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After completing volunteer hours, student-led conferences, parent volunteer hours, and all the requirements of a college/career ready high school diploma, 72 students graduated from Challenger Early College High School on Saturday, May 24, 2014.  65 of the graduates also earned an AA from Catawba Valley Community College.  94% will be continuing their education. 

 Graduation 2014

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Go to the following website to watch the Senior Video.



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CHALLENGER Students win again!

Several CHS students were members of the CVCC SkillsUSA team and competed recently.  Every CHS student won a medal. Congratulations to the following students on their successes:

Customer Service:
1st:Leslie Romero
2nd: Gianella Romero
3rd: Jairo Betancourt

Job Interview
4th: Lilly Wong
Extemporaneous speaking
2nd: Thomas Beasley
Prepared speaking
3rd: Johnny Vang.
4th: Rubie Medina
Quiz bowl
4th: Megan Turnbull, Pang Yang, Imelda Navarro, Kyle Chang, Seth Hoyle, Blake Shook, Brian Yang
Thomas Beasley also won a State office for SkillsUSA!



Congratulations to CHALLENGER Counselor Kara Osborne! 2014 Catawba County Secondary Counselor of the Year.

Heather Benfield

Fred Whalen
Assistant Principal

Debbie Austin
CVCC Liaison

2550 Highway 70 Southeast
Hickory, NC  28602
Office (828) 485-2980
Fax (828) 485-2981


 Firebird Office Hours


Hours for the Firebird Office are from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Monday - Friday. 



 College-Ready Firebirds


 Second Year in a Row: Challenger named "Honor School of Excellence!"

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