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GAPS students sign acceptance letters for technical training programs at LBCC

Posted on: February 16, 2018

The third annual CTE (Career Technical Education) Signing Day at LBCC was Feb. 15. The annual event celebrates technical training programs and allows high school students to get early acceptance to CTE programs and assistance with scholarships and college resources.

LBCC President Greg Hamann welcomed students and their families. He congratulated them for making an important career choice. “I think you have figured out something that not everyone has figured out,” he said. “One: You are choosing to be part of a great opportunity. Two: High school isn’t enough. Today’s careers require education and training beyond high school, and we want to partner with you as an investment in your success.”

The event, sponsored by LBCC and the Pipeline to Jobs project, was one of 50 events at colleges around the country. More than 3,000 students signed letters of acceptance to a variety of training and certificate programs. Thirty-two GAPS students signed letters of intent in a variety of programs at LBCC.

The program included speakers from local industry, who emphasized the need for skilled workers in technical jobs and the opportunities for students who pursue these careers. Speakers included representatives from NC3, ATI, TRANE, Greenlee, SNAP-On, Fiat Chrysler Automotive. Albany City Councilor Mike Sykes, owner of Mike’s Heating and Air, and Oregon Department of Education Deputy Superintendent Theresa Richards also spoke.

The event concluded with comments from Dave Turin from the Discovery Channel’s reality TV show, Gold Rush. Turin encouraged the students to continuing learning throughout their careers, to challenge themselves and to give back to their communities when they achieve success.

The following students will enroll in career technical programs at LBCC in the fall.

Accounting Technology

  • Gerardo Cortez Ortiz, Albany Options
  • Victor Campbell, West Albany

Students signing letters of acceptance to LBCC technical training programs.

Automotive Technology

  • Eric Martinez-Contreras, Albany Options
  • Israel Moreno, Albany Options
  • Dillon Garcia, South Albany
  • Antonio Cintron, West Albany
  • Jacob Van Order, West Albany

Students signing letters of acceptance to LBCC technical training programs. Students signing letters of acceptance to LBCC technical training programs.

Computer Aided Design and Drafting

  • Madeline Crocker, Albany Options
  • Cole Beaty, West Albany

Students signing letters of acceptance to LBCC technical training programs. Students signing letters of acceptance to LBCC technical training programs.

Culinary Arts

  • Austin Allen, South Albany
  • Courtney Rich, West Albany

Students signing letters of acceptance to LBCC technical training programs.

Machine Tool Technology

  • Austin Stewart, Albany Options
  • Oscar Fryman, West Albany

Students signing letters of acceptance to LBCC technical training programs.

Mechatronics/Industrial Automation Technology

  • Jose Mendoza-Ramirez Albany Options
  • Airell Clark III, South Albany
  • Zack Engel-Christensenm South Albany
  • Quetzal Palma, South Albany
  • Zachary Reeves, South Albany
  • Bobby Joe Chavez-Paloma, West Albany

Students signing letters of acceptance to LBCC technical training programs.

Medical Assistant

  • Rosa Mendoza-Vidrio, Albany Options
  • Jennifer Orozco Sanabria, Albany Options
  • Adela Ortiz, Albany Options
  • Yuritzi Rivas Romero, Albany Options
  • Stefany Sanchez, Albany Options
  • Hatsli Talavera Arreola, South Albany

Students signing letters of acceptance to LBCC technical training programs.

Non-Destructive Testing

  • Connor Schaffner, West Albany

Students signing letters of acceptance to LBCC technical training programs.

Practical Business Management

  • Morgan Carr, South Albany
  • Kylynn Rodriguez, West Albany

Students signing letters of acceptance to LBCC technical training programs.

Welding and Fabrication Technology

  • Talton Dunshee, Albany Options
  • Gilbert Howell, Albany Options
  • Elver Antonio May Uc, Albany Options
  • Matthew McMenamin, Albany Options

Students signing letters of acceptance to LBCC technical training programs.

Counseling Center News

Posted on: February 14, 2018

February 2018

Welcome to the second semester of the school year! Spring is fast approaching and we have a lot of new information and resources to share with you.

Highlights and updates in this newsletter include: ACT for Juniors, class forecasting, Oregon Promise information, scholarship tips, preparing for college, and more.

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WAHS Speech and Debate student brings home trophies from Stanford

Posted on: February 12, 2018

Congratulations to Junior Megan Cox of the WAHS Speech and Debate team. On February 10-11, Megan competed in Palo Alto, California at the Stanford National Speech and Debate Invitational. With over a thousand students competing at the tournament, representing 268 high schools from the United States and Canada, Megan placed 3rd in Original Oratory, 3rd in Humorous Interpretation, and 8th in Program Oral Interpretation.

Albany bands bring home awards from West Salem Jazz Festival

Posted on: February 12, 2018

Congratulations to the WAHS and NAMS bands for an excellent showing at the West Salem Jazz Festival!

West Albany Jazz Band II: 1st Place – High School Novice Division
West Albany Jazz Band I: 2nd Place – High School Heavy Division

NAMS Jazz Band: 1st Place – Middle School Intermediate Division

OSAA Video Contest – Vote Now!

Posted on: February 12, 2018

Who has the best student section in the state of Oregon? West Albany High School! The OSAA annual “We Are #1!” student section video contest is underway, highlighting the best student section in the state. Follow the link below and vote by “liking” the 2017 WAHS Homecoming Apocalypse video by junior Jakob Jones, recognizing WAHS for student involvement, attendance, sportsmanship, and school spirit!

2017 WAHS Homecoming Apocalypse

 

GAPS students perform in All-State honor groups

Posted on: February 8, 2018

Music students from Greater Albany middle and high schools participated in the All-State Music Conference in Eugene this weekend. The high school students were selected through an audition process, and the middle school students were recommended by their music teachers. The annual event is sponsored by the Oregon Music Education Association.

Pictured above are Ryan Nelson (senior WAHS bassoon) and Brandon Dodd (senior WAHS, oboe) with conductor Kevin Noe, guest conductor from Michigan State University after their performance with the All-State Honor Orchestra.

Below are students Emma Yonemura and Gabe LaChapelle with guest conductor Cheryl Floyd from Austin, Texas, preparing for an Honor Band performance in the Hult Center.

Students and guest conductor prepare for an Honor Band performance in Eugene.

 

 

West Albany Wind Ensemble featured at All-State Conference

Posted on: February 8, 2018

The West Albany High School wind ensemble, directed by Stuart Welsh, performed at the All-State Music Conference in Eugene this weekend. The group also modeled good practices for the other student musicians in attendance by demonstrating rehearsal techniques that could be put into practice in other schools.

Welsh is pictured above with Dr. Lewis Norfleet, Director of Bands Central Washington University.

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