From left: Science team members Craig Yeh, Tianen Li, Kevin Yan, and Navin Pathak, with chemistry teacher Wenzen Chuang
Until I saw them being honored at Tuesday’s Board of Trustees meeting along with the state champions from the boys golf and girls tennis teams, I had no idea that Highland Park High School’s science team also won a state title this month — their fifth in a row!
The team’s coach, chemistry teacher Wenzen Chuang, said there’s a reason their accomplishments fly under the radar. He said the UIL State Academics Meet happens during AP testing, when the high school has no bells or announcements so students can concentrate.
I asked Tianen Li, who won his second individual state title after being the runner-up his sophomore and junior years, if his classmates are aware that he’s a two-time Texas champion in science. He couldn’t speak for the entire student body, but “my friends know, and the people in my classes know.”
Well, now you know. Read more about the science team’s achievement in this week’s edition of Park Cities People.