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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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    NAU Jazz Festival

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    Water for South Sudan Fundraiser
    Students in the English Language Development (ELD) Program at Willis Junior High School recently read the book, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park. The story tells about the Lost Boys of Sudan and the dire water situation that still exists there. It didn't take long for students to act and hold a fundraiser for the foundation Water for South Sudan. The foundation was created by the main character of the story, Salva Dut, one of the Lost Boys who relocated to the USA. The WJHS students raised over three-hundred dollars that will go for water pumps at the Water for South Sudan organization. If anyone is interested in learning more about the group, their details are at: Water for South Sudan
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    2021 HISEF

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    2021 AzSEF
    Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) website
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    Spring 2021 Recognition
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    Spelling Bee

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    Congratulations to winners in the 2021 City of Chandler Creative Expression Competition from Willis Junior High. Visual Arts winners (5-8 Category): Eli Lovely, 2nd place; Alexandra Carranza, 3rd place tie; Madison Ong, 3rd place tie; and Devin Vidrios, Runner-up. The theme for the 2021 contest: How your experience of culture or understanding of equity has changed with time. Winning artwork entries were displayed as street light banners in downtown Chandler during the month of January 2021 and on the City of Chandler website. City of Chandler Creative Expression Competition website
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    Christine Diaz

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    Christopher Holley
    Christopher Holley, music teacher at Willis Junior High, ACP Erie and ACP Oakland, was nominated for the 2020 Grammy Music Educator of the Year award. He has made it to the quarterfinals for the national award. He was nominated for his work at Willis Junior High. This award is presented by the Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Museum, the Music Educator Award was established to recognize current educators (kindergarten through college, public and private schools) who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools.
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
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    Willis Firebots

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    Scott Nelson
    City of Chandler Volunteer Recognition Awards website
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    Superintendent's Student Citizenship Award winner:
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    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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    Showcase

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    Willis Jazz Band

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    Redemption Church Donation

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    Jazz Band

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    Willis Junior High AzSEF Winners
    Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) website
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    HISEF 2019 Award Winners
    HISEF 2019 Award Winners
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    HISEF 2019 Award Winners
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    HISEF 2019 Award Winners
    HISEF 2019 Award Winners
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    HISEF 2019 Award Winners
    HISEF 2019 Award Winners
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    HISEF 2019 Award Winners
    HISEF 2019 Award Winners
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    Katie Shaffer
    Congratulations to Katie Shaffer who was named a Si Se Puede Foundation Educator of the Year winner for 2019. She will be recognized at the Annual Educators of the Year Awards Dinner on April 13 at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino. Katie is an English Language Learner teacher at Willis Junior High. She received her Master's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Michigan in 2005. Katie also has an undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems. She has taught in CUSD for many years, primarily working in early education, but she made the move to Willis Junior High in 2018.
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    City of Chandler Creative Expression Competition website
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    Shandel Roberts

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    Donations

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    Congratulations to Willis Junior High eighth grader Sumaya Quitugua who won the Arizona Department of Health's "Must Stop Bullying" video competition.

    Arizona Department of Health Services - MustStopBullying.org website
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    Daniel Hoang, 2017-18 Willis Chess Champion, and runner-up Todd Applegate

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    WJHS Odyssey of the Mind Team
    Odyssey of the Mind website
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    Willis Junior High School Choir members at Western Region American Choral Directors Association Conference
    Western Region American Choral Directors Association Honor Choirs website
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    Willis Firebots VEX Robotics Team
    Willis Firebots Website
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    Willis AVID
    AVID at Willis
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