School District Newsletter
Junior Achievement Award
Junior Achievement of Western PA recently created its 18 Under Eighteen list to recognize students throughout western PA and northern West Virginia who stand out in various areas including academics, social causes, entrepreneurial skills, and much more. As part of this year's class, the judges selected Braden Thomas, son of Eric, and Julie Thomas of Carrolltown, as one of the 18 students to receive this honor.
Braden Thomas was recognized at the inaugural Junior Achievement 18 Under Eighteen Gala which was held on February 22, 2022. Braden was accompanied by his family and teachers, Mrs. Manack and Mrs. Schirf.
The icy conditions on February 25th did not stop the Cambria Heights Forensics Team from competing in the District 14 competition. Within hours of announcing school closings, the tournament was quickly moved to a virtual format. This was the first and only virtual competition of the year, but the Cambria Heights competitors didn’t miss a beat.
Six students qualified to compete at the district level. Maya Legrand and Cassidy Davis competed in Oral Presentation of Poetry, Riley Hall and Jonathan Jolly competed in Prose, and Ian Hall and Zach Mislevy competed in Lincoln Douglas debate. All of the competitors did an excellent job in virtual format.
Special recognition goes to Zachary Mislevy. Zach swept the Lincoln Douglas category with all six of his judges scoring his debates as wins. Zach placed first in the competition and will move on to the state competition later in March.
Heritage Conference Academic Competitions
Technology Student Association Regional Conference
Cambria Heights High School TSA chapter competed at the regional conference on January 29th. We had fifteen students and teams compete in over 18 events. Our students did very well and several teams will be advancing to the state conference in April. Congratulations to all participants and winners
1st place Data Science & Analytics – Braden Thomas
1st place Debating Technological Issues – Team of Ian Hall & Zach Mislevy
1st place Fashion Design – Lyndsey Kitchen & Maya Legrand
1st place Technology Problem Solving – Team of Ian Hall & Ethan King
2nd place Coding – Team of Zach Mislevy & Cole Weiland
2nd place Future Technology Teacher – Lyndsey Kitchen
3rd place Future Technology Teacher – Austin Malenich
3rd place Prepared Presentation – Braden Thomas
3rd place Children’s Stories – Team of Morgan Link, Braden Thomas & Molly Hayes
3rd place Board Game Design – Team of Kenna Rogal, Rylee Bernecky & Abigail Zeglen
3rd place System Control – Team of Ian Hall, Zach Mislevy & Ethan King
4th place Technology Bowl Written High Score – Zach Mislevy
Peter R. Marsh Foundation Award
The Peter R. Marsh Foundation, established in 2002, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Camas, Washington. The Foundation initiatives have included teaching Servant Leadership management principles to small private and public institutions, and to recognize and award private citizens who instinctively and voluntarily serve others within their communities.
Braden Thomas was recently awarded with the Silent Student Servant Award. Along with the award, Braden was also awarded $500.
CH Hosts Laurel Highlands Speech League
On January 26th, Cambria Heights hosted the Laurel Highlands Speech League’s third invitational tournament. Nine schools attended the meet with 77 competitors and 20 judges filling the rooms and hallways. Many admirations and compliments were expressed by the visitors over the beauty of the renovation as well the advanced technological resources that the school has to offer.
There are 12 speech categories at each competition; the broad categories are public address, impromptu, and dramatic. The Cambria Heights team competed in their selected categories which included Public Forum Debate, Poetry, and Prose. Jonathan Jolly (freshman) placed third in Prose and Maya Legrand (senior) placed first in Poetry - the 2 most competitive categories in the league.
The team looks forward to the district competition on February 25th at Westmont Hilltop.
Read Across America Day
FCCLA State Leadership Conference
CHHS Child Development Read Across America Day
The CHHS Child Development class participated in Read Across America Day. The students read to the preschool and kindergarten students. The students planned various activities after reading their Dr Seuss books. Everyone had an enjoyable time.
Happy Birthday Dr Seuss!