Falcons Achieve

Three Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS) teams have recently had some impressive experiences. The Varsity Color Guard team, consisting of cadets Lyndsey Nguyen, Jennie Xu, Chalissa Hairston, and Mayuresh Mujumdar, and accompanied by instructor MSgt Ferdinand Toledo, traveled to Daytona Beach, FL to compete at the National High School Drill Team Championship in May. Cadet Mayuresh Mujumdar was chosen out of five nominees as the winner of a scholarship only awarded to senior cadets. In addition to competing against some of the top schools in the nation, the team also had the opportunity to meet and speak with the Air Force Holm Center Commander General Steven Garland.

SRHS’ CyberPatriot Varsity team competed at the CyberPatriot IX National Competition in Baltimore, MD. The team was the first in California to compete in this competition and stood among the top 28 out of 4,404 teams nationwide. The competition included challenges such as the Network Security Master Challenge, Cisco Networking Challenge, Leidos Forensics Challenge, Facebook Challenge, and AT&T Mobile Device Challenge.

Finally, the SRHS Academic Bowl team, which includes Jack Izzo, Michelle He, Jackwin Hui, Albert Gu, and alternates Alan Hang and Valerie Ho, represented CA-935th in a series of tournaments against other San Diego Unified schools. After four rounds of competition, SRHS came in second out of 13 schools in the final match. The team also secured a spot to compete in the Junior Leadership Academic Bowl tournament in Washington, D.C. in June. Learn more about SRHS and its programs at www.srfalcons.org.