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    Basha FCCLA
    Congratulations to Basha High FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) Early Childhood students on their achievements at the FCCLA State Competition. Seven students qualified as national contenders, placing first or second in the state in their competitive event, earning GOLD medals and moving on to FCCLA Nationals in San Diego, CA this summer:
    • Jared Alexander
    • Sara Alexander
    • Laila Carrillo
    • Carissa Cruz
    • Metheny
    • Madalyn Moore
    • Annabelle Sanborn (who also earned a perfect score)

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      Basha FCCLA
      Congratulations to Basha High FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) Early Childhood student State Competition award recipients:
      • SILVER: Savannah Bluhm, Paige Noland, Kalia Cole
      • BRONZE: Hannah Roberts
      • $1,000 FCCLA Senior Scholarship: Paige Noland
      • Successful completion of the FCCLA National Program - Power of One: Jared Alexander, Sara Alexander, Laila Carrillo, Emily Metheny, Madalyn Moore, Paige Noland, and Annabelle Sanborn
      • GOLD Chapter Achievement Award and 2nd Place State Service Project - Lead4Change: FCCLA Basha Chapter
      • Finally, one amazing student from Basha FCCLA Early Childhood was elected to serve on the 2022-2023 Arizona FCCLA Executive State Council. Congratulations to Kalia Cole - FCCLA State President! This is a Career and Technical Student Leadership Organization with over 3,000 members across the state. What an honor!
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        Jennifer Keyes

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        Winter Guard Regionals

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        Gabriella Garcia
        Mile Split Article: Gabriella Garcia throws 163-1, U.S. No. 1, at Arizona Open
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        CIF Logo

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        Michelle Good

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        National Merit Scholarship Finalists
        NATIONAL MERIT FINALISTS:  Congratulations to the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program Finalists from Basha High: Calvin Covington, Keegan Grau, Riley Mayes, Meghana Tripuranei, and Alyssa Yee. The National Merit Scholarship Program has approximately 1.5 million applicants identified through the PSAT test. The top 50,000 or 4% of students are recognized as Commended and Semi-Finalists. In early February, only 15,000 or the top 1% of students advance to the Finalist stage.
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        Jadyn Ocampo Scholarship
        Photo Album: Jadyn Ocampo Scholarship Recipients
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        Equity in STEAM
        Photo Album: Cyber Security Academy Awarded STEAM in Equity Grant
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        Katie Nall
        Congratulations to Basha High teacher Katie Nall who earned National Board Re-Certification in December. Achieving National Board Certification is a rigorous process, and was designed to develop, retain, and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website: Mission and History
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        Anokh Ambadipudi
        Flinn Foundation website: Flinn Finalists one step away from Flinn Scholarship
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        Basha Theatre Company

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        Gabbie Garcia

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        Folds of Honor Event

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        Veterans Day Parade
        PHOTO ALBUM: Veterans Day Parade
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        Lead4Change Certified School
        For the fourth year in a row, Basha High (FCCLA Early Childhood) was recognized as a Lead4Change Certified School. Lead4Change is a student leadership program that gives students opportunities to learn outside the classroom by connecting with their community and putting their leadership skills into action through project management, decision-making and teamwork while competing in the Lead4Change Challenge. Basha High was one of only 23 schools across the nation recognized as a consecutive award winner.
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        Tunnel to Towers Foundation

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        Gabriella Garcia
        VIDEO: Jade Kwinn and Gabriella Garcia 4th and 5th Place Girls Javelin Championship - The Outdoor Nationals, Presented by Nike 2021
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        Patriot Day Commemoration
        Commemorating Patriot Day at Basha High - September 2021 Photo Album
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        Basha High FCCLA at Nationals
        Basha High Family, Career and Community Leaders of America students, under the direction of teacher Melanie Alexander, won several gold medals and silver medals at the FCCLA Nationals, Nashville, TN. Sara Alexander won a GOLD medal in Competitive Event - Leadership; Jared Alexander and Ella Kattelman won GOLD medals in Competitive Event - Entrepreneurship; Jasmine Diaz and Evangeline Anderson won GOLD medals in Competitive Event - Focus on Children; Kalia Cole, Lily Jensen, and Savannah Bluhm won SILVER medals in Competitive Event - Chapter Service Project Portfolio; Kayla Lydy won a SILVER medal in Competitive Event - Teach and Train.
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        Amy Athena Lu
        San Tan Sun News: Basha student translates Chandler author's book
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        Salt River Stories
        Over the past year, U.S. History students in Dean Schiche's Basha High classroom (as well as students in Darla Tate's Chandler High and Brianna Willits' Hamilton High classrooms) took part in the Student Historians' Project. Students learned local history through primary sources and how Chandler history mirrored national and global narratives. Working in partnership with Arizona State University and the Chandler Museum, students publish their research into these stories in the digital archive, SaltRiverStories.org. Check out one sample story here.
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        Justin La Zare and Zander Miller
        CompTIA A+ website
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        The National Cyber Scholarship Competition for High School Students website
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        Nate Woodbourne
        SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Basha High Senior Highlights
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        Jasmeen Sidhu
        SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Jasmeen Sidhu plans to attend Arizona State University to major in Biological Sciences in the fall. She is a National Merit Finalist and has been awarded the Sun Devil State Award. She plans on going to medical school post undergrad with a desire to become a dermatologist. She has committed countless hours to her extracurricular activities, including being a member of the National Honor Society, Science is Fun, and Si Se Puede. In addition to being in clubs, Jasmeen has followed her passion of dance and has been a member of the National Honors Society for Dance Arts, the Kismet Junior Dance Company, and the Arizona Dance Studio. Basha High Senior Highlights
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        Stephanie Robinson
        SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Stephanie Robinson plans to attend Baylor University as an Invitation to Excellence Scholar majoring in Nutrition Sciences. She has a strong interest in nutrition with a goal of becoming a registered dietician. She received the Principal's 4.0 award for four consecutive years. As part of the Basha High School Girls Varsity Tennis team, she was named Most Valuable Player (2019) and captain (junior year), and volunteered to help coach the freshman team. Stephanie's extracurricular activities include National Honors Society, Link Crew, Young Conservative Student Union, Concert Band, and Student Government where she served as freshman class president and as sophomore class publicity manager. She logged over 100 hours of community service volunteering with Feed My Starving Children, local elementary schools (setting up and managing carnivals, art programs and dances), the Basha Public Library Summer Reading program, and meal preparation as a volunteer cook at Avana Assisted Living. Basha High Senior Highlights
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        Madelynn Mortenson
        SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Madelynn Mortenson has taken many AP, Honors, and Dual Enrollment courses has a 4.28-weighted GPA. She received the Student of the Quarter award in her Biology class her sophomore year and the 4.0 award from 2017-2020. Madelynn has been actively involved in community service, completing 45 hours of volunteer work through the National Honor Society. Throughout the winter of 2019, she served a total of twenty hours volunteering at Feed My Starving Children. Madelynn's long-term goal is to be a psychiatrist. She wants to major in Psychology and then go to medical school to pursue a degree in Psychiatry at either the University of Alabama or the University of Arizona. Basha High Senior Highlights
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        Olivia Breen
        SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Olivia Breen has served in many capacities: Girl STEMpowerment (Director of Physics), Science is Fun (Senior Representative), NHS, Symphonic Orchestra (holding positions as Concertmaster, Section Leader, Council Treasurer, and Council VPGirl). She has been honored as part of the Southwest Regional Orchestra, Arizona All-state Orchestra, and was among a select group of students who made All Regional and All State all four years of high school. Olivia is also co-founder and 1st violinist of Willow String Quartet and Social Media Chair/Winter Summit Chair for the Gilbert Town Fiddlers. This summer, she has been selected to attend and perform at Madeline Island Chamber Music Festival and Hilton Head Chamber Music Institute. Olivia is a National Merit Finalist, Hispanic National Scholar, and an AP Scholar with Distinction. She is deciding between attending Vanderbilt University for violin performance or The University of Colorado majoring in violin performance and aerospace engineering. Basha High Senior Highlights
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        Aubrey Breen
        SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Aubrey Breen has been a vital part of the school community through her involvement with Science is Fun, Girl STEMpowerment (Director of Biology Curriculum and Workshop Leader), LINK Crew, and National Honor Society. She is president of the BHS Orchestra Council and has been the principal cellist in Symphonic Orchestra all four years. Additionally, she is 1st cellist and Co-founder of Willow String Quartet; Cellist, Social Media Chair and Social Events Coordinator for Gilbert Town Fiddlers; and was awarded Honorable Mention in the Arizona Cello Society Competition 2020. Aubrey will be attending The University of Notre Dame, majoring in mechanical engineering and cello performance. She is recognized as a Hispanic National Scholar, Commended Scholar, and an AP Scholar with Distinction. Basha High Senior Highlights
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        Winter Ashley
        SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Winter Ashley was an active member in ITS (International Thespian Society), SIC (Sudden Impact Comedy), National Honor Society, Academic Decathlon, GSA, and was instrumental in launching CUSD's Diversity and Equity program. Winter was involved with the Arizona Coalition Girl Up and Teen Advisor to Girl Up Headquarters in Washington, D.C. She has been highlighted in the Smithsonian Institute for her part in women's activism, and presented at the United Nations Global Engagement Summit panel. Winter was named a Questbridge National Search Scholar and will be attending Washington and Lee University with a full 4-year scholarship. She intends to study neuroscience and law. Basha High Senior Highlights
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        Jake Summers
        SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  A vital part of the Basha Academic Decathlon team, Jake Summers’ stellar finish at the state competition placed him 2nd overall among all competitors, with a 1st place medal in science (perfect score), a 1st place medal in music (perfect score), and medals in four other disciplines. The team closed the season with a 3rd place team finish at State, Basha’s highest ranking in school history. He recently learned that he is going to compete at the Academic Decathlon national level competition. This year, the Science is Fun club earned the Most Engaging Presentation at the Arizona SciTech Festival with his Honors Science Research contributions. A National Merit Finalist scholarship winner, AP Scholar and recipient of two Academic Decathlon scholarships, Jake will graduate with an AP Capstone Diploma from Basha. He plans to attend Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University and double major in mathematics and astrophysics. Basha High Senior Highlights
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        Ayanna Pena
        SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Basha High Senior Highlights
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        Anna Curry
        SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Basha High School has been lucky to have senior Anna Curry for the last four years because of her passion for others and for always excelling at anything she does. During her time at BHS, she has served as an American Sign Language club officer for four years, a National Honor Society member for two years, an Orienteering and Marksmanship Junior Reserves Officer in the Junior ROTC Training Corps for the last three years, state qualifier for HOSA (Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America) Biotechnology Club for the last two years, a Kitty Hawk Air Society deputy commander for two years, and as the Gender and Sexuality Expression vice president for a year. Throughout these pursuits and through her philanthropic endeavors, she dedicates herself to the school mission of benevolence, honor, and scholarship where she has volunteered over 110 hours during her time as a Bear. Basha High Senior Highlights
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        Olivia Hajdys
        SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Basha High senior Olivia Hajdys has a 4.875 GPA. She was Vice President of HOSA (Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America), president of Science is Fun, president of the National Spanish Honors society, and president of Si Se Puede. Olivia competed on both the spirit line and dance team at Basha High and was a state level award winner at HOSA competitions. She is fluent in three languages - English, Polish, and Spanish. Olivia is a humanitarian, serving those in need overseas providing medical assistance. She is also a Certified Basic Life Support instructor. Olivia will graduate summa cum laude. She will be accepting the National Guard ROTC scholarship and attending the University of Arizona as a Pre-Med major. Basha High Senior Highlights
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        Cayden Musgrove
        SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Cayden Musgrove has a weighted GPA of 4.3 and has been a National Honor Society member of two years. He has taken multiple engineering classes which all dealt with things such as coding, bread-boarding, and graphic design, in addition to multiple Advanced Placement and honors classes. Cayden is also very involved in extracurricular activities at school and outside of school. He is a peer facilitator and helps special needs students with PE skills, life skills, and social skills. He has attended Feed My Starting Children on multiple occasions to prepare food for the less fortunate. He has volunteered at the Salvation Army during Christmas. Cayden is able to succeed equally in academics and athletics. Cayden has committed to the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Texas where he received the Presidential Scholarship. He will study computer science to pursue a career in cybersecurity. Basha High Senior Highlights
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        Francisco Mendoza
        SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Francisco Mendoza has been in Newspaper club, National Honor Society, and on the boys' varsity golf team sophomore through senior year. He is president of the golf club this year. Francisco was a Graphic Design Skills USA team member for 3 years, has been involved in the ACE (Achieving a College Education) program at Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC), and will obtain up to 24 credits with a 4.0 at CGCC, with sixty college credits by the time he graduates high school. His GPA is 4.46, receiving the 4.0 GPA award each year of high school. Francisco volunteered to feed the homeless, for Relay for Life, and Smiles for Christmas. He is biliterate in Spanish and English. He received a suit from East Valley Women's League, using it for internships. He won 2nd place in the Basha Science Fair his sophomore year in Energy. An ASU New American University President's Award recipient, Francisco will attend the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at ASU to study mechanical engineering. Basha High Senior Highlights
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        Sreyha Nandakumar
        SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Sreyha Nandakumar was one of 5 students to receive the Stamps full-ride scholarship to UofA. She plans to study molecular and cellular biology and public health on a pre-med track to become a neurologist. Sreyha was in National Honor Society and secretary for Si Se Puede her junior year, and in Spanish National Honor Society from freshman to junior years. She took 15 AP classes, has a 4.81 GPA, and received a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program. Sreyha has been on the Mayor's Youth Commission for 5 years, organizing and leading community events for teens such as mental health virtual presentations on depression and anxiety with Not My Kid. She was on the Chandler youth budgeting panel to allocate funds for different non-profits that serve Chandler youth. She did Parkinson's research with a professor at ASU and placed third at HISEF in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Currently, she is working toward getting her license as a certified nursing assistant. Basha High Senior Highlights
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        Cadet Niahlyn Enos

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        FCCLA Executive State Council

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        National FCCLA Contenders
        Congratulations to the following students on their achievements at the FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) State Competition. ALL students qualified as National Contenders, placing first or second in the state in their competitive event, and will be moving on to FCCLA Nationals in Nashville, TN this summer.
        • Sara Alexander - GOLD/Leadership
        • Kayla Lydy - GOLD/Teach and Train
        • Jared Alexander and Ella Kattelman - GOLD/Entrepreneurship
        • Evangeline Anderson and Jasmine Diaz - GOLD/Focus on Children
        • Savannah Bluhm, Kalia Cole, and Lily Jensen - SILVER/Chapter Service Project Portfolio
        • Lily Jensen - Awarded the $1,000 FCCLA Senior Scholarship

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          FCCLA National Program - Power of One

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          GOLD Chapter Achievement Award and PSA
          The Basha High School FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) Chapter received the following awards at the State Competition in April:
          • GOLD Chapter Achievement Award
          • Grand Prize in the PSA contest bringing awareness to the consequences of impaired driving (25 sec. limit)


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          Basha High Future Farmers of America Team

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          Wrestlers Stand Out at State Tourney

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          Basha High Band

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          Basha High FCCLA
          Congratulations to Basha High FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) chapter and their service project "Socktober" for being named a second-place winner in the February 2021 Lead4change Challenge! The Lead4Change Student Leadership Program teaches students leadership lessons which include skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and collaboration. Students work to develop a service project that addresses a need in their community using these skills. For their project, they collected and donated over 400 pairs of socks for the homeless. Because of their win, a $500 grant will be awarded to their non-profit partner, H.E.L.P. (Homeless Engagement Lift Partnership) so they can continue to help homeless families in our community.
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Last Modified on August 21, 2017