Awards & Distinctions

Awards & Distinctions

Being surrounded by other bright, engaged and interesting students inspires everyone to do their best!  HGM students pursue their interests with great passion, talent and the support of our school. That's why our small community of only 270 students has exceptionally high achievements in many different areas.

2017-8 so far...

  • Out of 29 National Merit Semifinalists in LAUSD, 19 are from HGM = 27% of our senior class = highest % of all programs in California
  • Band & Dance Team wins 1st place at Baldwin Park Field Tournament + Sweepstakes in percussion
  • Student selected for LA Philharmonic Composer Fellowship program
  • Student helps USA win 3rd Place at World Schools Debate Championship in Indonesia, is ranked 14th debater in the world.
  • HGM student elected Student Body President for all North Hollywood HS
  • HGM students elected Homecoming Queen and Prince

2016-7

  • Cyber Patriots National Champs (3 out of 12 teams in finals are from NoHo, out of 4400 teams)
  • DECA Business Club wins or places in almost every category entered in Socal
  • Science Fairs: California - 2nd in Zoology, 5th in Microbiology. LA County - 1st Place in Pharmacology, 1st Place in Animal Physiology; Honorable Mention in Microbiology
  • Senior wins Stokes Scholarship and employment with the NSA
  • Junior selected for USA Debate Team - 2nd place at WHO in Croatia, 5th at EurOpen in Germany, 2nd at Harvard.
  • Science Bowl Team Regional Champs (for 18th year), 9th place at National
  • Girls' Tennis Team wins All-City Championship (70% of team is HGM)
  • Science Olympiad Team 3rd at State; Regional Champs - win/place in all 23 events
  • Top essay & scholarship from the Beverly Hills Literary Society
  • Marching Band 1st place at SCSBOA tournaments in Baldwin Park & Simi Valley
  • Orchestra rated Unanimous Superior (highest) at SCSBOA & Van Nuys Music Festivals
  • Drumline 1st place at DAC Competition
  • Student selected for LA Mayor's Youth Council
  • Student selected for LAUSD Superintendent's Student Advisory Council
  • Model United Nations (new team!) - Best Delegate awards at UCLA and USC
  • Speech & Debate team won over 150 awards, state champion in Congressional Debate, 5 competed at Nationals
  • Botball Team wins 1st in Seeding and Double Elimination competitions, 2nd overall at regional
  • NoHo RoBo quarterfinals at First Robotics
  • Duke Moot Court - 2nd & 9th Place Teams, 10th Place Individual
  • Academic Decathlon state finalists
  • American Math Competition (AMC) - 13 students qualified for the AIME, 1 qualified for the USA Math Olympiad
  • Physics Olympiad - 5 students have qualified for national semifinals
  • Biology Olympiad - 4 students have qualified for national semifinals
  • Chemistry Olympiad - 2 students have qualified for national semifinals
  • Computational Linguistics Olympiad - 2 students have qualified for national semifinals
  • For the first time ever... 1 student reached at least semifinals in 4 national Olympiads - Physics, Chem, Bio and Math (yet only a sophomore)
  • HGM student was voted Prom Queen

2015-6

2014-15

  • Student holds elected position on Granada Hills Neighborhood Council
  • Marching Band and String Orchestra win several competitions
  • Science Olympiad - 1st in L.A. County, 2nd at State
  • Science Bowl - 1st & 3rd Place in L.A., National Finalist
  • CyberPatriot Cyber Defense - 2nd & 5th in USA, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in CA
  • Academic Decathlon State Finalist
  • AP Scholars - 24
  • AP Scholars with Honors - 27
  • AP Scholars with Distinctions - 16
  • National AP Scholars - 10
  • National Merit Scholars - 13
  • National Merit Commended Scholars - 29
  • National Hispanic Scholars - 2

2013-14

  • Student elected to Granada Hills Neighborhood Council
  • Cyberpatriot National Champions
  • Los Angeles County Science Olympiad – 1st place
  • Southern California History Bowl Team Champion
  • Regional Science Bowl – 2nd  place
  • California Youth and Government Delegate of the Year
  • Beverly Hills Literary Society Essay Contest – 2 1st Place Winners, 5 2nd Place Winners
  • California State Science Olympiad – 5th place
  • US Physics Olympiad Semifinalist
  • US Biology Olympiad Semifinalist
  • California Arts Scholar in Flute Performance
  • East Valley League Baseball Player of the Year
  • San Fernando Valley Chinese Cultural Association Scholarship Award
  • MTNA Composition Competition 1st Place Winner
  • Xerox Award of Innovation and Information Technology
  • USC Presidential Scholarship
  • Duke Moot Court - 3rd, 4th, 6th, 8th and 16th in teams, 2 individual speaker awards
  • National Merit Semi-Finalists - 10
  • National Merit Commended Scholars - 27
  • National Merit Achievement Scholar - 1
  • Hispanic Scholars - 4

2012-13

  • CyberPatriots – 4th and 6th in the National Final, 1st and 2nd in California
  • National Science Bowl – 7th Place
  • California State Science Olympiad – 3rd Place
  • US Biology Olympiad Semifinalist
  • Duke Moot Court – Semifinalist, Best Speaker Award
  • LA County Mock Trial Competition - MVP Award, Outstanding Defense Attorney Award
  • UCLA Alumni Scholarship
  • Hitachi Scholarship
  • Princeton Prize in Race Relations – Certificate of Accomplishment (LA Region)
  • President’s Award for Community Service (Gold)
  • AMC 12 - Bronze Medal
  • Gates Millenium Scholar
  • Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Coca-Cola Scholarship Finalist
  • Milken Scholar
  • National Merit Semi-Finalists – 12
  • National Achievement Scholar – 1
  • Hispanic Scholars – 2
  • National Commended Scholars - 3
  • Toyota/AP IASF Scholarship
  • Hitachi Foundation Scholar
  • Gold Medalist at China Math Olympiad
  • Math Day at the Beach – 5th Place
  • APIHM Poster Competition – Best in Show Award
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition Scholarship
  • Elks Lodge Most Valuable Student Scholarship
  • Brawerman Fellowship
  • Association of Jewish Educators Scholarship
  • LA Metro YMCA Excellence in Youth Leadership Award

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