Skill sUSA Place s at Nat ional s
Competing at the National SkillsUSA competition in June were Garett Buchholz in Criminal Justice, Jacob Stamm in Cabinetmaking, and Raphael Roxas in Sheetmetal. Each of them took first place at the state competition to make it to the national competition. At nationals, students moved through a series of activities for each of their individual competitive events. Raphael Roxas placed 3rd in the nation in Sheetmetal; along with the title, Raphael was awarded over $300 in tools and goods from companies such as DeWalt and Lowe’s. HUHS SkillsUSA Advisers are Carmen DeBack and Corey McCauley. Congratulations to Raphael!
FBLA Compet e s at Nat ional s
Competing at the National FBLA Leadership conference in Atlanta in June were Lauren Omen and Brianna Weiss. The girls competed in the Publication Design event, in which they were required to design a logo and several promotional items for a fictional business. While at nationals, the girls had the opportunity to network with other students, attend workshops, tour businesses, such as CNN and explore the city, as well as compete in their event. While Lauren and Brianna did not place at the national level, they worked very hard to prepare and practice for their presentation. The HUHS FBLA Adviser is Sara Sturm.
Student s Int ern at NM
Hartford Union High School had three students that were afforded the opportunity to take part in an internship program at Northwestern Mutual Insurance company. Alex Richards and Adam Opichka took part in a program that was focused on job shadowing for three weeks. Brad Wannow, who completed the three week job shadow internship last summer, completed a full-time internship this summer. After the three week program ended, Alex Richards interviewed and also completed the rest of the summer in a fulltime internship. Northwestern Mutual, listed 100 in the Fortune 500, has given them experiences that many high school students would only dream of and will set them apart from their peers!
Student Travel t o Nicaragua
In June, 39 students embarked on a trip of a lifetime to Granada, Nicaragua. This ten day trip was sponsored by the Spanish Department and the focus was to immerse students in the language and culture of Nicaragua. Students first stayed with local families and attended language school. After the home stays, there were two humanitarian outings for the group at two schools in need. They helped to paint desks and provide school suppplies. The group also visited some of the splendor and beauty of Nicaragua even seeing a live volcano, and then spent their final two days at the Montelimar Resort on the Pacific Ocean.
Hartford Union High School Districts Fall 2016 Quarterly Newsletter