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Cactus Shadows High School students make history with induction into National Chinese Honor Society


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  • Julia Scotto/ Cave Creek Unified School District

Inductees Must Recite A Pledge, As They Become Member Of The Chinese National Honor Society. Photo Courtesy Of Cave Creek Unified School District

Thirteen juniors and seniors from Cactus Shadows High School were inducted into the first National Chinese Honor Society on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

In the Cave Creek Unified School District, Chinese Honor Society members must maintain 4.0 GPA in Chinese classes and complete Chinese community service opportunities as part of their commitment to belong to this prestigious organization.

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Chinese outreach activities at the local preschool by the Chinese National Honor Society. Photo courtesy Cave Creek Unified School District

This past year, the self-motivated student group performed outreach activities, including a Chinese Lion and Chinese Dragon dance at local parades and at CCUSD’s Global Beginnings Preschool.

They also conducted hours of tutoring for other students learning Chinese at Horseshoe Trails Elementary, Lone Mountain Elementary and Sonoran Trails Middle School.

Their Chinese teacher, Wu Laoshi, is very proud of the students‘ efforts saying, “They are a special group for me because I have been following their growth in the language since they were in middle school. They deserve this honor because of their hard work and dedication!”

With National Spanish and French Honor Societies already in place at Cactus Shadows High School, the National Chinese Honor Society completes the world language picture in Cave Creek Unified School District!

You haven’t seen a Chinese Lion and Dragon dance? Catch the CSHS Chinese Honor Society students performing at the Desert Willow Elementary School’s International Fair on May 17, 2018 at 5:30.

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Casey Davis is the first senior to graduate wearing a Chinese National Honor Society cord in the history of Arizona. Photo courtesy Cave Creek Unified School District

Please call Cristina Ladas at 480-575-2019 to learn more about the Spanish, French and Chinese Programs in the Cave Creek Unified School District.

CCUSD offers its students World Languages, PreK-12, with Chinese, French and Spanish Immersion schools.  To learn more and for contact information, please visit our website at www.ccusd93.org  or call 480-575-2000.