July 2017 CH Student Profiles

July 2017 CH Student Profiles
Posted on 07/03/2017

Oakdale Student Wins National PTA Reflections Contest

Oakdale Elementary’s Sarah Baros was among three talented Canyons District students to win honors at the 2016-2017 National PTA’s Reflections Contest. The nationally-acclaimed student recognition program encourages artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities were invited to participate and explore the arts based on the theme: What Is Your Story? Baros won for photography. 

Thank you, Charisse!

On June 1, a special open house celebration was held at Brighton High School to recognize Charisse Hilton, who has been the principal at Brighton High School for the past nine years. Charisse will move on to another position in the Canyons District in the next school year, and she will be missed in Cottonwood Heights. Thanks for all you’ve done for the youth in our community, Charisse!

BHS Athletes Lauded for Academic Prowess

Two BHS Bengals — Christian Richard and Elizabeth Walker — were presented Academic All-State Awards this spring for excelling in sports while maintaining high grade point averages (GPA). The awards are announced each sports season by the Utah High School Activities Association with this latest round going to athletes in track and field and golf. These two athletes boast a combined average GPA of 3.999, and they bring Brighton’s All-State honorees to six for the 2016-2017 school year. 

5A Boys Track and Field 

Christian Richard, Brighton

5A Girls Golf 

Elizabeth Walker, Brighton

Supplemental Kindergarten: A Big Idea for Little Kids

There’s still time to apply for a spot in Canyons District’s innovative program for kindergarten-age students. Several elementary schools are accepting applications for the Supplemental Hours of Instruction classes for the 2017-2018 school year, a groundbreaking early-childhood academic initiative. Any student who is 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2017, is welcome to apply. Interested families can apply and find answers to frequently asked questions online at https://ksih.canyonsdistrict.org/ksih/start.cfm

Congrats to the BHS Class of 2017!

On June 6, 439 students walked through commencement at the Maverik Center. Congratulations to these devoted Bengals for all their hard work. Among some of the great Bengal achievements, Brighton was among three CSD high schools to rank in Utah’s top 10 for Advanced Placement exam participation or pass rates. Emily Hyde was among 2,500 high school seniors in the country to be named a National Merit Scholar. Six BHS athletes were presented Academic All-State Awards for excelling in sports while maintaining high grade point averages (GPA). Brighton's Brayden Stevens won the 5A Wrestling State Championship. In her commencement speech, Brighton High Principal Charisse Hilton detailed the accomplishments of the Class of 2017, a copy of which can be found on the city's website at CH.utah.gov.

Bengal swimmer Rachel Butler took first in the 500 freestyle, and helped carry her 200 medley relay teammates Ava Binder, Brooke VanBrocklin and Anna Hibbard to a first-place finish at the State Swimming Championships. Bengal Jack Binder took first in the 100 breast stroke.

New Youth City Council Officers Sworn in

The incoming officers for the Cottonwood Heights Youth City Council were sworn in on May 23. The officers will serve for the 2017-18 school year. The YCC is a great opportunity for high school-age students to learn about local government and volunteer during city events, like the upcoming Butlerville Days celebration on July 21-22.