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Chillicothe High School Celebrates Top 10 Graduates

As the school year comes to an end, we are so proud of our seniors, especially in a year like this one. Our top 10 students for the year exemplify our school’s dedication to academics and extracurricular involvement. Congratulations to these students on their hard work and many achievements throughout their educational career. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for them.

Abigail

Valedictorian: Abigail Fisk

Abigail earned a 4.69 GPA while taking eight honors, 11 AP and nine CCP classes during her time at CHS. She earned a 36 composite score on the ACT and has been named a National Merit Finalist and Scholarship recipient. In addition, she participated in National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Student Council, Keys 2 Success, symphonic choir, AIM and varsity swim. Following graduation, Abigail plans to major in biochemistry and pursue a career as a doctor.

Abigail

Salutatorian: Abigail Pendell

Abigail earned a 4.67 GPA while taking 10 honors, one AP, and 16 CCP courses during her time at CHS.  In addition, she participated in National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Beta Club, Tri-M Music Honor society, Science Bowl, Quiz Bowl, Interact Club, symphonic choir and CHS Theater. Abigail will attend Liberty University to major in biology with minors in Spanish and biblical studies. She plans to attend medical school and pursue a career in osteopathic medicine. 

Elsa

#3: Elsa Mendel

Elsa earned a 4.626 GPA while taking nine honors, four AP, and nine CCP courses during her time at CHS. In addition to her studies, she participated in National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Keys 2 Success, Beta Club, Key Club, HOBY Leadership Seminar, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Interact Club, varsity cheerleading, varsity track, symphony orchestra, OSU’s Plan to be Healthy Program and OHSAA’s Leadership Conference as a Cheerleader Representative. After graduation, Elsa plans to attend The Ohio State University and major in pre-pharmacy before earning her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and working as a retail or clinical pharmacist.

Stephanie

#4: Stephanie Hirsch

Stephanie earned a 4.583 GPA while taking four honors, three AP, and nine CCP courses during her time at CHS. She was also a member of Keys 2 Success and Youth in Government and participated in track, varsity volleyball, cross country and 4-H. After graduation, Stephanie plans to attend The Ohio State University to major in chemistry and pursue a career in the medical field.

Corrine

#5: Corrine Woods

Corrine earned a 4.546 GPA while taking seven honors, four AP, and six CCP courses during her time at CHS. While juggling her academic commitments, she participated in Lucky Lopers 4-H as the secretary, American Legion, Teen Institute, Keys 2 Success, Interact Club as the treasurer and vice president, varsity swim, varsity boys tennis, volleyball, varsity cross country, Little Blessings as the founder and director, Student Council as the vice president and executive president, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium’s ZooAide Volunteering Program, National Honor Society, AIM, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Chinese Club, Young Life and Beta Club. Corrine plans to attend Shawnee State University and major in biology on a pre-med track.

Sydney

#6: Sydney Wissler          

Sydney earned a 4.531 GPA while taking four honors, six AP, and 12 CCP courses during her time at CHS. She also participated in National Honor Society, Beta Club, Interact Club, Teen Institute, Keys 2 Success, Student Council, varsity swim, tennis and 4-H. Sydney plans to major in pharmacy at the University of Findlay with a future goal of obtaining her MBA, becoming a pharmacist and owning her own pharmacy.

Zachary

#7: Zachary Evans

Zachary earned a 4.517 GPA while taking seven honors, eight AP, and one CCP courses during his time at CHS. In addition, he participated in National Honor Society, Beta Club, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Society and soccer. After graduation, Zachary plans to attend college to major in computer engineering.

Kaden

#8: William (Kaden) Riffe

Kaden earned a 4.515 GPA while taking seven honors, five AP, and four CCP courses during his four years at CHS. He also participated in National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Keys 2 Success, AIM, Beta Club, Interact Club, varsity cross country and varsity baseball. Kaden will attend The Ohio State University in the fall and major in biology. He ultimately wants to become a sports medicine physician.

Christopher

#9: Christopher Henson

Christopher earned a 4.509 GPA while taking six honors, six AP, and one CCP course throughout his academic career. At the same time, he participated in National Honor Society, Science Bowl, Quiz Bowl, Beta Club, CAVS Media Crew, cross country, track, bowling and football. Christopher plans to major in chemical engineering.

Emma

#10: Emma Lambert

Emma earned a 4.465 GPA while taking eight honors, nine AP and two CCP courses during her time at CHS. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Keys 2 Success, Spanish Club, Beta Club, Interact Club, Key Club, Class Council and Young Life and participated in volleyball and swim. In the fall, Emma plans to attend The Ohio State University and major in pharmaceutical sciences. She eventually wants to earn her doctor of pharmacy degree to become a pharmacist.

Summer Learning Program Enrollment is Open

We’re thrilled to be offering our students a variety of different learning options, both in-person and online, this summer through our Summer Academics Programs. All programs are free of charge for CCSD students, and select programs will include transportation provided by the district upon request.

The Summer Academics Program offerings are listed below. For more information about the summer program, contact Alissa Putnam at alissa.putnam@ccsd.us or Joyce Braunlin at (740)775-4250 ext. 16115. Applications are due to the District Office by May 18, 2021.

Primary School:

  • Success by Six: Students entering kindergarten can enroll in this program by invitation only. The program, in partnership with United Way, strengthens kindergarten readiness.
  • K-2 Summer Boost: This program is offered to students currently in kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade and is focused on math and reading skills.
  • Third Grade Reading Guarantee: Current 3rd grade students who have not met the requirements of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee can enroll in this program.

Intermediate School:

  • 4-6 Summer Boost: This program is focused on math and reading skills for students currently in 4th, 5th and 6th grade.
  • Instrumental Music Tutoring: Current 6th grade students can enroll in this program at request of parents to focus on instrumental skills in a one-on-one setting.

Middle School:

  • Elevate Math: This program is available for current 7th and 8th grade students to focus on their math skills.
  • Elevate English Language Arts: Current 7th and 8th grade students who need to focus on literacy skills may enroll in this program.
  • Math and Reading Skills Tutoring: Current 4th-8th grade students enrolled in this program will focus on both math and reading skills in a one-on-one environment for up to two hours per week.

High School:

  • English II Recovery: This program is for high school students seeking to earn high school ELA credit or to retake the Ohio State Test in English II.
  • Algebra 1 Recovery: High school students seeking to earn high school math credit or to retake the Ohio State Test in Algebra I may enroll.
  • High School P.E.: Current or incoming high school students seeking high school credit may take this course.
  • High School Health: This program is for current or incoming high school students seeking high school credit.
  • ACT Prep: High school students planning to take the July ACT exam may take this course for preparation and practice.

Summer Academics Program