We are excited to announce an evolution of our after-school Mandarin program. Working with the Chinese Flagship Center of Hunter College, starting in Fall of 2013, after-school Mandarin at the Campus Schools will be a more substantial program which can lead courses that earn Hunter College credit. In 2013-14, we will be offering Non-credit Introduction to Chinese, Part I and Part II (Fall Semester and Spring Semester, respectively) for all grades and Hunter College Elementary Chinese I (full year) for Grades 8 and up. For more details, see the attached course descriptions and sign-up form.
Hunter College Middle School debate teams won the top awards at the Middle School Public Debate Program National Championship Tournament hosted byClaremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA on April 20th. Hunter’s first place team won the Grand Final round, arguing against the proposition that “The U.S. President should have the authority to execute American citizens without judicial oversight.” “Hunter’s accomplishment is extraordinary. Out of thousands of students participating in the program this year across the country, their outstanding young debaters accomplished something no other school has ever done,” said Kate Shuster, Ph.D., founder and co-director of the MSPDP. Please click here for more details and to see the names of all the HCCS Winners
Hunter College High School will be hosting it’s Fifth Annual College Fair on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013. This fair is open to 11th grade students and their parents ONLY. 11th grade students will be able to attend the fair starting at 12:00 p.m., following the Half-Day.
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This year, we had 16 students compete in the New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF) Finals round held on Tuesday March 19th at the American Museum of Natural History. All 16 of them won awards and 5 out of the16 have been selected to represent New York City at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in May. Congratulations to our five ISEF finalists: Anna Blech, Stefan Colton, Alexander Epstein, Axel Feldmann, and Kalia Firester. We wish them good luck at the international competition in May! Please click here for more details and to see the names of all the Finalists
The Hunter MATHCOUNTS team finished in 2nd place out of the 48 schools competing at the MATHCOUNTS State Competition held at RPI on Saturday, March 16. The #1 team from the Rochester area has dominated for the last three years. The Hunter team (eighth graders Serina Hu (captain), Karen Chen, Max Everett, Tanya Hao, and David Liu (alternate)) worked together beautifully and their hard work won them all 2nd place trophies. Serina was one of 14 students to qualify for the fast-paced Countdown Round and won the final round against a very strong upstate competitor. She came home with the #1 in Countdown trophy, but, since the NYS Countdown Round is unofficial, she just missed qualifying for Nationals.
Our trip to Houston at the end of Winter Break on Feb 22 was a big success. Hunter finished 3rd in the Texas Invitational, with a team consisting of Seniors Willie Ha and Wilton Rao along with co-captains Marianna Zhang and Zihan Zheng. Hunter finished in 6th place in the second tournament of the weekend, after losing a tiebreak match to Detroit Catholic Central, one of our longtime rivals in Quiz Bowl. One week later, we brought four teams (that’s 16 students!) to Yale in New Haven, CT for the Bulldog HS Academic Tournament, a high-level regional competition. For the fourth year in a row, Hunter won the Bulldog, beating our friends from Ridgewood HS in an exciting final match. Our B team finished in 4th place, and even our D team had some wins!
On March 2, 2013, Hunter Middle School and High School Science Bowl Teams competed in the Department of Energy Science Bowl Regionals. The High school team (Omar Khan, Dean Deng, Sarah Hamerling, Stephen Leong and Alexander Chan) bagged the first place and qualified to go for the National competition in Washington DC from April 25-29, 2013. The Middle School team (Shantanu Jha, Gregorio Manabat, Matthew Zucker, Benjamin Firester and Henry Cheng) competed with nineteen other teams and came in second. We are proud of the excellent performance by our students at the Science Bowl Regionals.
Our Andre Arslan, won a Gold Medal on the 6th Romanian Master of Mathematics competition, February 27 - March 3, 2013. The USA team did extremely well. It is on the first place, followed by the Russian and the UK teams. The Romanian Master of Mathematics and Sciences (formerly known as the Romanian Masters in Mathematics) is an annual competition for HS students, held in Bucharest, Romania. Congratulations to Andre and let’s wish him a further success in this endeavor!
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The HCHS Arts Department is proud to announce that three HCHS chamber music ensembles have won prestigious “The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center” Chamber Music Competitions. Two Junior High School level ensembles have been selected to perform in the Chamber Music Society’s 18th annual “Young Ensembles Concert”. Eleven ensembles were chosen from the tri-state area. The performance will be held on May 23rd, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Rose Studio in Lincoln Center. If you would like to attend either of these performances, please contact Michael Stratechuk via email at: email@example.com.
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On Saturday, February 2nd at Baruch College HCHS participated in the MATHCOUNTS Chapter Competition. 28 teams were competing for a chance to advance to the New York State MATHCOUNTS Competition in March. We finished in 1st place with a very strong showing. Our alternates Chelsea Chen, David Kao, Dylan Li, Nancy Lu, and Amanda Zong also did very well. All five of our top students qualified for the fast-paced Countdown Round in which we walked off with two of the four trophies: #1 Serina Hu & #3 Karen Chen. Serina, Karen, Max, Tanya, and David will go on to represent Hunter in the New York State MATHCOUNTS Competition at RPI in March.