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Elementary Connect is excited to open for the 2021-22 school year! We invite and encourage you to click the "Brag About Our School" link and submit a BRAG for our page of Honors, Awards and Special Programs!

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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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Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A0010024 Casteel High (2020-2021)
Parker Hall and Spencer Hahn
Congratulations to Parker Hall and Spencer Hahn who won 1st place in this year's District Film Festival in the Short Film Category for their entry Intentions.
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Jade Sund
Congratulations to Jade Sund who won 2nd place in this year's District Film Festival in the Short Film Category for her entry The Mango is Escaping.
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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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Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A009959 Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus (2020-2021)

Comment of appreciation about CTA Humphrey special needs teachers, paraprofessionals and principal: "They are wonderful and supportive to those of us who drive a school bus! They try to be on time and are so helpful in a sometimes stressful situation. They have even volunteered on the bus to help when the children may be worried or agitated. I just can't say enough good about this group of people!!! The principal is also wonderful and has been personally attentive to school bus loading and unloading!"
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Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009974 Sanborn Elementary (2020-2021)
Gabriela Bucio and Damon Lloyd
Congratulations to Gabriela Bucio and Damon Lloyd who were selected for CUSD Honor Band.
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Riley Troutman and Marilyn Nguyen
Congratulations to Riley Troutman and Marilyn Nguyen who were selected for CUSD Honor Orchestra.
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Alexis Muro and Lindsey May
Congratulations to Alexis Muro, Sanborn's School Spelling Bee Champion and Lindsey May, School Spelling Bee 1st Runner-Up.
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Mary Davis
Congratulations to Sanborn Chandler Education Foundation grant winner Mary Davis, who will use the award to fund the Keyboards for Music program.
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Andrea Vanlandingham
Congratulations to Sanborn Chandler Education Foundation grant winner Andrea Vanlandingham, who will use the award to fund Escape Room Breakout EDU Kit for Technology Class.
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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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Adrianna Camacho
Congratulations to Adrianna Camacho, winner of the Sun Lakes Rotary (SLRC) Club's 2021 "Service above Self" Scholarship. Adrianna has a 4.4 GPA, has been in AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) for four years, and will attend ASU to study Nursing.
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Eighteen Chandler High student-athletes participated in Spring Signing Day and signed letters of intent to compete in athletics at the collegiate level.
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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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Girls Track Team
Chandler High track coaches and athletes received CUSD and Premier Region recognition:
  • All-Premier Girls Track Team: Athlete of the Year: Trinity Henderson (pictured); Coach of the Year: Eric Richardson; 1st Team: Trinity Henderson, Sheena Cumberbatch, Makayla Long, Makayla Hunter, Tara Sommerville, Imani Sells, Eryn Garrett, Kylee Kragrud, Jocelyn Johnson, and Katelyn Kragrud
  • All-CUSD Girls Track Team 1st Team: Trinity Henderson, Jocelyn Johnson, Erykah Garrett, Sheena Curmberbatch, Makayla Hunter, Eryn Garrett, and Tara Sommerville

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Devyn Rodriguez and Macy Winn
Devyn Rodriguez was named First Team Singles for All-CUSD and the Premier Region in Tennis. Devyn and Macy Winn were also named First Team Doubles.
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Volleyball Team Recognition
Several CHS boys volleyball players received All-Premier Region and All-CUSD team recognition. All-Premier Region:
  • Carson Winn - Defensive Player of the Year
  • Gunner Rodarte - First Team Hitter/Middle Blocker
  • Wyatt Brown - Second Team Hitter/Middle Blocker
  • Ryder Kelley - Second Team Setter/Middle Blocker
  • Tyler Henderson, Drew Steele - Honorable Mention
All-CUSD:
  • Gunner Rodarte, Carson Winn - First Team
  • Wyatt Brown, Tyler Henderson - Honorable Mention

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Softball Team Recognition
The CHS softball team received All-Premier Region and All-CUSD team recognition. All-Premier Region:
  • Brynn-Jordan Smythe, Brianna Williams - 1st Team Position Player
  • Cassandra Montano, Anisa Reynolds - 2nd Team Position Player
  • Alex Martinez, Laila Hasan - Honorable Mention
All-CUSD:
  • Brynn-Jordan Smythe - 1st Team Outfielder
  • Cassandra Montano, Anisa Reynolds - Honorable Mention
  • Brianna Williams - 1st Team Infielder

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Congratulations to Cassandra Montano who participated in Spring Signing Day and signed a letter of intent to compete in softball at Mesa Community College.
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Congratulations to Drew Steele who participated in Spring Signing Day and signed a letter of intent to compete in volleyball at Queens University.
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Congratulations to our Chandler High athletes who signed college athletic letters of intent during Spring Signing Day to compete in baseball: Jackson York - Lancaster Bible College; Patrick Morris and Danny Noli - Chandler-Gilbert Community College; Michael Martinez and Anthony Makinster - Benedict College (SC); Brok Liu - Emory University; and Michael Kasik - Concordia University.
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Congratulations to our Chandler High athletes who signed college athletic letters of intent during Spring Signing Day to compete in cross country/track: Sophia Hackett - Portland State University; and Tomas Soqui - Mesa Community College.
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Congratulations to our Chandler High athletes who signed college athletic letters of intent during Spring Signing Day to compete in basketball: Carson Kelly - Scottsdale Community College; and Elijah Johnson - George Fox University.
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Congratulations to our Chandler High Cross athletes who signed college athletic letters of intent during Spring Signing Day to compete in track and field: Erykah Garrett and Eryn Garrett - Jackson State University.
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Congratulations to Makenna Carrillo who participated in Spring Signing Day and signed a letter of intent to compete in volleyball at Cal State University Stanislaus.
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Congratulations to our Chandler High athletes who signed college athletic letters of intent during Spring Signing Day to compete in football: Mason Winkelmann - Lake Forest College; and Anthony Brewer - Augustana University.
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Boys Track Team
Chandler High track coaches and athletes received CUSD and Premier Region recognition:
  • All-Premier Boys Track Team 1st Team: Tyson Tippett, Danny Jenkins, Jamere Haskell, Amar Elmore, Andereya Nsubuga, Eli Sanders, Deven Shepherd, Otis Knapper, and Pablo Mejia; Coach of the Year- Matt Lincoln
  • All-CUSD Boys Track Team 1st Team: Quaron Adams, Travis Roberts, Jamere Haskell, and Amar Elmore

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Kenna Darst
Congratulations to Kenna Darst of the Hamilton Class of 2021 who earned The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ is based on a core set of competency standards, which guide early care professionals as they work toward becoming qualified teachers of young children. The CDA is a credible and valid credential, recognized by the profession as a vital part of professional development. Kenna will be attending Northern Arizona University to pursue a degree in Elementary Education and hopes to become a kindergarten teacher.
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Erin McCray
Congratulations to Erin McCray of the Hamilton Class of 2021 who earned The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ is based on a core set of competency standards, which guide early care professionals as they work toward becoming qualified teachers of young children. The CDA is a credible and valid credential, recognized by the profession as a vital part of professional development. Erin will be attending the University of Arizona as a biology/pre-medicine major.
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Aarna Patel
Congratulations to Aarna Patel (4th Grade), winner of the Kids Safe Online Cyber Security Awareness Calendar Contest.
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Manha Hossain
Congratulations to Manha Hossain (4th Grade), winner of the Kids Safe Online Cyber Security Awareness Calendar Contest
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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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Clean Classroom trophy
Mrs. Packer's 3rd grade students earned the Clean Classroom trophy for keeping their classroom neat and tidy.
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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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Giovanni Giella
Congratulations to Giovanni Giella who won 1st place in this year's District Film Festival in the PSA Category for his entry Driving with Music.
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Cami Gregory
Congratulations to Cami Gregory who won 1st place in this year's District Film Festival in the PSA Challenge Category for her entry I am Enough.
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Devon Baggot
Congratulations to Devon Baggot who won 2nd place in this year's District Film Festival in the PSA Challenge Category for her entry Don't Text and Drive.
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Dominic Gnecco
Congratulations to Dominic Gnecco who won 3rd place in this year's District Film Festival in the PSA Challenge Category for his entry Wash Your Hands.
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Tax Evasion Samurai
Congratulations to Joey Fortunato, Ryan Harding, Lucas Conklin and Tony Hawel who won 3rd place in this year's District Film Festival in the Short Film Category for their entry Tax Evasion Samurai.
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Jake Spector
Congratulations to Jake Spector who won 1st place in this year's District Film Festival in the Short Film Challenge Category for his entry Tales from the Wasteland.
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Lords of the Bunker
Congratulations to Emiliano Espinoza, Josh Barnes, Jacob Conklin and Hayden Pekau who won 2nd place in this year's District Film Festival in the Short Film Challenge Category for their entry Lords of the Bunker.
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Cami Gregory
Congratulations to Cami Gregory who won 1st place in this year's District Film Festival in the Experimental Category for her entry Fate.
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