• 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