Sportsmanship Award. Aaron Kauffman and Prashanth Saseenthar placed fourth in Dynamic Planet portion of the competition.

David Platt's aerospace engineering students are working with the Georgia Tech Research Institute at Wheeler and at the institute’s wind tunnel lab View video.

Congratulations to Michelle Lee,'11, for being accepted into the Summers Scholars Research Program at the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University this summer.

Congratulations to Colin Spalding,'11, who has been accepted to study this summer at UGA’s Young Scholar’s Program. Colin is enrolled in Ms. Hager’s Post-AP DNA/Genetics class and will be working in the plant genome mapping laboratory at UGA. The program is sponsored by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The lab is currently working on projects as diverse as transgenic soybean varieties, aluminum tolerance in alfalfa, and centromere biology, all of which are topics relevant to modern genetics.

March 2010

Congratulations to Luna Zhang for scoring an 800 on the Writing section of the SAT. This is in addition to the 800 she had scored on the Math section of the SAT previously! More about the 800 Club

Congratulations to the following magnet students that have been selected by the state to attend GHP this summer. Catherine Brock - Technology, Allison Platner - Design, Megan Robertson - Comm. Arts, Jason Rodencal - Music - Saxophone, Joshua Schwartz - Technology, Fatiesa Sulejmani - French, Luna Zhang - Math

Congratulations to Wheeler's Varsity Math team for capturing first place at the spring Cobb County Math Team competition held March 15, 2010.  Top Wheeler scorers for this competition were Luna Zhang (195), Chris Leineber (174), Wayne Lu (174), and Pranay Udutha (161).
Final individual county standings for the 2010-2011 competition year include Luna Zhang in second place, Chris Leinweber in third, and Wayne Lu in fifth. Congratulations to all!

Congratulations to our the newest members of Club 36, Daniel Ungaro,'10 and Nick Guzak,'11. Nick scored a perfect 36 on the Science section of the ACT and Daniel scored a perfect 36 on the Science and English portions. View all Club 36 members

Congratulations to Michelle Lee for winning first place in the Mid South Flute Festival High School Soloist Competition which took place in Memphis, TN on March 20. 

Congratulations to two Odyssey of the Mind teams from Wheeler for advancing to the state championships April 10 at Columbus State University. The team of Jason Rodencal, Evan Cahill, Cheyenne Dahlmann, Steffen Christofferson, Xander Miller and Tiffany Zeng finished first at the Flowery Branch regional tournament March 6, and the team of Dhruv Karunakaran, James Liu, Pranav Shenoy and Rev Rameshkumar finished second at the Kennesaw regional March 6.

Sam Kiblinger,'12, won Sophomore Class Beauty at the Miss WHS Pageant on Saturday evening. Twenty-six girls participated in this elegant event. 

The Wheeler High School Environmental Club recently completed it's 2nd campus clean-up for the 2009-2010 school year. We would like to thank all of the students and teachers who came out to help maintain Wheeler's beauty.

Congratulations to our 2010 National Merit Finalists: Brian Boda, Holly Brackin, Andrew Brock, Jennifer Dou, Andrew Gaynor, Abigail Halim, Christopher Leinweber, Noah Levine, Mengjie Liu, Jason McElrath, Darpan Patel, Jeffrey Seiden, Faaiqa Shaw, Pranay Udutha.

February 2010

Congratulations to the Wheeler High School Robotics Team, The CircuitRunners, for winning the Engineering Inspiration Award at the US FIRST Robotics Peachtree Regional for the second year in a row. As a result, the team will compete at the International Chanpionships in the Georgia Dome, April 14-17, 2010.

Congratulations also to Kyle Fender, the CircuitRunners' Vice President, as the first ever winner of the US FIRST Dean's List Finalist Award. This award celebrates outstanding student leaders whose passion for and effectiveness at attaining, FIRST ideals is exemplary.

Congratulations to the Science Olympiad team for placing fifth in the region Feb. 27 and qualifying for the state competition April 10. Earning medals were Rev Rameshkumar and Anupam Goli in Technical Problem Solving, Alex Miller and Alex McIntyre in Mission Possible and Write It Do It, Aaron Kauffman and Prashanth Saseenthar in Dynamic Planet, Lei Zhang and Christian Kinney in Anatomy, Rev Rameshkumar and Dhruv Patel in Mousetrap Vehicle, and Thomas Webster and Brian Boda in Fossils and Ornithology.

Congratulations to Drew Carrington, Gabrielle Brown, and Niya McCray who won $2500 scholarships as National Achievement Award Finalists.

Congratulations to Brian Boda, '10, and Kelsey Maloney, '11, for being named to the All County Second Team for Swimming.

Congratulations to two more new members of our 800 Club! Luna Zhang,'11, and Kathy Lim,'11, both scored a perfect 800 on the math section of the SAT. We now have 61 members of the 800 Club.

Congratulations to the students and staff of Wheeler, which the state Department of Education has named an AP Merit School for the 2008-09 school year. That honor goes to schools in which at least 20 percent of the students take at least one AP exam and the students score 3 or better on at least half the AP exams they take. Wheeler is one of four Cobb County schools to earn the honor. Please visit this site for the Cobb County Schools press release.

Congratulations to Alex Miller,'11, who scored a perfect 800 on the Math section of the SAT, becoming our 59th member of the 800 Club.

Congratulations to Jeffrey Seiden,'10, for scoring a perfect 36 on the Science section of the ACT, becoming our 8th member of Club 36.

Congratulations to the Wheeler wrestling team for its success at the Region 6 tournament Feb. 6. Magnet student Peter Moot was among 4 wrestlers who advanced to the sectional tournament. The junior varsity team won the JV regional meet. Magnet student Tommy Long was in the top four.

Congratulations to Allison Brackin,'11, who received the 2009 Bobbie Bailey Award for Athletic Excellence at the Kennesaw State University National Girls and Women in Sports Night for her performance in Wheeler's Cross Country and Track Team.

Congratulations to the following magnet students for qualifying for the Georgia State Swim Championship: Kelsey Maloney, Ansley Rowan, Chelsea Sexton, Brian Boda, Matt Czerwonka, Andrew Davis, Nick Guzak, Chris Leinweber, Peter McKenna, and Max Tannenbaum. The girls finished 23rd in the state, and the boys finished 26th. Kelsey Maloney is a state finalist after placing 9th in the 100 butterfly.

Congratulations to Gabby Brown, Uriah Ellis, Megan Obi and Hannah Radler for being named to the 2010 culinary squad.

Congratulations to Michelle Lee for winning second place in the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra's Concerto Competition. Michelle will perform with the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra on May 15.

Congratulations to the following students for making GMEA Honor Band: Mala Morjaria, Karan Pahawa, Nikhil Kurpad, Michelle Lee, Lucas Needel, Joshua Jacobs, Warren Lawson, Mason Snuggs III, Deborah Paul, Daniel Grey, Michael Douglass, Fatiesa Sulejmani, Lauren Bramblett, Devon Brosius, Wayne Lu, Wyatt Owenby

Congratulations to this year’s STAR student at Wheeler, Jennifer Dou, and to the STAR teacher Jennifer chose as having the greatest impact on her, English teacher Sarah Wheatley. Each year Wheeler recognizes one senior as the STAR student. That student has the highest single-date combined SAT score and must rank in the top 10 percent of the senior class for grade-point average.

Congratulations to senior art students Katherine Biddle, Amber Krebsbach and Emily Zoino, whose artwork is appearing in the All-State Art Symposium at Kennesaw State University from Feb. 7 to 27.

January 2010

Congratulations to senior Gabe Grisham and freshman Eunmin Park, who were selected to be a part of the 2010 All-State Orchestra. The event will take place March 4 to 6 in Savannah.

Congratulations to the Wheeler Debate Team!
Under the teacher sponsorship of Laura Astorian, the Wheeler Debate Team is currently ranked 3rd among the 24 teams in the AAAA/AAAAA Division. Four of the Debaters - Shyam Shanker, Darpan Patel, Matt Hagerty and Daniel Kreus - are fully qualified for the GHSA State Championships. The team had another strong showing on January 23rd at the Lincoln County 'Winter by the Lake' Tournament. Matt Hagerty and Daniel Kreus were Co-Champions with 3 other teams.  In addition, Daniel was awarded the 8th place Speaker Award. 

Congratulations to the Wheeler High School Robotics Team, The CircuitRunners. On January 16 they competed in the FIRST Technology Challenge Regional Qualifier in Gwinnett. Against teams from Georgia, South Carolina & Mississippi the Robot excelled in it's Autonomous (Pre-Programmed Control) and defensive maneuvering. Overall the team won the FIRST Tech Challenge Motivate Award. This award celebrates the team that exemplifies the essence of the FIRST Tech Challenge competition through team spirit and enthusiasm. As a result, they qualified for the State Championship at SPSU on February 27. Come out to cheer them on to victory!

Congratulations to freshman Peter Danis for winning 1st place for his project in the Non-Multimedia Applications category at this past weekend's NAJS Technology Fair. His win at the regional level allows him to compete at the state level at the annual Georgia Educational Technology Fair (GaETF) to be held in March in Macon, GA. Peter finished 2nd place in the region's Technology Literacy Challenge.

Congratulations to the Wheeler Science Olympiad Team for their performance at the competition on Jan. 16: Aaron Kauffman and Thomas Webster, first place, astronomy; Varun Gopinath and Aaron Kauffman, second place, dynamic planet; Varun Gopinath and Melanie Parham, third place, environmental chemistry; Prashanth Saseenthar and Thomas Webster, third place, fossils; and Walter Kim and Varun Gopinath, third place, remote sensing.

Congratulations to the Wheeler Debate Team!
Congratulations to Shyam Shanker and Daniel Kreus of the Wheeler Debate Team who advanced to the Varsity Policy Semifinal round at the Milton High School Eagle Classic on January 15 and 16!  They also were awarded 8th and 9th place Speaker Awards.

Congratulations to Jason McElrath and Abigail Halim, who are 2009 state winners of the Siemens Award for Advanced Placement. They will receive a $2,000 college scholarship from the Siemens Foundation. The award is based on their performance in AP math and science.

Congratulations to the teachers and students of Wheeler High School!  Wheeler was recognized by the Georgia Department of Education with the Platinum Greatest Gains Award. This award recognizes schools that showed the greatest improvement in scores on the Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT) and are awarded on four levels -- Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. Wheeler also won the Gold Highest Performance Award which is given to schools that have a very high percentage of students meeting test standards

Congratulations to Darpan Patel,'10, who was named a Semifinalist for the Intel Science Talent Search. He was one of 300 selected from a pool of 1700 nationally and one of three in Georgia. He is the only one from Cobb County. Darpan and Wheeler will receive $1000 dollars. On Jan 27 40 of these 300 will be selected as finalists to compete in DC for awards up to $100,000. 

Congratulations to Zack Terry,'10 for scoring a perfect 36 on the Reading and Science portions of the ACT.

December 2009

Congratulations to this year's ECCC PTA Reflections winners and those who received honorable mention. Good luck at the state level. Literature: 9th Grade Finalist Lucy Zhang, 10th Grade Finalist Megan Robertson, 11th Grade Finalist Lisa Gaines, 12th Grade Honorable Mention Noah Levine, Photography: 9th Grade Finalist Jasmin Mohammed, 11th Grade Honorable Mention Catherine Lide, Finalist James Nagendran

Congratulations to Sara Dada, '13, who wrote an article for a contest sponsored by Teen Ink Magazine.  Her article was accepted onto the website and was the top-voted essay, featured on the front page.  The article will be published in the January edition of the magazine.  Check her article out at:
http://www.teenink.com/Current/TeenInkSample.pdf

Congratulations to Alex Miller,'11, and Peter Danis,'13. They have been cast in the musical, Striking 12, for Act 3 Productions' new black-box theater opening in Sandy Springs. Performances run January 7-9 (Thursday-Saturday); for information and tickets, visit the website: http://www.act3productions.org/ 

Congratulations to Brianna Jordan,'10, who has been selected as a 2010 recipient of the National NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.  This award recognizes her computing-related aspirations and demonstrated, outstanding aptitude and interest in information
technology/computing; solid leadership ability; good academic history; and plans for post-secondary education.

Congratulations to Kelsey Maloney,'11, for setting a new Wheeler High School record in the 200 IM at this weekend's Cobb/Gwinnett Challenge Swim Meet.

Congratulations to the Wheeler Robotics Team, The CircuitRunners, for winning the following awards at the South's BEST Tournament
2nd Place for Video Design Competition
1st Place for Engineering Notebook
1st Place for Spirit & Sportsmanship
3rd Place Overall for the BEST Award

Rhodes Scholar, Grace Tiao, '04
Magnet Alumnus, Grace Tiao, received a full scholarship to study mathematics and statistics at the University of Oxford in England under the Rhodes program.

AJC Story
Rhodes Scholarship Info

Congratulations to Magnet teacher, Mr. David Platt, who was named one of only ten semi-finalists nationally for the Shell Science Teaching Award.  This award recognizes one outstanding classroom teacher (grades K-12) who has had a positive impact on his or her students, school and the community through exemplary science teaching. We wish him the best as he is considered for the next round.

Congratulations to the following students who will represent Wheeler in the state interviews for the 2010 Governor’s Honors Program on Feb. 6: Alex Miller, technology; Josh Schwartz, technology; Cathy Brock, technology; and Allison Platner, drafting and design.

November 2009

Congratulations to Shyam Shanker and Daniel Kreus of the Wheeler Debate Team who were Varsity Policy semifinalists at the Fayette County High School ‘Classic Tournament’ on November 13 and 14! Shyam was also awarded the 4th place Speaker Award.

Magnet Learning Links is a new peer tutoring program designed specifically for magnet students.  It is the brainchild of Michelle Lee, Luben Raytchev, Melanie Wanigatunga, and Sindhuja Surapaneni who developed and organized the program through the Leadership Club.  Magnet Learning Links will be held on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:45 in room 512.  Presently, tutoring will be in Math 1 and Math 2, Magnet Physics, Magnet Biology, and Magnet Chemistry.  Teacher-approved magnet tutors provide instruction within their specialty areas.  A list of approved tutors and their specialty areas will be available soon so students can also contact these tutors for help outside of the Wednesday sessions. 

Congratulations to the Wheeler High School Robotics Team, the CircuitRunners!  At the Georgia BEST State Robotics Championship this weekend, they took home 1st Place for Spirit & Sportsmanship, 1st Place for Table Display & Interviews & 1st place overall for the BEST Award! The CircuitRunners now go on to represent the State of Georgia in the National Championships at Auburn University in December.

"The science guy: Wheeler High student has it all and more" Darpan Patel is spotlighted in the AJC's Get Schooled Blog. Read More

Siemens Science Competition Finalists
Congratulations to Darpan Patel,'10, who was named a Siemens Regional Finalist, and Sindhuja Surapaneni,'10, who was named a Semifinalist in the 2009 Siemens Competition.
View the list of our National Science Award Winners

Wheeler High School had the highest AP Test passing rate in Cobb County! Our students passed 82% of the AP Tests taken in 2009 with a score of 3 or above.

Congratulations to Wheeler Debate Team members Shyam Shanker and Daniel Kreus, who were varsity policy semifinalists at Grady High School’s Quest Tournament on Nov. 6 and 7.

Congratulations to the Wheeler Reflections winners: literature, 9th-graders Jasim Mohammed and Lucy Zhang, 10th-graders Megan Robertson and Sameer Mishra, 11th-graders Violeta Dimov and Lisa Gaines, and 12th-graders Katie McCreery and Noah Levine; music, 9th-grader Divya Achtani; visual arts, 11th-grader Shikha Upreti; and photography, 9th-grader Jasim Mohammed, 10th-grader Greg Settens, 11th-graders Catherine Lide and James Nagendran, and 12th-graders Crystal Kim and Pranay Udutha.

October 2009

Congratulations and good luck to Allie Brackin,'11, who placed second in the Region Cross Country Championship and is competing this weekend in the Georgia State Cross Country Championship.  Way to go, Allie!

Congratulations to the following students who passed the first-round audition for All-State Orchestra: Conor Artman, bass; Joshua Chao, violin; Shaun Goh, violin; Gabe Grisham, violin; Kaitlyn Murdock, violin; Eunmin Park, violin; and Ben Yao, violin. The second-round audition will take place in January, and the All-State event will be in March in Savannah. Also, congratulations to the following violinists who were selected to be a part of the Cobb County Honor Orchestra: Shaun Goh, Sameer Mishra, Eunmin Park, Pradeep Prathibha and Ben Yao. The county concert, showcasing Cobb’s best string students, will take place Saturday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Kennesaw Mountain High School Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.

Kudos to Wheeler Orchestra Director Dr. Dwayne Wasson and Magnet students Gabe Grisham, Maychee Zah and Kelsey Maloney, who performed in a demonstration at the Fox before the Itzhak Perlman Concert this past Tuesday. They did a great job representing Wheeler High School in the Atlanta fine arts community.

The first Magnet Honors Night was held Tuesday, October 20.  Over 70 students were honored for either having the highest average or being most improved in a Magnet class during Spring Semester, 2009. The Center for Advanced Studies Foundation sponsored this event and will be continuing this new tradition after each semester.

Congratulations to Michelle Lee,'11, who has been selected as one of this year's outstanding young leaders in the 20 Under 20 Class of 2009 by 21st Century Leaders in partnership with Atlanta’s 40 Under 40. Students chosen have demonstrated leadership through organizing a business, non-profit, or community initiative that makes an impact on the greater community and serve as a positive example to other young people.

Congratulations to our 17 National Merit Semifinalists, 6 National Achievement Semifinalists, and 29 Commended Students!
National Merit Semifinalists: Brian Boda, Holly Brackin, Andrew Brock, Adam Cross, Jennifer Dou, Andrew Gaynor, Abigail Halim, Aaron Kauffman, Christopher Leinweber, Noah Levine, Mengjie Liu, Jason McElrath, Darpan Patel, Jeffrey Seiden, Faaiqa Shaw, Pranay Udutha, Maychee Zah
National Achievement Semifinalists: Nowa Ajayi, Gabrielle Brown, Drew Carrington, Uriah Ellis, Brianna Jordan, Niya McCray
National Merit Commended: Lisa Altshul, Shejuti Banik, Austin Blouin, Drew Carrington, Ahona Chatterjee, Jaclyn D’Avanzo, Matthew Gordon, Gabriel Grisham, Brianna Jordan, Alison Lane, Stephanie Lui, Kathryn McCreery, Kyla Mohler, Jacob Moxley, Lucas Needel, Kristyn Prescott, Sahil Ramakrishnan, Luben Raytchev, Eric Robinson, Prasanth Saseenthar, Scott Saunders, Cosmolyn Sewell, Shyam Shanker, Garrett Stache, Sindhuja Surapaneni, Evan Taylor, Valeria Yalysheva, Emily Zoino
National Achievement Commended: Adaugo Amah

September 2009

Congratulations to William Hasty Kirk, '13, who competed on October 4 in the Iron Kids Triathlon National Championships (Junior version of the Iron Man Triathlon) in Tucson, Arizona.  William placed 5th, which means that he is ranked 5th in the nation in his age category. 

Members of Wheeler Debate Team had a successful tournament September 25 and 26  at Chattahoochee High School's 'Cougar Classic.'  Congratulations to Daniel Kreus and Kelbie Winther - JV Policy finalists and Shyam Shanker and Matt Hagerty - Varsity Policy semifinalists. Daniel Kreus also received 2nd place Speaker Award in Novice Policy.

Congratulations to our newest 800 Club member, Luben Raytchev, who scored 800 on the writing portion of the SAT. We have had 58 students make an 800 on one or more sections of the SAT since 2003. View the full list of 800 Club members.

Congratulations to our newest 800 Club members, Jennifer Dou, Aaron Kauffman and Noah Levine. Jennifer scored 800's on both the Critical Reading & Writing sections of the SAT, Aaron scored an 800 on the Critical Reading portion and Noah scored an 800 on the math section.

Magnet alumnus, Owen Sweitzer,' 08, was featured in "US Leagues" for his work in establishing Kraken Water Polo. View the article here

Congratulations to Prashanth Saseenthar, our newest 800 Club member. He scored an 800 on the Math portion of the SAT. We have had 54 students make an 800 on one or more sections of the SAT since 2003. View the full list of 800 Club members. 

New Homeroom/Advisement
There have been exciting new changes made to our Homeroom/Advisement model at Wheeler this year. Important and pertinent information is being shared with your child during these times. Click on this link to see the information being presented this semester. We encourage you to get involved and ask your child to discuss  the information and handouts with you.

Congratulations to Dillon O'Connell who was selected as a member of the All American Water Polo Second Team by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America.

Congratulations to the Wheeler students who will be receiving an academic letter award for the 08 -09 school year. The WHS Academic Letter is awarded to those students who have achieved a grade point average greater than or equal to 4.0 for each of both semesters in the academic year. We commend these students for their dedication to academic excellence. Click here to view the recipients.

August 2009

Congratulations to the 3 newest members of the 800 Club! Lucas Needel '10 and Jason McElrath '10 scored 800 on the Math portion of the SAT and Kyla Mohler scored an 800 on the Critical Reading section. We have had 52 students make an 800 on one or more sections of the SAT since 2003. View the full list of 800 Club members. 

July 2009

Congratulations to Matt Rodencal, who received a Presidential Scholarship to UAH, Univ. of Al at Huntsville. 

Congratulations to Stephen Liu who scored an 800 in the Math and Writing sections of the SAT in October of 2008. We apologize to Stephen for not including his name in previous issues.  We have had 53 students make an 800 on one or more sections of the SAT since 2003.

Congratulations to Michael Delvin who has been selected as one of sixteen incoming freshmen at Georgia Tech to receive the Georgia Institute of Technology Biomolecular Engineering, Science, and Technology (BEST) scholarship. BEST Scholars must be enrolled as a full time student pursuing a bachelor's degree in one of the following majors at the Georgia Institute of Technology: BME, CHBE, CHEM, BIOL, BCHM. BEST Scholars must reside in the BEST living and learning housing community on the Georgia Tech campus for fall 2009 and spring 2010 terms. 

Wheeler High School was named one of the Top Schools in the nation by Newsweek Magazine. Newsweek has posted their Top High Schools List for 2009. “Public schools are ranked according to a ratio devised by Jay Mathews: the number of Advanced Placement, Intl. Baccalaureate and/or Cambridge tests taken by all students at a school in 2008 divided by the number of graduating seniors. All of the schools on the list have an index of at least 1.000; they are in the top 6 percent of public schools measured this way.” View the complete list of the 1,500 top U.S. high schools

June 2009

Congratulations to our 2 newest members of the 800 Club! Jonathan Gopel scored 800 on the Math portion of the SAT and Andrew Brock scored an 800 on both the Math and Critical Reading sections. We have had 49 students make an 800 on one or more sections of the SAT since 2003. View the full list of 800 Club members.

Congratulations to the students elected officers for next year's Student Council: Peter Moot, president; Chandi Duphare, first vice president; Niya McCray, second vice president; and Andrea Ousley, secretary.

Magnet senior Wynton Redmond received a Gold Medal in Visual Arts in the drawing category at the NAACP ACT-SO Cobb County competition at Kennesaw State University on April 25. Wynton will take part in the national competition in New York City in mid-July. Suzanne Yates is Wynton's mentor and coach.

Congratulations to Wheeler's four-person varsity math team, which finished sixth in Georgia on April 25. The team members are Santhosh Karnik, Max Liu, Sung Kwon and Luna Zhang. Santhosh Karnik also was fifth in the state individually.

May 2009

Congratulations to Magnet Freshman Cameron Washington who won the region 6AAAAA 800meter Junior Varsity boys championship and was named Boys Rookie of the Year for the 2008 Wildcats cross country team.

Congratulations to Peter Deng, who finished third in the AB competition, and to Venkat Goli, who finished third in the A competition, for their success at the statewide Georgia Tech AP Computer Science Bowl on April 18.

At the Leadership Club Lunch and Learn on April 14, 34 students became the first recipients of the Wheeler community service letter in recognition of doing at least 30 hours of documented Wheeler service this school year. Allison Toller, administrative assistant to Cobb County Superintendent Fred Sanderson, presented the service letters to the following students: freshmen Tobi Akindojo, Adam Lowe and Benjamin Yao; sophomores Bethany Crooks, Sarah Dobbins, Nile Kang, Michelle Lee, Kathy Lim, Mala Morjaria, Jasmine Riazati and Luna Zhang; juniors Emily Ambrose, Austin Blouin, Drew Carrington, Amanda Chang, Angela Chang, Blair Erickson, Renato Ferreira, Heather Foreman, Varun Gopinath, Emily Hays, Chris Leinweber, Ross Regitsky, Taylor Revere, Chelsea Sexton, Trisha Smith, Pranay Udutha and Melanie Wanigatunga; and seniors Monet Baden-Nuttall, Christine Choi, Michael Delvin, Bryan Harwood, Josafa Lemes and Jake Tabor.

April 2009

Congratulations to the following students for being chosen 2009 Governor's Honors Program finalists! Ahona Chatterjee, French; Amruta Divan, Spanish; Pranay Udutha, Social Studies; Niya McCray, Communicative Arts; Conor Artman, Music/Jazz (Elec. Bass); Sam Gantt, Design; Kyle Fender,  Technology and Peter Moot, Design. The Governor's Honors Program is a six-week summer instructional program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year.

Congratulations to Darpan Patel, '10 who scored a perfect 800 on the Critical Reading and Writing portions of the SAT. We know have 47 students who have scored an 800 on one or more sections of the SAT since 2004. View 800 Club

Congratulations to Wheeler's Science Olympiad Team who placed 7th in the state at Emory University on April 4. Wheeler was one of 29 top teams invited to the state tournament based on their 2nd place regional finish.

Two of Wheeler's Odyssey of the Mind teams placed at the state tournament. The Earth Trek team placed 1st in the state and will advance to World Finals at Iowa State University in May. The coach is Kimberly Cahil. Team members include Evan Cahill, DJ Francis, Melanie Parham, Greg Pace, Hannah Nicholson, Kedar Rao, and Catherine Lide.
The Shock Waves team held 520 pounds on their 18 gram structure and placed 3rd. It was coached by Charles Hawkins. Its members are Alex Miller, Tiffany Zhang, Rev Rameshkumar, Ryan Turner, Dhruv Karunakaren, Christian Kinney, and Steffen Christoffersen.

Two Wheeler students were also presented with special OMer awards for exemplifying the Spirit of OM. Jason Rodencal and Evan Cahill were awarded OMers. This is the second highest award given to students at OM competitions. Also, Charles and Sue Hawkins were awarded the Eddleman Award. It is awarded to one person or group yearly for lifetime achievements at the state level for Odyssey of the Mind. The Hawkins' have been involved with Georgia Odyssey for 18 years and have coached the Wheeler team for 7 years.

Congratulations to Hena Haines and Michael Delvin who will be recognized on April 23 by the Cobb County Board of Education at 7pm. These students are the Wheeler recipients of the Cobb Educational Foundation Scholarships. The Board of Education will also be recognizing the nationally ranked Wheeler Robotics Team, the CircuitRunners for their achievements.

March 2009

Congratulations to Richard Fedora and Mark Gurevich who have been named National Merit Scholarship Finalists. They are in the top 1% of the 1.4 million students who entered the PSAT/National Merit Qualifying competition.

Congratulations to Wheeler's National Achievement Scholarship finalists Vincent James, Wynton Redmond, and Amber Reynolds. The National Achievement® Scholarship Program is an academic competition established to provide recognition for outstanding Black American high school students.

Congratulations to Wheeler junior Katie McCreery who finished first among 11th-graders for her entry in the 2009 Cobb County Writing Fair. Katie's entry was a short story titled "Two Weeks From Last Thursday." She advances to the Young Georgia Authors Competition for 2009.

Congratulations to Olivia Maurice who is signing to play Division I tennis for Furman University and is also the recipient of Furman's Alden Pre-Engineering Scholarship.

Congratulations to Michael Delvin for being named a recipient of the Cobb County Schools Educational Foundation Scholarship.

Congratulations to Hena Haines, Wheeler's winner of the Eastern Cobb County Council PTA/Margie Hatfield Scholarship.

Congratulations to Thurston Sandberg who participated in the county level GMTA (Georgia Music Teacher's Association) piano competition at Agnes Scott College on Saturday, March 7th. He received an OP (Outstanding Performance) and will go on to compete at the state level in mid April at KSU.

February 2009

Congratulations to the Wheeler Robotics Team, The CircuitRunners, who won the Engineering Inspiration Award at the US FIRST FRC Peachtree Regional Competition. This award and the robot's performance earned them a trip to the International US FIRST FRC Championships to be held in the Georgia Dome on April 16 -18.

Wheeler's Science Olympiad "A " Team placed 2nd in the region beating out public and private school teams from all over the metro area. In addition, Wheeler's B Team placed 5th, making it the first time in recent memory that one high school has had two teams in the TOP 5.  Wheeler's team will advance to the state Science Olympiad Tournament on April 4th at Emory. Wheeler Science Olympiad sponsors are Ms. Season Smith and Ms. Andrea Hawes.

Congratulations to both of Wheeler's Odyssey of the Mind Teams, Hercules and Superstitions, who placed second and fifth at the regional competition and will advance to the State Finals on April 4. The Hercules team members are Alex Walters, Cheyenne Dadmann, David Reese, Joe Sharp, Annabel Bivens, Jason Rodencal, and Jonathan Thomas, coached by Charles Hawkins. The Superstitions team members are Annabel Bivens, Gab Woods, Jason Rodencal, Lily Peng, Amy Holmes, Danielle Booker, and Jasmine Riazati, coached by Wendy Blumenthal and Charles Hawkins.

Congratulations to social studies teacher Dave Slater, who was chosen as a Star Teacher by this year's Wheeler Star Student, Stephen Liu. Both were honored at a banquet Feb. 23 sponsored by the Kiwanis Club. Stephen described Mr. Slater's classroom as "academic nirvana."

Congratulations to Venkat Goli, Santhosh Karnik, Chris Leinweber, Max Liu, and Luna Zhang for their high scores on the AMC 12 exam  and to Wayne Lu for his outstanding score on the AMC 10. The 75-minute exam was given on February 10 and is part of a national mathematics competition sponsored by the Mathematics Association of America. These six students have qualified for the three-hour American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) which will be given at Wheeler on March 17.

January 2009

Congratulations to the Wheeler students whose art has been accepted as part of the Atlanta High School Art Exhibit at this year's Dogwood Festival, April 17-19, Natalie Callahan,'11, Jenna Smalls,'12, Jasmine Irby,'12, Billy Burlas,'09, Hena Haines,'09, Amber Krebsbach,'10,Caitlin Wood,'09.

Congratulations to junior wrestler Peter Moot, who finished third in the 152-pound weight class at the sectional meet to advance to the state tournament at the Gwinnett Center. Peter went 2-2 at the state meet, with both losses coming against wrestlers who finished in the top four.

Our Post-AP DNA/Genetics Program is compiling student laboratory research for publication in scientific journal format.This journal will be published quarterly and
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Congratulations to Cindy Wang,'09, and Samuel Lui,'09, for winning 2nd Place in Non-Animated Graphic Design at the 2009 Cobb EMC Regional Technology Fair, and Sam also won 3rd Place Technology Literature Challenge.

In Business Week's "America's Best High Schools" issue, Wheeler is ranked as the top rated public high school in Georgia in the category of Parent's Choice. Read More

Wheeler High School was chosen as one of the top 10 High Schools in metro Atlanta for Math & Science, Fine Arts and Sports by Atlanta Magazine.

January 2009

Congratulations to Kelsey Maloney,'11, who broke a 13-year-old record to set a new Wheeler High School record in the 500 Freestyle at the 2009 Georgia State AAAAA Swim and Dive Championships.

The Wheeler Debate team had another successful tournament at Marist School on January 31, 2009. Dami Aladesanmi was a Co-Champion in the Varsity Policy Debate, and Shyam Shanker received the 4th place Individual Speaker Award. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Zach Fenster,'11, who won the One Love Tennis Championship of Norcross last weekend!

Congratulations to Michelle Lee who has been selected as a flutist in the 2009 All-State Band.

Congratulations to Wheeler Debate Team! At the tournament at Milton High School on January 15-16 Matt Hagerty and Shyam Shanker won the JV Policy division and Danny Kreus and Karan Pahawa made it in into the semifinals.

Congratulations to Gabe Grisham for being selected for the 2009 All-State Orchestra.

Congratulations to the Science Olympiad team for its performance this month at Duluth High School's invitational. Venkat Goli and Rev Rameshkumar finished first in Electric Vehicle. Finishing second were Aaron Kauffman and Sindhu Pusulri in Astronomy, Jassie Dhillon and Venkat Goli in Chemistry Lab, Aaron Kauffman and Dhruv Patel in Dynamic Planet, and Santhosh Karnik and Rev Rameshkumar in Technical Problem Solving. Varun Gopinath and Dhruv Patel finished third in Remote Sensing

December 2008

Wheeler's BEST Robotics Team wins at South's BEST Regional Tournament in Auburn Wheeler took third place in table display and interviews and third place in the tournament's top award, the BEST Award. In addition, the CircuitRunners were named winners of the Southern Style Award, the top honor awarded to Wheeler by the 50 participating teams.

Michael Delvin, Magnet Advisory Board (MAB) President, and Mala Morjaria, MAB Secretary, present gift cards donated by Wheeler Magnet Families to Ms Julie Lance, school social worker. The gift card drive was the idea of the Magnet Advisory Board, who plan to make it an annual tradition. Over $1,100.00 was raised to help those in need this holiday season.

Congratulations to Wheeler's 2009 STAR Student, Stephen Liu.

Congratulations to Forrest Tuttle ' 09, who scored an 800 on the Writing portion of the SAT. We now have a total of 44 students beginning with the Class of 2004 that have scored an 800 on one or more portions of the SAT.

November 2008

Congratulations to the Wheeler Debate Team! At the competition at Carrollton High School on November 21-22, Matt Hagerty and Shyam Shanker were the champions in JV Policy. In addition, Matt received 2nd place Individual Speaker Award and Shyam received 3rd place.

Congratulations to the Wheeler Debate Team for another great tournament at Sequoyah High School on November 8! Adam Cross and Darpan Patel won the Varsity Policy Debate, and Darpan also received the first place individual speaker award, Adam was 6th. Rose Marie McCarty and Luba Valkova made it into the semifinals in the Novice Policy division. Several Wheeler students received individual speaker awards in JV and Policy divisions, including Shyam Shanker (2nd place JV) and Karan Pahawa (2nd place Novice).

Congratulations to Allison Brackin,' 11, who finished 28th in the state 5A cross-country championships Nov. 8 despite being only a sophomore.

The Wheeler Circuitrunners won 1st place for Spirit & Sportsmanship, 1st Place for Engineering Presentation, Most Creative Robotic Design, 5th Place for the Robotic Competition & 2nd Place Overall for the prestigious BEST Award on Saturday, October 25 at The Georgia State BEST Robotics Competition, at SPSU. There were over 32 teams competing from around the state. The team qualified for the Regional Event, South's BEST at Auburn University on December 13th.

Congratulations to our newest members of the 800 Club. Chris Leinweber,' 10, who scored an 800 on both the Critical Reading and Math sections of the SAT and Michelle Lee,' 11, who scored 800 on the Critical Reading section of the SAT. That brings our 800 Club total up to 45 members!

Congratulations to the Wheeler Science Bowl Team, who finished 2nd overall, and 1st for schools from the State of Georgia at the 2008 Walton Invitational Science Competition at Walton High School against teams from Georgia and several neighboring states. They will advance to the State Competition in February.

Congratulations to the following seniors for scoring a perfect 800 on a section of the SAT: Stephen Bracca (Math), Santosh Karnik (Math), Jacob Dubin (Verbal), Richard Fedora (Verbal).

Siemens Westinghouse Science Competition Semifinalists
Congratulations to Hena Haines ' 09 and Cindy Wang ' 09 who were named 2008-09 Siemens Westinghouse Competition Semifinalists. They were 2 of the 8 semifinalist named in Georgia and the only semifinalists in Cobb County.

Congratulations to Vincent James, Wynton Redmond, Amber Reynolds and Phillip Tyler for being selected as National Achievement Scholarship semifinalists. The National Achievement® Scholarship Program is an academic competition established to provide recognition for outstanding Black American high school students. Our students were selected from an initial pool of about 150,000 qualifying students based on their PSAT scores taken during their junior year. Of all of the schools in Cobb County, Wheeler had the most students selected as scholarship semifinalists.

October 2008

Congratulations to the following students who will represent Wheeler at the county level of the Governor's Honors Program in the area of Career Tech: Peter Moot, design; Sam Gantt, design; Kyle Fender, technology; and Jeffrey Lu, technology (alternate).

Congratulations to our National Merit Semifinalists and Commended students!
National Merit Semifinalists: Richard Fedora, Mark Gurevich, & Stephen Fry.
National Merit Commended Students: Stephen Bracca, Gregory Cobb, Aaron Fan, Venkat Goli, Stephen Liu, Anastasia Marchenkova, Olivia Maurice, Jacob Panfel, Kevin Robertson, and Dwight Stewart
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Congratulations to Hena Haines,' 09, for scoring a perfect 36 on the Math and Science portions of the ACT.

Wheeler's Class of 2008 had the 2nd highest ACT composite score in Cobb County. Wheeler's composite score was 23.7 and the Magnet Class of 2008 had a composite score of 28. Our scores were above the Cobb (22.0), State (20.6) and National (21.1) averages.

Wheeler High School Ranked in Top 5% of Schools Nationwide by Newsweek Magazine! Only 1,358 schools made the list, based on a ‘Challenge Index’ devised by Newsweek that gauges participation rates for Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge tests. More information about the list of America’s Top Public High Schools, including the selection criteria and FAQs, is available on Newsweek.com.

September 2008

Congratulations to the Wheeler Wildcat Water Polo Team who finished second in the state. The Georgia High School Water Polo Association named Dillan O’Connell the 2008 Most Valuable Player. Dillan and Matt Czerwonka were named All-State players. Dillan, Matt, Alex Olbrych, Robert Hobbs, Julie Sliwinski and Chelsea Sexton earned spots in the All-Star Game on Oct. 6.

Congratulations to the Wheeler Debate Team. Members of Wheeler Debate Team had another successful tournament at Calhoun, GA on October 3-4. Congratulations to Danny Kreus and Kelbie Winther - Novice Policy finalists (and undefeated the whole tournament!), Rose Marie McCarty and Luba Valkova - Novice Policy quarterfinalists, Anthony Altshul and Shyam Shanker - JV Policy semifinalists. Kelbie Winther also received 2nd place Speaker Award in Novice Policy.

August 2008

Congratulations to Santhosh Karnik,' 09, who placed first in the state of Georgia in the American Mathematics Competition which took place last April. He participated in an 8-hour exam containing questions that was given over a two-day period. What a significant accomplishment! We are very proud of him.

May 2008

Congratulations to magnet teacher, Dr. Tiffany Stark, who was named the winner of the Carlton J. Kell Scholarship Award. This award is given annually to one Cobb County teacher in appreciation of their accomplishments.

Congratulations to our 2008 seniors who will be moving on to: Harvard, Princeton, CalTech, Georgia Tech, UGA, Tulane, Vanderbilt, Auburn, Univ of Pennsylvania, Emory Univ, Rice Univ, Columbia, Williams College, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rose-Hulman, George Washington Univ, Southern Adventist Univ, Southern Methodist, Kennesaw State Univ, North Georgia College & State Univ, Univ of South Carolina, Georgia Southern, University of Alabama, Anderson Univ, Mercer Univ, Southern Poly Tech Univ, Savannah College of Art & Design, Univ of Nottingham, Univ. of Portland, Oglethorpe Univ, New York Univ, Hampton Univ & Samford Univ. We are so proud of you! View complete matriculation

A group of Wheeler Magnet students (Luna Zhang, Carmen Deng, Shruti Patel, Evan Cahill, and Allison Brackin) have collected generous donations ($500.00) from students, teachers and the Wheeler community. This money was sent to the Red Cross Society of China to assist in reconstructing new and strong school buildings for students and teachers who have lost their schools due to the devastating earthquake that occurred in Sichuan, China on May 12, 2008.

Congratulations to Michelle Olivier,' 08 who was named a Parade All America Soccer Player (see Sunday, May 25, 2008 edition in the AJC). She is the only female player in Georgia to be named!

Congratulations to our Magnet Director, Dr. Gregg Farmer and Wheeler teacher, Andrea Hawes, who received the Above and Beyond Award for the 2007-2008. Each year, the Academic Booster Club and the PTSA team up to honor 2 faculty or staff members who have gone “Above & Beyond”, giving their time and talents to help and encourage the students at Wheeler High School. The recipients have been nominated by staff, students or parents. The winners were announced May 15th at Honors Night.

April 2008

Congratulations to Senior Shelby Hines, who placed 3rd in the 400 (time: 56.6 seconds) in the Class AAAAA Girls Track and Field State Meet.

Congratulations to Santhosh Karnik who qualified for the prestigious 37th United States of America Mathematical Olympiad. Only about 500 students nationwide are selected from among nearly 12,000 participants in the AIME. The 9-hour USAMO exam will be administered at Wheeler in two parts on April 29th and 30th.

Congratulations to Shannon Mohler (’08), Nishant Prasadh (’08), Venkat Goli (’09), Santhosh Karnik (’09), and Luna Zhang (’11) who qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) which was administered at Wheeler in March.

Congratulations to Shelby Hines who finished 1st in the region in the 400 meters. She will compete at the state track and field meet on May 1. Shelby also recieved the Verizon Scholarship from Verizon Wireless.

Congratulations to Olivia Maurice who was interviewed by the Atlanta Journal Constitution Sportswriter Philip Giltman. View the article.

March 2008

Congratulations to the following Governor's Honors Program winners:

Morgana Arantes
Malvika Duphare
Ayanda Francis
Gabe Grisham
Noah Jaffe
Chris Leinweber
Noah Levine
Katie McCreery
Darpan Patel
Sahil Ramakrishnan

Dwight Stewart

Congratulations to Devon Long who was recognized as the county winner of the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition or STAR program. The STAR program recognizes outstanding high school students and the teachers who have been an important part of their achievement. Devon and his selected teacher, Gary Ravenscroft, will go on to compete in the regional competition.

Congratulations to Cindy Wang who won 1st place in the STATE Technology Fair competition.

Congratulations to the Wheeler F-1 in Schools team of Vanessa Aguilera, Melanie Wanigatunga, Zachary Reed, Lauren Kang, and Shannon O'Shea who won 1st place and Fastest Car in the state finals in Athens, Ga, last weekend. Their win qualified them for the National Finals.

Congratulations to Shannon Mohler,' 08, for being named as a semifinalist in the 2008 Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS). Often considered the "junior Nobel Prize," the Intel STS is America's oldest, most highly regarded pre-college science competition and heir to more than six decades of science excellence. Shannon's research paper is titled, "Factors that Contribute to the Increased Sensitivity of Naive T Cells to Fludarabine".

Shannon is Wheeler's 5th Intel semifinalist since 2004.

Congratulations to Jonathan Boardman and William Kline for placing first in the Cobb Paulding Regional Science Fair. Their project titled, "Designing an Effective Method of Tracking and Disabling a Vehicle using an EMP", also received an award from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.

Congratulations to Gabe Grisham and Maychee Zah. They were selected to be a part of the All State Orchestra to be held in Savannah. This is a very competitive event. Selection for participation is a huge honor!

Congratulations to Isaac Rose and Michelle Lee for their selection into the GMEA All State Bands this year.

February 2008

Congratulations to our boys who have been named to the CSCA All-County Team: Richard Cornelius - 1st Team and County Diver of the Year, Eric Pictor - 1st Team, Owen Sweitzer - 2nd Team, Ryan Sloat - 2nd Team, Mike Klodnicki - 2nd Team

The dedication of the Cathie Rees Banks Science Center & reception in honor of Cathie Banks was February 4. Ms. Banks was recognized for her many achievements and years of service, guidance and support in the field of science education.

Congratulations to the following debate team members for the debate tournament at Milton High School on February 1-2: Dami Aladesanmi, ' 11 and Anthony Altshul, ' 11 tied for first place in novice policy debate. Anthony Altshul also won the 2nd place speaker award in the Novice Division.

January 2008

See our Wheeler students in the MLK Day Celebration sponsored by the NAACP on Cobb County TV 23, beginning January 21 and continuing to January 30. Look for Vincent James,' 08, and Isaac Rose,' 08.

Congratulations to Michelle Olivier,' 08, who will be honored with the Bobbie Bailey Award for Athletic Excellence during Kennesaw State University’s 18th annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Feb. 4.

December 2007

Congratulations to Will Kline ' 08, who earned his Eagle Scout award last week in a ceremony at Troop #795.

Congratulations to James Fernandez who has achieved the designation of Carolina Master Scholar for the successful completion of three summer academic programs in Forensics, Medicine and Visual Arts. He will receive his Carolina Master Scholar Certificate from the Provost during an award ceremony at The University of South Carolina in early December.

Congratulations to freshman Zach Fenster who won the 18 Year Old Title at the Big Canoe Thanksgiving Junior Tennis Championship at Jasper/Big Canoe, Ga. Way to go, Zach!

November 2007

Congratulations to the Wheeler Science Olympiad Team! They placed third, out of 14 teams, at Westminster's Invitational on Saturday November 10th.

The following students placed in their events:
1st Astronomy- Matthew Rosenberg & Aaron Kauffman
1st Circuit Lab- Santosh Karnik & Katie Brasuk
1st Physics Lab- Santosh Karnik & Varun Saseenthar
2nd Fermi Questions- Santosh Karnik & Aaron Kauffman
2nd Health Science- Walter Kim & Katie Brasuk
2nd Herpetology- Thomas Webster & Pranay Gopinath
3rd Cell Biology- Cindy Wang & Michael Delvin
3rd Ecology- Cindy Wang & Varun Saseenthar

October 2007

Congratulations to the orchestra students who participated in the GMEA Solo/Ensemble Festival on Saturday, October 6. The following students received a Superior rating: Lisa Altshul, Shejuti Banik, Tim Carswell, Ahona Chatterjee, Amruta Divan, Renato Ferreira, John Franklin, Andrew Gaynor, Zac Goad (2), Gabe Grisham (2), Noah Jaffe, Rachel Lanquist, Megan Larisch, Makeda Lewis, Thurston Sandberg (3), LeDarion Thomas, Sophia Veitch, Maychee Zah. The following students received a rating of Excellent: Lisa Altshul, Amanda Chang, Angela Chang, Queenetta-tye Clark, Doug Kim, Megan Larisch, Sam Lui, Amanda O'Neal. Congratulation to all students who participated!

Congratulations to the Governor's Honors Program school winners who will represent Wheeler at the County interviews! We are very proud of these students and have high hopes that they will be successful both at the county and state interviews.

Technology: Greg Cobb, Noah Jaffe, Aaron Kauffman
Communicative Arts: Malvika Duphare, Avanda Francis Katie McCreery
Music: Zachary Goad, Aaron Fan, Thurston Sandberg, Ahona Chatterjee, Gabe Grishom, Maychee Zah
Theater: Noah Levine, Jonathan Williams
Visual Art: Wynton Redmond
Foriegn Language: Morgana Arantes, Arielle Arantes, Amruta Divan
Math: Chris Leinweber, Sahil Ramakrishnan
Science: Jake Panfel, Andrew Gaynor, Darpan Patel, Dwight Stewart

Congratulations to the Wheeler Robotics Team for winning 2nd place BEST overall award at the BEST competition on October 20. They also won 1st place for Table Display and Interviews & 3rd place for Project Notebook.

Congratulations to the 2008 seniors who were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

8 students were named National Merit Semifinalists. These students are in the top 1% of the 1.4 million students who entered the SAT/National Merit Qualifying competition, (PSAT/NMSQT): Mike Klodnicki, Devon Long, Matthew Martos, Shannon Mohler, Amanda O'Neal, Nishant Prasadh, John Seewoester, & Katy Wood.

17 students were named National Merit Commended students. They are in the top 4% of the 1.4 million students who entered the SAT/National Merit Qualifying competition, (PSAT/NMSQT): Jamil Ahmed, Johanna Arnold, Mollie Bryan, Alexander Cardin, Sabra Cordery, Tom Crawford, Sam Eisen, Andrea Gillis, Boxer Jones, Jeremy Kent, Will Kline, Megan Larisch, Ethan Ranney, Alec Regitsky, Anton Stoyanov, Stanley Wang, & William West

2 Students were named National Merit Achievement Scholarship Competition Semifinalists: Enente Ajayi & Andrea Gillis

September 2007

Congratulations to Richard Cornelius who was selected by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America, Inc. as a member of the All America Interscholastic Diving Team.

Congratulations to Stanley Wang,' 08, for scoring a perfect 800 on the Math section of the SAT.

August 2007

Congratulations to the most recent additions to our 800 Club; Devon Long,' 08, who made a perfect score of 2400, Alec Regitsky,' 08, Jeremy Kent,' 08, & Shannon Mohler,' 08, who each made an 800 on the Math section of the SAT, Katy Wood,' 08 made an 800 on the Critical Reading section.

Congratulations to Zach Fenster,' 11, seeded #1, who won the Country Club of Roswell Ga. Jr. 16yr old Championship on Aug 3, 2007. Zach is ranked and has competed in USTA State, Southern and National USTA Tournaments in the 16yr old division.

Congratulations to the Formula One team for placing 3rd at the National Formula One Technology Challenge. Team members Tyler Gagat, Shannon Mayne, Peter Moot, Shannon O’Shea, Garrett Stache, Lauren Titus and Melanie Wanigatunga competed at the F1 in Schools United States National Championship held in Nashville TN. Peter Moot also won the Autodesk Inventor Award for the most innovative car design portfolio.

June - July 2007

Congratulations to Janice Tiao,' 07 for receiving the first ever Women in Technology (WIT) Foundation Scholarship. Janice will use the 4-year, non-tuition scholarship worth $20,000 to pursue an education in molecular biology with a certificate program in engineering biology at Princeton University.

Congratulations to Santosh Karnik,' 09, who competed in the American Regions Mathematics League Competition at Penn State as part of the 35 member Georgia team. The team placed 5th out of 125 national and international teams.

Congratulations to our Magnet Seniors! They are moving on to Princeton, Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Ga. Tech, UGA, Univ. of Michigan. Savannah College of Art & Design, University of Pennsylvania, Clemson, Ga. Southern, The College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Boston University, Kennesaw State, Duke, Emory, US Air Force Academy, University of Southern Alabama, Southern Polytech, UNC - Chapel Hill, Penn State, Catawba College, Ohio State, Oxford College of Emory University, Georgia State, Auburn, & NC State. We wish you all the best!

May 2007

Congratulations to the Wheeler Formula One Technology Challenge Team. They came in 1st place in the state of Georgia and will go on to compete in the National competition this summer.

Congratulations to the Wheeler Geography Bowl Team for winning 2nd place at the High School Invitational World Geography Bowl on April 20. Team members are Brian Boda, Andrew Dawkins, Dillion O'Connell, Andrew Brock, Pranay Udatha and Luke Needel.

Congratulations to the Wheeler Science Olympiad Team who placed in the top three schools at the regional meet and placed 12th in the state tournament.  Many thanks to sponsor Ms. Season Smith and parent volunteer Sandra Webster.

Congratulations to Mary Courtney Delvin,' 07, who was named a Semifinalist in the 2007 United States Presidential Scholars Program. Mary Courtney was one of 505 semifinalists chosen from over 2,700 high school seniors nominated nationwide. Selection is based on superior academic achievements, leadership qualities, personal character and involvement in school and community activities. Mary Courtney was one of only three students in Cobb County and one of sixteen throughout Georgia to be named a semifinalist. Finalists will be named in May and honored at the White House.

Congratulations to the 7 Wheeler Magnet students who were selected to attend the Governor’s Honors Program this summer: Matt Rosenberg, Anastasia Marchenkova, Santosh Karnik, Megan Larisch, Devon Long, Nishant Prasadh & John Seewoester. Also congratulations to Michael Delvin who was named as an alternate in music. Matt & Anastasia were 2 of the 3 Cobb County students chosen in the area of Career Tech and Megan and Devon were 2 out of the 3 Cobb County students chosen in Biology. Santosh & Nishant were 2 of the 7 Cobb County students chosen in Math and John was one of the 6 Cobb County students chosen in Social Studies.

April 2007

Congratulations to the Wheeler Robotics Team, The CircuitRunners for winning the prestigious Engineering Inspiration Award at both the VirginiaFIRST Regional on March 3 & the Peachtree Regional on March 17! This award celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering and engineers within a teams school and community. The team also won the Volunteer of the Year Award at the Peachtree Regional.

Congratulations to Freddy Lu,' 07, for being named as a Semifinalist as well as a Regional Finalist in the Young Epidemiology Scholars Competition (YES). In addition, he has been invited to Washington, D.C. to compete for a Finalist position. Freddy's research paper was titled "Prevalence of Human Bocavirus in the United States" and included data from Rochester, Nashville, San Diego, and New Haven.

Congratulations to the following students who qualified to take the American Invitational Mathematics Exam: Thomas Crawford,' 08, Stephen Fry,' 09, Santhosh Karnik,' 09, and Darpan Patel,' 10. Each of these students scored high enough on the AMC 12 or AMC 10 to qualify to take this national math test. In order to qualify, students had to score a 97.5 on the AMC12 or a 117 on the AMC10.

March 2007

Congratulations to the Wheeler CircuitRunners VEX team for winning the FIRST Vex Challenge Inspire Award, the highest award given at the Georgia state competition. This award is given to the team the judges view that best exemplifies all components of the FIRST Vex Challenge philosophy, excels at the game challenge, acts with gracious professionalism and also understands how to communicate their experiences and knowledge to other teams, and the judges. Based on their robot performance, the team was 2nd seed going into the finals round of the competition. Their win earned a berth at the FIRST Vex Challenge World Championship Event, to be held April 12-13, 2007. Find out more

Congratulations to the Wheeler Sinfonia Orchestra and the Wheeler Chamber Orchestra who performed at the Georgia Music Educators Association festival on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Both orchestras rated a Superior--the highest score you can achieve!

Congratulations to Freddy Lu,' 07 who scored 800 on both the Verbal and Math sections of the SAT.

Congratulations to our magnet seniors who were named to Who's Who Among Students in American High Schools  and were chosen as Senior Superlatives. The list includes Blair Kim, Freddy Lu, Katie O'Shea, Mary Courtney Delvin, Janice Tiao, Sarah Riazati, Charles Bay, Devin Lyman, Vanessa Ng.

Congratulations to the Wheeler Science Olympiad team for winning 3rd place overall at the competition on Saturday, February 24. The team won first place in Chem Lab, Oceanography, Rocks & minerals & Wright stuff; 2nd place in Astronomy, Boomaliver, Etymology, Five Star Science, Forensics, Remote Sensing & Write it, Do it; 3rd place in Disease Detective; & 4th place in Circuit Lab, Designer Genes, Ecology, & Fermi Questions.

February 2007

Congratulations to Wheeler's STAR student, Janice Tiao, ' 07, and her STAR Teacher, David Slater, AP US Government teacher. Top SAT scorers at Cobb high schools have been nominated as state STAR students, sponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators. Student nominees share the spotlight with a teacher they have named who has helped them in their academic career.

Congratulations to Wheeler's 9 National Merit Finalists: Mary Courtney Delvin, Caitlin East, Allison Gooch, Kristy Kao, Frank Li, Freddy Lu, Jake Robertson, Janice Tiao, and Jasmine Ye.

Congratulations to our newest 800 Club members, Katie O'Shea,' 07 and Vanessa Ng,' 07. Katie & Vanessa received 800 on the Writing portion of the SAT. We now have a total of 33 students beginning with the Class of 2004 that have scored an 800 on one or more portions of the SAT.

Congratulations to Vanessa Ng for being selected as a semifinalist for the 2006-07 Coca-Cola Scholars Program.

Congratulations to Janice Tiao, ' 07, for being named as a semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS). Often considered the "junior Nobel Prize," the Intel STS is America's oldest, most highly regarded pre-college science competition and heir to more than six decades of science excellence. Find out more

Congratulations to the following debate team members for their success at the Milton High School debate tournament held on January 19 & 20. Novice division Abigail Halim and Sindhuja Surapaneni  5th place team, Abigail won the 12th place speaker award. Junior Varsity: Darpan Patel and Adam Cross 12th place team Varsity:Mark Gurevich - 1st place speaker award

Congratulations to wrestler, Peter Moot.' 10, He placed 5th in our Region. He is the alternate for the 112 weight class for the state tournament this week in the Gwinnett Arena.

Congratulations to Richard Cornelius, ' 08, who finished 6th at the State
competition! He also set another school record with scoring over 400
points and again qualifying for All American.

Congratulations to Robbie Turner,' 07, Owen Sweitzer,' 08 for finishing 14th in the Boys 400 free relay and for ranking 25th in the state!

GFCA State Championship 5th place! Congratulations to Varsity debate team members Kevin Plattenburg '07, Mark Gurevich '09, Caitlin East '07 and John Otsuki '08 for their 5th place team finish at the GFCA State meet on February 9 and 10 at Chattahoochee High School

January 2007

Congratulations to the following students who were chosen to participate in the District 12 Honor Band: Amber Reynolds, Andrew Boyd - 9/10 Concert Clinic Band, Cindy Wang, Jeffrey Seiden, Jenna Ball, Thomas Duggins, Jake McCabe - 9/10 Concert Honor Band, Uma Morjaria, Maya Robinson - 11/12 Symphonic Clinic Band, Allison Gooch, Isaac Rose, Tait Blanchard, Shannon Mohler - Symphonic Honor Band

Congratulations to Jenna Ball, Thomas Duggins, Jake McCabe , Isaac Rose, & Shannon Mohler for making 2nd round of All State auditions.

Congratulations to Allison Gooch for being selected to participate in All State Band.

Congratulations to the following Wheeler Swim and Dive team members who qualified to compete in the State Prelims on Thursday, February 8, at the Westminster School: Richard Cornelius, Eric Pictor, Owen Sweitzer, Rob Turner, Ryan Sloat, Brian Boda, Mike Klodnicki, Steven West, John Franklin, Lacey Turner, Blair Erickson, Hunter Jones, Chelsea Sexton, Melissa Zoino

Congratulations to Mary Courtney Delvin for being selected as one of 35 seniors in Georgia as a candidate for the Presidential Scholars Program. Approximately 2600 seniors nationwide are nominated. Approximately 140 will be chosen as Presidential Scholars. They will go to the White House in May for ceremonies if chosen. Learn more

Congratulations to Gabe Grisham,' 10 for being selected to be a part of the Georgia Music Educator's All State Orchestra. The event will take place in Savannah on March 1-3.

Congratulations to Richard Cornelius,' 08 for being this year's Cobb County boys diving champion.

 

December 2006

Wheeler High School was named one of the Top 32 High Schools in Georgia by Atlanta Magazine. Wheeler scored high in numerous areas, including : Schools offering the most advanced math courses, schools earning the most robotics awards, schools with the most recognized math and science magnet programs, schools earning the most journalism and literary awards, schools offering the most musical ensembles, and of course, schools with the best basketball team. Wheeler was compared to the most affluent and selective private and public schools in the seven county metro Atlanta area and was named in the top 32 Most Outstanding.

Congratulations to the CircuitRunners!
Wheeler High School's Robotics Team, The CircuitRunners, did it again at the South's BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) Competition in Auburn on Saturday. 44 teams from Georgia, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Tennessee, Illinois, & Louisiana were competing. The CircuitRunners won the following awards:

2nd Place - BEST Award
1st Place - Project Engineering Notebook
Southern Company's Southern Style Award

Congratulations to the Wheeler's Varsity Math Team who placed 3rd overall in the Winter Cobb County Math Tournament and to Santhosh Karnik, who placed 2nd individually.

Congratulations to the Wheeler JV Math Team for their 1st place win at the Winter Cobb County Math Tournament and to Chris Leinweber, who placed 2nd individually and Darpan Patel, who placed 3rd.

November 2006

Congratulations to Wheeler's 2007 County Governor's Honors Program Winners. These students were successful in competing against nominees from all of the county’s high schools. Winning at the county level is a significant achievement! In order to attend the six-weeks summer Governor’s Honors Program, these candidates will face one more challenge: the state GHP interviews to be held over several weekends in late January and early February. We wish them the best of luck. Michael Delvin – Cello, Faraz Jamal – Technology, Santosh Karnik -  Math, Megan Larisch - Biology, Devon Long - Biology, Nishant Prasadh - Math, Anastasia Marchenkova – Technology, Jake Panfel – Chemistry, Matt Rosenberg – Design, John Seewoester – Social Studies, Mark Smyda – Biology, Ivanna Tate - Theater, Matt Torchia – Design 

Congratulations to the Wheeler JV Math Team for winning 2nd place at the Cobb County Invitational. Also congratulations to Chris Leinweber,' 10 who placed 5th in JV and Nishant Prasadh,' 08 who placed 8th in Varsity.

Congratulations to the Varsity Math Team for winning 3rd place at the Winter Cobb County Math Tournament and to Santhosh Karnik,' 09, who placed 2nd individually. Also congratulations to the JV Math Team for winning 1st place at the same tournament and Chris Leinweber,' 10 and Darpan Patel,' 10 who placed 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Congratulations to the Varsity Debate Team for receiving an invitation to compete in the prestigious Glenbrooks Debate Tournament in Chicago, Illinois the weekend before Thanksgiving, Nov. 17th-20th. The teams of Mark Gurevich,' 09 and Kevin Plattenburg,' 07 and Nithya Amaraneni,' 08, and John Otsuki,' 08, will be representing Wheeler in this tournament and we wish them the best of luck.

Congratulations to the following debate team members who excelled at the Cougar Classic Debate Tournament at Chattahoochee High School on Nov. 10 & 11. Nithya Amaraneni '08 and John Otsuki '08 Varsity - Octafinalists, Malvika Duphare '10 and Allison Lane '10 - Novice Quarterfinalists, Chandni Duphare '10 and Amruta Divan '10 - Novice Octafinalists Adam Cross. '10 and Darpan Patel,'10 - Novice Octafinalists. Top speaker awards in the Novice division included four Wheeler freshmen: Adam Cross, '10 - 2nd place, Darpan Patel - 3rd place, Alison Lane,'10 - 8th place, Amruta Divan,'10 - 9th place

Congratulations to the Wheeler Robotics Team, the CircuitRunners, for taking second place in the state for the coveted Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology, BEST Award. The team now travels to Auburn University on December 8 and 9 to compete in the regional tournament against teams from Florida, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Mississippi, and Alabama and Georgia . The BEST Build team members include : Alina Zelikovskaya Greg Cobb, Dwight Stewart, Michael Delvin, Kevin Robertson, Peter Moot, Robert Morales, Garrett Stache, Max Liu, Peter Deng, Ethan Banks, Sam Liu, Jake Dubin. Teacher mentors are Jeff Rosen, Al George and Chris Neill. Come out and cheer the team to victory at Auburn!

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected as school winners for the Governors Honors Program competition. These students will compete against other Cobb County school winners in November, and - - if successful - - will then progress to the state interviews in late January and early February. A special thanks to all the students who entered the GHP process and for all the faculty and administrators who helped select Wheelers representatives. Michael Delvin - Cello, Aaron Fan - Piano, Zachary Goad - Visual Arts, Shelby Hines - Dance, Faraz Jamal - Technology (alternate), Santosh Karnik - Math, Megan Larisch - Biology, Devon Long - Biology, Anastasia Marchenkova - Technology, Joy Monet Kajogbola - Dance, Jake Panfel - Chemistry, Nishant Prasadh - Math, Isaac Rose - Dance, Matthew Rosenberg - Design, Patrick Sandor - Communicative Arts, John Seewoester - Social Studies, Mark Smyda - Biology, Ivanna Tate - Theatre, Matthew Torchia - Design, Kathryne Wood - Communicative Arts.

Congratulations to debate team members Carol Bastos '10 & Alina Shlayen '10 for a second place finish at the Hidden Leaf Classic Debate Tournament held at Chamblee High School on October 21. Carol also won the 3rd place speaker award.

Congratulations to the following Magnet students who were selected to be a part of the Cobb County High School Honor Orchestra:
Abigail Halim,' 10, Gabe Grisham,' 10, Lisa Altshul,' 10, Amanda O'Neal,' 08, Andrew Gaynor,' 10, Megan Larisch,' 08, Prapti Pandey,' 09

Congratulations to Isaac Rose, ' 08, for for being selected drum major of the Wildcat Pride Marching Band 2006.

Congratulations to the students who were named National Merit Scholar Commended students in the 2007 National Merit Scholarship Program. They represent the top 4% of the 1.4 million students who entered the SAT/National Merit Qualifying competition, (PSAT/NMSQT). Ben Britzius, Rachel Brooks, Matthew Ellis, Alexander Hunt, Blair Kim, Uma Morjaria, William Panfel, Rose Peng, Kevin Plattenburg, Sarah Riazati, Michael Rudolph, Matthew Thornton, David Vandegrift, Kayla Whaley, Margaret Younker

Congratulations to the students who were named National Merit Scholar Semifinalists. They represent the top 1% of the 1.4 million students who entered the SAT/National Merit Qualifying competition, (PSAT/NMSQT). Mary Courtney Delvin, Caitlin East, Allison Gooch, Kristy Kao, Frank Li, Freddy Lu, Jake Robertson, Janice Tiao, Jasmine Ye.

Congratulations to the newest member of the SAT 800 Club, Michael Rudolph,' 07, who scored an 800 in math. We now have a total of 31 students beginning with the Class of 2004 that have scored an 800 on one or more portions of the SAT. View the 800 Club members

Magnet SAT Scores
The average composite SAT score for the Class of 2006 is 1893 and so far for the Class of 2007 it is 1932. Click here to see more details.

October 2006

Congratulations to the following debate team members for a great effort at the Winfield Scot Debate Classic held at Starrs Mill High School on October 13 & 14: Novice Policy: Darpan Patel '10 and Adam Cross '10 - semi-finalists, Caroline Bastos '10 and Lisa Altshul '10 quarterfinalists, Darpan Patel -2nd place individual speaker award, Varsity Policy: Mark Gurevich '09 and Kevin Plattenburg '07 quarterfinalists, Kevin Plattenburg, 3rd place individual speaker award, Mark Gurevich,  8th place speaker award

Congratulations to the following policy debate team members for the Sandra Worthington Silvers Debate and Speech Tournament in Calhoun, GA on Oct. 6th and 7th: Mark Gurevich '09 & Jeremy Kent '08 placed first in Junior Varsity. Mark also won the JV 4th place individual speaker award. Alison Lane '10 & Malvika Duphare '10 reached the octofinals in novice policy debate. Katie O'Shea '08 & Carol Bastos '10 reached the octofinals in novice policy debate. Darpan Patel '10 won the 5th speaker award in the Novice Division.

Congratulations to Magnet student Justin Valle, ' 09, for being named Wheeler's  Mr. Wildcat on Thursday night.  Isaac Rose, ' 08, was first runner up. Way to go, guys!

September 2006

Congratulations to Hena Haines, ' 09, who was selected to the Georgia Superintendent's Student Advisory Council. She is to serve on the board to address the educational concerns of students in Georgia. They received over 650 applications and 52 students were accepted.

Congratulations to Mary Courtney Delvin,' 07 for scoring 35 (out of 36) on the ACT. She scored a perfect score in Science, and in the following subscore areas: English Usage / Mechanics, Algebra, Geometry, Trigomometry, and Social Studies/Science Reading.

Congratulations to Pranay Udutha,' 10, who placed in the top 3 in the Senior Vocabulary Bee at the National Championships at Northwestern University in Chicago on August 26 & 27.

May 2006

Congratulations to the Class of 2006 for receiving acceptances from many prestigous colleges and universities. Visit our matriculation page for more information.

Congratulations to Lauren Hembree, ' 07 who was accepted into the Drexel University College of Engineering Mentorship Summer program.

Congratulations to John Watts,' 06, who was selected for the Marietta Daily Journal's 2006 All-County Boys' Tennis Team and to Matthew Martos,' 08, for receiving honorable mention.

Congratulations to Lindsay Haines,' 06, for being selected to the 20 member USA Today All-Star Academic Team. Click here for more info.

Congratulations to our 14 National Merit Commended Students: Matthew Ball, Vicki Bass, William Grier, Lindsay Haines, Robert Hunziker, Jennifer Johnson, Alex Kim, Anthony Lucadamo, Shivam Patel, Brian Plattenburg, Michelle Simpson, Stephen Smith, Eric Thomason, and Jessica Valle.

Congratulations to our 4 National Merit Semifinalist who all attained the status of National Merit Finalist: Jonathan Kent, Drew Regitsky, Lori White, and Lian Lian Zhu.

Congratulations to the newest members of the SAT 800 club. These students scored a perfect 800 on one or more sections of the SAT.
Kevin Plattenburg
- Verbal
Janice Tiao - Verbal and Written
Caitlin East - Math
Freddie Lu - Math

April 2006

Congratulations to the Circuitrunners, Wheelers robotics team for competing in the FIRST National Championships on April 27-29. Over 9500 students from around the world competed at the Georgia Dome. Students & teachers from Denmark spent last Wednesday at Wheeler attending classes before heading down to the Dome to compete. The team would like to thank parents, teachers, and mentors for their extraordinary commitment to robotics over the last few months. While a small dedicated group of students spent countless hours at Georgia Tech building the robot, others secured sponsors, created promotional material, prepared for judge interviews and scouted opposing teams. FIRST is an amazing collaborative effort.      

The Wheeler High School, Formula-1 in Schools Team, placed 1st at the State Technology Student Association Competition, in Perry, Georgia, this past weekend. Magnet students, Hunter Bobby,' 09, Tyler Gagat,' 09, Shannon O'Shea,' 09, Stefan Seville,' 09, and Lauren Titus,' 09, earned perfect scores for their oral presentation to the judges, as well as for their display board. The team's car was the fastest at the event. The students will be traveling to Dallas, Texas for the National Competition, and then will head to the U.S. Grand Prix in Indianapolis, Indiana to race their car against a team representing the U.K. This latter event will be broadcast on Speedvision.

Four teams from Wheeler qualified for and competed at the State Odyssey of the Mind tournament April 22.  This was the most teams from any high school in the state.  Wheeler earned a third and a second place.  The second place team has been invited to represent Georgia at the World Finals next month at the University of Iowa.

Congratulations to Kevin Plattenburg,' 07, and Vanessa Ng,' 07, on their selection by the 21st Century Leader program to participate in Leadership Unplugged: A CNN Experience to be held at Georgia Tech in June. Student leaders from around the state competed for the chance to participate in this one week leadership training program.

The State Department has just notified us of one more finalist for the Governor's Honors Program, bring Wheeler's total to 7 students! Sarah Riazati, has been invited to attend the summer program, in addition to the previously mentioned six. Here is the complete list of GHP winners:

Miles Gantt, Design
Frank Li, Math
Shannon Mohler, Math
Zlatomir Moldovanski, Theater
Imran Naser, Design
Kevin Rego, Biology
Sarah Riazati, Communicative Arts

Congratulations to Lindsay Haines,' 06, for being selected as a finalist in the Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) Competition for original student research. Lindsay researched "Breast Cancer in Young Women". She will compete in Washington, D.C. on April 21-24. 

Congratulations to Matthew Orr '09, Vincent James '09, and Jonathan Boardman '08 who participated in the 58th annual Georgia Science and Engineering Fair held at the University of Georgia from April 5-8, 2006. Jonathan placed first in the Engineering Category on Effects of High Voltage on Induced Magnetic Fields. In addition he received the Georgia Tech School of Electrical & Computer Engineering Award and the U.S. Metric Association Award for his use of statistics. Matthew placed first in the Physics category on Insulation Efficiency. Vincent James placed second in the Earth Science & Space Science Category on which Insulators Regulate Extreme Temperatures Efficiently

March 2006

The Wheeler Odyssey of the Mind teams competed in the Dalton Regional Tournament. Two teams won 1st place while the other won 2nd place. All 3 teams will compete at the State Finals in April. Our last team will compete this weekend at the Lilburn Regional. Good Luck!

Katherine Tierney,' 07, and Zlatomir Moldovanski,' 07, placed 2nd and 3rd at the State Literary Meet held in Warner Robins on Saturday. Katherine scored 95 and Zlatomir scored 94. Way to go!

Wheeler High's Academic Bowl Team came from behind in an exciting match on Wednesday night to beat Madison County High School in WSB's High Q Competition. This win advances Wheeler to the Final Four round competition. The match will be aired on WSB Channel 2 on Saturday, April 2 at 8am. The team captain is Jonathan Kent,' 06. Janice Tiao,' 07, Matt Harris, and Nishant Prasadh,' 08, round out the team. Good Luck to these scholars as they continue to excel in the battle of wits.

Congratulations to the Wheeler Chamber Orchestra for receiving a Superior rating at the GMEA and the Sinfonia Orchestra for receiving an Excellent rating. Also congratulations to Mary Courtney Delvin, ' 07, and Lian Lian Zhu,' 06 for being selected to perform in the Cobb County Honor Orchestra and Melissa Knorr,' 06, for being selected to perform with the State's best in the All State Orchestra.

Congratulations to our National Merit Finalists - Jonathan Kent, Drew Regitsky, Lori White, and Lian Lian Zhu.

The Wheeler Robotics team, The CircuitRunners, won the Chairman's Award for the 3rd year in a row at the FIRST Peachtree Regional Robotics Competition this past weekend. They also won 1st place in the VEX Robotics Competition and the Challenge Award. Congratulations!
FIRST Peachtree Regional
Wheeler Robotics

Congratulations to the Wheeler Region Literary Meet Participants for winning three 1st places:
- Girls' Dramatic Interpretation - Katherine Tierney, ' 07
- Boys' Dramatic Interpretation - Zlatomir Moldovanski, ' 07
- Girls' Spelling - Sarah Riazati, ' 07

Congratulations to Mary Courtney Delvin, ' 07, and Janice Tiao, ' 07, who were selected to participate in the Summer Scholars Research Program at the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University this summer and will have first hand experience in a biomedical field related to cancer research.

Congratulations to the Wheeler Robotics team who competed March 2-4 at the NASA/University of Richmond FIRST robotics regional in Virginia. The Wheeler CircuitRunners won the Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers Entrepreneurship Award. Sponsored by Kimberly Clark and Georgia Tech, the team would like to thank parents, teachers and mentors who work so hard to make the team successful. All students are invited to come out and watch the team at the Peachtree Regional at the Gwinnett Convention Center on March 16-18. Admission is free. For directions and a schedule, go to the event site: http://www.usfirst.org/robotics/2006/regional/peachtree.htm

The Wheeler Science Olympiad Team placed 4th at the Regional Tournament. They will be advancing to State on March 25. Among the medals won were:

1st place - The Wright Stuff - Michael Delvin, Matthew Rosenberg & Peter Deng
2nd place - Fermi Questions - Gary Miller & Bill Panfel
2nd place - Forensics - Janice Tiao & Cherry Yu
2nd place - Physics Lab - Santosh Reddy & Bill Panfel
2nd place - Storm the Castle - Gary Miller & Santosh Reddy
3rd Place - Write It Do It - Victor Ferrara, Gary Miller

Congratulations to Elisa Bossen, ' 07, on acceptance to the 2006 National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine, held at Emory University, July 2006.

Congratulations to the Varsity two-person policy debate team of Mark Gurevich ' 09 and Kevin Plattenburg ' 07 who became one of five Georgia teams to qualify for the NCFL National Championship in Chicago in May. Kevin and Mark competed on February 25 in Carrollton, GA

February 2006

Congratulations to Frank Li,' 07, who scored an 800 on the SAT II Subject Test in Math Level 2C.

Congratulations to Bill Panfel, ' 07, who scored a perfect 800 on the math portion of the SAT.

Congratulations to Wheeler's STAR student, Drew Regitsky, ' 06, and his STAR Teacher, Lynn Barry, AP calculus teacher. Top SAT scorers at Cobb high schools have been nominated as state STAR students, sponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators. Student nominees share the spotlight with a teacher they have named who has helped them in their academic career. Cobb County STAR students were honored at a banquet Feb. 20.

Congratulations to Blair Brackin, ' 06, who was honored at the Kennesaw State University's National Girls and Women In Sports Bobbie Bailey Award Ceremony on February 13. Female athletes from each Cobb County school were recognized and Blair represented Wheeler. Blair was nominated by Coach McDonald for her contributions to Wheeler's Swim and Cross Country teams.

Congratulations to Vincent James 09' whose story was featured for STORYline on TBS. His story was recently featured at the 2006 Great American Moments private screening on January 31, 2006. The story was also shown on TBS during the summer and fall of 2005.

Congratulations to the following Magnet students who have qualified to represent Wheeler in the State swim and dive meet on February 9th: Blair Brackin, Richard Cornelius, William Grier, Hunter Jones, Mike Klodnicki, Susie Klodnicki, Stephen Smith, Owen Sweitzer, Robby Turner.

Congratulations to Lindsay Haines,' 06, and Drew Regitsky,' 06, for being named semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS).
Often considered the "junior Nobel Prize," the Intel STS is America's oldest, most highly regarded pre-college science competition and heir to more than six decades of science excellence. Find out more.

January 2006
The following students were selected for the District 12 Honor Bands. They will perform at Kennesaw Mountain High School on Feb. 5. 

Honor Band: Matt Ball, Allison Gooch, David Hines, Alicia Lane, Toby Tatum, Zach Mendez, Jake McCabe

Clinic Band: Tait Blanchard, Andrea Colombo, Jessica Kortman, Cindy Wang, Amber Reynolds, Maya Robinson, Thomas Duggins, Uma Morjaria, Eric Thompson, Keturah Hollowell, Shannon Mohler, Isaac Rose, Lauren Titus.

Congratulations to Wheeler's 2005-06 Ga All-State Band honorees: Allison Gooch,' 07, and Tait Blanchard,' 07,. Also chosen as alternates for All State this year were Matt Ball,' 06, and Shannon Mohler,' 08. The All State Bands will meet and perform in Savannah, GA in early March.


Congratulations to Melissa Knorr,' 06, for being accepted into the 2006 All-State Orchestra for viola, which will be held in Savannah, GA.

Congratulations to Ben Britzius,’ 07, who earned an 800 on the Math section of the SAT taken November 4.

The Wheeler debate team is currently 9th in the state!
The Varsity policy debate team of John Otsuki. ' 08 and Kevin Plattenburg,' 07 won 5th place out of 58 teams at the Milton High School Eagle Classic on January 20 and 21. Nithya Amaraneni, ' 08 placed 11th in the novice division. 


On Jan. 26, the Cobb County School Board will recognize the Wheeler Robotics Team and the One-Act Play for their achievements. One-Act is State Champs, Best Actor at State, Regional Champion and Best Actress and best Actor for Region and they have been invited to perform for the state thespian conference.

December 2005
Governor’s Honors

Congratulations to the following students for making it through the county level for the Governor’s Honors Program. Good luck at the state level!
Kristy Kao- Communicative Arts, Frank Li - Math, Shannon Mohler - Math, Katie O'Shea - Spanish, Kevin Rego - Biology, Sarah Riazati - Communicative Arts, John Seewoester - Social Studies, Cherry Yu – Chemistry, Tierra Bardley - Visual Arts, Sarah Chang - Visual Arts, Matt Feury – Music, Douglas Kim – Music, Jessica Kortman – Music, Rose Peng - Visual Arts, Zlatormir Moldovanski – Drama, and Isaac Rose – Music, Will Kline - Technology, Miles Gantt - Design and Imran Naser - Design.

Congratulations to the following students who were chosen to participate in the Cobb County Honor Orchestra: Mary Courtney Delvin,’ 07, violin, Blair Kim,’ 07, cello, and Lian Lian Zhu,’ 06, violin. High School students from across the county auditioned to participate in this 4 day event.

Congratulations to Lindsay Haines ' 06 for being selected as a Regional Finalist and Drew Regitsky ' 06 for being selected as a Semifinalist in the 2005-06 Siemens Westinghouse Science Competition. Lindsay presented her research at the Regional Competition at Georgia Tech on November 18 & 19. Click here to find out more

November 2005

Debate Brings home the Gold for the second week in a row!
Congratulations to Mark Gurevich ’09 and Paris Brittain ’09 who placed first in the novice division of the Peach State Classic held at University of West Georgia in Carrollton, GA on November 18 & 19.

Congratulations to Paris Brittain ’09 and Mark Gurevich ‘09 who tied for first place out of 40 novice teams in policy debate and Cindy Wang ’09, who placed 7th in novice speaker award – novice policy debate and Zach Vaudo ’06 who was a quarterfinalist in Lincoln Douglas debate and 8th place Speaker award at the Cougar Classic held at Chattahoochee High School on November 11 & 12.

Congratulations to the Wheeler Robotics team for bringing home the Gold! The robotics team competed Saturday, November 5 in the South’s BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) robotics competition in Auburn Alabama. They won the overall “BEST Award” which is considered the highest achievement any team in the competition can accomplish. They also won:

  • 3rd place in the robotics competition
  • 1st place for most photogenic robot
  • 1st place team project notebook
  • 1st place for spirit and sportsmanship
  • 3rd place for most elegant robot
  • 3rd place for robot performance
  • “Southern Style” award that is sponsored by the Southern Company and voted on by all of the participating teams.

October 2005

800 Club

Two more Center for Advanced Studies students scored an 800 on the math section of the SAT's taken in October! Congratulations to David Vandergrift,' 07 and Lian Lian Zhu,' 06. Our "800 Club", students who have scored an 800 on one or more sections of the SAT, now has 20 members.

Math Team
Congratulations to the JV Math Team who placed 2nd out of 26 schools and the Varsity Math Team who placed 6th out of 37 schools at the Cobb Invitational Tournament on Saturday, October 29.

JV team member Santhosh Karnik,’ 09, placed first among all of the JV individuals and Venkat Goli,’ 09, tied for 7th...a remarkable showing considering the stiff competition. The other JV team members were Peter Deng,’ 09, Samuel Lui,’ 09, Stephen Liu,’ 09, and Mark Gurevich,’ 09.

Bill Panfel,’ 07, was the top scorer for Wheeler and placed 14th overall. Other Varsity team members were Frank Li,’ 07, Nishant Prasadh,’ 08, and Drew Regitsky,’ 06. The Varsity team was one of the few schools to score points on the difficult power question.

WHS Band
Congratulations to the Wheeler Marching Band who won first place and received all ones at the Forsythe Central High School in Cummings, GA on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Congratulations to the following seniors who were named National Merit Semifinalists: Jonathan Kent, Drew Regitsky, Lori White & Lian Lian Zhu.

Wheeler Circuitrunners take the BEST Award at the Georgia BEST Robotics Competition Oct. 22 at SPSU. The team also one 2nd place in the robotics competition, 1st place for "Most Elegant" robot, and 1st place for Best Project Notebook. They will be advancing to the South's BEST Regional Competition on Nov. 4-5 at Auburn.

Congratulations to the novice debate team of Paris Brittain ’09 and Mark Gurevich ’09 for qualifying as octofinalists at the Brookwood Maroon and Gold Forensic Classic Debate Tournament on September 29 and October 1.

Congratulations to Allison Gooch, ‘ 07, who was selected for the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. This is the 2nd year that she is playing the obeo with the ASYO.

Congratulations to the Freshman magnet students who were elected as Freshmen class officers: Mareva Bone – President, Cindy Wang - Vice-President, Hena Haines – Treasurer.

September 2005
Congratulations to the following students who were chosen to represent Wheeler Magnet at the NCSSSMST Conference in November at Georgia Tech. Seniors: Hershel Bhadsavle, Lindsay Haines, Joseph Ling, Drew Regitsky; Juniors: Mary Courtney Delvin, Blair Kim, Katie O’Shea; Sophomores: Miles Gantt, Jared Parker; Freshman: Michael Delvin; Alternates: Kevin Rego, Sarah Riazati, and Sarjan Zaveri.

Congratulations to Wheeler Debate team members who competed in Gainesville, GA on Saturday. Varsity Policy: Kevin Plattenburg ‘07, 3rd place speaker award, John Otsuki ’08, 8th place speaker award, Kevin Plattenburg & John Otsuki, 4th place team award. Dramatic Interpretation: Lindsay Haines ‘06, 5th place, Henna Haines ‘09, 4th place. Duo: Lindsay Haines & Henna Haines, 5th place team award.

August 2005
Congratulations to the newest member of the 800 club, Eric Thomason,' 06. Eric scored a perfect 800 on the math section of the SAT taken June 4.

Congratulations to Christy Cork, ’06, who received 3 Varsity letters last year for Cross Country, Swimming and Track. She was a Co-captain of both Cross Country and Girls' Track. In Cross Country, she received the "Drew Griffin Award" for Leadership. This was her second year to achieve 3V status.

Congratulations to Allison Hutto,’06,who will be receiving the 3V award for lettering in cross-country, cheerleading and soccer while maintaining a GPA of 4.2.

Congratulations to Kelsey Barber,’09, who brought home a 1st place blue ribbon in Show Jumping for the South Region at the US Pony Club Championships in Lexington, Virginia.

Congratulations to Blake Taube,' 08, and Ryan Will,' 07 who each earned three varsity letters last spring semester in cross-country, swimming, and lacrosse while maintaining an overall Magnet GPA of greater than 3.75.

Congratulations to incoming freshman Olivia Maurice who won the girls 16 singles title at the Georgia State Junior Open Tennis Championships in Rome.

Congratulations to incoming magnet students, Jake McCabe, Shannon O' Shea, Lauren Titus, Hunter Bobbey and Tyler Gagat who are part of the East Cobb Middle School Formula One (F1 in Schools) race team that won the F1 in Schools CAD/CAM Design Challenge national title in the middle school division and 2nd place overall at the Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference held June 28-July 2 in Chicago IL.

2005 Senior Class Information

National Merit Finalists
Congratulations to our outstanding seniors! All seven of Wheeler's National Merit Semifinalists have been named finalists in the 2005 competition for Merit Scholarship Awards: Sam Adams, Tony Fan, Jessica Lui, Melissa Mayer, Kelly Michaelis, Bruce Miller, and Jason White.

Also both of Wheeler's semifinalists in the 2005 competition for Achievement Scholarship Awards have been named finalists: Carrington Howard and Victoria Miller.

And we have ten National Merit Commended Winners - Benson Beavers, Rachel Conley, Alex Dimitropolus, Jonathan Eisen, Guen Han, Kelsey Hatcher, Samuel Irvin, Andrew Jones, Roman Shtylman, and Stephanie Trezek.

Newest Members of the SAT 800 Club
Nine magnet students scored 800 on one or more portions of the SAT. Sam Adams,' 05, Jason White,' 05, Lori White,' 06, and Jonathan Kent,' 06, scored 800 on the verbal portion; Kelsey Hatcher,' 05, Jessica Lui,' 05, Shivam Patel,' 06 and Drew Regitsky,' 06, scored 800 on the math portion; while Tony Fan,' 05, scored 800 on both sections for a perfect 1600.

May 2005

Congratulations to Jonathan Kent, ' 07, who was selected as one of only twenty students in the nation as a national winner in the Biology Olympiad. He will go to Washington D.C. for two weeks in June for intensive research. If he is chosen in the top four he will represent the United States in Beijing, China later in the summer.

Summer Honors
Congratulations to Rachel Brooks,' 07, and Hershel Bhadsavle,' 06, who have been selected to participate in the 2005 NASA Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program (NASA SHARP) at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Congratulations to Lindsay Haines,' 06, who has been selected to participate in the 2005 Summer Scholars Research Program at the Winship Cancer Institute, Emory School of Medicine.

Congratulations to Drew Regitsky,' 06, who has been selected to participate in the Summer 2005 Research Experience at the Georgia Institute of Technology Microsystems Packaging Research Center.

Congratulations to Justin Yen,' 07, who has qualified to go to the Atlanta Summer Scholars program.

Odyssey of the Mind
Wheeler's Odyssey of the Mind teams took a second, a third and a fourth at the State Finals. The vehicle team finished third. Wheeler had two entries in the structure problem at state. The younger team took second and the older team finished in fourth. The second place team will now represent Georgia at the World Finals in Boulder, CO next month. This will be the third consecutive year that at least one Wheeler team has advanced to the World Finals.


Geography Bowl
Congratulations to the Wheeler High School Geography Bowl scholars who won 1st place at the 6th annual World Geography Bowl for the Metro Atlanta area, Friday, April 22nd. Team members include: Alex Ferguson,' 08, Trevor Hullender, Devon Long,' 08, Matthew Martos,' 08, Eric Schlipf,' 08, and John Seewoester,' 08. Thanks to Coach Tarve Riggins and Mr. Russ Clayton for their team guidance.

2005 GHP WINNERS
The State Department of Education has released the names of this year's Governor's Honors Program winners. These students (as well as the others who competed) have worked very hard to achieve success, and we know their summer at Valdosta State University will be a fantastic experience. Congratulations to everyone who competed this year! Freddy Lu,' 07, - Biology, Melissa Knorr,' 06, - Viola, Bill Panfel,' 07, - Math, and Jacob Robertson,' 07, - Spanish. Alternates include:
Bailey McClure,' 07, Zlatomir Moldovanski, Ashley Ward,' 06, and Rose Peng,' 07.

April 2005

Honoring our Heroes
Congratulations to Isis Rose,' 08, who won first place for the "Honoring Our Heroes" essay in the 9-10th division and Lindsey Chatel,' 06, who won first place for the 11th-12th level from Wheeler. Isis Rose also won the silver medal for the Honoring Our Heroes essay and the bronze medal for the poem, "Internal Bleeding," in the NAACP ACT-SO competition in Atlanta at the Tri Cities Magnet Performing Arts School in March.

State Science Fair Winner
Congratulations to Jonathan Boardman,' 08, who placed first in the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair held in Athens, Georgia. Additionally, he received the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics Award, Regional Fair Director Honors Award and Society of Automotive Engineers Award – Atlanta Section.

Academic Bowl on a Roll
Wheeler’s Academic Bowl Team had a great showing at the State Meet last weekend. With a 6-3 record during preliminaries they missed the finals due to a technicality that arose due to several no-show teams. Congratulations to Jessica Lui,' 05, Tony Fan,' 05, Jason White,' 05, Matt Harris, Janice Tiao,' 07, and Jonathan Kent,' 06. Jessica was the top team scorer for the weekend.

Odyssey of the Mind Team wins 1st Place
Wheeler's freshmen structure team competed at the Lilburn Regional on Saturday, March 19. They took first place at the tournament and established the best HS record in the State this year. They were especially happy to beat Wheeler's varsity team's mark set at an earlier Regional. Wheeler will have three teams competing at the State tournament on April 16.

Math Team Scores Big!
Wheeler's JV Math Team placed first again at the recent Cobb County competition at Osborne High School on February 28. Top JV scorers were Nishant Prasadh,' 08, Stanley Wang,' 08, Matthew Martos,' 08, and Alec Regitsky,' 08. The Varsity team placed 6th at the recent competition. Top scorers were Drew Regitsky,' 06, Jessica Lui,' 05, Bill Panfel,' 07, and Shivam Patel,' 06.

March 2005

Wheeler Tennis Team Rules!
The Wheeler Boys Tennis Team won the Granger Invitational Tournament in LaGrange, Ga. this weekend, advancing through a draw of 16 teams and defeating Norcross in the final. Team members include Magnet students, John Watts,' 06, and Matthew Martos,' 08, at #1 and #2 singles respectively, and Trey Vereen,' 06, and Lenn Sekimoto,' 07, at doubles.

Wheeler Robotics does it again!
Congratulations to the FIRST Robotics Team, the CircuitRunners, who won the Chairman’s Award at the Peachtree Regionals for the second year in a row! The Chairman's Award is given annually to the team that best exemplifies and demonstrates the values that FIRST emphasizes. The team heads to Purdue in 2 weeks to their 2nd regional and are on the way to nationals in Atlanta in April. Click here to read the Atlanta Journal Constitution article about how Wheeler celebrated the victory.

February 2005

Way to Go Wildcats!
Congratulations to the Wheeler Basketball team for winning the State Championship! We are so proud of our Magnet students, JT Tiller,' 06, BJ Corley,' 06, and Steven Wolcott,' 05. Click here to read the Atlanta Journal Constitution article about how Wheeler celebrated the victory.

Congrats to the Science Olympiad Team!
The Wheeler Science Olympiad Team tied for first place in overall points at the Regional Science Olympiad Competition. The “A” Team won the following awards: 1st place in Disease Detective, Remote Sensing, Chemistry Lab, and Physics Lab. 2nd place in Storm the Castle, Forestry, Chemical ID, and Fossils; 3rd place in Robot Ramble, Fermi Questions, Bottle Rockets, Forensics, Astronomy, Designer Genes and Dynamic Planet; 4th place in Mission Possible, Tower Building, and Cell Biology. In addition our “B” Team won 3rd place in Astronomy and Physics Lab and 4th place in Designer Genes and Cell Biology.

The team will be competing in the State Science Olympiad on April 2 at Emory University. We are so proud of our team: Bruce Miller, Emily Shirley, Gary Miller, Stefan Posey, Chris McCarthy, Drew Regitsky, Chris Esteves, Guen Han, Melissa Mayer, Janice Tiao, Ashley Nutt, Victor Feriera, Freddy Lu, Bill Panfel, Bharat Chandrasekaran, Devi Sampat, Alec Regitsky, Santosh Reddy, Kosta Kleyman, Elisa Bossen, Blair Kim, Hershel Bhadsavle, and Padma Chirumanilla.

Odyssey of the Mind Teams win at Regional Event
Two of Wheeler's Odyssey of the Mind teams are going on to the State competition: Varsity Stunt Mobiles and Varsity Crazy Columns. Crazy Columns came in first place for their division and Stunt Mobiles won the Ranatra Fusca, the most prestigious award in Odyssey of the Mind, because of Tony Fan's ingenious car design. Come support Odyssey of the Mind on April 16 in Milledgeville!

Debate Team Wins Again!
Congratulations to Caitlin East,' 07,and Kevin Plattenburg, ' 07, for a top six finish in Novice Debate at the Georgia Forensic Coaches Association State Championships in Carrollton, GA on February 25 & 26.

Science Bowl Team Wins at Regional
Congratulations to the Wheeler Science Bowl Team! We placed 2nd in the regional meet on February 5 and will advance to the state meet on February 26 in Milledgeville, Ga.

Engineering Week February 20-26
In celebration of Engineering week, we hosted a panel of Women Engineers from Georgia Tech who discussed potential careers in engineering.

Swim Team Goes to State
Congratulations to the following Magnet Student athletes, who represented Wheeler in the State Swim Meet on February 10: Blair Brackin,‘ 06, Sam Irvin,’ 05, Hunter Jones,’ 07, Mike Klodnicki,’ 08, Susie Klodnicki,’ 06, Stephen Smith,’ 06, Owen Sweitzer,’ 08, and Ryan Will,’ 07.

December 2004

Music Awards
Congratulations to the following students for being selected for All-State Band & Orchestra. Melissa Knorr,' 06, (viola), Jessica Lui,' 05, (viola), Allison Gooch, ' 07, (oboe), and Emily Shirley, ' 05, (clarinet).

Wheeler Ranks High
Wheeler High School and The Center for Advanced Studies were listed as one of the top 40 public and private schools in Atlanta by Atlanta Magazine in their January 2005 issue.

The January 2005 issue of Points North Magazine lists Wheeler as one of the top 27 high schools in the north Atlanta area, and one of only 10 public schools in this area with a student earning a perfect 1600 SAT last year. Points North is a free publication available at area merchants now.

CSI: Wheeler High
Our Bio-Chemistry Class' forensic unit was featured on Channel 46 News, Channel 11 News, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and the Marietta Daily Journal during December.

Magnet Students Qualify for All-State Band
Congratulations to Allison Gooch, ' 07, Tait Blanchard, ' 07, Shannon Mohler, ' 08, Emily Shirley, ' 05, and Toby Tatum, ' 07, for qualifying for All-State Band.

The Center for Advanced Studies is ranked 5th in US for College Preparatory Schools on PrepReview.com! Click here to visit the website.

Math Teams Score
Congratulations to the JV Math team for their 3rd place finish last Saturday at the Lassiter Invitational Tournament. Over thirty schools participated in the event. Individual trophies were awarded to Bill Panfel, ' 07, who placed 7th and to Matthew Martos, ' 08, who placed 10th. Other top scorers were Nishant Prasadh, ' 08, and Matthew Thornton, ' 07.
The Varsity team was commended for being one of only two schools to get the challenging Power Question correct. Top Varsity scorers were Sam Adams ' 05, Tony Fan ' 05, Lian Lian Zhu ' 06, and Shivam Patel ' 06.

Math Team is on the Move
As a result of last Monday's math team competition at Sprayberry, Wheeler 's Varsity team moved up a spot in the county rankings, from sixth to fifth. Top Varsity scorers at the meet were Sam Adams ' 05, Shivam Patel ' 06, Drew Regitsky ' 06, and Blair Kim, ' 07. Shivam is now ranked 15th in the county and Sam is 16th.

The JV team maintained their first place ranking with a commanding lead of nearly 200 points over the 2nd place team. Top JV scorers on Monday were Nishant Prasadh ' 08, Matthew Martos ' 08, Bill Panfel ' 07, and Matthew Thornton, ' 07. Nishant is currently ranked 2nd in the county, Bill is 3rd, Stanley Wang, ' 08 is 6th, Matthew Thornton is 9th, and Zlatomir Moldovanski, ' 07, is 11th.

Debate Team News
At the Peach State Classic hosted by Carrollton High School on November 19 & 20, Wheeler novice debate teams brought home trophies for: 5th place, Policy Debate - Kevin Plattenburg, ' 07 & Frank Li, ' 07, 9th place , Policy Debate - Devi Sampat, ' 07 & Joe Ling, ' 06, 9th place, Lincoln Douglas Debate - Zak Vaudo, ' 06

November 2004

Wheeler's Robotics Team ends their BEST Competition Season on Top!
The Wheeler Robotics Team won 1st place for their Table Display and Interviews at the South’s BEST Regional Competition held at Auburn on November 19 & 20. The purpose of the table display and interviews category is to communicate through a display, and through discussion with judges, information about the team’s efforts to promote BEST in the community and schools, foster BEST spirit, camaraderie, and participation, and give evidence of sportsmanship. There were 43 teams that had advanced from 8 hubs in the Southeast in attendance at the competition. Wheeler's Team advanced to South's BEST by winning 2nd place in the BEST Competition, 1st place in the Notebook category, and 2nd place for the BEST Award at the Georgia BEST Competition on October 23.

Wheeler Debate Team Triumphs
Wheeler High broke through with three top 20 teams in novice policy debate at the Cougar Classic Debate Tournament at Chattahoochee High School November 12 & 13. Congratulations to: Kevin Plattenburg ' 07 & Faraz Jamal ' 08, 2nd place, Lindsay Haines ' 06 & Caitlin Ehst ' 07, 18th place, Frank Li ' 07 & Joseph Ling ' 06, 20th place. Kevin Plattenburg also won 5th place and Caitlin Ehst won 8th place in the individual speaker awards category. Zach Vaudo ‘06 placed 9th in the Lincoln-Douglas Debate competition.

Wheeler Math Team Wins Again!
Wheeler's JV Math team placed second out of 32 schools at the Cobb County Invitational tournament on Saturday, October 30. Wheeler's team included Bill Panfel, ' 07, Matthew Martos, ' 08, Nishant Prasadh, ' 08, Matthew Thornton, ' 07, Alec Regitsky, ' 08, Stanley Wang, ' 08, Mark Reynolds,' 08, and Caitlin East, ' 07. Bill Panfel took third place and Matthew Martos took eighth place in the individual rankings.

“The Laramie Project”
Wheeler won 4th place in the Regional One-Act play competition held at Sequoyah High School on Saturday, October 30. Included in the cast of "The Laramie Project" were magnet students Nithya Amaraneni, ' 08, Andy Barry, ' 05, Nick Cripe, ' 07, Gaby Garcia, ' 06, Joseph Hawkins, ' 06, Jay Heinlein, ' 06, Bailey McClure, ' 06, and Katherine Tierney, ' 07. Katherine Tierney and Bailey McClure were among those named to the All-Star Cast.

Wheeler's Robotics Team took 2nd place in the Georgia BEST Competition
Congratulations to the members of Wheeler's Robotics Team who once again showed their dedication to engineering, science and technology by winning 2nd place in the BEST Competition and also receiving 2nd place for the BEST Award at the Georgia BEST Competition on October 23. Wheeler's Team will now be advancing to the "South's BEST" at Auburn University on November 19-20.

October 2004

Debate Team News
The novice policy debate team of Kevin Plattenburg, ' 07 and Frank Li, ' 08, took second place in the Sandra Worthington Silvers Classic debate tournament held in Calhoun, GA on October 22 & 23. Way to go!

Congratulations to the Wheeler Math Team!
Our JV Math Team won 1st Place at the first tournament for this school year on September 27. Wheeler's top four scorers were Stanley Wang,' 08, Nishant Prasadh,' 08, Bill Panfel,' 07, and Matthew Thornton,' 07.

Individually, Stanley placed 2nd in the county, Nishant tied for 3rd, Bill placed 5th, and Matthew placed 10th. In addition, Zlatomir Moldovanski,' 08 placed 11th, and Alec Regitsky,' 08, placed 15th. We had 6 students in the top 20!

The Varsity Math Team placed 6th. The Varsity Team's top 5 scorers were Tony Fan,' 05, Sam Adams,' 05, Shivam Patel,' 06, Drew Regitsky,' 06, and Lian Lian Zhu,' 06. Tony placed among the top 20 individuals.

Congratulations to our 2005 National Merit Semifinalists!
Sam Adams, Tony Fan, Jessica Lui, Melissa Mayer, Kelly Michaelis, Bruce Miller,
and Jason White.

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