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Visit Basha High Website Report a Problem with Item A009754 Basha High (2020-2021)
Cadet Niahlyn Enos
Congratulations to Basha High School senior Cadet Niahlyn Enos, 2021 JROTC Winner for the local Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Chandler Lodge #2429.
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Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A009756 Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus (2020-2021)
Ava Lira and Anna Schwarz
Congratulations to 2021 Americanism Essay winners from CTA Liberty: Ava Lira - 1st Place; and Anna Schwarz - 2nd Place (Division 1) for the local Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Chandler Lodge #2429. Ava Lira also took 3rd Place at the state competition!
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Visit Hamilton High Website Report a Problem with Item A009753 Hamilton High (2020-2021)
Aris Zhu
Congratulations to Hamilton High School senior Aris Zhu, winner of the 2021 Arizona Most Valuable Student $2,000/one-year scholarship from the local Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Chandler Lodge #2429.
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Visit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009758 Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary (2020-2021)
Santiago Blanco
Congratulations to Santiago Blanco, 2021 Drug Awareness Poster 1st place winner from Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary School (5th grade, Division 1) for the local Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Chandler Lodge #2429.
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Visit Navarrete Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009757 Navarrete Elementary (2020-2021)
Juliana Zeravica
Congratulations to Juliana Zeravica, 2021 Americanism Essay 3rd place winner from Navarrete Elementary School (3rd Place, Division 1) for the local Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Chandler Lodge #2429.
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Visit Payne Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A009755 Payne Junior High (2020-2021)
Scott Larsen Hailey Green and Preston Womatopolous
Congratulations to the 2021 Americanism Essay winners from Payne Jr. High School: Scott Larsen - 1st Place; Hailey Green - 2nd Place; and Preston Womatopolous - 3rd place (Division 2) for the local Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Chandler Lodge #2429.
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Visit Perry High Website Report a Problem with Item A009752 Perry High (2020-2021)
Adithya Sivakumar
Congratulations to Perry High School senior Adithya Sivakumar, winner of the 2021 Arizona Most Valuable Student $2,000/one-year scholarship from the local Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Chandler Lodge #2429.
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Visit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A009735 Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus (2020-2021)
Ananya Lakhotia
Only twenty of Arizona's highest-achieving high-school seniors have been awarded the prestigious Flinn Scholarship and will receive a full ride at one of the state's public universities. We are excited to congratulate ACP senior Ananya Lakhotia on being awarded a Flinn Scholarship. Ananya is among the best of the best in Arizona, and we are extremely proud of her and cannot wait to see what her future holds. Ananya will be attending Barrett, The Honors College at ASU seeking a double major in Biochemistry and Justice Studies. Outstanding high school career, Ananya! Best of luck at ASU. ACP Erie Senior Highlights
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Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009736 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
Field Day
Basha Elementary students celebrated the end of 3rd quarter and a lot of hard work with Field Day at Basha El! It may be scaled down, but we still know how to have fun!
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Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009737 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
Custodian Appreciation
Basha Bobcats showed their love and appreciation for our three outstanding custodians. They put our kids first, and our kids NOTICE! Thank you, Ms. Fakouri, for getting this organized!
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Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009738 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
3D Printing Club
Basha 3rd-6th grade students in 3D Printing Club designed bubble wands. They used many different shapes and sizes to test. They learned that the soap film is always flat and takes the shape of the wand opening... but once bubbles have air blown into them, they all take the shape of a sphere, regardless of the shape they came from. They had a lot of fun experimenting with different amounts of energy used to blow air into them and how that would result in different size bubbles.
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Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009739 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
Front Office Staff Appreciation
Our Basha Elementary PTO showed their appreciation for our front office staff. Thank you for your dedication to our school community! Basha El wouldn't be the same without you!
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Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009740 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
Band Concert
Our Basha 4th graders are enjoying the 6th grade band and orchestra concert. Next year they will get to choose general music or an instrument.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009741 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Andrea Lee Cruz
Andrea Lee Cruz won first place in Dark Room Photography at the CUSD Art Show.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009742 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Yvette Mejia
Yvette Mejia won third place in Dark Room Photography in the CUSD Art Show.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009743 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Lila Patel
Lila Patel won second place in Digital Photography at the CUSD Art Show.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009744 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Elizabeth Kearney
Elizabeth Kearney won first place in Jewelry in the CUSD Art Show.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009745 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Giovanni Ramirez-Corona
Giovanni Ramirez-Corona won third place in Drawing in the CUSD Art Show.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009746 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Imani Davis
Imani Davis, Chandler High junior, participated in the annual Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest. Representatives from all CUSD high schools gave 5-7 minute original speeches incorporating the questions associated with the 4-Way Test: Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it BUILD GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009747 Chandler High (2020-2021)
FCCLA Qualifiers
Three Chandler High School students qualified to represent Arizona at the FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) National Conference in Nashville, TN in June. Congratulations to sophomore Layla Alwaely, National Qualifier for Repurpose & Redesign, and a 2021 National FCCLA 'Go for the Red' Awardee. Next, Kiara Wynn, CHS sophomore, is a National Qualifier for Focus on Children. Finally, Adamaris Lopez Morales, CHS junior, was elected AZ State Officer for 2021-2022, and is a National Qualifier for Chapter in Review.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009748 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Chandler FFA
Chandler High FFA (Future Farmers of America) did a tremendous job in Santan District competition, bringing home 26 medals!
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Visit Patterson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009751 Patterson Elementary (2020-2021)
Clean Classroom Award
Congratulations to Mrs. Boyd's 2nd graders who won the Clean Classroom trophy for having a neat and organized classroom.
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Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A009749 Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus (2020-2021)
Cards for Heroes
CTA Liberty Student Council challenged every Eagle to write a card for a hero! Over 500 cards will be delivered to local doctors, nurses, firefighters, police, and military personnel.
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Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A009750 Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus (2020-2021)
Kristin Tollefson
CTA Liberty librarian Kristin Tollefson was honored by the Sun Lakes Rotary honored as teacher of the month for April. She received a framed certificate and $500 from the Sun Lakes Rotary, sponsored by Trust Bank and Earnhardt Auto Centers. Congratulations, Mrs. Tollefson, and thank you for all you do for our students and staff!
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Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A009722 Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus (2020-2021)
Gymnastics Regionals
Dylan A., CTA Liberty 4th grader, competed in gymnastics regionals in Las Vegas in April. His team placed first.
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Visit Patterson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009726 Patterson Elementary (2020-2021)
Clean Classroom Award
Mrs. Manmano's Kindergarten students won the Clean Classroom Award this week for having a neat and organized classroom.
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Visit Riggs Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009727 Riggs Elementary (2020-2021)

Riggs Elementary School families raised over $7,600 for the American Heart Association!
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Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A009721 Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus (2020-2021)
Junior Olympic Regional Meet
Bobby S., CTA Liberty third grader, swam a personal best at the Junior Olympic Regional Meet on April 16th. He swam the 50 meter freestyle and dropped a whole second off his time. Way to go, Bobby!
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009715 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Aryan Mathur
Aryan Mathur, Chandler High senior, is a 2021 Junior Achievement "18 Under 18" recipient. The 2021 Junior Achievement of Arizona 18 Under 18 recognizes 18 teen leaders from across the state who have shown how to adapt, focus and stay dedicated to a life of purpose. They are selfless and committed to using their knowledge and prowess to better their community and the world
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009716 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Carson Kelly
Carson Kelly, Chandler High senior, has been named to the Arizona Republic's All-Arizona Boys Basketball Team. Carson is also an Arizona Player of the Year finalist.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009717 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Modazz Spring Concert
The Modazz Spring Concert highlighted the talents of Chandler High's student choreographers and dancers. Improv, Advanced, and Modazz performed 15 terrific numbers to a variety of songs from Panic! At the Disco, Ariana Grande, Billie Eillish, and more. The dancers are directed by Mrs. Tiffany White.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009718 Chandler High (2020-2021)
The Little Mermaid
What a show! Congratulations to the cast, crew, and directors of Chandler High's musical The Little Mermaid. The show, based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and Disney film, starred Reagan Plank, Bennett Smith, Charlize Cornejo, Andrew Matcuk, Joshua Ransford, Claire Willes, Katie Stone, and other talented ensemble performers. Kudos to Ms. Stephanie Likes, Director, Katie Kolacki, Assistant Director, Wendy Umbrianna, Music Director, Ms. Tiffany White, Choreographer, and Ms. Anaiis Hurtado, Choreographer, for a terrific production! Photos taken by Marisa Lampson, Chandler High School senior. The Little Mermaid Photo Album
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Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A009720 Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus (2020-2021)
Quilts for Veterans
Quilts for Veterans
Lucy and Victor Arroya, grandparents of students Logan and Luca Hill, along with St. George Quilting Group made 50 quilts to be shared with our veterans during our celebration next school year. They presented veteran Principal Smith his own veteran quilt.

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Visit Jacobson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009733 Jacobson Elementary (2020-2021)
Two Principals
We had a fun morning with TWO principals: from Tarwater and Jacobson. Please click the link below for the story about Tarwater Principal visiting Jacobson after losing a BET! From the Flight Deck: Jet for a Day Tarwater Principal, Ms. Hale
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Visit Jacobson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009734 Jacobson Elementary (2020-2021)
Lit Skills Blooming in Kindergarten
Students in kindergarten are celebrating their budding literacy skills! Students showcased their animal writing reports to the front office team this week. Hooray for our littlest Jets and authors in training -- keep up the good work!
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Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009729 Sanborn Elementary (2020-2021)
Alli Lewis
Congratulation to Alli Lewis who was named Sun Lakes Rotary Teacher of the Month for April.
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Visit Chandler Online Academy Website Report a Problem with Item A009719 Chandler Online Academy (2020-2021)

Congratulations to Isabella Villarroel who has been selected for an internship for the 2021 National Institutes of Health High School Student Research Fellowship.
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Visit Hamilton High Website Report a Problem with Item A009724 Hamilton High (2020-2021)
Kathy English
Hamilton teacher Kathy English defended her #1 ranking in the U.S. by earning first place the 2021 USA Taekwondo U.S. Open Poomsae Championships. The competition was tough between the top two podium finishers, so coming away with the win was huge accomplishment. English will now move on this summer to compete at both the USA Taekwondo Grand Prix Championships and National Championships in Dallas and San Antonio.
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Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009728 Sanborn Elementary (2020-2021)
Rosa Flores
Congratulations to Rosa Flores, head custodian at Sanborn, who acquired her American citizenship!
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009723 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Mikey Keene
Congratulations to Mikey Keene who was named the National Football Federation's Scholar Athlete of the Year.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009707 Chandler High (2020-2021)

Congratulations to Eli Foerst and Aryan Mathur who won 1st place in Experiment and Data Analysis at the State Science Olympiad Meet.
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Congratulations to Caleb Hardy and Aryan Mathur who won 2nd place in Detector Building at the State Science Olympiad Meet.
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Congatulations to Leyna Nguyen and Anna Price who won 3rd place in Chiropterology at the State Science Olympiad Meet.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009710 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Eli Swope
Congratulation sot Eli Swope who was named to the National Football Federation's All-Academic Team.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009711 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Kentrell Williams Jr
Congratulations to Kentrell Williams Jr. who was named to the National Football Federation's All-Academic Team.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009712 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Crew Peterman
Congratulations to Crew Peterman who was named to the National Football Federation's All-Academic Team.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009713 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Iris Diaz
Chandler High senior Iris Diaz has been awarded the 2021 Zelma Basha Scholarship, a scholarship awarded to an art student. Iris (pictured in yellow) is an AP 2-D tester. As part of the scholarship application, Iris had to submit a portfolio, including photography from the past couple of years.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009714 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Chandler Future Farmers of America
Chandler FFA (Future Farmers of America) raised animals that sold for over $30,000 in the Maricopa County Fair. Congratulations to Victoria Leyva, Addison Keeme, and Ilsa Gooch for making the showmanship finals.
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Visit Patterson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009725 Patterson Elementary (2020-2021)
Clean Classroom trophy
Mrs. Lutz's 6th grade students earned the Clean Classroom trophy for keeping their classroom neat and tidy. They won two times so far this year!
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Visit Patterson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009643 Patterson Elementary (2020-2021)
Clean Classroom Award
Mr. Cosper's 3rd grade students earned the Clean Classroom trophy for keeping their classroom clean and organized.
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