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CHHS is Awarded Sportsmanship Award



Thanks to all the students, parents, and faculty that helped us win the Sportsmanship Award from the UHSAA.


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Justin Hammond Awarded $10,000 Comcast Scholarship

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Justin Hammond was one of 35 Utah seniors who recently received a scholarship from Comcast.  The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship program recognizes the academic achievements, demonstrated leadership and commitment to community service of college-bound Utah seniors with one-time $1,000, (5) $5,000 & (1) $10,000 scholarships.  At a special luncheon in the Utah State Rotunda he was awarded  the only $10,000 scholarship!!
Justin is an amazing student who, in addition to his likability and great academic record, is an entrepreneur.  He has his own business repairing iPods,  iPads, iPhones, etc.  Congratulations Justin!

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Copper Hills in Top Two at State ASL Competition

Congratulations to all the students who competed in the State ASL Competition last Saturday.  There were 16 schools across the state of Utah that participated.  Copper Hills came away with 19 medals and was one of the top two contenders.   Here are the students who placed:
Level 1 Students
Expressive Category (Signing a story)
1st- Laura Ruiz
3rd- Branson Hirschi
Level 2 Students
ABC Story
2nd- Lindy Lafleur
Expressive Category
2nd- Shae Henrie
3rd- Ashley Woolfenden
Receptive Category
2nd- Amy Carpenter
3rd- Megan James
3rd- Larissa Jiron and Reagan Stirling
Level 3 Students
Deaf Art
1st- Reggie Haymond
Deaf Cinema
1st- Melissa Wight, Lia Hill, Amanda Waldron
2nd- Jonathan Higginbotham, Alexia Diaz, and Katie Singleton
2nd- Melissa Wight
ABC Story
2nd- Hailey Robinson
3rd- Lia Hill
Just as a side note, there are only 3 categories level 1 students can participate in, but there are 8 categories level 2 and 3 students can participate in. These students did such an incredible job representing Copper Hills!

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Copper Hills Students Take National Latin Exam and Score Big

Awards 2013 NLE

This year the Latin students took part in the National Latin Exam during mid-March.   Here are the results:
1st year students:
John Wright: Certificate of Achievement
Tiffany Gotberg: Certificate of Achievement
Milade Rivas: Ribbon for Outstanding Achievement
Rachel Davis:  Ribbon for Outstanding Achievement
James Elliott:  Ribbon for Outstanding Achievement
2nd year students:
Kirstin Pettersson:  Certificate, Cum Laude
Miranda Hamilton:  Certificate, Cum Laude
Marissa Vasquez:  Silver Medal, Maxima Cum Laude
Jessica Simmons:  Silver Medal, Maxima Cum Laude

Congratulations to all of these students!

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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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Juniors: SUU Scholarship Opportunity


The Governor’s Honor’s Academy invites you to apply!

Participant Qualifications:

  • Utah student
  • US Citizen
  • Minimum GPA 3.75
  • ACT test

The Academy incorporates an intense learning experience that takes place in the classroom and in Southern Utah’s beautiful landscapes. These learning experiences work hand-in-hand with exciting activities that help participants create lasting friendships and a love of learning. Students are given leadership and teamwork opportunities during the Academy, preparing them to provide leadership in their schools and communities.

Those that are current high school juniors are welcome to apply. The cost of the Academy is $1000 for all expenses of the 9 day Academy. Selected participants will receive a sponsorship packet, detailing how to raise money towards their $1000 fee (monthly payments may also be arranged). Those participants who attend the entire Academy will receive 6 college credits and a 4-year scholarship to Southern Utah University.

The deadline for the application is March 4th. No postmark documents are accepted.

For further details, email or 435.586.7741

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CH Student Melissa Ivie Recognized by Various Organizations

Melissa Ivie, a student at CHHS, was recently recognized by two organizations.  The first was the SaltLake chapter of Soroptimist International, a women’s service organization.  She received the honorable mention Violet Richardson award for service.  She and the 1st place winner were honored at a banquet on Feb. 27th, where she spoke on her experiences with service.  This award is based on a program she initiated working with the U.S. Dream Academy, teaching robotics to low-income kids. The award comes with a $250 cash scholarship.  More information can be found at the following link.

The second award was from the NationalCenter for Women and Technology (NCWIT).  She was chosen as one of 10 Utah affiliate winners of the Award for Aspirations in Computing.  They will be honored at a luncheon in March at the University of Utah.  Information on the award can be found at the following link.

Last year Melissa also received a $500 scholarship from the Air Force as part of the regional science fair (as well as 6 other awards from the fair itself and other companies and organizations)  She also received a $500 grant from to buy robots for her service projects.

Congratulations Melissa!  We have a feeling you will accomplish some amazing things in the future.

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Katie Wishart Wins “Best of Show” in Art Show

Congratulations to Katie Wishart who won “best of show” for her acrylic painting at the USU/College of Eastern Utah art show.

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Westminster Exemplary Achievement Award

Hello and Happy New Year,

Great news! Your students can apply for the Westminster Exemplary Achievement Award.
In rewarding exceptional achievement, Westminster seeks to honor students who will enrich our community of learners as they embody the high value we place on excellence.

We will be awarding:
                 3 Awards of $25,000      15 Awards of $5,000      10 Awards of $2,000

If you know of students that have excelled in any area, they may qualify! Some examples include but are not limited to:
  • Civic Participation and Community Service
  • The Fine Arts or the Performing Arts
  • Work Experience and Entrepreneurship
  • Athletics
  • The Sciences
  • Journalism and Writing

You can find the Exemplary Achievement Award application online. Please remind students to submit their application along with all supporting materials by February 1, 2013.

To be considered for an Exemplary Achievement Award, students must be admitted at Westminster College. For more information about Westminster’s undergraduate application process, click here.


Darlene Dilley
Director of Admissions
Westminster College
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
801-832-2200 or 800-748-4753

P.S. Learn more about our Deferment Policy and Guidelines here.


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CHHS Student Receives Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship

Congratulations to Justin Hammond for receiving the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship. 35 students in Utah receive this one-time award in the amount of $1,000 for use towards college costs and expenses. Scholarship awards are for students who demonstrate a strong commitment to community service and must display leadership abilities in school activities or through work experience.  Way to go Justin!

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