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CIHS Updates – 05.11.18

Students and teachers take pictures with a certificate


Farewell for CSF Seniors 

CSF honored it’s graduating seniors with a party and an emotional send off on Friday 5/4 after they had fun in the gym! Every senior spoke to the younger members about the value of hard work, leadership and community service in high school.


On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, three business partners and a BFA Senior visited the BFA Junior class to provide two hours of mentoring to the students in preparation for their Aspire 3 County-wide Business Plan Competition on Saturday.  The partners included Jeff Carranza, formerly of Bank of America and Ventura County Credit Union, and Janet Mendoza and Roxy Rosales from Rabobank. The BFA senior was the Aspire 3 District Competition 1st place winner in 2017, Janessa Drake.
The BFA Juniors displayed tri-fold presentation boards they created for the event, and again pitched their business plan ideas.  Each team received useful tips which they stated will help them not only in the countywide competition, but in their future college and career pursuits as well.

Mock Trial

On May 4-6th Most of the CIHS Mock Trial was invited to attend the 2nd annual Golden State Mock Trial Competition hosted in Riverside at the Riverside Superior Courthouse. The students were asked to try a mock kidnapping case. Like usual, our Raiders did very well and competed against top schools in the state, including local schools like La Reina and St. Bonnies. Alejandra Orozco came home with a 1st place medal for her art and Jasmine Juliano placed 1st in the journalism contest. Congratulation to all our Mock Trial participants.

On May 9th, Alejandra Orozco was recognized by our school board for her outstanding work at this year’s Mock Trial competition. She is the first artist from our school and district to ever win the art competition and represent our county and state. Alejandra, along with several of her teammates, and coach Mrs. Adrian were congratulated for their hard work and dedication to the program. Many thanks to Dr. Senesac and Dr. McCoy for all their support.

ELD Students visit Oxnard College

ELD students walked to Oxnard College for its first ESL welcome event (W.E. Belong.) 30 of our students attended the event. They received information on Financial Aid, EOPS, ESL pathways and a tour of campus. Mr. Lopez, counselor, and Ms. Zepeda, ELD teacher, accompanied them.

2018 Swimming Wrap Up

Raider swimmers had a great season and finished strong at League Finals–JV Girls placed 3rd, JV Boys placed 4th, Varsity Girls placed 4th, and Varsity Boys tied for 4th.
The Varsity girls sprinters had a breakthrough at prelims, with all three—Captain Bunny Rodriguez, Jessica Carballo, and Alejandra Orozco—breaking the :30 mark in their 50’s, something they had been trying to do all season. Bunny had the biggest drop, swimming a 28.9 during prelims and placed 9th in finals, with Carballo right behind her in 10th. Orozco, who lost a swim-off to Carballo by .09 sec to get into finals, finished 13th.
Bunny and Orozco also swam the 100 free, and both girls PR’d to finish 10th and 12th. Carballo PR’d her 100 Back to finish 9th in the event.
If you add Leslie Cortes to the previous group of three, they comprised the four girls who took 2nd in the 4×100 Free relay—that’s the highest varsity finish we’ve ever had in a relay!
Cortes was the only varsity girl to make top six in both her events, the 200 and 500 Free, and finished in 6th place for both of them.
Other Varsity girls finishers included:
5th place 4×50 Medley Relay: Carballo. Vanessa Solorio, Ceci Lopez, Alondra Gonzalez
11th place 100 Fly: Ceci Lopez
4th place 4×50 Free Relay: Orozco, Lopez, Cortes, Bunny
12th place 100 Breast: Vanessa Solorio
On the boy’s side, the Varsity boys 4×100 relay dropped a total of twenty-one seconds to pull off a thrilling upset against the HHS relay, which brought them to a tie in the overall standings. It was the last relay of the meet, the boys were down by two points to HHS and they needed the swim of a lifetime to have a chance to beat them. All four boys—Anghelo Swingler, Francisco Contrereas, Adrian Garcia, and Martin Medina—had huge PR’s to bring home the win. It was the perfect way to end the season.
Adrian Garcia was still on an adrenaline high from his school record-setting swim in the 500 free, where he dropped seven seconds from his previous record for a 5:57.44, finishing in 8th place.
Before the thrilling relay finish, Senior Captain, Martin Medina, PR’d in both of his individual events, the 50 free and the 100 fly, and finished in 9th place for both of them. Anghelo finished 8th in the 100 Breast and 11th in the 50 Free.
Other Varsity boys finishers included:
4th place 4×50 Medley Relay: Marco Guzman, Francisco Contreras, Martin Medina, Anghelo Swingler
5th place 4×50 Free Relay: Francisco Contreras, Marco Guzman, Christian Vite, Adrian Garcia.
10th place 100 Back: Marco Guzman
10th place 100 Breast: Francisco Contreras

JV Girls
Maria Diaz was our JV girls star, finishing 6th in the 50 Free and 3rd in the 50 back. Two other JV girls made top six in an event–Karen Lucas, who finished 6th in the 50 Fly, and Brianna Vazquez, who finished 5th in the 100 Free.
4th place 4×50 Medley Relay: Maria Diaz, Jasmin Rivas Orozco, Karen Lucas
7th place 200 Free: Brianna Vasquez
10th place 200 Free: Jasmin Rivas Orozco
11th place 200 Free: Kayla Hernandez
10th place 50 Fly: Gaby Chavez
7th place 100 Free: Arleth Rodriguez
8th place 100 Free: Karla Ortiz
10th place 100 Free: Karen Lucas
3rd place 4×50 Free Relay: Jessica Alonso, Jasmin Rivas Orozco, Brianna Vazquez, Karla Ortiz
10th place 50 Back: Kayla Hernandez
11th place 50 Breast: Jasmin Rivas Orozco
12th place 50 Breast: Abby Ong
3rd place 4×100 Free Relay: Brianna Vazquez, Arleth Rodriguez, Karla Ortiz, Maria Diaz

JV Boys
Four boys—that’s the whole team! Small, but mighty.
4th place 4×50 Medley Relay: Miguel Marquez, Rigo Alvarado, Mason Maldonado, David Caldera
10th place 50 Free: Mason Maldonado
4th place 4×50 Free: Miguel Marquez, Rigo Alvarado, Mason Maldonado, David Caldera
9th place 50 Back: Miguel Marquez

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