• 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.
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    Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A0010027 Chandler High (2020-2021)
    FFA Conduct of Meeting Team
    Chandler FFA (Future Farmers of America) had a successful State Leadership Conference June 9 and 10. Our Conduct of Meeting Team placed 1st and will go to the National FFA Convention in October to represent Arizona. Members include: Annabelle Williams, Kate Rogers, Sherilyn Villalobos, Natalie Cunitz, Natalie Valliere, Jena Forshee, Mady Newell, and Ben Higgins.
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    Parliamentary Procedure Team
    The Chandler High FFA (Future Farmers of America) Parliamentary Procedure Team placed 2nd at the 2021 Arizona FFA State Leadership Conference. We had an impressive showing of Leadership Development Events with a prepared public speaker (Abigail Dominguez presented a speech on Algorithms on social media and the effects on the agriculture industry), Extemporaneous Public Speaking contestant (Jayden Miller spoke on the importance of Agricultural Literacy) , and two FFA Creed Speakers. Hailey Hutchison won the Creed Speaking contest and will go to Nationals.
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    Silver Star Chapter
    Chandler FFA (Future Farmers of America) was named a Silver Star Chapter at the 2021 Arizona FFA State Leadership Conference.
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    Maya Schmerfeld
    Congratulations to Maya Schmerfeld who won her division of the Agriscience Fair (experiment on floral life using alternative floral foam) at the 2021 Arizona FFA (Future Farmers of America) State Leadership Conference and will go to Nationals to represent Arizona.
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    FFA State Degree Winners
    Chandler FFA (Future Farmers of America) had five FFA State Degree winners. Congratulations to Chandra Andazola, Nina Baldenegro, Mike Arias, Kaylie Gross, and Kaylee Patino. These students worked for four years on their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) to earn their State FFA Degrees.
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    FFA State Scholarship Winners
    Congratulations to Mike Arias, Chandra Andazola, and Nina Baldenegro who received Arizona FFA (Future Farmers of America) scholarships.
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    Kristiana Corona
    Hamilton Theatre Department, in conjunction with Hamilton Choir and Dance, received many honors at the Gammage High School Musical Theatre Awards including Kristiana Corona (pictured) winning Best Female Lead for our production of Freaky Friday the Musical! Kristiana will move on to represent Arizona this summer for the national competition in New York City, known as The Jimmy Awards. We also received these additional honors:
    • Finalist Best Hair and Makeup - Jessica Wastchak
    • Finalist Best Sets and Props
    • Finalist Best Costumes
    • Finalist Best Sound
    • Finalist Best Supporting Female - Alina Pierzga
    • Finalist Best Vocalist - Jessica Wastchak
    • Finalist Best Ensemble Dance
    • Finalist Best Musical
    Hamilton Theatre was the state finalist in FOUR Stagecraft CTE categories this year!

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    Congratulations to Geneva Baker and Kelly Powers, who were selected as event supervisors for the National Science Olympiad for Chiropterology (study of bats). They also served as the communications team for the National Science Olympiad Tournament, which was hosted virtually through Arizona State University. 2021 Science Olympiad National Tournament
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    Hana Fisher
    Hana Fisher received the Louis Armstrong award, the highest obtainable nationwide high school band award.
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    Katarina Fenner and Jose Castro
    Katarina Fenner and Jose Castro have received the John Philip Sousa Awards, the highest obtainable nationwide high school band awards.
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    Congratulations to these Chandler Online Academy students from Knox Gifted Academy -- Gandi Jishnu, Ganesan Hari, Madupu Puranjay, Shan William, Tomar Reyaansh, Yanjarlapati Varshit Reddy -- who have been invited by Mathleague.org to participate in the 2021 Elementary School National Championship on June 19, 2021.
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    Cami Gregory and Devon Baggot
    Congratulations to Cami Gregory and Devon Baggot who received the Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency through the ACP Film Program. Arizona Department of Education website: Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency
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    Quill and Scroll Society
    Congratulations to Cami Gregory, Devon Baggot and Andrew Myers who earned induction into the Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists through the ACP Film Program. Quill and Scroll Society website
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    Justin La Zare and Zander Miller
    Congratulations to Justin La Zare and Zander Miller, Basha High School's first CompTIA A+ certifiers and the first successful CompTIA test takers. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for establishing a career in IT. CompTIA A+ website
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    Blanco
    In all, Chandler FFA Members earned over $43,000 by selling their animals in the Maricopa County Fair.
    • White Steer
      Chandra Andazola raised her steer, Blanco, for the past 11 months and earned $6,000 at the Maricopa County Fair. She won the Grand Champion Senior Novice Showmanship Belt Buckle and won the Reserve Grand Champion Senior Advanced Showmanship Belt Buckle. She has a breeding heifer and it is ready to give birth this week.

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    Butterscotch
    In all, Chandler FFA Members earned over $43,000 by selling their animals in the Maricopa County Fair.
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      Annabelle Williams raised her steer, Butterscotch, for the past 11 months and earned $5000 from selling her steer at the MCF. She won the Grand Champion Intermediate Novice Belt Buckle and was the State Fairs Reserve Champion Feeder Steer. She attended over 15 shows through out the year to practice showmanship in order to win the MCF Showmanship division. Annabelle is a Star Greenhand Finalist.

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    Arizona Star Greenhand Award Winners
    For the first time, Chandler FFA has two Arizona Star Greenhand award recipients: Annabelle Williams and Hailey Hutchison. The Arizona Star Greenhand award is given to a first year student with an extensive Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE). Annabelle has raised a steer for the county fair, along with 5 pigs, sheep, and chickens. She has a livestock care business where she cares for over 25 animals per day. Hailey Hutchison is also a finalist for her goat soap business. 2021 Arizona FFA State Leadership Conference VIDEO (watch from 32-38 minutes )
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    State FFA Champion Farm Business Management Team
    Chandler FFA members are the State FFA Champion Farm Business Management Team. Chandra Andazola, Annabelle Williams, Abby Dominguez and Kaylee Patino (pictured left to right) will attend the National FFA convention in October and represent Arizona. Chandra Andazola placed 7th individually in the state, Annabelle Williams placed 3rd individually, and Kaylee Patino placed 2nd individually.
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    SkillsUSA State Championship medalists
    Congratulations to our SkillsUSA State Championship medalists in Caryn Butler's Graphic Design program (photo taken on "Pajama Day" at Perry).
    Advertising Design:
    • 1st place - Caitlin Salanga
    • 2nd place - Victoria Lee
    • 5th place - Savannah Phan
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    • 2nd place - Derek Unger
    National Skills Leadership Competition

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    • 4th place - Brooklyn Braaten, Caitlin Salanga, Savannah Phan

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    Ananya Lakhotia
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Ananya Lakhotia is a recipient of the highly competitive and prestigious Flinn Scholarship for 2021 and will be attending Barrett, The Honors College at ASU to double major in Biochemistry and Justice Studies. For the past 3 years she has been an active member of the Speech and Debate team where she contributed both as a participant and captain. She received the Academic All-American award from the National Speech & Debate Association, reserved for only the top 2% of the NSDA member students. As state champion she also got the opportunity to represent Arizona at Nationals. A founding leader of the Peace of Mind club, she was also involved with She's the First, Tutor club and National Honor Society. From an early age, Ananya learned various dance forms including the Indian classical dance of Kathak and in her spare time enjoys baking. A National Merit commended scholar and AP Scholar with Distinction, Ananya will graduate summa cum laude with a seal of biliteracy in Spanish. ACP Erie Senior Highlights
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    Nikhil Dave
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Nikhil Dave was an active member of the Robotics Club and Math Club. Over the four years he participated in Robotics, he learned software programming and then taught club newcomers to help "pass on the torch." Nikhil started off as a team lead in Robotics and worked his way to supporting the club as Secretary. He dedicated his time to supporting the logistics behind prepping for tournaments, transporting equipment, and hosting events at ACP Erie. He plans to study Computer Engineering and has been accepted to a few of his choice schools. Nikhil will graduate summa cum laude, is an AP Scholar and a National Merit Scholar Finalist. ACP Erie Senior Highlights
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    Andrea Linder
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Andrea Linder has enjoyed being a part of the ACP community since 7th grade. She has been involved in several clubs and activities over the years including student government, National Honors Society, Model UN, Key Club, dance club, cheer, mock trial club, coding club, gaming club, anime club and theatre. She was the treasurer of student government and theatre. She has also enjoyed being a mentor to underclassmen in the Knights Connection Program and tutoring students after school. Andrea was recently the lead in the KOS production of Oz and was inducted into the International Thespian Society. She has completed over 100 hours of volunteer work during her time in high school, and she received the Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish. Andrea is graduating summa cum laude and is attending the Honors College at the University of Arizona this fall. She plans to major in Animal Science and hopes to one day be a veterinarian. ACP Erie Senior Highlights
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    Kellen Gibson
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Kellen Gibson was a varsity level four-sport athlete in hockey, football, wrestling, and track and field. He helped establish the ACP football program and served as captain for 4 years. Kellen was also a four-time wrestling sectional champion, four-time state qualifier, and the Division III State Champion (220 lbs weight class). He made the all-state academic team in hockey, football, and wrestling and was a state qualifier in the Discus. Kellen excelled in the classroom, maintaining a 4.0 unweighted GPA throughout high school. He was a three-year member of NHS, part of Knights Connection Program mentoring incoming freshmen, and will graduate as an AP Scholar. A Triple Impact Competitor Scholar Athlete, ACP Football Legacy Scholarship winner, and finalist for the AIA Scholar Athletic award, Kellen will be attending Johns Hopkins University to play football and major in biology with emphasis in pre-medicine. He plans on applying to medical school to become a medical professional. ACP Erie Senior Highlights
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    Michelle Sheikh
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Michelle Sheikh was an active member of National Honors Society and Speech and Debate team, founder and president of Biophysics and Helping Hands clubs, played varsity Tennis, and was dedicated to research, completing two research internships with ASU's Biodesign C department and her own individual research project. Michelle presented to the Flinn Foundation and National Science Foundation, received Best of Fair at the Chandler Innovation Fair and AzSEF, Top 6 Junior Science and Humanities symposium finalist, nominated Future Innovator of the Year at the Governor's Celebration of Innovation, and won 1st place from both the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Air Force Research Laboratory as a Regeneron ISEF finalist. She will graduate magna cum laude as an AP Scholar, New American University Dean's Award and the New American University Provost Award recipient. She will major in biomedical sciences and minor in global health at Barrett, The Honors College at ASU. ACP Erie Senior Highlights
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    Grace Gardner
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Grace Gardner was an active member of the JV Cheer team during her Freshman and Sophomore years, both times competing at Nationals. Grace was an active member of the International Thespian Society for three years, student-directing all major productions at ACP during that time. Grace competed at State in her junior year in Stage Direction and was selected to compete at Nationals for Stage Direction -- which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grace was awarded the Dean Scholarship at Northern Arizona University where she will major in Business Management. Grace will graduate cum laude and with honors from the International Thespian Society. ACP Erie 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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    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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    Natalie Nguyen
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Fun fact: in true Generation Z fashion, Natalie Nguyen was hired by a toy company based on her meme account! Athletically, Natalie has been a leader in Varsity Winterguard for the last three years -- which only deepened her passion for choreography and dance. An AP Scholar, Natalie has accumulated several academic accolades including: Science Student of the Year, Chinese Student of the Year, National Yearbook design, and four straight years of community service awards. Natalie is going to ASU Polytech School of Engineering and has accepted both the ASU Presidential Award and the prestigious "Raise Me" scholarship. We wish Natalie well, and know she will be an excellent Sun Devil. Fear the Fork! Casteel High Senior Highlights
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    Brock Dieu
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  A 4-year varsity starter for football, Brock Dieu will graduate cum laude with a 4.0 GPA. He earned 1st Team All State (3 years), 2nd Team All State (sophomore year), 1st Team All CUSD and 1st Team All Region (4 years). As a freshman, the team was the 3A State Champion and as a senior, the team was the 6A Fiesta Football Region Champion. Other awards: All-Academic Team (4 years); O-line of the Year State runner-up and nomination for the Ed Doherty Award. A multi-sport athlete, Brock won the Freshman Wrestling State Championship, placed 3rd in regionals, and contributed to Men's Track & Field State Championship. A National Honors Society and Seminar Council member, Safe School Ambassadors Historian, and Colt Crew assistant for Special Needs Flag Football, he received the Superintendent Outstanding Citizenship Award and was named Student Multi-Athlete of the Year. He has committed to a full scholarship at Washington State University to play football and study mechanical engineering. Casteel High Senior Highlights
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    Mikey Keene
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Mikey Keene is a winner in the classroom and on the football field. A straight-A student at CHS with a 4.4 GPA, Mikey quarterbacked the Wolves to two Open Division State Championships and a # 5 national ranking. Mikey was named the National Football Foundation's (NFF) Scholar Athlete of the Year and is currently at the University of Central Florida prepping for the fall football season. Chandler High Senior Highlights
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    Eryn Garrett
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Eryn Garrett is a 2-time track State Champion and is looking forward to competing for her third championship in mid-May. As Black Student Union (BSU) President, Eryn is proud of teaching Black history to CHS students. Eryn will study Fashion Management and African-American Studies at Jackson State University (MS) while running track. Chandler High Senior Highlights
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    State Champion Teams
    The Chandler High boys and girls track teams are State Champions! The girls won their 14th state championship, and the boys won their 9th state title this weekend. Kudos to the following on 1st place finishes: Trinity Henderson (100, 200, and 400 meters), Tara Sommerville (4 x 100), Eryn Garrett (4 x 100), Imani Sells (4 x 100), Kylee Kragrud (4 x 100), Sheena Cumberbatch (triple jump), Tyson Tippett (4 x 100), Eli Sanders (4 x 100), Jamere Haskell (4 x 100), Anderya Nsubuga (4 x 100), Amare Elmore (discus), and Jamere Haskell (triple jump). Congratulations also go out to head coaches Eric Richardson and Matt Lincoln and their staffs for building and continuing the Chandler Track dynasty!
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    Yearbook Recognition
    Chandler High School's 2020 yearbook, PERSPECTIVES, was nationally and internationally recognized in Jostens 2021 Look Book! Chandler's El Lobo was one of only 460 yearbooks selected from over one thousand yearbooks submitted. The 2021 panel of judges, comprised of nationally recognized scholastic journalism professionals and award-winning yearbook advisers, selected the best examples of yearbook spreads and covers to make up the 304-page Look Book 2021.
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    Dalton Loyden
    Wrestler Dalton Loyden (10th grade) won the Western Regional Tournament in Utah in the 160 pound division.
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    Zach Espalin
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  A four-time State Wrestling Champion, two-time USAW All-American, and high achiever in the classroom, Zach Espalin will attend the United States Naval Academy in the fall. Zach is only the 39th Arizona 4-time State Champ, an awesome achievement. Chandler High Senior Highlights
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    Aryan Mathur
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Aryan Mathur is a National Merit Finalist and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Candidate. He founded Science Olympiad during his sophomore year at CHS, is a member of the Math Club, and is the 2021 IB Club President. Outside of school, Aryan started the robotics team at the Chandler YMCA and devotes a lot of his time educating children about robotics and STEM. Junior Achievement has named Aryan as one of its "18 Under 18" for leadership and innovation. He will attend Duke University to study Computer Engineering. Chandler High Senior Highlights
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    Erykah Garrett
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Erykah Garrett is a two-time State Track Champion in hurdles and is looking forward to competing for a 3rd championship in mid-May. She is a leader in CHS's Black Student Union (BSU). Erykah is planning on attending Jackson State in Mississippi to study Biology and run track. Chandler High Senior Highlights
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    Katarina Fenner
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Katarina Fenner has been involved in Chandler High marching band, as well as symphonic and jazz bands, for four years. She has a 4.71 GPA and is a National Merit Finalist. Katarina is the Chandler High Math Club President and was part of the Nationals-qualifying team last year. She has qualified for State as an individual this year and is currently prepping for competition. For three semesters, Katarina presented mental health information to her peers during Prevention Week. Katarina will attend Barrett, the Honors College at ASU to study Mathematics. Chandler High Senior Highlights
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    Carson Winn
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Carson Winn has a 4.5 GPA, is a member of National Honor Society, and has played on Chandler High's Men's Volleyball Team for four years. Carson was recently named the All-Premier Region Defensive Player of the Year. He will attend the University of Arizona-Honors College to study mechanical engineering. Chandler High Senior Highlights
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    Nathaniel Deasey
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Nathaniel Deasey is a winner in the classroom and on the wrestling mat. He has a 3.8 GPA and is a member of National Honor Society. Nathaniel's accolades include Wrestling State Champion, three-time State Placer, Greco All-American, and Freestyle National Champion. Nathaniel will attend Arizona State University in the fall to study Secondary Education-English. Chandler High Senior Highlights
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    Johnny Walker
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Johnny Walker has been a star on the Hamilton Boys Golf team as soon as he set foot on campus in 10th grade. Johnny led the team to two Division 1 state championships and was the individual state champion in 2019. Not only is Johnny a gifted golfer, but he is an outstanding teammate who is always willing to help his fellow golfers get better. Johnny has been awarded an athletic and academic scholarship to attend the University of Arizona and play on their top ranked Men's Golf Team. UA Men's golf has produced many PGA stars like Jim Furyk and Rory Sabatini. Hamilton High Senior Highlights
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    Alec Gonzalez
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Alec Gonzalez serves as a leader in math club, where he has held the position of vice president for the past two years. He has been fortunate to attend the Math League Nationals for the past three consecutive years. Alec is an active member of both National and Spanish Honor Society here at Hamilton. He has also been a member of the boy's varsity tennis team for the past two years and served as co-captain this past year. Outside of school, Alec founded a math club at his former elementary school which he's been running for the past three years. Alexander will be attending Columbia University in the fall where he plans to major in applied math with exposure to computer science. Hamilton High Senior Highlights
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    Abhinav Adari
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Abhinav Adari was named a National Merit Finalist. Abhinav was a member of the 2020 regional and state championship Academic Decathlon team, and a co-captain of the 2021 regional and state championship team. He earned multiple medals and scholarships throughout his time as a decathlete, distinguishing himself particularly in the Economics category. Abhi earned a full scholarship to attend Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University where he will major in economics. Hamilton High Senior Highlights
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    Jacoby Sypher
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Jacoby Sypher was DECA vice president for the 2019-20 school year. He reformed the club, leading them to a state competition where multiple teammates placed first and qualified for nationals. Jacoby was an active member of the Speech and Debate where he won local tournaments and attended qualifiers for nationals. In Speech and Debate, Jacoby participated in congress and public forum. To further his goals and achieve a college scholarship, he participated in AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination). He trained and was involved with the track team during his junior year. Jacoby volunteered as a tutor at Bogle Junior High twice a week to assist students who needed extra help. Jacoby will graduate magna cum laude and as an AP Scholar with Distinction. He has been offered the Presidential Academic Scholarship to George Washington where he will study constitutional law and political science. Hamilton High Senior Highlights
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    Cade Russo
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Cade Russo has had an incredible student career at Hamilton. He has been involved in numerous clubs and other activities including AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), freshmen football, track and field (four years), and varsity cross country (three years.) He is the current AIA Track and Field Division One 800-meter State Champion and school record holder with at time of 1:54.64. He received the Outstanding Senior Boy and Track MVP awards this year for Hamilton's track and field. He is the recipient of the Al and Jean Howell Track and Field Scholarship. In addition to his accomplishments in sports, he is an IMPACT scholar and scholarship recipient for volunteering with numerous organizations totaling 150 hours. He currently serves as the Photography Club president and Cross Country Club Board secretary. Cade's passions are cars, photography, and running. Cade will continue his education and run track for the University of Arizona. Hamilton High Senior Highlights
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    Taryn Bee
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Taryn Bee has maintained a high GPA throughout high school. She received an Academic Letter her sophomore year and will be graduating magma cum laude with a 4.48 GPA. Taryn is the current president of National Honor Society for Dance Arts where she did many hours of community service through the arts. Taryn has been on Moveo Dance Company all four years of high school, vice president her junior year, and is currently president. In addition to her many academic awards, Taryn danced competitively since age eight and won a national title at age 11. She hopes to continue dancing in college and continue her incredible choreography along with her studies. Perry High Senior Highlights
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    Grant Sands
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Grant Sands has participated in Perry football all four years. He has also participated in baseball, wrestling and FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) for 1 year. Grant is a 2020 Under Armour All-American. He was named 1st team All CUSD, 1st team 6A Premier Region, 2nd Team All 6A. As well, for the class of 2021, he was the #10-ranked long snapper in the country and #3 in Arizona. He has also spent time volunteering with Shop with a Jock, Live Love House, Feed my Starving Children and Regent Care. He has received an academic and athletic scholarship to attend college. Grant will be attending Weber State University in Ogden Utah where he will be majoring in communications. Perry High Senior Highlights
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