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Honors and Accolades

Melissa Lee Student of the year

Fremont High School student Melissa Lee named 2018 Sunnyvale Student of the Year

Mayor Glenn Hendricks delivered the annual State of the City address, followed by the City Council's presentation of the Sunnyvale Community Awards. These awards honor the contributions of some of the residents who make Sunnyvale a special place to live. The City accepted award nominations from the community this summer. Nominations were reviewed by a panel of former Community Awards winners. This year’s awardees included Melissa Lee, pictured at right with the Sunnyvale City Council, as the High School Student of the Year.

Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology

FHS students Rajiv Nelakanti and Rahul Monah were selected as Siemens Foundation semi-finalists, in 2018 and 2016 respectively. The Siements Competition in Math, Science and Technology is the nation’s premier competition in math, science and technology for high school students. Every year, students submit innovative individual and team research projects to regional and national levels of competition as they vie for college scholarships ranging from $1,000 up to $100,000. 

National Merit Scholarship

Student Neha Konakalla received a 2018 National Merit Scholarship for Computer Science. 

Santa Clara County Honor Band

Ten FHS students were named to the Santa Clara County Honor Band in 2018. The Santa Clara County Honor Band was founded in 1952 by local music teachers in order to promote and celebrate outstanding young musicians.

Texas Instruments Innovations in STEM Teaching Award

Fremont High School math teacher I-Heng McComb was one of just five teachers from across Santa Clara County honored with the 2018 Texas Instruments Innovations in STEM Teaching Award. This award honors Santa Clara County public school teachers for their outstanding contributions in the subjects of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

FUHSD Outstanding Educator of the Year

Congratulations to Michelle Wagner for being selected as the 2018-2019 FUSHD Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Sunnyvale Murphy Awards. Michelle was selected in recognition for her work as a classroom teacher and for helping to create and lead the GOALS program at Fremont.  

2018-2019 Wrestling Teams

Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Fremont 2018-2019 wrestling teams for a great season-ending championship performance during winter break. Led by individual league champions Cohle Feliciano, T.J. Takafua, Joe Kashitani the team had eight wrestlers qualify for the CCS wrestling championships and took second place in the SCVAL tournament. At CCS, Cohle and James Ost took second place, while Joe Kashitani placed fifth. Cohle and James’ second place finishes qualified them for the CIF state championships. Cohle made it to the semi-finals and ended up placing fifth in the state. This qualified him for the senior national championships later this month.

The girls team was not outdone as they too had the best season in the history of the girls team . Nicole and Melissa Lee were the first sisters to both become CCS champions, while Annie Hua placed second and Annabel Garcia placed third. The girl’s team placed fourth as a team in CCS. These individual top four finishes qualified all four girls for the CIF state championships where Melissa made it to the semi finals and placed fifth!

Cohle and Melissa’s state placing performances are especially impressive as they both placed fifth in a one division tourney that starts with athletes from approximately 1000 schools.