Advanced Technologies Academy student Timothy Ponciano won the Final Round at the District Rotary Four-Way Test Speech Contest on May 18, 2013 in San Diego, California. Sponsored by Rotary International District 5300, the contest's theme was "Peace Through Service," with students presenting a six-to-eight-minute speech about any topic related to the theme.
The National Society of High School Scholars has chosen Southwest CTA student Margaret Chang to become a member of the prestigious organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.
Retired CCSD art instructor Jacqueline Eihausen will offer art classes to local children this summer at the Charleston Heights Arts Center. Summer I session enrollments are now available for classes to be held June 5 through July 20, 2013. No classes will be held July 3-6. For a complete listing of classes and events offered, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 229-6383. The Charleston Heights Arts Center is located at 800 S. Brush St. in Las Vegas.
More than 50 students at Ethel W. Staton Elementary School received recognition plaques at a special event in honor of their efforts to learn above and beyond the regular curriculum about the state of Nevada and the United States. The 37 fourth graders who were honored met predetermined criteria for learning about the state of Nevada to receive their Great Nevadan award. The 17 fifth graders who were recognized met predetermined criteria for learning about the United States in order to receive their Great American award. Dignitaries who attended the event included Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, CCSD Trustee Patrice Tew and Interim Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky.
Boulder City High School sophomore Luke Logan won his first championship on May 16, 2013 at the boys Division I-A state golf coutrnament at Sierra Sage Golf Course in Reno. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Logan shot 3-over-par 74 to finish at 4-over 146. Coach Regina Quintero said, "He just plays his own game."
Congratulations to the 20 high school seniors who were selected as the 2013 Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) iPad contest winners. More than 200 seniors wrote an essay on how to reduce the carbon footprint by using services offered by the RTC. The contest was sponsored by Coca-Cola and Mariana's Supermarkets. The students recognized May 16, 2013 were: Collin O'Sullivan - Boulder City HS, Nicole Deery - Cimarron-Memorial HS, Emily Tan - Coronado HS, Juliette Burgon - CSN East HS, Jessenia Pippin - CSN West HS, Cristobal Gao - Del Sol HS, Monica Williams - Desert Pines HS, Alan Bruno - ECTA, Kalana Keven - Foothill HS, Ashley Briggs - Las Vegas Academy, Dave Boothe Jr. - Mohave HS, Charity Sanders - Mohave HS, Jordan Afaga - NWCTA, Akiko Govan - NWCTA, Jessica Vargas - SECTA, Vanessa McDow - Shadow Ridge HS, Tyler Barnard - Silverado HS, Jordan Wachholtz - Silverado HS, Karol Francisco - Valley HS and Esmeralda Gonzalez - West Prep HS.
American Indian/Alaska Native students, family members and friends celebrated their separate upcoming high school graduation ceremonies with an intimate ceremony of their own on May 10, 2013 at the Southwest Career and Technical Academy. Students honored at the 2013 graduation celebration were Alec DeMarias, Ramses Dixey, Faith Doolan, Aaron Edwards, Felix Israel Garcia, Anthony Mesday, Chantoria Ortega, Kylie Osborne, Kelana Palmer, Angus Richins, Emily Sharp, Sterlin Smokey, Keitoh Spears, Cheyenne Tail and Mia Tso.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Explorer Anthony Gariano, a graduate of Veterans Tribute Career & Technical Academy, was selected to attend the 2013 National Law Enforcement Leadership Academy hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Gariano, who was recently featured on CCSD’s “Inside Education” TV show, was one of only 50 students selected from across the nation to participate in this prestigious program. He will travel this summer to the DEA headquarters in Quantico, Virginia and attend a weeklong academy focusing on leadership skills. The participants also will travel to the FBI headquarters, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Secret Service to learn about those individual agencies. The LVMPD Explorer Program is a branch of the Boy Scouts’ Learning for Life program which was developed to help build good moral character, promote good citizenship, and develop personal and mental fitness.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that about 8,800 CCSD fifth grade students attended the 51s' 10th annual School Day game at Cashman Field on May 14, 2013. The event was held in connection with CCSD's tobacco awareness program.
During the 9th Annual Latin Chamber of Commerce Mariachi Festival in May 2013, some 300 students from the Clark County School District's Mariachi and Ballet Folklórico program will participate in two days of intensive master-level music-making workshops and dress rehearsals at the Cashman Center, taught by Grammy-nominated Mariachi Los Arrieros del Valle and invited guests. Students will learn from docents and teachers at the highest level of the art. The intensive mariachi and dance workshop will culminate in a concert production at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The Cashman Center workshops take place on May 22-23 from 8-5, while the culminating performance at the Smith Center gets under way on May 24 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 210-3050.