CHS Top Ten News Stories 2012-2013
By Mackenzie Kirksey
10. Old Town Coppell Renovation
9. CHS Film Festival
8. Presidential Election
6. Bond Election
1. It can be difficult to decide what to spend money on. For citizens of Coppell, they were faced with that very choice on May 11th, aka bond election day. The $79.5 million dollar Bond would go towards building a new elementary school, refurbishing all schools with high-end technological equipment, and updating athletic departments. It is rumored that this coming year, every student will receive an iPad, that will contain textbooks, assignments, and other necessities. The bond election will, without doubt, change the way CHS works.
5. Soccer Team wins State
1. Winning state is one of the biggest goals for any sports team. For the CHS boy’s varsity soccer team, it became a reality. After a successful season, they victoriously took state head on. CHS anxiously awaited the win, and at last it had been conquered. The team was filled with joy and relief, and many would agree that the win was wholeheartedly earned. Each member of the soccer team had put forth their time, effort, and persistence, and it fully paid off.
1. With fall in the air, students have their mind on 2 things. Friday night lights, and the annual homecoming dance. At the dance, all the grades form together for a night filled with dancing and mingling with friends. The homecoming attendance is very high, with most of CHS students attending in big groups. With the theme being “Mardi Gras”, attendees were decked out in beads, and the host Dallas Market Hall was complete with green, yellow, and purple balloons and other festive decorations. Overall, it was a successful night, and one to remember.
3. 1st baby powder throwing
1. “I believe… I believe that we… I believe that we will… I believe that we will win!!!” the cheer echoed through the Coppell Cowboys football stadium. On the last “win” chant, hundreds of students tossed up handfuls of baby powder. The effect was breathtaking. Among the billowing cloud of powder, heads bobbed up and down, in a rhythmic sea of cheers. This event is perhaps one of the most well known examples of how incredible the student section at CHS is. Video footage of the powder throw went viral on multiple social media sites, and it quickly became a tradition at home games.
2. Shattered Dreams
1. The CHS juniors and seniors gathered together to witness a program that would impact their lives forever. Shattered Dreams, a student run simulated car crash scene, brought a solemn shadow over the school. To make the scene as realistic as possible, a previously destroyed car was towed into the CHS parking lot, and students that volunteered to participate were decked out with makeup and fake wounds. To complete the program, a care flight helicopter and ambulance were present to whisk the actors away. It was a very heartbreaking, yet powerfully convincing way to get students to be careful while driving.
1. Relay For Life
1. Relay for Life was an event that took place at Wagon Wheel Park in Coppell. It consisted of literally an all night festival, beginning at 7:00pm and ending at 7:00am. Benefitting cancer survivors and research teams, the fest began with an illuminaria ceremony celebrating the lives of those impacted by cancer. The attendance of relay for life was through the roof, with hundreds of people gathering to participate in the festivities. Activities ran throughout the night, such as a group zumba dance session, a silent auction tent, multiple snack stands, and a variety of sport games. Overall, it was a great experience for everyone who attended.