A Gold Medal for Valerie Higgins ’16 at FIBA Americas U18 Championships

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USA U18 Women’s Basketball Team after their gold medal win on July 17, 2016. Photo: USA Basketball

After a 109-62 victory over Canada for Team USA in the FIBA Americas U18 Championships in Valdivia, Chile, Valerie Higgins ’16 now has a gold medal to add to her list of accomplishments.

This was the USA U18 women’s eighth straight gold medal in the event. The team has nine gold medals overall.

Higgins had five steals in the title game, and the FIBA Americas U18 Championship was her first appearance on Team USA. She was named to the team in May 2016. In the fall she will attend USC as a freshman guard for Trojans.

Conor McCullough ’09 Invited to Rio Olympic Games

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Conor McCullough ’09, Rudy Winkler, and Kibwe Johnson at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track and Field on July 7, 2016. Photo: USA Track and Field

Chaminade alumnus, Conor McCullough finished in the top three of the hammer throwing competition of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track and Field and has been invited to the U.S. Olympic Team. McCullough threw 74.16 meters for a third place finish during the trials in Eugene, Oregon.

After graduating from Chaminade College Preparatory in 2009, he first attended Princeton University, and later transferred to USC. In 2015, McCullough won the NCAA outdoor championship. He won a gold medal in the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships, as well as a silver medal in the 2008 competition.

Hammer throwing is a family tradition for McCullough – his father, Conor McCullough, Sr. competed in the Los Angeles 1984 and Seoul 1988 Olympic Games for Ireland.

Boosters Uniform Sales Begin in July

Boosters_on blueSave the dates below for Boosters Uniform Sales in July and August!

The sale dates at the middle school in Chatsworth are new (uniform sales will not occur July 19-21). There is no online ordering option, so please stop by either the Chatsworth or West Hills campuses on one of the 11 dates listed. Uniforms for middle school and high school students will be available on all sale days, at both locations.

July 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Student Center (Chatsworth campus)

August 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, and 9
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Rosie’s (Uribe Center, West Hills campus)

Chaminade Center for Excellence

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Chaminade College Preparatory’s Center for Excellence is currently in its fourth week for the 2016 summer session. With classes throughout the morning and afternoon, students entering grades 1 through 12 have enjoyed expanding their horizons through the Summer Ste[+a]m Academy, and Great Books Academy as well as pursuing their passions in visual and performing arts, and sports camps. Juniors and seniors can prepare for the SAT, while all students entering high school grades can acquire valuable skills in High School Study and Success Skills and brush up on their technology skills through Computer Literacy Bootcamp.

For more information on the Chaminade Center for Excellence, please visit chaminade.org/centerforexcellence.

Class of ’56 Celebrates 60th Reunion

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Members of the Class of 1956 gathered Sunday, June 26, 2016, to celebrate their 60-year reunion at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Woodland Hills, California. Nine members of the class were present, several of whom enrolled in 1952, the year Chaminade opened. They reminisced about their days at Chaminade High School for Boys, swapping stories and sharing memories. President Robert Webb also attended the event and praised this early class as pioneers who helped make the Chaminade of today a reality. To mark this special occasion, each alumnus in attendance received a 60-year diploma.

Thank you to Mike Brown ’56 for his hard work in planning this memorable event.