Magnet News: Summer 2009

2009 was another year of great accomplishments for Magnet students and teachers:

    • Magnet Research Convention: On April 16, 2009, the 17th Annual Magnet Research Convention showcased student research projects that were completed by the Class of 2009. The students were supervised by Susan Ragan.

    • National Merit Scholarships: Many Magnet students won National Merit Scholarships this year: Sally Huang '09, Mandeep S. Bedi '09, Jiali Fang '09, Samir R. Chainani '09, Sneha T. Kannan '09, Charles L. Kong '09, Jessica Chen '09, Elaine T. Chung '09, Tai Zheng '09, Stone Shen '09, and Monica Wei '09.

    • It's Academic Winners: On May 16, 2009, Elizabeth So '09, Ethan Wang '09, and Jeremy Fallick '10 won First Place at the It's Academic Regional Final. The team was coached by James Schafer.

    • ACSL All-Stars: On May 24, 2009, Blair's team of Purnima Balakrishnan '09, Mario Choi '11, Jitu Das '09, Jacob Hurwitz '10, and Sang Tian '09 won first place at the American Computer Science League All-Star Competition in Huntsville, Alabama. David Kaufman '12, Lori Kaufman '12, Frederic Koehler '12, Ben Lowenstein '12, and Andrew Lu '12 won third place in the Intermediate Division. The teams were coached by Mary Ann Dvorsky and Tran Pham.

    • Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholar: On May 28, 2009, Chris Bodine '09 was named a Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholar.

    • American Regions Mathematics League: On May 30, 2009, the Montgomery County A team finished in fifth place at the American Regions Mathematics League competition in State College, PA. The members of the team were Akimitsu Hogge '09, Anand Oza '10, Charles Argue '11, Daniel Stiles '09, Devin Zhang '10, Edward Gan '09, Eric An '09, Geoffrey Ji (Richard Montgomery) '11, Holden Lee (Eleanor Roosevelt) '09, Jacob Hurwitz '10, Mario Choi '11, Qinxuan Pan (Thomas Wootton) '09, Rohan Puttagunta '10, Suyan She (Thomas Wootton) '09, and Tommy Zhang '11. The team was coached by Eric Walstein.

    • Olympiad Qualifiers: Jonathan Gootenberg '09 has qualified for the United States Biology Olympiad Training Camp. Michael Cohen '10 has qualified for the United States Computing Olympiad Training Camp. Edward Gan '09 qualified for the United States Physics Olympiad Training Camp but will be unable to attend.

    • Byrd Scholar: On June 18, 2009, Sahar Shamatdar '09 was named a Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholar.