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Maya Glasgow, our junior league champion in Dramatic Interpretation, shot through the ranks of California competitors over this last weekend. She took 1st in her preliminary and semifinal rounds at the state championship, ending up 4th Place out of over 300 competitors in our state. CHAMPS Charter is on the map. We're officially ranked by the California High School Speech and Debate Association.

And why shouldn't we be?

Between our handful of committed, competitive, competent competitors, we managed to take eight certificates of excellence, eighteen certificates of superiority, twenty-five trophies, a league championship, an invitational championship, and a state finalist ranking--all within our first season.

We are so proud!
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CHAMPS Welcomes New Director of Operations & Fundraising

Douglas Willard joins us from the entertainment industry where he worked in finance and studio facilities management for over 25 years. His background includes CPA consulting services to entertainment clients through Deloitte Touche, a position as Vice President and Controller of Saban Entertainment during the launch of the phenomenal hit television series “POWER RANGERS” and seven years with Klasky Csupo, Inc. (producers of such animated favorites as “RUGRATS”, “WILD THORNBERRYS” AND “ROCKET POWER”), where he served as their Chief Operating Officer.

Joanne Saliba, Interim Executive Director adds, "We welcome Douglas and are pleased to be partnering with someone who brings to CHAMPS so many valuable skills and talents. Please stop by his office on the Mezzanine to say hello to our newest team member who will be an integral part of the next exciting chapter of CHAMPS’ growth.”
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The Spur-Flys, CHAMPS' Robotics Team, placed 3rd in their division in the WORLDWIDE Vex Robotics Championship. As a worldwide event, students partnered with other teams from around the globe, many wearing traditional clothing from their country.

There are 4,800 robotics teams that compete within the entire world. Only 400 are able to compete in the World Competition.

Great work, SPUR-FLYS! The eyes of CHAMPS are upon you with appreciation of this great achievement!
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CHAMPS Debate made another strong showing earlier this month at the Bruschke High School Invitational at Cal State University, Fullerton by taking the top two spots in Novice Impromptu Speaking.

First Place went to Spencer Abrams, with Second Place going to Samantha Sacks.

We have Panther Pride of our remarkable debate students!

In addition, Maya Glascow will be attending the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP in SPEECH AND DEBATE this weekend up in San Francisco. We wish her the best of LUCK!
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