CTE Celebrations & Highlights

  • Girl on Fire!

    Posted by Andrea Capdeville on 5/5/2021

    The West Ada CTE Department is proud to celebrate Ivy Denen, who was recently accepted into the College of Western Idaho's Fire Service Technology Academy.  She was one of 13 applicants from a very qualified pool of 70.  

    The application process required preliminary testing, a paper application, background check, and an oral board with academy directors, as well as leaders from Fire Departments from around the Treasure Valley.   

    This spring, Ivy will have successfully completed all three years of the CTE Fire Service program at Renaissance High School and is currently the Battalion Chief of her high school Fire II class.    


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  • Who Let The Dogs In?

    Posted by Andrea Capdeville on 4/28/2021

    Students in the CTE Residential Construction program participated in the Skills USA carpentry event.  Students were given 6 hours to build a dog house.  They were judged on safety, accuracy, and creativity.  Awesome job!


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  • Warrior Success at Idaho HOSA

    Posted by Andrea Capdeville on 4/21/2021

    The Meridian High School Warriors continue to excel with outstanding performances at their student organization competitions.  Checkout highlights from the 2021 Idaho HOSA State Leadership Conference:

    • Nutrition-3rd place-Hunter Rosen
    • CPR & First Aid-3rd place-Adri Smith & Gwen Gravett
    • Creative Problem solving-2nd place-Anna Cluff, Maddie Johnson, Frances Caroca & Gwen Gravett
    • Hosa Bowl-2nd place-Carli O’Campo, Chloee Frost, Emma Jensen, Maddy Lair
    • Sports Medicine-4th place-Tori Grady
    • Physical Therapy-4th place-Dyson Price 

    Top ten results

    • CPR & First Aid-10th place-Maddie Johnson & Frances Caroca 
    • Emergency Medical Technician-8th place-Emma Jensen & Maddy Lair 
    • Human growth & Development-10th place-Chandra Holt
    • Medical Spelling-8th place-Blaze Tokioka 
    • Sports Medicine-9th place-Carlie Goodwin 
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  • Mighty HOSA Mavs

    Posted by Andrea Capdeville on 4/19/2021

    Students from Mountain View High School (MVHS) participated in the 2020 HOSA State Leadership Conference.  A big congratulations to the following MVHS Mavericks:

    • Macie Frei: Human Growth & Development
    • Sierra Lund: Pharmacology, 1st place
    • Emory Lindstrom: Behavioral Health, 4th place
    • Kennedy Morlock: Behavioral Health, 10th place
    • Emory Lindstrom (yes, again!): Researched Persuasive Writing & Speaking, 3rd place
    • Alyssa Ingham, Hailey Guray, Laney Dew & Brinley Larsen: Creative Problem Solving, 4th place
    • Mignonne Muragizi: Job Seeking Skills, 3rd place
    • Naweh Jue: Medical Assisting, 1st place
    • Kaylee Izaguirre: Medical Law & Ethics, 4th place
    • Savannah Budlong: Medical Terminology, 3rd place
    • Alayna Ross & Paige Morgan: Health Career Display, 7th place
    • Natalie Morgan: Veterinary Science, 7th place
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  • CNA-Let's Get Clinical

    Posted by Andrea Capdeville on 4/16/2021

    Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) students were hard at work during their clinical studies.  During their training, students demonstrated proper personal protective equipment (PPE) wear.  Keep up the awesome work!

    cna students   cna students   cna students

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  • Warrior Strong!

    Posted by Andrea Capdeville on 4/15/2021

    The Meridian FCCLA chapter attended the Idaho FCCLA virtual State Leadership Conference last week. Members attended multiple leadership workshops, competed in 8 categories and were recognized again as an Exemplary Chapter in Idaho FCCLA! 

    • Julia Mitchell placed 1st in Career Investigation and qualified for Nationals.
    • Ella Mitchell placed 1st in Fashion Design and qualified for Nationals.
    • Mimi Sanchez placed 1st in Early Childhood Education and qualified for Nationals.
    • Hannah Downing and Averie Ellis placed 2nd in Focus on Children and qualified for Nationals.
    • Carley Whittaker placed 1st in Leadership and qualified for Nationals.
    • Korrin Satchwell placed 1st in Teach & Train and qualified for Nationals.
    • Reese Phillips placed 1st in Event Management and qualified for Nationals.
    • Alexia Shartzer, the 20-21 Idaho FCCLA VP of Competitive Events, placed 3rd in Job Interview. 

     In addition to competing, the following members were recognized and celebrated for completing their National Power of One projects:

    • Averie Ellis
    • Carley Whittaker
    • Korrin Satchwell
    • Alexia Shartzer
    • Addison Rice 

    We are so proud of our Meridian FCCLA chapter!

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  • 1-2-3! Bake!

    Posted by Andrea Capdeville on 4/12/2021

    Congratulations to three CTE Culinary students who represented RHS at the FCCLA State Competitions.  Justice Rupp placed 1st in the baking and pastry competition, Thomas Jones placed 2nd in culinary arts and Noah Thomas placed 3rd in culinary arts.  Awesome job!!


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  • Flight of a Lifetime

    Posted by Andrea Capdeville on 4/5/2021

    Students going through the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program, had the opportunity to checkout the Life Flight Network base, while getting their Landing Zone Certification.  Students toured the facility and had a chance to checkout the awesome equipment used during search, rescues and transport. 

     emt lifeflight   lifeflight   life flight   lifeflight

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  • Leaders in the Making!

    Posted by Andrea Capdeville on 3/19/2021

    Recently, three West Ada CTE students were elected as Idaho Technology Student Association (TSA) State Officers.  The three students from both Renaissance High School and Meridian High School, are three of forty students in the state to serve as officers, which represent each of the seven Career and Technical Student Organizations, containing 59,000 student members statewide.


    The CTE Department and West Ada School District is extremely proud of the accomplishments of these students and wish them all the best on their leadership journeys.


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  • BPA State Competition Results

    Posted by Andrea Capdeville on 3/15/2021

    March 10th-12th, 2021 marked the 55th annual State Leadership Conference, held virtually with more than 100 schools located throughout the state, represented at the conference.  Centennial High School students did amazing with the following students qualifying for Nationals: 


    Advanced Interview Skills: Austin Li, 5th

    Computer Modeling: Grant Chapman, 1st

    Presentation Management Individual: Emily Newton, 3rd

    Podcast Production Team: Austin Li and Joseph Lu, 3rd

    Video Production Team: Grant Chapman, Hayden Fonnesbeck, James Mai, Thang Pham, 3rd


    Congratulations and good luck at Nationals!

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