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Seaholm Forensic Team
MIFA Forensic State Tournament this weekend. We compete in the Class A category, which corresponds to our school size.
We had a small, but mighty showing at the event. Seven students qualified for the State tournament out of the Regional.
- Dina Kamal (9th) in the event of Impromptu
- Erika Yee (10th) in the event of Sales
- Xavier Choussat (10th) in the event of Oratory
- Anna Geisler (10th) in the event of Oratory
- Ema Isaku (10th) in the event of Poetry
- Viraj Nautiyal (10th) in the event of Broadcast
- Ava Morisi (11th) in the event of Dramatic Interpretation
Of our seven competitors, three were State Finalists (top 6 in the State)!
- Erika Yee came in 3rd
- Ava Morisi came in 6th
- Ema Isaku came in 6th
At the end of the tournament, Sweepstakes awards are given which include the contributions and points earned by all competitors, not just finalists. This year, Seaholm was a “plate-winning” team coming in 8th place in Class A.
The Seaholm DECA chapter, traveled to Atlanta, GA in late April to compete in the DECA International Career Development Conference. This competition is held annually for DECA chapters from around the world. Our three Seaholm teams had outstanding performances. Mahlah Machesky competed in the Human Resource Management Series Event. The Team of Mohan Badhwar and Jonah Kutinsky competed in the Sports and Entertainment Team Decision Making Event. The Team of Mina Badhwar and Karis Henrich competed in the School Based Enterprise Event.
The team of Mohan Badhwar and Jonah Kutinsky placed in the top 20 out of 200+ teams in the world. They also received 1st place on the role play portion of their competition. The team of Mina Badhwar and Karis Henrich placed in top 20 out of 200+ teams in the world. Seaholm DECA had an outstanding year, and we are looking forward to more success next year.
Check out the link below for some pictures 🙂
Birmingham’s Robotics team, Automation Nation, #2960, was back in action this past weekend, competing at the Muskegon FIRST Robotics District Tournament. This year’s game, Rapid React, has a low goal and a high goal for shooting game objects, and a multi-level climbing structure for the endgame challenge. Team 2960 ranked 7th overall out of 38 teams after the round robin rounds. They were selected to be on the #4 alliance, and won their last 6 matches on Saturday, before losing in the semifinals to the eventual champions. During qualification rounds on Friday, their alliance earned the highest score in the state of Michigan. Their next tournament is at Troy Athens high School on April 1st.
John Abraham, Sawyer Smith, Marc Canellas, Carson Chao, Griffin Silbert, Nasser Awada, and Sarah Hubbbard.
Enjoy pics and record score video:
Please join me in congratulating the students that attended the Michigan State University Model United Nations Conference this weekend!
We had two delegates win awards:
-Viraj Nautiyal – was an Honorable Delegate for his work as Ghana in the Special Political and Decolonization Committee
-Alex Walters – was a Best Delegate for his work as Farmforce in the World Cocoa Foundation Specialized Committee
Congratulate to all the students that participated! They all did an outstanding job!
Seaholm’s Math Club participates in a variety of mathematics competitions throughout the year. Last month, they took part in MathCON, a national competition that gives students from across the country the opportunity to compete against other students to enhance and excel their mathematics interest and education as well as earn scholarship opportunities.
In the first round of competition, sophomore Ian Pahuja scored in the 98th percentile nationally and qualified for the finals, which will be held in Chicago on April 30th.
Bowen Mei (10), Luke Park (11), Alex Motea (10), John Abraham (11), and Anderson Corum (11) all qualified as alternates for the national finals.
The mathematics department is very proud of these students’ curiosity, enthusiasm, and dedication. Please join me in congratulating them on their achievement.
Seaholm DECA had an outstanding time at the State Career Development Conference March 10-12. Please congratulate students on their accomplishments. We are so proud of their success!
DECA is a co-curricular Marketing club where students compete in marketing related competition at a District, State, and International level. DECA prepares leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management.
Seaholm had 23 competitors and received 19 awards in total. These awards consisted of 2 Top Role Play medals, 12 Overall Finalist medals and 5 ICDC Qualifying Awards sending students to the International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in April.
Human Resources Management Series Event
Mahlah Machesky- Overall Finalist, ICDC Qualifiers
Principles of Business Management
Milan Patel- Top Role Play Award, Overall Finalist
Sports and Entertainment Series Event
Harrison Keziah- Top Role Play Award
Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making Event
Team of Mina Badhwar and Emily Robinson- Overall Finalist
Team of Karis Henrich and Katie Slazinski- Overall Finalist
Marketing Management Team Decision Making Event
Team of Ricky Semilla and Jaren Shreffler- Overall Finalist
Sports and Entertainment Team Decision Making Event
Team of Adam Fischer and Anthony Long- Overall Finalist
Team of Mohan Badhwar and Jonah Kutinsky- Overall Finalist, ICDC Qualifiers
School Based Enterprise Event
Team of Mina Badhwar, Mahlah Machesky and Karis Henrich- ICDC Qualifiers
- Top Role Play Award-Students compete in role play events and receive this award if their role play score is 1st place in their flight.
- Overall Finalist Award-Students receive this award if their overall score places them in 1st or 2nd place in their flight.
- ICDC Qualifying Award-Students receive this award if their overall score places them 1st place in their flight. This award qualifies them for the International Competition.
Club SOS students spent this past Saturday raking leaves for seniors in our community. It was a cold, wet day but the students came through for those in need!
Seaholm Debate Team
Seaholm Debate has started off the season strong!
At the University of Kentucky Season Opener, captains Erika Yee and Luke Guevara competed over the course of two days against various teams from 34 different states. They advanced to the quarterfinals (top 8 teams) at this exciting National competition. In their division, both members (Erika Yee- 5th and Luke Guevara 8th) won speaking awards.
Erika Yee and Luke Guevara also competed at the University of California Fullerton tournament. Their team competed over the course of three days and against 23 teams from across the country. They advanced to the quarterfinals (top 8 teams) of the tournament. Erika and Luke also won individual speaking awards- Erika coming in 5th and Luke coming in 3rd place overall against competitors in their division.
We had four teams compete at the Holt Invitational. The team of Gavin Minni and Viraj Nautiyal won both individual and team awards. Gavin came in as the 7th best speaker at the tournament in his division, and Viraj came in 5th. Additionally, they advanced to the semifinals, placing them as one of the competition's top four teams.
Most recently, we competed at Groves Falcon Invitational. Seaholm had five teams competing this weekend. In preliminary rounds, Erika Yee and Luke Guevara went 3-1, Adam Fischer and Dylan Babitch went 2-2, as did Viraj Nautiyal and Gavin Minni. Selina Lin and Elizabeth Scicluna went 1-3 in their first competition, as did our novice, hybrid team of Sean Joyce and Phoebe Awad. Erika and Luke advanced to the tournament's final round, losing in a disappointing 2-1 decision against Dexter High School. Additionally, Erika was awarded the 8th best speaker in her division.
Great work, Seaholm Debate!
Seaholm Forensic Team
This weekend, the Seaholm Forensic Team competed at the Regional Tournament. All 17 of our students who competed qualified for the State tournament which will be held on Friday, April 30th- Saturday, May 1st.
Broadcast- Kush Nautiyal- 4th place
Duo- Ava Morisi and Jonas Annear- 2nd place
Extemporaneous- Charly Ying- 2nd place, Gavin Minni- Qualifier
Impromptu- Adam Meskouri- 1st place, Viraj Nautiyal- Qualifier
Informative- Arvin Yaple- 5th place
Oratory- Clara Quandt- 1st place, Haven Capone- Qualifier
Oratory 9/10- Anna Geisler- 6th place
Poetry- Grace Hoover- 4th place
Prose- Gracie Long- 4th place
Sales- Erika Yee- 2nd place, Ava Boltik- 4th place
Storytelling- JoJo Williams, Ava Schehr- Qualifier