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Creativity, Leadership and 21st Century Skills on Display at CTE Showcase

Student talks with visitor about her fashion design progect.
Student talks with visitor about her fashion design progect.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses in the ISD align education to labor market demand and provide students with the technical, academic and vocational knowledge and skills they need to succeed.

Each year we celebrate student learning and successes in CTE at the Annual CTE Student Showcase. This open house features middle and high school students in grades 7-12 who excel in their CTE courses. From projects on game design and fashion design to psychology research, photography and more, this event highlights our students' diverse interests, skills and accomplishments.

In addition to showcasing about 50 students this year, we also recognized the outstanding teachers, support staff and community supporters at the event.

Congratulations to the students selected to participate this year – we are proud of your growth, creativity, leadership and outstanding demonstration of 21st-century skills.

Thank you and congratulations to the following award winners who make CTE programming possible!

  • CTSO Advisor of the Year: Sarah Orton, FCCLA advisor at Issaquah H.S.
  • CTE Teacher of the Year: Ellen Jarvinen, Visual Communication teacher at Issaquah H.S.
  • CTE Classified Staff Member of the Year: Cynthia Lorrain, Assistant to the CTE Director
  • CTE VIP (PAC/Community Member): Dave Beecher, Member of our STEM Pathway Advisory Committee who also volunteers in our Mechatronics Classroom

Special recognition for students in the L Café program at Liberty High School for the beautiful and delicious refreshments created for this event!

Learn more about CTE in the ISD on the CTE website.  

CTE showcase display with student talking with visitor about fabricated chess set.
CTE Showcase booth showing student display.
Student shows a visitor  their project for CTE course.