Cascadia Tech News

November/December 2022

From Our Director

As we head towards winter break, I want to take a moment to thank everyone who has helped the first semester be a great one. From staff, students, parents and community partners, I appreciate you all.

Our school businesses are back up and running and students are doing great. Our culinary department has been busy hosting events; the dental clinic is able to help uninsured patients with their dental needs; electronics donations are currently being accepted, with the annual e-waste event in March; and the cosmetology salon is operating and taking new clients. We are very excited for our students to serve the community.

Cascadia Tech staff are all working hard to ensure our students are college and career ready, with industry certifications in hand, by June. It is our mission to encourage and support student success in each program. Enjoy this edition of our newsletter and happy holidays!

We are doing great things!

-Joan Huston

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Sophomore Presentations & Tours

Select Cascadia Tech staff and students will be making presentations to sophomores at all high schools in Clark County starting in January. For most students this is the first time hearing about the opportunities that are offered to them as juniors and seniors.

All Sophomores will be able to sign up to tour Cascadia Tech in February. Permission forms will be handed out during the presentations at your sending high school.

Please reach out to your high school counselor with any questions.

Sophomore Presentation Schedule Link

Sophomore Tours Schedule Link

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Rising Stars

Congratulations to second year Culinary, Baking & Pastry Arts student, Adamaris Rodriguez-Flores will be attending Northwest Culinary Institute with full tuition paid!

Congrats to Kennedy Brents in Business Principles as we just got word, she has been accepted into Washington State University - Pullman!

Giving Back

Criminal Justice students help pack 1500 boxes of food for Santa's Posse! This year Santa's Posse was able to help 1500 families in the community.

Learn more at

New Student Run Business

Students in Business Principles are currently coordinating with different vendors to find screen printing companies for the class "fun shirts" and business attire for the student run business. The end goal is to have Cascadia Tech printed merchandise available for all staff, students and the public to purchase.

Discussing the Business Principles logo on a sample sweatshirt is one way the students are gathering information that will help the department in charge of the student run business make the right branding decisions for the class.

Counselor's Corner

Mr. Hovde can help students and their families fill out their FAFSA, College/Tech School Applications, Apprenticeship Applications and any Scholarships you might be applying for.

If you are struggling with any social, emotional, academic or family issues, Mr. Hovde is available to schedule a meeting with you. Please email him at


Hospitality & Tourism students worked with Foundation Director, Dave Cole for our first Thank-a-thon. Students called donors to simply say thank you!

This collaboration was great for students to get real word experience making phone calls to the public.

Important Dates

Thank You Sponsors

Cascadia Technical Academy thanks our corporate sponsors! Contact Dave Cole at for additional information.
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