Classical Academy High School will be hosting its inaugural TEDx licensed event on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 5:00 pm. Hosted by the CAHS TEDed club, it will feature TEDx Talks from club members and other community professionals under the theme, Rethinking Tomorrow Together. Our speakers will share their ideas on how to transform the world into a better place for everyone. Register here to attend this free event.
Classical Academy High School senior Alexander Usher has been named a semifinalist in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. Alexander is one of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the United States competing for about 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million this year. The program screens students using the PSAT taken during their junior year in high school. Semifinalists represent the top 1% of high school seniors in the country.
The next stage in the competition requires Alexander and a school official to submit a scholarship application that details his academic record, leadership skills, extracurricular activities, and achievements. He must also write an essay and confirm his PSAT score with a similarly high SAT or ACT score.
Alexander is the only student in Escondido, one of only 180 in San Diego County, to be honored as a National Merit Semifinalist this year. He is also the Co-founder and Captain of an internationally competitive robotics team (Team RoboctoPI), a nationally ranked fencer, and the Founder of the CAHS TEDed club and organizer of the inaugural TEDxClassicalAcademyHS event. Alexander plans to pursue a degree and career in engineering upon graduation.
Coastal Academy High School sophomore Caitlin Simmers placed second in the Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro contest, held in Oceanside this past weekend. Caitlin won the Super Girl Surf Pro the past two years and is the youngest competitor. “I have been watching the Super Girl since I was eight and am happy I did well in my hometown,” she stated. Caitlin will be competing in the World Surf League (WSL) Challenger Series and plans to compete in Portugal and Hossager, France, in the coming weeks.
MadisonClaire Woulfe proudly accepted the Academic Achievement Award at the Ultimate International Miss California Preteen competition in early September. Held at Converse University, MadisonClaire was recognized among dozens of young women for her outstanding academic performance and perseverance in a global pandemic. She is currently titled as The United States of America Teen San Diego and plans to attend Coastal Academy High School in the fall.
At Classical Academy High School, sometimes you win and sometimes you learn! Principal Dana Moen shares the benefits of participating in high school sports, including improved physical, social, and emotional well-being, perseverance through adversity, and a stronger sense of community.
This October, classical Academy High School sophomore Nini Hodge will compete at the Morgan Grand National and World Championship Horseshow. Entering a new division on a new horse, she hopes to bring home the World Championship and National title. Nini holds two back-to-back world reserve titles, which placed her second-best globally. Nini attends the Personalized Learning Campus and finds the flexibility allows her to commute to her training barn in Lake Elsinore. She has competed in Las Vegas, Arizona, and Oklahoma, and California.