Fall Speech and Debate Tournament

by Sneha Ramshanker At 7 pm last Thursday, the participants of the Speech and Debate club gathered together for the finals of the Spring 2017 Speech and Debate In-House Tournament.   The in-house tournament is an annual event that occurs at the ASW High School and allows people with varying experience to try their hand at Original Oratory, Impromptu, Oral Interpretation, Debate, and Duet Acting. … Continue reading Fall Speech and Debate Tournament

JV Boys Baskeball Tournament

by Sneha Ramshanker Last weekend, ASW hosted the HS CEESA JV basketball tournament and both the JV boys teams (JV A and JV B) performed extremely well with the JV A team placing 3rd and the JV B team fifth 5th. Overall, the tournament was packed with action. The boys put all their months of training to the test and fought hard throughout the tournament. Matthew Batchelder (9) – … Continue reading JV Boys Baskeball Tournament

The SAT: An Expensive Way to Spend Your Morning

by Sneha Ramshanker Last Saturday at 7:30 AM, a large group of students were waiting in line at ASW, with No.2 pencils and calculators in hand, ready to take the SAT, a standardised test used in many US college admission processes. According to Petersons, a company that produces SAT test prep materials, around 78% of Universities worldwide require the SAT for admissions. Furthermore, a research … Continue reading The SAT: An Expensive Way to Spend Your Morning

Alum Interview: QingFeng Chai

by Sneha Ramshanker and Amy Oh On December 15th, ASW alum QingFeng Chai visited ASW to share what it is like being a student at the University of Chicago.  Is there anything you miss about high school? I think one of the biggest things was the familiarity because I’ve been in high school for 4 years and it stayed with me for all 4 years. It … Continue reading Alum Interview: QingFeng Chai

Speech and Debate Comes Home Successful

by Sneha Ramshanker In the CEESA Speech and Debate tournament that took place in Budapest this year, ASW won medals (or trophies) in four out of the five categories. Penelope Gerosa and Kasia Hope won first place for duet acting, Diana Stoyanova and Amy Oh came third for debate, Sneha Ramshanker came third for impromptu, and Kasia Hope won third for Oral Interpretation. Overall, teams … Continue reading Speech and Debate Comes Home Successful

Fall Sports Teams Come Home

by Sneha Ramshanker Last week, all the high school sports teams travelled to various places to compete in CEESA and SCIS tournaments. Overall, this year’s fall season ended very successfully for all the teams. Here are the results of the tournaments: JV Boys Soccer  “We went to Moscow and we played in -10 degrees on a pitch full of snow. It was a fun experience … Continue reading Fall Sports Teams Come Home