Nursing Assistant - Lemoore High School
Ceremony Marks Completion for 2015 Nursing Graduates
Ready to make their mark on the world, the Nursing Assistant
Class of 2015 proudly received their pins, certificate, and Flowers of Unity
recently at the Kings ROP Nursing Assistant Completion Ceremony.
Over a hundred family, friends, school and county staff
gathered for the event that was held in the Auditorium at Lemoore Union High
School. It was a ceremony that included a welcome by Program Director Margie
Newton followed by guest speakers from Kings Nursing and Rehabilitation where
students do some clinical training, as well as special words from teachers and
“Remember what you do is the heart of nursing,” said Donna
Hernandez, Kings Nursing and Rehabilitation director of staff development. None of us could do our job without great CNAs.”
Hernandez shared her own experience of being pinned in a similar ceremony two
decades ago before working as a CNA and later going on to become a nurse. She
urged students to remember their importance to patients and not to get
discouraged along the way with different people, places and experiences.
“Remember, what you do and what you give; you’re the most important person to
Nursing teachers Linda Huffman, Instructor of Lemoore High
School; Misty Gann, Instructor of Hanford High School; Lisa Parra, Instructor
of Hanford West High School; and Corbie Caudillo, Instructor of Clinical, were
praised by students throughout the evening with words, cheers and hugs. They
proudly presented students with special recognitions, pins and certificates
along with a few thanks and their own words of wisdom.
So what is next for these completers? The Certified Nursing
Assistant Examination given by the American Red Cross in June. From there, students have a strong start to pathway to college
and/or careers in the health and medical field.
The Health Occupations program is sponsored by the Career
Education Department of the Kings County Office of Education. It is one several
Regional Occupational Programs where students gain technical skills along with
college and career readiness skills.
ROP Students Presented Honor Chords
Navy blue marked the color of honor for Health and Science recently at Lemoore High School. The ROP nursing students joined students, staff, friends and family at the Honor Chord Ceremony to receive a certificate and specially colored honor chord to wear at the fast-approaching graduation ceremony. The Navy blue color for Health and Science represents "Confidence in Mind and Body." Congratuations to all students for their hard work and dedication. From left are Instructor Linda Huffman's students: Anna Moreno; Shaunna Homan; Kylee Berna; Rosa Flores; Dora Flores; Kayla Pearce; and Keila Reyes.
CNA Students Team with Naval Hospital
KROP students practice sutures with representatives of Naval Hospital Lemoore as part of Instructor Linda Huffman's CNA course at Lemoore High School recently. Students are on base Tuesdays and Thursdays to get hands-on experience in various medical practices.
Conference links students and healthcare professionals
Kings County’s ROP healthcare occupations and nursing students joined
hundreds of others from schools across the Valley to participate in the Growing
Health Leaders Career Conference. The full-day event was held Oct. 26 at the
College of Sequoias Tulare campus and involved a keynote speaker, four
break-out sessions with leading industry representatives, and a College Fair
with 10 different colleges on hand.
Teachers and various representatives from Kings County Schools
including Hanford High School, Hanford West High School, Lemoore Union High
School and Corcoran High School, made sure students participated in what was a
very structured and informative event for the up and coming healthcare practitioners.
The event began with Keynote Speaker David Britt, director of public health
for Tulare County, giving advice on the benefits of career exploration and the growing
need for practitioners. Each student then participated in four, preselected
sessions facilitated by a lengthy list of healthcare professionals ranging from
physicians, dentists and psychologists to representatives of various nursing
occupations, public health, pharmacy, physical therapy and many more. All
students were required to attend a Reality Check session that involved best
practices and vital customer service aspects.
The event, now in its third year, was sponsored by the Health Care
Sector Committee of the Workforce Investment Board of Tulare County (WIB), in
partnership with the Tulare County Office of Education, College of the
Sequoias, and the Central Valley Health Network (CVHN).
Photo: Instructors Linda Huffman(second from left) and Misty Gann (right) stand with students recently at the Growing Health Leaders Career Conference in Tulare.
Student-led learning engages all students
Nursing Assistant students recently challenged each other to
learn the many body systems through an interactive day of student-led teaching
The Lemoore Union High School seniors in Linda Huffman’s KROP
Nursing class covered everything from the circulatory, digestive, reproductive and
nervous system to all points in between.
It was a project-based unit which culminated in students
teaching a lesson and including various activities that would help fellow
classmates learn and review the material.
Students first gave direct
instruction on their body system of choice then involved the rest of the class
in a variety of formative challenges based on the lesson. Some of the
activities included competitive question and answering; a “Name That Part”
anatomy game with a full skeletal model; and even an exercise challenge – in
relation to the circulatory system of course. It was a fun and engaging
experience that included whole-class participation.
Photo: LHS Nursing
Assistant students prepare to compete for ‘heart points’ in a circulatory activity
during an interactive presentation.
‘Family Affair’ at first ever BTC Back to School Night
pride and appreciation marked the first-ever Back to School Night at the
Business Technology Center recently in an event that was anything but
Close to a hundred people – spanning
generations - streamed through the classroom housed at the Adult School in
Hanford. Since BTC programs serve young and older adults, it seems only natural
that a back to school event would be a flipped version of the customary event
where students bring their parents to meet the teacher and see the classroom.
The evening lived
up to its theme of “Learning is a Family Affair,” as youth and parents toured
the classroom, visited with the instructor, Zona Hoggard, and shared meaningful
moments and discussion. There were even Dr. Seuss pictures to color and other activities
for the younger sect – or whoever felt like being creative at the time.
The BTC is part of the Career Education Department of KCOE. It serves
high school students and adults seeking entry level business and communication
left, family members Otoniel Sanschez and Alejandra
Falcon look on while student Hilda Canedo shows off her hard work.)
CNA students hit mark on resident’s rights
Residents' Rights Bingo and simultaneous sharing made for a fun and
active cooperative learning day for students in Linda Huffman’s Certified
Nursing Assistant (CNA) class at Lemoore High School.
This was no ordinary Bingo
game – although there was a fun reward for those who were able to complete a
line of markers on their cards. This game, however, was for all students and
involved focus, knowledge, and group sharing about the rights of residents of
nursing homes and healthcare centers.
Each Bingo card was filled
with a multitude of residential care topics ranging from special diets, snacks
at bedtime and ample fluids to civil liberties, consideration, abuse issues,
privacy, reasonable accommodations, and many more.
Students not only had to search
their cards for the topic that was called, they also had to simultaneously
answer a question about each one in preparation for a test that followed – and
they did this with enthusiasm.
Through these cooperative learning
techniques, students were engaged, helping one another, sharing knowledge –
learning the fun way.
The CNA class at Lemoore High
School is part of KCOE’s Regional Occupational Program (ROP).
Students off to an egg-cellent year
The first days of school came with an egg-citing egg-speriment
for Kings County ROP Welding and Construction students at Hanford West High
School as they coddled together, hatched a plan, and hoped for an egg-stravaganza.
Instructor Bill Chambers supplied the eggs and the tape and
students teamed up for a lesson in production modeling that included planning,
designing, building and testing an egg carrier.
“I was teaching them that engineering can be fun,” said
Chambers, “and starting off the year showing them how much they can accomplish
by working together.”
Students first brainstormed and designed each carrier using
only 10 straws and 12 inches of tape. One further caveat that had students
scrambling – the eggs had to withstand a 6-foot drop. There was no room for
sunny-side up in this lesson and they knew it.
Breaking out of their shells and working in groups of four,
students learned the process of production modeling which involves identifying
a need, brainstorming, designing, building a prototype, testing it and then
revising the model. The cycle keeps going until there is a sound product that
works egg-xactly as planned.
Using teamwork, students were each able to contribute their
own skills and perspectives and give each other mutual support in coming up
with a more effective product. Each team
videotaped their trials and errors so they could egg-amine the mistakes and
come up with solutions to fix the problems. While it was an egg-splosive
beginning to the process, at least two teams managed a soft landing by
designing and building an egg-straordinarily sound egg carrier.
Great start to the year!
(Pictured: ROP students team up to design, build and test their egg carriers in Bill Chambers Welding and Construction course offered at Hanford West High School.)
Success marks CNA Completion Ceremony
The KROP Certified Nursing Assistant Summer Program came to
a close Monday, July 14, with the Completion and Pinning Ceremony held at
Lemoore Union High School.
A large crowd of family and friends joined county staff as
they gathered in the school cafeteria to send close to 30 students off to their
next phase in life – passing the certification exam and moving on college
Kings County Superintendent Tim Bowers and Career Education
Program Director Margie Newton gave the opening speeches, both remarking on the
hard work and dedication it takes to make it through the county’s rigorous and
fast-paced summer program.
Several students followed with speeches and anecdotes of
their own involving special times with teachers and patients and the day-to-day
program. Dylan Wilson shared a hand-written poem and Deborah Avalos sang for
the audience before the actual pinning ceremony began.
Nursing Instructors Linda Huffman, Misty Gann and Lisa Parra
of Lemoore, Hanford and Corcoran high schools, respectively, pinned each
graduate, whispered parting accolades, and proudly sent each student on their
way. They will now begin to prepare for the next class of potential health
professionals coming in August when school resumes.
2014 Nursing Assistant Students Pinned for Completion
It was an evening for
family, friends and time-honored tradition this week as 55 graduates of the
Nursing Assistant Class of 2014 were pinned and received a Certificate of
The event was held May
14 at the Stratton L. Tarvin Presentation Center in Hanford. Well over a
hundred people attended the ceremony which included a slideshow, several
speeches and student recognitions, and meaningful centuries-old rituals of
pinning and dedication.
“We are extremely proud
of each of these students,” said Margie Newton, Career Education Program
Director. “They planned their own ceremony which was perfect giving honor to
their new profession, family, friends and the Career Education Department.”
Newton and Tim Bowers,
Kings County Superintendent of Schools, gave the opening speeches and spoke
about the hard-working graduates, the rigorous curriculum they must complete,
and the importance of the nursing profession.
Students also gave
considerable appreciation and thanks to each of the four Kings Regional
Occupational Program nursing instructors from their respective sites who
taught, guided and mentored them along the way to completion: Corbi Caudillo at Hanford West High School;
Misty Gann at Hanford High School; Linda Huffman at Lemoore Union High School;
and Lisa Parra at Corcoran High School.
The stage for the
evening’s program was set with a backdrop of colorful lights, balloon towers
and a banner reading, “KROP Nursing Assistant Class… Angels in Disguise….” As they took the stage, graduates were garbed
in matching professional nursing uniforms with hair properly pinned and fixed,
and all wearing the required white nursing shoes.
Each graduate carried
in a colored flower as they entered the stage and placed it in a vase. After
all pins and certificates were awarded, they stood and received a robust round
of applause before each student pulled a white flower from another vase as they
left the stage. Taking the white flower after the pinning was meant to signify
their unity in the nursing profession.
The next step for these
students will be to pass the Certified Nursing Assistant Examination given by
the American Red Cross. This will take place in June. The exam includes both a
skills and written portion with students having three attempts to pass the
test. For the skills portion, they must perform four skills using six
principals of care in front of an evaluator.
to Newton, statistically 29 percent of the graduates will move on to a
four-year university; 56 percent to a junior college; 10 percent will go
directly to work; and 35 percent plan to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant
to pay for college expenses while they further their education in the medical
(Pictured, Superintendent Tim Bowers speaks to the Class of 2014 Nursing Assistant Students)
Students Learn the Ropes of Rescue
KROP’s Public Safety students were given a
hands-on lesson in emergency rescue at Lemoore Union High School this week.
a prior lesson in rigging, students gathered outside to watch County Fire Captains and KROP
Instructors Jarrod Parreira and Gary Dutra demonstrate emergency rescue
techniques using a Stokes-type of litter (basket) and manual lashing (roping)
of the victim.
The hands-on lab was based on
patient packaging and transport which are critical steps in many rescue
scenarios where there are obstacles or hazards such as confined spaces or
sloping terrain. The firefighters demonstrated the techniques of pelvic and
chest lashing which keeps the victim from sliding out of the litter whether
face-up, at an angle, or even face-down.
Teams of students watched as
the firefighters webbed the lashes around the basket and tied them in various
ways to ensure a safe rescue. After they checked for understanding, it was students’
turn to try. With a lot of questions and answers and a little assistance from
the experts, each group successfully packaged a victim in about 15 minutes.
The KROP course is two
semesters with one semester focused on law enforcement and the other on fire
and rescue. With this model, students have the opportunity to experience many
different careers within the public safety industry.
“We have to pay-it forward,”
said Dutra when asked about students and the class. “These students are our
future and there are a lot of life lessons we can give them. Everyone gets to
participate here and they will at least know now how to do a rescue if they are
in a situation at some point in their lives where it is needed.”
other students look on, County Fire Captains Jarrod Parreira (left) and Gary Dutra (right) demonstrate
emergency rescue techniques using a Stokes-type of litter (basket) and manual
lashing (roping) of the victim (Gerardo Gutierrez).
Blood Drive Rich in Participants
Donations topped the charts at Corcoran High School recently
as KROP’s Health Occupations students partnered with the Central California
Blood Center in the name of saving lives and improving patient care. A generous
96 people including high school students and community members stopped at the
mobile unit parked at the school to donate blood for use in local communities.
The event was part of National Nurses Week which is recognized each year in
early May. Teacher Lisa Parra and her students (pictured) planned the drive
which included music, snacks and T-Shirts for donors. The Health Occupations
class is one of the Kings Regional Occupational Programs (KROP) offered at
several campuses throughout the county.
ROP Students Presented Honor Cords
Congratulations go out to Lemoore High School's Health Occupations and Nursing
Assistant students who were recognized this week for their outstanding
individual achievement and participation in their chosen career pathway.
With graduation right around the corner, it was an exciting
Honor Cord Ceremony for students earning this meaningful “rite of passage” that
signifies they have achieved excellence in their advanced studies.
“The students who received honor cords went above and beyond
what is expected of them as a high school student,” said Linda Huffman, Health
Occupations and Nursing Assistant instructor. “They worked really hard to get
the honor cord.”
ROP health pathway students joined others in what was a full
auditorium of students as choir members sang the National Anthem and each
recipient was called and presented with a colored cord signifying their
particular area of study. Nursing and health occupations students were bestowed
a green cord to be worn at the graduation ceremony in June.
In order to earn a cord, students must spend at least two
years in a particular pathway doing coursework and extra-curricular activities.
They must have a 3.0 minimum grade point average and hold an elected or
appointed leadership role in the pathway. Attendance requirements also apply.
(Pictured Linda Huffman (right) stands with her students.
From left back: Gabrielle Martinez, Desiree Llamas, Beverly Quiroz, Steven Rosas. From left front: Sarah Robb,
Savannah McIntyre, Sia Sartin, Shirllen Altamirano)
Dedication Marks Excellence in Education
It was a night to remember as
three Kings County individuals exemplifying excellence in their dedication to
transforming lives and empowering students were presented with top recognition
in their fields.
The Kings County Excellence in
Education awards banquet was held this week at West Hills College to present
the awards for Administrator of the Year; Teacher of the Year; and Employer of
“Can I have the envelope
please….” said Kopi Sotiropulos, master of ceremonies, after audience members
heard astounding profiles and watched a selection of videos on each of the 13 nominees. The Administrator of the Year award went to Jamie
Rogers of Lemoore High School; the Teacher of the Year award to Zona
Hoggard, Kings County Regional
Occupational Program (ROP); and Janice Sharp of Corcoran Unified School
This was only the second year
that ROP teachers have been included in the nomination process due to a past
policy on tenuring and it points to the value of these complex programs and the
teachers that run them. Hoggard operates the Business Technology Center (BTC)
which offers high school students and adults a multitude of entry-level
business and communication skills that directly transfer to the workplace. Last
year’s winner, Alisa Gomez, ROP welding instructor at Corcoran Unified School
District, also provided a few words during the evening on the importance of education.
The Excellence in Education
program is a collaborative effort of the Kings County Office of Education and
the Educational Employees Credit Union (EECU). Superintendent Tim Bowers gave a
warm welcome to what was a large reception of educational representatives and supporters.
The decision was no doubt a difficult choice for judges as each of the nominees
were highly dedicated to their jobs and the students and families they serve
Congratulations to the three
winners and all of the “excellent” nominees who participated.
(Pictured: From left, Tim Bowers,
KCOE Superintendent, and Teacher of the Year Zona Hoggard)
Youth Connect for Success
hair up and ready to network, close to 200 youth put their best foot forward recently
and connected with 24 regional business representatives who gathered at the
first-ever Career Connection sponsored by the Career Education Department.
was organized for Workability youth from six county high schools along with
some students from alternative education facilities. The Workability program
serves special needs students with the goal of preparing them for the working
Held in the
large Commercial Market Building at the Kings Fairgrounds, the atmosphere was
nothing less than dynamic. Students were deeply engaged as they gathered at
tables to hear speakers, mingled with business representatives in pursuit of
job information, and ate a healthy brunch and lunch from Panera. Some even went
home with a prize from a drawing at the end of the day thanks to county and
included Superintendent Tim Bowers with an appreciation and warm welcome and
Mia Carius, a West Hills College student who has been blind since she was
seven-years-old. The room of teenagers was at full attention while Carius
shared her experiences, her challenges, and the ways she overcame barriers throughout
her life due to the visual impairment.
Connection was the culminating event of career exploration for these students. In
preparation, teachers and county career advisors worked with students on career
interests, resume development, and practicing job-seeking and interviewing
brought their own questions and were provided a list of three business stations
to visit based on their closest chosen careers. Representatives ranged from
West Hills and Reedley colleges to Lawrence and Company; all fields of public
safety from police to fire; the Business Technology Center; Economic
Development Department, FAST Credit Union, Best Buy Market, The Comfort Inn, and
many others who filled the building and helped make this day meaningful for
youth connected with business representatives who gave an overview, fielded
questions, and gave useful job searching tips.
Education Department of the Kings County Office of Education focuses on the
youth and adults of Kings County achieving self-sufficiency through gainful
employment. The department includes career technical education courses (CTE)
and career exploration, subsidized employment through federal funding and
grants, supportive services and help in connecting youth with postsecondary
(Picture: The Commercial Market Building at the Kings County Fairgrounds was packed with networking youth recently for the first Career Connection event hosted by Career Education Department. )
BTC Serves Local Industry Well
Educators and employers joined together this week to make sure what is being
taught in class remains relevant to the workplace. The Business Technology
Center’s Advisory Committee, a large group of local volunteer business representatives,
gained knowledge and shared ideas concerning the many programs at work at the
It was a full house as the group met at the KCOE’s Round Building and
listened while Zona Hoggard, BTC teacher, explained new Career Technical
Education (CTE) standards of practice and what amounted to minor wording
changes to her course outlines. The outlines had to be updated this year to
reflect CTE’s alignment with Common Core. Advisory members supported the
changes and agreed that current practices should continue.
Advisory representatives ranged from public health and safety to
economic development, finance and banking industries. Some advisory members
were new this year and others were graduates from BTC programs including one
14-year alumni. The accolades were countless concerning Hoggard and the many
programs the BTC offers. Several members of the advisory provided personal testimonials
about BTC students who have been employed and promoted or continue to work for
“It’s a fantastic program,” said Tanya Hutchinson from Adventist
Health. “If you aren’t already hiring through her (Hoggard’s) program, you
better get on board.”
The BTC is part of the Career Education Department of KCOE. It serves
high school students and adults seeking entry level business and communication
skills. It is vital that students are trained for today’s jobs and are ready
for new opportunities that become available. Advisory committees serve to help
CTE teachers keep up with employment trends and opportunities. They also help
with the many internships and other on-the-job training that requires
coordination between the two entities. Teachers are required to hold at least
one Advisory Meeting per year to help bridge any gaps that might exist between
curriculum and changing industry practices.
Hoggard runs a multi-faceted classroom environment with many programs
running simultaneously. The courses at the BTC range from the Business Fast
Track for skills such as keyboarding, phone handling, office procedures and
customer service, to Modern Office Occupations which is a more intermediate
program involving communications and career preparation. There are also courses
in Microsoft Word; Excel; PowerPoint; and Access.
“My students can go anywhere,” she said of her programs. “The BTC is
powerful; it changes lives.”
Hoggard said 17 students have been hired this year and it couldn’t be
done without the tremendous support of industry members.
Pictured: Members of the BTC Advisory meet to discuss course relevance to the workplace.
LHS Showcases Fashion and Design at KROP
LHS Student Tyler Potter talks to 8th graders about the Fashion and Design course offered at LHS.
LHS Tour Showcases KROP
recently gave incoming eighth graders a preview of possible future
opportunities at Lemoore High School’s annual Character Conference and Showcase
Tour. As part of the tour, students visited a showcase of ROP classrooms and
watched student presentations and demonstrations of the many great career
education programs offered from nursing to fashion and design, veterinary
science and others. Pictured: Nursing
students Sia Ford-Sartin and Allison Garcia demonstrating a Hoyer lift with Mia
Patients to Profit Thanks to KROP Students
KROP Nursing students Allison Garcia and Savannah McIntyre (L-R) help count up the Pennies for Patients donations recently as the Lemoore High School fundraising
event came to a close. The nursing students brought in
close to half of all school donations of $1293. The Pennies for Patients is a
School and Youth Program to help with children who have leukemia or lymphoma.
This is the 15th year the school has participated. “Students really
get involved and help out,” said Teacher Linda Huffman. The donations stay in
the Valley to help with caring for patients with the blood cancers.
Impressive Lab for Avenal Students
was an exciting simulation lab for Dr. Michael Coburn’s Public Safety class recently
at Avenal High School when students tried investigate tire impressions. The
junior and senior students in the Kings Regional Occupational Program (KROP) quickly
found out how difficult it really is to match up tires with their tread marks
as they worked industriously in groups to find and identify numerous impressions
at random. When complete, the unit on impression evidence will also task
students with clay and tool impressions, shoeprints, bite marks and marks on a
“The outcome from the tire track lab
was beneficial,” he said. “The students understand how tracks are
collected and how to compare them to others.”
Students in the public safety course learn and
practice skills that are designed to prepare them for diverse post-high school
education and training opportunities from apprenticeships and two-year college
programs to four-year college and graduate programs if they choose to pursue a
law enforcement career.
Coburn adds labs to his coursework once a month to give students hands-on
experiences and a chance to hone those higher level critical thinking skills
they will use in the workplace. Some other labs throughout the year include
examining crime scenes and
testimonial evidence; physical evidence, fingerprinting; hairs and fibers, and
Photo: Dr. Michael Coburn
looks over the work of students Carlos Jimenez and Isidro Solano (facing front from left) while Ricardo
Contreras and Osvaldo Jimenez look on. The students participated in a lab
simulation as part of their Public Safety class at Avenal High School recently.
Skilled Students Headed to State
Kings County students will head to the state SkillsUSA competition in May after
demonstrating workplace skills from business to welding at the Region 5 2014 Skills Conference held
in February at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton.
As part of Career Technical
Education courses, sophomores to seniors, ages 16 to 18-years-old, have been polishing
various skills over the course of the school year to compete in the regional
and state event. Students advance to the state competition in May in San Diego
where they compete to go to the National Competition held in different regions
each year. There is also a world competition for finalists of the national
There were 35 students from Region 5
who competed in the recent competition, all coming from Hanford West and
Lemoore Union high schools. Many of the students are part of the Kings Regional
Occupational Program which
provides career preparation and skill upgrade courses to high school students
and adults in Kings County.
“These students work really hard and put in the extra time on
weekends and during the week to develop their skills so that they can compete,”
said Bill Chambers, CTE teacher at Hanford West High School. “Anyone who wants to put in the practice time
can compete. There are no limitations
except for those that the students might put on themselves. Their dedication is
really shown by their great performances at the competition. They are excited
by the opportunity to go to state now and show off what they can do - and I
know they will do well.”
student, Andres Hernandez, a HWHS senior who is enrolled in the Stainless Steel
Welding class (pictured above), placed second in the TIG Welding competition and is currently
doing an internship at Northland Process Piping. When asked about his involvement in SkillsUSA
and competitions, Hernandez said, “It’s nice getting to know other people and
to improve my welding skills. I want to become a certified welder and possibly
certified in scuba so I can become an underwater welder. I didn’t know how to
weld before I got into the class and now I know what I want to do. The
internship has helped me get a good idea of what the industry is like and the
skills I need.”
For some students this was their
first competition and for others another chance to prove their skills. Chambers,
who teaches the machining and welding classes at the high school, said he has
participated in the competition for the past five years along with other involved
teachers at the school and finds it an essential part of a good CTE program.
Aside from Welding and Precision
Machining, Hanford West was represented by teachers and students in Commercial
Baking; Culinary Arts; Customer Service; Entrepreneurial Team of 4; Nurse
Assisting; Photography; Early Childhood Education; and Related Technical Math. Gold
winners included Nallely Perez, Cody Laningham, Tyler Weed and Sergio Mendoza.
At LHS, the competition was
represented by students and teachers in Commercial Baking, Culinary Arts and
Restaurant Service. Gold winners included Bailey Polk.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of
students, teachers and industry representatives who work to ensure the country
continues to have a skilled workforce. High school students and teachers who
are enrolled in CTE program gain insight into technical, skilled and service
By participating in the SkillsUSA
program which includes advisory and chapter meetings, competitions, and
classroom work, students also develop leadership skills, teamwork, citizenship
and character attributes. Along with the technical training they receive, such
skills are pivotal to being responsible, reliable employees and leaders in the
For the list of students and results of the competition,
go to www.skillsusa.com under Region 5.
Virtual Enterprise Receives Awards at Trade Show
The Virtual Enterprise students at Sierra Pacific High School received awards at the Bakersfield Trade Show December 3-4, 2013. They placed 6th in Salesmanship, Honorable Mention in Sales Presentation and 1st for their Booth. This is their first entry in the Trade Show. Great job!