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Inclusive programs for special needs students continue to grow at CHS, across nation

Linh Nguyen, United Sound mentor and senior,  helps Maddy Paxton, United Sound member and senior, play an instrument at a United Sound meeting.

Sarah Kim and Natalie Khamis

March 20, 2020

The information in this issue—originally scheduled for publication on March 20—was written and produced prior to news regarding school cancellation from the COVID-19 virus. Some information may be outdated or inaccurate as a result. Student staff members worked hard to produce this content and, d...

Statewide Inclusive Sports: Interactive Graphic

Maddy Paxton, Unified Track member and senior, stretches with her teammates before practice.

Rhea Acharya and Chloe Sun

March 20, 2020

The information in this issue—originally scheduled for publication on March 20—was written and produced prior to news regarding school cancellation from the COVID-19 virus. Some information may be outdated or inaccurate as a result. Student staff members worked hard to produce this content and, d...

Member of Champions Together club helps students with disabilities via sports, wishes more people would volunteer

FOR THE KIDS:
Champions Together members from CHS and Center Grove play basketball in the Fieldhouse during halftime of the men’s game. President and senior Sophie Gates said, “I know a good amount of people that would not only do well in Champions Together but would really enjoy it and I would love if they volunteered.”

Daniel Kim

January 23, 2020

For Sophie Gates, Champions Together president and senior, volunteering for Champions Together has been a big part of her high school career ever since her freshman year and she said she is happy with the progress it has made. She said, “Champions Together has made a huge difference in not only our a...

Champions Together to prepare for next year

Co-president and senior Emily Elzinga holds her Champions Together locker sign. She said,

Angela Qian

May 5, 2019

Champions Together is finished for the year. At their last meeting on April 19, members discussed the plans for next year and a summer program open to committee members. “(The summer program) is through the Hamilton County Community Tennis Association, and there are eight sessions during the summer,...

Champions Together hosted State Unified Bowling Tournament

Bruce Wolf, Champions Together co-sponsor and assistant athletic director, counts the money the club raised at their annual Mr. Carmel event in 2019. Wolf said starting Champions Together with Joe Stuelpe was one of his proudest moments across his 40 year CHS career.

Angela Qian

March 24, 2019

Champions Together (CT) hosted State Unified Bowling Tournament at Woodland Bowl last Saturday. According to co-president and senior Emily Elzinga, the tournament was four hours long. “There are three teams: boys, girls and co-ed,” Elzinga said. “Each team has two partners and two athletes, an...

Best Buddies Club to attend Mr. Carmel on March 8, continue fundraising for annual Friendship Walk in April

Anne Schuh, Best Buddies president and senior, fills in dates in her planner during SRT. Schuh said Best Buddies will attend Mr. Carmel put on by CHS Champions Together in order to support Best Buddies members in the event as well as CHS  Champions Together.

Riya Chinni

March 1, 2019

The Best Buddies club plans to attend Mr. Carmel, an event put on by CHS Champions Together on March 8 to support Best Buddies peers involved in the event as well as CHS Champions Together. Anne Schuh, Best Buddies president and senior, said Best Buddies usually attends the event every year to support Ch...

Champions Together to support member in IndyStar award pursuit, host fundraising events in March

Angela Qian

January 31, 2019

Sloan Goldblatt, Champions Together (CT) member and senior, has been nominated for the I AM SPORT award, which is sponsored by the Indianapolis Star. Co-president and sophomore Audra Marchese said, “The I AM SPORT award is for students that have given back to the children of their community.” ...

Champions Together to conduct swimming relay Jan. 26

Co-president and senior Emily Elzinga grabs her keys during passing period. According to Elzinga, Champions Together had their first meeting for Mr. Carmel in December to begin to choose the boys and judges for the event.

Angela Qian

January 14, 2019

Champions Together (CT) will host their second annual Unified Swimming Relay at the Natatorium on Saturday, Jan. 26. According to the CT Unified Swimming Relay website, the relay will begin at 12:30 p.m. during a break in the Greyhound JV Classic, the junior varsity women’s swimming meet. The club als...

Champions Together to conduct basketball and cheer clinic Dec. 7

Bruce Wolf, Champions Together co-sponsor and assistant athletic director, reaches for his glasses as he looks through athletic awards. The club will host a Unified Basketball and Cheer Clinic Dec. 7.

Angela Qian

December 3, 2018

Champions Together will conduct the Unified Basketball and Cheer Clinic during halftime of the varsity men’s basketball game on Dec. 7 at Noblesville. Bruce Wolf, club co-sponsor and assistant athletic director, said, “(The clinic is) kind of a crowd favorite, so we like it.” Their next meetin...

Champions Together to introduce basketball clinic at meeting Friday

Champions Together co-sponsor Bruce Wolf flips through athletic awards. He said,

Angela Qian

October 30, 2018

Champions Together will conduct a meeting Nov. 2. At the meeting, members will begin talking about the Unified Basketball clinic and game the club will host in December. Emily Elzinga, co-president and senior, said, “These are more low-stress events just because a lot of the planning is just making...

Champions Together to host Unified Bocce State Championship Oct. 20

Emily Elzinga, Champions Together co-president and senior, talks to member and senior Bailey Inglis about the upcoming bocce tournament on Oct. 20. Elzinga said the club is trying to get more athletes for the tournament because they only have 12 at the moment.

Angela Qian

October 11, 2018

Champions Together will host the Unified Bocce State Championship on Oct. 20 at Murray Stadium. According to co-president and senior Emily Elzinga, the tournament will start around 10 am. She said, “This is the statewide tournament, so there are a bunch of teams coming.” Elzinga said the teams w...

Champions Together to conduct soccer clinic Oct. 5

Co-sponsor Bruce Wolf waves papers at Champions Together members during a meeting. He said,

Angela Qian

October 1, 2018

On Oct. 5, Champions Together will conduct a unified soccer clinic at the Murray Stadium from 4 to 5:15 p.m. The club will invite players from the men and women’s soccer teams and have them train with the unified athletes. According to co-club sponsor Bruce Wolf, “An individual with a disabilit...