Alumni Blog

2408, 2020

Challenger Star Olson Flies With Eagles

August 24th, 2020|Categories: Alumni, Cascade Christian High School, Latest News, The Face of Grace Cascade|

As a high school freshman, he was just 5'7" and weighed 125 pounds. Who would have imagined then that Dante Olson would become a defensive force at Cascade Christian, and later a Buchanan Award linebacker at the University of Montana. The son of Jeff and Linda Olson had no doubts, and this summer, he is realizing his dreams of playing professional football. Olson is in training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles after signing a free [...]

2108, 2019

Spark Founder Megan Kim Excelling At Wheaton

August 21st, 2019|Categories: Alumni|

Megan Kim, CCHS Class of 2017, founded Spark, a literary journal, in 2015. At Wheaton College in Illinois, she has continued to pursue a passion for storytelling. An English Writing and Philosophy Integrated with Urban Studies double major, she hopes to learn how to better tie together that love and her desire to see reconciliation in matters of racial and other social injustices through a Fall 2019 semester at Wheaton’s Urban Studies program in Chicago’s South [...]

2108, 2019

Jake Quast Named Outstanding Student

August 21st, 2019|Categories: Alumni|

Cascade Christian graduate Jake Quast ('15) graduates from Dominican University of California on a high note. He was named "Outstanding Student"commencement. Considering all he did while in college, it's an honor well-deserved. His studies include time abroad at Oxford University in England studying criminal law. He was also a key member of the Penguins golf team, helping it achieve historic successes in NCAA Division II competition. The Business Administration major and Pre-Law minor also garnered [...]

1508, 2018

August 15th, 2018|Categories: Alumni|

So great to see a Cascade Christian High School alum enjoying experiences beyond our walls! Stella is part of the Class of 2017.

204, 2018

Cascade Christian Alum Receives Fellowship to University of Wisconsin-Madison

April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Alumni, College & Career News, Latest News|

Congratulations to Alexis Paperman, CCHS Class of 2014, who has been awarded the L&S Community of Graduate Research Scholars Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison! Alexis plans to obtain a Master's in Library Science while studying at UW-Madison, with all expenses paid by the Fellowship. Currently, Alexis is studying at Whitworth University and will obtain her Bachelor of Arts in English this May 2018. I partly attribute Alexis' successes in college and her receiving this [...]

1810, 2017

Meet Becky

October 18th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, Athletics, Cascade Christian High School, Latest News|

Becky Abbott by Marina Croy (CCHS senior) Becky and her husband, Tony, are expecting their third child. In 2007, Becky Abbott graduated from Cascade Christian High School. Today, she remains involved with Cascade Christian as an alumni, coach, and parent. Coming from a Cascade family, with sisters graduating from CCHS and parents on the school board, Abbott remarks that she spent much of her childhood and adolescence at Cascade High School. Becky Abbott [...]

1509, 2017

CCHS Alumni Revisit Poetry Out Loud

September 15th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, Cascade Christian High School, Latest News|

Recently Cascade Christian High School alumni Jillian Frakes (class of 2012) and Megan Kim (class of 2017) were interviewed by the Oregon Arts Commission regarding their participation in the National Poetry Out Loud recitation competition. Jillian was the Oregon Poetry Out Loud representative in 2012 and Megan Kim represented Oregon last year (2017). Below is a YouTube video featuring both ladies. Jillian is at the beginning. Megan is 3:54 into the video. Megan Kim [...]

609, 2017

2nd Annual Alumni Football Game

September 6th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, Cascade Christian High School|

We are hosting another flag football game for our alumni! We invite alumni, parents, current families, and friends to come out and share in the fun. Curbside King will be onsite so plan on bringing the whole family for food, fellowship and fun! Homecoming Weekend October 14, 2017 10:30 AM registration, 11:00 AM Kick-off Challenger Park - behind Cascade Christian High School FIRST 100 CCHS Alumni to register receives a buy-one-get-one free coupon for Curbside King! [...]

1605, 2017

Class of 2007 Ten-Year Reunion

May 16th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, Latest News|

Cascade Christian High School Class of 2007 Ten-Year Reunion Friday, July 21 - Saturday, July 22, 2017 Plans are developing for the Class of 2007 ten-year high school reunion. Be sure to mark your calendars! Friday, July 21 No host dinner at 4 Daughters restaurant in downtown Medford 7 PM Saturday, July 22 Luncheon in the Cascade Christian High School Commons (a.k.a. library) Family-friendly - bring your kids! Ticket price for lunch TBA Be sure [...]

704, 2017

Miss Rogue Valley pageant winners

April 7th, 2017|Categories: Alumni|

Congratulations to Kylie Smith, CCHS Class of 2013, who was crowned 2017 Miss Rogue Valley. Source: Miss Rogue Valley pageant winners

603, 2017

Megan Kim advances to State Poetry Out Loud Contest

March 6th, 2017|Categories: Academics, Alumni, Cascade Christian High School, Student Leaders|

On Saturday, March 4, Megan Kim (senior), competed in the regional Poetry Out Loud contest alongside six other students from area schools. The contest was held at the Medford Public Library. With her eloquent recitations of Degress of Gray in Philipsburg by Richard Hugo and Bleeding Heart by Carmen Gimenez Smith, she was one of three finalists who was chosen to compete at the State level next weekend in Salem. After the competition was over, the three [...]

1302, 2017

Share the Narrative

February 13th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, Cascade Christian High School, Clubs, Latest News|

Cascade's annual Literary Magazine, Spark, will be publishing a 2nd edition Spring 2017. The magazine highlights the artistic and literary talents of the Cascade Christian student body as well as creating thoroughly entertaining and thought-provoking material for all its readers. Writers, artists, and photographers are encouraged to submit their work as soon as possible. See your English teacher for submission guidelines. If you have questions, please talk to Megan Kim, Christina Cannon, Andrew Ford, [...]

212, 2016

Gifts of Grace Revisited

December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Alumni, Grace and Cascade Christian Schools, Holidays, Latest News, Performing Arts, Service and Outreach|Tags: |

      Lights were glittering, cider was sparkling and students were dazzling at last night’s Gifts of Grace benefit dinner. The gym was transformed to a silver and blue winter wonderland and over 230 guests enjoyed the festive evening. Artwork from students of all ages was displayed in the foyer for guests to adore as they fellowshipped and listened to the Cascade Christian High School Jazz Band and Concert Choir alternate performing Christmas melodies. [...]

909, 2016

Middle School Ribbon Cut Celebration!

September 9th, 2016|Categories: Academics, Alumni, Cascade Christian Middle School, Latest News|

Celebrate with us! We are continually amazed at the great things the Lord is doing for our schools. A lot of work has taken place over the previous two years to come to this moment and we can't thank enough our donors, families, staff, and local businesses who all had a part in making this happen. If you were not able to attend the Cascade Christian Middle School Ribbon Cut Celebration on August 30, 2016, [...]

2706, 2016

Cascade Christian Alum takes Internship at Mayer Brown in Washington, D.C.

June 27th, 2016|Categories: Alumni, Cascade Christian High School, Latest News|

Cascade Christian is proud to spotlight one of its alumni, Paul Henderson, as he undertakes an internship at Mayer Brown in Washington, D.C. Pictured below, Paul recently had the opportunity to meet Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas during the Originalism Boot Camp on May 26th.  Paul graduated from Cascade Christian in 2008, and from Pepperdine University in 2012. Paul began law school at Yale in 2014, and is anticipated to graduate in 2017. Paul is [...]

2204, 2016

Cascade Christian Construction Class

April 22nd, 2016|Categories: Alumni, Applied Arts, Cascade Christian High School, College & Career, Latest News|Tags: , , |

Check out the video below and see the exciting things happening in Cascade Christian High School's construction class! Taught by Mr. Jered Gritters (who is also the cherished Senior Bible instructor), students learn skills all the way from the design process to how to physically construct a project. Students apply math and physics concepts that they learn in the classroom. The end projects are well-built, sturdy masterpieces that students are proud to say they are a part of creating. [...]

1104, 2016

Two School Records Broken this Weekend in Track!

April 11th, 2016|Categories: Alumni, Athletics, Cascade Christian High School, Latest News|Tags: , , |

Congratulations to sophomore, Zach Booker, and freshman, Emily Stephens, who broke Cascade Christian High School track records this past weekend at the Maynard Mai Invitational held in Glide, Oregon. In the men's Triple Jump, Zach had an impressive 43'2" jump. Not only was this a CCHS record, but it also broke the record for the Maynard Mai meet! The previous CCHS record holder was Aric Alcatara in 2013, with a 42'11" jump. Emily jumped 5'2" in the High Jump. [...]

502, 2016

Beyond Cascade Christian: Passionately Serving the Lord

February 5th, 2016|Categories: Alumni, Cascade Christian High School, College & Career, Latest News, Service and Outreach, The Face of Grace Cascade|

Meet Stephanie Stephanie Smith is a Cascade Christian High School Class of 2010 alumnus. She recently graduated from Oregon State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Stephanie has a passion for sports and youth, as has been evidenced throughout her life. While attending Cascade Christian, Stephanie participated in soccer and softball all four years and was an active member of Youth for Christ. She was involved in a myriad of activities working [...]

506, 2015

We Say “See you Later” to the Class of 2015

June 5th, 2015|Categories: Alumni, Cascade Christian High School, Latest News|

The Class of 2015 held their Baccalaureate Service on Thursday, May 28, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Medford. Speeches and testimonies were delivered, academic and co-curricular accomplishments were acknowledged, and a sense of the "end is very near" was in the air. The Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2015 was held in the Cascade Christian High School Pavilion on Saturday, May 30. The rich royal purple curtains behind the stage reminded those [...]

2004, 2015

The 2015 GCS Seaside Escape Live & Silent Auction Booklet Available Online for Viewing

April 20th, 2015|Categories: Alumni, Cascade Christian High School, Grace and Cascade Christian Schools, Grace Christian Elementary School, Grace Christian Middle School, Latest News|Tags: |

The 2015 GCS Seaside Escape booklet, featuring all of the silent baskets and the live items for the auction event on April 25, is now available to view. Take a look now so that you don't miss out on some awesome items on Saturday! The auction booklet can be viewed full screen by clicking on the double arrow icon below. It is best viewed using Chrome or Firefox, and does not view as well in Internet Explorer. [real3dflipbook [...]

1304, 2015

Grace & Cascade Christian Schools – Seaside Escape Online Auction Open for Bids!

April 13th, 2015|Categories: Alumni, Cascade Christian High School, Grace and Cascade Christian Schools, Grace Christian Elementary School, Grace Christian Middle School, Latest News|Tags: |

Seaside Escape Online Auction Now Open for Bids! Check out over 100 items for bid - find something for everyone! Below are just a few samples. Three gift cards available - Opening bid $5! Golf for 2 at Centennial - Opening bid $15! Fix up your yard with 5 yards of bark - Opening bid $15! Fix up yourself with 4 personal trainer sessions - Opening bid [...]

904, 2015

CCHS Alumni Stay Connected through The Arts

April 9th, 2015|Categories: Alumni, Cascade Christian High School, Latest News|

Jordan Martinez, author Jordan Martinez (Class of 2012) currently writes for the Veritas News at Eastern Nazarene College where she is finishing up her third year studying creative writing/journalism. Micah McCaw in concert         Recently she wrote an article about fellow alum, Micah McCaw (Class of 2012), whose music career is taking off.  Click here to read the article about Micah's music based on Biblical characters, as written by Jordan.

104, 2015

CCHS Alumna Emily Fleischer Releases her First Book

April 1st, 2015|Categories: Alumni, Latest News|

Congratulations to Grace Christian School and Cascade Christian High School 2007 alumna, Emily Fleischer, who has recently published her first book, Substance of the Unseen. We encourage you to visit her website and learn more about her work based on Biblical truths.

2601, 2015

Cascade Graduate, Breanna Sapienza, Chosen as SOSC Female Athlete of the Year

January 26th, 2015|Categories: Alumni, Athletics, Cascade Christian High School, Latest News|Tags: |

UPDATE! We are excited to announce that Cascade Christian High School graduate, Breanna Sapienza (Class of 2014) has been chosen by the Southern Oregon Sports Commission (SOSC) as the Rogue Valley 2014  Female Athlete of the Year! CCHS Swim Team 2014. Breanna is pictured 2nd from the right, back row. While participating on the CCHS Challenger swim team, Breanna became one of the top decorated swimmers to come out of southern Oregon, with eight state championships at [...]

2101, 2015

Get your Challengers Gear!

January 21st, 2015|Categories: Academics, Alumni, Athletics, Cascade Christian High School, Grace Christian Middle School, Latest News, Performing Arts|

The Cascade Christian High School Challengers' official Lids Sideline Store is back on the website! CLICK HERE  to customize and order gear for your favorite athlete, musician, club member, class officer, alumni, fan, or other!

2411, 2014

Congratulations to Paul Henderson (Class of 2008)

November 24th, 2014|Categories: Alumni, Latest News|

Congratulations to Paul Henderson (Class of 2008) for his acceptance into Yale Law School. He is married to Jill (Bennett) Henderson (Class of 2008) - both pictured below.