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WELCOME TO HILLSBOROUGH HIGH SCHOOL
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2022 - 2023 INTERSCHOLASTIC ACADEMIC TEAMS
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ORGANIZATIONADVISOR(S)INFORMATION
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ACADEMIC TEAMEllen Weller Academic Team competes every Thursday first week in December until mid February (Jr. Varsity & Varsity Team)
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On the Academic Team, students collaborate in teams of four to compete in a modified Quiz-Bowl format to answer questions in 30 different categories such as science, sports, math, and the arts. Participating on the Academic Team gives students an exciting opportunity to showcase their knowledge in both academic subjects and trivia. From December to February, we compete in nine different matches played against teams from other Somerset County high schools.
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MATH TEAMMarina Devino See your Math Teacher or Advisor for details
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HHS Math Team belongs to the Central Jersey Math Team League and the New Jersey Mathematics League. The team also competes in: The New Jersey Math Competition, the American Mathematics Contests 10 and 12 and the Andrushkiw Competition held at Seton Hall University. Membership in the Central Jersey Math League, CJML, requires that once, for each of six months, on a Wednesday after school, ten students (who have been selected based on Math background) travel by bus to a school in Central New Jersey. These students represent HHS as they take a math test which requires knowledge up to (but not including) calculus. After the hour long test, the students are treated to refreshments by the hosting school. Before returning to HHS, the team is informed of how each competitor and their school performed. At the end of the year, students who have scored among the top 50 in the league are invited to compete in the ARML (American Region's Math League) competition which is held at Penn State University. During the winter months of January and February, the CJML team competes at home under conditions similar to those imposed for away meetings. Membership into the New Jersey Mathematics League was sought since many interested, younger "mathletes" were unable to enjoy the opportunity of competing regularly. The contests prepared by this league will be administered after school at HHS. They require only half an hour and any students who sign up can compete. Any math student will be eligible to sign up. Every math competition is run during school except for the Andrushkiw Competition at Seton Hall University. All competitions follow the guidelines of the sponsoring body. A superior performance in the American Mathematics Competition can result in opportunities to continue competing which include the American Invitation Mathematics Exam (AIME) and the USAMO (United States of America Mathematical Olympiad.
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BIOLOGY TEAMJoe Hernandez This team meets one day a week after school from December to April
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Students participate in competitions with local teams from area schools. They are also competing with many other teams through the state when the resuts are compiled. A student must be enrolled in a first year Biology class to be a member of the Biology I team and must be enrolled in a 2nd year of Biology to be a member of the Biology II team. During practice, students spend time learning about concepts not covered in class or topics they have not yet studied during the year. At the end of the season, students are ranked from highest to lowest. Typically, approximately 1,100 students are involved statewide.
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CHEMISTRY TEAMKaren Randazzo The group meets after school
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Students participate in competitions with local teams from area schools. During practice, they spend time learning about concepts not covered in class or topics they have not yet studied during the year. This team meets two days a week after school from December to April and competes with other schools across the state. At the end of the season, students are ranked from highest to lowest. Typically, approximately 1,100 students are involved statewide.
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EARTH SCIENCE TEAMJoe Hernandez Room 611
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Students participate in competitions with local teams from area schools. During practice, they spend time learning about concepts not covered in class or topics they have not yet studied during the year. This team meets two days a week after school from December to April and competes with other schools across the state.
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MOCK TRIALJulianne Anderson Robert Fenster Meetings are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from September through January
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Students simulate a trial as attorney and witness in competition with other county schools. The trials are held in a real courtroom with a real judge presiding. Considerable time commitment is required. The activity is not compatible with winter sports.
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MODEL CONGRESSRobert Fenster Caryn Brogan Christopher Ryalls Meetings are held on alternate Wednesdays in Room 302
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Students act as senators and representatives debating political and social issues, writing legislation, and trying to solve the world's problems. The club competes at two conferences annually. Previous trips included Rutgers, Princeton (in Washington D.C.), Yale and Harvard (in San Francisco).
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MODEL UNRobert Fenster Caryn Brogan Christopher Ryalls Meetings are held on alternate Wednesdays in Room 302
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Students simulate the roles of delegates to the United Nations from an assigned country. The club competes in two conferences annually. Previous trips included Rutgers, Philadelphia, Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee), Johns Hopkins (Baltimore, Maryland), Bath (England) and Berlin (Germany).
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PHYSICS TEAMShawn Templin Mr. Templin posts meeting dates and times outside of room 605.
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ROBOTICS (RoboRaiders)Todd MacDonald Asst. Rebecca McManus Volunteers David Blackburn & Scott KellerAnnouncements & Meetings are Posted on the RoboRaiders Website
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Participants design and build a remote controlled robot, which will be used in national competitions in March and April. Qualified students must be STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) enthusiasts. Meetings are held at the off-campus warehouse on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, as well as Saturday mornings, from January to May.
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SCIENCE OLYMPIADMinh DangMeetings are held from December to March
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Students wanting to participate in the hands-on science group, which has competitions in January- March, must be in grades 9-12.
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WAKSMAN SCHOLARSMinh Dang Meets after school each Tuesday
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In conjunction with Rutgers University, students will study and contribute to research in current scientific areas such as molecular biology and bioinformatics.
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