Career and Technical Students Compete Regionally and Nationally
Career and Technical Students Compete Regionally and Nationally
Posted on 07/01/2018

FCCLA Chapter Recognized

The Canutillo High School Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter was recognized in April for meeting the qualifications as an Outstanding FCCLA Chapter in Texas for the 2017-18 school year. The CHS FCCLA chapter presidents, Deandre Petties and Angelique Yañez, were recognized during the FCCLA State Conference in Dallas, Texas April 6 and accepted a plaque for the CHS chapter. 

At Region I competition, CHS FCCLA had five first place teams, three second place teams, one third place team, and one sixth place team. Madison Orozco was elected an FCCLA state officer by fulfilling the requirements. At state competition, they had two second place teams that qualified for national competition, and two fifth place teams. 

FCCLA sponsor Melinda Castillo was present to support her chapter and has vowed to continue the legacy of excellence her members have achieved for many more years to come. The CHS chapter currently has 90 student members and continues to grow every school year.  

DECA National Competition Qualifiers

The Canutillo High School DECA Chapter participated in the 2018 DECA State Career Development Conference in Dallas, Texas in February. There were 50 different competitive events and approximately 4,500 Texas DECA students participating. 

Innovation Plan state finalists included CHS students Shelsea Cabral and Nick Bonilla. Start-Up Business Plan state finalist and qualifiers for International Career and Development Competition are CHS students Romelia Acosta, Nadia Avila, and Gabriel Carrillo who traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, April 21, 2018 to represent Canutillo ISD. Mr. Timothy Barno, CHS CTE Teacher and DECA Adviser, worked very hard to prepare these students for the success they have experienced.  

FBLA State Competition Results

Both the CHS and NWECHS Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapters traveled to Dallas, TX in March to compete at the state level against other statewide chapters.

For the NWECHS FBLA Chapterunder sponsor Oscar Carrera, Jhonatan Miede and Miguel Cuervo placed 3rd in Computer Game and Simulation; Hector Reyes placed 4th in Management Decision Making; and Kate Rosales and Giselle Paz placed 5th (Alternate) in Introduction to Business Presentation. 

In the CHS FBLA Chapter under sponsor Norma Payan, Ames Valdez and Gabriel Carrillo won 1st place in Hospitality Management and advanced to the FBLA National Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, June 2018.;Raymundo Fernandez placed 4th in Job Interview;Yuliana Ramos placed 5th in Community Service Project; and Carlos Antonio Fraire placed 5th in E-Business.  

Skills USA Brings Home Gold Again 

The CHS Skills USA chapter competed at the state competition in Corpus Christi, Texas, in April. The Building Entry team set another record by bringing home the gold for the second year in a row. Constable Sommers and the CTE Department are very proud of this hard-working team. The students that made up the Building Entry team are: Bryan Moreno, Carolina Torres, Brianna Reyes, and Brianna Balderrama.

The forensic science team won 3rd place in state in the competition which included a general knowledge of Skills USA test; the processing of a crime scene including sketching, photographing, and evidence collection; and an analysis of evidence recovered from that scene. CHS Forensic Science STEM Teacher, Dina Thomason, worked very hard alongside these students and it paid off. The bronze medal winning team consisted of Viviana Gonzalez, Lorena Barron, and Amorette Ramirez. 

Competitors Get STEAMED at STEAMx Competitions

Ten dynamic borderland student teams were recognized at an inspirational awards ceremony to celebrate the winners of the STEAMx Competitions April 24, 2018. The STEAMx Competitions challenged Borderplex students in a series of stimulating STEAM-oriented projects ranging from Smart Tiny House development to Coding to Traveling on Mars.

Northwest Early College High School won first place, $1500 in 3D sponsored by Hunt Family Foundation; first place, $1500 in Java Coding sponsored by Sigma Pivot; and second place, $500 for Architecture Traveling on Mars sponsored by Texas Tech College of Architecture.

The Canutillo High School Robotics Team formed an alliance with Hanks and Socorro to win the tournament championshipsponsored by VEX, $2,000.

FFA Junior Commercial Steer Feeding & Management Contest

During the Houston Livestock and Rodeo in March, Mr. Ron Gil and two CHS Future farmers of America (FFA) members traveled to Houston, Texas to participate in the FFA Junior Commercial Steer Feeding & Management Contest. 

CHS Senior Patrick Guerrero presented to a panel of judges three steers he has been raising since their purchase in September of 2017. The judges rated Patrick’s two of the three steers as “choice” and the third as “select” grade. Overall, Patrick and his three steers did very well in competition and Mr. Gil was pleased with the results. 

Max Coppenbarger also competed in the scrapbook competition for a steer he acquired during this same event last year in the Calf Scramble event and raising ever since. The scrapbook event required Max to chronologically detail month by month the process to raise the calf and the progress it made during the last year.