Colony's Tong Thao Represents Alaska at the National Poetry Out Loud Competition in Washington DCAs the Alaska State Poetry Out Loud winner, Colony senior Tong Thao represents the state at the National Competition April 29 and 30. Tong recited two poems in the semi-finals, which was streamed live. Below are clips of Tong's performances from April 29.
Watch Tong's first recitation in the National Semi-Finals
with the poem "Heaven" by Cathy Song
Watch Tong's second recitation
with the poem "History Lesson" by Natasha Trethewey
Colony Students Place Well at The 10th Annual Alaska Japanese Speech Contest
The 10th Annual Alaska Japanese Speech Contest was held at UAA on March 30, 2013. Colony High School has received the following awards:
Japanese III/IV class = 2nd Place on the Non-HeritageGroup Skit: (Middle School, High School, College)
Tracie Haan played as Melos and Audrey Edwards played as King Dionys.
Other casts are Larysa Fomina, Logan Westhoff, Rebecca Mackey, Clayton Wade, Sue Lee and Ellie Hakari.
The backup casts are Miky Eppler, Rebecca Farley,Stephanie Michels, Ardelia Nelson and Ashley Palembas.
Emily Maxwell = 1st Place on the Elementary Speech Category:
(Japanese Immersion K-3, Non-Immersion High School 1-2,College Beginning 1 - JPN101)
Did you know Colony High School was the only large (over 1,000 students) comprehensive high school in the entire state of Alaska to make Adequate Yearly Progress in 2012 as defined by the No Child Left Behind Act?
Cyd Duffin, CHS Principal
Mike Looney, CHS Assistant Principal
Brendon McMahon, Assistant Principal
Mike Boyd, Activities Director