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60 CHS students named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

60 CHS students named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

HiLite staff

September 29, 2020

Carmel, IN - Carmel Clay Schools congratulates the 60 Carmel High School students named 2021 National Merit Scholarship Corporation Semifinalists. These outstanding seniors have the opportunity to compete for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million. CHS will recognize the 60 National...

Q&A with new orchestra teacher Nicole DeGuire

New teacher Nicole DeGuire conducts her CHS orchestra class. She said that Carmel has a very talented and competitive orchestra program.

Jillian Moore

September 25, 2020

Where are you from? “So originally, I grew up in Rochester Mich. and then I did my bachelor's of music (degree) in violin performance at Butler University, where I went to Eastman School of Music to do my graduate work, and I got a masters in music and then also an orchestral studies diploma. An...

Book Playlist: To Be Read [MUSE]

Book Playlist: To Be Read [MUSE]

Grace Xu

September 25, 2020

I’ve never been a big fan of “To Be Read” lists, more commonly known as “TBR” lists, because I’m a firm believer in reading books for fun without feeling a sense of obligation. With that being said… I present to you my TBR. (Alright, so maybe I do feel a sense of obligation toward read...

Lack of Black representation in American media leads to negative stereotypes

Pallevi Pillai

Michelle Wan

September 25, 2020

Senior Uredo Agada, who is Black, said she feels the impact the media can have on people in the Black community. Uredo said she feels like she carries a burden from her childhood to now, and she said she thinks it’s unfair whenever Black people are portrayed negatively in the media. “,” Uredo said. ...

Sophomores Daniel Ahn, Zachary Fan, Brayden Meng, Elliot Shi, Larry Wei make up singing, dancing hip hop dance group “Revelations2023”

Brayden Meng, Daniel Ahn and Zachary Fan practice together. The group is planning to release a music video later this month.

Maggie Wheeler

September 25, 2020

Tell us about Revelations2023. What are your goals as a group? Why did you create it? We’re a dance group made up of all sophomores. We formed because we wanted to do something impactful during our high school years, hone our skills, and have fun together. What kinds of music do you dance to? We l...

Varsity football team to continue to develop identity in lead-up to game against North Central

Austin Guo

September 24, 2020

The varsity football team will play an away game against North Central on Friday on Sept. 25. The team, rather than focusing exclusively on its upcoming opponent, has also worked on improving in general, according to coach John Hebert. “We’re trying to get better each day in practice and focus o...

Q&A With Assistant Superintendent Tom Oestreich about Racial Equity and Inclusion within the CCS District

 Assistant Superintendent Tom Oestreich meets with representatives from Carmel Against Racial Injustice over the summer. According to Oestreich, this meeting was very helpful towards the district's goal of achieving an

Cady Armstrong

September 24, 2020

What was discussed at your meeting with Carmel Against Racial Injustice (CARI)? We had a very positive meeting together, and we have similar beliefs, (as well as) a similar vision for Carmel High School and really for the entire district. An important part of our Carmel Clay Schools strategic plan...

Students reflect on experience of having, coming out of quarantine after having COVID-19

Freshman Joseph Sandy sits in the Freshman Cafeteria by himself. “I expected negativity, but instead I got positivity,” Sandy said.

Kruti Subbannavar, Feature Reporter

September 24, 2020

It’s hot in the classroom. Junior Emily Long lowers her mask to take a sip of water. A classmate jokingly quips, “Don’t pull down your mask,” and Long is reminded of the fact that she is a COVID-19 survivor in a school where many people are scared of getting infected. It’s a stigma of which Long said she’s f...

CHS Approves New Mental Health Services Through Ascension St. Vincent

Darshini Shankar

September 23, 2020

On Aug. 24, the school board approved a plan to provide mental health services at CHS. In order to carry out this plan, Ascension St. Vincent personnel will provide these services. According to Mental Health Coordinator Stephanie Whiteside, the mental health services that will be offered are not lim...

Q&A With Julia Fernandes, 2000s TV show club founder and president

Q&A With Julia Fernandes, 2000s TV show club founder and president

Cady Armstrong

September 22, 2020

What inspired you to create the 2000s TV show club? I've always been obsessed with the aesthetic of the 2000s. Two years ago I started watching Gilmore Girls because I had heard it was a good show. Then, I watched it, and I fell in love with it instantly. I became obsessed with it and ever since I’ve...

On the Board! Colts Vanquish Vikings (Tossing Horseshoes)

Ashwin Prasad

September 22, 2020

After an industrious weekend tending to college applications and other busywork, I needed an escape. Thankfully, we're at that time of year where the week steadily builds up to Colts football. At 1:00 p.m. sharp, Dad and I settled into our customary seats and watched the Colts kick off against the Minnesota...

Members of the men’s varsity soccer team win against North Central on Sep.15, feel excited, ready for game against Pike on Sep. 22

Daniel Kim

September 22, 2020

On Sep. 15, members of the men’s varsity soccer team won against North Central 1-0. According to Jim Inskeep, minutes before the game ended, both teams were rallying the ball back and forth with our school being able to keep the lead all the way to the end. Chase Havice, varsity soccer player and jun...