Panther Applause

celebrating 20 years of excellence



Congratulations to the following students who qualified for Nationals this past weekend with perfect or near perfect scores on their performances at the ITS festival:

Hayden Cruse

Natalie Goben

Nicole Dynak

Melanie Chandler

Brendan Walsh

Joey O'Donnell

Dylan Holladay

Amber Maritin

The following students also competed for college scholarships/acceptance and received callbacks and/or offers to multiple schools and conservatories:

Ryland Kaiser

Alex Oliver

Troy Houston

Hayden Cruse

Alyssa Jones

Nick Kennedy

Nicole Dynak

Girls BAsketball

The Girls Basketball teams had a very successful week. On Tuesday, both the JV and Varsity teams defeated Grapevine, with the Varsity score being 50-45.

The Varsity Girls traveled to Katy to participate in the Phillips 66 Invitational Tournament. The Lady Panthers were the runner up in this 32 team tournament. Both sophomores, Bryn Gerlich and junior Caitlyn Foster, were named to the All Tournament team. The game results are as follows
CHHS- 51, Katy Morton Ranch- 28
CHHS- 62, Cypress Creek- 21
CHHS- 44, Cypress Falls- 38
CHHS- 51, Friendswood- 41
CHHS- 41, Katy Tompkins- 44

The JV and freshman teams competed in the Mansfield tournament. The JV went 3-1 in the
tournament and the freshman girls went 1-2.

All teams play on Tuesday against FW South Hills. Game times are JV and freshman at 5:00 and Varsity at 6:30 at CHHS. The Lady Panthers hit the road on Friday for games at Arlington Sam Houston.

CHHS Girls gymnastics

The CHHS Girls Gymnastics placed 6th at the HEB Bell HS Invitational Gymnastics Meet, and Brenna Currie placed 10th place on the beam. Way to go!

CHHS Debate Team

Congratulations to the CHHS debate team for their performance at the University of Texas at Austin Longhorn Classic. Competing against 118 Public Forum debate teams from throughout Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma, juniors Miranda Nutt and Alina Shivji were semifinalists at the tournament. They lost the the tournament champions, Plano Senior, on a 2-1 decision in the semifinal round. Miranda was also named the top speaker in that division.

Percussionist, Grant Sarmiento

CHHS Senior Percussionist, Grant Sarmiento was a guest performer with the Richardson Symphony Orchestra this past Saturday. He performed at their Holiday Classics Concert at the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts. The Richardson Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1961 and is currently under the direction of Maestro Clay Couturiaux.

Panther Volleyball

The Lady Panther Volleyball team celebrated the season with a banquet on Monday, November 30th that proved to be a dazzling event.

Recipients of top awards for the year for varsity were:
Offensive player of the year- Lauren Evans
Defensive player of the year- Rachel Goodwin
Growth Award- Jill Dickens, Ashley Mckillop
5D Award- Tatum Ticknor
Templin Award- Mina McCure

Offensive player of the year- Isabel Murray
Defensive player of the year- Jillian Dits
Growth Award- Bryn Gerlich
5D Award- Grace Koper
Offensive player of the year- Alena Watson
Defensive player of the year- Kaylin Dunning
Growth Award- Sydney Price
5D Award- Shreya Roy/Abby Davis
Offensive player of the year - Kendall Ruffin
Defensive player of the year- Eva Lout
Growth Award- Brooke Wilhite
5D Award- Kylie Allen

Offseason players of the week are:
Freshmen- Abby Davis and Kaylin Dunning
Varsity- Isabel Murray and Lauren Evans


Kudos to all the participants, and congratulations to the winners of the 2015-16 CHHS PTSA's Reflections contest!!!

Award of Excellence - These entries advanced to the GCISD PTA Council level of judging in the following categories:

Literature - "Daydream" Raena Shah; Musical Composition - "Here" Karyssa Nelson; Visual Arts - "Limitless"- Brenna Tracy, "My Thoughts Taking Flight" Dipaly Hossain, "Flying to Life" Kayla Van Deren, "Imagination Will Take You Everywhere" Inaara Tharani

Award of Merit - Visual Arts - "The Five Within" Muna Mohamed, "Come to Life" Evangelina Hsu

Honorable Mention - Visual Arts "Letting Your Imagination Fly" Bliss Frazier, "The Whimsical World of Wonders" Skyler Lepschy"

panther cheer

The CHHS Panther Cheerleaders competed on Saturday, December 5 at the Universal Cheerleaders Associations North Texas Regional Competition held at Lewisville High School. The squad competed in two different competitions, Game Day and Traditional Large Varsity.

The cheerleaders brought home the following awards:
* 1st Place-Traditional Large Varsity

* Traditional Large Varsity National Bid/Qualifier

* 2nd Place-Overall Game Day (Co Ed & General)

* Game Day National Bid/Qualifier

Panther Cheer has qualified for the National High School Cheerleading Championship in both Game Day and Traditional Large Varsity. The NHSCC will be held in Orlando, Florida on February 5-8, 2016.


We did great at the Colleyville Heritage High School Wrestling Invitational!

Nick Wholferd placed 3rd

Ryan Sharp placed 3rd

Cade Alexander placed 4th

Varsity - overall 4th place

Todd Ahaus 4th

Ennis Ida 4th

Everett Owens 4th

Thomas Chapman 2nd

Travis Richards 1st

Trevor Kleckner 1st

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