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All State Mixed Jazz Choir

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High school student and teacher smiling at the camera

This year, one of our Coal Ridge seniors, Alexis Bahena, went through a rigorous audition process including 3 stages of elimination to place into the elite All State Mixed Jazz Choir. The All State Mixed Jazz Choir sings in primarily 8 part vocal splits compared to most advanced choirs that sing in 4-6 part splits (wow!) Not only this, but Alexis was additionally selected as the featured soloist for the entire chart, "I Want You Back", which was backed up with the rest of the All State Mixed Jazz Choir and a professional Jazz Band. 

Here's what Alexis had to say about the opportunity:

"Participating in the Colorado All-State Jazz Choir was an honor that provided me valuable insights into vocal performance and the world of music. Upon learning that I was selected as a featured soloist for the concert, I felt a mix of both nervousness and immense gratitude. Although this opportunity required stepping out of my comfort zone, it turned out to be a defining experience for me. It fueled my passion to explore new musical opportunities and to continue pushing myself as a vocalist."

Congratulations Alexis!!! You make us more than proud!

CRHS 2nd Annual Souper Bowl

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Robotics Competition

Student building a robot
Student build a robot
Robot designed by students
the wheel of a robot

Get ready to save the date! February 3rd is about to get a whole lot more exciting with the Robotics team in town!

It's game time, and 16 teams are gearing up for a fun-filled day of autonomous and driver operated robots competing against each other. But this is not your average game.

This is FIRST® Tech Challenge - the ultimate student-centered program that unleashes creativity and sparks innovation. With every new game, teams get to design, build, test, and program their robots to perform a series of mind-blowing tasks. And that's not all! Participants and alumni of FIRST® get to unlock endless opportunities for education, career discovery, and exclusive scholarships. Plus, they get to join the FIRST® community for life!

So, come on down and cheer on the future innovators and disruptors!

Make A Wish Week

Asher Dancing Winter 2024
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young student dressed up for winter dance
Group photo at high school winter dance
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Young student smashing a pie in teachers face
young student playing in cotton stuffing

Coal Ridge High School put on a show-stopping "Wish Week" to support Make-A-Wish Colorado. The star of the show was Asher, an incredible young hero fighting a brain tumor. His second-grade class and family joined forces with the district to make his dream come true - a trip to Walt Disney World Resort in 2022! Read more about Asher's story here.

 

The fundraising events were hotter than a fresh batch of cookies, with students donning their finest hats, the Girls Basketball players getting whip cream pies in their faces, Boys Basketball getting silly stringed, Mr. Batson getting slimed and students dumping icy water on the athletic director's head! The result? An incredible $9,800 raised for Make-A-Wish Colorado! With the culminating event being a semi-formal dance, including Asher as the guest of honor.

 

The Kids For Wish Kids program from Make-A-Wish Colorado empowers young students to lead fundraising efforts and make wishes come true for sick children. This Wish Week was a perfect example of students flexing their communication and leadership skills and making a positive impact in their community. And the cherry on top? The whole event was planned and executed by the students themselves, with the Coal Ridge Student Council advisors lending a hand.