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  • Los Alamos High School is delighted to announce senior Vincent Tang was named one of three Siemens Competition Semifinalists for New Mexico. 
    His research paper was entitled, Identification and Characterization of HMGCL as a Therapeutic Target in BRAFV600E Positive Melanoma.
     
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    The Siemens Foundation established the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology in 1999. The Competition is the nation’s premiere science research competition for high school students and seeks to promote excellence by encouraging students to undertake individual or team research projects. It fosters intensive research that improves students' understanding of the value of scientific study and informs their consideration of future careers in these disciplines.

    Congratulations Vincent!
     
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  • It's National School Custodians Appreciation Day today!
     
    Thank you for taking care of Los Alamos High School.
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  • Ten LAHS Students Named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program
     
    Dr. Deborah Belew-Nyquist, principal of Los Alamos High School, announced today that ten students in the senior class have been named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Letters of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporattion (NMSC), which conducts the program, were presented to Gerald Collom, Sudeep Dasari, Eleanor Devlin, Jacob Holesinger, Megan Kuzmack, Helen Lu, Aletta Marciano, James Sinnis, Wesley Skidmore and Samuel Wolfe.
     
    “We are extremely proud of our students and their accomplishments,” said Dr. Belew-Nyquist.  “It is a great testament to the dedication and efforts of these students, their parents and our staff in educating and preparing our students for the future.”
     
    About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Although they will not continue in the 2015  competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQTR).
     
    “The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”
     
    Ten LAHS Students Named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit
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    Los Alamos High School Principal Dr. Deborah Belew-Nyquist presented Letters of Commendation recognizing LAHS Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program to: (front, left to right) Eleanor Devlin, Helen Lu, Aletta Marciano, James Sinnis; (back, left to right) Samuel Wolfe, Sudeep Dasari, Gerald Collom  and Jacob Holesinger.
     
    Not pictured: Megan Kuzmack and Wesley Skidmore
     
     
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  • As a tribute to LAHS athletics before she moved, Ms.Vicki Nelms asked the LAHS Art Students to paint the Hill-Topper Logo on the Shed at Sullivan Field.
     
    LAHS Tribute to Athletics  
    Thanks to Olivia Snyder, Melissa Teter, Isabelle Runde, Brandon Turner, Steven Calhoun, Luke Kachelmeier and Eben Bold for helping.  A special thanks to Holly Aikin, because without her eye for detail and her personal dedication, this project would not have been completed.  Go Toppers!
     
     
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  • Fourteen LAHS Students Named Semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program

    Today officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  Los Alamos High School is pleased to acknowledge that 14 members of the Class of 2015 have received this distinction.  They are: Leyla Akhadov, Daniel Ben-Naim, Sally Grindstaff, Andrew (AJ) Makela, Katharine Margevicius, David Murphy, Colin Redman, Benjamin Reichelt, Sara Stubben, Alexander Swart, Vincent Tang, Sarah Wallstrom, Harrison Williams and William Zhao. Alexandr Wang, who was graduated with the Class of 2014, was also named a semifinalist.

    “This is a very prestigious accomplishment attained by these students,” said Principal Dr. Debbie Belew-Nyquist.  “We are very proud of them.”

    These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth approximately $33 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.  About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

    The National Merit Semifinalists and their parents were honored at a luncheon today hosted by the principal.  Also in attendance were Assistant Superintendent Gerry Washburn, Assistant Principals Mike Johnson and Carter Payne, Athletic Director Ann Stewart and other guests.  The luncheon was catered by teacher Kristen Pyle and her Culinary Arts and ProStart students.

    NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 440 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.
     
    National Merit SemiFinalist  

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    The fourteen LAHS Students named Semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program pictured with Principal Dr. Deborah Belew-Nyquist ( front left) and Assistant Superintendent Gerry Washburn (front right) are (front, left to right): Leyla Akhadov, Sarah Wallstrom, Sara Stubben, Katharine Margevicius, David Murphy; (back, left to right) Daniel Ben-Naim, William Zhao, Colin Redman, Harrison Williams, Alexander Swart, Benjamin Reichelt, AJ Makela and Vincent Tang.

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