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a l e of c ntents 00 Intro 02 Spring Break 04 Chess 06 CIF Sports 08 ASB Elections 10 One Acts 12 Ravens Give Back 14 CCA Culture 16 Envision 18 Colleges 20 Challenge Day 21 Food 22 ASB Events 24 Play! 26 Cirque de CCA 28 Outro


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Spring break As a freshman, Spring Break means weeks at the beach and hours spent working on the perfect tan. As a sophmore, the week is dedicated to enjoying the last year of relaxing before dreaded May when testing starts. As a junior, it means the gearing up for AP tests, ACTs, SATs, and subject tests. As a senior, the break is a week of traveling mayham trying to find the perfect college. Spring Break may be a different scene for everyone, but CCA students still find the time to travel the world, expirence forgien cultures, and visit some of the most exciting cities in the world. Whether Ravens are perusing the Taj Mahal in India, viewing the Mona Lisa in France, or even just basking in beautiful San Diego sun, Spring Break holds an adventure for everyone.

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Chess Chess The best part about CCA’s Envision program is its ability to infuse many forms of art, including dance, media, music, and choir (and even our principal) to produce a play that seemed to be a feast for the eyes and ears. The chess player’s battle between the USA and the USSR was injected with hits like ‘I Know Him So Well’ and ‘One Night in Bangkok’ that kept the audience on the edge of their seats and itching to sing along. Alongside the Cold War chess game was a love triangle that blurred the lines of loyalty between husband, wife, and national pride. The play was a sold-out extravaganza that uniquely combined the performing arts divisions of Envision to create what are the essential roots of CCA. It was clear, just by watching the show, that the performers were creating memories for themselves, as well as for the audience.

“It was exciting to collaborate with the musicians, dancers, and actors.” -Ivanna Patton (12)

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This spring, almost every Canyon Crest sport made it to CIF Playoffs. The teams that continued on were Softball, Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Track and Field, Boys Tennis, Boys Golf, Baseball, Swimming, and Boy’s Volleyball. The volleyball team made it to the semi-finals before being eliminated. Also, Track and Field had multiple individuals reach the podium including a first place finish by junior Olivia McGuigan. This year’s Boys Tennis team was eliminated in the second round of the playoffs, but has a promising chance in the individual rounds with the top seed in both singles and doubles.

“Our hard work really paid off and we had a great time.” -Nathan Miner (12)


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“Next year, my goal is to unite the student body more through fun events as well as using their input to influence all of the important decisions that are made regarding the school.” -Jon Zhang (11)

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This year, on May 5th-7th, CCA’s Envision Theater put on the One Act Festival, which featured eight short plays directed by students in theater conservatory. The festival was divided into a Show A and a Show B, and took place in the Black Box Theater. The student directors were Chris Denton, Ana Freeman, Jessica Tierney, Tracy McDowell, Haley Carlborg, Shaina Krevat, Patrick Kelley, Izzy Pollack, and Lily Detweiler. The festival was a unique opportunity for students to try their hand at directing, and some

of the directors even wrote their own pieces. The student directors had to submit proposals to Mr. Schwartz and audition other students to be in the show, and then rehearse for several months. The cast consisted of both conservatory and non-conservatory actors; many of these actors were in more than one play. Since the One Act Festival had eight short plays instead of one large one, it contained a little of everything-dramas, comedies, and even a musical. The plays explored such varied themes as religion, coming out, mental illness, and marital problems. Ana Freeman described the process of working on the One Act Festival as the “highlight of [her] time in Conservatory.”


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With more than 2,500 items donated to benefit CCA’s foundation, the May Swap Meet was a huge success. From pogo sticks to Mexican Train Sets, there was sure to be something for everyone!

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After being welcomed by a tunnel of adult volunteers, peer leaders, and teachers, students who chose to participate in Challenge Day get familiar with each other, by playing games involving lots of hugging and dancing. Then, the Challenge Day leaders encourage everyone to break down the walls they have built over themselves; everyone gets two minutes to talk about themselves to a small group of people. Complete strangers reach out to one another to comfort and show that someone cares. After, everyone participates in “Cross the Line”, one of the most powerful activities of the day done in complete silence. To show love for one another, everyone holds up the sign for “I love you” in sign language. The day bonded people who had never met before for life, challenged them to love themselves and others, and ‘be the change you wish to see in the world’.

“I have learned to not judge others based on first appearance.” - Sara Toulouie (9)

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1. ‘American Honey’, covered by Jamie Hart, 10, and accompanied by Austin Comstock, 11. 2. Olivia Moceri, 11, introduces Coffee Break. 3. Hannah Kent, 11, singing ‘Summertime’, accompanied by Nicole O’Shea, 11, on keyboard.

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Play! begins with a enthusiastic and loud welcome from the ringleaders Jason Segal (11) and Andrey Misyutin (12), and live cheery circus-like music from the stage right. The show continues with dancers, singers, and the instrumentals, with songs like the ever-classic Pokémon theme

song and childrens’ songs, such as ‘Pinocchio’. The plentiful array of the scenes keeps the audience fixated on the show until the intermission, where cotton candy is sold. Showing off CCA’s diversity of talents, the vocals, the instruments, and dance inter-

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mingle in scenes; in some, such as the Dance Conservatory solos, there are both singers and dancers on the stage at a time. In the end, Play! proves itself to the epitome of CCA’s talents and uniqueness; including the impromptu samba dance party in front of the theatre after the last show.


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The Cirque du CCA Gala, held on May 20th at Anthology, Little Italy, was definitely a one-ofa-kind fundraiser, showcasing some of what exactly makes our school so incredible and extraordinary. The guests were able to enjoy the talents of the Envision Performing Arts students, including a repeat performance of ‘Play!’ with all

the glitter, music, instruments, silly hats, and dance, some of the student-produced, studentdirected, student-performed ‘One Act’ plays, and an especially prepared recital by CCA’s choir, accompanied by a dancer and two enormous harps. Gymnasts and acrobats performed above the audience, executing gravitydefying and heart-stopping stunts

perfectly, as people on stilts walked amongst the crowd, dwarfing even the tallest adult there. Afterwards, there was dancing to the music of the Eve Selis Band, and a silent auction. The money raised by this fundraiser went to the CCA Foundation, to benefit the school and the students in future years.


“It was really thrilling to see how much money CCA raised. Performing at a well-known venue was exhilarating.” -Jason Segal (11)


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