Nathan Mu '22 won 3rd place at the American Protégé International Piano & Strings Competition 2020 in the Intermediate Category! This is the third time Nathan was chosen as a winner for this competition, placing 2nd as a 7th grader and 3rd as a 9th grader. The piece he performed to earn this award is S. Rachmaninoff. Prelude (G-sharp minor. Op. 32 No.12). Nathan was invited to perform at a Winners Recital at Carnegie Hall at a later date.
US received a School of Excellence in Debate award at the 2020 National Speech & Debate Association virtual tournament for being a top 20 debate school in the country. Nehal Chigurupati '20 finished 5th in the nation in Lincoln-Douglas Debate. Brady Condon '21 finished 16th, of almost 250 competitors, in International Extemporaneous Speech. Dev Peyrat '22 advanced to round 9 of the tournament in Lincoln-Douglas Debate finishing in the top 70 out of about 270 debaters. Sai Karnati '20 competed in World Schools Debate with a team from Cleveland. His team advanced to the round of 32 at the tournament. Congratulations to all!
Our summer ACT and SAT prep courses are now virtual! We use individual instruction that provides direct feedback and practice for students to improve their scores. Enroll in one or more July sessions -- space is still available!
Twelve University School students received awards after presenting their work on a virtual platform at the State Science Day Science and Engineering Fair! Ten students earned a ranking of superior, the highest mark possible, including Vincent Chen ’21, Harbir Dass ‘23, Alex Devine ’22, Sohum Kapadia ’21, Rohan Krishnamurthi ’21, Nathan Mu ’22, John Pape ’21, Sunay Rastogi ’21, Raghav Sahadevan ’22, and Hans Swain ’24. Eleven special awards were awarded including 2 University of Akron Scholarships (Sohum Kapadia & Sunay Rastogi), recognition of superior statistical analysis award (book award, Sohum Kapadia & Raghav Sahadevan), Geological Society Honorable Mention (Abem Fetene '22), the Future Physician Award ($500, Parker Ernst '20), Wasmer, Schroeder & Company Award ($100, Vincent Chen), Columbia Gas Scholarship ($2000, Alex Devine), and the Believe in Ohio Entrepreneurship Award ($200, Vincent Chen & Hans Swain). The Ohio State Science Day provides an authentic learning experience by providing students with an opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to solve real-world problems. Congratulations to all Science Day participants at the Local, District, and State Levels!
Thank you to all those who participated in our Makers May Challenge, our community-wide experience in hands-on immersion during the month of May. The US community was invited to create their own project in one of three areas: Art & Design, Music & Theatre, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Please enjoy this selection of this year’s Makers May submissions! The entire showcase can be found at us.edu/makersmay