Will Draper ’18 Qualifies for CIF/SCGA State Championship

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photo by: Chaminade Golf

School’s out for the summer at Chaminade College Preparatory, unless you’re Will Draper ’18.

Finals and studying are over, but Draper spent the first day of summer break representing Eagle golf at the CIF/SCGA So Cal Regional Boys Golf Championship. He finished two-under and earned himself a third place finish at Brookside Golf Course. Draper moves on to the May 31 State Championship at Poppy Hills Golf Course.

With Your Help, We’ll Reach Our Parent Goal

Facebook 2016 10-28The end of the 2016-2017 school year is around the corner, and so is the end of this year’s Chaminade Fund campaign. Less than 80 donors are needed to reach our goal of 40% parent participation. Please give a gift of an amount meaningful to your family and directly invest in our students today.

Gifts to The Chaminade Fund makes the Eagle education experience excellent. You can give online at www.chaminade.org/give or contact Director of Development, Parent Giving, Carrin Torres at (818) 360-0615.

To be counted in the 2016-2017 Chaminade Fund, please give your gift on or before May 31, 2017.

Eagle Engineering Tops World in Programming Challenge

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Christian Gideon ’19, Eagle Engineering programmer, earned the top score in the world in the Robot Virtual Worlds Vex Online Challenge this spring, earning his team a berth to the 10th Annual VEX Robotics World Championship. Beginning in early fall,  teams traditionally compete at the local level in hopes of competing at the state level, then going to the World Championship. Gideon’s performance earned the team the unique opportunity to get straight to the Championship.

“I got to meet the company that designed the online challenge when we received the award onstage.  The designer of the game told me that I just edged out a team from China!” said Gideon in Louisville, Kentucky.

Nine students from Chaminade College Preparatory’s Robotics Team 1138 spent their Spring Break in Louisville, picking up their sixth overall World Championship Level trophy and competing at the highest level for the third consecutive year.  The three-day competition is the largest gathering of STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts & Math) students in one place, as recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2016. Teams compete head-to-head in tournament play and are judged not only on design and functionality of their robot, but also in a variety of areas including driver skills, programming and coding skills, engineering process, community outreach and presentations.

Eagle Engineering is comprised of more than 60 Chaminade students. While they compete as a team in a sport for custom-built machines, the program operates much like a business. Students develop skills in more than just technology; including leadership, project management, PR/marketing, business, service, design and communications.  During the team’s most intense six weeks of the year called Build Season, robotics students can be found working long hours in the Bob Hope Center several days each week.

So why not get a part-time job?  “This is a job! “ Gideon said, half-jokingly. “ A lot of my friends are there and I am getting real-life experience.  I also like the competition aspect of Robotics.  And it’s a family.  I started with Mr. Clark in 6th grade, then spent two years with Coach (Harry) Hosaka at the Middle School.  Now I am with Coach Tommy (Smeltzer) at the high school.  I am really happy to be part of this family.”

Join the High School Band and Choir for a Concert on May 18

Chaminade College Preparatory’s high school band and choir will perform their final performances of the 2016-2017 school year on Thursday, May 18. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets may be purchased online and are $5 for adults and $3 for students.