(L to R: Allen Bouchard, Kevin Graeser, and Ashley Shin)
This year’s Rotary 4-Way Test Speech Contest generated excellent speeches and great performances by all contestants.
SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS go to our three school winners who will represent A-TECH at the Club Level Speech Competition (in alphabetical order):
Rochelle Flores is Alternate #1 and Nicholas Laureano is Alternate #2. Sean Davis and Jeff Rada are school level Finalists.
They all did a fabulous job and followed through with their goals, on top of their many other A-TECH duties!
Thanks also to Ms. Guild, Ms. Lindemann, and Ms. Koprowski who came for the live announcement of the school winners yesterday and thanks to Ms. Crawford and Ms. Shriner who came to congratulate the kids after the announcement!
Now, on to the Club Level Competition!!!
Congratulations to the following students who were selected as Student of the Month for January: Grecia Esparza, Hannah Marchand, Adrian Montenegro, Jonathan Rojas Morales, Anela Akiona, Benet Zheng, Poli’ahu Martinez, A’mya Williams, Dafne Gonzalez, Ahenzi Kaur, Sebastian Espinoza, Leonardo Gonzalez, Miguel Rivera Villareal, Melody Herrera and
Laura Sanchez Zavala
A-TECH’s Speech and Debate Team won the Garrett Meriwether Large Schools team trophy at the Palo Verde Tournament with an impressive team effort! Way to go Mavericks!
Individual efforts that helped the team to victory included:
Spencer Whitefoot – 3rd place
Jacob Kessler – 4th place
Ryan Frictel – 6th place
Jaden Nyugen – 2nd place
Justin Mykovich – 6th place
Nico Villafuerte & Sean Im – 3rd place
Lincoln Douglas JV A
Jack Marshall – 1st place
Kailyn Lemus – 1st place
Chasten Wilson – Quarterfinalist
Lincoln Douglas JV B
Abbigail Halpin – 2nd place
Elena Rosales – Semifinalist
Varsity Lincoln Douglas
Phillip Irving – 1st place
JV Public Forum
Jeshua Evans & Gavin Ide – 1st place
Varsity Public Forum
Ariana Boorboor & Yaseen Shah – 2nd place
Genevieve Noorigqn & Angel Sosa – 1st place
Sam Self & Jonah Gentleman – Semifinalists
Jackie Balonovsky & Raymond Behnke – Semifinalists
Aryan Mirchandani – 1st place
Sam Lyle – 2nd place
Cody Braun – 3rd place
Ben Heck – 5th place
Kristal Walker – 6th place
Wyatt Layland – 2nd place
David Johnson – 3rd place
Alejandro Gonzalez – 3rd place – Top Chair
Michael Gatto – 5th place
Congratulations to the following students who were selected as Student of the Month for November: Cindy Zixuan Gan, Ryan Frichtel, Emma Mayo, Joanna Bieda, Anders Lovstuen, Oscar Resendiz, Derek Miller, Naomi Ramirez Rios, Ryo Wagley, James Geiselhart, Amelia Delevski, Kayla Vo, Ryan Huppert, and Cole Chicas.
On Friday, November 15, Mr. Synold and Mrs. Vallari attended a ceremony in Washington D.C. honoring A-TECH as a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School. A-TECH is one of only eleven schools to receive this prestigious recognition three times. Congratulations Mavericks!
Congratulations to the following students who were selected as Student of the Month for October: Allison Clark, Katheryn Ellis, Georgia Petroff, Savanna Lawson, Symone Moore, Ethan Silva, Guia Aniceto, Jaden Nguyen, Mackenzie Sulliban, Erika Gomez, Yohannes Aklilu, Amari Williams, Sandra Lopez, Corinne Chavez and Doanh Ly
On Tuesday, October 22 Clark County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara honored 63 schools as part of the 2019-20 Superintendent’s Honor Roll, the second class of the program created to honor CCSD’s top-performing schools. The distinguished schools include 44 five-star rated schools, two National Blue Ribbon Schools and 19 Gold Star schools, which are high-performing schools that serve a high percentage of students living in poverty. Congratulations A-TECH on this honor.
Congratulations to the A-TECH Soccer team that defeated Northwest Career and Technical Academy on Friday, October 18 by a score of 7-2 to win our Homecoming Game! Great job Coach Duggan.
For 25 years Advanced Technologies Academy (A-TECH) has been an example of how a diverse student body, innovative teachers, and 21st-century curriculum can change the trajectory of students’ lives. A-TECH is a magnet Career and Technical Academy located near downtown Las Vegas, Nevada with an enrollment of 1,141 students. Due to having a blind lottery and free transportation for all students, A-TECH is the school that most closely mirrors Clark County’s extremely diverse demographics with students from every zip code represented.
A-TECH provides a comprehensive curriculum in three pillars: Advanced Placement (AP), Career and Technical Education (CTE), and “Connector” activities and courses (Debate, Band, Orchestra, Board Game Club). The three pillars allow students to explore various disciplines through a well-balanced high school experience. In five years, A-TECH has added seven AP courses for a total of 25 courses. This expansion has led to greater equity of access with 83% of the students in the class of 2018 passing at least one AP examination and half of the exams were taken by students who qualify for FRL.
A-TECH students select one of seven 4-year CTE programs including Architectural Design, Computer Science, and Engineering. A-TECH’s robust CTE program allows students to obtain real-world skills that are critical for post-secondary options. Seniors must also complete an extensive Capstone Project, which includes a research paper, presentation, and project or internship. A-TECH is proud of its tradition of excellence, consistent 100% graduation rate, and preparation of future leaders.
U.S Department of Education Announcement
CCSD Newsroom Announcement
Congratulations to the following students who were selected as Student of the Month for September: Devaansh Singh, John Hamai, Daysi Sorto, Cade Romero, Kaeloni Randolph, Lanielle Pavlik, Sean McCartney, Michelle Squatrito, Andy Otero, Ethan Vito, Camorian Jackson, Jazmin Pedroza and William Kidwell.