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Achievements

Achievements of the 2016-2017 School Year
 
 
Scholarships
CHS celebrated College Friday on May 12, 2017
 
At our CFEO Scholarship Assembly we awarded over $30,000 in scholarships and students signed a banner indicating where they will go on with their education and careers after high school!!
 
One of the highlights of the scholarship assembly was when Yesenia Rodriguez was awarded the Adam Gabrielson Scholarship and the Todd Rutledge Exceptional Courage Scholarship. She received a standing ovation.
 
Thank-you to the Caldwell Board of Realtors for recognizing these amazing CHS students with scholarships!! Lupita Garcia, Noah Rohrdanz, Sydney Soppe, and Camron Manker, and Maddie Dowen.
 
 
 
 
 
 Congratulations to our Technology students
Many of our students enrolled in Business Computer Applications earned the Microsoft Office Specialist certification in Office Word 2013 and a handful of students earned the Adobe Certified Associate certification in Adobe Illustrator. 
Certification: Office Word 2013 Certification: Office Word 2013 Certification: Office Word 2013
Luken Stitzel Arisbeth Cruz Samuel Gragg
Darian Tanner-Garner Alexandra Matos-Kelly Cristian Lopez
Wendy Guarjado Kenny Newman Alexander Carnes
Joclynn Howell Hector Ayvar Haili Babbs
Ying yin Zhu Victor Arellano Jamine Estala
Ian Crump Reese Kinney Gregory Giardina
Tyler Davis Ilse Mora Sophia Jensen
Kimberly Martinez Kaetlynn Sanford Elena Lagunas
Ethan Perkins Christine McCreary Katerina Howe
Logan Serrano Damien Perez Itzi Magallan
Annabelle Garcia Melicah Anderson Yobanna Perez-Arreola
Joe Cameron Yesenia Barajas-Martinez Elisabeth Rabideau
Belle Bower Jaden Knittle Madison Spencer
Zenaida De La Cruz Marcus Gomez Isaac Velasquez
Jenessa Farnsworth Jade Martinez Omar Salazar
Ronin Ficek Naida Camacho Certification: Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator
Avery Hawkins Jaden Castillo
Fadela Hoashi Rylee Erickson
Nikolas Scott Mariela Esquivel-Rodriguez
Christian Sotelo Arias Madison Miller-Puga
Ruby VanSell Maria Pinzon
Austin Watts Cynthia Rodriguez Nicholas Gaudin
Nathaniel Barber Lucio Vazquez Shelby Hale
Gabriel Figueroa Gabriel Carreto Jesus Mendoza
Crystal Gracia Carmen Ramos Garrison Michon
Emely Tello Daniel Aguirre Leah Torres
 
 
 
Congratulations Faith Alaniz
Faith Alaniz, a student in the TRIO Upward Bound program at Caldwell High School, was selected to be a 2017 HERlead Fellow. The application was open to all young women who are in the 10th or 11th grade at a high school in the United States, and Faith was 1 of only 30 to be selected. Faith will have the opportunity to attend, all expenses paid, the upcoming HERlead Leadership Forum. Here is a description:
 
A four-day Forum hosted in ANN’s hometown of New York City in June 2017 where Fellows are able to connect with a powerful network of ANN executives and global women leaders from business, politics, entertainment and the media to cultivate their own leadership abilities. During the Forum, Fellows are introduced to unique leadership and communications training's, presentations on real-world solutions for social change, mentor-ship opportunities, and the chance to learn about their personal style to help them put their best selves forward every day.

In Faith's application to be a HERlead Fellow, she was asked to propose a project that would benefit her community. Faith wrote about expanding the book club idea into a one-day leadership conference for young women in Caldwell. She will be eligible to write for a grant of up to $2,000 to help fund her project.
 
 
 
Congratulations to our National Honor Society inductees and graduates.
The ceremony was held April 24, 2017 at CHS. These students exemplify the standards of character, leadership, service, and scholarship.
 
 
 
 
Congratulations to Poetry Challenge Winners! 
Samantha Asbury, Tabitha Elgan, Jocelyne Garrido, Isaac Herrera, and Aaliyah Juarez participated in the 8th annual statewide poetry challenge. Their poems were selected from over 2000 entries and were published in "Stories of Transformation 8th Annual Writing Challenge." What an honor to be selected and published! 
 
  • Samantha Asbury was awarded the Gender Revolution Award for having more than 1 poem published. "This is us" (p. 28) and "She Waits" (p.29)
  • Aaliyah Juarez was also awarded the Gender Revolution Award for having more than 1 poem published. "Back Off" (p. 65) and "Be Yourself, Please" (p. 66)
  • Jocelyne Garrido's poem titled "Promises" is published on p. 54
  • Isaac Herrera's poem is published on p. 62
  • Tabitha Elgan's poem titled "Love" is published on p.50
 
http://ourgenderrevolution.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017_SOT_HS-Poetry-Book.pdf
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
Congratulations to CHS Welding students
Several welding students attended the College of Southern Idaho's "Welding Wars" competition in April.  Three students competed in the individual contest, and Ilijah Velasquez took 4th.  Nate Farris tried the Virtual Welding competition and placed 1st giving him a $25.00 gift card..  The welding fabrication team which only had two days to come up with a design and make a test run on it, took 2nd place.  Mason Harrison, Destiny Blanke, and Javier Dominguez, worked their tails off for nearly four hours to complete the project.  They each came home with a new hand grinder, welding gloves, laser engraved trophy, a $150.00 gift card to Norco Welding Supply and a $300.00 scholarship to CSI.  Each contestant's ID number was put in a drawing, and Mason won a $325.00 welding helmet, Destiny won a $165.00 welding helmet, Javier won a nice tool box, and Alejandro Dominguez won a $150.00 Makita hand grinder. Mr Cooper competed in the instructor's oxy-fuel cutting contest, and gave up first place by less than a second, but came home with some nice welding posters and a Norco gift card (never too many tools). 
     
 
 
 
 
Cassandra Madrigal takes advantage of Advanced Opportunities at CHS
Cassandra Madrigal
 
 
 
 
 Congratulations to junior Kayla White

She earned 2nd place at the regional History Day competition. She goes to state at C of I on Saturday, April 15Here's what Kayla says about the project: My project subject is Grace O’Malley, Irish woman pirate and leader. During her lifetime in the 1500s, she and her tribe protected Ireland from British rule. She was a strong, brave woman, knew exactly what she wanted, and was not afraid to go for it. 

I spent all of Thanksgiving break working on the physical project. It took a lot of work, but with help from my dad's handyman expertise, and his power tools, I was able to come up with something that I never thought I could. It's been an amazing experience, and I can't wait for state! 

Kyla White
 
 
 
CHS students earn 624 University Credits
On March 20, 46 Caldwell High School students visited Boise State University to take the Spanish College-Level Examination Program. ALL students passed the exam and ALL received some university credit. What a great day! 
 
32 students received 16 credits at the university level: Spanish 101, 102, 201, and 202. This is a total of 512 credits. 14 students received 8 credits, for a total of 112 credits. Within one school day, our students received 624 credits! Thank you to Scott Nelson for taking the lead on registering students, Steve Jenkins from CWI for helping make this all possible, and Fred Betancourt for helping chaperone today.
 
 
 
 
   CONGRATULATIONS Angelina Goodson
Caldwell High School’s National Hispanic Scholar! Angelina was selected for recognition by the National Hispanic Recognition Program a prt of the College Board. She scored in the top 2% of Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT test takers last year. Angelina is a Senior at CHS and says she is “inspired by the fear of failure”. Along with this comes a determination to continuously excel in school and improve her chances for the future. Since entering high school, each year has been more academically challenging and she has risen to the task. In addition to earning the Hispanic Scholar honor, she has been accepted into the College of Idaho and is excited for what her future holds.
 
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS Aly Cameron
Aly Cameron received the National Merit Scholarship commended student award. This is given for outstanding achievement on the PSAT taken as a junior. This award puts Aly in the top 5% of students who entered the National Merit Scholarship Competition. 
 
                                                             
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS CHS Engineering
  • CHS Engineering students partnered with NNU to develop the Cube Sat. This satellite will be launched into space by NASA. Click here to watch news report
  • The Robotics Team won the "Judge's Award Trophy at a Robotics Tournament at RidgeVue High School. Read about it on the CSD Website
  • The Freshman Caldwell Team takes first place in the regional robotics tournament. Read the article
  • On Friday February 24th the Vex Robotic State Championship was held at Wood River High School in Hailey Idaho. The CHS Senior team received the highly coveted Judges Excellence Award which itself qualifies the CHS Seniors to go to the World Championship in Kentucky April 19th-25th. CHS is one of only two high schools in Idaho who earned a 2017 VEX Robotics World Championship invitation. The picture below was taken at the world championship
 
 
 
 Here is a picture of the CHS robotics team presenting their accomplishments to the school board
 
 
Congratulations to the CHS Cross Country Team
The CHS Cross Country Team competed at the State Meet in Pocatello. The Girls Team finished 6th and the Boys Team finished 7th. Hannah Webster medaled in 7th place and Juan Saavedra medaled in 15th place in the State. Coach Hunt was named SIC Girls Coach of the year!
 
Congratulations to the CHS Soccer Team: 3rd Place in State!
Danny Cuevas was selected as the boys soccer athlete of the year!
 
 
 
CHS Wrestling: 2nd Place in State!
 
 
Student Council
Our CHS Student Council was selected as the #1 Outstanding Student Council in the state.
 
 
Congratulations to DECA member Veitaley Partida
Veitaley Partida qualified to compete at an International DECA leadership conference held in Anaheim, CA in April, 2017. He competed in a virtual business retailing event. He placed among the top 5 students within the western region of the United States to qualify him for this event and made it to the semi-final round in Anaheim. Next year's International DECA leadership conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia. 
Veitaley Partida          
 
 
 
Congratulations to BPA Members
The Caldwell High Business Professionals of America Club participated in a Regional Event in Nampa (December 2016) against most of Canyon County's High Schools. 
  • Web Site Design Team- Lina Zhu and Avery Hawkins 2nd place, State Qualified
  • Computer Animation Team- Lorelai Stitzel and Riley Whisenhunt, 2nd place, State Qualified.
  • Intermediate Word Processing- Lina Zhu, 1st place, State Qualified
  • Java Programing- Aleea Banda- 1st place, State Qualified
  • Interview Skills- Lorelai Stitzel, 3rd place
  • Medical Office Procedures- Aleea Banda, 3rd place
  • Graphic Design Promotions- Leah Torres 3rd place, Ashley Smith 4th place
 
 
 
Congratulations to the Science club 
 On Monday February 27th, the CHS Science Club participated in the Micron Science Bowl at Boise State and placed in the top ten for the Idaho Western Regional Competition. Students from Caldwell High School also won the sportsmanship award for the entire competition. Congrats to CHS Science Club!
 
 
 
 Congratulations to our CHS Track Team
  • Caldwell High Senior Lita Forse won the girls shot put with a throw of 40 feet, 7.50 inches at the Simplot Games in side Holt Arena in Pocatello. (click to view Article in Statesman). 
  • Lita Forse also set the school record in the discus this year in the Knight Invite at Bishop Kelly -- she put up a mark of 135 feet, 8 inches in the discuss throw to break her coach, Amber Campos' school record.
  • We are not done yet -- Lita took 1st place in the state track meet in Shot Put, and 2nd place in the state track meet in the discuss throw. 
  • Other State Track Meet Results: Ramos -- 6th Discus; Rohrdanz -- 4th High Jump; Nate Griswold -- 1st Triple Jump, 3rd in 110m hurdles, 2nd in long jump; Juan Savedra -- 16th in 1600m; Alyssa Wheeler -- 3rd in shot put.

 

 

 

College Sports Signing Day

Lita Forse will attend Washington State University for Track and Field, Danny Cuevas will attend Northwest Nazarene University and play Soccer, Triden Mitchell will attend The College of Idaho and play Football, and Jesus Lechuga will attend TVCC and play soccer, Molly Davis will attend Westminister College and run Track, and Emilio Gonzalez will be attending Walla Walla Comunity College.