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Divider and spacer ACP Erie GraduatesVisit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007296Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2018-2019) OUR GRADUATES:
We are proud to report that ACP Erie 2018-19 graduates earned:
  • A whopping $20,177,868 in scholarships!
  • 3,826 hours of college credit (Dual Credit), and
  • 828 hours of service learning
 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Basha High GraduatesVisit Basha High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007298Basha High - (2018-2019) OUR GRADUATES:
We are proud to report that Basha High 2018-19 graduates earned:
  • A whopping $23,049,688 in scholarships!
  • 2,081 hours of college credit (Dual Credit), and
  • 24,990 hours of service learning
 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Casteel High ScholarshipsVisit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007301Casteel High - (2018-2019) OUR GRADUATES:
We are proud to report that during the 2018-19 school year, Casteel High students earned:
  • A whopping $11,320,621 in scholarships!
  • 1,826 hours of college credit (Dual Credit), and
  • 11,381 hours of service learning
 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Chandler High GraduatesVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007299Chandler High - (2018-2019) OUR GRADUATES:
We are proud to report that Chandler High 2018-19 graduates earned:
  • A whopping $26,763,975 in scholarships!
  • 2,889 hours of college credit (Dual Credit), and
  • 24,440 hours of service learning
 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer CUSD GraduatesVisit Chandler Unified School District WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007294Chandler Unified School District - (2018-2019) CUSD GRADUATES:
We are proud to report that during the 2018-2019 school year, Chandler Unified School District graduates earned:
  • Over $150.1 million in scholarships!
  • 22,238 hours of college credit (Dual Credit), and
  • 113,569 hours of service learning
 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Hamilton High GraduatesVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007295Hamilton High - (2018-2019) OUR GRADUATES:
We are proud to report that Hamilton High 2018-19 graduates earned:
  • A whopping $41,557,950 in scholarships!
  • 4,089 hours of college credit (Dual Credit), and
  • 22,213 hours of service learning
 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Perry High GraduatesVisit Perry High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007300Perry High - (2018-2019) OUR GRADUATES:
We are proud to report that Perry High 2018-19 graduates earned:
  • A whopping $27,724,366 in scholarships!
  • 7,527 hours of college credit (Dual Credit), and
  • 15,037 hours of service learning
 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Basha High Early Childhood SeniorsVisit Basha High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007284Basha High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Basha High Early Childhood seniors who applied and tested for the National Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. All nine passed the exam and verification observation/interview, earning their credential! Additionally, they collectively were awarded almost $4,000 in scholarships to cover the entire cost of the certification.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Will KemperVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007290Chandler High - (2018-2019) Will Kemper won the Chandler High School Alumni $1,000 Scholarship by submitting a terrific one-minute video explaining what being a Wolf means to him. He captured it beautifully! YouTube video: What it means to be a Chandler Wolf 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007285Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus - (2018-2019) Congratulations to ACP Oakland 6th, 7th and 8th grade winners in the Grand Canyon Essay Contest! We had winners in each grade and SWEPT the 7th/8th grade category winning Gold, Silver and Bronze! Winners were:
  • Marissa Ruiz - 6th grade Silver medal
  • Zachery Tullo - 6th grade Bronze medal
  • Merissa Wongso - 6th grade Honorable Mention
  • Alison Alfredo - 8th grade Gold medal
  • Grace Burns - 7th grade Silver medal
  • Faith Hsia - 7th grade Bronze medal
  • Carter Smith - 8th grade Honorable mention
 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer 1st place chess teamVisit Knox Gifted Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007435Knox Gifted Academy - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Knox Gifted Academy chess students who won 1st place (K-3) in the 2019 Govenor's Cup.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007274Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus - (2018-2019) Several Spanish students from ACP Oakland attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2018 National Spanish Examinations. They earned a total of 37 gold (must have scored in the 95th percentile or higher in nation), 50 silver (must have scored between the 94th -85th percentile in nation) and 76 bronze medals (must have scored between 84th -75th percentile in nation) along with over 50 percent of the students earning honorable mentions. "Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious," said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, "because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 146,000 students participating in 2019." Spanish teachers, Jennifer Betlach, Timothy Cox, Diane Loff, Dana Olidan, and Heather Orr taught these students. American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese website: National Spanish Examinations 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Friday ClubsVisit Bologna Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007268Bologna Elementary - (2018-2019) Leader in Me Friday Clubs at Bologna Elementary promote leadership and fun. Every teacher and student on campus gets to enjoy one another, form bonds and relationships across grade levels, and hone their skills in various areas (including, but definitely not limited to: Lego STEM, yoga, origami, literature with crafting, crochet, and more).  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Academic PentathlonVisit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007276Casteel High - (2018-2019) Casteel Junior High Academic Pentathlon, under the direction of Sheila Wilson, finished fifth overall at nationals in Nashville Tennessee. Additional awards include:
  • Ajay Maslanka - Bronze in Math, 4th in Science and 9th overall in Honors
  • Tiara Furukawa - 4th in Social Science and 8th overall in Scholastic division
  • Kendall Smith - 4th in Literature and 8th overall in Varsity division
  • Ernie Clark - 4th in Science and Math
  • Steven Donaldson - 4th in Science
The team earned a total of 21 top 10 finishes. They represented Casteel well and made a big impression in their rookie year.
 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Seal of BiliteracyVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007220Chandler High - (2018-2019) Ninety-one Chandler High seniors have earned a Seal of Biliteracy on their diplomas and reflected on their transcripts. The seal was created to reward high school students who were proficient in English and at least one other language as evidenced by their performance on a state board approved assessment.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer AVID graduating seniorsVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007232Chandler High - (2018-2019) Chandler High celebrated the accomplishments of 25 AVID graduating seniors during the AVID Senior Celebration and banquet. The seniors, many of whom have been a part of the college-prep elective for four years, have all been accepted to four-year universities and have earned over $350,000 in scholarship offers.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Elementary National Honor SocietyVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007278Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) CTA Independence National Elementary Honor Society students toured and visited with Hamilton High social worker Rajani Rastogi. She took them into the Mindfulness room for a session. The students also met with NHS (National Honor Society) students and Husky Helpers. For the past two years, CTA Independence National Elementary Honor Society students have donated gift cards to help homeless and underprivileged students and families at Hamilton.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Appelley Poetry ContestVisit Elite Performance Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007272Elite Performance Academy - (2018-2019) Elite Performance Academy students Emily Baradic, Savannah LaBerge, Lili Evans, Emma Schultz and Libby Thai were chosen as finalists in the Appelley Poetry Contest. Each will be published in the book, Rising Stars. They are pictured here with teacher Amy Hoffman.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer I Am PoemsVisit Jacobson Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007275Jacobson Elementary - (2018-2019) Jacobson Elementary students in Shannan Wright's class had the opportunity to work with Earnest Robinson of the CUSD videography crew and record their "I AM" poems, which highlight their cultural diversity, for the upcoming Equity Symposium, which will reach CUSD teachers and staff as well as surrounding districts.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Maker FaireVisit Knox Gifted Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007267Knox Gifted Academy - (2018-2019) Knox Gifted Academy held its annual Maker Faire on Friday, May 17. Students in grades kindergarten through sixth shared their design process and innovative ideas from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with lunch on the lawn with their families. There were 200 indoor and outdoor booths, showcasing students' talents.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Young American Poetry Project WinnersVisit Sanborn Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007273Sanborn Elementary - (2018-2019) Twelve Sanborn Elementary students (Joshua Holloman, Cameron Knotts, Cameron Sitarz, Gabi Hodgins, Landen Blakes, Natalie Hall, Talon Price, Adan Sanchez-Bernal, Nathaniel Vega, Addison Schattenberg, Cole Benson and Tyler Cornille) were selected as winners in the Young American Poetry Project. Poems were evaluated on creativity, sensory/figurative images, structure, and use of poetic techniques. Their poems will be published in the 25th edition of the Young American Poetry Digest.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Hailey GreenVisit Weinberg Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007234Weinberg Elementary - (2018-2019) Hailey Green of Miss Kilea Thomas's 5th grade class was honored as an April 2019 Town of Gilbert Student of the Month.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Abby Liu Ella Ai and Thalia LiuVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007243Hamilton High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Abby Liu, Ella Ai and Thalia Liu! Out of over 1,800 high school students from more than 80 countries, regions, and territories around the world competing May 12 - 17 in Phoenix at the prestigious 2019 International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the team of Abby, Ella and Thalia won 4th place overall in the category of Biomedical Engineering and $500 for their project titled Identifying Key Pathways/Mechanisms for the Generation of Pancreatic Beta Cells by Trans-differentiation of Acinar Cells. 2019 ISEF Grand Award winners 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Mindy LongVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007244Hamilton High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Mindy Long! Out of over 1,800 high school students from more than 80 countries, regions, and territories around the world competing May 12 - 17 in Phoenix at the prestigious 2019 International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the Mindy won 4th place overall in the category of Biomedical Engineering and $500 for her project titled A Smartphone-Based, Point-of-Care Iron Sensor Utilizing Colorimetric Techniques. 2019 ISEF Grand Award winners 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Making 3D Maps of ArizonaVisit Elite Performance Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007217Elite Performance Academy - (2018-2019) EPA students learned about Arizona geography and maps by creating and painting 3D topographical maps of Arizona. Photo Album: Making Topographical Maps of Arizona 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Literacy DayVisit Weinberg Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007216Weinberg Elementary - (2018-2019) Weinberg held our first Literacy Day on Monday, May 13. Families and the community were invited to enjoy a variety of literacy based activities.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Matthew TuckerVisit Basha High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007172Basha High - (2018-2019) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Matthew Tucker will graduate from Basha High with perfect attendance (no instances of absence or tardies) over the course of his entire 13 year academic career, remaining diligent and focused on attending and participating in school every day. He ranks 20th in his graduating class and earned a 4.675 GPA. Matthew was awarded the AP + PLTW (Project Lead The Way) Achievement for earning qualifying scores on a combination of three Advanced Placement Exams and Project Lead the Way end-of-course assessments in the Engineering Pathway. He also earned a Career and Technical Education (CTE) certificate in Engineering Sciences, taking four AP courses and the five associated AP tests for those classes. A recipient of the Presidential Scholarship at ASU, Matthew has been accepted into Barrett, the Honors College in pursuit of a Robotics Engineering degree. Basha High Seniors Highlights 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Victoria WilsonVisit Chandler Online Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007171Chandler Online Academy - (2018-2019) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Victoria Wilson is a senior at Chandler Online Academy who has done so much outside of the traditional school setting. She has not only completed her traditional course work, but she has also completed the Veterinary Assistant Program at EVIT (East Valley Institute of Technology), and she attended and completed a program at the Academy of Equine Dentistry in Idaho. Attending online school has allowed Victoria to keep a rigorous academic course load and be very involved in her passion of working with horses. On top of all these accomplishments, she also received an appointment to the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY! We are so proud of Victoria and all she has done, but we cannot wait to see all that she will continue to do. The sky is the limit for this young lady! Chandler Online Academy Seniors Highlights 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Young American Poetry Project WinnersVisit Sanborn Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007214Sanborn Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Cameron Knotts, Joshua Holloman, Cameron Sitarz, Gabi Hodgins, Landen Blakes, Natalie Hall, Talon Price, Adan Sanchez-Bernal, Nathaniel Vega, Addison Schattenberg, Cole Benson, and Tyler Cornille, winners in the Young American Poetry Project. The students' poetry will be published in the 25th edition of the Young American Poetry Digest. Poems were judged based on creativity, sensory/figurative images, structure and use of poetic techniques.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Mrs. Rachna NathVisit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007204Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2018-2019) We are excited to announce that Mrs. Rachna Nath was selected as an Honorable Mention for the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators 2019, sponsored by the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for 2019. Congratulations!   E.P.A. website: Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer STEM Field TripVisit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007260Casteel High - (2018-2019) Ms. Bandin's 10th grade geometry students went to I-Fly for their STEM field trip, which included a hands-on lesson in terminal velocity and indoor skydiving.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Native American SeniorsVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007207Chandler High - (2018-2019) Chandler High's Native American Seniors were honored at a CUSD banquet on May 3, 2019.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Wolf Howl publication TeamVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007208Chandler High - (2018-2019) The Wolf Howl publication team attended a Journalism Education Association convention and participated in a Write-off Competition in Anaheim, California. Two Chandler High students were honored among 3,500 attendees from around the world with two impressive awards. Congratulations to Kailey Shupe for earning Excellent in Commentary Writing, and Selena Haggerty for earning Honorable Mention in Literary Magazine: Poetry.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Academic Honors CelebrationVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007209Chandler High - (2018-2019) 850 students qualified for Chandler High's lunch-time academic honors celebration by earning a 3.5 GPA minimum and enrolling in multiple honors courses. Photo Album: Academic Honors Celebration - May 2019 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Ricque PekaraVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007210Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus - (2018-2019) Congratulations to CTA Freedom teacher Ricque Pekara who was honored by the Sun Lakes Rotary as the Teacher of the Month for May. She received a framed certificate, a $100 personal award from the Sun Lakes Rotary and an additional $100 from Trust Bank to be used in her classroom. Ricque will also be honored May 31 as the Chandler Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Letters of Literature WinnersVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007205Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus - (2018-2019) Congratulations to CTA Freedom Library of Congress Letters of Literature winners Katie Blickenderfer and Josephine Karoleski who won 3rd and 2nd place respectively.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Gabriels Angels Reading BuddiesVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007211Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus - (2018-2019) Gabriels Angels Reading Buddies hosted a visit from our old friend "Yankee Doodle."  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Chess TeamVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007212Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) Congratulations to the CTA Independence Chess Team for taking 5th out of 89 teams at the Governor's Cup Chess Tournament.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Alexander ZhuVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007213Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) Congratulations to 3rd grader Alexander Zhu who took first place in his division at the 2019 Governor's Cup chess tournament. Alex was undefeated in the tournament.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Jessica HoganVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007253Hamilton High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Jessica Hogan who was named the Sun Lakes Rotary Sandy Lundberg Educator of the Year for 2019. This award recognizes and rewards excellence in education as reflected in the school district and the general community.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Christian WeningerVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007169Hamilton High - (2018-2019) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Christian Weninger is a member of the Hamilton High Class of 2019. He has been extremely active on campus, participating in DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), Motivational Outreach Organization and FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) Fashion Club. Christian is a persevering entrepreneur and has already established a business where students can display and share their artwork on his online magazine. His company also sells clothing along with planning fashion shows across the valley. Christian is outgoing and conveys his astonishing personality on campus and with everyone he meets. Christian works hard to help his fellow classmates meet their full potential. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Animal HabitatsVisit Jacobson Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007263Jacobson Elementary - (2018-2019) Jacobson Elementary first grade students' culminating activity project and oral presentation for animal habitats was a huge success.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Friends of the LibraryVisit Perry High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007258Perry High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Riley McKenna, Emily Pearce, and Ashton Blake who were among 16 recipients of the "Friends of the Library" Scholarship awards on May 4 at the Southeast Regional Library. The students were awarded $1,000 each to put toward furthering their education.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Donna GustafsonVisit Santan Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007262Santan Junior High - (2018-2019) Arizona Diamondbacks and Breyer Law Group awarded Santan Junior High and teacher Donna Gustafson a $2,500 "Game Changer" grant. Additionally, the school was provided 150 tickets to the game against the Pirates where they will be recognized in a pre-game ceremony.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Teacher AppreciationVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007201Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus - (2018-2019) CTA Freedom principal Abby Druck presented each staff member with a little token of appreciation for all the amazing work they do!  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Mackenzie HansonVisit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007167Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2018-2019) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Arizona College Prep's Mackenzie Hanson puts 110% into everything she does. She has helped to develop the DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) program on ACP's campus and is currently a DECA State Officer. Competing at both state and national levels, she has earned 1st place in Buying and Merchandising Operation Research Event at the State Career Development Conference. She also received the DECA Speakers Bureau Award. Mackenzie also achieved athletic honors as a four-year varsity athlete. She has been recognized as Arizona All Academic Cross Country First Team, Soccer Player of the Game and Track MVP. Mackenzie will graduate with High Honors and is planning on attending Northern Arizona University in the fall as a Lumberjack Scholar. ACP Erie Seniors Highlights 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Alyssa HerreraVisit Basha High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007248Basha High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Alyssa Herrera who won 2nd Place at the SkillsUSA local competition for Advertising / Graphic Design. CTE Programs 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Lindsay CharvetVisit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007151Casteel High - (2018-2019) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Lindsay Charvet is driven and determined to do her best and is very helpful to her fellow classmates. Lindsay exemplifies Courage, Character and Commitment with her work ethic and personality. She is one of the kindest, hardest workers at Casteel and maintains a 4.2 GPA. Lindsay will attend NAU on the Lumberjack Scholarship to study Pre-Med. Casteel High Seniors Highlights 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Chloe DavisVisit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007152Casteel High - (2018-2019) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Chloe Davis works hard, works great with others and is kind and helpful. Her dedication to academics is evident by her 3.97 GPA. Chloe will attend Chandler-Gilbert Community College on the Presidents Honors Scholarship. Casteel High Seniors Highlights 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Joshua HattawayVisit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007153Casteel High - (2018-2019) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Joshua Hattaway is always prepared for class, contributes to the discussions, and is a wonderful person. He is a Chandler Education Foundation Impact Scholarship award winner, has a 4.0 GPA and is an outstanding example of where hard work will take you. Josh will attend NAU on the Lumberjack Scholarship to study Mechanical Engineering. Casteel High Seniors Highlights 
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