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Graphic Design Student Helps Fight Underage Drinking
Alexandra Marsolek, an Advanced Graphic Design student at the CTE Center and a senior at Heritage High School, has won a $1,000 higher education scholarship from the Texas Hospitality Association. She tied for fourth place in a state-wide poster contest aimed at curbing underage drinking. More than 800 posters were submitted. Winning posters had to convey the following message or theme “If you are under 21, it’s illegal to consume or purchase alcoholic beverages in Texas.” THA will reproduce, display and distribute the posters as part of its state-wide alcohol awareness campaign.
Frisco ISD students design potential addition to school
Frisco Enterprise featured a story on
Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center engineering instructor Mr. Ken Strong who teaches an upper-level engineering class. Teh students in that class designed their own version of a 50,000-square-foot addition for the very building they attend classes in with the help of schematics of the building provided by SHW Group, its architect. Shown above is
senior Jorge Macias with his 3D model. Read the Frisco Enterprise article.
Graphic Design Student Helps Fight Underage Drinking
Graphic Design student and sophomore at Wakeland HS, Hannah Sears learned how important it was to save money while also winning some herself in the Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) poster design contest. CCCS and PlainsCapital Bank announced winners of the 2013 Financial Literacy Poster Contest in May and Hannah was awarded first place in the high school division for Greater Dallas. The contest challenged students to illustrate financial literacy with this year’s theme of “Saving for Success.” The winners were chosen from more than 890 entries submitted by students across Texas, ranging from kindergarten through 12th grade.
Advanced Architecture Students Help Preserve Frisco's History
Volunteers at the Frisco Heritage Center and the City of Frisco sincerely hope nothing ever happens to the historical Smith-Muse House. But if something terrible should happen, the center is now prepared thanks to four Frisco ISD students. Architecture students from the Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center have gone over every nook and cranny of the white-frame farm house. It has been measured and recorded for posterity so should the worst happen, an exact replica could be constructed. Read more on this story at Inside Frisco ISD. (photo from
Frisco ISD-TV Students Win National Journalism Honors
Frisco ISD-TV stories that recently won first place honors in the Press Women of Texas (PWT) competition have now earned honors in all three video categories in the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) High School Communications Contest. Frisco ISD-TV Senior Producer/Senior Editor Sam Stockard, Producer/Editor Danny Sheehan and Senior Producer/Senior Editor Madi Eggers will be formally announced as honorees at the NFPW Annual Conference, scheduled for August 22-24, 2013, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Read full story on Inside Frisco ISD.
Frisco ISD-TV Garners National Honors
The Student Television Network (STN), an international association of high school broadcasting, film and media programs, has announced winners of its 2013 Spring Nationals competition. Read about the awards on Inside Frisco ISD.
CTE Student Honored at Dallas Museum of Art
Elizabeth Rayes, a first year graphic design and illustration student at the Career and Technical Education Center, was awarded honorable mention in the Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s 2013 Secondary Student Art Contest. This was the first year students from the CTE Center participated in the contest. Designs had to incorporate DART and this year’s theme: Your Adventure Awaits. There were over 800 entries in the contest spanning from kindergarten to seniors. Rayes was recognized at the Dallas Museum of Art, along with the other winners, on Thursday, May 23, 2013.
CTE Students Win Trip to Meet Supreme Court Justice
Two political science students from the Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center will travel to Washington D.C. to meet Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Centennial High School senior D.J. Anderson and Liberty High School senior Jason Parsons were winners of a nationwide Supreme Court competition. Two additional student teams from the CTE Center’s political science class finished second and third, sweeping the Harlan Institute's Virtual Supreme Court competition. The competition is hosted by the Harlan Institute and the Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource). Visit Inside Frisco ISD for the full story and photos.
CTE Interns Gain Real Life Experience with Local Sports Organizations
Graphic arts is a growing field and Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education students have the opportunity to work with professionals to gain real-world experience as part of the Graphic Design and Illustration Practicum – an internship program for high school students who are in their third year of graphic design study at the CTE Center. Read full story.