• State and National Recognition State and National Recognition


    The Chandler Unified School District is a premier district of choice.  We are proud to celebrate and communicate the achievements of our students and staff!

    Our mission: To empower all students with the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to excel in college, career and life.

    Our vision: The Chandler Unified School District is a safe and productive environment where students and adults are engaged in meaningful learning. Our diverse population is a strength, and a spirit of equity, collaboration and respect permeates our community. 

    • Our graduates are prepared for success in the global community and thrive as responsible and ethical citizens.
    • Our families are confident in the District's commitment to their children's achievement and well-being.
    • Our employees are respected and valued for their compassion, expertise and professionalism.
    • Our community takes pride in the Chandler Unified School District as a premier District of choice.

    Scroll down to check out our BRAGS in State and National Recognition below! 

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    Visit Basha Accelerated Middle School Website Report a Problem with Item A008399 Basha Accelerated Middle School (2019-2020)
    Skylar Kulas
    Basha Accelerated Middle School eighth grader Skylar Kulas was runner-up in the regional spelling bee competition on Thursday, February 20. She will head to the state competition on Saturday, March 21, at the Arizona PBS station.
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    Laura Thompson
    Perry High paraeducator Laura Thompson was recognized by Gilbert Police and Gilbert Fire departments for saving a coworker's life back in November. Great job, Laura!
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    Visit Chandler Unified School District Website Report a Problem with Item A008398 Chandler Unified School District (2019-2020)
    Chandler Innovation Fair 2020
    The 2nd annual Chandler Innovation Fair (CIF) was an incredible success. More than 4,000 students were represented and over 5,000 people attended. CIF featured student innovation as the cornerstone, including the Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair research and projects, student inventions, project based learning presentations, computer science projects, robotics showcases, and elementary and junior high robotics competitions in both FLL and VEX. The Junior High State VEX Robotics tournament (hosted by Willis Firebots) was held at the event, and the Firebots took home the state championship. Every CUSD school was represented alongside over 60 interactive vendors and CTE programs. The award ceremony will take place on March 2 at the Chandler Center for the Arts. The award ceremony will feature keynotes from Intel and Camille Casteel, as well as special awards from our community partners: Intel, Waymo, SRP, State Farm, Grand Canyon University, and the City of Chandler. Chandler Innovation Fair 2020 Video and Photo Album
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    Visit Conley Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008461 Conley Elementary (2019-2020)
    Chandler Innovation Fair
    Congratulations to Decepticons team, 1st place winner in the Vex IQ Squared Away Robotics Competition at the 2020 Chandler Innovation Fair. CIF 2020 Award Winners
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    Chandler Innovation Fair
    Congratulations to Lego Lions team, winner of the First Lego League Robotics Competition at the 2020 Chandler Innovation Fair. CIF 2020 Award Winners
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    Visit Hamilton High Website Report a Problem with Item A008644 Hamilton High (2019-2020)
    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Shreya Tripathi, Amy Wang and Viveka Chinnasamy who won 1st Place, Best of Fair: Biological in Earth and Environmental Sciences, Senior Division (9th - 12th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled The Optimization of Lead Absorption in Contaminated Water through Anhydro Galacturonic Acids in Various Citrus Peels. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Visit Hamilton High Website Report a Problem with Item A008647 Hamilton High (2019-2020)
    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Andreea Bujor who won 1st Place, Best of Fair: Physical in Energy: Chemical, Senior Division (9th - 12th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Effective Exploitation of Nuclear Energy Resources. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A008377 Chandler High (2019-2020)

    The AIA Student Leadership Advisory Committee announced on February 20 that Chandler High School was selected as the winning school in the School Spirit Video Contest for the 6A Conference. The Chandler video is now one of three left for consideration of the Large School Championship. Voting for the large school championship will occur at the Student Leadership Summit on April 13.
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    Visit Hamilton High Website Report a Problem with Item A008382 Hamilton High (2019-2020)
    Gold Honor Troupe
    Hamilton Theatre was honored by the Arizona Thespians as a Gold Honor Troupe in recognition for the many activities and opportunities provided for students, as well as contributions to the school and surrounding community. To qualify as a Gold Honor Troupe, the highest honor, Hamilton Theatre had five or more public audience productions, 20 or more thespian activities (socials, workshops, field trips to see shows, etc.), and six or more school and community service activities. Reaching this designation would not have been possible without the support of the staff and administration at Hamilton and the help of all of the Hamilton community.
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    Visit Basha Accelerated Middle School Website Report a Problem with Item A008338 Basha Accelerated Middle School (2019-2020)
    Skylar Kulas
    Congratulations to Skylar Kulas, the District Spelling Bee champion!
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    Visit Basha High Website Report a Problem with Item A008394 Basha High (2019-2020)
    California Aerospace Trip
    As part of the fifth annual California Aerospace trip, 11 Basha High AFJROTC cadet leaders spent four days visiting such locations as SpaceX, the Griffith Observatory, the Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center, March Field and Palm Springs Air Museums and the Reagan Presidential Library. This exciting trip enabled cadets to greatly expand their knowledge and understanding of aviation as well as space exploration.
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    Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A008341 Chandler High (2019-2020)
    Katherine Chou
    Congratulations to Katherine Chou who was named a 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program Finalist. Of the 1.6 million entrants who took the 2018 PSAT/NMSQT, Katherine is now one of 15,000 finalists in the running for National Merit Scholarships.
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    Zach Espalin
    Chandler High Junior Zach Espalin won the 2020 Division 1 Arizona State Wrestling Championship! Zach is now a 3-time State Champion.
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    Visit Hamilton High Website Report a Problem with Item A008350 Hamilton High (2019-2020)
    Hamilton National Merit Finalists
    Congratulations to our 21 National Merit Finalists! Emily Abraham, Neya Balakrishna, Julia Fletcher, Margaret Han, Devrath Iyer, Nivea Krishnan, Jihyun Lee, Chloe Leff, Ashley Lepham, Rebecca Li, Elissa Matlock, Burke Peterson, Rohan Sathe, Dev Singhania, Kevin Tang, Antonio Valdez, Kevin Wang, Sherry Wang, Karina Yang, Sarah Zhang, and Vivian Zhao. These students took the PSAT/NMSQT their junior year, scored in the top 1%, and are recognized for their abilities, skills and accomplishments.
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    Visit Hamilton High Website Report a Problem with Item A008384 Hamilton High (2019-2020)
    Hockey Champs
    Hamilton High won the Div. I state hockey title on Feb. 8 by defeating Chaparral, 7-5, at the Scottsdale Ice Den.
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    Visit Tarwater Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008383 Tarwater Elementary (2019-2020)

    Tarwater Elementary was selected as only one of a few schools in the country to have contact with the International Space Station next August. Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) selected 10 schools from around the country to participate. The primary goal of the ARISS program is to engage young people in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math activities and raise their awareness of space communications, radio communications, space exploration, and related areas of student and career possibilities. Amateur Radio on the International Space Station website
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    Visit Chandler Unified School District Website Report a Problem with Item A008396 Chandler Unified School District (2019-2020)
    CUSD Elementary Choral Festival
    The CUSD elementary choral festival took place at the Chandler Center for the Arts in February with the theme of "Songs of Africa." Twenty-four elementary schools participated over the course of two days. All students worked with Wendy Umbrianna from Santan Junior High on choral singing techniques. Melissa Trafficante and Liana Clareson taught choreography over the course of the two days to close to 1,400 students. The amazing choirs from Chandler High School performed both days at the festival under the direction of Lori Lyford and delighted the elementary students with their musical abilities. Megan Vogus and Katie Landon hosted the festival and were awestruck by the talented groups that performed each day. Elementary Choral Festival Photo Album
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    Visit Perry High Website Report a Problem with Item A008366 Perry High (2019-2020)
    Julia Allen and Aly Torres
    Congratulations to Perry High students Julia Allen and Aly Torres. Julia and Aly were 1st place winners at the HOSA (Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America) Regional Competition in February .
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    ACP Erie Wrestlers
    Congratulations to Jad Mazboudi who captured the Div. 4 AIA State wrestling championship at 195 pounds. Kellen Gibson took 2nd place at 220 pounds, and Sebastion Rochin took 5th place at 106 pounds.
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    Visit Perry High Website Report a Problem with Item A008372 Perry High (2019-2020)
    AIA Spirit Line Champions
    Perry High Show Cheer and All Girl Stunt Team took first place wins at the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) Spirit Line competition in Div. 1 Show Cheer (Small) and Div. 1 All Girl Stunt. This is the second state championship for show cheer (back to back), and the first state championship for all girl stunt. AIA Spirit Line Champions Photo Album
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    Visit Payne Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A008359 Payne Junior High (2019-2020)
    Daya Wilson and Aidan Doyle
    Daya Wilson and Aidan Doyle, VEX Robotics teammates and students from the House of Payne Robotics Team, traveled to Whiteriver, Arizona to compete in the Last Chance Qualifier Tournament. Team 1096D, the Techno-Panther, won both the tournament championship and the Excellence Award! The Excellence Award is presented to teams at or near the top of all tournament rankings in competition, skills, design and other judged awards. They exhibited a high-quality team interview with the judges, and a student-centered robotics program that demonstrates positive team conduct, sportsmanship, and professionalism. Congratulations, Daya and Aidan!
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    Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A008281 Chandler High (2019-2020)
    Stefana Jelacic
    Chandler High senior Stefana Jelacic became the second female in Arizona history to qualify for the boys championship wrestling tournament by finishing second place at sectionals. Jelacic is the reigning 118-pound girls state champion and chose to wrestle against boys this year. She will compete at the state tournament beginning this Friday in Prescott Valley.
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    Chandler High Chamber Choir
    The Chandler High Chamber Choir earned two Superior ratings at the Jazz Madrigal Festival in Flagstaff.
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    Visit Hamilton High Website Report a Problem with Item A008370 Hamilton High (2019-2020)
    Pom and Dance Champions
    Hamilton High won state championships in Div. 1-3 Dance (Large) and Varsity Jazz (Small) at the Arizona State Cheerleading/Pom Tournament held on February 7 and 8 in the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum. This marks Hamilton's seventh straight win in the jazz competition. Hamilton also picked up two 2nd place awards, in Div. 1-3 Varsity Hip Hop (Small) and Div. I Varsity Pom (Large).
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    Perry High won THREE state championships at the Arizona State Cheerleading/Pom Tournament held on February 7 and 8 in the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum: Div. 1-3 JV/Frosh Pom/Dance (Small), Div. 1-3 Frosh Show Cheer, and Div. I Varsity Pom (Large). Perry also took 2nd place in Div. 1 JV Show Cheer (Small).
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    Visit Santan Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A008367 Santan Junior High (2019-2020)
    Santan Junior High Cheer Team
    Santan Junior High won the state championship for the sixth year in a row in Junior High Show Cheer (Large) at the Arizona State Cheerleading/Pom Tournament held on February 7 and 8 in the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The team is coached by Heather Kochanski and Kailey Fisher.
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    Visit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A008270 Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus (2019-2020)
    Hiwot Endeshaw
    ACP Erie is very excited to announce that junior Hiwot Endeshaw has been selected to participate in the KEYS Research Internship Program at the University of Arizona. This bio-science program will give Hiwot the opportunity to work alongside top faculty in research labs at the University of Arizona. Congratulations!
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    Visit Basha High Website Report a Problem with Item A008330 Basha High (2019-2020)

    Congratulations to Michael Benjamin, Jr. (Basha High, Arizona State, professional baseball player) who was inducted into the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Saturday, February 7.
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    Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A008328 Chandler High (2019-2020)

    Former Chandler High teacher and swim coach Steve Schultz was recognized at the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday, February 7. The 2020 Hall of Fame inductees also included Max Mejia (Chandler High, Harvard, Augsburg wrestler), Ky Westbrook (Chandler High, USC and Team USA track and field), and Katy Herbert (Chandler High, Stanford, Gymnastics).
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    Visit Chandler Online Academy Website Report a Problem with Item A008334 Chandler Online Academy (2019-2020)
    Devyn Faulkner
    Devyn Faulkner, a senior at Chandler Online Academy, was chosen to speak to teachers and other school personnel about living with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) at a National Conference being held at the Disneyland Californian Hotel. She reviewed a new guide that was created to help school staff work with students struggling with this debilitating syndrome.
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    Scott Reed
    Scott Reed, who has been the public address announcer at Hamilton High since the school's inception, was honored with special recognition at the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday, February 7. Former Chandler High teacher and swim coach Steve Schultz was also recognized. The 2020 Hall of Fame inductees were:
    • Jordan Howard (Perry High, Central Arkansas, professional basketball player)
    • Max Mejia (Chandler High, Harvard, Augsburg wrestler)
    • Ky Westbrook (Chandler High, USC and Team USA track and field)
    • Christian Westerman (Hamilton High, Arizona State and Cincinnati Bengals)
    • Michael Benjamin, Jr., (Basha High, Arizona State, professional baseball player)
    • Katy Herbert (Chandler High, Stanford, Gymnastics)
    • Meghan Mullin (Seton Catholic, Nebraska, Softball)

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    Scott Reed
    Scott Reed, who has been the public address announcer at Hamilton High since the school's inception, was honored with special recognition at the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday, February 7. The 2020 Hall of Fame inductees also included Christian Westerman (Hamilton High, Arizona State and Cincinnati Bengals).
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    Congratulations to Jordan Howard (Perry High, Central Arkansas, professional basketball player) who was inducted into the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Saturday, February 7.
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    Visit Perry High Website Report a Problem with Item A008325 Perry High (2019-2020)
    Jennifer Burks
    Congratulations to Perry High School athletic director Jennifer Burks who was selected by the Arizona Interscholastic Associaation as the Premier Region Athletic Director of the Year.
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    Congratulations to senior Ethan Adam who was chosen as the February Taco Bell Student Athlete Citizen of the Month. Click to view the commercial that will run throughout February on Fox Sports Arizona!

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    Emilie Ma
    Emilie Ma was named one of the top runners-up in The 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards in Arizona. In addition to being named a Distinguished Finalist, based on her extensive volunteer hours, she also qualified for the Prudential President's Volunteer Service Award which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country. Congratulations, Emilie!
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    Visit Knox Gifted Academy Website Report a Problem with Item A008200 Knox Gifted Academy (2019-2020)
    Ananya Lakkaraju
    Fifth grader Ananya Lakkaraju was the winner in the "Kids Safe Online Cyber Security Awareness Calendar Contest." With hundreds of students from all around Arizona submitting art work, it is truly an honor to be chosen. Her family is invited to an award ceremony over spring break at the Arizona State Department of Administration in Phoenix. 7th Annual Cybersecurity Awareness Kids Safe Online Calendar Contest
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    Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A008210 Chandler High (2019-2020)
    Laurel Anderson
    Laurel Anderson, Chandler High freshman, competed in the Arizona State Indoor Archery Championship Tournament January 25 and 26 at the Ben Avery Indoor Archery Range. She earned 1st place in the Cadet Women's Olympic Recurve Division and is the State Champion! Congratulations, Laurel!
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    Model UN
    Thirty Chandler High Model United Nations students traveled to Boston to participate in the Harvard Model United Nations. The international event brought together over 3,000 students from all over the world to take part in a series of international simulations mirroring the workings of the United Nations. Model UN at Harvard Photo Album
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    Visit Willis Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A008199 Willis Junior High (2019-2020)
    Willis Jazz Band
    The Willis Junior High School Jazz Band auditioned and was selected to perform at this year's Arizona Music Educators' Association Conference. Director John Studzinski and members of the jazz band presented a break-out session on Friday, January 31 related to beginning and building a successful jazz program. On Saturday, February 1, the jazz band was one of two featured groups for a morning concert. As always, they did a phenomenal job and were positive representatives of Willis and the Chandler Unified School District! Willis Jazz Band Honored - Photo Album
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    Private Pilot Scholarship
    Hamilton Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) cadets were selected for the Air Force Chief of Staff Private Pilot Scholarship Program. Senior Ryker Talbott and juniors Zac Plamondon, Sierra Munroe, Sophia Navarro, and Neil Rastogi were identified in the January 17 announcement from Headquarters AFJROTC. This highly competitive scholarship, valued at over $22,500, is an all-expense-paid flight training program administered by Headquarters AFJROTC. The program will be conducted during the summer at 15 select partner universities across the country. Two hundred seventy AFJROTC cadets were competitively selected from over 2,500 applicants from the 125,000+ Air Force JROTC cadets attending 900 high schools across the country and at Department of Defense installations worldwide. Attendees will receive comprehensive, FAA-certified ground instruction and over 40 hours of flight instruction, giving each student the opportunity to earn an FAA Private Pilot Certificate (private pilot license).
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    Hamilton Theatre
    Hamilton Theatre Department competed at Regionals and won a place at nationals in 18 events with 24 total students qualifying for Nationals this summer in Indiana:
    • Group Musical: Isabel Aksamit, Kristiana Corona, Samantha Crandall, Raven Harris, Alyse Negroni, Riley Van Cleve
    • Duo Musical: Kristina Corona and Jessica Wastchak
    • Solo Musical: Carolina Peralta
    • Group Acting: Kristiana Corona, Nathan Cowan, Nicholas Moriarty, Jessica Wastchak
    • Duo Acting: Adelina Cetaj and Erin McGrath; Matt Herman and Nicholas Jefferson; Xavier Valdez and Jessica Wastchak
    • Monologues: Jaime Baumgartner; Sanjana Ramakrishnan; Shirya Shah; Xavier Valdez
    • Lighting Design: Abby Flanigan
    • Set Design: Conner Onishi; Cole Tacey
    • Sound Design: Andrea Flores-Pena
    • Theatre Marketing: Griffen McClendon
    • Documentary Film: Erin McGrath
    • Stage Management: Reiley Nymeyer

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    Student Council
    At the Arizona Association of Student Councils State Convention in January, ACP Erie Student Government earned recognition as an Outstanding Council of Distinction. This honor is very prestigious, and only a handful of councils in the state earn this recognition. Additionally, the Council earned a Gold level distinction for charitable contributions and Bronze level distinction for service project hours completed. We are extremely proud of the efforts that the Student Government puts forward all year long to improve our school's climate and culture, and for their motivation to provide the student body with the best possible experience.
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    Student Council
    Chandler High Student Council traveled to Buena High School in Sierra Vista to attend the annual Arizona Association of Student Council State Convention. StuCo members were inspired by several keynote speakers to have 20/20 vision as a leader. Students also had a great time networking with over 2,000 other student council members from across the state. Chandler High was awarded the highest award of Outstanding Council of Distinction for the 3rd year in a row. Congratulations, StuCo!
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    Congratulations to ACP Erie Honors Bio, Human Bio and Honors Science Research teacher Rachna Nath who was recently invited by the ASU Center for Science and the Imagination to join the Imaginary College: "a group of outstanding creative thinkers, researchers, practitioners, and mad geniuses who work with us to ignite fresh, creative, and ambitious thinking about the future," building a broad global network of people who are confronting the future with energy and expertise. Imaginary college at ASU website
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    Basha AMS Pentathletes
    Basha AMS' 28 Pentathletes rocked their first ever competition against all eligible middle school teams in the state of Arizona with a 1st place overall Team WIN! Though their first experience, the students' preparation and hard work paid off. After just one competition, Basha AMS is now the team to beat in the state of Arizona. Results:
    • 7th grade team: 1st overall; 1st out of 7th grade teams
    • 8th grade team: 3rd overall; 2nd out of 8th grade teams
    • Joshua Anderton: 4th Overall Honors; Silver - Social Science; Bronze - Fine Arts
    • Arnav Modem: Bronze - Literature
    • Rohan Vallamshetla: Gold - Mathematics; Silver - Science
    • Rachel Archie: Bronze - Fine Arts; Bronze - Science
    • Vishwesh Vakacharla: Silver - Literature
    • Streeter Connie: Silver - Mathematics
    • Jaiden Camat: Silver - Fine Arts

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    Super Quiz Champions
    Basha High's academic decathlon team were "Super Quiz Champions" at the Williams Field High School Invitational. Brielle Edwards was MVP/Top Scorer. Justin Schade won third overall and five individual awards and Winter Ashley scored a perfect 1000/1000 in Interview. Congratulations!
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    Academic Decathlon
    Hamilton High's academic decathlon team once again upheld their reputation as one of the top programs in the State, by winning the final tournament to determine the regional competition. Students competed on college-level material in seven core subjects in addition to delivering both a prepared and an impromptu speech, participating in an interview, and writing an essay. Their thematic topic this year is "Health and Wellness" with a science focus on the biology of cancer.
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    Hamilton Pomline
    Hamilton Pomline competed in the Universal Dance Association (UDA) Cactus Cup and took first place in the Varsity Jazz category and 2nd in Varsity Pom! The team will travel to Orlando, Florida at the end of the month to compete in the Universal Dance Team National Championship.
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    Polly Rosenbaum Writing Contest Winners
    Casteel High students won THREE of the top ten awards in the statewide Arizona Educational Foundation 2020 Polly Rosenbaum Writing contest! Congratulations to Morgan Longacre who took 1st place and Charlie Slade who took 2nd in the 9th & 10th grade category, and Lilly Marx who tied for third place in the 7th & 8th grade category. The creative writing contest is named for former Arizona House Representative and teacher, Polly Rosenbaum, who passed away in 2003 at the age of 104. She believed Arizona's young people are the state's greatest resource. This year's writing prompt was, "What ideas do you have for citizens to actively engage in their communities?" The top students in each category and their guests will join state leaders at the Arizona State Capitol, February 14, 2020 for an awards ceremony. Polly Rosenbaum Writing Contest website
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