NNPS students shine at regional and state CTE events
Posted: May 11, 2021
Students enrolled in Career and Technical Education classes are members of the local Career and Technical Student Organization aligned with their courses and interests. These organizations offer students opportunities to demonstrate their skills in regional and state competitions annually.
This year, competitions were conducted online through video conferencing platforms. Competing virtually rather than at an in-person conference was no problem for CTE students in Newport News. Join us in congratulating this year's winners.
At the Technology Student Association Regional Competition held in March, students at Heritage High School achieved top honors.
- Will Roldan, Prepared Presentation category
- Epiphany Smith for Photographic Technology
- Carter Wilcox, Julius Johnson, Kaileb Kipper and Mekell Wright for Video Game Design
- Miles Thomas for Essays on Technology
Technology students from Dozier Middle School also participated successfully and went on to compete in the Technosphere state conference.
- Aiden Baines, Gracye Culligan and Cordelia Kleinfeldt earned first place honors in the Community Service Video category.
In STEM Animation, Nysire Barnes and Mario Uzzle earned first place, as did Hope Carrington.
Five Heritage students advanced to the statewide Technosphere competition in April, where they placed in the top five in each event. These students will now advance to the national competition in June.
- In Coding, Carter Wilcox and Kaileb Kipper placed second in Coding. Alex Englert and Will Roldan placed sixth.
- In Video Game Design, Kaileb Kipper, Carter Wilcox and Julius Johnson placed fifth.
- In IT Fundamentals, Alex Englert placed second and Will Roldan placed sixth.
- In the Webmaster category, Kaileb Kipper, Carter Wilcox and Julius Johnson earned fourth place.
- In Cybersecurity, Alex Englert, Kaileb Kipper, Will Roldan, Carter Wilcox and Julius Johnson placed fourth.
From Dozier Middle, Aiden Baines, Gracye Culligan and Cordelia Kleinfeldt placed third in the Community Service Video category at the TSA Technosphere State Conference.
Students at Warwick High School participated in the HOSA (Future Health Professionals) State Leadership Conference in March.
- Wiam Almahdi, Erin Greathouse, Hailee Miller and Penelope Sanchez-Juarez earned first place honors as a team in Biomedical Debate.
- Gavin Matlaga placed fifth in Prepared Speaking, and Hailee Miller was elected regional vice president for next year's conference.
In February, Heritage High School students took part in the Future Business Leaders of America Colonial Region Conference.
- Colin Maculley in Economics;
- Taj Adkins in Introduction to Information Technology;
- Sarah Burden in Cyber Security;
- Joshua Mosley, Brenda Omandiale and Tyrell Platt for Network Design; and
- Kayla Johnson for Networking Infrastructures.
- Chaiyalerk Srisophon for Cyber Security;
- Noah Taylor for Networking Infrastructures;
- Honesty Neal for Banking and Finance Systems; and
- Alex Englert for Personal Finance.
- Tatiana Halley for Personal Finance and
- Latasia Cherry for Business Calculations.
At the FBLA State Leadership Conference,
- Joshua Mosley and Tyrell Platt won third place in Network Design.
At the DECA Emerging Leaders and Entrepreneurs in Marketing State Leadership Conference in March, Heritage High School won the Annual Report Fortune 500 Award.
Carrington Faulk from Heritage High School received the 2020-21 Outstanding DECA Advisor Award.
Menchville High School DECA advisor Adriane Graham received the Outstanding DECA Advisor Award, was named District Co-Advisor and Regional Board of Trustees Representative.
Brandon Dunaway of Menchville High was named District Co-President.