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Basha High - (2011-2012)
Scholarship of $5,000 was received by Payton Collins

Program: Agriscience
Teacher(s):
Sharon Metzger


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Basha High - (2011-2012)
Basha FFA students competed in the 84th National FFA Convention and took home some winners! The Parliamentary Procedure Team earned silver, placing 13th in the nation. The team consisted of Nicole Fayden, Hanna Hone, Brooke Lloyd, Julia Nugent, Zach Madrid, and Haylee Rogers. The Floriculture team earned a bronze placement and each team member placed bronze as well. The team consisted of: Payte Brown, Monica Eckloff, Tamera Livingston, Alexis Rodriguez.

Program: Agriscience
Teacher(s):
Sharon Metzger


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Basha High - (2011-2012)
Kat Kubista was accepted as a Fellow to participate in the Student and Teacher Technology Transformation Teams (ST4) Project. The number of fellowships was limited and comes with a 2-yr. commitment. Kat will be attending a pre-conference workshop at both the 2012 and 2013 summer conference(s), participate in online professional development, completing project surveys. Kat will indeed be very busy for some time! Way to represent, Kat!

Program: Agriscience
Teacher(s):
Kat Kubista


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Basha High - (2011-2012)
The Arizona Cardinals and University of Phoenix are proud to conclude another successful MVP's in the classroom program. BHS Agriscience teacher, Kat Kubista was one of the 2011 award winners. Each teacher received 4 tickets, 4 VIP sidelines passes and an Arizona Cardinals jersey. Way to go, Kat!!!

Program: Agriscience
Teacher(s):
Kat Kubista


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Basha High - (2011-2012)
Sharon Metzger, CTE Department Chair and Agriscience teacher at BHS has been selected to represent Basha High in a forum at the National FFA Convention that will speak about Urban Agriculture Education. Joining Sharon in this discussion will be the Chicago Ag Science program and Southside High School in San Antonio, TX. Sharon will no doubt 'blow them away!' Good luck, Sharon.

Program: Agriscience
Teacher(s):
Sharon Metzger


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Basha High - (2011-2012)
Sharon Metzger, BHS Ag teacher was the recipient of the 'Mentor Award' at the AATA Annual Awards Banquet. A pretty amazing mentor indeed!

Program: Agriscience
Teacher(s):
Sharon Metzger


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Basha High - (2011-2012)
On behalf of the AATA, Ken James, BHS Principal was named the 'Administrator of the Year' for his never ending support for Agriscience, its needs, and its purpose. Thank you, Mr. James. We appreciate you!

Program: Agriscience
Teacher(s):
Ken James


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Basha High - (2011-2012)
A huge CONGRATULATIONS to Crystae Rohman, a BHS senior Culinary Arts student for winning the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) education scholarship. Crystae will receive $1000 towards her promising future. We are proud of you, Crystae!

Program: Culinary
Teacher(s):
Melissa Austin


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Basha High - (2011-2012)
Six lucky BHS Culinary students were invited to participate in the Guy Fieri (Food Network) Road Show in Mesa. Students were able to be a part of the prep team for the mega star! What an amazing opportunity for our six up and coming chefs: Britni Gibbs, Max Hodge, Cody Olsen, Crystae Rohman, Emmalee Shumway, and Anthony Villasenor. Way to represent, BHS!

Program: Culinary
Teacher(s):
Melissa Austin


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Basha High - (2011-2012)
Culinary Instructor, Melissa Austin, was selected to be on the Culinary Arts State Assessment Committee as a Lead Teacher, presenting at the CTE Summer Conference.

Program: Culinary
Teacher(s):
Melissa Austin


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Basha High - (2011-2012)
One or more students attained the second highest assessment score in the State of Arizona for Early Childhood Education.

Program: Early Childhood Education
Teacher(s):
Melanie Alexander


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Basha High - (2011-2012)
ECE Instructor, Melanie Alexander, was chosen as Lead Teacher for the Early Childhood State Assessments.

Program: Early Childhood Education
Teacher(s):
Melanie Alexander


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Basha High - (2011-2012)
Melanie Alexander was nominated and won the prestigious honor of being named the Si Se Puede Teacher of the Year.

Program: Early Childhood Education
Teacher(s):
Melanie Alexander


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Basha High - (2011-2012)
Melanie Alexander, ECE Instructor at Basha High School sits on the Board of Directors for the Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

Program: Early Childhood Education
Teacher(s):
Melanie Alexander


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Basha High - (2011-2012)
Melanie Alexander is a proud teacher after two of her ECE students placed within the top 3 highest assessment scores for the ECE program statewide.

Program: Early Childhood Education
Teacher(s):
Melanie Alexander


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Basha High - (2011-2012)
Always thinking to the future, Keith has implemented technology with Engineering by having his students showcase their work in a digital portfolio in lieu of the standard 3-ring binder of yesteryear! This portfolio is a great way to present their work both currently and at future interviews. Great idea, Keith!

Program: Engineering
Teacher(s):
Keith Tomaszewicz


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Basha High - (2011-2012)
Engineering Instructor, Keith Tomaszewicz, reports that Engineering is an up and coming program with a 53% increase in enrollment and a 200% increase in a non-traditional population. Keith says that the students just can't get enough and have asked him to start an engineering club.

Program: Engineering
Teacher(s):
Keith Tomaszewicz


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Basha High - (2011-2012)
BHS Graphic Design student, Robin Martinez, went above and beyond the call of duty using her talents to create a banner for the community organization called Recreation and Athletics for the Disabled or RAD. RAD is a Chandler -based non-profit organization founded by parents of disabled citizens. Its mission is to assist any person who is disabled and wants to participate in recreation or athletic activities. Robin quickly stepped up to the plate when searching for a volunteer. She is passionate for such causes and that passion was showcased in her banner. When done, Robin proudly presented the banner to two RAD organization members, Roger and Rae Butz, who were overwhelmed with Robin's generosity. Robin is currently designing T-shirts and other items for the Arizona Centennial event. CUSD offers a huge Thank You to Robin for sharing her talents!

Program: Graphic Design
Teacher(s):
Nick Narducci


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Basha High - (2011-2012)
Marcus Schweikardt, Marisa Radick, and Jessica Deuschel, all Nursing students at BHS have the honor of being the first three students in the CUSD Nursing program to have taken and passed the Certified Nursing Assistants Exam.

Program: Health Science - Medical Professions - Nursing
Teacher(s):
Mary Mangan


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Basha High - (2011-2012)
Joey Postiglione, Mason Chamberlain, and Matt Rondberg placed FIRST in Business Service Operations. Jake McDonald won 3rd place in Entrepreneurship while Elizabeth Sun took 3rd in Marketing Management. Winning 4th place in Entrepreneurship was a proud Marci Hicks. All will qualify for the national level of competition in April.Great job, Basha!!

Program: Marketing
Teacher(s):
Amanda Yocum


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Basha High - (2011-2012)
Marci Hendricks, Max Eldredge, Miranda Jeff, Elizabeth Sun, Alyssa Lamb, Jordan Rezzonico, Brook Lunn, Ian Curley, Joey Postiglione, Sylvia Kokes, Jake McDonald, Mason Chamberlain, Matt Ronderburg, Tyler Hart and Calle Durken won for their participation in one three areas: test, role play and/or overall. Amazing results for our amazing students! Congratulations to all!!

Program: Marketing
Teacher(s):
Amanda Yocum


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Chandler High - (2011-2012)
One or more students attained the highest assessment score in the State of Arizona for Plant Systems.

Program: Agriscience
Teacher(s):
Matt Lewis Kari Williams


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Chandler High - (2011-2012)
Kari Williams, who lives and breathes Agriscience, has been given the Arizona AG Teachers Association Outstanding Leadership Award. Well deserved, Kari!

Program: Agriscience
Teacher(s):
Kari Williams


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Chandler High - (2011-2012)
CHS AG Engineering students Zach Swauger, Joseph Barajas, KJ Struz, Ruben Gaitan, and Loi Nugyen are as proud as can be to have their artwork on display at the recently refurbished Chandler Senior Center. You can see the hand made signs in the newly landscaped trees.

Program: Agriscience
Teacher(s):
Matt Lewis


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Chandler High - (2011-2012)
Scholarships were received by: Emily Earl ($1,000) and Dhruv Patel ($10,000)– Congratulations!

Program: Agriscience
Teacher(s):
Kari Williams


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Chandler High - (2011-2012)
CHS Culinary Arts teacher, Stephanie Mock was chosen as a participant in the 'Beef for Classroom' program. For her efforts, Stephanie was awarded $75 to use for future beef purchases for her classroom.

Program: Culinary
Teacher(s):
Stephanie Mock


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Chandler High - (2011-2012)
Five students in Mrs. Webb's Fashion Design program have been rewarded for exemplary work! Kara Tessier, Christian Moreno, Amanda Reyes, Makayla Martinez, and Logan Nystrom were all provided with complimentary admission to Phoenix Fashion Week…a must have for Fashion students!

Program: Design and Merchandising
Teacher(s):
Joanie Webb


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Chandler High - (2011-2012)
Christian Moreno, Fashion Design student and emerging designer was recently awarded one year free membership to Fashion Business, Inc., which provides Fashion and Industry members with business education, mentoring and consulting services, and technical training in marketing, sourcing, and operations in order to keep America's fashion industry vibrant!

Program: Design and Merchandising
Teacher(s):
Joanie Webb


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Chandler High - (2011-2012)
Joanie Webb has been bestowed the honor of being re-elected to the FACS Board of Directors for the 2011-2012 school year. Joanie is also a member of the State of Arizona CTE Stakeholder's Committee. Is that enough? Not for Joanie! She also teaches and offers dual credit classes in both Fashion Design and Early Chidhood Education. Kudos, Joanie! Don't forget to breathe every once in awhile!!

Program: Design and Merchandising
Teacher(s):
Joanie Webb


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Chandler High - (2011-2012)
Kyle Huntsman, 11th gr. Student has been hired by ClaimTrak to do programming during the summer and next year part-time!

Program: Engineering
Teacher(s):
Sam Alexander


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Chandler High - (2011-2012)
Placing in the top 3% in Role Play are: Geronimo Arellano, Daelia Feldhausen, Ruby Franzen, Brittany Trang, Wunmi Talabi, Ryan Staudinger, Aline Lewis, Darius Black, Kameron Casey, Rishi Jain, Grant Adams, Nick Gomez, Courtney Shapiro, and Kailynn Hockenbury. PLACING FIRST OVERALL: Erica McCovern and Whitney Rossi in the Hospitality Team Event.Brittney Trang and Wumni Talabi in the Marketing Communications Team Event.Kameron Casey and Rishi Jain in the Sports and Entertainment Team Event.

Program: Marketing
Teacher(s):
Kim Frahm


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Chandler High - (2011-2012)
DECA students competed at the International DECA Competition in Salt Lake City, Utah. Winners include: Ryan Staudinger, Kristen Knoche, Wunmi Talabi, Brittney Trang, Rishi Jain, Whitney Rossi, Erica McGovern, and Sky Kang.

Program: Marketing
Teacher(s):
Kim Frahm


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Chandler High - (2011-2012)
Please congratulate: Kameron Casey, Rishi Jain for placing FIRST with an 11-page sports Marketing Plan; Brittney Trang and Wunmi Talabi, placing second for their 30-page Learn and Earn Project; Ruby Franzen – 3rd place in Restaurant and Full Serve Management; Whitney Rossi and Erika McGovern – 3rd place for Hotel Management Team; 3rd place for Ryan Staudinger for Quick Serve Restaurant Management; Anyssa Figeroa – 4th place in Apparel and Accessories; Kristen Knoche placed 5th in Hotel and Lodging (Individual); Daniel Eckstein and Yzaac Farnsworth rounded up the group with a 5th place win in Business Law and Ethics. Always a great show, Chandler!

Program: Marketing
Teacher(s):
Kim Frahm


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Chandler High - (2011-2012)
The Intel Innovations Teacher Grant Evaluation Team has selected Sam Alexander as a recipient of a $2500 grant to be used towards his unique underwater Robotics project. This year Sam is working on a more complicated underwater robot. Sam will present his finished product at a reception to be held at Ashley Manor. Congratulations, Sam.

Program: Software Development
Teacher(s):
Sam Alexander


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Chandler High - (2011-2012)
Good news for Mark Hinton! Students from his IB Film classes made their mark(s) in the City of Chandler's 'Kids for Conservation PSA Video Contest.' Winners in the Water Conservation PSA event are: Kristy Westgard, Rachel Neuberg, Stephen Tallent, Eli Chowning, and Kenahn Ghazal. Winners in the Recycling category with 'The Life of a Bag' presentation are Jessie Gaston, Alan Shugert, and Robert Flink. The second group,'Being Cycled,' are winners Alain Cline, Amanda Howard, and Ryan Buhrman.

Program: TV Production
Teacher(s):
Mark Hinton


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Hamilton High - (2011-2012)
Mark Mauritzen, HHS senior, received a silver pin after competing in the Agriscience Fair with his experimental project, 'Rooting for Success.' Mark tested different concentrations of rooting hormone on geranium cuttings. The fair was held at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN.

Program: Agriscience
Teacher(s):
Ginnie Strait


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Hamilton High - (2011-2012)
Hamilton FFA was recognized as a silver national chapter led by Brook Daley and the 2011 Officer Team. Mark Mauritzen was the winning recipient of the botany category with his project 'Rooting for Success.' Mark was also presented with his own FFA jacket after reading an essay entitled 'What the FFA Jacket means to Me.'

Program: Agriscience
Teacher(s):
Ginnie Strait


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Hamilton High - (2011-2012)
One of our very own has received a distinguished honor. Ginnie Strait, justifiably, has been named the AATA Teacher of the Year. Along with that honor, Ginnie was also named the San Tan District Teacher of the Year. Way to go, Ginnie!!

Program: Agriscience
Teacher(s):
Ginnie Strait


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Hamilton High - (2011-2012)
Please congratulate Tyler Reid for placing 3rd in the Advanced Thinking on Your Feet category of the JA You're Hired Challenge sponsored by Junior Achievement of Arizona and the University of Phoenix. This is the second year that Tyler has placed in the top 3 in the Thinking on Your Feet category. In the final round, Tyler had to articulate a one-minute professional response to a scenario involving ethics in the workplace.This competition is a great experience for the 23 FBLA students

Program: Business
Teacher(s):
Mike Lisi


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Hamilton High - (2011-2012)
The Annual Reception for the Chandler Education Foundation (400+) was catered by: Alabanza David, Brynna Evans, Aidan Allen, Celeste Dawes, Bralecia Evans, Tyler Fleetwood, Michael Barnes, Ariadna Lopez, Matthew Stark and Maren Waks.

Program: Culinary
Teacher(s):
Orlando Chaney


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Hamilton High - (2011-2012)
Mikayla England and Caitlin Malay catered the AVID Ceremony with over 250 delicious cupcakes!

Program: Culinary
Teacher(s):
Orlando Chaney


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Hamilton High - (2011-2012)
HHS Culinary Arts teacher, Orlando Chaney, was recognized as the Sun Lakes Rotary Club 'Teacher of the Month.' Orlando is touted as a 'very dedicated professional that cares deeply about the students in his class. We couldn't agree more!

Program: Culinary
Teacher(s):
Orlando Chaney


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Hamilton High - (2011-2012)
Orlando Chaney, Hamilton High School Culinary Arts teacher, has been named the Sun Lakes Rotary Teacher of the month. He will be honored and given an award at a Rotary breakfast scheduled for September 27th. Well deserved, Mr. Chaney!!

Program: Culinary
Teacher(s):
Orlando Chaney


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Hamilton High - (2011-2012)
We'd like to welcome our new addition to the Graphics program at HHS. Heather Wilson attended the University of Nebraska, receiving her BA in Art and a BS in Education. She didn't stop there! Heather also has a Masters in Educational Counseling. She is currently teaching photography and ceramics at HHS having the amazing opportunity to shadow our own Dave Faux, learning his expertise in Graphic Design. Welcome Aboard, Heather!

Program: Graphic Design
Teacher(s):
Heather Wilson


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Hamilton High - (2011-2012)
HHS Marketing student, Devin Vega, recently attended DECA's 65th annual International Career and Development Conference and took 4th place in the Entrepreneurship Participating Individual (ENPI) finals.

Program: Marketing
Teacher(s):
Ashley Roth


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Hamilton High - (2011-2012)
Five Hamilton High DECA students took home a win during the DECA State Conference held in March. Carmen Picarello took first place in the Hotel & Lodging Management (Individual Series). Lena Niman and Aishverya Dhole each received a 5th place status in the Travel and Tourism Team Series event. Makenzie Shepard and Kayla Greenwood each took 5th place in the Buying and Merchandising Team Series event.

Program: Marketing
Teacher(s):
Ashley Roth


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Hamilton High - (2011-2012)
Grace Arnpriester winning 1st place and 'best of show.'First place winners include: Taylor Schroeder, Haley Cohen, Alexa Terrell, Nicole Briones, and Jordyn Baxter.Second place winners include: Celena Gammon, Emily Grieb, Adam Gaetano, Jess Shires, Kaitlyn Wright, Bruce Foreman, Kendall Saba, and Tyler Owens. Third place winners include: Melody Kirshberg, Jordan Chavez, Tessa Martinez, Kaden Gardner, Sydney Brereton, Natalie Picht, and Toria Karas.

Program: Photo Imaging
Teacher(s):
Merle McKinnon


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Hamilton High - (2011-2012)
HHS Photo Imaging instructor, Heather Wilson was informed by the Arizona State Fair Photography competition staff that several of her students had received placement awards. Please congratulate: Emily Grieb – 2nd Place, Kaitlyn Wright – 2nd Place, Jessica Shires – 2nd Place, Ashley Slaughter – Honorable Mention

Program: Photo Imaging
Teacher(s):
Heather Wilson


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Perry High - (2011-2012)
Zak Guisti and Abel Moreno, will be showcasing their talents at the CUSD Wellness Expo on October 18th. They will be demonstrating the 'Preparation of Healthy Salads'- a 50 minute demonstration to not only show how to prepare a healthy dish, but how to present a fabulous dish!

Program: Culinary
Teacher(s):
Angela Stutz


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Perry High - (2011-2012)
The Chandler Unified School District Board Retreat was catered by: Nick Lowey, Zak Giusti and Francisco Medina.

Program: Culinary
Teacher(s):
Angela Stutz


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Perry High - (2011-2012)
Fashion Design student, Bree Zichichi, has been offered an intership with the valley's own Rebecca Turley – local designing sensation.

Program: Design and Merchandising
Teacher(s):
Kristin Pearson


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Perry High - (2011-2012)
Kristen Pearson, 2nd year CTE teacher at Perry High School has been rightfully selected as the FACS Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Kristen has gone above and beyond to bring her students into the rigors of the fashion world. Congrats, Kristen!

Program: Design and Merchandising
Teacher(s):
Kristen Pearson


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Perry High - (2011-2012)
Jordan Maes, Perry High School Graphics student, entered and won $500 in a logo contest sponsored by North Reserve Hotel Collective located in Canada. His logo will be used for their website, company flyers, business cards, vehicles and much more.

Program: Graphic Design
Teacher(s):
Caryn Butler


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