LHHS Fashion Students Attend Phoenix Fashion Week

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 by Samantha Filipiak

On Thursday October 3rd the LHHS Fashion Design and Merchandising classes attended Phoenix Fashion Week.  The day was packed full of valuable experiences.

In the first half of the day the students attended two seminars presented by Mercedes Gonzalez.  The seminars were entitled “How Not to Launch a Fashion Brand” and “Retail 101.”  These seminars contained a plethora of great information for the merchandising students.  Despite these seminars took up only two hours in time I feel like from the information given I could start a fashion brand a lot more successfully than I could have before.  Also the students learned how to properly own and operate a fashion retail store.

While these seminars may not have completely enthralled the design classes the meet and greet with emerging designers certainly did.  All the students got to ask their own questions of the designers.  The designers gave the students their first-hand experiences.  This let the students that aspire to pursue a career in fashion design hear what their life may be like.

LHHS Fashion students were also treated to a very special private meeting with Bradon McDonald, finalist on this year’s Project Runway show. He signed autographs, posed for pictures and answered questions for almost an hour!

Then at the end of the day the fashion show captured everyone’s attention.  Established and emerging designers showed their Spring 2014 collections.  It was a magical evening.

This trip was a fantastic event and every single student left with some very valuable information and many amazing memories.

Many thanks to our teacher Mrs. Strother and our chaperones Mrs. Miner and Mrs. Cross.

Regional Guidance and Counseling Workshop/Training hosted by WAVE JTED Oct. 15, 2013

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Kay Schreiber from the Arizona Department of Education spoke on tying educational initiatives, college and career readiness, ECAP process as a CCR strategy, and using AzCIS online system for college and career planning.

Following a delicious, Greek-inspired lunch prepared by the Culinary students at Mohave Community College in Bullhead City, Betsy Parker, Superintendent of WAVE JTED, spoke to the crowd of approximately 30 counselors from area schools about upcoming events, goals for the year, and CTE training for new teachers.

CTE Banner Flags at Parker High School

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To promote CTE programs at Parker High School, Nick Bompezzi, CTE Director, has purchased and installed these CTE Flags on the Parker High School campus:

CTSO Officer Training

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Officer training for Career and Technical Student Organizations held September 17 at Kingman High

Arizona has 6 medal winners; three different categories from Lake Havasu

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L-R: Nick Taylor, Christian Sweeney, Robert Fotino

Michael Wrona

LHHS students medal in web design, computer programming and architectural drafting at the annual SkillsUSA competition in Kansas City, Mo.  See article in the Lake Havasu News-Herald HERE.

River Valley High School students attend the NLSC in KC, Missouri

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L-R: Vania Ruiz, Amanda Ferris

Local students from River Valley High School recently competed in the SkillsUSA national competition, thanks to the financial support of WAVE-JTED. Vania Ruiz competed in bulletin board and Amanda Ferris in Job Demonstration Open division. “Vania placed 31st and Amanda placed 14th overall”, said their advisor Mike Jackson. It was truly a learning experience for both ladies who cannot wait for next year to compete again. After getting over the amount of competitors, the big city, and the nervousness of first time competing at a national competition, both girls received feedback from judges and fellow peers as to areas to improve and are eager to get started in the fall with SkillsUSA.

Fleischer Summer Scholar Program Scholarship recipients

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Kingman High School’s BMAS students Selena Leon Vega and Ammah Billington applied for and received the Fleischer Summer Scholar Program Scholarship.  This is run by the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.  The girls had to complete an application, get letters of recommendation and write an essay.

They will live on campus, work with ASU professors, business students, and business partners to solve problems.  They put them through an apprentice type program with one group winning.  They also tour industries. Food, materials, lodging and a closing luncheon for family members, plus award are all free for these ladies.  Congratulations!

Parker senior completes CNA program

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Hanavaa T. Esquerra

WAVE JTED is proud to announce that Hanavaa T. Esquerra, a senior at Parker High School, has successfully completed the Certified Nursing Assistant program at Arizona Western College!

Parker High School FFA takes first place in Agriculture Issues!

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The Agriculture Issues team won the District competitions last Friday! They did an outstanding presentation with a great topic (Agricultural Irrigation Systems: Using the Colorado River as a Resource). The judges applauded them on their work ethic, knowledge of the topic and public speaking skills. The Team (Jailynn Butler, Briana Golding, Alyssa Golding and Cameron Anderson) will compete in June at our State Leadership Conference.

Lake Havasu FBLA attend 2013 State Leadership Conference

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LHHS FBLA Team (back row) Bryan Toy, Nicole Powalisz, Jeremy McPherson, Vincent Badalamenti, Jeff Wade, Hunter Wright, Markos Martinez, Fernando Alvaz, Daniel Ventura, Ms. Denny (front row) Jessica Nemes, Teresa Dupont, Amanda Martinez, Elizabeth Mahler

Lake Havasu High School’s FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) chapter, led by FBLA Advisor and CTE BMAS Instructor, Laura Denny, traveled to Tucson, AZ April 1st through April 3rd.  Students competed in the 2013 AZ FBLA State Leadership Conference. 1,500 FBLA members from all across the state met to compete in a multitude of business skills-based events, such as Public Speaking, Job Interview, Marketing and Management Decision Making, etc.  Lake Havasu’s chapter is ecstatic to announce that four of their students – Vincent Badalamenti, Nicole Powalisz, Jeremy McPherson, and Jessica Nemes – have qualified at the top of their leagues and will be, for the first time in the chapter’s history, traveling to Anaheim, California, to compete in the 2013 National Leadership Conference!

(L-R) Nicole Powalisz, Vincent Badalamenti, Jeremy McPherson

Jessica Nemes

Teammates Vincent, Nicole, and Jeremy placed 2nd in Entrepreneurship Performance event, and will be competing in the same event at Nationals in June. Vincent also placed 5thin a solo Impromptu Speaking event, making him the first ever Havasuvian to take home two state-level FBLA awards.

Jessica Nemes, taking 2nd in her solo event, Spreadsheet Applications, will also be competing this summer. Wish them luck!