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CTE August 2022 Newsletter

Summer Highlights

International Thespian Festival

Three of our Thespians students traveled to Indiana June 19-25th for the International Thespian Festival. The experience is like no other of its kind in the world. Attendees were Brynn W., Keira S. and Bailey V.

The itinerary and offerings are as varied as the attendees themselves. Monday evening was the spectacular welcome event. Students were entertained and taught by a famous Broadway actor currently in productions in NY. You may have heard of a little show called Aladdin? The Genie who originated the role on stage was our guide that night with guests via video and in person.

Monday was also topped off by competitive events taking place.

Tuesday - Friday is a fast paced classroom/workshop experience. Each hour, 15-20 workshops are being taught by leading professionals in their prospective fields ranging from rigging and lighting to hitting the pavement and nailing that interview/audition.

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HOSA International Leadership Conference

HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) traveled to Nashville for ILC June 21-26.

Competition Day 1. Our students were nervous but our creative problem-solving team of Kaia L., Calico N. and Shelby M. made it to competition day #2.

Competition Day 2. Tin V. had his pathophysiology exam in the morning and our creative problem solving team entered their second round of competition.

Although none of our students placed in the top 10 of any of the events, they had a great time and experience. It was indeed an honor to accompany these students to Nashville.

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MASH Program

This year we had 11 students participate in the MASH program. MASH stands for Multiple Avenues for Success in Healthcare. Some of the students also completed their (CNA) Certified Nursing Assistant over the summer through MCC. MASH students spend two full weeks of their summer working along side all of the hospital departments.

How exciting!

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Start of the 2022-23 School Year

CTE Staff Highlight

Hi, I'm Judy Long, and this is my 7th year working @ LHHS in the CTE Department.

I was raised in the Pacific Northwest, and moved to Lake Havasu City in 2015, where we joined my sister and brother-in-law.

My career has consisted of many years working in the Oregon school system, and 15 years in the training field. I wrote and developed classroom and online training for employees in the advertising world, and for truck drivers @ XPO formerly know as Con-way.

I have 7 grandkids ages 3 to 18, whom I love to travel and go visit.

In my spare time I oversee a group of ladies (Quilts of Valor) who make quality quilts that are presented to our veterans and active service members. Quilting has become my passion.

I plan to retire at the end of this school year at which time my husband and I want to spend some time traveling.

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FCCLA - Early Childhood

FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) Early Childhood had their first meeting on August 17th with a great turn out!

There were 24 students that attended and helped count plastic caps for cancer. This is one of our community service projects we will do together with Ed Rising. We will be collecting plastic caps all year, count them into bags of 1,000 and give to our Spanish Teacher, Mrs. Robertson to deliver to Mexico.

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SkillsUSA - Software Development

Skills USA Software Development had a great first Meeting under CUSA (Computing under SkillsUSA). Maya A. was our awesome leader and showed us how to make "Deep Dreams" using Generator.

The first FULL GROUP SkillsUSA Meeting is September 6th in Mr. Bangsund's Room (C124) at 3:00

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Business classes: Students in the Fundamental of Business class are working on workplace communication. The students are sharing slang words using padlet and converting the slang words to workplace language.
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Marketing class has hit the ground running to begin planning our school events!

Currently, students have been focusing on new ways to brainstorm themes for our dances. They have branched out by sending out surveys for the student body to complete. One of their goals is to accurately represent the Student Body by receiving more consistent input on what types of events they would like to see.

They are working extremely hard to plan for our first pep assembly and our first dance of the year. Communication, collaboration, and creativity have been a key factor in their planning.

Fire Service

August 25 & 26 the CTE Fire Service students toured Fire Stations #1, #4, and #6.

We are planning to tour our remaining three fire stations over the next few weeks. The student’s favorite part of the tours so far was definitely riding in the A.R.F.F. truck at Station #6 at the airport.