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CTE Celebrates student success

Congratulations to the over 200 students that participated in their Career and Technical Education Youth Leadership Organizations at regional, district and state competitive events this school year.  These events required a lot of preparation by the students and their teachers.  Thanks to these dedicated teachers for going above and beyond to support their students in these events.

Lopez middle school TSA Competition

LopezLopez Middle School competed in the 2013 Texas Technology Students Association (TSA) Competition and Leadership Conference in Waco, TX April 11-13. Winners in these events were:

  • Fabric:  Sarah Ibarra, 1st  Place, Anahi Gonzales, 2nd  Place and John Notzen, 3rd  Place
  • Model of a Constructed Containment:  Nadia Soufi, 1st  Place, Kaitlyn Reilly, 2nd  Place and Samantha Antonacci, 3rd Place

In the middle school category Lopez Middle School won the Outstanding School Award for High Point Project - 1st Place for the first time. Out of the thirty-six categories that Lopez competed in Lopez took "Best in State" in thirty-two categories. Lopez also won 2nd place in three categories, 3rd place in five categories, and 4th place in one category. Students from Ms. Christa Preiss's, Mr. James Lewey's, and Mr. Jeff Felty's classes participated.

Sarah Ibarra Anahi Gonzales John Notzen
Sarah Ibarra - 1st Place - Fabric
Anahi Gonzales - 2nd Place - Fabric
John Notzen - 3rd Place - Fabric
Nadia Soufi Kaitlyn Reilly Samantha Antonacci
Nadia Soufi - 1st Place - Model of a constructed containment
Kaitlyn Reilly - 2nd Place - Model of a constructed containment
Samantha Antonacci - 3rd place - Model of a constructed containment

Nimitz particpates in Engineering Technology Challenge

Nimitz rocketry students.Nimitz STEM Academy participated in the Engineering Technology Challenge - Eggonaut Launch sponsored by the Bexar Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers in association with the University of Texas at San Antonio.  The competition was held at University of Texas at San Antonio on Saturday,April 6,2013

Randall Ohman’s robotics class chose “Eggonaut:” sending a raw egg into the air as long as possible via soda bottle water rocket and bringing it back uncracked. The team brought back their egg safely after the second longest time aloft garnering 2nd place. They held onto 2nd place through the evaluations of their engineering report that included their experience designing, building, testing and refining the rocket, scale drawing, and flight optimization via simulation results. (L to R) Victoria Riojas, Matthew Ebert, Nico Garcia and Ian Copeland.

National STEM Video Game

Students of Miriam Martinez-Jusino at the Nimitz STEM Academy are competing in the National STEM Video Game Challenge; the submissions are due the April 24, 2013. Winners will be notified at the end of May.

Last year, Nimitz had a 1st place winner of Middle School in the Kodu Category. His name is Gustavo Zacarias he is now an 8th grader at STEM. He competed against four thousand people nationwide. He was honored at the Smithsonian Museum of Art in Washington DC last year.

Bradley Career Portals

Bradley Career Portals This spring, Bradley Middle School teacher, Eric Lakata’s Career Portals class made wall clocks.  The students learned to do sketchup drawings of wall clock holders for the 3D printer and then vacuum formed their own clocks.

Madison FFA Career Development Event

The James Madison FFA has had a very successful Career Development Event (CDE) contest season thus far.  Madison started the season with some very successful results at the qualifying area contests.  The area that they compete in includes over one-hundred different FFA chapters in south central Texas, and students must qualify at the local or area level to compete at a state contest.  They had two Area VII FFA Champions and three other teams that qualified in the top five.  Several students also placed individually in the top ten of these contests.  These include:

  • 2 Area Champion State Qualifiers

    Horse Evalution
      • Jessica Glass – 8th High Point Individual
      • Taylor King
      • Jillian Odegaard – 5th High Point Individual
      • Savanna Stewart –8th  High Point Individual

        Vet Tech
      • Samantha Flores
      • Katie Franck – 1st High Point Individual
      • Samantha Jansen – 2nd High Point Individual
      • Hailey Noble – 3rd High Point Individual

  • Top Five Area State Qualifiers

    Entomology, 4th Place
      • Aspen Balcuns
      • Imani McDonald
      • Chelsea Woeffler
      • Katlyn Wright

        Floriculture, 2nd Place
      • Brianna Camacho – 6th High Point Individual
      • Junelyn Gamao – 2nd High Point Individual
      • Victoria Gilcrease – 7th High Point Individual
      • Taylor Lewis

        Nursery/Landscape, 2nd Place
      • Layne Garza – 6th High Point Individual
      • Samantha Kinsey – 7th High Point Individual
      • Lindsey Swindall – 5th High Point Individual
      • Britney Womack

  • Local State Qualifiers

    • Marketing Plan
    • Ag Communications
    • Cotton
    • Plant Identification
    • Agronomy

Ten different teams and over forty students have qualified to compete at state level competitions this year.  They will be competing at the locations listed below.  They will attempt to qualify for the National FFA competitions that will be held in October 2013.

Texas Tech University State CDEs – April 20, 2013

  • Ag Communications, Agronomy, Cotton, Entomology, Horse Evaluation & Plant ID

Sam Houston State University State CDES – May 3, 2013

  • Floriculture, Marketing Plan & Nursery/Landscape

Texas A&M University State CDEs – May 4, 2013

  • Vet Tech

Madison AMP Floral Level One Certificates

On April 13, twenty-two Madison Agriscience Magnet Program (AMP) students undertook the process to earn their Texas State Floral Associate Level One certificate. To obtain the certification, these students had tosuccessfully master three different tasks that tested their floral abilities: (1) ageneral knowledge written exam, (2) creation of a triangular arrangement and (3) creation of a boutonniere. The average passing rate for students that attempt this certification is less than 50% across the state. The AMP is proud to announce that all twenty-two of its students passed all portions of the exam for a 100% passing rate. Additionally, the AMP had three students take the top three spots in the Texas Junior Cup competition that was conducted in conjunction with the certification process. Winning this competition, Junelyn Gamao has qualified to compete next fall at the State Fair of Texas.

certification process AMP Students AMP students
All students as they begin the hands on portion of the certification process. AMP students completing the hands on portion of the certification. AMP students (L to R) Junelyn Gamao, Victorial Gilcrease and Brianna Camacho placed in the top three of the Texas Junior Cup Competition.

Two-hundred-seventy-five students in conjunction with the Texas State Floral Association completed their certification at Madison High School'sAgriscience Magnet Program. AMPFFA members converted the triangle arrangements into rounds and delivered them to Clair Bridge Retirement Facility and Heartland Health Care. Officers Colton Pouncy, Hailey Noble, Samantha Jansen and JordanRayburg enjoyed the opportunity to showcase their arrangements with the community."

AMP Floral AMP FLoral
AMP Floral AMP Floral
Officers Colton Pouncy, Hailey Noble, Samantha Jansen and Jordan Rayburg enjoyed the opportunity to showcase their arrangements with the community .

The teachers at the Agriscience Magnet Program who helped get these FFA students ready for contest are:

- Mr. Justin Missildine - AMP Director
- Mr. Joshua Anderson - Responsibilities: Floriculture,Science Fair, Poultry
- Mrs. Emilie Davidson - Responsibilities: Vet Medical Applications, Small Animal Care, Rabbits
- Mr. Don Henson - Responsibilities: Agriculture Engineering and Mechanics, Welding Technology
- Mrs. Janell McMullan - Responsibilities: Principles of AFNR, Horticulture/Landscape,Floriculture, Market Lambs
- Mr. Melvin Pouncy - Responsibilities: Principles of AFNR, Practicum in Ag, ALE Farm, Swine
- Mr. Doak Stewart - Responsibilities:Food Technology,Professional Communications, Professional Standards, Equine Science, General Store, Beef Cattle
- Mr. James Willson - Responsibilities: Livestock Production, Advanced Animal Science,WildlifeFisheries & Ecology, Market Goats
- Mr. Joseph Burke - Student Teacher

Automotive Technology Academy

The Automotive Technology Academy had two Bronze Medal recipients at the SkillsUSA Texas Leadership and Skill Conference which was held in Corpus Christi, TX April 4-7, 2013.

Ezekiel Garcia and Jessica Thacker

They are Seniors Ezekiel Garcia and Jessica Thacker.                                                              

Armen Azarian, Daniel Izzi and Juan Martinez are the teachers at ATA. Director of ATA is David Bailey.

MacArthur Electrical Systems Technology at SkillsUSA

The MacArthur Electrical Systems Technology (EST) students also competed in the SkillsUSA Texas Leadership and Skill Conference which was held in Corpus Christi, TX April 4-7, 2013. 

For the first time in the programs history, EST had one of their lady participants, Sabrina Levingston, finish 3rd in the very challenging Industrial Motor Control skills wiring competition. This competition has a written code test as well as a 6 hour wiring challenge.

Best of Show winners were:

  • Lizeth Garcia and Vanessa Ruelas with their heart shaped Motor Control wiring project
  • Stephen Gillenwater with his Residential Wiring project (single)
  • Adrian Arguello and Luis Montenegro with their Residential Wiring project (multiple).

Residential wiring skills competition :

  • Matthew Swaim - 3rd place

National Electrical Code test:

  • Michael Ybarra - Gold
  • Jesus Madera - Silver
  • Nicholas Serratoz Bronze

 State Superior Electrical Project winners were:

  • Gary Brimble and Michael Ybarra
  • Nicholas Serratoz and Jesse Villa
  • Kelly Kifer and Michael Guerra
  • Emilio Rivas and Joseph James
  • Matthew Swaim and Nathan Warren
  • Nathan Tibbit and Jonah Morales
  • Samuel Whittlinger and David Kissinger
  • Jose Barragon and Abdul Moosani

Teachers at MacArthur EST are: Eduardo Del Toro and Victor Casares.  Steve Albert is Director.

Stephen Gillenwater Lizeth and Vanessa EST Winners  
Stephen Gillenwater
Lizeth Garcia and Vanessa Ruelas
EST Winners
 
EST Students at State.
 
EST students at state competition.
 

Engineering & Technologies Academy at Roosevelt compete in TSA Competition

The Engineering & Technologies Academy at Roosevelt High School competed in the 2013 Texas TSA Competition and Leadership Conference in Waco, TX April 11-13, 2013.

The results were:

  • 1st  Place - thirty-four winners
  • 2nd Place - twenty-three winners
  • 3rd Place - twenty-one winners
  • 4th Place - thirteen winners
  • 5th Place -  thirteen winners
  • 6th Place  -  one winner
  • 7th Place -  one winner
  • 8th Place -  two winners
  • 9th Place -  one winner
  • 10th Place - two winners

Scholarship winners were:

  • Victoria Ludolph received the Al Seaer Scholarship $1,500.00 and Best of Texas Award for $800.00
  • Fernando Ortiz received the W. A. Mayfield Scholarship $1,500.00

Nominated as TSA State officers were:

  • Allison Bain was -TSA State Vice President 2013-2014
  • Manuel Navarro - TSA State Secretary 2013-2014

Inducted into the TSA National Honor Society

  • Jerry Perez-Roach 
  • Larry Harris

Bronze, Silver and Gold Achievement Award

  • Edmundo Colorado
  • Larry Harris
  • Nina Hudson
  • Kamarin Leonen
  • Clare Marshall
  • Christian Sifuentes
  • Anh Tran

Gold Level Achievement Award

  • Fernando Ortiz
  • Jerry Perez-Roach

Roosevelt was 3rd Place High Point overall in 5A High School’s in the State of Texas.  

Twenty-five Students qualified to go onto National Competition in Orlando Florida.

ETA Freshmen win second in Team America Rocketry Challenge

ETA freshmen Isabella Leighton, Ruth Long and Dalia Castillo won second place in the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), last year, as middle school students.It was a feat that they wanted to repeat.

The trio had to start a rocketry program at Roosevelt High School.  Once accomplished, the all-girl Team Eclipse went right to building a rocket for this year's competition. The trio is a minority, one of only a handful of all-girl groups in the male-dominated competition. An extra-curricular hands-on project-based learning program, the TARC competition is modeled around the aerospace industry’s design, fabrication and testing processes. All students participate in a team of three - ten students to design, build, and fly a rocket.

The Team America Rocketry challenge is May 11, 2013 near Washington D.C.

Teachers at ETA are:

Bill Sturgis, ETA Director

Brian Griffith - Staff Assignments: Engineering Mathematics, Architecture Design, GIS I, Remote Sensing & Spatial and Cybernetics and Automation (Electronics), Problems & Solutions

Lee Dewitt - Staff Assignments: Pre-AP Physics, Forensics

Christina Moreno - Staff Assignments: Engineering Design 

Grizelda Gentry - Staff Assignments: Graphic Design and Illustration, Art II Electronic Media, Problems & Solutions, Practicum of Stem (Senior Internship)

Daniel Sherrill - Staff Assignments: Information Technologies I/II, Principles of Engineering & Technologies, Computer Programming

MacArthur TSA Members compete in TSA Competition

MacArthur High School Technology Student Association members also competed in the 2013 Texas TSA Competition and Leadership Conference in Waco, TX April 11-13, 2013. The following placed in the top five in various Categories:

Video Game Design - 2D

Level 1

1st Place

Robert Arbuckle

Multiple Sheet Calendar

Level 2

2nd Place

Diego Neri-Garza

CNC/CAM Vinyl Cutter multiple color

Level 2

3rd Place

Craig Krapcha

Special Effects Color - Multiple effect

Level 1

1st Place

Marissa Vargas

Resume

Level 1

2nd Place

Vladyslav Chalenko

Close Up (Macro) Photo – Color

Level 2

3rd Place

Lindsey Swaim

Montage - Multiple photo B/W, Color, or Mix

Level 1

1st Place

Marissa Vargas

Computer Generated Original 3D  Sci-Fi Image

Level 2

2nd Place

Cody Knoblock

Special Effects Color - Multiple effect

Level 1

3rd Place

Vladyslav Chalenko

Working drawing of single part – CADD

Level 2

1st Place

Ariel Ojeda

Desktop Wallpaper

Level 2

2nd Place

Ruby Haswell

Special Effects Color - Single effect

Level 2

3rd Place

DooHee Jang

Working drawing of jigs and fixtures CADD

Level 2

1st Place

McKenzie Knight

2D Animation without Sound - 30 sec. max.

Level 1

2nd Place

Juan Escobedo Solis

Special Effects Color - Multiple effect

Level 2

3rd Place

Gwendolyn Cruz

Working drawing of gears, cams, lever, etc. CADD

Level 2

1st Place

Frank Dirosa

3D Animation - 30 sec. max.

Level 1

2nd Place

Alan Tang

Working drawing of single part – CADD

Level 1

3rd Place

Francisco Zarate

Commercial or public structure (sheets as needed) CADD

Level 2

1st Place

Ruben Delgado

Faiz Kerai

Individual Related Web Page

Level 1

2nd Place

Auden Dailey

Working drawings of Residential

Multistory single family home over 2000 sq. ft HVAC CADD

Level 2

4th Place

Alexander Saul

Presentation Sketch drawing - Any Architectural subject - Shading Allowed - (color)

Level 2

1st Place

Jeanneh Allen

Animal Life Photo

Level 2

2nd Place

Lauren Conn

Music Video Lip Sync

Level 1

4th Place

Sarah Morrow

Working drawings of Residential home under 2000 sq. ft HVAC CAD

Level 1

1st Place

Tyler Clark

Working drawing of single part – CADD

Level 1

2nd Place

Ryan Gonzales

2D Animation without Sound –

3 min. max.

Level 1

4th  Place

Sarah Morrow

Working drawings of Residential home under 2000 sq. ft HVAC CAD

Level 2

1st Place

Logan Mask

Working drawing of single part – CADD

Level 2

2nd Place

Kristoffer Cosby

Other Photo not Listed

Level 2

4th Place

Lindsey Swaim

Working drawings of Residential Multistory single family home over 2000 sq. ft HVAC CADD

Level 2

1st Place

Cody Knoblock

Working drawings of Residential home over 2000 sq. ft HVAC CAD

Level 1

3rd Place

Christian Garcia

Working drawing of single part – CADD

Level 1

4th Place               

Kelly Wofford

Working drawings commercial/public structure CADD

Level 2

1st Place

Grayson Magnuson

Working drawings of Residential home under 2000 sq. ft HVAC CAD

Level 2

2nd Place

Dalton Penrod

CNC/CAM Vinyl Cutter single color

Level 2

5th Place

Carlos Ochoa

2D Animation without Sound - 30 sec. max.

Level 1

1st Place

Jesus Luna

Working drawings commercial/public structure CADD

Level 2

2nd Place

Dana Moore

Computer Generated Graphic Art - Color

5th Place

Justin Shade

Working drawing of jigs and fixtures CADD

Level 1

2nd Place

Stephen Cooley

Working drawings commercial/public structure CADD

Level 2

3rd Place

Daniel Barragan

Computer Manipulated Digital Image

Level 2

5th Place

Lindsey Swaim

Sketch drawing - Any Architectural subject - Shading Allowed - pencil (black & white)

Level 2                 

2nd  Place

Alexander Saul

Working drawing of jigs and fixtures CADD

Level 1

3rd Place

Garrett Flick

Special Effects Color - Single effect

Level 2

5th Place

Lindsey Swaim

Presentation Sketch drawing - Any Architectural subject - Shading Allowed - (color)

Level 2

2nd Place

Steven Rojas

Working drawings of multiple machine or mechanical 6 or more parts CADD

Level 2

3rd Place

Avery Cuellar

Working drawings of multiple machine or mechanical 2 - 5 parts CADD

Level 2

5th Place

Austin Holguin

Working drawings of Residential home over 2000 sq. ft HVAC CADD

Level 2

2nd Place

Faiz Kerai

Working drawings commercial/public structure CADD

Level 1

3rd Place

Jesse Lopez

Technology Student Association sponsors are Marge Dunlap, Russell Hanz, and Chris Vasquez

Reagan participates in TSA State Conference and Competition

Ronald Reagan High School participated in the 2012-13 Technology Student Association State Conference and Competition in Waco, Texas, April 11 – 13th. Mr. Shawn Jensen, Mrs. Jennifer Jensen, and Mr. Patrick Ward, the sponsors of the Reagan TSA Chapter, took ten qualifying students to the competition.

These students competed in various on-site events ranging from on-site AutoCAD to participating in the Soap Box Derby. One of the students who took the on-site Construction Test placed in the top ten. Our Structural Engineering team, consisting of one 9th grader and one 11th grader, placed in the top five qualifying to attend the National Conference in Orlando, FL in June. 

Our Soap Box Derby Team took on all of the other high school shop built and kit built cars, and came out on top being crowned “King of the Hill”. They then raced against the middle school winner and won. Our team achieved the coveted title of “King of the Mountain”.

One-hundred-and-eleven projects were submitted by our other TSA members to the competition. The projects varied from entertainment centers to computer-created projects. Of the projects entered thirty-nine took 1st place, thirty took 2nd place, nineteen took 3rd place, twelve took 4th place, and eleven took 5th place.

Distributive Education Clubs of America State Career Development Conference

The Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) State Career Development Conference was held in Corpus Christi, TX on February 28 – March 2, 2013.

State qualifiers from Churchill High School were:

  • Alori Htay Myint - Accounting
  • Maricruz Flores - Accounting

Their teacher is Kimberly Pruiett.

Participants from Reagan High School were:

  • DECA: State Career Development Conference Winner, Sophomore Alec Mire (who is also our District II President)Entrepreneurship Written Franchise event, eleven page paper on starting a Subway franchise
  • DECA: State Career Development Conference: Junior Sophia Ding- State Vice President
  • DECA: Senior Management Institute: Senior Juan Pablo Marroquin
  • DECA: District Vice President - Freshman Jack Ladgenski will be an International Voting Delegate and attend the DECA Leads Institute.
  • DECA: State Career Development Conference: Junior Hannah Woodworth Alternate Sports and Entertainment Marketing.

Reagan School Store - honored as one of three school stores to receive certification from DECA Inc.

The sponsor for Reagan DECA Erica Marshall is also District II Director, Texas DECA Board Chair.

HOSA attends State Leadership Conference

Texas Health Occupations Student Association (HOSA) 2013 State Leadership Conferencewas held in Galveston, TX on dates April10-13, 2013.

Churchill High School Senior, Joanne Hodge was a Finalist in the Health Issue Exam and qualified for Nationals.

Senior Laura Martinez placed 5th in Medical Spelling.

Senior Alfred Gomez also qualified to compete at state in Extemporaneous Speaking.

HOSA sponsor is Barbara White.

Three Career and Technical Education teachers were honored at the Churchill summa reception. They were Health Science Technology teacher Barbara White, Marketing teacher Kimberly Pruiett and Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Rebecca Hering.

Roosevelt HOSA had eight students advance to the state competition.  They were Brian Lai, Danielle Gonzalez, Tiffany Nguyen, Darlene Mercado Top- Akheel Cochran, Jordan Jones, Philip Dial, and Deven Hardeman.  The team of Deven, Tiffany, Danielle and Darlene advanced to the second phase.

HOSA students

From left to right are: Bottom-Brian Lai, Danielle Gonzalez, Tiffany Nguyen, Darlene Mercado

Top- Akheel Cochran, Jordan Jones, Philip Dial, and Deven Hardeman.


From Madison High School Hanna Lee took 4th in Extemporaneous Health Poster.  Sponsor Is Peggi Loveless.

The Texas Association of Future Educators

The Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) 29th Teach Tomorrow Summit was held here in San Antonio February 17-19, 2013.

Seniors Guessler Leija, Amber Lopez, and Alee Lira placed 4th at state and qualified for Nationalswith their Energy Day project. Sponsor for the Roosevelt TAFE is Christine Masten.

FCCLA attends State Leadership Meeting

Texas Association, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 2013 State Leadership Meeting was held in Dallas, TX April 11-13, 2013. Lee High School Culinary Arts student, Senior Carla Gonzales placed 3rd in State for Mystery Basket.This is a competition similar to “Chopped” where the students do not know what ingredients they will get. They must come up with a meal plan that includes the ingredients, a starch and a vegetable component. Her mystery basket contained beef tenderloin and a mango. She had to go to the "pantry" and select other items to complete her plate. Carla was able to incorporate the mango in every part of her dish!

Posted on April 22, 2013