I'd like to give a big shout out to our CHS Boys' Basketball team for a great effort in the State Tournament this past week.  They had a great win against back against Morgantown on Thursday afternoon, and had a solid performance against Martinsburg on Friday evening.  They played their hearts out and we should all be proud of them.  This team improved all season long and never gave up!  
Our ladies Lacrosse had an awesome weekend as well.  They picked up two wins against Wheeling Park High and John Marshall on Saturday afternoon. What a great start to the season for the Girls' LAX team.
Our VIPS also competed in their final competition of the year this weekend.  They competed against in Ohio against 18 schools from Ohio, WV, and IN. They won Best Vocals, Best Instrumental Ensemble, and 1st Runner-Up in their Class. They were 2nd Runner-Up overall.  Congrats to the VIPs and Ms. Reidell on a great season!
Go Cougars!
Principal Bailey

CTV - Cooking Class with Ms. Mary Jane Leech by Drew Alexander




CTV - Cougar Counselors by Curtava Ruffin & Traivon Johnson




Cougars defeat Morgantown 50-47


Go Cougars!  We had a great win against Morgantown today and have advanced to the next round of the WVSSACC Boys Basketball Tournament.  Tickets for tomorrow's game will be sold during lunch. Six dollars for student tickets and eight dollars for adult tcickets.

Tomorrow's game verus Martinsburg will begin at 5:30 PM.







CTV - CHS Kennedy Award Winners by Tyreigh Olter




Cougar Proud of Gabby Taylor & Alexis Pettry

Last week the following students competed at the 2019 Hospitality Cup, West Virginia ProStart Invitational up in Morgantown.  The culinary team took 1st place and the restaurant management team took 2nd place in the state.  The culinary team will be headed to Washington D.C. in May to compete at the National Invitational. Each student came away with over $40,000 in scholarship opportunities.  Attached are some photos. 

Culinary Team
Cydny Latta, George Washington
Isabel Weimer, South Charleston
Gabby Taylor, Capital
Alexis Pettry, Capital
Aly Miller, Hoover
Restaurant Management Team
Cydny Latta, George Washington
Leslie Boyce, Hoover



March 15, 2018

Capital High School Student to Represent West Virginia at Poetry Out Loud Contest in Washington, D.C., April 24-25

            CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Capital High School student Jordyn Marshall will represent West Virginia at the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest in Washington, D.C. on April 24-25.

Marshall won the state competition hosted by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts on Saturday, March 10, at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. Abbey Delk of Wheeling Park High School was the runner-up.

            Marshall recited I Sit and Sew by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson, Hip-Hop Ghazal by Patricia Smith and On Monsieur's Departure by Queen Elizabeth I.

            Delk’s poems included ['Often rebuked, yet always back returning'] by Emily Bronte, Enough by Suzanne Buffam and The Hospital Window by James L. Dickey.

            Forty students from high schools in 26 counties competed in the semifinals on Friday, March 9, 2018, with the top 10 contestants competing Saturday in the state final. A complete list of semifinalists and their schools is attached. Top 10 finalists and Top 5 finalists also are noted.

            Marshall received $200 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the national finals. Capital High School received a $500 stipend to buy poetry books and materials. Her teacher is Courtney Anastasio.

            As the runner-up, Delk received $100 and $200 for her school to purchase poetry books and materials. Her teacher is Gail Adams.

            West Virginia artist Matt Thomas of Gilmer County was commissioned to create the championship award and a companion trophy, which will be on display at Capital High School.

            Poetry Out Loud is a poetry recitation contest sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry Magazine, the oldest English-language monthly publication dedicated to verse. The program is designed to encourage high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance and competition.

            This year, the Poetry Out Loud competition continued to grow. Beginning at the classroom level, 4,564 students and 165 teachers at 45 West Virginia high schools participated in the program.

            For more information about Poetry Out Loud and the state semifinal and final competition, contact Wolfe at (304) 558-0240 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .