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Mar. 29, 2019 - CTE Update

Plano ISD students excel in Career and Technical Education (CTE) competitions with 143 CTE students who have advanced to state level competitions.

Overview

  • BPA (Business) - 91 students competed at area competitions with 42 advancing to state and 18 advancing to nationals.
  • DECA (Marketing) – 45 students competed at area competitions with 25 advancing to state.
  • FCCLA (Culinary/Fashion Design) – 3 students competed at regionals with 3 advancing to state.
  • FFA (Agriculture) - 74 students competed at district with 41 advancing to area and 3 to state in Leadership Development Events.
  • HOSA (Health Care) – 200 students competed at area with 41 advancing to state.
  • SkillsUSA (Culinary/Auto Tech/Video/Graphic Design) – 57 students competed at regionals with 29 advancing to state.

BPA (Business Professionals of America)

BPA, PSHS

Pictured above are Plano Senior High BPS state winners competitors. And below are Plano West Senior High BPA state competitors and winners.

PWSH, BPA

Plano ISD students from Shepton, Plano Senior High and Plano West Senior High competed at the Business Professionals of America State Conference and Competition in Corpus Christi, Texas. Over 5,000 students statewide competed. The following students have advanced to the BPA Nationals which will be held in Anaheim, California in May.

  • Benjamin Ai, Plano Senior High, second place: Personal Financial Management
  • Suraj Bhat, Plano Senior High, second place: Financial Analyst Team
  • Brandon Chen, Plano West Senior High, first place: Personal Financial Management
  • Amanda He, Plano West Senior High, first place: Fundamental Desktop Publishing
  • Annie Lu, Plano Senior High, first place: Extemporaneous Speech
  • Sejal Jain, Plano Senior High, first place: Advanced Word Processing
  • Hrithik Jha, Plano West Senior High, fourth place: Database Fundamentals
  • Abrar Mustafa, Plano Senior High, second place: Financial Analyst Team
  • Sean Patel, Plano Senior High, third place: Human Resource Management
  • Shakeel Samsudeen, Plano Senior High, fifth place: Java Programming
  • Shaurya Kala, Plano West Senior High, second place: Fundamentals of Web Design
  • Autumn Tan, Plano West Senior High, first place: Java Programming
  • Kayla Wong, Plano Senior High, first pace Integrated Office Applications
  • Karen Yang, Plano Senior High, first place: Legal Office Procedures
  • Caleb Yu, Plano Senior High, first place: Fundamental Spreadsheet
  • Jessie Yu, Plano Senior High, second place: Legal Office Procedures
  • Howard Yen, Plano Senior High, fifth place: Java Programing
  • Steven Zhao, Plano Senior High, second place: Financial Analyst Team

DECA

Twenty-five DECA students advanced to state competition.

PWSH DECA State Competitors

Pictured are Plano West DECA state competitors.

  • Zantha Buirse, Plano West Senior High - state finalist
  • Tatyana Clayton, Plano West Senior High
  • Noah Karesh, Plano West Senior High
  • Kate Ohman, Plano West Senior High
  • Jake Schumaker, Plano West Senior High
  • Shelby Spencer, Plano West Senior High
  • Stephen Yoss, Plano West Senior High

FFA

Riley Pittman, Aldridge Elementary with ribbons

At the Collin County Livestock Show in January, FFA students took top places in poultry, rabbits, cattle, swine, lambs, horticulture and agriculture mechanics. The top 33% of the students in each division qualified for the auction. Students excelling at the show included:

  • Mary Bates, Vines High School – Reserve Champion Senior Showmen
  • Samantha Burns, Plano Senior High School– Reserve Champion Dorper
  • Sarah Deibert, Plano West Senior High – Breed Champion Fine Wool
  • Chloe Frohock, Vines High School – Campion Senior ShowmenDean Fry, Plano Senior High School– Reserve Division Champion
  • Logan Payne, Clark High School – Reserve Grand Champion Heavyweight Rabbits, and Reserve Grand Champion Fryers
  • Riley Pittman, Aldridge Elementary – Division Champion/Champion Junior Showmen Shop Project
  • Sofia Reisinger, Plano West Senior High – Reserve Champion Shop Project
  • Multiple students placed in the top three in the lamb, ag mechanics, pig and chicken show

Plano West, Plano East and Plano Senior High competed at the Area V Leadership Development Events (LDE) contest. Plano West had 29 students compete at Area. The Plano West Green Hands Quiz team placed second at area and took sixth place at the state tournament. Plano Senior High Ag Advocacy, Greenhands Creed and Senior Quiz teams competed at the area competition.

HSA (Health Sciences Academy)

The Health Sciences Academy students have been actively involved in their campuses and their community. The students have the opportunity to engage with community healthcare partners through guest speakers, field trips and mentorship opportunities. Summer internships, volunteer and employment opportunities are being offered to students.

The HSA students at Plano East Senior High are completing requirements and clinical experiences for healthcare certifications as certified nurse aides, emergency medical technicians, EKG technicians, phlebotomists, central sterile processing technicians and patient care technicians. 

SkillsUSA

The SkillsUSA Regional Competition took place at Texas State Technical College in Waco. CTE students from Plano East Senior High Culinary Arts and Auto Technology competed, as well as Plano West Senior High Audio Visual and Fashion Design students. The students will be competing in the State SkillsUSA Competition in Corpus Christi in early April.

Tam Nguyen, Culinary Silver Medalist

Tam Nguyen, Plano East Senior High, Culinary Arts silver medalist in related technical math and bronze medalist in quiz bowl.

Culinary Arts, Plano East Senior High 

Customer Service

  • Lana Vong, gold medal

Extemporaneous Speaking

  • Lana Vong, silver medal

Job Interview

  • Jennifer Chavira, gold medal

Job Skill Demo

  • Sydney Morgan, silver medal, job skill demo A
  • Jennifer Chavira, bronze medal, job skill demo O

Quiz Bowl

  • Tam Nguyen, bronze medal
  • Brandis Sok, bronze medal
  • Kasmir Patel, bronze medal
  • Jarod Mendoza, bronze medal
  • Tucker Wakabayash, bronze medal

Related Technical Math

  • Tam Nguyen, silver medal

Restaurant Services

  • Jillian Herrera, gold medal
  • Lana Vong, silver medal

FCCLA

Culinary: Cupcake Battle

  • Jillian Herrera, Plano East Senior High, bronze medal
  • Sydney Morgan, Plano East Senior High, fifth place

Culinary: Mystery Basket

  • Enzo Pruitt, Plano East Senior High, bronze medal

Audio Visual Technology

  • 10 - first place medals
  • 3 - second place medals
  • 3 - third place medals

Fashion Design

  • Allison Bell, Plano West Senior High, first place

Automotive Technology

Quiz Bowl

 PESH, Quiz Bowl bronze medalists

Quiz Bowl Bronze medalists: front row - Hector Soltero, Mamoon Abdulhameed, Nathaniel Nuno and back row - Luis Lemus, Simon Phillips, Kevin Castorena

  • Mamoon Abdulhameed, Plano East Senior High, bronze medal
  • Kevin Castorena, Plano East Senior High, bronze medal
  • Luis Lemus, Plano East Senior High, bronze medal
  • Nathaniel Nuno, Plano East Senior High, bronze medal
  • Simon Phillips, Plano East Senior High, bronze medal
  • Hector Soltero, Plano East Senior High, bronze medal

Automotive Tool ID

  • Nathaniel Nuno, Plano East Senior High, second place
  • Hector Soltero, Plano East Senior High, fourth place
  • Luis Lemus, Plano East Senior High, fifth place
  • Kevin Castorena, Plano East Senior High, sixth place

Automotive Service Technology

  • Simon Phillips, Plano East Senior High, (advancing to state competition)
  • Mamoon Abdulhameed, Plano East Senior High, 

Project Lead The Way (PLTW)

Plano Senior High School was recently recognized as a PLTW Distinguished School. This honor was awarded to only 426 schools nationwide that demonstrate exemplary results from their PLTW programs. Plano Senior High School offers Engineering Science and Engineering Design and Development taught by Deb Strecker along with Aerospace Engineering taught by Suzanne Day.

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