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Removal of shadowing policy leaves potential students without crucial experience

HiLite Staff

November 15, 2019

In the first nine weeks of this school year, CHS administration changed the school’s policy to no longer allow eighth graders to shadow our students. This change may come as a surprise to most. Shadowing is an option at a number of high schools around the state. It provides students with an opportun...

Shadowing Editorial: Additional Q&A with Amy Skeens-Benton

Shadowing Editorial: Additional Q&A with Amy Skeens-Benton

Sophia Hawkins

November 15, 2019

Were you part of the decision to discontinue shadowing? I was the one that actually helped start the shadowing program, so it kind of goes full circle. I was one of the people that after many discussions with many people decided to end the shadowing (program). Why did you decide to end the shado...

Key Club to promote other service clubs, centralize volunteer opportunities with Serve Carmel

Key Club to promote other service clubs, centralize volunteer opportunities with Serve Carmel

Sophia Hawkins

September 30, 2019

This school year, members of the Key Club board hope to make serving the community easier and more accessible to students through its new program, Serve Carmel. "So it's basically for freshmen because when you're a freshman, you're kind of overwhelmed with all the different clubs and such. And you t...

Fired Up: In light of Amazon Rainforest fires, Carmel community circumvents bystander effect to have impact on global issues

Fired Up: In light of Amazon Rainforest fires, Carmel community circumvents bystander effect to have impact on global issues

Grace Xu and Sophia Hawkins

September 20, 2019

In the psychology realm, there’s an intriguing phenomenon dubbed the “bystander effect,” in which the presence of more bystanders around an incident causes fewer people to actually help. Now, imagine this effect on a much greater scale—say, perhaps, the recent Amazon Rainforest fire—where, argua...

Following conclusion of conferences Model U.N. merges beginner and advanced groups, searches for next year’s leaders

Sophia Hawkins

April 19, 2019

After the final Model United Nations conference in March, the club is now preparing for next year by merging the beginner and advanced committees and searching for student leaders to replace those who will graduate in May. Now that students have had almost a full year’s experience with the parliame...

Model U.N. students recognized for 19 awards at IU conference, preparing for IUPUI conference

Model U.N. students recognized for 19 awards at IU conference, preparing for IUPUI conference

Sophia Hawkins

March 22, 2019

On Feb. 22 to 24, students from CHS Model United Nations competed at IU, and 19 out of 41 were recognized for awards. “That was actually the highest we’ve ever gotten in our history,” said Model UN adviser Sandy Gardner. She also mentioned plans to create a display case, which Model UN and the ...

Preparations underway for Model U.N. conference Feb. 22 to 24

Sophia Hawkins

February 27, 2019

On Feb. 22 to 24, delegates from CHS Model United Nations will attend a conference at IU. As the event approaches, students are preparing themselves by sharpening their skills. “As we get closer to competition, typically we try to deviate a little bit from our standard practice where we just do a...

Model U.N. to attend conference at IU on Feb. 22 to 24

Sophia Hawkins

February 3, 2019

Model United Nations delegates will be participating in a conference at Indiana University from Feb. 22 to 24. Students will take that Friday off school and travel by school bus to IU. “I’m really excited for it, most of the people in the club are," Hannah Kosc, Model U.N. president and senior...

Model U.N. delegates assigned committees for conference at IU

Sophia Hawkins

January 13, 2019

At the Model United Nations meeting last Thursday, student leaders gave out committee assignments for delegates participating in the conference at Indiana University on Feb. 22 to 24. These committees specify which topics delegates will discuss at the competition, and with whom, as well as which cou...

Model U.N. to attend conference in Nashville, Tenn. on Nov. 2

October 20, 2018

On Nov. 2, Model U.N. plans to take 24 students to Nashville, Tenn. to participate in a conference at Vanderbilt University. Students will travel to Nashville for the weekend, spend the night in a hotel, and participate in simulations both Saturday and Sunday. Model U.N. adviser Sandy Gardner said th...

Model U.N. has begun preparing for their first conference

September 23, 2018

Model U.N. has already begun practicing every Thursday after school for the Zionsville Model U.N. conference (ZMUN) which takes place on Sept. 29 at 9 a.m. They are learning the parliamentary procedures and discussion tactics used in conferences by running simulations. This particular conference is one that ...

Model U.N. to attend conference at Indiana University on Feb. 22, conference at Earlham College canceled

Sophia Hawkins

January 15, 2018

Model U.N. is now preparing to take students to a conference at Indiana University on Feb. 22. This conference is now one of only three in the wake of Earlham College’s decision to cancel the conference they once hosted every year, which CHS Model U.N. students regularly attended. Hannah Kosc, Model ...