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Carbondale Community High School #165



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CCHS named one of U.S. News and World Report America?s Best High Schools 2010.
In the past school year, CCHS students:
Placed 5th Nationally in Scholar Bowl
Competed in the State Finals on Speech Team and Science/Engineering Team
Ranked 3rd in the state and 2nd in their division as part of the CCHS Music Program
Earned status as All-State Musicians, Mr. Townsend awarded National Band Director of Year
Won the 2011 SIU Math Field Day Competition
Won the St. Louis Area Physics Competition with the CCHS Physics Team
Placed 6th in a State Final Speech Event
Participated in CCHS Summer programs with nearly 500 other students
Won multiple awards on national exams in Spanish, French, and German
Competed at the State level Science Fair
Competed in the National Skyscraper competition which a CCHS team won in 2009
Communicated with videos, blogs, twitter, and wikis through the use of technology
Went on a field trip to Memphis with African American History Club
Skyped with authors and educational experts
Performed in a fall and spring plays
Won the African American Knowledge Bowl
Competed in the Cardboard Boat Regatta at SIU
Performed in many concerts and talent shows during the year
Participated in the Annual Multi-cultural festival
Interned in Washington D.C. with the A. P. Government class
Participated in literary performances at the Book Fair, Poetry Night, and African American Read-In
Raised funds for flooding victims
Received over $250,000.00 in scholarships
Created the online publication Imagination in Motion
Took dual-credit and advanced placement classes to start college