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Educational Partnership and Cultural Exchange in Action
Over the weekend, SPS alumni Chloe Simner was honored to sing with Kristen Chenowith at a concert in New Jersey. Moving one step closer to her dream of performing on Broadway, Simner stepped into a green dress to take the the role of Elphaba for one night with the original Glinda on Broadway, Kristen Chenowith, at her concert. She sang to a full house of 1300+ patrons including Stephen Schwartz (the composer of Wicked). Chloe attended Davenport Ridge Elementary, Scofield and Stamford High.
SPS Alumni Performs with Broadway Star
Marcela Aju Mejia (12) was awarded "Best Interview" at the high school level by the Connecticut Press Club for her interview with Dr. Lucero last year. Marcela’s interview was featured on The Round Table, the Stamford High student-run digital news outlet.
Two other SHS students received "Honorable Mention" for their work - Daniel Campos (12), for his feature story on his childhood cancer experience, and Esther Jean-Charles (11), for her editorial on school bathrooms.
Marcela accepted her award from Thomas Renner of the CT Press Club on Wednesday night at their annual awards dinner in Westport at the Saugatuck Rowing Club.
SPS FBLA Students earn Invitation to the National Competition
Students from all three high schools participated in this year’s "FBLA" Future Business Leaders of America state-wide competition on Friday March 17th. Students who placed 1st-5th are eligible to attend the National Competition in Atlanta in late June. Congratulations to all!
The Stamford High School FBLA, led by Ms. Mackey, had eight students compete and place:
· Christian Dattolo - 3rd place- Business Law
· Joaquin Huerta Diaz - 4th Place - Banking and Financial Systems
· Sydney Laureano-Rikardsen - 3rd place - Business Communication
· Katelyn Laureano-Rikardsen - 1st place - Public Speaking
· Keira Lubliner - 2nd Place - Human Resource Management
· Ryan Shoztic - 1st place - Political Science
· Brina Vukel - 1st place - Journalism
· Ben Yudolevich - 1st place - Securities and Investments
SHS Celebrates Women Making a Difference
Stamford High School welcomed and celebrated local women who are making a difference in our community right now! Stamford Mayor Caroline Simmons, businesswoman Jacklyn Williams, former SPS employee and now an employee of the Stamford Police Department Tyrsa Pratcher, and State Treasury Department member Gabby Koc graced our stage and gave students a first-hand account of their personal stories, their successes and failures, and advice for our current generation of students. A special thanks to event organizer Mey Silvey (10) and her team of student helpers: Orlando Camacho, Ana Cabnal, Ana Hernandez, Zahra Fadil, Darcy Churchill-Joell, Sabrina Morency, and Ryan Khessibi.
Stamford Is Hosting the CT State Debate Championships!
Stamford High School will be hosting the Connecticut Debate Association State Finals tournament for the 2022-23 season on Saturday, March 25, 2023. The in-person tournament follows a Parliamentary format and features high school students who qualified throughout the year by finishing in the top 5 at a statewide tournament. This is the first time SPS has had the honor of hosting the state finals in over a decade!
- AITE has 10 students competing
- SHS has 14 students competing
- WHS has 8 students competing
Thank you to our staff, students, parents and community members who have volunteered their time to make teams and coaches from across the state feel welcome in Stamford. Good luck to all competitors!
SHS Roundtable is Awarded a Silver Crown
Stamford High’s digital news outlet, The Round Table, was recently awarded a Silver Crown by the Columbia University Scholastic Press Association judging panel. SHS was one of only 15 schools nationally who were awarded a silver crown (in the Digital News category). 5 schools won gold crown awards nationally. SHS won a silver crown last year as well. Congratulations to teacher Jon Ringel and the members of his journalism classes!