Uchenna Oguagha, an Aero senior, represented the campus at the Bridgeport Public Education Fund's (BPEF) Annual Fall fundraising event, where she gave an amazing heartfelt and insightful speech to a packed hall at the Bridgeport's Holiday Inn. At the end of her remarks she received a standing ovation. Click Here to read the article.
50 teams across New England competed this Saturday at the Yale Physics Olympics, including three teams from Fairchild Wheeler Campus. Each team completed five challenges. The Faraday-Child Wheelers earned 1st place in the surface tension challenge with only 0.1% error difference. The Mass-ters were in a three-way tie for 2nd place before the tie breaker. Great representation by our students!
Congratulations to Ms. Klingler and Ms. Ma and our students! Click Here for pictures
The multitalented teen Julian Shively, who in April won first place honors on cello at the Greater Bridgeport Symphony's first competition for young string players, switches to piano on Sunday, May 15, for a concert with the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras. Julian is a 10th grader in the Aero school. Click Here for story.
Five Fairchild Wheeler students were chosen to compete in MathCON, a prestigious academic competition hosted by Concept Schools in Chicago on April 23rd.
They bested more than 45,000 applicants across 41 states to qualify for the Chicago event.
Erik Koether - 7th place Nationally (Bronze Medal)
Shubham Singh - 10th place Nationally
Kenneth Wright - 12th place Nationally
Alec Mehra - 22nd place Nationally
Anubhav Dhar - 13th place Nationally
Mr. Klein was honored at the Barnes & Noble Milford store, Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 at 4PM. Mr. Klein was the winner of the My Favorite Teacher Award contest. Students throughout the area were able to nominate their favorite teacher with a poem, essay, or personal letter and Mr. Klein was the district level winner and will now be entered in the national competition. Mr. Klein was nominated by Cody Scanlan.
Victor Bullerin, Cody Scanlan, Jahzaari Mullings Quintin Rollins and Dr. Victor Black
Four seniors from IT designed and created a Phone App, "StatFinder", that will allow high school athletes to post their stats online and be recruited by colleges. Their App was selected as a finalist at the University of Bridgeport Faculty Research Day for undergraduate and graduate college students. Forty projects from a total of 177 were chosen for presentation at Bridgeport City Hall on April 7 from 5 - 7 pm. This event will be hosted by the Mayor's office and the Downtown Special Services District. CT Post and Channel 12 News will be covering this event.
Fairchild had six students qualify for the State Science Fair, and two students from IT, Steven Vanzyl (11th grade) and Steven Siveyer (9th grade) qualified for the Finals. Click here for pictures and State Science Fair Finalist page.
This was the first time Fairchild Wheeler competed in the TEAMS' state wide competition. Click
here for the description and some pictures.
Kristen Boulay, an English teacher in the Informational Technology School recently came in first place in the Arnold's Strongman Competition. To see pictures and a video click Here
The Fairchild Wheeler Campus Science Team competed for the first time at the Northeast Regional Science Bowl. The team had five wins and finished 5th in the tournament in the fuel cell competition. The team's advisor was Ms. Kristine Ma.
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City Wide Science Fair
IT students Andrew Barosa (3rd), Steve Vanzyl (1st), and Gianna Barrada (2nd) swept the 11th Grade Awards in the City-Wide Science Fair, winning scholarships to the University of Bridgeport. Erik Koether of the Aerospace School finished first in the 10th Grade division. Fairchild also swept the 9th grade division with Shubhangy Raghavan (Bio) finishing first, Bhargava Hritush (Aero) finishing second, and Emma O'Clair (Bio) finishing third.
Cam Phelan, an 11th grader in IT, has been selected as a 2016 Connecticut Affiliate winner of the National Center for Women in Information Techology Award for Aspirations in Computing.
Her award will be presented at a reception at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford on Tuesday April 19th.
Anubhav Dhar a Junior at Fairchild Wheeler's Aero/Hydrospace Engineering and Physical Science High School, has been awarded a summer internship with a $3,300 stipend for the 8 weeks of the program. If he chooses to return the stipend increases to $3,800.00. He will be assigned to the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory in Groton, CT.
FWC Science Fair Winners 2016
11th Grade Winners
1st Place: IT: Steven Vanzyl
2nd Place: IT: Andrew Barbosa
3rd Place: IT: Gianna Barada
Honorable Mention: IT: Cam Phelan
Congratulations to the Fairchild Wheeler Debate Team for winning 13 of 19 debates against Central High School on Friday. For those who are interested in joining, practices are on Tuesdays from 2:15 to 3:30 in E114.
Debate Team Members are : Harrison Elliott, Zoe Hunt, Noah Clark, Matt Farrelly, Jase Valle, Nick Satta, Jhonatan Mayen, Jason Clark, John Gasiorowski, Marie Frese, Samantha Wilson, Anna Merino, Graham Bonnell and Anthony Julian
National Honor Society Induction Pictures. Click here
Relay for Life Pictures (2015)Click Here
Nick Torres, History teacher in the Engineering School, was the recipient of the 2015 Theodore & Margaret Beard Excellence in Teaching Award. This award honors up to two exceptional Bridgeport public school teachers with a cash gift of $25,000. It is one of the largest teaching awards in the nation.The award was presented on May 6, 2015 at the Inspiration Awards ceremony, a joint event of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and the Bridgeport Public Education Fund that recognizes outstanding teachers in Bridgeport public education.
Eight Bio-tech students from Bio-Tech, along with Mr. Bouffard,headed down to the Amazon rain forest in Brazil on November 18th for a two week scientific and cultural exchange. You can read their blog here
Fairchild Wheeler has won the MacConnell Award at the Association for Learning Environments Annual Conference in Philadelphia.