Magnet Schools of America Region VI Teacher of the Year Award May 6, 2013
Pictured at left is Melva Brown, Baton Rouge Magnet High School Magnet Coordinator with Lai Cao Baton Rouge Magnet High School physics teacher. Ms. Cao was presented the Magnet Schools of America Region VI Teacher of the Year Award. The awards ceremony was held on May 6, 2013 at the Magnet Schools of America National Conference in Tulsa, OK at the Hyatt Regency.
Baton Rouge Magnet High School’s Science Bowl Team National Science Bowl Competition April 25-29, 2013
Mrs. Sangita Mathur, science teacher at Baton Rouge Magnet High School along with students from left Bob Liang, Adarsh Jones, Scott Wu, Mrs. Mathur, Rufei Zhou and Daniel Hulgan recently participated in the 2013 National Science Bowl Competition in Washington, DC during the week of April 25-29, 2013. Baton Rouge Magnet High School’s Science Bowl team went undefeated to win the U.S. Department of Energy sponsored competition at the State level in March. As a result of their effort, they received an all-expense paid trip to compete at the national level in Washington, DC.
While at the national competition, team members participated in seminars presented by prominent scientists. After multiple grueling rounds of intense competition, the team placed 7th in the nation out of the 67 teams represented. They received a check for $1000 and a lifetime worth of fond memories.
Baton Rouge Magnet High School receiving Environmental Leadership Program (ELP)
Schools Recognition Award in Pollution Prevention
Photo (left to right): Senator Mike Walsworth, Chair, Senate Environmental Quality Committee
Baton Rouge Magnet High School Student, Maedeh Marzoughi
Baton Rouge Magnet High School Student, Temberlee Mallett
Baton Rouge Magnet High Science Teacher, Laurie Font
DEQ Secretary Peggy Hatch
Representative Gordon Dove, Chair, House Natural Resources and Environment Committee
2012-2013 New ELP Member
Baton Rouge Magnet High School
Baton Rouge Magnet High School is receiving the Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) Schools Recognition Award in Pollution Prevention for implementing a school-wide recycling program called Bulldogs Recycle! The goal of the program was to reduce the amount of paper and plastics that make its way to landfills. Recycling bins were placed in all classrooms, offices and workrooms. Students were responsible for maintaining the bins, sorting, and delivering contents. Students collected approximately 16,000 pounds of paper and plastics during the school year. Through these activities, environmental benefits include saving landfill space, conserving natural resources, saving energy and reducing greenhouse emissions. The club members were inspired to reduce their ecological footprint, instill pride among their peers for their environmental contributions and gain valuable lessons in environmental stewardship that will be carried into their adult lives.
Anni Zhang has been
selected as the
East Baton Rouge Parish
Student of the Year.
The Visual Arts celebrates success in multiple Art competitions this year.Student work was chosen to represent our school and Parish in the Magnet Schools of America poster contest.The given theme this year was “Magnet Schools transforming America today for a Stronger tomorrow.”Congratulations go out to the selected winners which include Amelia Cummings , Rechaun Eskridge, and David Cleveland. Also, a number of student works were chosen to represent Baton Rouge High in the annual DeBose Fine Arts Visual Arts Exhibition.The works will be on view at the Shaw Center from January 9, 2013-February 5, 2013.A winner’s reception was held on January 9th.Baton Rouge High swept the high school categories with 12 out of 16 winners. Those students who placed in the show include: Tenea Montague, Kristen Stewart, Jessica Vo, Tommy Do, Alexa Wolfkiel, Gabi Perry, Leon Xu, Morgan Vice, Finn Kelley, Mackenzie Aplin, Kasie Antunez and Katherine Doucet.The winner’s reception was well attended and was a great way to feature the amazing student work.
» Seniors, Jasmin Chriss, Karisha Olson and Alexis McGee have recently been selected as the 2012-2013 winners of the National Center for Women & Information Technology Award for the state of Louisiana. They will be presented with an award on April 16, 2013.
» Teacher, Michael Davis has an article in the November 2012 issue of the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. Read more . . .
» Jasmine Miller awarded "Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy." Read more. . .
BRMHS Robotics Team Wins First Place in Design Competition
2013 National Merit and Achievement Semifinalist Announced September 2012
National Merit Commended
National Achievement Commended
National Merit Commended
National Achievement/Merit Commended
National Merit Commended
Baton Rouge High principal Nanette McCann named the 2013 Louisiana State Principal of the Year. Read more . . .
Zoe Swarzenski has accomplished as a mid-year junior what most seniors never do – perfect scores on her ACT and PSAT tests, a 790 out of 800 on the SAT 2 Math test and the highest score possible on the Latin Advanced Placement test.
The Baton Rouge Magnet High School student currently is enrolled in Latin V Honors, English III Advanced Placement (AP), Logic, Chemistry II AP and Lab, Calculus AB AP and American History Honors. She is ranked seventh in her class with a cumulative grade point average of 4.64.
When Swarzenski took the ACT test for the first time ever this school year, she said she “was lucky enoughto get a perfect score.” About the same time, she took the PSAT and earned the top score of 240.
Presidential Scholars Announced
East Baton Rouge Parish School System has eight candidates for this year’s United States Presidential Scholars Program, All but one, who is a student at McKinley High School, attend Baton Rouge Magnet High School. A total of 49 candidates were announced for the entire state with 13 being from the Baton Rouge area.
The district’s student candidates are:
• Kalle W. Liimatta, Baton Rouge Magnet High School • Garrick L. Mayweather, McKinley High School • Jasmine L. Miller, Baton Rouge Magnet High School • Steven A. Olsen, Baton Rouge Magnet High School • Inderbir Singh, Baton Rouge Magnet High School • Ipsita Subudhi, Baton Rouge Magnet High School • Hyungie Sung, Baton Rouge Magnet High School • David Zhang, Baton Rouge Magnet High School
The students were selected for their exceptional performance on either the College Board SAT or the ACT Assessment exams. Further consideration is based on students’ essays, self-assessments, description of activities, school recommendations and school transcripts. Inclusion in the Presidential Scholars Program is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in the community and school activities. The Commission on Presidential Scholars will make the final decision on who eventually will be named a Presidential Scholar – one male and one female student from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and areas abroad wherestudents reside; 15 students at-large; and up to 20 students from the creative and performing arts.
Science Teacher Awarded Grant
Sangita Mathur, a Baton Rouge Magnet High School teacher, is one of 86 receipients from across the United States awarded an American Chemical Society (ACS)-Hach High School Chemistry Grant for the month of February.
Yue Sha has been selected as the winner of the 2011-2012 Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement and will receive a $2,000 college scholarship. Only one male and one female student in each of the 50 states are awarded this scholarship.
Principal Nanette McCann has been selected as the East Baton Rouge "Principal of the Year." Ms. McCann was presented with an award at the school board meeting on January 19, 2012 and honored with a reception highlighting her achievements.
SCIENCE BOWL TAKES HONORS
Mr. Robbie Giroir, Director of Choral Studies at Baton Rouge High, was named "Music Teacher of the Year" by the Baton Rouge Symphony League for 2010-2011 school term in the Spring of 2011.
Mrs. Mary Caffery, parent to a Baton Rouge High student, was awarded Volunteer of the Year for 2010 by the VIPS Office. Mrs. Caffery is pictured in the first row at the center.
The ACT Organization issued a press release, October 25, 2011, announcing students who earned a perfect score on the ACT Exam. Anni Zhang, an 11th grade student at Baton Rouge Magnet High, earned this honor.
A panel of administrators and faculty announced the selection of the Baton Rouge Magnet High School "Student of the Year" for 2011-2012. Jasmine Miller was selected to represent the school.
2011-2012 Student of the Year
Jasmine would like to attend Harvard or Rice University. She plans on having a double major in economics and political science.
The Senior Class recently selected the "Senior Superlatives" for 2011-2012. They are as follows:
Brains and Beauty
Brains and Braun
Male Most Likely to Succeed
Female Most Likely to Succeed
Male Class Flirt
Female Class Flirt
Male Most Artistic
Female Most Artistic
Male Best Leader
Female Best Leader
Female Most Spirited
Male Most Spirited
Male Class Clown
Female Class Clown
Most Attractive Male
Most Attractive Female
Female Most Talented
Male Most Talented
Female Best Eyes
Male Best Eyes
Male Best Smile
Anteneh “Fasil” Lisan
Female Best Smile
Female Best Personality
Male Best Personality
Male Most Intelligent
Female Most Intelligent
Male Best Dressed
Female Best Dressed
Male Best Athlete
Female Best Athlete
The new 2011 Louisiana State High School Student of the Year has been awarded.
Congratualations to our very own David Holmes.
The Students of the Year Awards Program is designed to recognize outstanding elementary, middle/junior high, and high school students. This program, patterned after The Teacher of the Year Awards Program, is an excellent opportunity to recognize from each school system those students who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement, leadership ability, and citizenship. The Students of the Year Awards Program is sponsored by the Louisiana State Superintendent through the State Department of Education and the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
TWO PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS
Baton Rouge High has two presidential scholars. Paxton Turner and Justin Moore have been named presidential scholar
Justin Moore & Paxton Turner
Congratulationss to our BRMHS Girls Track Team for earning the number one team in the state in the girl’s indoor track and field. We are very proud of you!
Baton Rouge High recently participated in the Regional Science Bowl at Tulane University. This is the first time in our history and at the Regional Quiz Bowl, that all three teams won and dominated the competition. Three teams entered the competition. Team A won the 1st place and will go to DC for the National Competition. Team B won 3rd place, and team C won 4th place.
Baton Rouge Magnet High commends its 2011 National Merit and Achievement Semifinalists. Students receiving recognition are as follows: Suchi Agrawal, Erin Baldwin, Conan Cai, Jamie Ding, David Holmes, Lachezar Hristov, Michael Kuhlmeier, Sophie Laine, George Li, Danielle Lomas, Jesse Lu, Katherine Lynch, Gayatri Menon, Justin Moore, Melanie Moulder, Joseph Patton, Akanksh Ramanand, Zachary Redpath, Gargi Sarkar, Jennifer Seidel, Benjamin Simpson, Howard Tsai and Paxton Turner. View the .
Baton Rouge Magnet High salutes its 2011 Advanced Placement Scholars. The highest award "National Advanced Placement Scholar Award" was received by: Christopher Cochran, Stephen Wang, and Neal Wu. In addition, these students were also awarded the "Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction Award." The "Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction Award" was received by: Conan Cai, jaime Ding, Zhushun Fang, Zakyia Goins-McCants, Jordan Hume, Raymond jeong, Darren Jindal, Sean King, Michael Kuhlmeier, Ivan Lafayette, George Li, Shagun Mathur, Emily Maverick, Margarethe McDonald, Leyla Mocan, Xinyuan Ning, olivia Parsons, Rajas Pradhan, Sreeja Sanampudi, Gargi Sarkar, Harshaveera Sirigireddy, Jesse Tan, Oanh Truong and Steven Wu. The "Advanced Placement with Honor Award" was received by Daniel Alcanzare, Rachel Biggs, Yiwei Gao, Dorothee Goettert, Lisa jin, Camryn Johnson, Morgan Matchett, Dohyun Park, Benjamin Simpson, Marie Swarzenski and Viveca Valsaraj. The "Advanced Placement Scholar Award" was received by: Erin Baldwin, Richa Banthia, Ervine Cachapero, Joanne Chien, Heather Dang, Sarah Dennis, Amiel Kirtikar Zachary Kopplin, Amanda Linton, Justin Moore, Akanksh Ramanand, Angela Schifani, Jennifer Seidel Hyungie Sung, Paxton Turner, David Wang, Alexander Weltman, Emily Wright, Xinyu Yi, and David Zhang. View the Advocate ad.
Seniors Stephen Ledford and Alex Weltman won 3rd place in the National C-Span StudentCam Video Contest. Watch
Seniors Hope Blanchard and Addison (Addie) Ross were recently presented at the National Charity League River Road Chapter's ninth annual Senior Soiree and recognized for serving over 1,051 hours of community service in the Baton Rouge area.
Congratulations: The Girl's Golf Team is the 2010 District 5-5A Champions. They also placed 3rd in the Metro Golf Championship.
Leyla Mocan- Student of the Year
Baton Rouge High is proud to announce the 2009-2010 Student of the Year, Leyla Mocan. Leyla is the 2009-2010 Beta club President and is on the Mu Alpha Theeta Exceutive Board. Some of her numerous awards include: National Merit Semi-Finalist, AP Scholar with Honors, National Honor Society, and District Rally in two subjects. Leyla is a memeber of the Mu Alpha Theta, Beta, Amnesty International, and National Honor Society Clubs. In the community Leyla helps as a LEAP Teaching Intern, nursing home volunteer, and she is also a Dufrocq Elementary Aftercare volunteer. In her spare time, Leyla enjoys playing the piano, painting, and skiing. She speaks Turkish and has taken 3 years of Spanish and 1 year of Arabic and French each. She would like to major in Economics and minor in Mathematics. After graduate school she inspires to get her Ph. D.
2010 National Merit Semifinalist
Congratulations to the Baton Rouge Magnet High Schools seniors who have been named 2009 National Merit Semifinalist Scholars!
Semifinalists Christopher Cochran Trey Duplantis Zakyia Goins-McCAnts Darren Jindal Zhanxin Li Shagun Mathur Emily Maverick Leyla Mocan Xinyuan Ning Dohyun Park Rajas Pradhan Marie Swarzenski Jesse Tan Stephen Wang Neal Wu Can Zhang
Principal Greer - Principal of the Year
Congratulations to Ms. Greer who was named one of three East Baton Rouge Schools' 2009 Principals of the Year!
Peter Oelschlaeger and students Joey LeBlanc and Simon Shirazi created a solar car to compete in the national cross-country race in July, 2009! The car requires 200 pounds of solar panels and can reach speeds of 60 miles per hour. It's costs about $8,000 so far, but will require another $6,000 work. They are raising money to help pay for the car, as well as travel expenses.
Education: A Message to Obama
Baton Rouge High students; Zach Redpath, Chad Binder and Ross Dixon won second place in the nation for high schools in C-SPAN's StudentCam 2009 competition! Click here to see the video!
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