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36 June 2 - 15, 2012 Relay for Life – Seventy-two students Chandler High Wolves

from Chandler High’s IB program and Interact Club walked in a Relay for Life event held recently at Basha High’s football stadium. CHS Relay for Life Captains Dhruv Patel and Krista Moller organized the students, who walked in shifts from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. and raised more than $11,000 for research to end breast cancer. CHS parents and teachers stayed the night with the students who represented CUSD and CHS with enthusiasm and honor. Making the list – Chandler High School

is listed in Newsweek’s latest national ranking of the top 1,000 high schools. At 543 on the list, Chandler High is the highest ranking open-enrollment public high school in Arizona. The Newsweek ranking is based on schools across the country that have proven to be effective in turning out college-ready grads, and is based on a combination of factors, including college matriculation rate, AP courses offered per student, college- entrance exam scores and more. —Dave Constance, Sherry Gore

Car wash - Visit McDonald’s at Chandler Heights and Alma School Road from 8 a.m. to noon Sat., June 2 for a car wash to raise funds for Hamilton’s JV cheer squad. Proceeds go toward cheer competitions and new uniforms. –Lesley Anderson

Hamilton High Huskies

Arts smarts – Knox recently hosted its first “Celebrate the Arts, Full STEAM Ahead” night for Knox students and their families. The event featured students’ visual and performing artwork at Knox and the new Knox Gifted Academy, including a student art show, student musician performances, demonstrations by Phoenix Art Museum and Gangplank and more. —Sandy Ashbaugh

Knox Knights Horizon Eagles

Youth YOUTH CHRONICLES Jake Hum, Pateek Pinisetti and

THEY KNOW BOOKS: Winners of HCLC’s Battle of the Books, some in costume, are, from left, Hannah McGerty, Matt Butler, Finley Lindsey, Morrison Dietz and Natalie Huffman. Submitted photo Book smarts – “The Avengers,” the

team from Horizon Community Learning Center’s grades 5-6, is the winner of the 2012 Battle of the Books contest. Students in fifth- through eighth grades competed in small groups testing their knowledge of 11 different books in a game show style competition complete with buzzers. More than 800 students, staff members and parents packed HCLC’s gym to watch the fast-paced game.

Yash Pershad, students at BASIS Chandler, recently competed in the two-day Arizona Scholastic State Chess Championships, where they placed eighth in the K-6 section and sixth in the K-9 section. Jake placed third in K-6, Pateek placed first in K-9 and Yash placed sixth in K-9. Shakthi Srinivasan of BASIS Chandler advances to the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest June 10 through 14 at University of Maryland, College Park, after placing second in the state competition in the Junior Historical Research Paper category with her paper “Gandhi’s Non- Violent Revolution for India’s Freedom and Social Reform and its Relevance for Our World Today.” Shakthi also received a Special Award for Best Entry on Ethnic or Family History. National History Day is a year-long program that engages students in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics. Meera Kumor of Chandler and

Riley Fitzgerald of Ahwatukee, seniors at Horizon Honors High School in Ahwatukee, are winners of a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship for their strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in

rigorous college studies. They were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors. Kathleen Looney of Chandler

is a state finalist in the Junior Teen Division of the National Miss Arizona State Pageant. The pageant will be held June 23 and 24 in Scottsdale. The Legacy U12 ‘00’ Red Girls

and the Legacy U15 ‘97’ Red Girls are the Arizona State Cup Champions and will go on to represent Arizona in their age groups at U.S. Youth Soccer’s Far West Regionals June 18 through 24. The Legacy U12 ‘00’ Red Girls are coached by Karine Inoue and the Legacy U15 ‘97’ Red Girls are coached by Kevin Boyd and Nick Markette. The Legacy U17 ‘95’ Boys, coached by Nathan Fairchild and Kevin Biniazan took third place in the state. Info: Basha High School in Chandler

is the Lou Gehrig Division winner in the 2011-12 High School Blood Drive Challenge held by United Blood Services for achieving the highest percentage of blood drive participation compared to schools with similar populations. Info:

EVENING HOURS AVAILABLE! Now open until 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.


Downtown Chandler

6:00 to 10:00 p.m. ART WALK

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