Cougars in the news 2022 2023
Tiffany Dang is awarded the prestigious Fiat Lux scholarship from UC Berkeley
Won a Gold Medal (Top 5%) in the British Biology Olympiad, Honorable Mention in USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) Semifinal. Is a USABO semifinalist with an Honorable Mention awarded for the top 125.
She also received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award (2022-2023) for her volunteering service from Chirag Evergreen Chapter, a nonprofit organization.
US Presidential Scholar Semifinalist for the US Presidential Scholars Program by the United States Department of Education. This honor is given to 628 U.S. students out of 5 million high school seniors.
San Jose Tech Interactive held the final showcase of the "Survive the Storm" Tech Challenge event. Joshika Balaji (Grade 10) participated with one other team member(Piedmont High) and emerged as Outstanding Overall winners. Her team Anti Venti did well in Engineering journal, Design, Device performance and aced the interview and won outstanding overall award.
Sumukh finished second in the US Geography National Championship varsity division held in Arlington, VA. As a result, he qualified to represent the United States in the International Geo Olympiad(iGeo) to be held in Bandung, Indonesia, in August.
RAGHAV GARIMELLA & RAJVIR SINGH
Raghav Garimella and Rajvir Singh from Evergreen Valley High School won 3rd place in Novice Division at the Lockheed Martin Code Quest 2023 Competition held in-person at the Sunnyvale location. Code Quest worldwide had 1600 students in 622 teams compete across 17 in-person locations and two virtual sites. This team ranked 14th worldwide.
Alex Li has been selected as one of the winners of the 2023 Intuit TurboTax Prosperity Hub School District Scholarship Contest! He not only completed the Intuit TurboTax Simulation to help him prepare for life beyond the classroom but wrote an essay about how his access to this education has made an impact on his future! Great work! #Intuit #TurboTax #EVERFI #EVERFIK12
Received a National Recognition Program award from the College Board. We are proud of her hard work and dedication.
As the founder and president of Caregena, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting numerous foster centers, Vaishali Jha, has successfully raised over $8000 dollars of supplies. In recognition of her outstanding contributions, she has been honored with the Mayor's Commendation Award by Council member Domingo Candelas and the City Council of San Jose.
Boys volleyball made it to the CCS quarter finals - further than any other boys volleyball team at EV. The team had a record of 9:3 in A league and was led by senior Alex Khov and juniors Shobhit Venkataraman and Ritvik Ivaturi.
Speech and Debate Club 2022-2023
Special shout out to the following three students,
Anya Rong, Syona Bhide, and Pranya Nagpal,
who qualified for one or both of the most prestigious Speech and Debate tournaments in the country -- the Tournament of Champions (TOC) and the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (NIETOC).
Anya Rong – Humorous Interpretation (TOC qualified): 3rd place Stephan Stewart, 3rd place Jon Schamber Invitational, 1st place Forensics University Fall Invitational, SemiFinals Coast Forensic League (CFL) 1, Semifinals CFL 3
Syona Bhide – Informative Speaking (TOC & NIETOC qualified): 2nd place Stephan Stewart, 2nd place Jon Schamber Invitational, 2nd place Forensics University Fall Invitational, 2nd place CFL 1, Semifinals CFL 1 (DI), Finals CFL 2, Quarters MLK, Finals CFL 3, Semifinals Stanford, Finals Berkeley Invitational, 1st Alternate for State,
Pranya Nagpal – Program Oral Interpretation (NIETOC qualified): 1st place Forensics University Fall Invitational, 1st place Thomas Jefferson, 7th alternate for state, 1 Alternate for Nationals
Sahiti Rayprolu – Original Oratory: Semifinals CFL 2
Naisha Chaturvedi — Dramatic Interpretation: Finals John Lewis Invitational
Keerthana Noru and Sonia Shah — Duo Interpretation: 2nd place CFL 3, Semifinals Berkeley Invitational, 1st alternate for state
Lincoln Douglas Debate Successes
Rikin Ladwa - John Lewis Silicon Valley Urban Debate League (SVUDL) OLD Doubles, SVUDL Ryan Mills OLD Doubles
Laya Krishnan - Cal Invitational JV LD Quarters
Vivek Sharma - Evergreen Invitational OLD Quarters
Aarush Parikh - Evergreen Invitational OLD Quarters
Public Forum Debate Successes
Saanvi Kotha and Dhruva Cheethirala: Broke at UC Berkeley tourney for triples
EVHS & ESUHSD 2023 Cesar Chavez Contest Winners
EVHS 2023 Synopsys Silicon Valley Science & Tech Champs
National Merit Scholar semi-finalists
Former EV student, from the class of 2007, Domingo Candelas, was recently appointed to the San Jose City Council for District 8 (the district Evergreen/East San Jose is in).
Domingo played basketball all four years and was involved in a couple clubs on campus as well. You can read this article about his appointment to the City Council.
EVHS National Merit NVIDIA Corporation Scholarship Winners:
Kacy C. Yang
Back to Back Champs!
Mr. Hernandez’s cougars won their second straight C league basketball championship! Way to go Cougars!
Has been named top 300 out of 1,949 applicants in the 82nd Regeneron Science Talent Search.
She won 2 medals at the US open in December 2022: 1 silver and 1 bronze and got the opportunity to play against players from Canada, Puerto Rico, Kazakhstan and Australia
2022 EVHS - ESUHSD MLK Art Writing and Video Contest Winners
FIRST PLACE - ART
ROSHNI DANDA - DRAWING
AMANDA WANG - OIL PAINTING
Two EVH Sr Seniors were named to the Get Sports Focus All Star game, Adrian Diaz and Fares Rezeik. They will play in the All Star game at Oak Grove High School on Friday, December 30th, 2022. Congratulations Adrian and Fares!
EVHS PTSA Student members win the President’s Volunteer Service Award
Gold Award: Ajit Saravanan, Arshia Aravinthan, Darrence Tran, Ngoc Tran, Cathy Luong, Kapilkumar Murugananthan, Mahita Arun, Owen Chung, Parth Mehta, Pratinav Agrawal, Raghav Garimella, Nirja Mehta, Shaffana Mustafa, Sanjitha Kurra, Vincent Lo
Silver Award: Mindy Tran
Bronze Award: Angelina Nguyen, Anjali Kiran, Arnav Ranade, Atishay Lalgud, Siya Aggarwal, Razeena Mustafa
For more details, guidelines, eligibility criteria, volunteer hours certificate examples etc, please check: https://evhsptsa.com/ presidential-service-awards/
Additional information about the award is available at: https:// presidentialserviceawards.gov/
Shreya Pitre won the Congressional Art Contest for District 19. She went to the capital in Washington DC and attended the ceremony as the guest of Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren. Congratulations Shreya!
Kshitij Teotia earned the Mayor Commendation Award from the City of San José's Sam Liccardo and District 8 Councilwoman Sylvia Arenas to honor his successful charity drive that raised over 500+ pairs of socks and 15,000+ school supply items The donated supplies went to the Bill Wilson Center for teenagers and families from Santa Clara county who are in need.
Brandon Dang Signs w/ UIUC
Isha Bajpai Ranked 8th in USA
Isha Bajpai represented the USA at the WTT (World Table Tennis) Youth contender tournament held in Darwin, Australia between Sept. 27-29th. She finished as a quarterfinalist in the U15 Girls Singles event. She has achieved a new world rank of 210 for Girls under 15. She is currently ranked 8th in Girls under 15 in the USA.
Ritali Jain was selected as one of 15 interns for this past summer's GeneLab for High Schools program out of an applicant pool of nearly 500. She participated in the research program virtually hosted by NASA Ames Research Center and will attend their conference in November to present her research
Ritali Jain & Jason Lin
Saurish Srivastava earned the Congressional Award Gold Medal by completing at least 400 hours of Voluntary Public Service sharing his time and talent for the betterment of the community, 200 hours of Personal Development improving his social and life skills and 200 hours of Physical Fitness to improve his health and quality of life. Additionally, he spent at least four consecutive overnights exploring a new environment or culture. Saurish has been consistently working to achieve this award for over twenty-four months. In addition, Saurish earned a STEM Star for completing STEM activities in pursuit of their Gold Medal.
Amber R Henny
is a National Merit University Scholarship winner!
Eshanni's team won the Power Pitch Award, the best business pitch, in the Health and Nutrition category of the Conrad Challenge Innovation Summit at Houston, Texas.
Cougars in the news 2021 - 2022
East Side Union High School District was selected as a Go For It! Scholarship recipient
C League Champs
2022 ESUHSD EVHS CESAR CHAVEZ Contest Winners
1st Place ESUHSD Writing
2022 ESUHSD EVHS MLK Contest Winners
EVHS 1st Place - Art
EVHS 2nd Place - Art
ESUHSD Grand Prize Video
EVHS 1st Place - Daphne Dao
Presidential Volunteer Service Award Winner
Ojasvi Mudda has received the Gold Presidential Volunteer Service award for 2020-2021. She is president of the Chirag Evergreen Chapter a non-profit organization that strives to provide basic necessities and education for underprivileged children across the world.
Ojasvi is also a semi-finalist in the USA Biology Olympiad. Also, she is a gold medalist (top 5%) in the British Biology Olympiad.
Hannah Mukhtar, Nisa Keshwani & Shakthi Sivasankar
EV students were recently selected as winners in the California Federation of Chaparral Poets 2022 Student Poetry Contest.
Our students will be honored on our official website, www.chapparalpoets.org
EVHS Winners are:
EVHS' MLK Contest Winners
ESUHSD's annual art, writing and video contest winners from EVHS are:
ESUHSD's Grand Prize Winner for Video:
EVHS' Jaimie Nguyen
EV students make it to the second round of the US Physics Olympiad
Andrew T. Chang
Presidential Volunteer Service Award winners 2020 2021
Certificate and Medal Winners are:
Gold Coin Siver Medallion Bronze Medallion Aarush Gupta Hitiksha Bansal Anusha Holagunda
Won a Silver medal for the U-15 Girls' Team Event at the US Open championships for Table Tennis. The event took place at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas on Dec. 17-21s
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond Sneha Revanur to represent California in the 60th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP), which is sponsored by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. KRON News segment
Sneha Revanur is a senior at Evergreen Valley High School in the East Side Union High School District and serves as a student member of the Santa Clara County Office of Education Youth Advisory Group Core Advocacy Team, where she represents her peers in mental health-related policymaking discussions. She is the founder and President of Encode Justice, a youth-led organization mobilizing 300-plus students in 25 countries for human rights in the age of artificial intelligence, and a criminal justice lead of the High School Democrats of America’s National Issue Advocacy Committee. She is the only high school student with the Systemic Justice Project at Harvard Law School’s Justice Initiative, a partnership between Harvard and Howard to elevate social justice in legal education. Her awards include the Princeton Prize in Race Relations and an American Voices Medal nomination from Scholastic. Sneha plans to pursue tech science in college followed by law school with a desire to create a branch of civil rights litigation dedicated to redressing algorithm-driven discrimination and eventually running for office focusing on a platform that empowers the working class and advances racial, social, and economic justice.
Sneha will receive a $10,000 scholarship and participate in Washington Week Online, an interactive experience, from March 5–10, 2022.
EVPC Wins Coding Competition
EVHS's Programming Club (EVPC) participated in a Coding Competition in which the 30 participants solved 15 questions of varying difficulty from last Wednesday, November 10th, to Sunday, November 14th.
Fiesta Forever '21
EVHS PTSA & LSU's annual Fiesta Forever Fundraiser was a great success! The Latinx Student Union(LSU) team took care of all the event arrangements under the guidance of Mr. Gonzalez and Ms. Reyes.
Extra thank you to Mr. Kleckner, Ms. Mohan, Mr. Boostani, our school staff and custodial team, our EVHS Parents and Student volunteers, and the larger Evergreen community for helping us organize the event successfully.
EVHS students enjoyed their annual Halloween Bash on October 29th.
Shivam Pathak & Steven LUO
Congratulations to Shivam and Steven! They are two of only 335 students (amounting to just 0.29% of 2021 AP Computer Science Principles Exam takers) from around the world to earn every point possible on this challenging, college-level examination.
We applaud your mastery of the content and skills of this AP course and wish you many future successes.
NIVEDITA L. SANGHAVI
Nivedita has received the President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) once again this year.
This is her 3rd PVSA in a row!
Cougars in the news 2020 - 2021
Shreyaa Karan received an Honorable Mention Award for the project "Cranial Hemorrhage - Sectionalization & Ascertaining the Non-Contrast CT Scans using Deep Learning" at the 2021 Synopsys Science Fair Championship from the Santa Clara Valley Science and Engineering Fair Association (SCVSEFA). In addition to this, she received a Special Award from the Yale Science and Engineering Association for her project. This award is given to the most outstanding 11th grade student at the Synopsys Science Fair whose project lies in the field of Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, or Chemistry.
5 EVHS PTSA students earned the Distinguished Presidential Service Award this year!
Congratulations to Sneha Revanur
Winner of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations for 2021, representing the Bay Area for her work work on Encode Justice
Harriet and Annabel Gensler participated in the Marian Filice Youth Piano Competition at Gavilan College and won 1st and 2nd place and received $800. They donated that money to the Bill Wilson Center
Kaylyn Phan, Affiliate Winner
Jessica Qu, Affiliate Rising Star
Anushka Sheth, Affiliate Honorable Mention
have earned an NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC).
The Bay Area Affiliate of the AiC selects 70 winners from a pool of 234 applications covering 13 Bay Area counties.
Congratulations to HIRAL MEHTA for earning the 2020 Presidential Volunteer Service Award!
Congratulations to CLAIRE ZHU for earning the 2020 Presidential Volunteer Service Award!
Congratulations to NIVEDITA L. SANGHAVI for earning the 2020 Presidential Volunteer Service Award!
EVHS's Science Olympiad team, as part of Science and Tech Club has virtually attended a number of national invitational competitions, some numbering over 150 teams in size, and brought home impressive results.
Mr. Ortiz's Spanish I project, a newspaper, in Spanish, called La Voz.
La Voz in English means "The Voice"
Students can publish their opinions about the world and practice their Spanish at the same time.
Please enjoy our first edition of la Voz
Congratulations! William Kimani!
William has been selected to receive an engraved bronze Distinguished Finalist medallion in The 2021 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for outstanding volunteer work! He was chosen by state-level judges as one of the top CA runners-up in this year’s program.
This is a great honor for William and for EVHS.
Way to Go William!
EV's Raymond Tran was selected to participate in the Stanford Earth Young Investigators Biodiversity program this summer!
Urja Gathoo published her first novel, "The Earth & the Skye" through Amazon.
The book is about Gun Violence incidences in schools and the effects of those directly/indirectly affected by it.
"A school shooting. Seven bullets. Seven dead. One twin alive, the other gone. A little over four months later, after politicians have stopped using her pain as their personal weapons after the world has moved on and the news cycle has forgotten, fifteen-year-old Skye Donovan is struggling to glue together the shattered remains of her life and let go of her twin, who had been her everything."
EV's Shreya Vinjamuri and teammates Isabella Hochschild and Aarushi Choudhary created the Buddi app this summer. They won second place in the Information and Coping Tools division of the COVIDathon challenge.