Project Goodwill

  • Chiawana High School students worked so hard for the Project Goodwill Fashion Show. They poured their creativity, time, and skills into making amazing outfits out of recycled materials, paper and a TON of modge podge! Collectively, they won Most Cohesive Design, Paper Creation category award, the Best MC Award, Donation Box category award, and the Grand Design award!!! They brought home $2,100 for the program!

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Pasco High Hosts WSU School of Medicine in January

  • The Latinx Medical Student Association came to Pasco High on Thursday, January 12th. 5 medical student mentors were in attendance and put on a fabulous event for their health science mentees.

    There are 29 Pasco High student mentees. All students have interest and are on health science graduation pathways. The days agenda began with a panel made up of: pediatrician, pharmacist, pharmacy technician, and physical therapist. Respective hands-on stations followed the panel, where panelists and medical student mentors facilitated pediatric intubation, slime making, and physical therapy workshop. The last part of the program was students making or updating their resume for their professional portfolios using the Grad Planner app in their High School Beyond Plan.

    Pasco High would like to thank WSU School of Medicine for this 2nd year and continued partnership.

OSHA 10 & First Aid Certification

  • Students from Pasco High, Chiawana, New Horizons and Delta had the opportunity to attend an OSHA 10 & First Aid training session in October.  25 students received their certification that can be utilized in the workforce!

1st Annual STEM Connections Gala 2022

  • A number of our CTE teachers from across the district attended the 1st Annual STEM Connections Gala and had the opportunity to meet Kayla Barron, Lieutenant Commander, U.S Navy and NASA Austronaut.  Kayla is a 2006 Richland High graduate who was selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class.  She reported for duty in August 2017.  She served as a member of the NASA SpaceC Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station, which launched on November 10, 2021.  NASA's SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts safely splashed down on Friday, May 6, 2022, completing the agency's third long-duration commercial crew mission to the International Space Station.  The international crew of four spent 177 days in orbit. 

Teacher Highlight

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CHS FFA 2021


    Jack Scheffler

     Jack Scheffler, Chiawana High School

    The Washington State FFA degree takes a lot to achieve and many from Chiawana have earned this distinction. Jack is the first to be not only the District 4 Star farmer from Chiawana but was also a finalist at state.
    Jack is the first in Chiawana history to obtain a gold level (1st) and qualify to compete Nationally for the proficiency award!
    State FFA Degree 
    To be eligible to receive the State FFA Degree from the state association, a member must meet the following minimum qualifications:
    1.    Have received the Chapter FFA Degree.
    2.   Have been an active FFA member for at least two years (24 months) at the time of receiving the State FFA Degree.
    3.   While in school, have completed the equivalent of at least two years (360 hours) of systematic school instruction in agricultural education at or above the ninth grade level, which includes a supervised agricultural experience program. 
    4.   A student after entering agricultural education must have:
    a.    Earned and productively invested at least $1,000; or
    b.    Worked at least 300 hours in excess of scheduled class time; or
    c.    A combination thereof, in a supervised agricultural experience program.
    5.  Demonstrate leadership ability by:
    a.    Performing 10 procedures of parliamentary law.
    b.    Giving a six-minute speech on a topic relating to agriculture or FFA.
    c.    Serving as an officer, committee chairperson or participating member of a chapter committee.
    6.   Have a satisfactory scholastic record as certified by the local agricultural education instructor and the principal or superintendent.
    7.   Have participated in the planning and completion of the chapter’s Program of Activities
    8.   Have participated in at least five different FFA activities above the chapter level.
    9.   Have participated in at least 25 hours of community service, within at least two different community service activities. These hours are in addition to and cannot be duplicated as paid or unpaid supervised agricultural experience hours.

    Washington Star Farmer

    • The FFA member with the top production agriculture SAE program each year is recognized as the Washington Star Farmer. Four state finalists from the nine districts vie for the star award. Considered the highest recognition in the state for an aspiring young farmer, the award recognizes achievement in both career and leadership development.


    Proficiency Awards
    FFA Members who excel in specific supervised agricultural experiences can compete in the proficiency award program. Proficiency awards encourage members to develop specialized skills that will apply toward a future career.  Not every SAE has a proficiency award area in which it can compete, and a member may have an SAE in which only a portion of their project(s) qualifies in a proficiency area. Proficiency awards are presented at the local, state and national levels. Members may be recognized for their excellence with plaques and cash awards.



    2021 State Degree Recipient



  • Brisa Hernandez

    Brisa Hernandez
    *President of the CHS FCCLA chapter
    *Received AWC CQC Scholarship (Personally picked and nominated by Pasco Mayor Martinez)
    *Received HAAP scholarship
    *Current student representative of the Pasco School Board
    *Senior class co-president
    *National Officer for FCCLA last school year
    *Active participant in DECA
    *Attending Berkley next year


Microsoft Office Certifications

  • Certiport has made available Microsoft Office Certification Exams over the internet every Wednesday at 2pm from 3/31 until the end of the year.  Email if you would like more information on training, practice exams or real exams.


  • Liz has served as Washington DECA's State President this year and has done an incredible job during an unprecedented school year where everything DECA has been virtual.

    Leading all community services and outreaches, conferences, and competitions with grace, empathy, compassion, and hope.

Washington State DECA President - Liz Flores
  • DECA Chapter Campaigns - Chiawana DECA earned THRIVE Level  - DECA ICDC (International Career Development Conference)

    Chiawana DECA earned THRIVE level for our DECA involvement and campaigns this school year 20-21.  Brisa Hernandez documented the chapters efforts and involvement in both promotional and community service events and campaigns including welcoming students and staff to school, positive messages and attitudes, suicide prevention awareness, mental health.  Our events such as The Pink Out and Tackle Hunger and highlighting successful DECA member alumni.  Brisa Hernandez and Chiawana DECA president Ariana Daniel will be attending the virtual DECA ICDC (International Career Development Conference) in April. 


    SBE School Based Enterprise - Gold Certification - DECA ICDC (International Career Development Conference)

    Evan Ellis and Jalen Webber have once again earned gold certification for the DECA School Based Enterprise - the Hawks Nest school Store at Chiawana.  The two documented how the Hawks Nest still successfully operated for business during this school year 20-21.  They had to prove successful business practices as well as document how they overcame and adjusted to meet state and local health guidelines due to COVID.  The two will attend the virtual DECA International Career Development Conference in April.




    Posted by NM on 3/26/2020

    CHS DECA STUDENTS GO TO STATE  In January, 2020, 51 students qualified for DECA State at the Area conference.  Students competed in a large variety of categories such as business, marketing, finance, entrepreneurship and more. Everyone gained experience in their content role play, test and presentation. 

    Chiawana gained recognition for:

    • Achieving the Thrive Campaign, led by Kendle Dodson
    • Gold Standard Level for our School Based Enterprise - The Hawks Nest.
    • Evan Ellis and Jalen Webber Students earning DECA Visionary recognition - Kendle Dodson, Marlene Diaz and Evan Ellis
    • Largest chapter in Area 6
    • Liz Flores was elected as the 20-21 Washington State DECA President
    • 5 students advanced to DECA International's conference that was canceled, Kendle Dodson, Evan Ellis, Jalen Webber, Ariana Daniel and Victoria McConnell
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  • 3/5/2020 CHS Parade of Homes

    Posted by Nancy Martin on 3/5/2020

    CHS PARADE OF HOMES FOR TRI 2 My 5th period Interior Design students would like to invite you to tour  their parade of homes.  

    Students have been working on their shoebox designs, floor plans and moodboards as their 2nd trimester culminating project.  Light refreshments will be provided.  

    We hope to celebrate their hard work with you.  

    Thank you for your support.

    Barbara Scully

    • Family & Consumer Science Teacher
    • Career and Technical Education
    • Chiawana High School
    • 509-543-6786 Ext: 5570
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  • 2.25.2020 Team Pasco House Partners Honored with PinK Awards at Board Meeting

    Posted by Nancy Martin on 2/25/2020

    Team Pasco House Partners Honored with PinK Awards at Board Meeting  Pasco House Team Partners given award by PSD

    The Pasco School District Board of Directors presented Partner in Kindness, or “PinK”, awards to six local organizations at their meeting on February 25. Partner in Kindness awards are given to groups, organizations and individuals who donate more than $1,000 in cash, goods or services that directly benefit the students of the Pasco School District.

    These community partners are all directly connected to the Team Pasco House project, which is currently working on the 22nd Team Pasco Home. Century 21 Tri-Cities has provided marketing, advertising and realtor support for the Team Pasco Home project. Creative Concrete Design has provided reduced pricing for their concrete flat work on the Team Pasco House project for more than two decades. Hayden Homes has provided reduced land prices and covered the LID costs for the 2019 and 2020 Team Pasco Home projects. Horizon Construction Systems has provided reduced pricing for their drywall and painting services for the Team Pasco House project for more than two decades. Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors of America has donated instructor time and partially covered the costs of certification cards for more than 70 Pasco students who received training in OSHA 10 workplace safety, First Aid/CPR with AED, and Fork Lift Training. Royal Roofing, Inc. has provided reduced pricing for their roofing and siding services for Team Pasco House.

    Ignacio Cardenas and Mike Chavez with Royal Roofing, JB Arbogast with Horizon Construction Systems, Rees Wasney with Hayden Homes, Ivan Vera with Century 21 Tri-Cities, Duane and Mike Welch with Creative Concrete, and Joel Bouchey with Inland Northwest Associated Contractors of America all attended the meeting and were recognized by the board. A big “thank you” to these community partners for their generous commitment to our students and our community.


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  • 2/10/2020 Chiawana HS Junior visits New York to Promote FCCLA Week

    Posted by Nancy Martin on 2/10/2020

    FCCLA STUDENT IS ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA Chiawana HS Junior visits New York to Promote FCCLA Week February was a pretty busy month for Chiawana High School junior Brisa Hernandez. Hernandez spent the week of Feb. 10-14 in New York helping the National Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Executive Council plan for the National FCCLA conference that will be held in Washington, D.C. later this summer. Hernandez is currently serving as FCCLA’s National Vice President for Development. As part of their trip to New York, Brisa (front row, 3rd from left in photo) and the National FCCLA Executive Council appeared on ABC-TV’s Good Morning America to promote National FCCLA week. After the show, the group got a chance to meet the show’s hosts Robin Roberts and Ginger Zee, along with other members of the production team.

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    Posted by NM on 2/10/2020


    These FCCLA CHIAWANA students received a gold at Regionals for their community service projects and qualified for state. Please congratulate them if you see them. They worked extremely hard on their projects.  

    Matthew Bruce

    Ross Hickman

    Osvaldo Farias Garcia

    Mason Ballard

    Gabi Nava

    Jocelyne Neri

    Kenia Soto

    Rebekah Torres

    Briana Castro

    Kailee Sisounthone

    Deztiny Rodriguez

    Kallista Rodriquez

    Camille Wichers

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  • 11/05/2019 Today's Family & Consumer Sciences classes

    Posted by NM on 11/5/2019

    Today's Family & Consumer Sciences classes are all about teaching students the basics of self-reliance and preparing them for their future. Learning how to make basic recipes, alterations and repairs is a valuable life skill #CTE #SayYestoFCS.


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    Posted by NM on 3/18/2019

    FCCLA competed at State this last week!!

    Please send a congrats to these students if you see them. 

    • Briana Castro- took 2nd in National Programs, qualified for Nationals and is our new Wa State VP of Recognition. 
    • Mason Ballard- our new WA State VP of Region 8.
    • Rita Dik- State Champion in Nutrition and Wellness, (scored in the top 2 percent of everyone in all categories at State) and qualified for Nationals. 
    • Deztiny Rodriguez- State Champion in Fashion Design and qualified for Nationals
    • Lillie Coffey- took 2nd in Interpersonal Communications-National Qualifier
    • Brisa Hernandez will run for National Officer this summer and she did an excellent job being in charge of the entire state competition this year!! 

    All others did great, but did not place. Our chapter also took home several other awards for our family and community service projects. Whoop!! Whoop!! 

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    Posted by Nancy Martin on 3/3/2019

    DECA state competition update:

    Congratulations to CHS DECA.  54 students competed this weekend and celebrated in winning the largest chapter in the state with over 350 members.  

    The following students qualified for Internationals in their Business, Marketing, Leadership our Advocacy category:

    • Ally Gadd
    • CeCelia Urban
    • Mickey West
    • Ryan Lowry 
    • Freshman Mia Wiberg

    The following for their gold standard award in SBE (School Based Enterprise - The Hawks Nest)

    • Led by Quinn Johnson
    • Liz Flores
    • Caleb Leavitt

    As well as Freshman Jalen Webber and Evan Ellis in earning academy qualification for their excellence in chapter performance.

    We may have two others qualify in the academy level.  

    Lastly we had the pleasure of welcoming Liz Flores to the stage while introducing her as next year's 2019-2020 Area 6 DECA president.

    Picture in order:  Mia Wiberg, Ally Gadd twice, Chapter - Repping largest Chapter , Liz Flores - introduced, Chapter with Wallwork and Cazier, Ally Gadd and Ryan Lowry accepting largest chapter award and trophy, Advisors Bell, Baie and Callahan in attendance and repping CTE, Liz Flores - introduced.  

    Advisors Paula Curtright and Kathey Hatfield managing all at school with Store Aide Torres.  Shawn Guajardo and Kyle Low attended as amazing and helpful chaperones. 

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  • 5/10-12/2018 88th WA State FFA Convention -National Qualifiers

    Posted by Nancy Martin on 5/10/2018


    EVENT:  88th WA State FFA Convention -National Qualifiers 

    DATE:  May 10th-12th, 2018 

    LOCATION:  Washington State University, Pullman, WA                                

    STORY:  Chiawana FFA Members Win Top Awards at WA FFA State Convention

    Pullman- Members of the Chiawana FFA were state champions in the Washington FFA Employment Skills Leadership Development Event (LDE) and the Talent competition. The event was held in conjunction with the 88th Washington State FFA Convention in Pullman, WA. The teams, led by Chiawana advisors Johnson, Coulsey & Alford, were awarded 1st place plaques in their respective events and have qualified to represent WA at the National FFA Convention in October 2018. Trevor Schmitt was the state winner of Employment Skills and was also installed as the 2018-2019 WA State Vice President. Brenda Lopez, Brysa Castaneda and Jesus Ramirez were the state winners of Talent.

    The WA FFA Employment LDE is designed to allow students to develop, practice, and demonstrate skills needed in seeking employment in the agriculture industry, while examining career interests and opportunities in their local communities. The event is designed to recognize outstanding FFA members for their ability to prepare and interview for real-world employment opportunities. Part of the preparation includes creating a cover letter, résumé and completing a job application. Participants also show their ability to think on their feet through a networking activity. The event, held at the WSU Campus in Pullman, WA., is one of many educational activities at the WA State FFA Convention & Expo in which FFA members practice the lessons learned in agricultural education classes.

    The WA FFA talent contest shows off the incredible diversity among FFA members in the state. Twenty-six talent competitors &/or teams auditioned in Daggy Hall on the Pullman campus on Thursday May 10th. Eight of those went on to perform in one of the four general sessions in Beasley Coliseum which held as many as 3,100 FFA members and guests. In the final general session talent competitors were recognized for their hard work.

    Also receiving recognition was the 3rd place Poultry Evaluation team; Baylee Easterday, Hannah Easterday, Vanessa Ortiz, Alyssa Gerhard. Third place Extemporaneous speaking went to Trevor Schmitt. State Degree awards were received by Baylee Easterday & Trevor Schmitt. Chiawana FFA is an affiliated chapter and received the 100% membership award.

    About National FFA Organization

    The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 653,359 student members as part of 8,568 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at, on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.

     *click here for Washington State FFA Convention  Wraps Up in Pullman, article by WA State FFA

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  • 5/2018 Project Goodwill 2018

    Posted by Nancy Martin on 5/1/2018


    Project Goodwill 2018 was a huge success for Chiawana with 2 teams participating, both our FCCLA and DECA clubs.  We want to thank everyone that came out and supported us!  There was a great turn out and it was a really fun night!!! 

    FCCLA won the Grand Designer award which is the biggest award of the evening and being their first year competing is a huge accomplishment! They also came away with the win for their professionally construct and stunning paper creation designed and made by Solé Meraz and Kai Sisounthone.  All these funds are going towards their nationals trip to Atlanta this summer!

    DECA won People’s Choice for the 9th year in a row, no other team has ever won, CHIAWANA DECA Title Holders!!  They also came away with winning Top Run Way Presence thanks to their models, Mickey West, Marissa Logozzo and Kali Jo Stevens and putting their own personality into their character. 

    We want to thank all those who came, families, friends, students and staff who gave up their night to support CHS and Goodwill!! 


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