HOSA INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNERSVy Nguyen and Christian Vormohr were among the 450 students who competed in the Health Care Issues Exam event last week at HOSA Internationals in Orlando, Florida. Both students placed in the top 10% and received the coveted Certificate of Mastery Award. This is the second year in a row that Lake Travis HOSA members have received HOSA Internationals mastery recognition. We are very proud of their accomplishment!
STUDENT INTERN AT THE CAPITAL
A note from Mr. Chad Wilbanks, who is hosting Dallin throught eh Jr. Chamber program: With 39 days left in the legislative session, things are moving at a much quicker pace now. Today, we went and visited w/Nicole Sunstrum who is the legislative director for Senator Larry Taylor who is Chairman of the Senate Education Committee. As you can imagine, we discussed the tentative approval of the House school finance bill (instead of Sen. Taylor's - ha) that took place in the House Chamber last night.Luckily, as soon as the Senate Chamber adjourned, I took Dallin to meet Rick De Leon, who is the senate Sgt. at Arms. Rick is just a great all round guy, and allowed us to enter the area where the members usually are for a picture. Notice that Dallin is just a few steps away from being in the Lt. Gov's chair. And, I thought it was important to visit briefly with his state rep. Paul Workman. Paul was kind enough to come off the House Chamber during debate to visit w/Dallin for about 10 min. Workman was very interested in this LTISD program, thinks it's a great idea and encouraged Dallin to be in his office as a senior!!
Students in the Independent Study in Mentorship are placed with mentors in the field of their choice. Miles Gibson is one of our students who is currently shadowing one of his mentors at Capitol Anesthesiology Association. He was able to observe a rotator cuff replacement.
lake travis ffa san antonio stockshow results
Ms. Sydni Ellisor won Champion Charlais and went on to win Reserve Overall Champion Market Steer at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. This is a very prestigious accomplishment sought by many and won by few and secured her place as second to sell in the San Antonio Market Steer Auction this past Saturday bringing in over $72,000.
Allie McFadden exhibited the Grand Champion Market Steer at TCYS and placed 6th at San Antonio Stock Show, guaranteeing her a spot in the Market Steer Auction bringing her winning totals to over $25,000 for the season.
We are very proud of these two young ladies and all of our LTFFA members that participated in the San Antonio Livestock Show.
The accomplishments of these children represents the hard work, responsibility and dedication taught by our FFA program and is a milestone in developing leaders.
Special thanks to our Ag teachers/FFA Advisors, Perry White and Kelly White, for their dedication to this program.
DECA STATE WINNERS
After competing with over 5,000 other high school students from around Texas on February 24th in San Antonio, 18 Lake Travis High School DECA students will travel to Anaheim, CA to participate in the International Career Development Conference April 25-30. Students will compete at the Anaheim Convention Center where they will join over 18,000 DECA students from all over the world to develop 21st Century Skills in the areas of marketing, finance, hospitality, management and entrepreneurship. With over 217,000 members around the globe, Lake Travis DECA competition students who qualified at the district and state level will gather for several days of excitement in Anaheim. Led by LTHS marketing teachers Jill Oates and Amy Johnson, DECA is one the largest student organizations on the Lake Travis campus with 121 members.
The members advancing to state are: Alexa Earl, Payton Goolsby, Cody Harris, Campbell Ingraham, Lisa Stapleton, Anna Alsup, Emily Bian, Ricardo Cabeza de Vaca, Jason Liu, Jerzy Ramos Chen, Samantha Bryant, Faith Putman, Nikita Tiffany, Sabah Ali, Sreya Ayinala, Simrun Head, Mackenzie Matheson, Jordan Grulke and Riley Knight.
FFA DAy at CApitol
The Lake Travis FFA Chapter attended the sixth annual Agricultural Education and Texas FFA Day at the Capitol hosted by the Texas FFA Association and the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas (VATAT). The Agricultural Education and Texas FFA Day at the Capitol was held February 23, 2017, in Austin, Texas.
Lake Travis was one of more than 50 chapters that comprised more than 850 FFA members and advisors across Texas who participated in this event in order to learn more about the legislative process, specifically addressing agriculture and agricultural education through workshops and presentations conducted by key public leaders in Texas.
Resolutions regarding the Texas FFA were read in the Texas House of Representatives and Senate. Lake Travis FFA members were also able to have a one-on-one discussion with Deputy Secretary of State, Mr. Coby Shorter III, in the Secretary of States Conference room.
FFA Day at the Capitol is a great way for our state leaders to see the true impact of agricultural education and the FFA. It also affords our members the opportunity to see first-hand the legislative process, and how they can affect change in their own communities.
The Texas FFA is one of the nation’s largest state FFA Associations with more than 119,000 members and more than 1,000 FFA chapters. FFA gives students the opportunity to apply practical classroom knowledge to real world experiences through local, state and national competitions. For more information about the Texas FFA Association, visit www.texasffa.org.In Texas, there are an estimated 1,900 agricultural science and technology teachers impacting approximately 160,000 students enrolled in agricultural education classes at the secondary Level.
JR. chamber member interns for legislative group
LTHS Junior Dallin Slade participated in a strategy session and has joined a Legislative Community Group for visits to the Capitol during this Legislative Session. Dallin is a member of the LTHS Junior Chamber of Commerce and interns for Chad Wilbanks this legislative session through that program.
DECA DISTRICT winners
The following 28 LT students were DECA District 5 competition winners at Copperas Cove High School on Saturday 1/21/2017 and will be headed to the Texas DECA State competition in San Antonio Feb 23-25. They competed with 981 students from central Texas.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs to be college and career ready. Members gain 21st Century skills and become prepared to be effective leaders connected to the real world.
CABEZA DE VACA
DECA Team Places 1st
The Lake Travis DECA online Virtual Business Challenge Hotel Management team of Jason Liu and Jerzy Ramos Chen competed with 990 teams in Round 1, spending 50.9 hours engaged in the simulation.
Jason and Jerzy were awarded as the 1st place team in Texas, 2nd place in the southern region of the United States, and 7th place overall in national rankings which entitles them to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, CA from April 26-29, 2017.
LTHS Students Accepted to ChickTech
13 LTHS girls attended the kick-off of the Austin Chapter of ChickTech inaugural program November 12 and 13 held at Google.
ChickTech received 339 nominations from 55 teachers in 37 Austin Metro area schools for the November kickoff event. 100 girls in Austin were chosen to participate in yearlong technology workshops through the program. The program is provided at no cost to the participants.
The girls also have the opportunity to continue attending workshops once a month at different technology and engineering companies throughout Austin.