Posts about Achievements

September 13, 2019

24 BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Seniors are 2020 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

We are so proud to announce that 24 of our students have earned places as Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Roughly 16,000 students across the nation have qualified as Semifinalists, and we are thrilled to have continued representation on our campus. 71% of our senior class was recognized this year including National Merit Semifinalists and Commended Students.  

Of these Semifinalists and Commended Students, Head of School, Mr. Toby Walker gushed, "We are immensely proud of the National Merit Semifinalist and Commended Students this year. They have achieved so much as high school students and this recognition is no surprise to anyone. Please join me in congratulating each and every one of them." 

Keep Reading

June 27, 2019

2018-2019: Oh What a Year!

The fifth academic year at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley was a monumentally successful one! From individual interests, to club competitions, to students being encouraged by their peers or teachers to, "go out and get it!", we saw our students step up to the challenge.

Whether it was at local meets or in national competitions, BASIS Independent Silicon Valley students made themselves known as a force to be reckoned with. Join us in congratulating our Bobcats on a job well done!

Keep Reading

September 14, 2018

23 BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Seniors are 2019 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

We are so proud to announce that 23 of our students have earned places as Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Roughly 16,000 students across the nation have qualified as Semifinalists, and we are thrilled to have continued representation on our campus.

To qualify as a Semifinalist this year, each student must have a score that falls in the top 1% on the PSAT taken during their junior year. All Semifinalists now have the opportunity to compete for a Finalist position, which could lead to securing a National Merit Scholarship. We wish our students the best, and look forward to the Finalist results coming out in February.

Please join us in congratulating our Semifinalists:

Brandon Baik

Chethan Bhateja

Jaydev Bhateja

Ethan Feng

Jasleen Ghai

Mario Goranov

Shiven Gupta

Kayra Ilkbahar

Sahil Jain

Nikhita Jayaprakash

Edrea Jiang

Aniket Kapadia

Ray Lin

Samrit Mathur

Eva Prakash

Simran Sadhwani

Alexander Seys

Lori Tsai

Abhiraam Wadekar

Dennis Woo

Krystal Yang

Beryl Zhou

Jennifer Zhou

Keep Reading

July 2, 2018

2017-2018: Oh What a Year!

The fourth academic year at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley was a resounding success on all counts, especially when we take a look at all of the outside activities our phenomenal students participated in.

From local meets to national competitions, BASIS Independent Silicon Valley students are a presence. Myriad interests keep our students busy and engaged. Join us in congratulating our Bobcats on a job well done!

Keep Reading

June 14, 2018

American Computer Science League All Star Contest

 

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley’s Senior Team's outstanding performance in the regular season earned them an invitation to the American Computer Science League All Star contest. Invitations to the All Star Contest are based on cumulative team scores earned at the four ACLS events scheduled over the regular season. Our Senior team was thrilled to learn that based on their scores, they were heading out to Rhode Island over Memorial Day weekend for the big competition.

ACSL All Star

Keep Reading

Welcome!

Inspired by the blissful feeling of uncovering connections, our blog Eureka! Silicon Valley is about sharing moments that capture the essence of what it is to be a BASIS Independent student, teacher, administrator, or family.

Browse by Topic

Subscribe for Updates!