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Honors and Accolades

Outstanding Educator of the Year for Sunnyvale 2020-21

The Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce Murphy Awards is recognizing Mr. Flores as the 2020-2021 FHS Certificated employee of the year is being recognized as the Outstanding Educator of the Year for Sunnyvale. Congratulations Mr. Flores!

2022 Project Awards for the Synopsys Silicon Valley Science and Technology Championship

Congratulations to the two FHS students  who won 2022 Project Awards for the Synopsys Silicon Valley Science and Technology Championship!  Ranjana Rajagopalan (supported by Ms.Glenn) received a 2nd place award for the Biological Science and Engineering Category.  Diya Kadadi (supported by Ms. Kaye) received an honorable mention for the Biological Science and Engineering Category and a letter of encouragement from the Environment Protection Agency.

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

Melissa Lee 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 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.

FHS Inspirational Athlete

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.