Scholl: Be proud of being a Chino Valley Cougar
Good evening, my name is John Scholl and I am the superintendent of Chino Valley Schools. First I want to congratulate the Chino Valley High School class of 2019, the 27th graduating class of CVHS.
In my address this evening I wanted to take a few minutes to share a little bit about the class of 2019. It is important to know that this is an outstanding class.
There are 153 seniors in the class of 2019.
During their tenure at CVHS, many of these seniors have competed with success at the local, state, and national levels in various academic and athletic competitions.
They are region champions in boys and girls soccer and baseball. They have a state title in girls soccer and 2 state titles in boys soccer.
Many of them have been named to all-region and all-state teams in their respective sports. We have an Arizona Interscholastic Association Student Athlete of the Year. We have a Prescott Area Leadership Youth of the Year.
We have students that have competed at the national level in the National History Day Competition. We have students that have competed at the state and national levels as part of FFA, FCCLA, Skills USA, and HOSA.
While at CVHS, 82 seniors, over half, have completed a career and technical education program.
These are programs leading to an industry certification in areas such as aviation, pre-engineering, culinary arts, drafting, automotive, welding, biotechnology, agriculture, electrical line worker, medical professions, computer network technology.
Many of these 82 students completed more than one program. Three students completed 3 CTE programs while at CVHS. In addition, three students were Yavapai College students of the year for their individual programs.
Of the students sitting in front of you now, 129, almost 85% of them, have completed at least one college dual enrollment class, meaning they took a college class and received high school credit as well.
Fifteen students have earned at least 30 credit hours which is equivalent to completing their first year of college. Collectively, these 129 students have earned over 2000 credit hours, saving over $200,000 in tuition.
Approximately three-quarters of the graduating class will be attending a college or university next year. This class earned almost $2.7 million in scholarships and awards to help them pay for their postsecondary education. This is almost double over last year’s class.
I would be remiss if I were not to mention that there are a few graduates who are choosing to get their postsecondary education a different way, by serving their country in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard. If you will be entering the armed forces, please stand.
My final message to the 2019 graduating class is be proud of where you come from, be proud of being a Chino Valley Cougar, and congratulations on taking your first step on your path to success. As you know, success begins with a Chino Valley High School diploma.