That's a wrap for CTE 21-22

May 2022 Newsletter

Honoring and Celebrating our Students

May was a month for honoring our students, especially seniors. We kicked off the month with the CTE Shining Knight award celebration.


Many students honored earned certifications. Over 300 industry certifications were earned this year. This was an incredible achievement for the CTE students and teachers alike.


Below are the final activities of our CTE classes for school year 21-22!

Shining Knights Awards

On May 2nd CTE held their annual Shining Knights Awards. 115 students were recognized, 43 honor cords given out and hundreds of certifications were recognized. Congratulations to the students and teachers!!
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Musical Theater - Addam's Family

This year's musical theater class gave three amazing performances of Addams Family!


The performances were visited by the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts! They were so impressed that they handed out on-the-spot scholarships to seniors Ellerie Blomenkamp, Brynn Welde and Junior Josiah Barkett.

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Congressional Art Competition

Please help us congratulate April Dokter and Tyler Aston as well as Graphic Design instructors Kevin Bangsund and Ben Robertson! Every year the Congressional Congress Representatives throughout the Nation have an Art Competition of all the schools located in their district. Our students entered in to the 4th Congressional District here in Arizona. This year we had two students place this year.

Tyler Aston

Tyler Aston took third place with his oil pastel drawing "Tribute to Ivan Aivazosky". Tyler for his work, won $1000 to Mohave Community College. He did a wonderful job on his representation of the oil painting.
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April Dokter

Second Place went to April Dokter, as well as People’s Choice Award. This is the first time a placed artwork has received both the People’s Choice Award and placed in the juried contest. April won $4000 scholarship to Grand Canyon University.
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Law & Public Safety Class

Law and Public Safety students participated in an oral board review. The interviews were set up in the CTED lounge. Chief Deputy Gray from LaPaz Co Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Wilcox and Officer McCabe from LHCPD, as well as Jessica Dewey from probation were the interviewers. Each of them filled out a rubric for each interviewee and gave a score and feedback. Work place employability skills are so important for any job and this exercise gave students a chance to practice these real-world skills!

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CTE Featured Teacher - Lori Gray

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I am Mrs. Gray and I teach Law & Public Safety. I have been married for 25 years and we have a daughter and 2-year-old granddaughter that live in Lake Havasu. My family and I previously lived in Lake Havasu for approximately 4 years and returned in 2017. In our free time, my husband and I love to travel and hang out in the pool.

I have 9 years of experience as a law enforcement officer in Georgia and 5 years of experience as a juvenile probation officer in Lake Havasu City.

I graduated from the University of Georgia with a BS in Criminal Justice and later completed a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. This is my fourth year at Lake Havasu High School. I previously taught Law and Public Safety in Georgia for 7 years at a high school and taught Criminal Justice at the college level for 3.5 years.

Education Professions

Education Professions invited the author of Teach Like A Pirate, Dave Burgess, to speak to their class. It was amazing to hear directly from Dave, who has an intense and contagious way of delivering his teaching content.
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Fire Service

Fire service students ended the year taking field trips to the aquatic center and the fireboat. We are so proud of this very first class of fire service students!
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Software & App Design

Students pictured passed the Computational Thinking industry certification in their Software and App Design course. Students from left to right: Tommy Southerland, Nathan Andrews, Ethan Townsend, Tin Vu and John Reznichek.


John and Tin also passed Software Development, IT Specialist Certifications.


Congratulations on your industry recognized achievements!

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