Menlo Atherton High School

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Menlo-Atherton High School seniors Chris Iyer (pictured left) and Maanek Sehgal both received $2,500 National Merit scholarships. They were among 2,500 Merit Scholar designees nationwide chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Maanek plans on attending UCLA to study Computer Science and Engineering. Outside of the classroom, he is the captain of M-A’s debate team, the president of his high school’s Junior State of America chapter, and plays badminton for M-A.

He is also interested in epidemiology and health outcomes, and has done research on osteoporotic hip fracture hospitalization trends. He enjoys playing tennis and listening to NPR in his free time.

Chris will attend Stanford University in the fall. He is considering a major in neuroscience, after an engaging summer working at the Krubitzer Lab as part of the U.C. Davis Young Scholars Program.

He also has a passion for jazz trumpet, playing in M-A’s jazz band and combo, and also with a small combo of friends, called “The Blues by Five,” that practices in his garage and performs locally. [Note: InMenlo has covered “The Blues by Five previously; they’ll be playing their “final final” gig at Freewheel Brewery this Saturday.]

Chris plays varsity tennis for M-A, cheers wildly at M-A volleyball and soccer games, and enjoys playing ultimate frisbee on the side.

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M-A boys varsity volleyball team goes undefeated; heads to CCS quarterfinals

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The Menlo-Atherton High School boys varsity volleyball team concluded their regular season with an unprecedented, undefeated record of 28-0. The Bears will continue into post season play and have earned the #3 seed in the upcoming Division I Central Coast Section Quarterfinals. They will host #6 Salinas this Tuesday, May 8, at 7:00 pm at […]

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M-A sophomore Lena Kalotihos reflects on last week’s student walkout in words and pictures

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We at InMenlo are big fans of photography and blessed to have such a great crew of contributing photographers. We also try to support emerging photographers, in particular, those attending local high schools. In that spirit, we showcase some reflections on last week’s student walkout that raised awareness about gun violence on school campuses from Menlo-Atherton […]

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Bid on great items to enrich Menlo-Atherton High School through 3/25

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Community members, along with M-A families, are invited to participate in the M-A Foundation for the Future’s online auction going on now. Proceeds from the auction will fund teacher salaries to enable smaller class sizes in core subjects, add electives and AP classes, and provide additional guidance counselors. Some popular items up for bid include: […]

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The lead role in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Coat” is just one of Wesley Barker-Mouton’s many accomplishments

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Wesley Barker-Mouton burst onto the scene at Menlo-Atherton in a big way this year, playing football, being involved with the Environmental Club, and now starring in the spring musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Coat, opening on Friday, March 16, with performances this weekend and next. It’s not surprising, given his leadership genes. The senior, […]

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M-A students focus attention on gun violence with march on National School Walkout Day

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Students from Menlo-Atherton High School joined forces this morning with a small contingent of students from Menlo School, Sacred Heart Prep, and Gunn High School on National School Walkout Day in a march from the M-A campus to El Camino Park in Palo Alto. The event  was organized by five M-A students — (right to […]

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The Blues By Five jazz band set to play at Luttickens in their final season together

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As Menlo-Atherton High School freshman, five young musicians formed The Blues by Five jazz band. Now they’re seniors and entering what will be the final chapter as a group with performances over the next few months at Lutticken’s (3535 Alameda de las Pulgas). Members (right to left) Chris Iyer (trumpet), Selim Karahan (sax), Callum Burgess […]

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Basketball court named in honor of long-time Menlo-Atherton High School teacher Pam Wimberly

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Friday evening (2/2) the basketball court in Menlo Atherton High School’s Ayers Gym was named Wimberly Court in honor of long-time, outstanding girls basketball coach, Pam Wimberly. “Coach Wimberly’s contributions to the M-A girls basketball program and M-A overall these past 50 years are immeasurable,” said M-A co-Athletic Director Steven Kryger.  “She has had a […]

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Wombat Club reaches out to AVID students when hosting Stem Fair at Menlo-Atherton High School

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Editor’s note: M-A senior Cricket Gorey founded the WOMBAT Club at the school in 2014. The name is an acronym for Women of Medicine, Business and Technology. While M-A is 40% Latino, she noticed that few Latinas participated in WOMBAT programs. So, last month, she did a special outreach to AVID students as part of […]

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Menlo-Atherton High School senior Cameron Bozdog achieves top ACT score

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Cameron Bozdog, a senior at Menlo-Atherton High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. On average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high graduating class of 2016, only 2,235 out of nearly 2.1 million graduates who take the ACT […]

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M-A cancels all outdoor athletic events including Friday’s football game

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InMenlo received this email from M-A co-athletic director Steven Kryger: “Our district, school, and athletic administrators have been monitoring the communications from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District the past few days in response to the local air quality being effected by the wildfires in the North Bay. “In the best interest of the […]

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