Robotics team continues success

Robotics team continues success

Seven upper school robotics teams participated in the CAMS VEX robotics tournament at Cabrillo High School on Nov. 23. Katie Mumford ’20 led team 62X to victory, going undefeated throughout the competition. Team members win awards  During the finals, team 62X, represented at the tournament by Mumford and Isaac Dienstag ’21, defeated team 62A, which […]

The Key to Competition

The morning before her live audition for the Elite International Music Competition, Mia Shelton ’21 ate her usual breakfast, a cup of yogurt, and ran through a series of pre-competition rituals.“I have a breakdown if these [superstitions] don’t happen,” Shelton said. “For example, I need to get out of bed on my left foot, and […]

Accept competition

Accept competition

Competition will inevitably thrive between actors auditioning for the same lead role in the school play, baseball players turning as many double plays as they can to make the Varsity team and yearbook students trying to prove their commitment to their publication with the hopes of becoming an editor. Feeling pressure to succeed, especially at […]

Chronicle reaches finals in competition

The Chronicle moved on to the final round of the First Amendment Press Freedom Award competition, which is presented to a school that supports the First Amendment through its student media. The Chronicle was one of seven publications in the U.S. selected as a finalist. When the “Right on Point” podcast was published in September, […]

Student wins music competition

Ben Beckman ’19 won first place in the high school division of the Frost Composition Competition at the University of Miami for his original piece “Three Views” for Piano Quartet. Beckman plays French horn for the upper school symphony, and his compositions have been played by the symphony in previous concerts. A frequent participant of […]

Robotics teams win competition

Cameron Schiller ’19 won first place in the First Annual Spartan Championship robotics competition at La Verne High School on Oct. 18. Miles Agus ’18 and DJ Lesh ’18 also participated in making the winning robot. The competition measured the robot’s ability to stack cones on top of both mobile and stationary goals. The sophomore […]

The college process is not a competition

It’s the college race. It starts for most in ninth grade. Sometimes there are faulty starts or changes in direction, hurdles or shortcomings. But nevertheless, it is a race. And much like any other race, it is not often our own performances which we worry so much about — it’s those of our opponents. It’s […]

Karate chop: student wins 21st world championship

Kathryn Tian ’17 won her 21st world title at the World Organization of Martial Arts Athletes International World Martial Games XVI after defeating both girls and boys in the 17 and under black belt division in July. Tian traveled to Germany for the martial arts competition as one of 34 members on Team USA. Tian […]

Ethics team wins regional competition

Ethics Bowl team members Cameron Cabo ’16, Nathan Lee ’16 and Kathleen Edmiston ’17 won first place at the National High School Ethics Bowl regional qualifying competition Jan. 30. Students prepared to debate the ethical dilemmas of 15 different cases by doing the recommended research and discussing all pertinent moral issues relating to a situation. […]

Math competition draws low turnout

Students took the American Math Competition exam Feb. 2 during first and second period in the Chalmers lounge. This year, 53 students in total took the AMC 10 and 12. Last year, 98 students took the test. “This is a bit lower than in previous years but there is some natural variation, so I’m not […]