Congratulations to Theresa Ballacchino who has earned an ePathways summer Internship at the Carousel Emporium in Orlando. Theresa is moving into her third year in the HHS Interior Design & Architecture program. This is the second summer internship that Carousel Emporium has filled with a Hagerty Interior Design & Architecture student!
Christy Tibbits-Bryce Field
On Tuesday, April 12th, the SCPS School Board approved the official designation of the softball field to honor HHS Assistant Principal Christy Bryce. The movement incorporated efforts of the Softball Parents, the HHS Athletic Booster Club, the HHS School Advisory Committee, and the HHS Senior Class. The complex is now known as the Christy Tibbitts-Bryce Softball Field and commemorates the outstanding leadership she has displayed during her career as a National Board Certified Teacher, Head Softball Coach, Athletic Director (First Female AD in Seminole County), Dean of Students, and Assistant Principal on the campus at HHS.
Science Team is Outstanding
The experimental science class did outstanding at State Science Fair this last week. Niha Maity won three special awards, Lauren Nelder and Zephram Tepper won special awards and placed 4th place in Engineering, and Aidan Ryan placed 2nd in Intelligent Design. Tess Marvin won a scholarship, 1st place in Molecular and Cellular Biology AND Best in Show in the State of Florida!!! Tess has been invited to represent Seminole County and compete at the International Science Fair this May.
Math Team Takes 1st Place
The annual SSC math competition for all Seminole County High Schools was held on April 2. Our Hagerty students (4 per subject) placed in the top three schools in all six areas: Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus, Statistics, AB Calculus and BC Calculus....taking three 1st place team awards, numerous individual "top 3" awards and the OVERALL 1st Place finish among all Seminole County High Schools! Our math students rock!
HHS PBS Team Honored
At the March 15th school board meeting, HHS was honored as a Silver Model School for Positive Behavior Supports. We want to thank our students and staff members who exemplify our school-wide PRIDE expectations: Punctuality, Respect, Integrity, Dependability, and Excellence.
HHS Robotics Wins!Click here for photos of this event
Team 4717, Mechromancers, represented Hagerty Robotics at the South Super Regional National Robotics Competition in San Antonio, Texas on March 9-11. Over the two full days of competition, students presented in front of a panel of judges, submitted an engineering notebook, and competed in nine robot matches. With a competition record of 6-3, they were chosen to be on a three team alliance for the semi-finals. They finally lost in the semi-finals, bringing the robot part of the competition to an end.
At the award ceremony, we waited with hopes to be picked for an award that would send us to the World Championship. It turned out better than we ever expected when we heard our team number called as runner up for most of the initial awards. Finally, we heard our name for 1st Place Innovate Award and we knew we had secured our spot to compete at Worlds. We went on to get 3rd place in the highest award, the Inspire Award. This award is given to teams who have the whole package; an outstanding engineering notebook, an innovative robot, and overall outstanding team dynamic. The top three places for the Inspire Award also qualify for Worlds.
The team felt a huge sense of accomplishment after the award ceremony as they saw all their hard work paid off. It was nice to see other teams, mentors, coaches, and volunteers coming over to congratulate the students on their achievement.
Hagerty Robotics is fortunate to have the mentorship of Don Harper, who has given so much of his time and expertise in designing, building, and programming the robot. He has also taught the kids in the use of CAD software, Java programming, and sensor interfacing. The students are very lucky to use the Texas Instruments Innovation Lab at UCF as well as interact with college students on campus. The robot consists of 3D printed parts, laser cut parts, processors, and sensors, all of which are the result of the interaction with the Innovation Lab.
The students are coached by Po Dickison and Stefan Ibarguen and meet twice a week after school in addition to working with Mr. Harper at UCF. Special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Nelson who worked tirelessly getting the students where they needed to be and on time! Also, thank you to Mrs. McCreight for the very cool picture of our robot!
Thank you to the Hagerty administration for their support and for believing in us! We would also like to thank our sponsors and parents for helping make our dream of going to Worlds come true. This is the first time in Hagerty Robotics history that a team has advanced to the World Championship!
HHS Band - Ireland Bound
The Hagerty Marching Husky Band has been chosen to participate in the St Patrick Day parade in Dublin, Ireland. This is an extraordinary opportunity for our students to showcase their talents across the globe. It is exciting to have our exceptional high school, our small town of Oviedo, Fl, and Seminole County Public School System represented on the European Circuit.
Congratulations to the ASL, French & Spanish Language Students
Congratulations to the ASL, French & Spanish Language students that participated in the Seminole County World Language Competition on Saturday, March 27th. They received 32 Superior ratings & 13 Excellent ratings.
Congratulations to the students in the experimental science class, all of which won awards last night for their outstanding science fair projects. Reagan Pomp received third place in Biomedical and Health Sciences. Tess Marvin and Claire Weaver took second place in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Samantha Bates won second place in Environmental Science and Ishaan Dhillon placed first in Environmental Engineering. Aidan Ryan won first place in Robotics. Niha Maity received first place in Mathematics and Lauren Neldner and Zephrem Tepper received first place in Engineering. Additionally, Tess Marvin, Claire Weaver, Niha Maity, Aidan Ryan, Lauren Neldner, and Zephrem Teppler have been invited to compete in the State Science Fair competition! Congratulations to ALL of the students!
Hagerty HS - NCAA Signing Day 2016
Congratulations to the following HHS athletes who will be continuing their athletic careers at the NCAA level. Go Huskies!!
Back Row, L-R: Jessic Brown (Volleyball - College of Coastal Georgia, Andrew Stivers (CC/TR - Lipscomb University), Triten Tucker (FB - Harding University).
Front Row, L-R: Jordan Miller (Softball - Colgate University), Taia Gomez (Soccer - Flagler College), Miranda Greene (Softball - Daytona State College), Chelsea Johnson (Softball - Thomas University), Maggie Borosky (Softball - Thomas University).
Congratulations to Hagerty Robotics!
For the first time in their history, both teams (4227 & 4717) will advance to compete at the state competition at St. Leo College! The Florida State Championship is by invitation only where the top 24 ranked teams compete in hopes to advance to the Super Regional National Competition in San Antonio, Texas.Their hard work and dedication have been key components to their success. Additionally, their coaches and mentors have been instrumental in providing guidance, help, and support to both teams.
Hagerty Robotics Hosted the Space Coast Robotics League Championship
Hagerty Robotics hosted the Space Coast Robotics League Championship on Saturday, Jan. 16th. Sixteen teams from Brevard, Seminole, and Orange counties participated and each played six matches throughout the day. It was a great day for Hagerty Robotics as we finished strong. Both teams went into the semifinals and got to pick alliances to play for bragging rights. Team 4717 and 7477 (a community team from Oviedo) advanced to the finals round and scored 423 points during their first match and then scored 305 points during the second match. They won the Winning Alliance award!
Click Here for Photos from the Event
The results from the day for us are below. We now wait to see if we will advance to the state competition in February as there are two more competitions next weekend.
4717 - 3rd place
4227 - 4th place
4717 - PTC Design Award
4227 - Motivate Award
4717 - Winning Alliance
The event was well attended and we appreciate the support from our district leaders such as Dr. Walt Griffin, Dr. Tina Calderone, Dr. Jason Wyson, and Dr. Tim Harper. We also appreciated Dr. Williams and Mr. Walker for coming to our event and supporting the kids. Staff members in attendance included Mr. Pooler, Mrs. Spalding, and Mr. Bordelon. A huge thank you goes to Mrs. Mills for her hard work all day long! Thank you to Mrs. Rathbun for sending the singers to sing the National Anthem and First Sergeant Vazquez for being there with JROTC for the presentation of colors. Also, thank you to Mrs. Pigott for sending six great students from SNHS to volunteer for our event.
Thank you to the staff members who purchased raffle basket tickets to support our program. Congratulations to Dr. Williams, Ms. Corkery, Ms. Kurtz, and Dr. Calderone! Each won a basket!
New World Record Set By Hagerty Robotics
The Hagerty Robotics teams (4227 and 4717) competed in their 3rd and final regular tournament on Dec. 19th at Oviedo HS. Each team’s robot went in the competition with the goal to perform well and score maximum points. Both teams were randomly paired with other teams to play a total of 7 matches each throughout the day. Team 4717 placed first and team 4227 placed fourth at this competition.
Click here for photos of the event
During match 24, team 4717, along with its alliance partner, team 8996 from Brevard County Schools, scored 348 points, breaking the world record for the most points scored during a match! During the End Game, both alliance partners’ robots climbed up the mountain to hang and claimed the All Clear Signal, each earning 100 points apiece. Both robots scored major points during the first 30-second autonomous period as well as during the driver controlled (teleop) portion. Their score and match play made social media headlines within seconds of breaking the world record!
They held on to this record for two solid weeks until another alliance partner and its team in Michigan scored 352 points during a match at their league championship.
Will the teams be able to beat this high score? Come find out at our league championship on Saturday, January 16 held in the Auxiliary Gym at Hagerty. The event is free and open to the public! Match plays begin at approximately 10:30 AM until 3:45 PM.
This season’s robotics challenge or game has been the most difficult in Hagerty Robotics history. With the programming language changing from RobotC to Java and an all-new control system using only two Android smart phones to control the robot, both teams dove head-on to tackle this challenge. Team members had to master this new programming language, design and build a robot that can score points on the ground as well as climb up a mountain to hang in eight short weeks. Teams also must keep a detailed engineering notebook documenting their team dynamics, engineering and design, strategy, outreach, and business plan. In addition, teams must create a 3-minute video for judging. These two components count 25% each while the robot's performance during matches counts 50% of a team's advancement to the state and national competition. The top 24 teams in the state are invited to compete at the state competition. Currently, there are over 150 teams and 4227 is ranked 23rd while 4717 is ranked 28.
The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) game design committee came up with the FTC Res-Q game for teams to brainstorm, plan, design, and build a robot to perform specific tasks autonomously as well as driver operated to earn points during a 2 minute 30 second match. Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inwQ_ykNKQI#t=26 to watch the game animation and explanation.
Hagerty Robotics is in its 6th year and currently has 30 student members in grades 9-12 and is coached by Po Dickison and Stefan Ibarguen. Don Harper is their mentor from UCF and has been instrumental in the success of both teams. He provides access to the Innovation Lab as well as volunteering countless hours to ensure the robots are successful and competitive. Learn more about them at http://hagertyhighrobotics.weebly.com/
HHS Cheerleaders Win Regional Competition
On Saturday, November 21st the Hagerty Cheerleaders competed in their first event of the 2015-2016 season at the All Out Central Fl Regional Competition in Kissimmee. The Varsity Cheerleaders won 1st place and their routine will be highlighted on Brighthouse Sports Network. Click here to see the video
Congratulations to Drama Troupe 6885!
Our thespians competed recently in the district competition and won best in show in 3 categories.
Best in Show for Large Group Musical: James Neal, Antonio Esposito, Kristen Edwards, Brett Hagerman, Hannah Jackson, Melissa Corbin, Madison Barrett, Nick Roof, Kaili Morens, Sarah Halverson, Emily Wilhelm, Colby Harter, Stephen Pitters, Micaela Boyle, Austin Hayes, and Taylor Greyard.
Best in Show for Small Group Musical: Taylor Greyard, Colby Harter, Antonio Esposito, and Hannah Jackson
Best in Show for Publicity: Sierra Hittell
Kelsey Hahn - Swimming - Ohio University
Sarah Harrison - Softball - Rollins College
Alicia Tomberlin - Softball - Daytona State College
Brianna Baez - Volleyball - Webber International University
Sadlar Lindsay - Lacrosse - Queens University of Charlotte
Denzel Mahoney - Basketball - Southeast Missouri State
Alexander Keel - Basketball - Union University
Joe Sheridan - Baseball - University of Central Florida
Travis Hosterman - Baseball - University of Central Florida
Hagerty Debate Team
Congratulations to all the Hagerty Debaters that competed at the Timber Creek Debate Tournament this past Saturday! A special congratulations goes out to the following students who placed in their respective categories:
- James Hynes & Andrew Corrado - First Place Duo Interpretation
- Madeline Ninno and Andrew Ballantyne-Second Place Duo Interpretation
- Juliana Voelker - First Place Novice Lincoln Douglass Debate
- John Forester- Second Place Varsity Lincoln Douglass Debate
- Isaac Gallant & Robert Levine - Fourth Place Novice Public Forum
- Alex Reilly & Connor DiMatteo - Third Place Novice Public Forum
- Kendal Hiatt & Andrew Hope- Second Place Varsity Public Forum
- Stephen Chapman & Steven Marvin - First Place Varsity Public Forum
- Michael McNamara - First Place Novice Congressional Debate
- Hayden Welsh - First Place Novice Congressional Debate
- Joey Curtin - Presiding Officer Congressional Debate
- Zach Bolotte - Presiding Officer Congressional Debate