On Dec. 3, CHS students and staff gathered at St. Andrew’s church to celebrate having received a National Blue Ribbon Award for exemplary schools. Throughout the celebration, guests such as the assistant superintendent of Ann Arbor Public Schools, Dawn Linden, and Ann Arbor’s Mayor, Christopher Taylor, spoke on what makes CHS unique. Students and teachers alike took turns speaking about what CHS means to them.
After a brief introduction, members of Community Ensemble Theatre (CET) performed a number from their most recent production of “School of Rock.” The performance, which included multiple students from Pioneer and Huron, received a standing ovation from the audience.
“I really enjoyed the ceremony — the music was great and the people dancing and festivities were wonderful,” said Katelyn Miller, one of Forum Council’s co-presidents. “Having so many influential figures come and visit and speak just goes to show what an honor it is to have been awarded the Blue Ribbon award.” The day ended with hot chocolate and cookies in Kerrytown around small bonfires, where students were able to dance, bond and celebrate their school.