AWARDS, AFFILIATIONS AND RECOGNITION

  • Metro's Expo Fest Team (2019) won second place in the Computer Science Challenge. Mel DeBlasio and Adrian Huq were selected to give the presentation on the main stage for the Big Pitch (for the third year in a row)! Website here. Sizzle reel here. Pictures here.

  • The eesmarts Annual Student Contest: Adrian Huq won 2nd place for their grant proposal to reduce our school's energy use. Over 800 students entered this contest across all grade levels! Adrian accepted the award May 13, 2019 at the CT State Capitol.

  • Metro's Expo Fest Team (2018) won second place in the Computer Science Challenge for their project: "EnviroQuest".  For the second year in a row, our team was also one of three selected to compete in the Big Pitch during the closing ceremony.  Check out their sizzle reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arFtvEsApnc

  • New Haven Science Fair: Sophomore Adara Huq, with her "Evaluating the Effectiveness of Recycling Bins,” won the $100 Lily W. Science and Communications Award for "a scientifically sound project and excelling at communicating the results”. Freshmen I'anna Deleon and sophomore Noah Lowe won honorable mention for "Depression and Anxiety on Youth," and captured the attention of many judges, who encouraged them to continue and expand their research next year!  Freshmen Aekrama Ahmed and Nahom Kidane won third place for their timely "Up, Down goes the Climate Change" and are excited to continue learning more about climate change next year! (2018)

  • Edgar 'Nico' Rivera, Class of 2020, will take over as the student representative on the Board of Education (2018)

  • Adara Huq, Class of 2020, scored in the top 5% (of over 3,000 videos submitted) for Khan Academy's Breakthrough Junior Challenge (2017)

  • Dominic DeMilo, Class of 2018, won the Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship for the New Haven School District (2017)

  • ExpoFest, 2nd place winner of Fresh Perspectives Level 1 NGSS Challenge (2017)

  • New Haven Science Fair: "Hot Potato, Hot Potato" (Adara Huq tested to see if food size affected carryover cooking time) won 2nd place and Special Award for Excellence in Science Communication; "Planets Turn into Grass" (Marqus Simmons planted seeds into different temperature atmospheres to see which one can best support life) earned an honorable mention (2017)

  • CT HOSA-Future Health Professionals, Spring Leadership Conference, state-wide 1st place winner in Human Growth and Development & 2nd place winner in Medical Law and Ethics (2017)

  • Member of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Affiliate School Program funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (2017)

  • Canal Dock Inc./ New Haven Dragon Boat Regatta, 1st ever high school team & winner of "Best Campsite" (2016)

  • CT HOSA-Future Health Professionals, 1st place winner for Nutrition and Epidemiology, 2nd place winner for Public Health, Medical Law and Ethics, and Human Growth and Development (2016)

  • Skills 21 at Education Connection, 1st place winner in Foundations of Health Science and Technology (2016)

  • Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) CT GSA of the Year Award (2016)

  • New Haven Science Fair, winner of the Dennis Bornick Award for Excellence in Environmental Science Studies and Alternative Energy and the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven Award for Ecology, Environmental, and Alternative Energy Research Award (2016)

  • Student Recipients of the Yale Shafer Scholarship (2016) and Gates Millennium Scholarship (2014, 2016)

  • Connecticut Building Congress, Inc., Project Team Award of Merit (2015)

  • CT HOSA-Future Health Professionals, Leadership Conference Charter Chapter Award (2015)

  • National Science Teachers Association, Robert E. Yager Excellence in Teaching Award presented to Chris Willems (2015)

  • New Haven Public Schools, Alternative Basketball League 1st place (2014-2015), 2nd place (2009)

  • New Haven Public Schools, T.A.P.S. Innovation Award (2015)

  • CT Council of Language Teachers, COLT Poetry Contest, 1st place in Arabic I, Arabic II, Arabic III, Spanish III, and 3rd place in Arabic Heritage (2014)

  • Deloitte Award for creating a school-wide College going Culture (2012)

  • US News and World Report, Bronze Medal for being top 100 High Schools in CT (2008)

  • Century for 21st Century Skills, CT Student Innovation Expo:

    • Outstanding Contribution to Public Health, (2013, 2014 and 2015)

    • Medical Science and Technology: Outstanding Contribution to MedSciTech (2014)

    • Chem21, Materials Science Challenge, 1st Place (2013)

    • Digital Media and Movie Making: Exploring Diversity Challenge, 2nd place (2013)

    • Director's Award, Public Health (2013)

    • Foundations of Health Science and Technology: Responsible Design Challenge, 3rd place (2013); Outstanding Booth and Marketing Campaign (2012); Outstanding Website (2012)

    • Outstanding Interpretation of Expo Theme, "Adaptability" (2012)

    • Research Design and Development: Outstanding RD2 Project (2012); Outstanding Mobile App Design (2012)

    • Information Technology Research and Design, Outstanding Marketing Campaign (2011)

    • Outstanding Bio21: Presentation (2011); Prototype & Outstanding Bio21 Exhibition Booth (2011)

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