ACHS Weekly Update – February 8, 2019

PTSA Staff Treat Day

Last Friday our awesome PTSA angels set up a beautiful spread of snacks and hot chicken vegetable soup for our staff in our newly renovated lounge.  It was a nice time to visit and enjoy some goodies.  We appreciate our PTSA very much for all they do for our staff, students and community.

     

 

Academic Decathlon Awards

This year the Academic Decathlon teams were given the curricular theme “The 1960s: A Transformational Decade.”  This is a team competition for high school students.  There are 9 students on a team, all from the same high school.  Within each team, there are 3 students who fall into the “A” GPA category, 3 “B” GPA category students and 3 “C” GPA category students.  There are ten events that students compete in.  Students in each grade category compete only against students in their same category.  This is a unique team event in that all levels of students work together to achieve academic excellence.

ACHS team members won awards in the following areas:

Essay:

o Bronze – Janne Salcedo

o Gold – Edison Hanchey, Emily Chang

Speech:

o Silver – Sergio Mercado

o Gold – Huy Nguyen, Emily Chang

Math:

o Bronze – Sergio Mercado

o Silver – Edison Hanchey

Music:

o Silver – Jacob Speth, Emily Chang

o Gold – Sergio Mercado

Economics:

o Bronze – Janne Salcedo

o Silver – Sergio Mercado

Art:

o Silver – Joshua Lau

o Gold – Janne Salcedo, Emily Chang

Science:

o Silver – Sergio Mercado, Edison Hanchey

o Gold – Jack Cadenhead, Emily Chang

Language & Literature:

o Bronze – Janne Salcedo

o Silver – Huy Nguyen

o Gold- Emily Chang

Social Science:

o Bronze – Emily Chang

Team Spirit Award:

o Jacob Speth

Highest Individual Score Award:

o Huy Nguyen, Sergio Mercado

 

National Letter of Intent Signing Day

On Thursday of this week, we held an event on the Outdoor Stage at Lunch celebrating our student-athletes who are committing to play at the collegiate level.  The student-athletes signing Letters of Intent were:

* Vinnie Alfino:  CSU San Marcos, Baseball

* Devin Huffman:  Oklahoma City University, Baseball

* Carson Anderson:  William Jewell University, Football

* Drew Carter:  Southern Utah University, Football

* Jack Holden:  Claremont McKenna College, Football

* Izaiah Lazaro:  Whittier College, Football

L-R: Devin Huffman, Vinnie Alfino, Carson Anderson, Izaiah Lazaro, Drew Carter, and Jack Holden