Brags - Honors, Awards and Special Programs
Perry High - (2017-2018) Perry High digital photography teacher Renee Clancy won the 2017 Voya Financial Unsung Heroes $2,000 grant. CTE Digital Photography students will use the grant funds to take family and senior portraits for families that cannot afford to get professional photos. Perry High - (2017-2018) Perry competed in the SkillsUSA National Championships at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky on June 17-23. Dominique Galvez placed in the top 10 in the Advertising Design competition. Jaden Smith, Celine Atalig and Shannon Gilmer competed in the Promotional Bulletin Board Competition. The team earned the right to compete when they won first and second places at the Arizona SkillsUSA Championships this spring. They were accompanied by their SkillsUSA advisor, Caryn Butler. SkillsUSA Championships Perry High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Caden Christopherson, Perry High School Multi-Sport Scholar Athlete of the year. Perry High - (2016-2017) The Phoenix Chapter of the National Alliance of African American Athletes recognized Andrew Proctor (Hamilton), Cameron Rua-Smith (Perry), Damion Maxwell (Chandler) and Lonaoui Amare (ACP-Erie) as 2016-17 Student Athletes of the Year. Perry High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Cindy Ha, Kirra Hawkins, Leo LeSueur and Yun Ling Lo - National Merit Scholar from Perry High! The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recognizes and honors the top academically talented students of the United States. They shine a spotlight on brilliant students and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence at all levels of education. Earning this distinction puts these students in the top 2% of students in the nation. National Merit® Scholarship Program Perry High - (2016-2017)
Perry High - (2016-2017) As of this writing (early May 2017), Perry High 2016-17 graduates have earned a whopping $22,693,159 in scholarships! (Check back again for updates as this number continues to rise.) Perry High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Perry student Morgan Vandenberg who won the US Metric Association Award, All Divisions at the 2017 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF). AzSEF Awards Website Perry High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Badminton Coach Lerina Johnson who was named AIA Division 1 Badminton Coach of the Year! This is the 3rd time that she has won this award. We are very lucky to have her here at Perry! Perry High - (2016-2017) The doubles badminton team of Jillian Lagasca and Katie Cross were named AIA Division 1 Badminton Doubles Team of the Year! Perry High - (2016-2017) With eight college signers today, ALL of our fall sports teams making the state tournament and placing no lower than 11th, Coach Preston Jones and Brock Purdy both earning AZ Cardinals awards, and a HUGE football game tomorrow, Perry is having a great year! Keep up the good work! Perry High - (2015-2016) Kudos to those from CUSD who attended the recent Relay for Life of Chandler event hosted by Basha High School on April 29. Over 400 staff and students, represented by Basha Elementary, CTA Freedom, Patterson, Riggs, Ryan, Payne, Basha High, Chandler High, Hamilton High and Perry High, attended the 12 hour overnight event where teams committed to have members walk throughout the night. Over $162,000 has been raised by participants with funds supporting cancer research and patients. Relay for Life of Chandler Perry High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Jocelyn Alvar who won the Outstanding Female Scientist Award from the Association for Women in Science in Biomedical and Health Sciences (BMED) at the 2016 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF). AzSEF Awards Website Perry High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Sara Jones who won Second Place in Environmental Engineering (ENEV) at the 2016 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF). AzSEF Awards Website Perry High - (2015-2016) Perry student Emily Jacques qualified for the President's Volunteer Service Award. This award recognizes American of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve in their communities and their country. John Strangfeld, Chairman and CEO of The Prudential Financial, presented this prestigious award to the Prudential Spirit of Community honoree, Emily Jacques, on behalf of President Barack Obama. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Perry High - (2015-2016) On January 29-30th, our Perry Theatre Team competed at regionals. Their accomplishments over the competition were astounding! They received: 14 Superior with Distinction ratings (straight Superiors from all judges); 9 Superior ratings; and 7 Excellent ratings. Every Superior and Superior with Distinction rating qualifies for Nationals. Perry High - (2015-2016) Perry Speech and Debate Team News: Clayton Malfori placed in the top 8 of Lincoln Douglas Debate; Grayson Hunter Privett and Grayson Rauscher placed in the top 8 in Public Forum Debate; Cindy Ha placed 15th in Expository Speaking and 7th in Oratory Speaking; and Joanna Gunaraj placed 6th in Oratory Speaking. Both Cindy and Joanna qualified for the National Tournament of Excellence in Denver this May and for the Tournament of Excellence at the University of Kentucky this April. Great job, team! Perry High - (2015-2016) Perry Choir news: Justice Williams, Rosie Fox, Taylor Lesueur, Marisa McAllister, Mackenzie Nelson, Maya Mortensen, and Jamie Carroll attended the AMEA Southwest Regional choir event and sang under the direction of Bart Evans of ASU's school of music. They were selected by audition to sing with the most outstanding choir students in our region. They represented us well and had the chance to perform some advanced choral literature. Perry High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Amanda Reiley, the Superintendent's Student Citizenship Award winner for Perry High. Perry High - (2015-2016) The Arizona Dance Education Organization (AzDEO) awarded Isabelle Call, Perry High student in Ms. Sadler's class, 1st place in their annual Essay Contest for the 10th-12th grade division. Her winning essay, entitled "All Thanks to Dance," addressed the theme "How does Dance inspire you to reach your future goals?" The review committee of dance educators were impressed with Isabelle's ability to express the impact and power that dance has had upon her life. Perry High - (2015-2016) The Johnson City Cardinals have announced that Perry High School Senior Joey Liberatore will be the new Director of Media Relations for the 2016 season. Liberatore will replace Matthew Schumacker, who accepted a position with the Big East Network following last season. MiLB.com article: Liberatore Named Media Relations Director Perry High - (2015-2016) On Saturday, February 13, sixteen Perry High School students from Caryn Butler's Graphic Design program competed in the Region 3, SkillsUSA competition. All 16 students competed in Advertising Design. Two of those students also competed in Leadership contests: Job Interview and Outstanding Chapter. Perry was recognized in the Outstanding Chapter competition with a plaque. Perry High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Perry High's 20 AP Scholars with Honors: Jocelyn Alvar, Samer Aouad, Sergio Barba, Milan Bhattacharya, Tyler Brown, Brian Burca, Kendon Holdaway, Madison Kowalski, Ciara Lespron-Hammett, Yun Lo, Ryan Magel, Riley Marshall, Averie Scholz, Brennan Sciascia, Kyleen Sharp, Kathryn Shaw, Lucas Smith, Hannah Stevenson, Clayton Varvel and Kevin Wong. Perry High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Perry High's 10 AP Scholars with Distinction: Jacob Crabtree, Ryan Dunn, Hannah Estes, Alexis Garrabrant, Sara Jones, Andrew Kim, Brennan Martin, Juliana Row, Leann Scott and Elijah Smith Perry High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Perry High's National Merit Commended students: Jocelyn Alvar, Jacob Crabtree, Payton Flake, Alexis Garrabrant, Oluwatofarati Johnson, Madison Kowalski and Juliana Row. Perry High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Perry High student Joshua Silverio, National Hispanic Merit Scholar. Perry High - (2015-2016) Perry High Badminton: 14-0 season record, Sectional Champions, State Semifinalis, AIA Team Scholar Award Winner. Doubles team of Lauren Kater and Laike Reader were State Runners Up at the doubles state tournament. Singles players Katie Cross and Jullian Lagasca both made it to the 3rd round of the individual state tournament. Coach Lerina Johnson was named AIA All-Section 2 Coach of the Year. Perry High - (2015-2016) Perry High Boys Cross Country: 1st at the city meet, 3rd at the sectional, 7th at State. Won the Chandler Invite. AIA Team Scholar Award Winner. Cade Burks was City Champion, Section Champion, placed 2nd at the State Meet for 1st Team All-State and was named United Dairymen of Arizona/Arizona Coaches Association Cross Country All-American. Anthony Haren was Section Runner Up and placed 13th at the State Meet for 2nd Team All-State. Perry High - (2015-2016) Perry High Boys Golf: 2nd team in state power rankings, Sectional Champion, 5th place at the State Tournament. Won the Chandler City Shoot Out. AIA Team Scholar Award Winner. Mike Finnagan tied for 24th at the State Tournament. Perry High - (2015-2016) Perry High Boys Swim/Dive: 17th at state. Jake Perrine - 12th in the 200 IM & 500 Freestyle. Kaden Miller - 9th in the 100 Butterfly, 14th in the 50 Freestyle. Tai Combs - 17th in the 100 Backstroke, 22nd in the 50 Freestyle. The 200 Freestyle Relay of Combs, Miller, Perrine, Levi Siwek was 9th. The 400 Freestyle relay of Combs, Miller, Perrine, Siwek was 10th. The 200 Medley Relay of Kyle Benjamin, Everett Milloy, Fletcher Milloy, Trevor Shain was 31st. Divers Dallin Beals finished 24th, Perry High - (2015-2016) Perry High Fall Sports: Cade Burks was named All-East Valley Tribune First Team for Cross Country. Case Hatch was named All-East Valley Tribune 1st Team Defense for Football. Lauren Kater and Laike Reader were named All-East Valley Tribune 1st Team Doubles for Badminton. Mike Finnagan was named All-East Valley Tribune 2nd Team for Golf. Anthony Haren was named All-East Valley Tribune 2nd Team for Cross Country. Perry High - (2015-2016) Perry High Fall Sports: Our All-East Valley Tribune Honorable Mentions for fall sports are: Badminton Singles players Katie Cross and Jullian Lagasca, Football players Nate James and Jack O'Hare, Boys Golfers Caden Christopherson and Brad Pottle, Girls Golfers Cayla Clark and Dakota Kreil, Boys Swimmers Jake Perrine (200IM) and Kaden Miller (50 Freestyle), Girls Swimmer Kaylee Sulzberger (500 Freestyle), and Volleyball player Ryann Davis. Perry High - (2015-2016) Perry High Fall Sports: Jack O'Hare, Sam O'Hare and Gabe Tomaszewski were named to the Sports360AZ All-Academic 1st Team for Football. Hannah Stevenson was named to the Sports360AZ All-Academic 1st Team for Volleyball. Perry High - (2015-2016) Perry High Fall Sports: AIA All-Section 1st Team Awards went to: Case Hatch-Linebacker, Adam Higuera-Long Snapper, and Sam O'Hare-Offensive Line. The Doubles team of Lauren Kater and Laike Reader were AIA All-Section 2 Doubles Players of the Year for Badminton. Perry High - (2015-2016) AIA Section 1 2nd Team honors went to Football Players: Cutter Hatch-Running Back, Nate James-Receiver, Jack O'Hare-Tight End, and Kevin Perez-Defensive Back. The AIA Section 1 Honorable Mentions are: Jacob Cross-D Line, David Eppinger-Defensive Back, Colton Evertson-D Line, Andrew Knutson-O Line, Dallas Kreil-Receiver, Pete Mora-Receiver, Justin Nelson-O Line, Sean Nguyen-O Line, Clayton Nocella-Linebacker, Gabe Tomaszewski-Quarterback, Derek Wahlin-Linebacker, and Christian Zendejas-Kicker. Perry High - (2015-2016) Perry High Football: 4-6 record, 14th team in state power rankings. Made it to the 1st round of the state playoffs. Case Hatch was named the AZ Cardinals Defensive Player of the Year, AzFCA All-State Division 1 Linebacker and AzFCA All Arizona Top 25 Linebacker. Perry High - (2015-2016) Perry High Girls Cross Country: 3rd at the city meet, 7th at the sectional, 16th at State. AIA Team Scholar Award Winner. Paige Ellsworth was the top Perry finisher at the State Meet at 73rd. Perry High - (2015-2016) Perry High Girls Golf: 15th team in state power rankings, 15th place at the State Tournament. AIA Team Scholar Award Winner. Cayla Clark was the top State finisher for Perry at 39th. Perry High - (2015-2016) Perry High Girls Swim/Dive: 27th at state. Kaylee Sulzberger was 11th in the 500 Freestyle, 13th in the 200 IM. The 400 Freestyle Relay of Katrina Khoo, Sulzberger, Haley Nemmers and Brieanna Wood was 18th. The 200 Freestyle Relay of Khoo, Sulzberger, Grace Llona and Nemmers was 23rd. The 200 Medley Relay of Khoo, Llona, Kendall MacGregor and Wood was 29th. Divers Celeste Llona finished 12th, Kaylie Jackson finished 18th and McKinley Milius finished 19th. Perry High - (2015-2016) Perry High Girls Volleyball: 13-4 season, 6th team in state power rankings. State Quarterfinalists. Won the House of Payne Tournament. AIA Team Scholar Award Winner. Perry High - (2015-2016) Congrats to the following senior athletes who signed Letters of Intent: Baseball - Tayton Smith, Azusa Pacific; Football - Case Hatch-University of Southern Utah and Gabriel Tomaszewski-Western New Mexico; Soccer - Gina Bracamonte-University at Albany, Lauren Hawley-Western State Colorado University, and Kambree Meskill-NAU; Softball - Hannah Johnson-Maryville University, Tatum Johnson-Newberry College, and Jasmine Parker-Adams State; Volleyball - Hannah Stevenson-South Dakota School of Mines. Perry High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to the Perry Robotics Club: Individual winner and Second/Third place overall in the F1 Robotics Competition. Perry High - (2015-2016) Perry High offers a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) diploma. For program details, contact Mr. Joe Greene at 480-224-2831 or click the STEM website link. STEM Diploma Information Perry High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Perry High's 38 AP Scholars, including: Ashlyn Bauman, Jami Ellison, Emma Fernandez, Cobey Floyd, Danielle Hankins, Kathlene Hartle, Allison Havey, Kevin Heitman, Ross Hill, Kyle Hohmann, Justin Hooks, Emily Jacques, Meta Jocque, Payton Kline, Joyce Kuang, Benjamin Ladick, Nicholas Maddox, Connor Maxwell, and Dayna Miller. Perry High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Perry High's 38 AP Scholars, including: Riley Moresco, Andrew Nelson, Mackenzie Ness, Natalie Nielson, Samuel O'Hare, Emmalyn Olson, Savannah Ostler, Whitney Parry, Veena Rao, Anthony Raponi, Miranda Ryan, Lucia Soto-Herrera, Wyatt Stolzfus, Maverick Tady, Isabella Tassinari, Olivia Thompson, Caden Webb, Bryttany Webster, and James Zhuang. Perry High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Perry High students Brennan Martin and Hannah Estes, National Merit Scholarship Finalists. Perry High - (2015-2016) AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) students visited the campus of University of Southern California in the Fall of 2015. Perry High - (2014-2015) Perry High's theatre students performed The Addams Family at two shows at the Arizona Theatre Festival. They were the talk of the night. Several Perry students excelled at their individual events. Jenna Reynolds was chosen as the showcase winner of costume construction; David Pryzbyl took first place in cable coiling and Kyle Layton second place in rigging. Overall Perry walked away with 5 Superior with Distinction awards. They also received Superiors in Monologues and Readers Theatre. Perry High - (2014-2015) Perry High 2011 graduate, Alysha Green of Arizona State University has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Brazil for an English Teaching Assistantship, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently. Perry High - (2014-2015) Perry High junior Hannah Stevenson was selected as a 2014 Young Woman of Distinction from the Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Council. Click here to read more in "The Precedent: Paving the Way to a Brighter Future" Perry High - (2014-2015) Perry High art teacher Lorena DeCristofaro designed and painted a mural at Fans Across America for this year's Chandler Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute. Perry High - (2014-2015) Perry High school freshman Emily Woodward-Shaw was awarded an 'AriZoni'! This is an award given for theatre excellence (it is Arizona's version of the Tony Awards). She won the award for her portrayal of Gertrude McFuzz in Studio 3's version of Seussical Jr. She won best 'Actress in a Major Role -Musical' category. Perry High - (2014-2015) Hamilton High teacher Jim Clark, Perry High teacher Andrea Strock and Knox Elementary teacher Allison Davis have been selected as finalists for 2014 STEM Superhero Awards in the category of Most Dedicated STEM teacher. Additionally, Perry High school has been selected as a finalist for the Best STEM School. Perry High - (2014-2015) Perry High School's journalism program earned the state's highest award on Oct. 27, collecting the Arizona Interscholastic Press Association's first place prize for General Excellence. In addition Perry students received 27 awards for individual contributions to the 2013-14 Precedent student newspaper, including news, opinion, feature, review and sports writing, photography, as well as layout and graphic design. Perry High - (2014-2015) Perry High School students Emily West and Kelsey O'Brien were selected from more than 1,300 applicants nationwide to perform with the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. The students received an all-expense paid trip to San Antonio, Texas to perform at the All-American Bowl on January 3. The All-American bowl game is also televised live on NBC. The students were two out of five from Arizona. Only 135 members nationwide were chosen after completing the challenging application process. Perry High - (2014-2015) The Perry High School 'STEM Diploma Program' was selected to receive a 2014 Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA) Golden Bell award. The program was awarded a 'Runner-Up Honors' by the judges in the high school category. Perry High - (2014-2015) Congratulations to the Perry Theatre cast and crew of The Addams Family. Not only did we have a great run, but this weekend they were selected to showcase the production at the Arizona Theatre Festival. They were 1 of 2 schools selected to perform at state. Well done! Additionally, Alex Duford and Austen Gritchen were selected to be a part of the All-State Technical Theatre Team. Way to go, Pumas! Perry High - (2014-2015) The Arizona Department of Education announced that Perry High earned an 'A' grade for the 2013-2014 school-year. Furthermore, Perry was ranked in the top 100 schools Arizona (out of 1,741 schools ranked). Arizona Department of Education Perry High - (2013-2014) Young author inspired students at Arizona College Prep during recent speaking engagement. Author Randi Ryan is a 15-year-old sophomore at Perry High School and daughter of Angela Van Tongeren, American Sign Language teacher at Perry High. She started writing in sixth grade and completed her first novel when she was 13 and an eighth grader at Arizona College Prep-Oakland campus. Perry High - (2013-2014) Perry High School Athletic Director Jennifer Burks was selected as the 5A Central Region Athletic Director of the Year. Perry High - (2013-2014) Perry High student Kristen Kuehn, under the direction of culinary teacher Angela Stutz, won a state-wide culinary competition. She competed against 120 Arizona culinary students in two cooking events over the past two months and was awarded a $108,624 full-tuition bachelor's degree scholarship for Johnson and Wales University. Perry High - (2013-2014) Congratulations to two CUSD soccer teams for making it to their respective state championship games. Perry girls advanced to their first championship game before falling 1-0 to Pinnacle. Hamilton boys battled Brophy to a scoreless game through regulation and four overtimes before losing a round of penalty kicks. Both games were played at Campo Verde High School. It was a great seasons for both teams. Perry High - (2013-2014) Perry High culinary students, under the direction of Angela Stutz, received accolades at the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (CCAP) competition last week. Student Stefano Pipia won the 'Meatless Monday' recipe writing competition for the state of Arizona. Maddy Pina competed in CCAP, as a junior against 46 students across Arizona and she placed 15th. Perry High - (2013-2014) Perry High culinary students, under the direction of Angela Stutz, received accolades at the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (CCAP) competition last week. Kristen Kuehn advanced in the CCAP competition. She will represent Perry and CUSD in the final competition on March 22. She is guaranteed a scholarship for advancing in the competition. Perry High - (2013-2014) Perry High seniors Parker Kauffman and Gabrielle King, under the direction of band director Brandon Kiesgen, were selected to participate in the 2014 US All-American Marching band. They were two of only six in Arizona selected out of 1,300 applicants nationwide to perform in this elite ensemble. They will be representing CUSD at the All-American Bowl Game in San Antonio Texas, on January 4. Perry High - (2013-2014) The Perry High school newspaper won 16 awards for writing, photography and design at the Arizona Interscholastic Press Association's fall convention. Marisa Costagliola, Rachel Lattin, Lester Nnagbo, and Torrey Thompson all won first place in their respective categories. Other winners included: Paige Coakley, Tatyana Garcia, Lani Dekker, Michael Wolfe, Mitchell Albrecht, Kwaku Asare, Brianna Bartos, Alyx Alcala, Ciera Woodfin, Paola Carrasco, Stevie Tomaszewski and Brooke Karakey. PHS Precedent Perry High - (2013-2014) CUSD had more than 60 students from Chandler High, Basha High, Hamilton High and Perry High make the Southwest All-Region Honor band. Perry High - (2013-2014) Perry High teachers Angela Buzan and Shara Billings recently earned their National Board Certification. The process was rigorous, but worthwhile for these teachers. Perry High - (2013-2014) Perry High Principal Dan Serrano has been named the Arizona Thespian Administrator of the Year for the central region by the Arizona Thespian Association for his support of arts education. Perry High - (2013-2014) Perry High's theatre and choir students won five overall superior and three excellent rankings at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Lester Nnagbo was awarded the Best Male Improviser of the competition. Additionally, Lester Nnagbo and Kate Brandt were chosen to showcase their scene from Othello. Brittany Isabell received three superior scores for her monologue performance. Blake Miller and Alli Messersmith received a first-place ranking and fourth place ranking in their performances. Perry High - (2013-2014) The high school girls golf teams competed in the 2013 City Golf tournament last week. Hamilton prevailed, with Chandler second, Basha third and Perry fourth. Ellie Porman from Chandler High won the individual championship. Perry High - (2013-2014) The Arizona Department of Education announced that CUSD has 10 schools in the top 100 ranked schools in Arizona for the 2012-13 school year -- more than any other district in the state: ACP Erie, ACP Oakland, CTA Goodman, CTA Independence, CTA Liberty, Fulton Elementary, Hamilton High, Jacobson Elementary, Perry High, and Ryan Elementary. Arizona Department of Education Perry High - (2013-2014) Perry High offers an Engineering program in conjunction with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University STEM Academy Perry High - (2013-2014) Perry High offers a Computer Science program including AP Java. Perry High - (2013-2014) Perry High offers 3 levels of Calculus and Linear Algebra. Perry High - (2013-2014) Perry High has among the top reading and writing AIMS scores in Arizona. Perry High - (2013-2014) Voted one of the best high schools in America by U.S. News and World Reports. Perry High - (2013-2014) Top reading and writing AIMS scores Perry High - (2013-2014) The Arizona Department of Education announced that Perry High received an A Grade for the 2012-13 school year. Arizona Department of Education Perry High - (2012-2013) Arizona State Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) Computer Science Category Award Winner(s): Joelle Cayer of Perry High won third place at AzSEF. Arizona State Science and Engineering Fair Perry High - (2012-2013) Under the direction of Alex Zheng, Perry High chamber orchestra and symphony violin player, Alexis Baton; cello player, Ryan Welch; and harp player, Victoria Bull received individual Maestro Awards for outstanding performance at the Anaheim Festival. Perry High - (2012-2013) Perry High DECA students have been active in school involvement, community service, entrepreneurship, membership, and promotional activities related to the national DECA Thrive Campaign and awards. The campaign has two levels for each of two awards: the Thrive Level (gold) and the Achievement Level (silver). Perry High School was the ONLY chapter in Arizona to win the THRIVE LEVEL (gold) for both awards (1 of 30 nationally), earning national chapter recognition for the first time. Perry High - (2012-2013) Perry High School student Zachary Guisti under the direction of Angela Stutz won a $4,000 scholarship through the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (CCAP). Perry High - (2012-2013) Staff at, Hull Elementary, Payne Junior High, Santan Junior High, Hamilton High and Perry High and learned that their schools have been named A+ Schools of Recognition for 2013 by the Arizona Educational Foundation. Perry High - (2012-2013) U.S. News & World Report today published the 2013 Best High Schools rankings at. All four CUSD comprehensive high schools Basha High, Chandler High, Hamilton High and Perry High are listed in the Arizona top 30. The Best High Schools rankings, which are available online only, are produced in conjunction with the American Institutes for Research (AIR), one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. U.S. News & World Report Perry High - (2012-2013) Perry High senior Christian Gomez is part of the Arizona Dreamers. He went to a meeting at the Mexican Consulate which was attended by politicians in Arizona (mayors, councilmen, congressmen, Sandra Day O'Connor, university officials, etc.). He met with the entire group. Last night ASU President Michael Crow personally contacted Christian to ask if he would like to receive one of four $50,000 scholarships that ASU has for 'Dreamers.' Perry High - (2012-2013) Perry High students, under the direction of teacher Lorena DeCristofaro, competed in the district-wide high school art competition. This year Perry High School students won all top three places in the painting category. Kelsey O'Brien took first place, Rachel Soldo took second place and Abbey Tameron took third place. Perry High - (2012-2013) Perry High freshman Miranda (Randi) Ryan and daughter of Perry High sign language teacher Van Tongeren is a published author. Randi's first novel called Cat's Game, is the first of a three book trilogy set that she is writing. The book is absolutely amazing; Randi could easily become the next Stephenie Meyer (Twilight series) or Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games series). Randi just recently completed her second Novel which is titled Heads or Tails. Perry High - (2012-2013) The Perry High chamber orchestra and symphony orchestra, under the direction of Alex Zheng, represented the district extremely well at the Anaheim Festival. They received all the possible music awards that could be given at the festival: Gold for Chamber orchestra, Gold for Symphonic orchestra with 1st place, Adjudicator's Award, Outstanding Orchestra Award, Sweepstakes for Instrumental Program Award, Sweepstakes for Total Program Award (combined with Perry Choir). Perry High - (2012-2013) The high school girls golf teams competed in a CUSD tournament at Ocotillo Golf recently. Hamilton prevailed, with Basha second, Chandler third and Perry fourth. Perry High - (2012-2013) Under the direction of teacher Cindy Pino, student representatives from the National Honor Society at Perry High donated about 1,000 children's books to a teacher from STAR Charter School located just outside of Flagstaff. The school predominately serves the Navajo students from a reservation located just three miles from the school. A teacher from the school, along with four of her students, drove a van down to Perry to pick up the books. Perry High - (2012-2013) Perry High School DECA received a letter of recognition from the Office of the President of the Republic of Kenya for helping with Coins for Change Campaign. Perry High - (2012-2013) Perry High teacher Rhonda Duering and principal Dan Serrano visited Washington D.C. in February to take part in the Teachers for Global Classrooms Program's Global Education Symposium, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Rhonda and Dan are part of a group of 160 teachers, school principals and district administrators who were selected to participate in the symposium. Perry High - (2012-2013) Perry High's 'Camp Innovation' summer program featured 31 Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) eighth graders attending a camp at ASU Polytechnic Campus.The camp included innovative experiences in rocket design, gaming, applied environmental biological lab observations, flight and air traffic simulation, catapult building and an intro to business and engineering. Perry High - (2012-2013) The Perry High student newspaper 'The Precedent' has its first National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) finalist in sports photography. The NSPA released its finalists for their Pacemaker awards (these are the same as the Pulitzer, but for scholastic journalism). Former Perry High student Taylor de Laveaga was in Elizabeth Tompkins commercial photography class last year and went on location to shoot the boys basketball playoff game at ASU. She came back with some great shots. National Scholastic Press Association Perry High - (2012-2013) Perry High dive coach Keddi Murrish was named the Arizona Dive Coach of the Year at the Swim and Dive State Championships earlier this month. In addition Lerina Johnson was named as the Arizona State Division 1 Badminton Coach of the Year as well as the Division I, Section 2 Badminton Coach of the Year. Perry High - (2012-2013) Perry High's pom and cheer squad competed in the USA Regional competition earlier this month. Pom placed second in their division and Cheer placed first. Both teams qualified for Nationals. Perry High - (2012-2013) Perry High's Puma Regiment competed at the state marching band festival and received the highest possible rating of Superior with Distinction. They also swept all five of the caption awards and were one of only two bands to accomplish this feat out of 22. They placed first overall. Perry High - (2012-2013) The Arizona Department of Education announced that Perry High received an A Grade for the 2011-12 school year. Arizona Department of Education Perry High - (2011-2012) CUSD had 15 IMPACT Chandler Scholars this year: Brittany Bickley, Trenton DeLizio, Dylan Nall and Kacey Romo from Basha High School, Krista Moller, Britt Myslinski, Danielle Rodriguez, Swetha Swaninathan and Gabrielle Tyrrell from Chandler High School, Amanda Ginn, Samantha Stephens and Trenton Tharalson from Hamilton High School, and Drew Crawford, Alexis La Benz and Connor Ong from Perry High School.
David Eppinger makes it to finals in the 400m! pic.twitter.com/eXIy5QJncv— Perry High Athletics (@perry_pumas) May 4, 2017