Congratulations to Joanna Bieda and Kamieko Goines who were appointed as youth legislators to their respective Nevada Senatorial Districts, 4 and 5. These young women have been selected to represent 27,000-42,000 youths in their Districts, draft legislation, and push forth the type of productive dialogue those they represent wish to hear. Sworn in to office, they are working with their district Senators and Assemblymen as well as collaborating with our District Youth Advisory Council to discuss issues and concerns affecting the youth within their community and within our state. They also provide support for Youth Legislators as they prepare for and conduct District Youth Advisory Council and town hall meetings, present testimony before a public body, and develop ideas for legislation to present to the Legislature for consideration. Congratulations on this outstanding achievement!
Mavericks, this year marks the 25th anniversary of Advanced Technologies Academy. This year A-TECH will be celebrating a quarter century of excellence! We ask that you please help us to start our Silver Anniversary celebration starting Monday, August 19 with a Welcome Back Spirit week to commemorate this exciting milestone.
Spirit Week activities will include the following Spirit Days:
Monday, August 26 – Marvel vs. DC Be a Superhero Day
Tuesday, August 27 – Tweedle Dee / Tweedle Dum Day – Match with a friend
Wednesday, August 28 – Pink Panther Day – Wear Pink!
Thursday, August 29 – Battle of the Cartoons Day – Represent your Favorite Channel! – CN = Black & White – Nick = Orange – Disney = Blue – PBS = Green
Friday, August 30 – Yee Haw Mavericks Day – Dress in Western Apparel
A-TECH Mock Trial – Nationals Results
CONGRATULATIONS to Jason Park, who was named one of only ten Outstanding Attorneys in the nation at Nationals!
A-TECH’s Purple Team placed 32nd, but was just one ballot away from placing 21st. It is amazing what a difference just one ballot can make in the final standings!
Mrs. Bouchard is VERY proud of our Purple Team members, as they competed against 45 other State Champion Teams from across the nation.
KUDOS to these amazing kids and their perseverance, as they attended nearly daily Mock Trial preparation sessions, while concurrently completing assignments and projects for their highly-challenging A-TECH classes, not to mention studying and taking their many AP exams.
The team worked tirelessly and all team members have been making up their AP Exams, as well as their semester exams, this week. (Thank you, Mr. Gokul, for scheduling all of their make-up AP exams!)
Thanks to those who have supported our Mock Trial Team, this year! We sincerely appreciate you!!!
Congratulations to the A-TECH Chess Team on winning another State Championship. A Special Congratulations to Omid Najibzadeh who was the Individual State Champion!
Ms. Stern and our Speech & Debate team are proud to share the results of the Golden Desert Speech and Debate District Championship tournament with you all.
22 schools with a total of 460 entries competed for just 37 slots to Nationals this year. A-TECH claimed SIX of those 37 slots!
Congratulations to our National Qualifiers:
- Senate Congressional Debate – Yaseen Shah
- House Congressional Debate – Matthew Vogel
- House Congressional Debate – Jefrin Jojan
- Lincoln Douglas Debate – Phillip Irving
- Original Oratory – Jaden Nguyen
- Dramatic Interpretation – Jacob Kessler
These students represent the top 3% of competitors in the entire country and will be headed to Dallas this summer for eight days to compete against hundreds of other competitors from around the world in their respective events.
A-TECH is taking twice as many students to Nationals this year as we did last year and six times as many as 2 years ago.
Furthermore, for the second year in a row, A-TECH won the yearlong sweepstakes competition and took home the 1st Place Golden Desert League trophy in Congressional Debate.
Due to the team’s extraordinary showing at the District tournament itself, the team also took home the District Sweepstakes Plaque in Congressional Debate.
A-TECH also took home the 3rd Place Golden Desert League trophy in Policy Debate this year due the to the extraordinary showing of freshman Genevieve Noorigian, Jaqueline Balanovsky, Ethan Stancliff, and Raymond Behnke.
In addition, we had a number of students who advanced beyond preliminary rounds but did not claim one of the other qualifying slots. Please also congratulate the following students for advancing in the competition:
- Lincoln Douglas Debate – Jonah Gentleman
- House Congressional Debate – David Johnson
- House Congressional Debate – Sean Im
- House Congressional Debate – Alejandro Gonzalez Duran
- House Congressional Debate – Joanna Bieda
- House Congressional Debate – Steven Waker
- Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking – Ariana Boorboor
- US Extemporaneous Speaking – David Johnson
- US Extemporaneous Speaking – Yaseen Shah
- Duo Interpretation – Janette Lopez Ramos and Hayden (Bree) Lamoureu
Congratulations to Yosmerith Hoyos who is featured on the Clark County School District as A-TECH’s 2019 Star Graduate
Congratulations to the following students who were selected as Student of the Month for March: Kevin Graeser, Hannah Nelson, Jonet Anderson, Devon Burdick, Trevor Eyre, Ian Mayo, Jason Park, Cyrus Cueto, Cameron Mell, Scott Tuzon, Preston Mavady, Laura Sanchez, Anahi Saldana, Dylan Webb, Jahzara Regan, and Allen Bouchard.
(pictured above, left to right: Karlyn Carlisi, Jaden Nguyen, William McAdorey, Gabriela Zeidler, Emma Mayo, Adriana Cazas, Jason Park, Desiree Vasquez, and Alex Pilks!)
CONGRATULATIONS to A-TECH’s Purple Team, as it triumphed at the Nevada State Mock Trial Competition and became the STATE MOCK TRIAL CHAMPIONS! The team will now travel to Athens, Georgia, May 15-19, to represent the state of Nevada at the National Mock Trial Competition!
IN ADDITION, Jason Park was awarded one of only three Best Counsel Awards for the State Competition!
Congratulations Mavericks and Mrs. Bouchard!
Congratulations to the following students who were selected as Student of the Month for February: Klaro Lagadi, Vincent Chang, Raiden Camarillo, Charles Dunn, Adrian Naval, Gabriella Morales, Amaris Davis, Omid Najibzadeh, Alexander Keyes, Thyatira Swails, Janette Lopez Ramos, Jessica Avila, Amanda Page, Katheryn Ellis.
Congratulations to the following students who were selected as Student of the Month for January: Ryan Zhou, Alexander Guerrero-Torres, Anthony Otis, Crisanta Campos, Luis Montes, Daniel Chong, Hayden Howard, Val Stovner, Jessen Nebecker, Nathan Habon, Michelle Cortez Zepeda, Doanh Ly, Symone Moore, Cameron Tabion, Adriana Cazas, Matthew Vogel and Isaac DeMotte.