Presidential Scholars Competition
National Merit Scholarship Competition
College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship
Ben Nault, Northeastern University
Upper School Student Leadership for SY 19-20
Elizabeth Poku has been elected as the next Senate President and Alex Marootian as next Senate Vice President
Morgan Prescod and Gabe Insler have been elected as the 2019-2020 Wheeler CC Heads
Community Standards Board
Ben Thornton, head; Gisele Virga, secretary
Middle Schoolers Conner Olsen, Ella Harris, and Seoyon Kim qualified for the Nationals to be held in Chicago in June. Conner and Seoyon also qualified for the Geography event to be held at the same venue, as did Amol Rathore. Daniel Rogers missed qualifying by one question but performed nobly throughout.
Lower School students Ethan Stites and Sabi Gonzalez qualified for Nationals, The event's ten top scorers were asked to participate in a final round for medals. Five of those top ten were from Wheeler: Austin Nolan-Bidwell (who'd finished 2nd last year) David Schneider, Billie Kennedy, Maizie Rampino, and Luis Dal Bo. When the dust settled, Austin had won the event by being the first finalist to reach 6 correct answers. The rest of the Wheeler contingent is listed below.
Charlie Dal Bo
RI Interscholastic Chess League
First Place: Middle School team of Bodhi Becker, Ian Chang, Nick Karamanian, Ryan Santiano and William Schroeder
2019 Y Heroes Honoree
7th grader student/triathlete Abby Butlin is one of five honorees, and one of two young people, being honored by the @GreaterProvYMCA at its Y Heroes Celebration April 23.
2019 RI Academic Decathlon
The following individual students competed from Wheeler during their Spring Break:
Jack Michaels, Bronze, Math (Honor)
Gaurav Rathore, Gold, Interview (Honor)
Pratul Maddipudi, Gold Science; Bronze Math; Gold Econ, Bronze Essay; Gold Soc Sci (Scholastic)
2019 Providence College High School Programming Contest
Top Ten finish
Wheeler team of Pratul Maddipudi, Jack Michaels, Ben Nault
2019 Cum Laude International Honor Society
Seniors (Class of 2019)
Samuel YelnoskeyJuniors (Class of 2020)
Philip Ross Cornelissen
2019 Mock Trial
Undefeated in regular season competition and headed to the playoffs.
Declan Allio, Catherine Sawoski, Eric Tang, Spencer Krex, Lauren Durkin, Steven Katzman, Nick Radesca, Gavin Cohen, Ronnie Parrillo, Noah Medina. (see photo in gallery album below)
US Presidential Scholars Program
Aidan Wu2019 Spelling Bee
School Winners. First place: Laila Muhanna; 2nd place: Nicholas Karamanian, 3rd place tie: Quinn Kennedy and Amol Rathore. Laila will represent Wheeler at the Independent School Bee.2019 Geography Bee
1st place and School Rep to State Bee on March 29: Ella Harris (Hamilton 7th grade)
2nd: Seoyon Kim (6th grade)
3rd: Laila Muhanna (7th grade)Lower School finishers:
George Karonis, Sabi Gonzalez, Anika Mehta, Maisie Rampino, Jake Charlton, Bhargav Shah, and Ethan Stites.
Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge
Jack Stone '19 and Arvind Sridhar '20 have been named national semifinalists for the challenge for student entrepreneurs.
Rocky Hill Hackathon
Sophomore Giselle Virga represented Wheeler as a solo participant, joining a team that won "The Potential To Impact The Most People" by developing an app to monitor and educate about energy usage at the first Rocky Hill School Hackathon. The team won a cash prize and VIP access to an upcoming energy conference.
International Dyslexia Association