Congratulations to all of our seniors who were recognized at the sports recognition program on Wednesday. We have 132 senior athletes this year and many of them are going on to play sports in college, joining the military and attending colleges and universities next year.
Every year, Conway Corporation gives a $500 scholarship to the top male and female scholar athlete (athlete with the highest GPA). This year’s winners were Meredith Ott and Harrison Dawson. They are both members of the swim team and represented Conway well in the classroom and the pool.
Conway Corporation also gives a $250 scholarship to the top male and female athletes (voted on by the coaches). This year’s winners were Hailey Estes and Austin Norris. Hailey participated on the basketball and soccer teams and will be playing basketball at Henderson State in the fall. Austin participated on the football and track teams and will be playing football at UCA in the fall.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) had 18 students place in the top five of their events at the State Leadership Conference on April 5th. We will be taking 16 of these students to the National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA June 27th – July 3rd. These students have worked very hard and we can’t wait to see what they accomplish at the national level.
CHS Mock Trial team members took time today to thank Matt Brown, the teams' attorney coach for the competition. They presented Mr. Brown with a signed teams photo and his favorite drink, Diet Dr. Pepper! Mr. Brown spent many weekends working with the teams, helping them prepare their court cases, witness questioning, and witness testifying. Thank you Matt Brown for having a positive impact in the lives of CHS students!
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2259 awarded CHS students for winning entries in the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest. This year's theme was "My Vision for America." From the VFW website,
"The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program (VOD) in 1947 to provide students grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles.The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each (state) VFW Department wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C."
Meet our Conway High School essay winners:
Braeden Davis also placed 3rd in the the VFW state competition and received a $1,000 scholarship.
Congratulations to the following students who advanced to National History Day competition in Washington, D.C. following their success at Saturday's State History Day competition.
Conway High School had the most overall first place finishes among the schools competing.
The students will be representing Conway and the state of Arkansas at the National History Day competition at College Park, Maryland, outside of Washington, D.C., in June.
The CHS Quiz Bowl team will be defending its 7A state championship title once again at AETN on April 23rd at approximately 2:00 pm against Fayetteville High School.
Front left to right: Ryan Swann, Matt Depner, Tanner Ruth, Hunter Davis, Jillian Tang, Megan Haase, Peter Grant, Matt Sweere, Savannah Raup
Back Row left to right: Zelda Engeler-Young, Joe Coker, Blaine Booher, Tim Ablondi, Jesus Orellana, and Jack Lester
Bricks for the Wampus Cat Courtyard can now be purchased to honor the Class of 2016.
Bricks are $100 and can be purchased to honor a senior or a group of seniors. Bricks are placed in the Wampus Cat Courtyard between the high school building and the cafeteria. You can order online at cpsfoundation.com/courtyard. The deadline is May 31. Great idea for graduation gifts!
Congratulations to the following students for winning and placing at FBLA State Conference. Students that placed in the top positions will be attending Nationals in Atlanta this summer. We are so very proud of everyone that competed and all the hard work that went into the competition process.
CHS bands, choirs, USAF band, and Singing Sergeants
Fifteen interns from CHS recently earned National Career Readiness Certificates. The Arkansas CRC is being promoted through the governor’s office and the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services in an effort to ensure that a newly hired employee has the skills required for 21st century jobs. The CRC certifies that a person has core employability skills required across multiple industries and occupations. The certificate will help distinguish job seekers from the competition and help them enhance their workplace skills. Arkansas has joined twenty other states who have implemented the certification as a part of workforce development.
The interns participated in KeyTrain instruction during the fall semester. This instruction included targeted, self-paced instruction in three areas: Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information. This determined their eligibility to take the WorkKeys assessments.
Paige Ashcraft, Ethan Beard, Blaine Booher, Melodie Moore, and JT Toal earned the “Gold” level of certification. This means that they have core employability skills for 90% of jobs profiled by WorkKeys.
The following students earned “Silver” level certification: Rachel Battisto, Rileigh Bush, D’Nea Coats, Sean Emerson, Lars Jesperson, Baylea Johnson, Mica Walter, and Kendra Wooley. This level shows that they have core employability skills for approximately 65% of jobs profiled by WorkKeys.
Alondria Benton and Makaila Payne earned the “Bronze” level of certification, which means that he has employability skills for 30% of the jobs profiled by WorkKeys.
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