Scholastic Scrimmage Success

Parkland High School's Scholastic Scrimmage Varsity and JV teams competed the first weekend in June in the National Academic Championship tournament in Washington, DC. 

Competing against more than 100 teams from as far away as Guam, our Varsity team played eleven matches in quick succession, beating one opponent after the other to win the whole thing! Members of the Varsity team are as follows:

Sahil Inaganti - MVP

Jack Blizard - sports, humanities, and math specialist

Arjun Vedantham - expert in science and computer programming, among many other subjects

Nikhil Sunder - knows things that no one else knows 

Hasun Noh - music and religion expert

Valmiki Kothare - tasked with developing Parkland's JV squad 

4.0 GPA Achievement


Seniors who achieved

a GPA of 4.0

for Seven Consecutive


at Parkland High School:

Thwisha Anantasagar Nicholas Furry Victoria Maybruck
John Angelella Mackenzie Galucy Rachel McLeod
Abigail Bartynski Ryan Gaspar Brandon Miskanic
Nathan Berger Adriana Goetz Morales Saniya Pangare
Austin Bilous Louise Gottwald John Panny
Julianna Bilski Nehali Gupta Ritu Patel
John Blizard Priyanka Hanumaihgari Evan Poremsky
Timothy Boyer Ethan Holub Rayhan Rahman
Minahil Chaudhry Christine Hutchinson Theodore Reinhard
Jackie Cheng Austin Imler Kaitlyn Rothwell
Sarah Clapham Seana Isaac August Schwartz
Amanda Clewell Rhea Kadakia Shelby Staib
Carolyn Cohen Aanika Kapoor Katie Steckel
Danielle Colapietro Saad Khan Savannah Stern
Coltrane Conner Hani Kitabwalla Kassidy Stout
Claire Courter Adam Klinger Sriyaa Suresh
William Dacey Grace Knauss Michael Toland
Ava Del Rio Christopher Konya Sabrina Toland
Jason Dratch Valmiki Kothare Mia Wanyo
Madison Dugan Jenna Kshatri Daniel Wilcox
Kelly Dulaney Aidan LaPenta Riley Williamson
Alison Fang Olivia Latshaw Emily Wolff
Katelyn Faust Conrad Lee Murong Yao
Jason Feichtel Mark Leiby Julia Young
Megan Fenstermaker Giavanna Litz Matthew Zager
Seth Fine Matthew Liu Madison Zaun
Jenna Folk Teagan Mangahas Kaylea Zhang

Poster Contest

Two Parkland High School students won the Lehigh Valley Ambassadors for Organ and Tissue Donation and Gift of Life Program's Poster Contest for middle school and high school students.

Kyleigh Haas - 1st place and Delilah Jabbour - 3rd place

art award recipients

Essay Contest

One Parkland High School student placed in the 14th annual Gift of Life Essay Contest for the Lehigh Valley Ambassadors for Organ and Tissue Donation. 

Gabriel Ramirez - 2nd place

student who won essay contest

National History Day in PA State Contest

Parkland High School participated in the National History Day state-level competition at Carlisle High School in Carlisle.

The following group won 1st place and will be going to the National History Day National Competition in College Park, Maryland in June.

Students: Ankhitha Manjunatha and Akshatha Manjunatha (10th grade)

Title: Save Yourself, or Save Thousands?: How the Tragedy of One led to the Triumph over Persecution

Project: Group Website

Another Parkland student, Jacob Roth (11th grade), won the Irwin M. Marcus Award from The Pennsylvania Historical Association for his senior paper about Pennsylvania history titled Bethlehem Steel: The Rise and Fall of an Industrial Titan. He received a certificate, a monetary gift, and his paper will be published in a future edition of Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies

Fitness Team National Competition

Parkland High School's Fitness Team participated in the Marine Corps National Youth Physical Fitness Competition in Fort Indiantown Gap in May. The entire team performed admirably and had its best showing all season. 

The Parkland Boys team placed 3rd with individual medals going to seniors Joe Smith, Anthony DeLeon, Michael DeLeon, and Neil Melcher.

On the Girls team freshman Rysha Jimenez also earned an individual medal for her performance. 

girls at national fitness team competition


Parkland Fitness Team at National Competition

Parkland's Nationals Team included: Danielle Colapietro, Georgi ButchBrooke PenrodRysha JimenezMarie DanksAllison CarrNeka LewisSahaira MartinezCharlize CuadradoLexi SayeghJoe SmithMichael DeLeonAnthony DeLeonNeil MelcherAnsh PatelGreg Muniz-RodriguezJoerick Fuentes, and Abdiel Hernandez-Luciano

State Science Fair Competition

Parkland students presented at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science on May 20 at Penn State University. Parkland High School had nineteen 1st place awards, and the following 1st-place winners had perfect scores:  

Prathysha KothareAnkhitha ManjunathaTanya Mehta, Sohaib Nauman





Parkland TV & Film logo

Parkland TV 

Parkland High School received an Honorable Mention in the Student Television Network Convention's Crazy 8s Broadcast News Magazine Show competition on March 28. This is a news production competition where the team receives an assignment at 7:30 AM and must produce, plan, film, execute, edit, and publish their story by 4 PM. This is a very competitive competition attempted by the most student teams during the convention. Parkland students filmed all around the city of Seattle for the assignment of "Native American Culture". Out of the 300 schools and 4,000 students in attendance, a 4th place finish for a first-year team is extremely uncommon.   

The link for Parkland Profile - Seattle:

Science Fair

On April 3, students from Parkland School District competed in the 71st Delaware Valley Science Fair (DVSF). This science fair featured some of the brightest minds of Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Parkland High School students were incredible at this competition. Please see below for category awards and special awards:

Sriyaa Suresh - 3rd place in Medicine & Health (DVSF), Harrisburg University Scholarship

Punya Bhasin - 2nd place in Engineering (DVSF), University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, USP Scholarship - Second Place Winners Harrisburg University Scholarship

Harper Chisari - Honorable Mention in Engineering (DVSF), Harrisburg University Scholarship

Snehal Gupta - 3rd place in Behavior & Social Sciences (DVSF)

Tanya Mehta - 2nd place in Biochemistry (DVSF)

Purva Gupta - Honorable Mention in Biochemistry (DVSF), Janssen Biotech Inc, Janssen Biotech Biotechnology Award

Mustapha Salau - 3rd place in Chemistry (DVSF)

Akshatha Manjunatha- WEST Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., WEST Pharmaceutical High School Award, Dow Chemical Company Award - High School Award, American Chemical Society (Delaware Division) Award - High School

Udit Garg- Merck Science Achievement Award - High School

Taran Anantasagar - 1st place in Earth & Space Sciences (DVSF)

Dharshan Tharumia - 2nd place in Engineering (DVSF)

Aashika Shah- Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers/STLE, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Award

Prathysha Kothare - 1st place in Medicine & Health (DVSF), DVSF/Medals, Gold Medal Sophomore Fair

Rachel Li - 3rd place in Microbiology (DVSF), Parenteral Drug Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, Parenteral Drug Association Award

Ankhitha Manjunatha - 3rd place in Physics (DVSF)

Uma Purani - 1st place in Computer (DVSF), Intel, Excellence in Computer Science Award

Lalitha Loka - Honorable Mention in Computer (DVSF)

Victor Cai - 3rd place in Engineering (DVSF), John C Sargent Jr Memorial, John C Sargent Jr. Memorial Award, Air Products Young Innovator Award, Air Products Ninth Grade Award, United States Navy/United States Marine Corps, United States Navy / Marine Corps - Sr High

Veda Vundela- Society of Women Engineers, Philadelphia Section, Society of Women Engineers Award

Aditi Maheshwari - 3rd place in Physics (DVSF)

Vaishnavi Joshi - 3rd place in Zoology (DVSF), Janssen R&D Excellence in Cardiovascular and Metabolism Research Award

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Parkland High School had 56 FBLA students competing at the PA FBLA State Leadership Conference in Hershey from April 8-10 against some 3,000 other PA FBLA students. The following 31 PHS students placed in the top 10 and 11 of those qualified for the National Leadership Conference which will be held June 27 - July 3 in San Antonio:

Suchir Agarwal and Udit Garg - Mobile Applications, 3rd place*

Sri Nidamanuru, Sahas Veera, and Neha Pamidi - Electronic Business Portfolio, 6th place

Sam Oxfeld and Gokul Peruga (Team 1) - Entrepreneurship, 1st place*

Pranav Balabhadra, Vedavyas Jampanaboyana, and Srijan Sharma (Team 2) - Entrepreneurship, 6th place

Maya Parekh - Healthcare Administration, 6th place

Shirley Zhang - Insurance & Risk Management, 10th place

Jane Cho - Intro to Business Procedures, 8th place

Roank Singh - Intro to Business Procedures, 10th place

Shlok Dholakia - Intro to Financial Math, 8th place

Purva Gupta, Akshatha Manjunatha, and Ankitha Manjunatha (Team 1) - Web Design, 1st place*

Madison Evans, Nishitha Mandapati, and Jessica Tseo (Team 2) - Web Design, 5th place

Kate Kimball and Hana Yang - Social Media Campaign, 1st place*

Punya Bhasin - Agribusiness, 6th place

Melena View and Joanna Wu - Business Financial Plan, 5th place

Josh Schaller, Dillon Yount and Matt Zager - Global Business, 8th place

Dharshan Thurmia - Networking Concepts, 3rd place*

Prathysha Kothare - Organizational Leadership, 3rd place*

* indicated qualified for nationals

Biology Team 

The Parkland High School Biology Team won 1st place at the 37th Annual Cedar Crest College Biology Olympics.  

Members of the Team:    
Sahil Inaganti Ecology/Conservation Biology 1st place
Sriyaa Suresh Genetics/Molecular Biology 1st place
Priyanka Hanumaihgari    
Llambro Llaguri    
Emily Wolff    


Fitness Team

The Parkland High School Fitness Team competed at the Bethpage Fitness Meet in Bethpage, New York in mid-April. The Boys Team came in 3rd place with a total score of 2,162. The Boys Team was made up of the following students:  

Joe Smith, grade 12 

Michael DeLeon, grade 12

Anthony DeLeon, grade 12

Neil Melcher, grade 12

Ansh Patel, grade 9

Jahshiem Thompson, grade 10

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club

SADD club members

Congratulations to Parkland High School's SADD Chapter Club members who placed 1st in the SADD/Lear Corporation and Video Contest and Meme/GIF Contest at the Lehigh Valley Conference on April 12. 

Nathaniel Armstrong - Video writer/producer

Danika Heyer - Meme creator

PHS National Spanish Exam Results - Greater Philadelphia Region

Exam Level 4 (unless otherwise noted)

Gold Medal  
Oludemilade Olatilo Spanish 2
Imran Dharamsi  
Gabriela Barbosa  
Ga Young Lee  
Kara Schmitt  


Silver Medal  
Suchir Agarwal  
Aishani Agrawal  
Kacey Lo  
Nikhil Patel  
Maya Parekh  
Sahas Veera  
Daniel Tavarez Native speaker category
Emmanuel Tavarez Native speaker category


Bronze Medal  
Jennah Abdelaziz Spanish 2
Kiran Kadewari  
Benjamin Dobbs  
Madison Evans  
Abigail Feleo  
Sabrina Ost  
Julainy Peralta  
Emily Saad  


Honorable Mention  
Danniella Alkhoury  
Punya Bhasin  
Alexa Brinker  
Kelly Dulaney Level 5
Alexandra Fuller  
Olivia Happel  
Anna Karp  
Sophia Liu  
Neha Pamidi  
Angelina Roccamo  
Abigail Sawyer  
Alexander Toro  
Noah Colon  
Shamellys Brito Martinez  




Science Olympiad

The Parkland High School Science Olympiad Team won first place at the Central Eastern Regional Science Olympiad Competition held at Kutztown University in March. The team, made up of the following students, is going on to the Pennsylvania Science Olympiad State Tournament at Juniata College on April 27: 

Nehali Gupta, Priyanka Hanumaihgari, Vedavyas Jampanaboyana, Meghna Sequeira, Saakshi Girotra, Aishani RamojuSrijan Sharma, Purva Gupta, Ee-Ning Ooi, Raviteja Kanthamneni, Pranav Balabhadra, Dharshan Tharumia, Anam Ali, Tanya Mehta, Taran Anantasagar

National History Day

On Saturday, March 23 the Regional National History Day Competition was held at Muhlenberg College. The following students from Parkland High School will be going on to the National History Day in Pennsylvania State Contest held on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11 at Carlisle High School: 

Individual Paper: Jacob Roth - 1st place, Hana Yang - 2nd place

Individual Website: Tayna Mehta - 1st place, Dharshan Tharumia - 2nd place

Individual Documentary: Maggie Gareca - 1st place, Rahul Inaganti - 2nd place

Group Documentary: Julia Young and Alison Fang - 1st place 

Group Exhibit: Aishani Ramoju and Aashika Shah - 2nd place

Group Performance: Hope Broadhurst and Kiran Kadewari - 2nd place

Group Website: Ankhitha Manjunatha and Ankitha Manjunatha - 1st place

Vedavyas Jampanaboyana, Krishna Narramneni, Taran Anantasagar, Pranav Balabhadra, and Mustapha Salau - 2nd place

Step Team

The National Step League's 3rd Annual Pennsylvania Championship Step Show was held at Northampton Area High School on Saturday, March 30. The Parkland High School Step Team, coached by Mrs. Jodie Ferrio, placed 2nd in an exciting competition. The team members are as follows:

Captains - Paola Muniz RodriguezYacenia GloverAlyssa Gonzalez 

Team - Nathaniel Carrasco, Lisha Brito, Lusha Goyzueta, Jonedy Jiminez, Carmen Fraderas Alix, Julainy Peralta Calderon, Joanna Lubin, Lauren Hall, Kayla-Drew Bravo, Prathysha Kothare, Kiera Colon, Abigail Graham, Gracianne Fisher, Jadah Lubin, Mya Burgos, Faith Marube, Jeanne Boateng, Kimora Rodriguez