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  • The New Mexico Public Education Department sent a letter congratulating the Los Alamos High School Special Education Department on achieving 100% compliance with paperwork and protocols for students transitioning from high school to college and/or the work world.
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  • Dr. Debbie Belew-Nyquist, Principal, Los Alamos High School, is pleased to announce all 15 National Merit Semifinalists have been advanced to Finalist standing with the National Merit Scholarship Program.
    Beginning in March and continuing to mid-June, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation notifies approximately 7,600 Finalists at their home addresses that they have been selected to receive the Merit Scholarship® award.  Congratulations to all 15 Los Alamos High School Finalists!  We are Proud!
    National Merit Scholar  
    Congratulations to our National Merit Finalists:
    Leyla Akhadov, Daniel Ben-Naim, Sally Grindstaff, Andrew Makela, Katharine Margevicius, David Murphy, Colin Redman, Benjamin Reichelt, Sara Stubben, Alexander Swart, Vincent Tang, Sarah Wallstrom, Alexandr Wang, Harrison Williams, William Zhao
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  • The LA Precision Rifle team traveled to Phoenix this past week to participate in the Navy Regional and National Championships.
    The Los Alamos team finished as the top Navy team in the regional, besting the other Navy schools from New Mexico, Texas and California.  Qualifying teams from across the country were competing in Ohio, Alabama and Phoenix Arizona for their respective service championships. The Los Alamos Precision team posted the high Navy score nationally, besting the second place team from New Albany Indiana by 5 points to take the overall Navy National Championships. JoAnna O’Neill was the top Navy individual shooter and second nationally. At the regional 4 Los Alamos shooters made the top 8 finals with JoAnna O’Neill finishing first for a gold medal, Samantha Miller second for a silver and Sam Wolfe third for a bronze. Rounding out the team was David Murphy with Holly Hayes as the team alternate who also made the finals. The team will travel to Ohio in March to compete in the all service championships. The Navy trophy will be presented at the awards ceremony there in March. A big congratulations to our team and this huge success.
    LCDR Shumaker, David Murphy, Holly Hayes, Samantha Miller, JoAnna O'Neill, Samuel Wolfe  
    Congratulations to: LCDR Shumaker, David Murphy,
    Holly Hayes, Samantha Miller, JoAnna O'Neill, Samuel Wolfe
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  • National History Day
    These students all took 1st or 2nd place in the Farmington Regional Contest for National History Day.
    National History Day
    Students from top left to right:
    Kaylen Pocaterra, Kim Pestovich, Daniel Wang, Kathryn McClenahan, Katie Delgado and Nate Delgado
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  • 14 LAHS Students won Gold Medals in the National German Exam! 
    Those students scored in the 90th percentile nationally and of those 14 students 11 students qualify to apply for a fully funded study trip to Germany. Three students scored in the 99th percentile: Kathryn Delgado, Wilbur Wang and Tabitha Welsh. Wunderbar!!!
    15 students won silver medals and 12 bronze. There were also many achievement awards. This is an outstanding achievement because the exam is modeled on AP type questions and students have to be able to cope with completely authentic listening, viewing and reading sources. Frau Boshier is proud to teach such dedicated, hard working students.
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  • Congratulations to Deanna Gutierrez who has been selected as one of two delegates for the United States Senate Youth Program representing the State of New Mexico.
    The 104 student delegates from all 50 states will be immersed in Washington D.C. activities throughout the week of March 7-14, 2015. Delegates will hear major policy addresses by Senators, cabinet members, officials of the Departments of State and Defense and directors of federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Each session with elected officials includes an in-depth question and answer period. In addition to outstanding leadership abilities and a strong commitment to public service, the students generally rank academically in the top percentile of their states. They continue to excel and develop impressive qualities that are often directed toward public service.  Each delegate is awarded a $5,000 College Scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science. 
     Congratulations, Deanna!
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  • Los Alamos High School is pleased to announce that Senior Vincent Tang has been selected as a Regional Finalist in the 2014 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology.
    Being selected as a Regional Finalist is an exceptional achievement. Out of the nearly 4,500 students who submitted projects to the Siemens Competition, only three individuals in New Mexico advanced to the Regional Competitions. Vincent will participate in the Regional Competition at the University of Texas at Austin, November 14-15, 2014. The regional winners will advance to the National Competition at The George Washington University, December 5-8, 2014 to compete for scholarships ranging from $10,000 up to a top prize of $100,000.
    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.
    Congratulation, Vincent! We are proud of your accomplishment!

    Go Hilltoppers!
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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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