Collierville High School

CHS has 11 National Merit Semifinalists and 12 Commended Scholars

News and Announcements

CHS Knowledge Bowl Team Defeats Whitehaven

Congratulations to Collierville High School’s Knowledge Bowl Team. Our team consisting of captain Nima Babajani, Richard Li, Sri Choudannavar, Nick Gomez, and Preetham Sanketh defeated Whitehaven Tuesday night in the 1st Round of the WREG Knowledge Bowl Tournament. Be sure to congratulate these students. Go Dragons!
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Spanish Classes Build Ofrendas to Celebrate Día de los Muertos

Friday, October 27th all of the advanced level Spanish classes celebrated Día de los Muertos by honoring nine different deceased famous people. This festive and fun Mexican holiday traditionally takes place November 1st and 2nd, coinciding with All Saints and All Souls Days. It is a time to remember those who have passed by inviting the spirits back and building ofrendas with their favorite foods and objects. In the annual contest, Frida Kahlo took 1st, John Wayne 2nd, and Carrie Fisher 3rd. Click on the link to read more about this popular Mexican and Latin American celebration.
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Summer Cultural Enrichment Program at Princeton University

The High School Diplomats Program at Princeton University: Fostering Japanese and American Cultural Exchange High School Diplomats (HSD) is a cultural enrichment program that brings together 40 American and 40 Japanese high school students. This 10-day scholarship based program gives students a chance to build relationships and learn about Japanese and American culture. Click on the link to learn more about this opportunity and to hear from CHS senior, Cullen Bertram, on his experiences in the program last summer.
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CaringBridge created for Coach O’Neill

A CaringBridge has been set up for Coach O’Neill. Click on the link to get updates on his status and give encouragement to him along the way. Dragon Nation wishes all the best to Coach O’Neill and his family on his journey to being cancer free.
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Cast for Almost, Maine Has Been Named

The cast for the in-the-round production of, Almost, Maine, has been named. Almost, Maine is directed by Cooper Clack and assistant directed by Will Beck III. The production runs January 18th-21st and admission is $8 per person, in advance only. Click on the link to see the outstanding cast.
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CHS Now Has Ten Students With a Perfect ACT Score

Congratulations to the following CHS Seniors for achieving a perfect score on the most recent ACT: Nirmal Bhatt, Anurag Epparla, Ben May, Rachel Shin, and Maia Woodard. This brings the total number of CHS seniors with a perfect ACT score to 10, joining Richard Li, Akaash Padmanabhe, Nick Hayes, and Kendell Sewell. Only 1/10th of 1% of students taking the ACT score a perfect 36.
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#DragonsDontBackDown T-shirts to Support Coach O'Neill

The CHS football boosters will selling t-shirts to help support Coach O'Neill, who was recently diagnosed with throat cancer. Coach O'Neill is a Tom Petty fan and the song Won't Back Down has become a theme song for his journey to being cancer free. #DragonsDontBackDown t-shirts will be on sale Thursday night at the stadium from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10.00 and supplies are limited. Sizes available are Adult Small thru 4XL. Everyone is encouraged to wear the shirt to school on Friday and at the game against Arlington that night.
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Updated Construction Photos of the New CHS

Construction on the new high school is moving along quickly. In the featured photo you can see the progress made on the main campus with work on the sports facilities going on in the top left. In the other photo you can see the preparation for the construction of the state of the art sports facilities.
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