SkillsUsa Regional Welding Competition on Friday, February 19th, 2016
These students all earned the chance to compete at the SkillsUsa State Welding championships in April held in Grand Rapids.
Ian Schwenke - 1st Place (Overall), Matt Nyrkkanen - 2nd place (GTAW), Colin Hine - 3rd place (GTAW), Brad Bristle - 2nd place (GMAW), Gus Rickelmann - 2nd place (SMAW)
The Overall Welding Competition is the only one with opportunity to advance to the National and even International Level. Ian had to construct and weld multiple projects using blueprints supplied at the competition. He had to assemble and weld all projects using GTAW, SMAW, GMAW, & OFC. At the State Championships they will also introduce FCAW!
Skills USA Regional Automotive Technology Competition on Friday, February 5th, 2016
9 Career and Technical Education students from the SWWC competed at Washtenaw Community College where competition wass designed to create real life diagnostic and repair situations.
The SWWC Automotive Technology program dominated the overall Master Technician Competition with Manchester H.S. Juniors Erik Molotky & Jeremy Rauch placing 2nd & 3rd respectfully.
Chelsea H.S. senior Matt Palumbo placed 2nd in Automotive Electrical Technician and Lincoln H.S. Junior David Cebula II placed 1st in Automotive New Car Prep.
All four of the competitions reflect the requirements of the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Technician Certification tasks and exams. The SWWC was one of twelve schools in attendance.
All the above mentioned students earned industrial prizes from Snap-On tools and Car Quest Auto Parts.
HOSA Future Healthcare Professionals
Region 3 Winners Jan 23, 2016 at Jackson College
Mckenzie Sullivan (Saline) Extemporanious Writing: 1st place (Gold)
Skyler Smith (Dexter) Personal Care: 1st place (Gold)
Ally MacDonald & Kiersten Stehlik(Chelsea), Naomi Dobrei (Dexter) HOSA Bowl Team: 2nd place (Silver)
Meagan O'Hara (Chelsea) & Sydni Warner (Lincoln): Top 10 Medical Terminology
Kim Waters (Lincoln): Top 10 Nursing Assistant
DECA students qualify for the State Career Development Conference 2016
Saline DECA members walked into Eastern Michigan University January 7, 2016 with only one thing on their minds, dominance. EMU was this years host for the DECA District Career Development Conference, an annual competition where high schoolers compete in business-oriented events to display their vast knowledge of marketing, finance, hospitality, and management.
While Saline did not enter the competition with the largest crowd, only 51 members, they did make themselves known during the award ceremony. Twenty-one students qualified for the State Career Development Conference, to be held in Detroit on March 11-13, 2016, and many others received awards for their test scores and performances in their respective events. “It was great. Just about all of my friends and I walked out with at least one medal.” said Ryan Jurek, a senior at Saline High School and second-year DECA member.
To those who aren’t familiar, DECA is an international association of high school and college students. The organization prepares students for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and entrepreneurship. Saline’s DECA chapter was founded in 1990 and currently has 62 members for the current school year.
To learn more about DECA, please visit www.deca.org. Article written by Robert Fowler, 2015/2016 DECA member.
DECA Recognizes Outstanding School-based Enterprises
The School-Based Enterprise, The EDGE, at Saline High School was among 316 school-based enterprises in the United States achieving Gold Level Certification (or Gold Level Re-certification) this year and will be recognized at DECA’s International Career Development Conference in Nashville, Tennessee this April. The students who worked on the certification were seniors Heather Banet, Annie Satin and Cameron York with the assistance of their advisor Kara Stemmer.
School Based Enterprises are managed and operated by students as hands-on learning laboratories that integrate National Curriculum Standards in Marketing, Finance, Hospitality and Management. Marketing educators have utilized this effective educational tool to provide their students with realistic and practical learning experiences that reinforce classroom instruction, enhance 21st century skill development, and prepare students for college and careers.
The School-based Enterprise Certification Program was developed to provide recognition for outstanding achievement by school-based enterprises and to motivate SBEs to strive for excellence and growth. SBEs can be certified at three levels: Bronze, Silver or Gold. In order to apply for the certification, SBEs must submit extensive documentation that demonstrates their adherence to various marketing and retail standards. After the documentation is submitted, a review committee evaluates the documentation to determine which level of certification has been achieved.
DECA is a student organization with more than 215,000 members in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spain. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. To learn more about DECA, visit www.deca.org.