Rachel Brooks, grade 12, was named a 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholar! Congratulations, this is a great honor!
Rachel is one of 161 high school seniors in the nation, and one of 2 in Connecticut! Her selection was based on her scholastic achievement, artistic excellence, career preparation, demonstrated leadership ability, community service, strong character, and commitment to high ideals. View the full letter HERE.
“As special as this honor is regarding Rachel’s accomplishments, it is who she is as a person which is even more impressive. Rachel is a young woman who has risen to an unbelievable level of excellence while working through some extensive health challenges which would have derailed most people. She has maintained an attitude of hope, an attitude of humility, a focus on other people, and an appreciation for her Savior,” reflected Dr. Michael Dube, Head of School at CHS.
Congratulations to senior Saige Batza on her next steps at the University of New Haven! She was chosen out of 1,400 students to be interviewed about her enrollment for this coming fall. We are excited to see all that is in store for her as she steps into her college career as a psychology major! #gochskingsmen Full Article.
Congratulations to Rachel Brooks, who was named as semifinalist in the 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program! The semifinalists were selected from nearly 6,500 candidates expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2021.
Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 57th year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of their accomplishments in many areas – academic and artistic success, accomplishment in career and technical fields, leadership, strong character and improvement in school and the community.
The Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of up to 32 eminent citizens appointed by the President, will select the finalists, and the U.S. Department of Education will announce the Scholars in May. Full Article.
CONGRATULATIONS TO SOFIA KHAN!
The Laws of Life Essay program is a character-education essay-writing contest that includes students reflecting, writing and discussing their laws of life (ethical values) that help people live productive and meaningful lives. Laws of Life values should lead to positive and life-affirming essays. The essays may describe and analyze the laws of life of individuals in history, literature or in their own life story. Great job, Sofia!
The 2021 Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair will be virtual this year. Congratulation to these four Grade 11 students who will be participating: Nathan Nagel, Max Barbagallo, Natania Muriel, Luke Audie (as pictured below). The Finalist Awards Ceremony will be held March 20.