Honors and Accolades
Fremont High School student Melissa Lee named 2018 Sunnyvale 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 teachers Derek Koning, I-Heng McComb and Bob Caprilles have all been recipients of the 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.
Teacher inducted into USA Karate Martial Arts Hall of Fame
Congratulations to Mary Crawford who was inducted into the USA Karate Martial Arts Hall of Fame in Ohio on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Besides teaching Sports Medicine at Fremont, Ms. Crawford is a world ranked karate judge and has her own training dojo in Cupertino.
In March 2019, FHS Senior Denver Mayes was highlighted as a U.S. Bank Inspirational Athlete. At seven years old, he suffered a snowboarding injury that left him with Compartment Syndrome. After five surgeries and a year of recovery, Denver was back playing sports and is a starting player for several FHS Varisity sports. Please view the 49ers Cal-Hi Sports Report story on Denver.
American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics
Fremont High School junior Aryia Dattamajumdar was awarded the first prize at the Synopsys Santa Clara Science and Engineering Fair by the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) with a full day trip to NASA.
She also won second place in the Physical Science and Engineering Category for her project "An early-warning AI-powered portable system to reduce workload and inspect environmental damage after natural disasters" and was selected to represent the district at the California Science and Engineering Fair (CSEF). Aryia is the first student from Fremont High School to win at the highly competitive Synopsys science and engineering fair. At CSEF, Aryia was recognized with the 5th place award in the Electronics and Electromagnetic category.