Student Achievements


February 2017

SOTM Feb 2017

Kyle Gaydo :Math
Likitha Mamillapalli: World Language
Kurkan Yildrim: Language Arts
Kendrick Slaman: Science
Kendrick Slaman: TV Production
Tyler Wyka: Social Studies
Josh Flood: Physical Education & Health

November 2016


Aastha Jaagi
Business: Andrew Lie
World Language: Christina Xu
Physical Education:John Burk
English: Asia Tabili
Social Studies: Alissa Alfonso
Math: Adriana Didio 

October 2016

SOTM october

Science - Haider Malik (12) 
Foods - Josh Flood (12)
World Language - Param Shukla (12) 
Physical Education - Sarah DiPippa (11)
English - Lauren Marks (10) 
Social Studies - Ellen Xu (11)
Math - Daniel Wang (12)

September 2016

Christina Xu

Daniel Wang

Ethan Kaplan

Jacob Ponce deLeon

Kyle Contaldi

Nicolas Colella

Sophia LeGrande


Junior Awards 2015


Rachel Carson Book Award – Chatham University
Marine-Ayan Ibrahim Aibo

Baush & Lomb Science Award, Rochester
Radha Vyas

Frederick Douglas Award, Rochester
Suraj Shah

George Eastman Leadership Award, Rochester
Cat Lanigan

Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology, Rochester
Astha Singhal

West Point Eisenhower Award
Ally Shclosser 

Computing Medal, RIT
Male – Farhan Kazi
Female – Yang Fu

Innovation & Creativity Award, RIT
Male – Yatindra Awasthi
Female – Nathalia Lie

Rensselaer Medal for Math and Science
Anne Cheng

In-house Awards
Art Award – Jenna Walstedt
Math Award – Michael Wang

Peer Buddies Awards:
Allie Davanzo, Brianna Cooper, Suhayl Maqubi, Nigel Feliz,
Samantha Gurth, Shakhnoza Rakhimov, Derek Principe

Parsippany High Guidance Department Service Award
Samantha Gurth

Girls Career Institute:
Delegate – Jenifer Strano
Alternate – Daniella Farkas

Girls State:
Delegates: Astha Singhal & Megan Wang
Alternates: Marine-Ayan Ibrahim Aibo & Radha Vyas

Boys State:
Delegates: Anil Bhatnagar & Alex Wang
Alternates: Farhan Kazi & Steven Petracuolla

Junior Class Officers:
President: Catherine Lanigan
VP: Shivam Patel
Secretary: Allison Davanzo
Treasurer: James Kinzer



The Parsippany High School Academic Decathlon Teamrecently participated in the National Competition held in Garden Grove,California in April.

Henry Shen (Senior) earneda bronze medal in Economics and a gold medal in Social Sciences.  RohanKhajuria (Sophomore) earned a gold medal in Math. Nikita Kolotov(Junior) was selected as the Team MVP and Emily Weng (Senior) was theteam’s highest scorer.  

The PHS Acdec Team placed first at the New JerseyRegional and State Competitions earlier this year earning them theopportunity to represent New Jersey at the National Competition.Overall, they took home 170 awards.


Teammembers who competed at Nationals include (left to right): RohanKhajuria, Anne Cheng, Henry Shen, Elizabeth Tu, Nikita Kolotov, EmilyWeng and Shivam Patel.

Academic Decathlon is a 10-eventscholastic competition for high school students. The events includemath, science, social science, literature, economics, art, music,speech, essay and interview. This year’s theme was New Alternatives inEnergy: Ingenuity and Innovation.  Team coaches are Nancy Lennon,science teacher and Stacy Cozin, media specialist.



PHS volunteers at the food bank!


74 Parsippany High students volunteered at a local Food Bank on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.



Here is a great article about the Hall of Fame inductions from 2014.

Parsippany Focus

And here is the video of the induction ceremony




Parsippany High School
has been ranked top 100 schools by NJ Monthly!

Click here for full article


Congratulations to
Carolina Cabezas
whohas won the "Teachers Who Rock" award!

Click here for the full article



PHS Signing Day

PHS is proud to recognize the success of our student-athletes.
This year we will be sending five RedHawks toDivision I colleges on scholarships. They include (clockwise, from leftto right):

Bria Saunders (Rutgers- Track), Kristen Mayers(Cornell- Field Hockey), Samantha Pignatelli (Sacred Heart- CrossCountry),
Amanda Nardella (Rhode Island- Soccer), Lionel Chambers (Cornell- Track)

signing day




ShopRite Star Award

Congratulations to our newest Shop Rite Stars!

The Arts: David Jimenez
Academics: David Tavarez
Service: Elena Figueroa
Leadership: Aaron Wood
Athletics: Lionel Chambers


As part of the Team 9 Character Educationinitiative, it is our pleasure to recognize students who exemplifythree of the most important character traits, as chosen by the Classof 2016 :


The students who have been nominated bytheir teachers to be the recipients of this month’s PAR awards arepictured below. Our congratulations to these students and theirfamilies from Team 9!


Team 9 PAR

Egypt Criss, Lucas Schichtel, Christopher Gentile, Farhan Kazi, Tommy Pogoda.

Congratulations to
Michael Wang and Emily Weng
both of whom qualified for the second round of the
National American Mathematics Competition.

Michael's score placed him in the top 1%of all students in the country who took this competition for freshmenand sophomores,
while Emily's put her in the top 2.5%.

The second round will take place on Thursday, March 15th,
so congratulate them and wish them luck in round two.

Krystal Mayers will be accepting a scholarship toplay field hockey in the fall at Virginia Commonwealth University.  Shehas played field hockey at Parsippany High School for 4 years as avarsity starter. This past season Krystal was named 1st teamAll-Conference, 1st team all Morris County, 2nd team All North Jersey,and 2nd team All State by the Newark Star Ledger. Krystal was alsoselected to participate in this year’s All North Jersey Senior All Stargame held at Montclair State University.  She scored 16 goals and had 8assists this season and tallied a career 38 goals and 27 assists. Shewas a key part of both the offensive and defensive corner teams and wasa team captains this past season.


Pictured with Krystal are Asst. Coach Colleen Smith, Head Coach Rebecca Lilienthal, her father Leroy, and mother Claire.


Ashley Burroughs sinks her 1000th point!

ashley 1000th point



track star


Bria Saunders

the 2013 North Jersey
Section 2 Group 2
Girls State Champion
in the 55 meter dash



PHS World Language Students
Win State and National Competitions!


Thirty-nine World Language students fromParsippany High School attained national recognition for excellentperformance on the 2012 National Spanish and French Examinations.
PHS earned a total of three gold, three silverand five bronze medals along with 23 honorable mentions in the SpanishNational Exams.  One student placed fourth and two placed second at thestate level, in 3,000 students competed.   In French, five studentsranked among the top ten at both the national and state levels. Students in level 2 ranked fifth, eighth and ninth, while two French 3students ranked fourth and tenth.  The National language exams arecontests at the state and national levels, in which students compete inachievement and proficiency of the language at their level of study.                   

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