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Fairmont Debate Shines During October Tournaments

Congratulations to all of Fairmont’s debate students for their success in both high school and middle school competitions during the month of October! Fairmont is proud to host students as dedicated to the excellence and development of their craft as these.
October 16th &17th – California State University – Fullerton Invitational
Middle School Public Forum Division
Jacob Gibbs & Numair Razzak (HAC 8th Grade) – 2nd Place of 27
Armit Chawla & Jennifer Cresap (HAC 7th Grade) – 3rd Place of 27
Matthew Ong & Sasha Ronaghi (NTC 8th Grade) – 5th Place of 27
Individual Speaker Rankings
Jennifer Cresap (HAC 7th Grade) – 2nd Place
Jacob Gibbs (HAC 8th Grade) – 4th Place
Sasha Ronaghi (NTC 8th Grade) – 5th Place
Numair Razzak (HAC 8th Grade) – 6th Place
Dale Tran (HAC 8th Grade) – 9th Place
High School Novice Public Forum Division
Allan Lam & Alex Kinsbursky (10th Grade) – 5th Place of 41
Lauren Ju & Erika Peletis (9th Grade) – 5th Place of 41
High School Varsity Public Forum Division
Alexis Duke (10th Grade) & Colette Ngo (11th) – 9th Place of 58
Vishwa Padigepati & Jake Palmer (9th Grade) – 9th Place of 58
October 24th – Orange County Debate League Scramble
Scramble Teams
Fairs Q. (AHC) – 1st Place
Dale T. (HAC) – 2nd Place
Nadeem A. (AHC) – 3rd Place
Kenneth Y. (HAC) – 4th Place
Kyle P. (AHC) – 6th Place
Ryan I. (HAC) – 6th Place
Ethan I. (HAC) – 7th Place
Raniyah C. (HAC) – 9th Place
Individual Speaker Rankings
Andrew L. (NTC) – 10th Place
Olivia B. (HAC) – 12th Place
Chloe W. (AHC) – 15th Place
Sasha R. (NTC) – 16th Place
Matthew O. (NTC) – 27th Place
Hitakshi S. (NTC) – 30th Place
October 31st – Middle School Tournament hosted by La Renia High School
Middle School Public Forum Division
Harishri Savdharia & Hitakshi Savdharia (NTC 8th Grade) – 5th Place of 46
Ali Ansari (AHC 7th Grade) & Birkrum Sawhney (HAC 8th Grade) – 6th Place of 46
Amrit Chawla & Jennifer Cresap (HAC 7th Grade) – 9th Place 46
Jacob Gibbs & Numair Razzak (HAC 8th Grade) – 10th Place of 46
Individual Speaker Rankings
Ali Ansari (AHC 7th Grade) – 2nd Place
Jennifer Cresap (HAC 7th Grade) – 4th Place
Jacob Gibbs (HAC 8th Grade) – 5th Place
Hitakshi Savdharia (NTC 8th Grade) – 6th Place
Numair Razzak (HAC 8th Grade) – 7th Place
Yiyi Ouyang (HAC 8th Grade) – 8th Place

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Shelby Wagner - 1st Grade Teacher Fairmont Historic AnaheimTop Teacher & Skating Champion
Shelby “My favorite part of being a teacher is the children I get to teach.”
  • Is one of the head teachers for the Fountain Valley Artistic Skating Club, teaching regional and national champions. She also teaches beginner classes every Saturday morning.
  • Every year, her students are amazed to find that their teacher has a life outside of the classroom.
“I love feeling like I’m part of a family [at Fairmont].”
Keira Kamath - 5th Grade Fairmont Anaheim HillsScience & Tennis Superstar
keira “I like how there are so many different specialty classes at Fairmont Anaheim Hills, like art, music, PE, science lab, computer lab, and Spanish.”
  • She would like to be a professional tennis player when she grows up, or maybe a doctor.
  • Loves dance and plays the piano
  • Her favorite class is science “because you get to figure out stuff, and I like to do experiments.”
Nicholas Aghaian - 7th Grade Fairmont Historic AnaheimKicking His Way to Med School
nicolas“The teachers and the amount of support they provide to not only me, but to the whole entire community here at Fairmont is probably what I like most about attending Fairmont Historic Anaheim.”
  • He would like to be a professional soccer player, or a doctor specializing in the field of sports medicine.
  • Enjoys basketball, piano, and soccer pitch.
  • His favorite subject is math “because I like to be challenged, and math is full of challenges.”
Gianluca De Gregoris – 2nd Grade Fairmont North TustinDancing Toward Greatness
dancing"What I like most about Fairmont is that I get to learn and meet new friends.”
  • He wants to be a professional dancer when he grows up.
  • Is trained in ballet and ballroom dancing.
  • Loves writing and creating new stories.
Nicole Heyman - Kindergarten Teacher Fairmont Anaheim HillsLaying a Foundation for Lifelong Learning
Nicole "The best part about teaching at Fairmont is being able to work with a diverse group of students who are all incredibly talented. It is amazing to be able to challenge students at such a young age and watch these children grow throughout the year.”
  • Loves camping, reading, and traveling
  • Her students love learning random things about her – like the fact that when she was in kindergarten she wanted to be Spiderman when she grew up.
  • Her proudest moments are the times when a student on campus is excited to see her, oftentimes telling her that she’s “the best teacher in the world.” “I live for those moments.”
“I choose to teach at Fairmont because of the sense of community, as well as the drive for our students to succeed.”
DJ Clovis - Music Teacher Fairmont North TustinRunning to the Rhythm
DJ Clovis “I get to work with amazing staff, faculty, parents, and most importantly, students!”
  • Teaches music to all grades — from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade
  • Coaches (or has coached) football, basketball, and Run Club
  • Plays bass trombone
  • NJHS Conflict Resolution Coach
  • He has run 15 marathons and 4 ultra marathons.
“The best part of teaching at Fairmont is the autonomy — being able to create a program that fits all of my students. At Fairmont North Tustin, I get to help with a lot of different activities.”