Cascadia Tech News

May 2021

From our Director

We are doing great things!

-Joan Huston

DG & GAC Newsletter
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DG and GAC 2020 2021

2020 grads

Hospitality & Tourism 2020 graduate Nerayah Boddy shared with former instructor, Maria Brown, that she recently interviewed with Hawaiian Airlines for a ticket counter agent position at the Portland Airport. After participating in the multi-interview process she was offered the job!

Nerayah’s favorite activity while attending Cascadia Tech was a field trip to the airport. This was a significant experience, as her ultimate career goal is to become a flight attendant. She stated, “That being a flight attendant will let her help people and allow her to travel.” Congratulations to Nerayah as she begins her career - Aloha and safe travels!

Aviation Technology 2020 graduate Jenna Joyce recently earned her instrument rating! After completing two years at Cascadia Tech, Jenna is concluding her first year at the San Diego American Airlines Cadet Academy.

Jenna shared that she started to become interested in the field of aviation her freshman year of high school. To achieve her goal she had to first address the dilemmas - how to become a pilot and where to start. Then came the solutions - Aviation Technology at Cascadia Technical Academy.

“Teachers Todd Bode and Jeremy Baenen were phenomenal instructors in regards to always making sure what I was being taught was being understood. They encouraged involvement with extracurricular aviation related events outside of school. Also supported my flight lessons at Pearson airfield”, said Joyce. Jenna went on to comment that Cascadia Tech is a school she would recommend to anyone; a perfect way to get a feel for what could be your future career, in a classroom filled with people who want the same job as you! As Jenna is wrapping up her first year at the AA Cadet Academy, we congratulate her and have every confidence that we will soon board an American Airlines flight, hearing her saying, “This is your captain speaking...”

Dental 2020 graduate Isis Plaza is employed at Gillespie Dentistry. By age 6, Isis remembers she was fascinated with teeth and smiles. She always was comfortable in the dentist’s chair, never afraid. She knew that the dentist was there to make her feel better and make her have a nice smile.

Isis completed two years in the program, with instructors Angie Anderson and Crystal Alway. She shared that the hands-on component was her favorite aspect of the class. The clinics, making bleaching trays and impressions were some of her most enjoyable experiences. She conveyed that being in a classroom, filled with other students with the same passion was an exciting way to learn.

However, when COVID-19 hit last March and school buildings closed, Isis’s life drastically changed. She credits Ms. Anderson for keeping her engaged in the program, encouraging her to apply herself and telling her that “she deserves this!”

For now, Isis is happy working as a dental assistant. She loves all the different experiences she is afforded in the workplace. She loves learning new dental techniques and challenges. Her words of wisdom to this year’s graduates is “no matter how hard it is, it will get better! Keep looking to the future and don’t look back.” We know this determined and ambitious young woman will be the reason someone smiles today!

2021-2022 Orientation

Find all the details about your specific program at: Orientation Information

**Please note, all students outside of Evergreen Public Schools will need to use a personal account as many districts block outside access.**

Apply for Summer school

If you are are enrolled for 2021-2022 school year, this is a great opportunity to get a jump start on your future!

For more information and a complete list of available classes: Summer School Flyer

Dates: June 21-July 9 (No School July 5)

Apply today at:

Two hybrid learning schedules will be offered for summer school:

Group A: In-person 8 to 11 AM / On-demand 12 to 3 PM

Group B: On-demand 8 to 11 AM / In-person 12 to 3 PM

There is still time to apply

We still have openings for the 2021-2022 school year! If earning college credits and national certifications while attending high school is for you, then check out our 15 programs in high demand job areas to jump-start your future. For additional requirements, reach out to your high school counselor today!

Cascadia Tech Academy is open to sophomores and juniors in Southwest Washington, apply at:

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Thanks to our sponsors

Cascadia Technical Academy thanks all our 2021 sponsors! For information about becoming a corporate sponsor, please contact Dennis Kampe at
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