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posted Feb 19, 2015, 7:47 AM by   [ updated Apr 3, 2015, 11:29 AM ]
  • Mr. & Miss Crestonian 2014

    The Crest basketball game against Kings Mountain High School and the crowning of Mr. & Miss Crestonian 2014 scheduled for January 31 have been changed to Thursday, January 30 due to needing to prepare for the SMAC Wrestling Tournament being hosted at Crest on Saturday, February 1.  Mr. & Miss Crestonian will be at an extended halftime of the girls game on Thursday, January 30.

  • Jacob Camp Recognized in Oratorical Contest

    A tenth grader from Crest High School has been recognized for participating in the High School Oratorical Contest sponsored by Shelby American Legion Post 82.  Jacob Camp received a certificate and  cash award for taking part in the event Saturday, January 11, in the fellowship hall of Ascension Lutheran Church in Shelby.    
    Camp was one of four students from area schools who had to deliver a prepared oration on the Constitution, then had a short time to prepare a presentation on one of the Amendments.   
    The 13th Amendment,  which prohibited slavery and involuntary servitude, was selected that morning.

    Congratulations, Jacob!

  • Jerick Haynes Scored His 1,000th Point

    On Saturday, December 28, Jerick Haynes scored his 1,000th career high school point in Crest's game against Kings Mountain High School at the Cleveland County Holiday Classic.  For any high school basketball player, reaching the 1000 point mark is a tremendous accomplishment.  To do it in the first half of your junior season is absolutely amazing.  The Charger Nation is proud of Jerick and look forward to his continued success on the basketball court.

  • Cooking to Learn

    Mrs. Sahudi Navarro recently visited Mrs. Sisk's Honors Spanish III class at Crest High School. Mrs. Navarro is from Puerto Rico and now teaches ESL here in Cleveland County. Students wanted to know more about Puerto Rican food and culture since they were studying cooking terminology in class. Mrs. Navarro went above and beyond with her presentation. She shared a video about Puerto Rico and a Power Point with several recipes and cooking tips, and then cooked for everyone! She showed the students how to prepare "arroz con gandules" which is a traditional dish of rice with pigeon peas. Then she also made "champola," a delicious tropical drink, for the students to enjoy. The lesson ended with everyone getting to eat "quesitos," a tasty pastry made with cream cheese, for dessert. The students loved hearing Mrs. Navarro speak in Spanish to explain how she was cooking everything and to tell them all about the ingredients. It was a fun and memorable experience for all the students, and everyone certainly enjoyed the delicious food!

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  • CHS and BSE Partnership

    Crest High School Spanish students have partnered with numerous classes and grade levels at Boiling Springs Elementary School to teach and learn Spanish together. Every third Thursday Crest students lead fun and interactive Spanish lessons which enrich the Elementary and High School curriculums. Lessons normally last 30 minutes and include whole group and small group/partner practice. The teachers start off whole group with lively songs and a lesson dealing with topics such as colors, introductions, animals, and numbers. Crest students then work one-on-one with the Boiling Springs students to complete an activity that reinforces the lesson for the day. The elementary school students love the engaging lessons and the high school students are all smiles as well. Both age groups are learning and practicing Spanish together and having fun while doing it. This partnership allows elementary students to see successful high school students engaged in their education and gives the high school students the opportunity to teach and learn in a fun and interactive environment. It is a positive and fun educational experience for all!

  • Watch out for Scooter!

    Crest's Honors Electronic II class has been busy building robots.  The robot's name is Scooter.  It is a sound and/or motion-controlled robot.  It continues on its path until it either hits an object or hears a loud sound.  At that point, it changes directions.  Last week, the class completed building their Scooter and raced them.  On the sidewalk, outside, the students had a starting point and at the signal, they started toward the finish line.  Scooter had to touch both sides of the rail along the track and cross the finish line.  It became hilarious since all the students were trying to control their robot with clapping and stomping their feet.  The other robots heard this noise and would change direction also.  We did end up having one winner, Cy Lowery.

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  • Students Deck the Halls with Christmas Cheer

    Over 15 students in the Occupational Course of Study classes gave back this holiday season by decorating doors of residents at Carillon Assisted Living in Shelby.  Students participated in the event last year, and were excited to participate again.  A winner of best door will be given next week.

  • Learning to Capture the Moment--Fast!!

    Crest Yearbook students were invited to a Photography Workshop in Charlotte, NC.  During the workshop, they learned the correct techniques for taking the perfect action shots, and they were able to test their new skills on the Charlotte Checkers Hockey team during a fast-paced practice before their game.

  • Christmas Holiday Break

    School will be closed from December 23 through January 1 for Christmas and New Year's holidays.  School will resume on January 2.  Have a safe and enjoyable holiday break!

  • State Bound! Game Information

    The Crest Chargers will be playing Saturday, December 14, at Wake Forest University, against Southern Durham for the State 3AA Championship.

    Advance sale tickets will be available in the front office beginning Tuesday.  The cost is $9.  Tickets at the game are $10.  Children 5 and under are free.  Advance sale tickets may be purchased until Friday morning at 10:00.  Online tickets may be purchased until Thursday on the NCHSAA web site.

    Charter buses are being organized for community members, students, and staff on a first come, first serve basis.  The cost for the bus is $15.  Only full buses will be confirmed.  Bus sign ups will end on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30.  Everyone will be notified on Thursday if they are on a bus.

    Check back for possible updates.

    Go Chargers!!!

  • Top Violist in All-State Orchestra

    Congratulations to Bryan Johnson for his participation in the All-State Orchestra during the North Carolina Music Educators Association conference in Winston-Salem during November.  Bryan auditioned at the event and received the principal viola position in the orchestra, ranking as the top violist in the state, as well as playing a solo in the final performance.  This is a first in the history of Crest High School.  Great job Bryan!

  • National Technical Honor Society Induction

    On Thursday, November 7, 2013 Cleveland County Schools held its induction ceremony of the National Technical Honor Society at Malcolm Brown Auditorium for 198 high school students.  NTHS recognizes the achievements of outstanding students in Career-Technical Education.  Crest, Burns, Shelby, and Kings Mountain High Schools inducted new members and awarded honor cords to seniors. 

    Mr. Tony Fogleman, Career-Technical Director for Cleveland County Schools, provided opening and closing remarks.  NTHS presidents from each school led the candle lighting ceremony.  Principals from each high school read the names of the inductees.  The ceremony was attended by parents, Career-Technical Education teachers, school board members, and the superintendent. 

    Membership in NTHS is by invitation only.  Students are nominated for membership by a Career Technical Education teacher. They must be a junior or senior who has demonstrated academic excellence and good character, must have taken four or more courses within one of the North Carolina career clusters (one being an advanced level course), and maintain a required GPA.  

    There are many benefits for NTHS members.  Students receive a certificate of membership, a decal, a tassel, membership pin, and a seal that is placed on their diploma. They also have an opportunity to apply for scholarships offered only through NTHS. Students may receive up to three letters of recommendation from the National Technical Honor Society to be used when seeking employment, college admission, or scholarships.  These students will again be recognized during each high school’s awards day and graduation ceremonies.  NTHS members wear purple and white honor cords at graduation and their names are noted on the program.

  • Spanish Classes Learn About Spanish Culture at Art Blooms in Shelby

    During the Fall semester the Spanish departments took their students to a local art studio for a great hands on learning experience. Mrs. Callahan, Mrs. Rogers and Mrs. Sisk took their Spanish I, II, III and IV classes to Art Blooms Do it Yourself Art Studio in uptown Shelby, NC. Rachelle Eason, local artist and owner of Art Blooms, explained the basics of glazing and firing pottery. She also encouraged the students to think creatively and express themselves through their painting and designs. Students thoroughly enjoyed painting while gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of Hispanic art and culture. Spanish I students painted 6" tiles. Spanish II students painted "perfect little dishes," while Spanish III students painted guitar spoon rests.

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  • Thanksgiving Break

    School will be closed from Wednesday, November 27, through Friday, November 29 for Thanksgiving.  Have a safe and thankful break!

  • Freshman Career Event

    The Freshman Career Event was held on Friday, November 8.   Freshmen rotated between three speakers of their choice.  Careers represented were medical, law enforcement, military, welding, professional football, business, speech therapy, agriculture, construction, engineering, teaching, automotive, and computers.  Thank you to the following speakers who volunteered their time and experience to this successful event!

    Nursing--Clarissa Hall, CHS
    EMS, Emergency Room Nursing--Tanner Balcom, Leise Sny
    Professional Athlete--Willie Green, NFL
    Military--Sargent Doyle Neason, CHS
    Law Enforcement-_Officer Rick Hall, Highway Patrol
    Teaching--LaShonda Shaw, CHS
    Welding--Penny Clontz and Wesley Stevens, CHS
    Construction--Chris Greene, Hoke Enterprises
    Automotives--Nicole Humphries, Humphries Automotives
    Engineer--Derrick Shaw, Denver-Global
    Computers--Chance Witherspoon and Steve Putnam, Cleveland Community College
    Speech Therapy--Jamie Wilson, CCS
    Agriculture--Chris Wilson, Wilson Farms


  • Pumpkin Partnership

    This year, as well as for the past few years, students at Crest High School and other schools around the county have been carving pumpkins to assist with the Grover Pumpkin Festival.  This year about 100 pumpkins were sent to the art department to be carved and sent back to the town of Grover to be featured on the “pumpkin wall” during the festival.  The craftsmanship of the pumpkins was top notch featuring various types of carvings ranging from traditional faces, to detailed stencils, and even some very sculptural designs.

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  • Drama Students Perform at North Carolina Theatre Conference Play Festival

    On November 1st and 2nd the Drama Department at Crest High School performed in the North Carolina Theatre Conference Play Festival. Richie Grafe, a senior said that "It was an amazing experience, getting to see so many amazing plays and meeting all the people I did. It's something I'll never experience again and I loved it!". They performed two shows, "Breaking News" and " 'Night, Mother". They took home an award for Excellence in Costume and Makeup Design for their two shows! Senior Sam Smith had this to say about his experience, "A weekend with theatre geeks, what's not to love?". Together the students performed and then watched other schools perform plays over the course of the two day event. Kenzie Lee, a senior drama student said " NCTC was a ton of fun, it really gets the creativity levels pumped up!".

  • CHS @ Shelby

    The Crest High Football Chargers will be traveling to Shelby to take on the Golden Lions.  The game starts at 7:30 p.m.  Be there!