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Spring Academic All-State Selections

Congratulations to the following students who were selected for Academic All-State:

Nick Heath–Baseball
Mikayli Booth–Girls golf
Madeline Ricketts–Girls track
Jorgen Jensen–Boys track


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Alliance for Unity Scholarship

Seniors who qualify for free or reduced lunch, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, have been accepted at a post-secondary school, have consistent after-school work history, can show evidence of good citizenship and promotion of the values of unity, civility, and respect for others, as expressed in the Alliance’s mission statement.  Applications are also available in the counseling center at the scholarship desk.
Alliance For Unity

Scholarship Amount $2,000

Deadline: May 15, 2013


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Kaitlyn Huefner Awarded NIAAA Top Scholar Athlete

Kaitlyn Huefner received the NIAAA National Guard Minuteman Award. Top scholar athlete in the state. Way to go Kaitlyn!

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Kaitlyn Huefner Awarded NIAAA Student Athlete Scholarship


Congratulations to Copper Hills student Kaitlyn Huefner who was awarded the NIAAA Student Athlete Scholarship.  Only one female and one male in each state is awarded this scholarship every year .  Winners are given a plaque and a $1,000 scholarship.

Some of Kaitlyn ‘s accomplishments are lettering in track, cross-country, and basketball and she has a high GPA and ACT score.  The criteria for this award is quite rigorous and each applicant must submit an essay.  This year the essay subject was, ““How High School Athletics has Impacted my Life”.

We were very impressed with the essay she wrote and wanted to share a portion of it.


Sportsmanship to me is the ability to recognize the talent in someone else. It is accepting a loss with tact. Someone with good sportsmanship doesn’t let their emotions hijack their attitude. Sportsmanship requires self-control to not get upset over a bad referee call or a bad start on the track. It is acknowledging the opposing team is still human and treating them as such. It is retaining pride in yourself, your team, and your program. It is staying positive with your teammates as well as your opponents and never blaming one person for a loss. It is helping someone up after they fall. Sportsmanship is putting others before yourself. It is respect for your teammates, coaches, and opponents. One example that has really impacted me is that of two friends, Mac and Cam. Cam has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. No one would ever believe he would be on the track and cross-country teams. Yet he was. Mac is an incredible example of sportsmanship. He pushed Cam in his special running chair every day in practice and every race; he never missed a single one. Mac was an incredible athlete and could’ve competed with the best of the runners; but, instead of thinking of himself, Mac sacrificed his own glory and would-be awards to help out a friend. Cam loved to feel the wind as Mac pushed him and Mac never complained. I’ve always tried to be like Mac: to put others’ needs before my own.

Way to go Kaitlyn!  This is quite an accomplishment.

To find out more about the scholarship and its purpose go to the following link.

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CHHS Places 3rd in State Science Olympiad

Copper Hills High School placed 3rd in the State Science Olympiad at the University of Utah on Saturday April 13th, only a few points behind the top two teams. There were over 70 teams at state from schools around the state. Copper Hills also placed well in the two Regionals before state. The team placed in the top ten in 20 out of 24 events, placed in the top 6 in half the events, and medaled in 5 events.

Science Olympiad is one of the two most prestigious high school science competitions in the state with science fair.  “For the past 29 years, has led a revolution in science education. What began as a grassroots assembly of science teachers is now one of the premiere science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to 6,400 teams in 50 states. Science Olympiad’s ever-changing line-up of events in all STEM disciplines exposes students to practicing scientists and career choices, and energizes classroom teachers with a dynamic content experience.”  See the link for more info.  SOBrochure2013


Special congratulations to the following students for medaling:

3rd Place Astronomy- Alexander Holt and Tyler Kaiser
3rd Place Disease Detectives- Nicole Olsen and Mikyla VanWagoner
3rd Place Dynamic Planet (with $500 scholarship)- Cindy Giang and Tyler Kaiser
2nd Place Fermi Questions- Hunter Anderson and Matthew Hansen
2nd Place Robot Arm- Austin Scholes and Justin Trujillo

Members of the varsity team were Hunter Anderson, Jacob Anderson, Cindy Giang, Matthew Hansen, Taryn Hargraves, Alexander Holt, Tyler Kaiser, Lance Mochizuki, Kendall Munsey, Austin Scholes, Niocle Olsen, Justin Trumillo, Jacob Wamsely, Daniel Willeitner, and Mikyla VanWagoner. Junior Varsity team members are Victoria Beard, Paul Castellanos,  Tynan Davis, Quinn Everett, Natalie Holt, Santiago Leon, Ivy Tomala, and Kaleb Hall.

I’m so very proud of their hard work and grateful to all the community members, who helped them prepare!

Jen Tolbert- Mechanical Engineer for L3 Communications
Daniel Tolbert- Registered Nurse for University of Utah Hospital
Matt Steele- ATK (Engineer)
Meridith Perkins- Urban & Community Forestry Coordinator- Utah Division of Forestry
Marie Owens- Water Quality Manager for Jordan Valley Water Authority
Ray Eniss- Materials Engineer for Alleghany Technologies Titanium Plant
Francine Bardole- Crime Scene Investigator for West Jordan Police Department
Heidi Schubert- Assistant Research Professor for Department of Biochemistry University of Utah
Robert Baskin- Supervisory Hydrologist for U.S. Geological Survey
Heather Threlkeld- Science Teacher at Bingham High School
Wyldn Pearson-
Mary Meyer and Doug Merrill- Teachers at Copper Hills High School

The students did an awesome job!

Matthew Lund- Coach Copper Hills High School Science Olympiad Team

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CHHS Honor Society

Honor Society


Congratulations to the new members of the Copper Hills National Honor Society!

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American Red Cross Leadership Development Camp

Attention youth in 9th, 10th or 11th grades!!! The American Red Cross hosts a not-for-profit Leadership Development Camp for high school students in Utah and we invite you to apply!!!!

This camp will not only be a blast, it will change you forever and make you a better and more confident leader. It is not a boring sit all day in lectures kind of a camp, but you will learn more about yourself, the power of diversity and how to get involved in the community. You will have an amazing experience to put on your college, job and scholarship applications that will tell people you are the kind of person that is willing to take chances in order to be a better person and trust me, this looks really good and separates you from other youth immediately.

When: June 17th-21st
Where: Camp Pinecliff (near Coalville UT- buses will take you from SLC and Ogden)
Who: Those currently in 9th, 10th or 11th grades.

How much: $150 for the whole week, tons of food and everything you need. (some scholarships for $50 are available to those who financially qualify.  See  website for scholarship application)

How: Call 801-870-4533 to apply or fill out the attached application and email it to.<> (All applicants have an interview with us before they are accepted)

Check out our website  for more information and fill out the application and send it back to me. Remember that we only take 80 youth and we close off applications when the spots are filled so get it back to me as soon as possible if you are interested in going.

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$1,000 Salt Lake Tribune Scholarship Available

The Salt Lake Tribune is offering a scholarship for Utah high school seniors interested in a career in journalism and media.  $1,000 will be given to 15 Utah seniors who apply.  Requirements include a personal biography/resume detailing involvement/experience as student journalists; two examples of writing, photography, artwork/design or multimedia journalism; a letter of recommendation from a journalism adviser or another teacher or mentor.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 8, 2013.  Applications may be emailed to or sent to The Salt Lake Tribune, Attn: Lisa Carricaburu, 90 S. 400 W. Suite 700, Salt Lake City, U, 84101.  Scholarship recipients will be announced no later than May 22.

Questions can be addressed by email: or at 801-257-8716.

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Haley Medford is Recipient of the Challenge of Excellence Award



Congratulations to Haley Medford!  She was selected for the A.C.E. (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award provided by the West Jordan Exchange Club.  This award is given to students who have overcome challenges in their personal or family life and continue to strive for excellence.  She was honored at a breakfast on March 14th, and received a $500 scholarship.  The Exchange Club then selected her to advance on to the Rocky Mountain District for further award. Haley is an inspiration to many as she has battled Leukemia for the last year and a half  but continues to smile and accomplish her work, earning top grades.  We are proud of Haley and wish her the best!

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Dylan Luke Wins Gold at FCCLA Competition and Moves on to State

Congratulations to Dylan Luke who won gold at an area competition held on Feb. 12th.  He won in fashion design and had to design and sketch six original outfits, then make one of his own designs.  He will be moving on to State, which will be held April 18th and 19th.  Good luck at State Dylan!

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