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Career Technical Education News
May, 2019
Golden West College Auto Tech Pathway Day
On Friday, March 1st 70 HBUHSD Auto students from OVHS and WHS attended the Golden West College Automotive Tech Pathway Day.

Students participated in hands on workshops that were taught by Golden West College CTE Instructors. The final session included a mini financial aid workshop where students earned prizes for answering important questions about applying for financial aid.
FVHS & MHS Virtual Enterprise Updates
(Advisor-Sarah McCance):
FVHS VE is doing well printing 3D items that staff and students desire on campus. All students in class are getting trained on how to design and print the above items.
(Advisor-Kathe Hayden):
MHS VE attended the NY Youth Business Summit and Trade Show Competition. Students competed in Marketing, Sales, Human Resources, Trade Show Booth, and Business Financials.
MHS Welding Pathway
Gary Adams, President of Adams Welding Inc. has been working with Matt Wilfert's Welding Pathway to teach students about the Welding Industry. 
On May 10th, Gary took Marina's welding students to Hoskins Equipment to get them a mini certification in knowledge of heavy equipment.

Mr. Adams will be hiring a few of the welding students at the end of the year.
(Advisor Leah Bratcher)
On Sunday April 28th Family and Consumer Science students and myself attended the 2019 State FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) Competition in Riverside. 2 students competed in “Menu Planning and Table Display” and received gold certificates - which means they received a score of 90% or better. 21 students from across the state competed in this area. 

One of our Freshman students competed in the Junior “Interior Design” Competition and she won 1st place. Below is her display board:

Pictured from Left to right - Eren Avila - Kaitlyn Brand - both menu planning and table display and Riley Keany - 1st place jr. division - Interior Design.

There were a total of 812 students from across the state competing in over 21 different competitions. Next year one of our students Nicolette Gruber, will be the FCCLA Region 9 Vice President.
(Advisor Maria Georgakopoulos)
HBHS placed top 10 out of 20 teams. They received a personal complement from the professional chefs. Huntington Beach High School Culinary Arts new Culinary classroom will be open in Aug 2019

Competitive Recognition Events-
Local Region 9
13 student competed in Culinary Arts on 4 teams
3 teams placed and advanced to state
1 team took 2nd place and advanced to state

Competitive Recognition Events- Competition
1 team competed and received a silver seal
MHS-Advisor Deanna Lee
Advanced Culinary took a field trip on Monday, May 13th and got a back of the house tour of the Disneyland hotel, banquet kitchen w/ Chef Chris Faulkner.
(Advisors Armida Gordon & Cori Raina)
On April 9th FVHS took their Hospitality students to the "Experience Hospitality Orange County 2019" interactive summit. Students listened and watched hospitality professionals in their industry environment, participated in a question answer session, and toured several restaurant locations.
EHS-Advisor-Rebecca Richter
Culinary Arts and Aquaponics Co-curricular Farm to Table Lesson Plan .-Culinary students filled 64 tilapia fish and prepared fish tacos. Students filleted and froze tilapia fish for staff distribution.

BJ's Restaurant Test Kitchen Field Trip -Senior Vice President of Culinary and Kitchen Innovation and Edison parent, Chef Scott Rodrigues, hosted Edison's Advanced Culinary Students at BJ's Headquarter's Test Kitchen. Pizookies for everyone!
Culinary Industry Certification -424 Edison students have completed their industry Food Handler's Certification at no cost to the student in the last four years which has increased student employment in local food services.
ROP students catered the Golden Key Breakfast to include a smoothie bar, oatmeal and bagel stations with fruit salad and breakfast items. Students prepared and served the food.
 ROP students participated in culinary lab competitions: Pie Innovations, Gingertastic (Gingerbread creations), and Fantastic Fondant.
Instant Pot Cooking! - Edison Culinary Art's students are the masters of Instant Pot cooking! In the instant pots, the students prepared cheesecake, brownies, Italian meatballs, cheese fondue, barbecue chicken, spaghetti squash, corn on the cob, romanesco broccoli, mashed potatoes, deviled eggs, rice, macaroni and cheese, and popcorn to name some of their delicious transition culinary labs!
Sower's Middle School CTE Connection- Edison CTE staff met with Sower's principal, Dr. Ashby, to connect Sower's Middle School students' passions to high school CTE Pathways. Edison culinary students prepared food for Sower's culinary students to eat while they viewed the presentation.

Media student Caitlyn Phu was named as "Artist of the Year" for Film and Animation by the Orange County Register. Caitlyn's short film Durian offered judges an intimate look at what it means to be a young Asian-American woman.

Pop Music students covered classic songs from the 1960s, '70s, and '80s in Retrofest XV - which specifically celebrated family bands and their skillful vocal harmony.

Dance students took part in a myriad of classical and commercial dance styles in the Academy for the Performing Arts' spring dance show Fusion .

Technical Theatre students were all smiles as they managed the Academy for the Performing Arts' production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes backstage. Costume Design students carefully crafted the show’s wardrobe entirely from scratch.
The Academy for the Performing Arts’ Technical Theatre students constructed the set for the program’s production of The Phantom of the Opera, and even had the pleasure of welcoming original “Phantom” Michael Crawford onto the stage during the final performance.
MHS ICT/Digital Media
Advisors: Carrie Peterson & Erik Caldwell
HBHS Photography
Advisor: Nick Schwab
EHS Digital Media
Advisor: Ryan Hayes
2019 Orange County Film Festival - Seven Nominations
  • Best Show Open - Julian DeView *WINNER
  • Best Graphics - Julian DeView
  • Best Commercial Res Run Promo - Megan Bideau and Kristina Kalatschan
  • Best Production Design Res Run Promo AND Homecoming Promo - Megan Bideau
  • Best PSA - Gabriel Garcia
  • Best Score - Gabriel Garcia

48 Hour Film Festival - Most Awards
  • Best Behind the Scenes
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Screenwriting
  • Best Cinematography
48th Congressional District Art Competition - Two Finalists
  • Faith Riehm 3rd Place
2019 HBUHSD Creative Visions District Art Show
  • Faith Riehm - 5 Awards including Judges Choice and HB Art League
  • Tracy Truong - Superintendent's Award
HBAS has 3 externship sites for their current Medical Billing & Coding students. They have had 12 students (since September) complete their CTE program, with 35 more students working towards a June completion.

OVHS Automotive
Advisor: Adam Drace
Ocean View Auto pathway is partnering with Ford HB
FVHS Digital Media
Zoe Seals & Lauren Anderson
Learning from a professional photographer on an LA Photo Walk

Learning about production and design at Paramount Studios
Katey Payne was awarded 1st Place in the Vital Link Dream Career

OVHS Photography
Advisor: Yvette Marthell
PhotoVille LA May 2019 field trip. Students had the opportunity to connect and meet today's top photographers.
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