Cascadia Tech News

February/March 2022

From Our Director

We just completed the 22-23 year application process last week. Thanks to all of our sending school counselors for their hard work. See the list below of programs that still have openings. Also, check out our various leadership competitions. Our students did very well and will represent Cascadia Tech at upcoming state conferences. Good luck to them!

We are doing great things!

-Joan Huston

Electronic Donations

2021-2022 E-Waste Recycling Event:

March 18 and 19, 2022

Visit our E-Waste Recycling event page on our website.

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Program Openings

We have limited openings for 2022-2023. The application link is available on our website:

Reach out to your student's high school counselor with any questions and for more information.

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Mock Trail

Criminal Justice students earned 2nd place at the District Mock Trial competition and our team is ranked 15th in the state. Wilson Grant was selected as a “Best Attorney” by the judges (they had a 7 way tie for the Raters’ vote count).

Cascadia Tech Plaintiff

Attorneys: Jude Johnson, Stavo Gonzalez, and Wilson Grant

Witnesses: Elena Betts, Luke Johnson, Lashsaya Doty, and Linkin Taylor

Cascadia Tech Defense

Attorneys: Ian Fairgrieve, Chloe Smith, and Paris Malone

Witnesses: Duncan Lehman, Catalina Harabjiu, Logan Mcilmoil, and Madyson Parrott

Other students were nominated for best attorney by at least one Rater. Each Rater is only allowed to vote for one student in each round.

Best Attorney Nominations: Wilson Grant, Chloe Smith, and Paris Malone

Best Witness Nominations: Duncan Lehman, Catalina Harabjiu, Madyson Parrott, Lashsaya Doty, and Linkin Taylor

We would also like to thank our two volunteer Attorneys Kevin McClure and Curtis Welch for volunteering so much of their time to coach our students. This is the 11th year they have helped coach our team. Every year they spend hours of their time working with our students each week. We start in early October and end the season at the State Tournament in March.


A new chapter at Cascadia Tech, FBLA had 11 students qualify for the state competition. They will travel to Spokane in April for the in-person conference/competition.
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Fashion Design and Hospitality & Tourism students traveled to Bellevue for the State Career Development Conference and Competition. We are proud of Madelyn Jackson, Jenna Dixon, Rebecca Bambilla, Lydia Sutcliffe and Elli Seiff who represented Cascadia Tech DECA!

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35 students from Cascadia Tech qualified for the state competition in Tacoma the first weekend in April. Students from ITS3, Construction Technology, Automotive Technology, and Cosmetology competed in local regional events to qualify for state.

Information Technology Systems, Service & Support

Internetworking: Gold - Jacob Clark, Silver - Mason Murray

Telecommunication Cabling: Gold – Jessie Mendoza, Silver – Cameron Bartel

Information Technology Services: Gold – Jessie Mendoza, Silver – Garret Henderson,

Bronze – Lukas Trofimov

Computer Maintenance Technology: Gold – Liam McLaren, Silver – Ethan Rathke, Bronze – Dennis Rafferty

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Automotive Technology

Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair (Year 1): Nathan Gentry 1st, Nick Ehrich 2nd, Justin Jones 3rd, Owen Wilhelm 4th, Damion Castillo 5th, Ayden Syverson 6th, Paden Green 7th, Carter Cato 8th, Charles Cooper 9th

Automotive Service (Year 2): Lachlan Brooks 1st, Brandon Peterson 4th, Gabe Lucero 5th, Dylan Toliver 6th, Mckenzie Barleen 7th, Gavin Harris 8th, Owen Jacobs 9th, Cameron Brookreson 10th, Ella Deweil 11th, David Bancel 12th, Jadyn Massman 13th

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Construction Technology

Carpentry: Enzo Lee 1st Place, Hunter Nitschke 2nd Place, Cole Cuypers 3rd Place, Kaden Stroebel 4th Place, Braden Terwilleger 5th Place, Ravi Karlsen 6th Place, Dennis Malos 7th Place, Billy Penny 8th Place, Arnold Amezcua 10th Place, Bradley Tanner 14th Place

Related Technical Math: Cole Cuypers 2nd Place


Customer Service- Veronica Farias, Samira Valverde Paez, Kristen Whetstone.

Program Highlights

A Starry Night Adventure

Hospitality & Tourism students had the opportunity to experience Beyond Van Gogh in Portland.
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Comfy & Cozy

Fashion Design students finished making pajama pants and other garments they made. They rocked them to school to celebrate.
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Sophomore Tours

We had over 1,000 students from high schools around Clark County tour our campus. Each student had the opportunity to visit 3 programs of their choice.

Thank you to all our high school counselors for making this happen.

Important Dates

Thank You Sponsors

Cascadia Technical Academy thanks our corporate sponsors! Contact Dennis Kampe at for additional information.

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