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Monday, September 29, 2014
Brain Team Update

On September 27, six members of the IHS Brain Team went to Princeton University to compete in their twenty-second annual High School Academic Tournament. Sophomores Aidan Peck, Andrey Shakhzadyan, Casey Wetherbee, Daniel Xu, and James Park, and senior Jesse Yuan played in ten matches against some very talented teams from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. They finished the day with a 5-5 record with some amazing performances, including a 555-30 blowout. All of their losses were incredibly close matches, often decided by the very last question, with three tied matches that required a sudden-death tiebreaker. 

They have been working hard, and there is no doubt they will improve. Their next competition is on the 25th of October in Lincroft, New Jersey, and then the very next weekend Ithaca will play host to the third-annual Brain Busters Fall Tournament, the largest single-day tournament in upstate New York history! If you would like to help out at this exciting tournament – either by reading questions or by helping to keep track of scores – please email Ben Kirk. You’ll get a free lunch, and you’ll get to see what some of the most impressive students in Upstate New York are capable of.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Ski and Ride Club

Sign up now for the Ithaca High School Ski and Ride Club! Click here for details. 

Download the med form here


Thursday, September 18, 2014
IHS students recognized by NYSSMA

The New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) welcomed over 11,000 students auditioning for fewer than one thousand spots for the All State Performing Ensembles. This is the highest musical honor for New York. Of these accepted students, thirteen Ithaca High School students were accepted with an additional nine alternates. This is the highest number of recipients in the Zone 3 Area, which encompasses Syracuse all the way down to Binghamton. Congratulations to all of the students, their families and their music educators who all collaborated to make this happen.

The students will be traveling to Rochester, New York, in December for a three-day celebration of music making. They will be working with world-renowned conductors. It will all culminate in a state concert at The Eastman Theatre. David M. Brown, Director of Fine and Performing Arts commented, “I could not be more proud of the accomplishments of these students and their teachers. The concerts are the most exciting and musical experiences they may ever have in their lifetime. Congratulations to all.”

Congratulations to the participating students!

Keara Byron*
Sarah Cohn-Manik
Noah Elman
Laura Fegely
Jonathan Fenwick
Richard Gan
Elisheva Glaser
Tyler Hallock
Madeline Hause
Katie Henderson
Esther Jeon
Min Young Jung
Matthew Lin
Luke McCarney
Gabriel Miller
Sophia Shi
Amy Shmoys
Maximilian Shuhan
Madelaine Vandenberg
Jesse Yuan
Qiaonan Zheng

*Not pictured

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Free senior portraits!

FREE senior portraits will be taken on October 6th from 8:30-3:00 in the Kulp Foyer. 
Parents can call 877-498-0909 or 607-798-0909 to schedule an appointment.