Be the Match!



Canyon HOSA has partnered with Be The Match this year, and what they do is they help patients with blood cancers and other life-threatening diseases find donors and we raise money to help them afford them.


Basically, matching genetic type is not as simple as matching blood type and that’s why we need more people for our registry. A larger selection will make it more likely that one of our patients can find a match.


To join the registry, text “HOSACanyon” to 61474. Once you do this you will complete a health history form and give us a swab of cheek cells. Make sure you meet the requirements and be willing to donate if you do match with a patient.


If you have any questions our Instagram handle is @canyon.hosa and our Remind code can be texted to 81010

Chapman Annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest

Chapman University sponsors an annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest. The contest promotes a deeper understanding of the Holocaust by connecting students to Holocaust survivors through survivors' personal testimony. Students listen to survivor testimonies and create poetry, prose, art, or film in response to an assigned prompt.  Ms. Deloyola encourages her 9th-grade students to participate in the contest and may only submit three entries total for the entire school. 


For this year's contest, the students responded to the following prompt:


"As you listen to the survivor’s or rescuer’s testimony, and as you reflect on the stories they tell, write down a specific word, phrase, or sentence that speaks to the inner strength of this individual and the role of connectedness in sustaining strength.


As the person now entrusted with this individual’s memory, through your creativity in art, poetry, prose, or film, explore this word, phrase or sentence as central to the survivor’s or rescuer’s story, your understanding of the Holocaust, and your own search for inner and shared strength during the Covid-19 pandemic."


Angie Ahrendt's poem Dared to Be Different is the 2nd Place Winner in Poetry division and Jiya Patel's

was a finalist in the same category.  Paige Samson's His Hope completed the three entries for our school.


Congratulations to all our students who entered the contest!  These students took advantage of an opportunity to engage and connect personal testimonies to their own search for meaning during these trying times.


The contest is open to all students.  Any student interested in entering the 23rd Annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest in 2022 can connect with Ms. Deloyola.

Angelina (Angie) Ahrendt

2nd Place Winner in Poetry division

Jiya Patel

Paige Samson

Canyon's National Merit Semi Finalists

by Yasmine Shmara, Canyon Journalism

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced that there are 16,000 high school seniors who qualified for their 67th annual scholarship program--collectively known as National Merit Semi Finalists.

Four of the National Merit Semi Finalists are from Canyon High School.  Congratulations to Jayson Hall, Jeremy Letrac, Ethan Nguyen, and Ohm Patel.

National Merit Semi Finalists are students who earned a perfect score on the PSAT.

When asked how does hard work factor into success, Ohm Patel says, “It’s more about smart work than hard work. It is not good to study too much or alone. Study in groups and enjoy it. Mental health is also important so take a break for mental health because it is as important as school.”

This distinguished group of students have a chance to compete for 7,500 scholarships that are worth almost $30 million. To qualify as a finalist, students and a high school official must submit a detailed scholarship application that includes the student’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received.

Semifinalists must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT or ACT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.

The 16,000 semifinalists nationwide represent less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors.