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Normally, Novi High band and orchestra students participate in a festival known as Solo and Ensemble, where they perform for an adjudicator as an individual or small group. After a superior rating at Districts, they may perform at States. A superb performance at States earns them a nomination to the Michigan School Band And Orchestra Association (MSBOA) Honors Ensemble, which has traditionally been held as a part of the Michigan Youth Arts Festival. 

This year, students were offered the opportunity to submit a video performance to the state Solo and Ensemble festival.  A total of 23 Novi High students were recognized for outstanding performances this year (essentially their nomination to the Honors Ensembles).

Sarah Chang, violin

Lianne Kim, violin

Jessica Yang, violin

Evelyn Cho, cello

Olivia Stelmaszek, bass

Nanami Takahashi, bass

Grace Wou, flute

Sharanya Singh, flute

Dean Jang, flute

Tiffany Rennells, flute

Katie Chang, flute

Alice Lee, flute

Eric Ma, clarinet

Jaden Sheng, clarinet

Megan Douglas, clarinet

Joshua La, bass clarinet

Aakash Sinha, saxophone

Nicholas Youmans, saxophone

Chris Jung, trumpet

Teruaki Kimishima, trumpet

Arnav Patri, trumpet

Adithi Vijayaraja, snare drum

Venkatesh Alagappan, marimba


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The Novi Wildcats athletics logo -- a black powercat in front of a green letter N.
George Sipple

A total of 48 Novi High students qualified for the DECA's International Career Development Conference, which will be held virtually from April 19-23, 2021. 

Here's a recap of overall medals won and ICDC qualifiers from Novi DECA

Role Play Medals: 38

Test Medals: 32

State Finalists: 107

ICDC Qualifiers: 48


ICDC Events and Qualifiers 

Individual Events

Apparel & Accessories Marketing: Meghna Reddy 

Automotive Services Marketing: Abhinav Suresh 

Business Services Marketing: Anirudh Annavarapu and Adithi Vijayaraja

Entrepreneurship Series: Qayf Rasul 

Hotel & Lodging Management: Meghana Chaparala 

Human Resources Management: Shriya Rudraraju 

Quick Serve Restaurant Management: Rachit Singh 

Restaurant & Food Service Management: Anjani Koneru and Medha Maroju, and Nihitha Parankusham

Sports & Entertainment Series: Smriti Sankar 


Principle Events

Principles of Business Management: Pulkit Chaudhary 

Principles of Finance: Rashmita Raghunathan and Nandita Shenoy 

Principles of Marketing: Ojasvi Vodela and Casey Zhang 

Consulting Events

Financial Consulting: Grace Harte 

Team Decision Making Events

Business Law & Ethics TDM: Dhruv Kumar, Kavya Putta, Saurav Setti, and Makayla Stewart 

Buying & Merchandising TDM: Aditya Iyer and Vandan Shah

Entrepreneurship TDM: William Meng and Rishith Seelam 

Financial Services TDM: Aryan Batra and Jivesh Dandnaik (FTDM)

Hospitality Services TDM: Leah George, Anirudh Karnam, Waris Khan, Vasudha Nimmagadda, Sanjit Pingili, Tanvi Pinnamareddy, Abhinav Reddy, and Anisha Savarala 

Marketing Management TDM: Annick Gardon, Rachel Lee, Jenya Patel, and Anika Venkannagari 

Sports & Entertainment TDM: Neha Chinimilli, Anna Ho, Vaishnavi Jagalur and Ananya Kamalesh 

Travel & Tourism TDM: Sujith Cherukuri, Kaushik Chinnam, Jacob Huang, and Yash Potdukhe 


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Novi High's "The Complete World of Sports" One Act finished fifth on Saturday at the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association Online Theatre Festival on Saturday. 

State Finals results

Excellence in Acting for the Narrators: Christina Pilch, Saamanthy Rajenthiran, Milan Thurman
Excellence in Vocal Acting and Accents: Yasmeen Abiad, Sabrina Costello, Molly Hearsch, Brianna Johnston, Ellie Malachowski, Christina Pilch, Saamanthy Rajenthiran, Willow Richardson, Oscar Sanchez, Arushi Singh, Milan Thurman

Superior for Environment Direction: Calvin Cabansag

Superior for Assistant Environmental Direction: Khushi Gooroochurn

Superior for Environment Crew: Hailey Angerstein

Superior for Program Design: Matthew Whitcher

Superior for OBS Coordination: Calvin Cabansag

Superior for Focus on Process & Attention to Detail: Yasmeen Abiad, Hailey Angerstein, Calvin Cabansag, Tessa Dunn, Khushi Gooroochurn, Naina Jaiswal, Brianna Johnston, Jess Liu, Paige Osterkamp, Christina Pilch, Saamanthy Rajenthiran, Lily Stroup, Nicole Watts, Matthew Whitcher 

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