Congratulations to Lauren Hlavacek, class of 2019, who is the first student from Wayzata High School to earn the National Community Service Ambassador Award from the United Nations Association USA this year! This award recognizes students who make the decision to invest energy and effort in others by volunteering in their local community
If you are interested in applying for this reward, more information is available at https://innerview.org/pages/
Two teams of WHS students competed in the "Mathworks Math Modeling Challenge" earlier this month. The teams had 14 hours to write a paper in which they created a mathematical model to address the societal issues surrounding substance abuse. While both teams made the top 20% in the nation, one of the teams, made up of juniors Amanda Chan, Zachary Xiong, and George Lyu, and seniors Alisha Zhu and Caroline Zeng, made the top 6 out of 877 teams nationwide! They will be traveling to New York City on April 29th to present their papers and win up to $20,000 for their team! Congratulations!
Congratulations to the WHS Math Team on your first place win at the state tournament on March 11th!
Audrey Koehler, a senior, was recently featured by CCX media as the Standout Student of the Week. She received this award for her work for Days for Girls, which makes reusable menstrual kits for women and girls who don't have access to these products, namely in third world countries. She started this project with her National Honor Society leadership project, which send kits to Haiti, but continued on working with them,as she says, "for own personal interest rather than to meet some requirement or impress somebody else".
She is a terrific student in school, taking many advanced courses, and is highly involved in her local community.
Keep up the good work!
WHS Executive Team Reporter Cade Hanson
Congrats to Shin-Tsz Kuo, Katie Liu and Preeti Pidatalla for being recognized as state recipients of the National Center for Women in Technology's Aspirations in Computing award! Preeti also received the honor of runner up for the national award!