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Raffai Named West Shore 2018 Outstanding Career-Technical Student of the Year Raffai

Lakewood High Senior Akosh Raffai was named this year’s West Shore Outstanding Student for 2018. He was chosen due to his exemplary technical skill, academic prowess and service. Raffai, a student in the Project Lead the Way - pre-engineering program was also the recipient of a Career-Technical Honors Diploma and inducted into the National Technical Honor Society.

Rotary Honors West Shore's Most Outstanding Students

Rotary logoAt their annual Outstanding Student Award lunch on March 19, the Lakewood /Rocky River Rotary Club recognized 15 West Shore Career-Tech students as the top performers in their career-technical program. Outstanding student winners exemplify traits of leadership, dedication, responsibility, caring, community involvement, and initiative. 

Senior Inak Wins Tri-C Rock Off Poster Contest

tri-c posterIt’s been quite a year for senior Micah Inak as the young artist has reeled in another honor for her artwork. Judges for the 2018 Tri-C Rock Off chose Micah’s design for the winning poster for this year’s competition, which began January 20. Micah won $100 and will be a special guest at the contest’s final round on February 17.

Students Earn 70 Scholastic Art & Writing Regional Honors

solace duval artStudents from Lakewood High School, the West Shore Career-Tech Media Art & Design program and Harding Middle School earned an impressively high number awards in the annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards regional competition held in December, including 17 of the highest-honor Gold Keys and 70 honored pieces overall.

West Shore students' art to be part of airport exhibit

geyer imageArtwork of two students in the West Shore Career-Tech's Media, Art & Design class has been chosen to be part of an exhibition called Mythical Creatures at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport’s new Youth Art Gallery. The exhibit will run December 28, 2017-October 31, 2018. Congratulations to juniors Riley Geyer and Victoria Myers for their inclusion in the selective exhibit. Click Read More to see their winning work.

Chef Corti Named ACF Educator of the Year

devan cortiCongratulations to West Shore Career-Tech culinary instructor Devan Corti, who has earned the Chef Educator of the Year Award from the American Culinary Federation Cleveland Chapter. Corti was presented with the award at the chapter’s annual President’s Brunch on Nov. 5 at the Chagrin Valley Hunt Club. Students De'vryon Gray and Veronica San Juan were also honored at the brunch.

Chef McGorray & Computer Technician Smigelski Honored

spotlight logoCongratulations to this month's Staff Spotlight honorees: Rob McGorray, West Shore Career-Tech Culinary Arts' Senior Instructor,  and Dan Smigelski, Garfield Middle School's Computer Technician! Click "Read More" to see why McGorray's and Smigelski's peers found the two so deserving. 

Media, Art & Design Student Wins Billboard Contest

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micah inakCongratulations to senior Micah Inak of the Media, Art & Design program in the West Shore Career-Tech District. Micah won the Teen Driver Safety Billboard Design Challenge sponsored by University Hospitals, Safe Communities Coalition and State Farm Insurance. The contest asked for designs for a billboard on distracted teen driving. Micah's winning design was displayed on digital billboards for two weeks around the City of Cleveland and is currently displayed on print billboards around the city. She will receive $500 for her winning design.

Elec. Engineering students build Bots via Khan Academy

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From Electronics teacher Andre Bruwer on a recent class project:

Learning takes place through collaboration and exploration in a hands on, project-based outcomes learning environment. Students learn the basics of electronic circuitry, from layout to neatness, parts, symbols, terminology and so much more through this dynamic approach to learning. Students quickly figure out that in certain components current direction matters, that layout and design plays a role in the success of a project and the greatest resource tool is each other.

 

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