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Student Work Celebrated in CTE Showcase Event

Student Work Celebrated in CTE Showcase Event

Earlier this week, students from a variety CTE pathways shared their incredible work, learning and projects at the annual CTE Student Showcase. Families, district staff and even a few distinguished guests such as U.S. Rep. Kim Shrier attended and had the chance to hear from students. 

Skyline High School senior Jenna Berndt, who was recognized for her work in child development, shared about how much she and her classmates learned while taking care of robot baby dolls, which simulate what it’s like to care for a real baby. “It was honestly a very humbling project,” Berndt said, describing the ways the unit helped her understand a bit more about what parents go through. For example, she said she learned about the different types of cries in infants. 

Liberty High School junior Jonah Luedke, who was recognized for his work in the Culinary Arts program, said he has been interested in cooking his whole life. Luedke shared that community members might not realize the culinary arts program teaches students about much more than simply cooking. Students work together as sous chefs, managers, collaborating to complete tasks and create dishes. Asked about his favorite dish to create, he said he loves making curry because there are so many variations. 

Pacific Cascade Middle School student Shaurya Behera was sharing his Computer Science Discoveries Game Design work, from a class he took with teacher Shona Campbell. After a 12-week course, Shaurya created “Tower Defense Game” by coding more than 1,000 lines in JavaScript. He said he’s “definitely interested” in doing more coding in the future. 

Another computer science project featured the game “Flappy Fall,” which Liberty junior James Wilson created a version of using block code when he was 6 or 7 years old, and which he recreated from scratch using 600 lines of JavaScript this year during Advanced Computer Science. Wilson said he is looking forward to a summer internship with a company that has a platform to allow companies to sell online courses, and he’s hoping to go to college in California someday. 

Please join us in congratulating all of the award recipients, including: 

  • Issaquah Middle School: Killian Miles, automation and robotics. 
  • Maywood Middle School: Hailey Fuentes, STEM foods. 
  • Pacific Cascade Middle School: Shaurya Behera, game design. 
  • Issaquah High School: Arshia Batra, photography; Aeden Brookshire, game design; Kaylene Forister, health; Elaine Gong, health; Jessica Han, culinary arts; Kylie Hill, web design; Bada Jung, fashion design; Becky Oberlander, video production; Kaleigh Ogden, material science; Calvin Rodriguez, computer science; Anagha Rao, woods technology; Naina Shankar, sales and marketing; Hayleigh Talton, ASL; Jiwan Tib, sports medicine; Brendan Walkiewicz, graphic design; MacKenzie Wilmot-Wade, ASL; Allison Witechi, sports medicine; Nicholas Zarling, material science. 
  • Liberty High School: Alan Castillo, engineering; Meagan Dutton, NJROTC; Rachel Hines, sales and marketing; Jonah Luedke, culinary arts; Sarah Mutschler, sports medicine; Zachary Reese, photography; Lauren Schwenk, NJROTC; Ava Wall, fashion design; James Wilson, computer science. 
  • Skyline High School: Jenna Berndt, child development; Melanie Chen, yearbook; Daisy Hu, sales and marketing; Mason McCuistion, police forensics; Elise Parrott, IB business; Alexandra Savescu, health; Logan Sarzalejo, video production; Justin Tran, IB business; Rena Wang, mechatronics; Charlotte Yang, graphic design.