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Achievements

Achievements of the 2017-2018 School Year
 
 
Seniors Honors Reception
CHS recognizes our Honor Graduates and Top 10 at the Senior Honors Reception. The Top 10 received their stoles and all students with a 3.5 cumulative GPA earned honor cords to wear at graduation. CFEO Scholarships were given.
Seniors Honors Reception
Seniors Honors Reception  Seniors Honors Reception
 
 
Welding
Welding students competed in the Rocky Mountain Shootout Welding Competition at ISU in April. Chris Truksa put in many practice hours above and beyond class time, and it paid off. He won three new welding helmets, tool bag full of tools, gloves jackets, and more.  Chris took 4th place in the SMAW/GMAW, (stick and wire feed welding), 3rd in the GTAW (Tig welding), and 2nd in the written test. Mr. Cooper competed in the instructor's oxy-fuel cutting contest, and took first place again, and came home with a nice Canyon Cooler, and a $100.00 gift card.  All in all, it was a great experience.
Welding Student hold their prizes
 
The CHS welding fabrication team also traveled to Twin Falls for CSI's Welding Wars Welding competition. The fab team consisted of Mason Harrison, Cecilia Gonzalez, and Jayden Schimmels.  They were given a list of materials and the topic of a welding table a while back, and worked on designing it from that list of materials.  At the contest, they worked very hard from 9:30-2:30 building it, and all their work paid off. Caldwell fab team took first place this year.  Last year Mason headed up the team and they took second place.  
They each won a new digital welding helmet, $200.00 Norco gift card, $350.00 Gem State Welding gift card, 6" Makita grinder ($140.00), $500.00 scholarship to CSI's welding program, and a nice trophy. 
Welding Students and their prizes  Welding Students working on their project
 
 
 
 
6 Students sign letters of intent to play sports at local colleges
 
3 students sign letter of intent to play soccer at TVCC3 CHS soccer players signed letters of intent to play soccer at TVCC. Danny Belman, Erik Arizmendi,
Leo Luna-Cervantes. Congratulations!

3 students sign letters of intent to run cross country at C of I and Track at BSU
 
Please help us congratulate Sydney Smith (Soccer-Boise State), Max Standley (Cross Country-The College of Idaho), and Mikayla Darrington (Cross Country-The College of Idaho). 
 
 
 

Idaho History Day

Congratulations to our CHS students who qualified for State National History Day! Kelsey Ferro earned 1st in an individual documentary, her topic is Cecil Andrus; Elise Doyle earned 2nd in an individual exhibit about the Salem Witch Trials; Eliza Roley earned 2nd in a historical essay about the Treaty of Versailles. The theme of National History Day this year is Conflict and Compromise. Thanks Mrs. Lile for helping students through the process. On to State April 14th.

Update: Kelsey Ferro took 2nd place in individual documentary at the state competition and earned a spot for nationals in Maryland this June. Congratulations!
Kelsey Ferro, Elise Doyle, Eliza Roley,

 
CHS DECA
The CHS Deca team competed in a regional event in Couer d'Alene, a state event in Nampa, and 3 of our members (Grant Winegar, John Henrie, & Christian Gamino) will be competing and attending leadership workshops in Atlana in April 2018.
State competition in Nampa
 
Regional Competition in Couer d'Alene
 
 
CHS Science Bowl
The CHS science bowl team got to compete in the championship bracket but lost in the quarter finals. 
CHS Science Bowl Team Science Bowl members
 
 
 
CHS Basketball
All-Conference honorees. Jalen Callender 2nd Team. Jade Martinez Honorable Mention.
Katrina Vallejo 1st Team.
Jalen Callender 2nd Team. Jade Martinez Honorable Mention. Katrina Vallejo 1st Team.
 
 
CHS Student Council is the best!
Our CHS Student Council wins the Outstanding Student Council award at their state conferences AGAIN!! You are awesome!!
CHS Student council with their Outstanding Student Council Award
 
CHS Student council
 
 
 CHS Cheerleading awards 
Congratulations CHS Cheer!! 1st in Show, 2nd in Stunt, 3rd in Sideline, and...........3rd Place in State overall!
 
CHS Cheerleading Team
 
CHS Cheerleading Team
 
 
 
CHS Wrestling Awards
CHS Junior, Christian Hudson, shows off his 1st place medal from the Dinko Petrov tournament in Bulgaria. Christian trained with the Delchev Trained Academy for the event, a premier wrestling training program.
 
Christian Hudson  Christian Hudson
 
 
District Champs!
District Champions
 
Congratulations to Christian (Champ), Travis (Runner Up), and Zack Ramos (5th) for their finishes at Rollie Lane. The team finished 10th out of 59. Good Job Men.
    
 
Congratulations to coach Kloetzer -- 200 wins!
Coach Kloetzer, 200 wins
 
 
 
 
CHS engineering students participate in the amateur radio contest

                        

 

In November, Caldwell High School students participated in an amateur radio contest called the ARRL School Club Roundup.  Approximately 15 students from the CHS Engineering and Robotics classes spent their afternoons and evenings making radio contact with other stations from across the continent.

 

Contest Objective: To exchange QSO information (station call sign, location, and signal report) with other school and club stations that are part of an elementary, middle, high school or college.  A points system is used to score each contact and the student radio station was allowed to operate for a cumulative of 24 hours over a five day period.   It was also encouraged to contact non-school clubs and individuals, although they didn't score as highly. Students earned

almost 30k points in the competition this week while "working" several hundred stations from 42 different US states including Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. CHS junior Kelsey Ferro said at the conclusion of the event, "I really enjoyed the opportunity to use the knowledge of radios I learned in

Mr. Z's class.  This was one of the coolest and nerdiest things I can gladly say I've done.  From stringing the antenna from the roof to using the radio and talking to new people, these kind of opportunities are why I love engineering".

 
"I really enjoyed the opportunity to use the knowledge of radios I learned in Mr. Z's class.  This was one of the coolest and nerdiest things I can gladly say I've done.  From stringing the antenna from the roof to using the radio and talking to new people, these kind of opportunities are why I love engineering". Kelsey Ferro (CHS Junior)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.