Director's Memo 2020-06-29
Pontotoc Tech grads become international HOSA champions
Amanda London and Trinity Roe, 2020 practical nursing graduates from Pontotoc Technology Center in Ada, placed first in their category in HOSA International Leadership Conference competition with a service project to promote community awareness of meningitis.
Their project began with a presentation and expanded to include maroon ribbons, a video and a Facebook page. They placed second in state competition before advance to the international competition.
You can read more on The Ada News website.
Oklahoma recognized nationally for multiple honors at HOSA Virtual ILC
Oklahoma HOSA received a number of recognitions at the HOSA Virtual International Leadership Conference.
For the fourth consecutive year, Oklahoma HOSA was recognized for making the largest donation to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Members raised $31,901.
Other awards include HOSA Hero Ramsey Miller of Yukon High School; Outstanding HOSA Achievement Project; HOSA Happenings Recognition, six chapters; HOSA Service Projects Recognition, 49 chapters; and the Barbara James Service Award Recognition, bronze - 46 students, silver - seven students and gold - 15 students.
Gabby Fisk of Gordon Cooper Technology Center achieve Mastery Level - Postsecondary on the Health Care Issues Exam, and Addison Soerensen of the Francis Tuttle Technology Center pre-nursing program was elected Central Region vice president of the 2020-21 National HOSA Executive Council.
Oklahoma HOSA earned 85 top 10 medals: 12 first place, 13 second place, six third place, seven fourth place, six fifth place, 15 sixth place, 20 seventh place, two eighth place, three ninth place and one 10th place.
Oklahoma tech centers, high school honored with 2020 Pacesetter Awards
Two Oklahoma technology centers and one Oklahoma high school are among 23 schools nationwide to receive 2020 Gene Bottoms Pacesetter School Awards for their efforts to increase quality instruction and raise student achievement.
Gordon Cooper Technology Center in Shawnee, Mid-America Technology Center in Wayne and Moore High School will be honored during the opening general session of the Southern Regional Education Board’s 2021 Making Schools Work Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. SREB canceled the 2020 conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
You can read more about the awards and see information about the winners on the SREB website.
Historic military plane to prepare aircraft mechanics at CV Tech
A U.S. military airplane built in the mid-1950s to prepare young pilots for flying an array of Vietnam-era jets has been recalled to active (non-military) duty.
The North American Aviation T-28C was replaced in the early 1980s by more modern aircraft. Now, one of these historic planes will be used to prepare aircraft sheet metal workers and mechanics for Airframe and Powerplant licensure at Canadian Valley Technology Center’s El Reno Campus.
Read more on CV Tech’s website.
Registration is open for Oklahoma Summit
Please register for Oklahoma Summit 2020, which will be a virtual conference this year. A schedule and information about spotlight sessions is now on the ODCTE and OkACTE websites.
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