January - March 2019
GCISD Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO's) have also been competing at the local and state level this past couple of months. See below for some of the highlights from competitions.
Principles of Arts, A/V, and Communication
Students are learning the basics of 3D modeling using Blender. Today’s assignment was to build a 3d model of a castle from an image of one. After students have mastered a few more skills in blender they will begin animating their models!
Video Game Design
Students are using what they have learned in The Games Factory 2 to bring their own game design ideas to life in original projects. Students have been working for several days now to build their games from scratch.
Advanced Video Game Design
Students are building a game called Zombie Toys as they learn the ins and outs of Unity 3d. Students have the environment built, player and enemy characters built, and scripts written and applied to objects in the game. The latest step was to animate the enemy character’s movement and create spawn points around the game scene. Students will be taking the Unity Certified Developer exam in a few weeks to earn industry certification.
Skills USA - Engineering
Skills USA - Automotive
GCISD Automotive Technology students recently competed in the Skills USA regional competition at Texas State Technical College in Waco. The students competed in fabrication, welding, brakes and automotive refinish. They earned 12 best of show ribbons with the 1966 Chevrolet C10 pickup they are restoring.
The students are
Bryce Terrill GHS
Axel Cervantes GHS
Anthony Anzaldua GHS
Dade Bryand GHS
Elmin Hublic GHS
Mina Shaphek GHS
Carter Pennington GHS
Patrick Kelley CHHS
Thomas Eichelberger CHHS
Trenton Young CHHS
Thomas Venters CHHS
Chris Webster CHHS
Colleyville Heritage High School DECA
Colleyville Heritage DECA members attended the State Career Development Conference competing against 1,800 students in various categories from across the state of Texas. State winners will compete at the International Career Development Conference in April in Orlando. There will be over 19,000 students from across the US and Canada competing at the conference. CHHS had 8 State Champions and 1 Runner-Up at the Texas State Career Development Conference.
The Colleyville Heritage High School DECA chapter also received the Century Chapter Award which is awarded to chapters with 100+ members. Having more than doubled their members from 2018, the chapter was also awarded the Thrive Membership Campaign through National DECA.
Automotive Services Series
State Champion: Mitchell Neal
Hospitality Services Team Decision Making
State Champions: Jillian Montemayor and Jordan Wallace (not pictured)
Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making
State Champions: Silas Wu and Nicholas Ghimire
Retail Merchandising Series
State Champion: Jacqueline Weidner
Sports and Entertainment Team Decision Making
State Champions: Meilin Morefield and Sabrina Turner
Marketing Communication Series
State Runner-Up: Aly Moosa
Grapevine High School DECA
Grapevine High School was honored as a diamond level chapter at the 2019 State Career Development Conference. Only 5 chapters in the entire state were recognized with this distinction. This is earned by having over 200 members. Additionally, Grapevine DECA’s participation has doubled since 2018, and earned them the Thrive Membership Campaign through National DECA. Grapevine DECA had 10 state champions, along with 8 state runner-ups to finish out the 2019 Texas DECA State Conference.
School Based Enterprise - The Outpost
State Champions: Samuel Taylor, Nathan Gardner, Juan Franco, and Jacob Markum
Financial Services Team Decision Making
State Champions: Jake Murdock & Nathan Gardner
Creative Marketing Project
State Champions: Marisa Salamone & Jenna Ferguson
Financial Operations Research Project
State Runner-Ups: Teodora Kisyova & Katherine Cairo
Food Marketing Individual Series
State Runner-Up: Preston Cornelius
Entrepreneurship Promotion Project
State Runner-Ups: Seattle Hickey, Michael Mathisen, Namita Patel
Business Professionals of America is a Nationwide Program intended to prepare students to succeed in business and information technology by assessing real-world business skills and problem solving abilities by taking skills from academic knowledge and putting them in real-world situations.
Riya Mohan and Hayden Juroska from Grapevine High School qualified for the National BPA competition at the recent State Competition.
Area ResultsCHHS Results:
Samarth Bhat- SQL Database Fundamentals: 1st place
Joon Song- Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications: 3rd place
Financial Analyst Team (Aalyan Rajwani, Ali Bharwani, Danial Samdani): 2nd place
Aalyan Rajwani- Payroll Accounting: 5th place
Amaan Babul- Business Law and Ethics: 6th place
Economic Research Team (Amaan Babul, Illiyan Bardai, Illiyan Tharani, Samarth Bhat): 6th place
Nidhish Nerur 1st Place in Payroll Accounting
Chelsea Ortiz 4th Place in Fundamental Word Processing
Riya Mohan 1st Place in Intermediate Word Processing Skills
Hayden Juroska 4th Place in Medical Office Procedures
Mike Mathisen 2nd Place in Graphic Design Promotion
Zyad Choudry 2nd Place in Extemporaneous Speech
In the open events we have Riya Mohan who earned merit winner awards in
Administrative Support Concepts
Business Meeting Management
Digital Marketing Concepts
Financial Math Analysis
Mgmt, Marketing, and HR Concepts
Project Management Concepts
We also have 3 State Alternates with our Administrative Support Team (Olivia Bradshaw, Megan Ja, Nidhish Nerur, and Shravya Yarlagadda) who got 3rd Place, Small Business Management Team (Zyad Choudry, Mike Mathisen, and Namita Patel) with 3rd place, and Garrett Porter who also got 3rd place in Interview Skills.
Amaan Babul, Samarth Bhat, Alishan Rehman, Aliyan Vidhani, Illiyan Bardai, Illiyan Tharani
Olivia Bradshaw, Nidish Nerur, Shravya Yarlagadda, Riya Mohan
Reality Education for Drivers
Health Science Clinical students were recently invited to participate the “RED- Reality Education for Drivers” program at Baylor Scott and White-Grapevine hospital. The RED program is a multifaceted classroom experience of key factors contributing to driver and passenger safety. The program instructs students on how to reduce the likelihood of being in a motor vehicle crash, while also learning about the impacts of crashes on survivors and victims.
This informative day included a behind the scenes tour of the “Path of Injury” for a crash victim which began with a tour of the ambulance provided by Grapevine EMS Services. Students also had the opportunity to tour the Trauma Room, Intensive Care Unit, and the Blood Bank while healthcare professionals in each department explained their role in assisting trauma victims.
The program is sponsored by Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest Medical Center and the Texas Department of Transportation.
On Friday, Feb.15th, Mrs. Mordhorst’s 7th Period Health Science students participated in the “Future Explorations” program at O.C. Taylor Elementary. Future Explorations is a weekly program at OCT in which the students get to choose a topic of their interest to explore. This year, the focus for the program is the 16 Career Clusters and students are able to explore careers and topics in the career fields that interest them. The Health Science students visited the “Future Doctors and Nurses” class and presented information on Infection Control. Mrs. Mordhorst’s students instructed the class on proper handwashing technique, and the various types of personal protective equipment that healthcare workers wear. Both sets of students enjoyed this learning experience!