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Schools Notebook: HHS students shine at state Science Fair

by | May 16, 2021 | Education

Hopkinton High School students took home a number of awards at the Massachusetts Science & Engineering Fair.

Archita Nemalikanti and Sahithi Pogula won first-place awards, Eva Bennet and Simran Kaur received second-place honors, Bharat Mekela, Brian Gu, Neil Abraham and Mantra Rajkumar were tabbed for third-place awards, and honorable mention recognition went to Vania Gautam, Chaitrali Samant, Sreeja Bolla and Mahdi Maymandi Nejad.

HHS Honors Art Exhibition underway

Eight students are being celebrated by having their work featured at the HHS Honors Art Exhibition. The exhibition, hosted by the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, is available for viewing online.

The artists featured are: Charlotte Cheverie, Soleil Randall, Lily Vaughan, Olivia Hyman, Mei Sutherland, Hope DeLuca, Amelia Bashy and Casey Gomez.

Minocha awarded National Merit Scholarship

HHS senior Rohan Minocha was named winner of a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship. Winners were chosen from a talent pool of some 16,000 finalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Sode runner-up in engineering competition

Hopkinton’s Nishanth Sode, a senior at the University of Connecticut, was a member of a team that earned the second-place prize in the Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM) Senior Design competition in late April. Sode’s team worked with Sikorsky representatives to create a system to analyze digital outputs of an ultra-low-temperature freezer.

Senior Design at UConn serves as a capstone course for all engineering students. In the MEM program, seniors design projects that incorporate engineering challenges as well as business concepts to provide a thorough and professional experience for students and a product for businesses. Teams of three or four students are assigned a project and are contracted to provide a specific outcome for a company.