Congratulations to our competitive robotics team, Team Sprocket, for their quarter finals finish in the FIRST ROBOTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS in Houston, Texas. Friday, at the end of the qualifying rounds, they were ranked 9th in the Newton Subdivision. Saturday morning, April 22, 2017, they moved up to become one of the alliance captains, choosing their own alliance for the quarter finals. Their alliance lost their first of the best of three matches but came back strong to win the second match. Unfortunately, their alliance lost the third match despite a very strong performance. We are very proud of the members of our team that competed against other top world competitors from the US, Turkey, Australia, China, Taiwan, Israel, Lebanon, Mexico, Germany and Switzerland. We know the team and its team members have a bright future. This is a video from the final, close quarter finals match. They are (3474) Team Sprocket.Uploaded yesterday
DBHS orchestra, under direction of Steve Acciani, jams before school musical, "In The Heights", curtain call.Uploaded 2 days ago
-Invasion of the Body Snatchers
-USB In the Heights Spring Musical
-Sports "People Are Acting Weird'
-Extra Announcements "It's Kind of Cold"
-"EASTER EGG HUNT!!!"
-USB Academic Week Rap
-Sports April Madness
-Extra Announcements "What Are You Doing for Spring Break?"
March 31 and April 1, our competitive robotics team, 3473: Team Sprocket, travelled to UC Irvine to compete in the FIRST Orange County Regional Robotics Competition. They were part of the coalition of teams that ended up in second place. The team won a WILD CARD spot for their performance at the competition! They are have earned an opportunity to go to the World Championships in Houston, Texas!
Here is a video of them receiving their awards. Congratulations to team members Shannen Barrameda, Meagan Chan, Cathy Chang, Casey Chen, Qinhong ChenBrandon Cheng, Nathan Cho, Justin Chuang, Hunter Engstrum, Justin Feng, Andrew Gao, Phillip Gunadi, Howie Hayes, William He, Weiwen Hong, Calvin Hong ,Brandon Hung, Peter Larcheveque, Daniel Lewis, Nikki Licea, Diana Lin, Gregory So, Brian Song, Karen Tan, Laura Tian, Roland Tran, Nathan Tsai, Calvin Ung, Silas Wong, Tanya Yang, Jessica Yen, Annie Yen and Joanna Zhang.
The weekend of March 18 & 19, fourteen DBHS students traveled to Sacramento to compete at the Cal-HOSA State Leadership Conference. This was the 30th anniversary conference attended by more than 3,000 Future Health Professionals from around the state. It was an intense weekend of leadership, engagement, and service. I want to thank all of our supporters and sponsors as this past weekend would not have been possible without your support.
For the third year in a row our chapter experienced wonderful results in competitions and this year came away with more individuals recognized than in years past. Here is a summary of our students' achievement:
Elaine Yip, Senior
2nd Place State Finalist - Biomedical Laboratory Science
State Finalist - Healthcare Issues Exam
Gold Finalist - Barbara James Service Award
Megan Chen, Sophomore
4th Place State Finalist - Human Growth & Development Knowledge Test
Kevin Hsieh, Freshman
5th Place State Finalist - Medical Spelling
Ajeet Bhatia, Senior
5th Place State Finalist - Behavioral Health Knowledge Test
Kathleen Hsu, Junior
Round 2 qualifier - Health Lifestyles
Jamie Liang, Junior
Round 2 qualifier - Health Lifestyles
Nikki Jatwani, Senior
Round 2 qualifier - Medical Assisting
Elaine Yip, Senior & Hannah Zhang, Sophomore
Round 2 qualifier - Emergency Medical Technician (team)
Because of her success, DBHS HOSA will now be sending Elaine Yip to Orlando, FL this June to compete at the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Biomedical Laboratory Science!