Week in Review - March 14 - March 18, 2016

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 12:02pm

Congratulations to our History Day Students and Teachers!

This past Saturday, Reservoir hosted the 2016 Howard County History Day Competition. Students from every middle and high school in the county participated in this event, trying to qualify for the state and national competitions. Several Reservoir students won awards in the various categories listed below.

Group Performance: Jamestown: the Terrible Beginning to a Nation --

Lexi Keeling, Tyler Reiff, Erin Shugar and Maya Budzinski -- Ms. Coker -- First Place

Individual Exhibit: Medical Advancements in WWI -- Rebecca Li -- Ms. Coker -- First Place

Group Performance: Gandhi -- Katie Krutz, Anaya Mathur, and Madi Pepe -- Ms. Lee -- Second Place

Individual Documentary: Baltimore Fire -- Taylor Spillman -- Ms. Coker -- Second Place

Individual Webpage: Gandhi: Encountering Racial Discrimination and Exploring Nonviolent Protest -- Delara Rajabi -- Mr. Edlowitz -- Second Place

Group Documentary:  Jacques Cousteu -- Abby Kim, Margaret Wang,  and Alice Zeng -- Mr. Edlowitz -- Second Place

Group Documentary: International Space Station -- Ryleigh Griffin and Joey Maruschak -- Ms. Coker -- Third Place

Individual Webpage: Nelson Mandela -- Yasmeen Nekoo -- Ms. Coker -- Third Place

Group Webpage: Indian’s Womens’ Rights -- Victoria Airapetian and Gita Lekhram -- Mr. Gresick -- Third Place

Congratulations again to all of our students who participated in History Day. The students who came in First and Second Place will compete at the State History Day Competition.  Thanks to Mr. Jan Edlowitz, Ms. Jenn Coker, Ms. Deanna Lee, and Mr. Gresick for their work with these students.

Thanks also to Mr. Andre Beaudoin and Mr. Chris Coker (Ms. Coker's husband) for serving as judges on Saturday. Outstanding!

Congratulations to our Band Program!

Last weekend the RHS Concert and Symphonic Bands participated in the Howard County High School Band Assessment at Glenelg High. Both bands performed well and received positive feedback from the audience and judges.  Thanks to our student musicians ... it is always a delight to hear you perform!

Thanks to our Band Director, Mr. David Bacon!

Congratulations to RHS DECA!

The Reservoir High School Chapter of DECA continues to serve as a model organization for others around the state. At the Maryland State Conference held last week, our chapter took Second Place overall and several Reservoir students were elected to state positions for next year.

Congratulations to the newly elected 2016-17 State DECA officers:
Region 3 VP:  Todd DeTufo
Vice President of Chapter Development:  Sashi Rai
Vice President of Public Relations:  Hayoung Park
Executive Vice President:  Connor Tayman
President:  Haley Tiller

Congratulations again to these students and to all of our students who presented at the State Conference.

Thanks to Ms. Deb Dear, Ms. Linda Pchelka, Ms. Gisela Cooke, Mr. Andre Beaudoin, Mr. Thomas Roberts, and Ms. Elise Jordan (RHS Retired Teacher) for their dedication to this outstanding leadership development program!

Congratulations again to the Reservoir Vocal Music Program!

As reported earlier, the RHS Concert Choir and Madrigals performed at the Howard County High School Adjudication last week. However, we have received additional information that we would like to share. Both ensembles received "1" scores (Superior) in performance and sight-singing and were invited to participate in the State Festival! Unfortunately, the State Festival is being held during our Spring Music Trip so our students will not be able to participate, but what a wonderful honor.

Congrats again to our Choir Students and DK!

Congratulations to the Speech and Debate Team!

Several members of our team have qualified for the Baltimore Metro Championships to be held this Saturday, March 19. Students who win on Saturday are invited to compete in the National Championships!

Best Wishes to the students listed below:

Public Forum Debate:  Shafin Malik and Joe Smith

Lincoln Debate: Ryleigh Griffin

Children’s Literature:  Britney Sarpong and Shelby Johnson

Dramatic Duo: Sarah and Sarene Owusu

Declamation: Pauline Comising

Oral Interpretation of Poetry & Prose: Britney Sarpong

Shafin, Shelby, and Ryleigh are first time qualifiers.  Britney will be defending her Children’s Literature Championship from last year as will the Owusus in Dramatic Duo.  Good Luck to all of our team members and Coach Emily Mandile!

Congratulations to the Visual Arts Program!

Recently, we announced that a record 51 Reservoir artists and photographers were recognized at the Regional Level of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Twelve of those students received the highest level of recognition, a Gold Key Award, and their work advanced for consideration at the national level!

Congratulations to Ally Wagner from Ms. Long’s Art 2 GT class and Juwan Yi from Mr. English’s Art 3 AP class! They both just received National Silver Key Awards from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!

As the most prestigious art competition for high school students in the country, Scholastic received over 300,000 entries this year. Less than 1% of all submissions are recognized at the national level. There were only 39 national art awards earned by students in Maryland this year and we are extremely proud to have two of them here at Reservoir. Congrats again to Ally and Juwan ... congrats also to their families and teachers!

Have a wonderful weekend.  Go Gators!