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4300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson Arizona 85718
Phone number: 520-209-8300 | Fax: 520-209-8520
Attendance Line: 520-209-8318
Counseling Office 520-209-8305
Health Office: 520-209-8304
Athletics Office: 520-209-8412
Registrar: 520-209-8385
School Code: 030476

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Dr. Chomokos' Bragging Corner

Congratulations to Ricardo Sosa who won a Gold Medal in the interview category at the Academic Decathlon competition on February 4th. He also won an honorary trophy for getting a perfect score in his interview.

Congratulations to the Graphic Design team of Ahmed Khaled, and Maryann Lieu, and one other student who won 2nd place against 6 other schools at the Graphic Design Regional Championships on Friday February 10th. Individually, Maryann Lieu placed 2nd overall. Her design won the t-shirt competition and she placed 3rd in the Theatre logo competition.

Congratulations to (3) CFHS students who placed in the top 10 at the Photography Regional Competition on Friday February 10th. Students competed with over 100 students and 10 schools in a variety of events including Photoshop Challenge, On-Site Photo Shoot, Portfolio Review and Themed Photo.

1st Place: Liz Ketcham

2nd Place: Tai Huesgen

7th Place: Addison Shinn

3rd Place Themed Photo Viewer’s Award: Jason (Jaemin) Han

Congratulations to Megan Kirts - CFSD Teacher of the Year!!!

CFHS honored 8 students for their hard work and dedication to academics and athletics. The following scholar athletes signed their letter of intent to attend college while continuing their pursuit of excellence in the classroom and in competition. Congratulations!

Blake RashadFootballPima Community College
Derrick MurrayFootballGlendale Community College
Rhett RodriguezFootballUniversity of Arizona
Bryan BeckonFootballSouthern Utah University
Olivia LaiSoccerAmerican University
Max MichalczikFootballNorthern Arizona University
James StewartFootballSouth Dakota School of Mines
Brandon SmithFootballPima Community College

Congratulations to the DECA students who brought home 12 medals at the Region 3 DECA Competition!

Carter Eckel2nd PlacePrinciples of Marketing

Miriam Arden
Best Overall Role
1st Place
Top 10% Statewide
Role Play-Principles of Marketing
Principles of Marketing
Written exam
Taylor Curry1st PlaceQuick Service Restaurant Management
Nathan Pagel3rd PlaceSports & Entertainment Marketing
Jose Borquez & Isaac Malagon1st Place Travel & Tourism Team Decision Making
Ashley Lamb & Izabella Ortiz3rd PlaceTravel & Tourism Team Decision Making
Campbell Rogers & Lauren Vaz Best OverallRole Play Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making
Gabriela Grodzki3rd PlaceApparel and Accessories Marketing

Diego Nunez
Best Overall
1st Place
Top 10%
Role Play-Automotive Services Marketing
Automotive Services Marketing
Statewide Written exam
Joseph Simmons2nd PlaceBusiness Finance
Valeria Almeida3rd PlaceBusiness Finance
Ryan Gaibel & Cory Lamb2nd PlaceBuying and Merchandising Team Decision Making
Greyson Rogers & Nicholas StavinskiBest OverallRole Play-Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making
Victoria Hirsch & Raquel Moreno3rd PlaceHospitality Services Team Decision

They will now move on to State Competition that will take place at Starr Pass on February 27th and 28th.

Congratulations to Meena Venkataraman who was chosen as one of the two Arizona delegates to the US Senate Youth Program! She will attend Washington Week in Washington, D.C. this spring, which is an all-expenses paid trip to Washington to meet some of the highest level elected and appointed federal officials and learn about U.S. government from them. She will also receive a $10,000 scholarship to the college of her choice and will be recognized at the State Board of Education meeting in January.

The Catalina Foothills Speech and Debate Team had a successful run at the Winter Trophy Tournament at Greenway HS in Phx, AZ this past weekend. The team proudly defended its title from last year by bringing home both the 1st place team sweepstakes award for the highest number of points across all teams competing, as well as the annual Pat Connell award, a recognition unique to the Winter Trophy going to the team with the highest number of points earned for individual entries in LD Debate, Congressional Debate, and Extemporaneous speaking. The team also had a number of individual winners.

  • Congressional Debate: Josh Cohen - 1st place, Meena Venkataramanan - 3rd place, Ricardo Sosa - 6th place
  • Novice Lincoln Douglas: Elle Muller took 2nd place.
  • Varsity Lincoln Douglas debate: Meena Venkataramanan - 3rd place.
  • Novice Public Forum Debate: Clay Storie and Memi Maruflu - 1st place.
  • Poetry: Meena Venkataramanan - 1st place.
  • Prose: Meena Venkataramanan - 2nd place in Poetry.
  • Impromptu Speaking: Carter Eckel - 4th place.
  • Expository Speaking: Sarah Cho - 4th place, Deven Carmichael - 5th place.

We're proud of the entire team for a hard won effort. Go Falcons!

Congratulations, CFHS Speech and Debate team, for your successful participation in the 25th annual Mountain View Speech and Debate Tournament. The team demonstrated its success with several individual medalists, including Mitchell Kaufmann with 6th place and Meena Venkataramanan with 3rd place in Poetry Interpretation, Meena Venkataramanan with 3rd place in Prose Interpretation, Maxim Quint with 3rd place in Extemporaneous Speaking, and Lindsey Hawley and Saul Weintraub with 6th place in Duet Acting. Meena Venkataramanan was also recognized as the 5th highest individual sweepstakes earner at a tournament with almost 800 participants. The team also had a number of octofinalists, semifinalists, and finalists in their respective speech and debate events, including Josh Cohen, Amy Gaudet, Clay Storie, Cipora Cohon, Sammi Swayze, Chloe Wicklund, Sylvia Zarnescu, Haseeb Irfan, and Gabe Cohon. Congrats to all who competed!

Congratulations to the CFHS students who competed in the Coronado Area Special Olympics Bowling Event! Results include:

  • Jake Imbody, Division S16, 1st place
  • Niko Tax, Division S19, 2nd place
  • Shan Donau, Div. S15, 3rd place
  • Maggie Johnson, Div. S13, 3rd place.

A special thanks to Coaches Susan Whorley & Rhonda King and Volunteers Mel Bailey & Jo Adams-Quillen who contributed much time and effort to make this a successful event. Our athletes had a great time!

Congratulations to Boys Golf – DIVISION II STATE CHAMPS! Gavin Cohen was the INDIVIDUAL STATE CHAMPION!

Congratulations to Girls Golf who finished 4th in the state and went undefeated this season against all southern Arizona schools this season.

Congratulations to Richelle Sandin who was named Girls All Division II Runner of the Year by!

Congratulations to Cross Country Coach Mike Smith who was named Coach of the Yearby!

Congratulations to the CFHS Speech & Debate Team for earning membership into the National Speech & Debate Association’s prestigious 100 Club . Students earn points and degrees in the NSDA honor society based on competitive and service-related activities. CFHS Speech & Debate is ranked among the top 23% of schools nationwide. The club advisors are Ms.Angela Hill and Ms.Taylor Johnson. Keep up the terrific work and good luck at the Mountain View Tournament next weekend.

Congratulations to the Falcon Band!

The Foothills Falcon Band received an “excellent” rating at the Canyon Del Oro Invitational on October 8th. They won all available caption awards including awards for outstanding musical performance, outstanding general effect, outstanding visual performance, outstanding percussion and outstanding auxiliary!

The Band was also at the U of A Band Day October 15th and was one of only two bands out of over 40 schools to receive the rating of “Superior with Distinction”.

Congratulations to the Speech & Debate team who took 2nd place overall at the Red Mountain Lost Dutchman Invitational on October 7-8! Individual finishes were:

Congress: CFHS student - 2nd Place

Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate: Meena Venkataramanan - 1st Place, Sylvia Zarnescu - 2nd Place, Gabe Cohon - 3rd Place

Varsity Public Forum Debate: Hunter Ackerley and Haley Chen - 3rd Place

Prose Interpretation: Meena Venkataramanan - 1st Place

Poetry Interpretation: Meena Venkataramanan - 2nd Place

Program Oral Interpretation: Josh Cohen - 2nd Place, Gabe Cohon - 3rd Place

Expository Speaking: Sarah Cho - 2nd Place, Andy Liaupsin - 3rd Place

Congratulations to Jillian Hoyt, who has been accepted into a program to travel with the Because We Care Foundation to learn more about the medical field and practice the Spanish language in Quito, Ecuador. Jill will accompany local pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. Luis Piedrahita and his team of orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, physical therapists, nurses and 2 other students from the Tucson Area. This team will provide 15-20 knee replacement surgeries for Ecuadorians who are unable to afford the surgery.

Congratulations to Nic Conway, who was named Small Schools Softball Player of the Year! Nic will be honored on June 5, 2016 at the Arizona Sports Awards, hosted by the Arizona Republic.

Congratulations to Sophie Barnard, Parker Kaufmann, Andrew Ryan for being selected to represent CFHS at the 2016 HOBY (Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership) Arizona Seminar in Glendale, AZ this summer.


CFHS Girls Tennis ---- take 2nd place in State Championship! -----Doubles team of Abby Watson & Halle Zadro WIN the State Doubles Championship!

CFHS Boys Tennis --- WIN 1ST Place in State Championship! -------- Doubles team Michael Lee & Mason Lee take 2nd in State Doubles Championship

Congratulations to the following students who led us to the 2016 Arizona High School Chess Team Championships: Rohan Mittal, Nicolas Johnston, Patrick Froehlich, Aiya Cancio, Eyad Krunz, Emma Wing, Jeremy Segal, Lucas Johnston, Jacob Waitt, Rueshil Fadia, Justin Fritz, Ryan Thompson, Zak Cancio.


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