• 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.

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    Visit Basha High Website Report a Problem with Item A011446 Basha High (2022-2023)
    Basha Marching Band Wins State Championship
    STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  The Basha Bear Regiment won the Arizona State Marching Band Championship for Division 2 bands! On November 19, the Bears performed in the Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association (ABODA) event where they secured the win. Please join us in congratulating the students and teachers!
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    Sumaya Quitugua
    Perry High School senior Sumaya Quitugua (Acoma Pueblo) is an example of Indigenous Excellence in Chandler Unified School District. The Phoenix Indian Center named Quitugua one of two High School Students of the Year for 2022. She will be honored during a dinner ceremony on Wednesday, November 30 at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. Perry High School photography teacher and Indigenous Student Advisor Megan Drivinghawk nominated Quitugua for the award. Read more about her here.
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    Capstone Scholars and AP Certificates
    Congratulations to Basha High School students who earned the AP Capstone Diploma or AP Seminar and Research Certificate during the 2021-2022 school year. The AP Capstone Diploma program helps students develop critical thinking, research, collaboration, and presentation skills that are essential for academic success. To receive the AP Capstone Diploma, students must earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar, AP Research, and on four additional AP Exams. To receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate, students must earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research. CAPSTONE SCHOLARS: Madison Carrington, Amelia Cunningham, Alexander DeGrave, Amelia Edwards, Madigan Fredette-Roman, Marina Hess, Zoe Huestis, Allyson Huynh, Jessica Li, Riley Mayes, Kennedy Melton, Jadyn Ocampo, Aiden Stubbs, Tyler Tannenbaum and Meghana Tripuranenit. AP SEMINAR AND RESEARCH CERTIFICATES: Morgan Esch, Haylee Montes and Taylani Tran.
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    Capstone Scholars
    Congratulations to Jayden Katz and Ashley Kalscheur who earned the AP Capstone Diploma during the 2021-2022 school year. The AP Capstone Diploma program helps students develop critical thinking, research, collaboration, and presentation skills that are essential for academic success. To receive the AP Capstone Diploma, students must earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar, AP Research, and on four additional AP Exams.
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    Capstone Scholars and AP Certificates
    Twenty-eight CUSD students earned the AP Capstone Diploma and 7 have earned the AP Seminar and Research Certificate during the 2021-2022 school year. The AP Capstone Diploma program helps students develop critical thinking, research, collaboration, and presentation skills that are essential for academic success. To receive the AP Capstone Diploma, students must earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar, AP Research, and on four additional AP Exams. To receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate, students must earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research.
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    Capstone Scholars and AP Certificates
    Congratulations to Hamilton High students who earned the AP Capstone Diploma or AP Seminar and Research Certificate during the 2021-2022 school year. The AP Capstone Diploma program helps students develop critical thinking, research, collaboration, and presentation skills that are essential for academic success. To receive the AP Capstone Diploma, students must earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar, AP Research, and on four additional AP Exams. To receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate, students must earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research. CAPSTONE SCHOLARS: Richa Chirravuri, Nour Hassan, Nikasha Kapadia, Ria Kulhari, Iris Lai, Joohyun Lee, Hillary Li, Marenda Li, Jubilee Lin, Annie Qin, and Zariya Sharns. AP SEMINAR AND RESEARCH CERTIFICATES: Camille Disalvo, Diana Gordon, Eden Krieger, and Orli Sanyal.
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    Kelsey Brown
    Chandler High teacher Kelsey Brown was named an "Arizona International Baccalaureate (IB) Career Program Teacher of the Year." She teaches IB History as well as the IB Personal and Professional Skills course for all IB Career students. She has worked diligently at helping to foster learning and ethical decision making in her classes and prides herself on helping to make students engaged and intentional learners. The IB Career program helps to promote the CTE courses on our campus as well as provide rigorous academic resources for these students. In turn, it helps create opportunities, such as earning an IB College and Career certificate, college credits and career certifications. CUSD Newsroom: Chandler High Teacher Named ‘Arizona IB Career Program Teacher of the Year’
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    Kerri Zitar
    Congratulations to Kerri Zitar, winner of the 2022 Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics (AATM) Copper Apple Award for Teaching in Mathematics. The Copper Apple Award is the highest recognition awarded annually by the Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics to recognize excellence in mathematics education in Arizona. The Copper Apple Award for Teaching is given to one K-12 teacher who has made outstanding contributions in fostering an interest in mathematics among students.
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    Lt Col Franklin and Master Sergeant Fred Driver
    Hamilton's AFJROTC instructors were recognized by the Director of Air Force Junior ROTC, Colonel Johnny McGonigal, as "Outstanding Instructors" for 2022. This award recognizes the top 10% of 1,800+ AFJROTC instructors worldwide. In a letter to the CUSD Superintendent and Hamilton High School Principal, Colonel McGonigal recognized the efforts of Lt Col Franklin and Hamilton's 20-year Aerospace Science Instructor, Master Sergeant Fred Driver: "These professional educators 'represent the 'Best of the Blue' we have in AFJROTC. Through this award, we honor their exemplary contributions and impact on their cadets, school, and community."
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    Hamilton AFROTC Recognized
    Hamilton High's Air Force Junior ROTC program was recently recognized as a 2022 "Distinguished Unit, With Merit" by Headquarters AFJROTC. This is AFJROTC's highest-level unit award and the distinction places Hamilton's corps of cadets in the top 10% of the 870 AFJROTC units worldwide. According to the Director of Air Force Junior ROTC, Colonel Johnny McGonigal, "These awards recognize the personal growth and accomplishments of the cadets, contributions of the instructors as mentors, and the support of the school and local community. " During his presentation of the award to the cadets, Lieutenant Colonel Greg Franklin, Hamilton's Senior Aerospace Science Instructor, recognized their leadership and organizational skills which resulted in the unit receiving an 'Exceeds Standards' on their SY2022 triennial formal HQ inspection. He also commended them for their dedication to the school and community in amassing over 2,000 service hours during the school year.
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    Academic Pentathlon National Champions
    The Basha Accelerated Middle School Academic Pentathlon was featured on Fox 10 News for placing 1st in nation, aiming for their third national title. Fox 10: Chandler students aim for third win at the National Academic Pentathlon
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    Academic Pentathlon
    STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Congratulations to the Basha AMS Academic Pentathlon Team for finishing in 1st place in the State for the second year in a row! STATE CHAMPIONS WINNING TEAM: Arnav Modem, Karan Vallamshetla, Grace Gaffney, Pranjal Singh, Abhinav Sirigineedi, Breanna Bearden, Dorian Hewett, Kayla Ong and Andrew Ritchay.
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    Academic Pentathlon Individual Medalists
    STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Basha AMS Academic Pentathlon STATE INDIVIDUAL MEDALISTS:
    • Honor Division
      Grace Gaffney: Literature - GOLD; Karan Vallamshetla: Science - BRONZE; Mathematics - SILVER; Arnav Modem: Fine Art and Mathematics - BRONZE; 3rd PLACE OVERALL; Daniel Gu: Mathematics - GOLD; Jocelyn Beall: Mathematics - SILVER
    • Scholastic Division
      Pranjal Singh: Literature, Social Science, Science and Fine Art - GOLD; 1st PLACE OVERALL; Soham Joshi: Literature and Social Science - SILVER; Science - BRONZE; 2nd PLACE OVERALL; Hunter Brown: Literature - BRONZE; Sidharth Donepudi: Social Science - BRONZE
    • Varsity Division
      Wyatt Mekhanik: Literature - SILVER; Zev Kochar: Social Science - GOLD; Karsen Roughsedge: Social Science and Mathematics - BRONZE; Dorian Hewett: Science - GOLD; Mathematics - BRONZE; 3rd PLACE OVERALL; Kayla Ong: Fine Art - SILVER; Syiran Nittala: Fine Art - BRONZE; Mathematics - SILVER; Yogendrasrinivaswaroop Tirumalasetti: Literature - BRONZE

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      Nicolas Acedo
      Nicolas Acedo, ACP High School freshmen, won a silver in Kumite and a bronze in Kata in the 2022 National Karate Championships in Spokane, WA in July. Nicholas represented Chandler Martial Arts Center, Chandler, AZ.
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      Emilio Acedo
      Emilio Acedo, ACP Middle School eighth grader, won a bronze in Kumite and a bronze in Kata in the 2022 National Karate Championships in Spokane, WA in July. Emilio represented Chandler Martial Arts Center, Chandler, AZ.
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      Rachna Nath
      Rachna Nath, ACP High School science teacher, was recognized by Time Magazine as one of the Nation's Innovative Teachers of the Year for 2022.
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      Frederick Changho
      SENIOR SPOTLIGHT:  Frederick Changho attended ACP since freshman year. He joined the speech & debate team and became a member of the team's leadership council. He won his senior year's State Championship in Public Forum Debate and qualified for the Congressional Debate summer 2022 at the National Speech and Debate Tournament. He was awarded with the NSDA Seal of Outstanding Distinction and recognized as an Academic All-American. He also earned the highest possible ACT score and graduated summa cum laude as an AP Scholar with Distinction. Frederick will attend Arizona State University as a National Merit Finalist studying biological sciences. ACP High School Spotlights
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      Riley Mayes
      SENIOR SPOTLIGHT:  Riley Mayes played soccer and was a Science is Fun, Girls XSTEM, and National Honor Society member while being academically driven and taking rigorous courses. Riley gave back to the community through Hugs for the Holidays and campus clubs. She was received the 4.0 Award all four years and was named an AP Scholar with Distinction and a National Merit Finalist. Riley earned the National Merit Scholarship from the University of Arizona, the Solara Ladies Club Scholarship, and the Dean's Exemplary Award Scholarship. She plans to attend the Honors College at the University of Arizona and study engineering. Basha High Senior Spotlights
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      Meghana Tripuraneni
      SENIOR SPOTLIGHT:  Meghana Tripuraneni worked as an early learner instructor at a tutoring center, a volunteer at four organizations and a member of eight extra curriculars including Girls XSTEM, Science is Fun, and LEO Club. As part of her Basha Gives Back Project, she promoted awareness about holistic healthcare for hospitalized children and raised $3,000 towards UofA's Infectious Diseases Research and Training Fund. Meghana was a HOSA (formerly Health Occupations Students of America) Nutrition 2nd & 3rd place finisher in 2021 and 2022, a National Spanish 2 Examination Silver winner, and a National Spanish 3 Examination Bronze winner. She earned the Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish. Meghana earned three scholarships including the National Merit Scholarship. She hopes to become a pediatric oncologist and attend medical school, so she will attend the University of Arizona Honors College to major in physiology and medical sciences and minor in psychology. Basha High Senior Spotlights
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      Championship Chess Team
      STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Five Knox Gifted Academy students won 1st place, the "Governor's Cup Championship" in the chess tournament in May. Congratulations to Aaron Li, Henry Zhou, Alan Zhang, Vedant Mudaliar, and Evan Lushnikov.
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      Rob Bickes
      Exemplary Principal:  Congratulations to principal Rob Bickes who was surprised with the prestigious Exemplary Principal Award from Steve Watson, Maricopa County School Superintendent on May 13. Watson is recognizing leaders who understand the connection between a thriving school culture and high levels of student achievement and teacher retention. These leaders intentionally and strategically nurture school environments where teacher and student voices set and realize the school's vision. They lead schools where students achieve academically and emotionally, and teachers are inspired to remain at the school and in the profession. Award recipients undergo a rigorous evaluation that involves a superintendent nomination, application, teacher survey, video interview, site visit and extensive data review.
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      VEX Robotics World Championships
      CUSD students participated in the VEX Robotics World Championship in Dallas, TX. This year more than 20,000 students from 49 states and 36 countries participated at the VEX Worlds competition. The following high school students, competing together as Team 2647X Endgame, won the "Robot Skills Award" -- one of the top four awards of the entire competition. These talented students began their robotics path as sixth and seventh graders at ACP Oakland and decided to remain together as a private team since they attend different high schools. Huge congratulations to team 2647X:
      • Krish Narotam - 12th (Hamilton)
      • Andrew Kang - 12th (ACP High School)
      • Rahil Shah - 12th (Hamilton)
      • Dylan Banhart - 11th (ACP High School)
      • Shaan Mukhergee - 11th (Hamilton)

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      Andrew Yang
      STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Sophomore Andrew Yang won the AIA Div. 3 state singles championship at the Paseo Racquet Center. Andrew, seeded No 2, beat No. 4 Jacob Kauffman in the championship match 6-2, 7-6. The ACP High School tennis program is coached by John Deogracias.
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      Aria Hewett
      Junior Aria Hewett placed second overall Academic Decathlon National Competition. She earned 7 out of 8 possible subject medals. This competition was open to all students who placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in their respective state competitions. Aria qualified by placing 3rd in Arizona in March.
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      Worldstrides Music Festival
      Casteel High School concert choir and jazz choir recently went to San Diego with Casteel symphonic band to compete in the Worldstrides music festival. Chorale received a gold scoring 2nd place in concert choir division. Encore Jazz choir got a gold rating and 1st place in their category. The symphonic band got a silver rating with a 3rd place finish. The combined jazz, chorale and band scores earned Casteel the grand prize: Sweepstakes trophy, given to the school with the highest combined scores!
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      A Plus School of Excellence
      The Arizona Educational Foundation honored Hartford Sylvia Encinas as an A+ School of Excellence® for 2022. This makes 95 times that CUSD schools have been named A+ or Blue Ribbon since 1983. Arizona Educational Foundation website: A+ School of Excellence Award
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      SkillsUSA State Championships
      Perry High School graphic design students in Brian Bernier's and Caryn Butler's classes earned medals in the State Championships for SkillsUSA. Students competed in both Technical Skills and Leadership Competitions. The following students received medals in their competitions:
      • Diego Gallo and Grant Woodford: Gold Medal in TV & Video Production
      • Mya Perkett, Brooklyn Braaten and Sydney Braaten: Gold Medal in Promotional Bulletin Board
      • Derek Unger: Silver Medal in Employment Application Process
      • Arnav Arora, Permeet Bhatia, Austin Dyer, and James Healy: Silver Medal in Quiz Bowl

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        Will Lucas
        STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Congratulations to Will Lucas who qualified as national contender earning a gold medal in the Public Policy Advocate competitive event at the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State competition. He is moving on to FCCLA Nationals in San Diego, CA this summer.
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        Wharton Global High School Investment Competition Winners
        Congratulations to Hamilton's Grace Zhang, Kevin Li and Joanna Dong on the team "Sailing to Success" for winning 1st Place at the Wharton Global High School Investment Competition.
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        Cyberstart National Semifinatlists
        Congratulations to Hamilton's Cyber Security students who competed in the national cyber security competition, Cyberstart. Cyberstart is "capture the flag"-based competition where students complete real world challenges involving cryptography, programming, network security, and forensics. Nationwide there were 45,962 students competing this year. In Arizona, 29 students qualified as National Semifinalists, and seven of them are from Hamilton. These students are now in the competition to earn the top awards and scholarships. Congratulations to Stanley Nguyen (71,700 points), Ty Stinson (48,300 points), Mateo Aleksov (45,100 points), Luke O'Dempsey (43,650 points), Nathan Richards (28,000 points), Brian Chung (22,800 points) and Ananya Rai (21,100 points).
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        Academic Decathlon Success
        STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Hamilton's Academic Decathlon team was named Regional Champion (7th year in a row), State Champion (4th year in a row), and placed 4th in Div. 1 at NATIONALS after competing against 47 schools from the US and China! Congratulations to Chloe Zhan, Andy Ma, Kenny Wang, Shriya Bathula, Navaneeth Unnikrishnan, Sanvi Lamba, Arun Chebrolu, Angela Sun and Taryn Preis. Team members also won the following individual awards:

        HONORS

        • Chloe Zhan: SILVER - Art, Science
        • Andy Ma: SILVER - Literature; BRONZE - Economics
        • Kenny Wang: BRONZE - Science
        • SCHOLASTIC

          • Shriya Bathula: BRONZE - Science
          • Navaneeth Unnikrishnan: SILVER - Interview

          VARSITY

          • Taryn Preis: BRONZE - Speech
          • Arun Chebrolu: BRONZE - Mathematics

          In addition to the team competition, we eagerly await the results for three Hamilton students who competed in the online individual competition.
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          Nicolas and Emilio Acedo
          ACP Middle School students Nicolas Acedo (8th grade, pictured left) and Emilio Acedo (7th grade, pictured right), participated in the Junior International Karate Cup in Las Vegas. Nicolas won a silver medal in Kumite and a bronze medal in Kata. Emilio won a silver medal in Kumite. Both were representing Chandler Martial Arts Center.
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          Lundyn Smith
          STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Auxier Elementary sixth grader Lundyn Smith has been a SUPERSTAR on the Casteel Junior High Academic Pentathlon team this year. During the state competition Lundyn was named 1st in the state in three of the five events and the top sixth grader in science. She was #1 overall for honors sixth graders. She also beat all honors seventh graders and only one honors eighth grader outscored her. Lundyn and Casteel advance to Nationals which will be held in about a month. Arizona is one of the top states in Pentathlon, so she is a legitimate contender for National Champion. Coach Sheila Wilson is very excited to have her join the pentathlon class next year. Sixth graders from feeder schools are eligible to compete on the Casteel team, but generally must study on their own to prepare for competition (can't attend class or club).
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          Arizona State Diploma Seal of Arts Proficiency
          Eighty CUSD students from the Class of 2022 earned a fine arts diploma seal! The Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency is awarded to students who have demonstrated high levels of proficiency and commitment to the Arizona Arts Education Standards through personal expression and creative experiences. Students focus on one or more artistic disciplines: visual arts, theatre, music, dance, and media arts.
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          Mayors Challenge Winners
          STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Students from Hamilton High School were crowned Arizona State Champions in the David Ricardo Economics Challenge. They now advance to national semi-finals. On Friday April 15, 28 Hamilton students competed in the Arizona Economic Challenge Competition held at Mesa Community College. Rachel Kan, Chloe Zhan, Kenny Wang, and Andy Ma are Arizona State Champions in the David Ricardo Economics Category. A second team of Kevin Li, Arnav Nigam, Vivienn Burnett and Arhan Sankhla took first place in Personal Finance Challenge and Ryan Gan, Aditya Patel, and Vihaan Hari received the Judges Award in Personal Finance Case Study. Mayor's Challenge for Economic Education™ website
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          STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Congratulations to Yatee Kapoor for winning 1st place in the Senior Individual Website category at the National History Day State competition April 9-10. Yatee's website was titled "The Route 40 Saga: A Road of Racism, Debate, and Diplomacy ." Yatee was among top two entries in the category at the state/affiliate level, and is now invited to the National Contest to be held virtually June 12-16.
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          ACP Middle School National History Day Winners
          STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Congratulations to Than Tsay and Thanvi Voruganti for winning 1st place in the Junior Individual Website category at the National History Day State competition April 9-10. Ethan's website was titled "Baldwin V. Buckley: The Debate of the American Dream," and Thanvi's website was titled "Dave Brubeck: Diplomacy Through Jazz." Ethan and Thanvi were among top two entries in their category at the state/affiliate level, and are now invited to the National Contest to be held virtually June 12-16.
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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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              All-State Choir
              Chandler High had five students participate at the All-State Honor Choir Festival at NAU, Flagstaff. This 200-voice group had the top musicians audition a solo and sight read for a judge. These students also made the Regional Honor Choir, which qualified them for the All-State level. Congratulations to Bass: Todd Applegate, Alto: Olivia Gibbons, Bass: Kyle Collins, Tenor: Jacob Hernandez, Tenor: Grant Kelsey, and Ms. Umbrianna, CHS Choir Director!
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              National History Day Winner
              STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Congratulations to Emma Weiss, Chandler High School Freshman, and National History Day State winner! The National History Day state competition was April 9-10 and was held virtually, and Emma is one of eight CUSD students to win and move on to Nationals June 12-16. Emma's project is titled You've Got a Friend in Me: The Importance of Grassroots Diplomacy in Post-War Reconciliation as Demonstrated by German-American Friendship Clubs.
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              Fine Arts Diploma Seal
              Nine Chandler High students have earned the Fine Arts Diploma Seal. These students represent the first at Chandler High to earn this in both dance and theatre. Congratulations to the following students and their mentor teachers for this impressive achievement:
              • Music: Kayla King, Kyle Collins, Todd Applegate, Charlotte Ruth, Chelsea Grayling, Jacob Hernandez (Wendy Umbrianna, Mentor Teacher)
              • Dance: Dana Son (Tiffany White, Mentor Teacher)
              • Theatre: Katie Hisle, Ryan Cogley (Stephanie Likes, Mentor Teacher)

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                CUSD National History Day Winners
                STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  The National History Day state competition was April 9-10 and was held virtually. Chandler Unified had 5 projects/8 students win, and they move on now to Nationals! The top two entries in every category at the state/affiliate level are invited to the National Contest to be held virtually June 12-16.
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                Willis Junior High National History Day Winners
                STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Congratulations to Abbie Johnson, Clara Olpin, Hana Gerstberger and Alexia Heaton for winning 1st place in the Junior Group Performance category at the National History Day State competition with their presentation "The Equal Rights Amendment." Abbie, Clara, Hana and Alexia were among top two entries in their category at the state/affiliate level, and are now invited to the National Contest to be held virtually June 12-16. Willis Junior High is proud to continue their strong tradition of sending student to National Competition.
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                Academic Pentathlon Team
                STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  The Basha AMS Academic Pentathlon team finished 1st place in Arizona, taking the STATE CHAMPIONS title for the second year in a row! Congratulations to our STATE CHAMPIONS WINNING TEAM of Arnav Modem, Karan Vallamshetla, Grace Gaffney, Pranjal Singh, Abhinav Sirigineedi, Breanna Bearden, Dorian Hewett, Kayla Ong and Andrew Ritchay. They are excited to move on to a very challenging national competition with the top teams from every state. Congratulations to our Basha AMS Academic Pentathlon individual state medal winners in the Honor Division:
                • Grace Gaffney: SILVER in Literature
                • Karan Vallamshetla: BRONZE in Science; SILVER in Mathematics
                • Arnav Modem: BRONZE in Fine Arts and Mathematics; 3rd PLACE OVERALL
                • Daniel Gu: GOLD in Mathematics
                • Jocelyn Beall: SILVER in Mathematics

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                STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Congratulations to our Basha AMS Academic Pentathlon individual state medal winners in the Scholastic Division:
                • Pranjal Singh: GOLD in Literature, Social Science, Science and Fine Arts; 1st PLACE OVERALL
                • Soham Joshi: SILVER in Literature and Social Science; BRONZE in Science; 2nd PLACE OVERALL
                • Hunter Brown: BRONZE in Literature
                • Sidharth Donepudi: BRONZE in Social Science
                Congratulations to our Basha AMS Academic Pentathlon individual state medal winners in the Varsity Division:
                • Wyatt Mekhanik: SILVER in Literature
                • Zev Kochar: GOLD in Social Science
                • Karsen Roughsedge: BRONZE in Social Science and Mathematics
                • Dorian Hewett: GOLD in Science; BRONZE in Mathematics; 3rd PLACE OVERALL
                • Kayla Ong: SILVER in Fine Arts
                • Syiran Nittala: BRONZE in Fine Arts; SILVER in Mathematics
                • Yogendrasrinivaswaroop Tirumalasetti: BRONZE in Literature

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                Degrees of Freedom Robotics Team
                The Degrees of Freedom Robotics team (consisting of several Chandler High School students, based at the Si Se Puede Foundation STEM Center) has qualified for the FIRST Robotics World Championships at the Arizona Valley FIRST Robotics Competition. Congratulations!
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                Forum Music Festival
                Chandler High School Band and Choir traveled to California to compete in the Forum Music Festival, where Choir earned Gold, Jazz Band earned Gold, and Symphonic Band earned Silver. Choir's Bass Section, and Band's Dakota Rains and Melanie Lin were also recognized for Outstanding Musicianship.
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                All-State Choir
                The following students auditioned and were selected to participate in the All-State Choir last weekend at NAU. The students were ranked among the most elite musicians in the state. Congratulations to Todd Applegate, Kyle Collins, Olivia Gibbons, Jacob Hernandez, and Grant Kelsey!
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                Dylan Arango
                CTA Liberty sixth grader Dylan Arango is a gymnastics superstar! Dylan qualified for the Regional Championships, and he was one of five gymnasts selected to represent Team Arizona as an All-Star.
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