Stratford Teachers Honored

75 Students Accept Awards, Eight Students Receive Broadcom MASTERS Nominations, Five Stratford Teachers Honored, and One Campus Named “Outstanding School of the Year”

It was a banner year for our Stratford School Middle School students and their teachers with a record number of awards and special recognitions earned at this year’s Synopsis Science and Engineering Fair, Alameda County Science Fair, and the Golden Gate STEM Fair. Overall 75 Stratford students were presented with awards, many of whom received multiple honors for their science fair presentations. Five Stratford teachers were honored for their outstanding work, including Pleasanton Middle School’s Dr. Jason Graham who was named Teacher of the Year, and Sunnyvale Raynor Middle School was awarded Outstanding School of the Year.

Stratford Student Awards

An astounding 75 students received awards for their science fair presentations, many of whom were awarded special recognition and scholarship funds on top of their placements. EIGHT Stratford students took top 1st place honors and received prestigious Broadcom MASTERS nominations. These eight students will go on to compete in the national science fair competition in the fall. Additionally, we had numerous students go on to qualify for the 2022 California Science and Engineering Fair.

1st Place Award Winners & Broadcom MASTERS nominees:

  • Aalya Arora (Pleasanton Middle School)
  • Orchita Chakraborty (Sunnyvale Raynor Middle School)
  • Joselyn Coon (Fremont Middle School)
  • Jeanelle Dao (San Jose Middle School)
  • Soham Erasani (Fremont Middle School)
  • Anshul Gupta (Fremont Middle School)
  • Abhinav Iyer (Pleasanton Middle School)
  • Sania Patel (Pleasanton Middle School)

California Science & Engineering Fair Nominees & Winners:

  • Krishna Bhatt (San Jose Middle School)
  • Joselyn Coon (Fremont Middle School)
  • Jeanelle Dao (San Jose Middle School)
  • Clarina Manuel – 2nd Place Winner in Alternate Energy (Milpitas  Middle School)
  • Anirudh Iyengar – 4th Place Winner in Chemistry (Milpitas Middle School)
  • Orchita Chakraborty (Sunnyvale Raynor Middle School)
  • Samaira Mehta (Sunnyvale Raynor Middle School)
  • Yash Golwala (Sunnyvale Raynor Middle School)


Stratford Teachers Honored

Our dedicated teachers enthusiastically support our students through every step of the science fair journey.

  • Dr. Jason Graham

    Teacher of the Year!

    Dr. Jason Graham (Pleasanton Middle School) was named Teacher of the Year!

“I am overwhelmed with gratitude for my students’ recognition for their diligence and dedication and appreciate this award as a reflection of their shine.” –  Dr. Jason Graham 

  •  Alison Gee (San Jose Middle School) and Shannon Deza (Sunnyvale Raynor Middle School) received the Horace Lucich Award for Outstanding Teachers
  • Lekhana Revankar (Milpitas Great Mall Parkway Middle School) and Jeffrey Takemoto (San Jose Middle School) were honored with the Green Ninja Award

Stratford Campus Recognition – Outstanding School of the Year

  • Stratford School Sunnyvale Raynor

About the Synopsis Science & Engineering Fair Championship

“The annual Synopsys Championship showcases students who will become our future scientists, technology experts, engineers, and mathematicians. Through this annual competition, hundreds of the area’s students are challenged to go beyond their classroom studies to do independent project-based research. They work independently or in teams to address questions in the fields of Computer Science, Environmental Science, Medicine & Health, Chemistry, Biology, and a half dozen other categories.” To learn more about the Synopsys Championship, visit

Congratulations to all of our innovative student scientists and inspirational teachers! We are incredibly proud of all of your tremendous achievements.