Five Horizon Honors High School Senior Receive College Board Honors
National Merit Semifinalist - Nikhil Dave 
Horizon Honors Senior Nikhil Dave has been named a semifinalist in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program! The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of all U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. Arizona has 281 Semifinalists this year.

Dave took the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last October. About 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools nationwide took the test, which served as an initial screening of program entrants.

As a semifinalist, Dave will have the opportunity to compete for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million. The names of the Finalists will be announced in February 2018. Scholarship winners’ names will be released in four parts, beginning in April 2018. 

National Merit Commended Students - Kang Yi Lim & Tejas Markandeya 
Horizon Honors Seniors Kang Yi Lim and Tejas Markandeya have been named commended students by the National Merit Scholarship Program in recognition of their exceptional academic promise. These students also took the PSAT/NMSQT in October 2016 and placed among the top 50,000 scorers. Although commended students do not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, some of these students become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.

National Hispanic Scholars - Lauren Ospina & Noe Ramirez
Horizon Honors Seniors Lauren Ospina and Noe Ramirez have been named National Hispanic Scholars. These students scored in the top 2.5% among Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT test takers in our region. 

Horizon Honors Celebrates Past and Present Student Athletes
Photo of four alumni softball players at banner celebrationOn August 19, Horizon Honors High School in Ahwatukee held a long overdue celebration for past and present student athletes, coaches, and their families. The occasion was simple: honor anyone involved that participated in a Horizon Honors High School team that had won a state or region championship, as well as state runner ups. Even though the school is 21 years old, and the first school championship was earned 15 years ago, Horizon Honors did not have proper athletic banners in the gym celebrating the teams. The school invited these athletes and their families to an afternoon reception to view the banners before the public, as well as view the Track & Field record holder board. 

Girls Volleyball 2A State Champs 2016-17
Boys Volleyball 5A State Runners-Up 2016-17
Golf D III State Runners -Up 2012-13
Co-Ed Cheer 1A-3A State Champs 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2008-09
Co-Ed Cheer 1A-3A State Runners-Up 2001-02

Region Champs
Softball 2010-11
Girls Volleyball 2015-16
Girls Volleyball 2016-17
Boys Volleyball 2016-17

Individual Track and Field State Champs
2003-04 Katie Berkey 300m Hurdles
2004-05 Katie Berkey 300m Hurdles
2005-06 Kate Shaheen Discus
2012-13 Samantha Weeman 300m Hurdles
2016-17 Trevor Tam 800m
2009-10 Terah Fullman 
2016-17 Trevor Tam 1600m
2016-17 Trevor Tam 3200m

Listed below is a sampling of the many news stories that have been published about our students, teachers, and schools.