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November Board Highlights
WOW (WAVE Outstanding Work) Award
A WOW Award was given to Kerry Schanaman who is the Law, Public Safety and Security instructor. This is the first year of an official program at Kingman High School for this program and it has an MCC program of study component this year as well. Kerry has started a Skills USA chapter, has included “labs” for students to complete hands-on projects in class, has a shooting club, and is actively involved in robotics.
Four $5,000 Unique Opportunity Grants Awarded
1. Kerry Schanaman, the Law, Public Safety and Security instructor, to purchase a Polymerase Chain Reaction machine. It has many amazing uses such as analyzing genes, phylogeny (studying evolutionary relationships between organisms) and detecting/diagnosing diseases. Students will have the opportunity to study how DNA is collected, analyzed and used in crime scene investigations. Future projects may include working with the science teacher as this unit can be used for DNA sampling from other sources, such as plants, animals, etc.
2. Sean Wright, Agriculture/Welding Instructor at Kingman High School, to purchase a trailer which will enable students to haul large livestock (beef, sheep, goats, pigs) to and from weigh-ins, practice showings and judgings. This trailer will have larger wheels and fenders which will accommodate traveling on country/ranch roads.
3. Sarah Kucharek at Lee Williams High School to purchase equipment and instructional resources necessary for running a technical theatre program. Lighting and sound components will, at the most basic level, allow students to create productions and audiences to view productions at the LWHS stage. Other technical equipment will be used to train students through practice of technical execution and design of theatrical productions.
4. Audrey Marquez to purchase medical equipment necessary for the fundamental medical courses. This grant will provide the foundation for continued growth of the medical program.