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Good News About CTE

March 2012

As three Pike Central High School students prepared for the experience of a lifetime, they weren't able to share their excitement with anyone.  Jessica D'Esposito, Colton Newton, and Anna Woolery were invited to participate in the White House Science Fair, hosted by President Obama.  They participate in Pike Central's Project Lead the Way program and had manufactured a low-weight, low-cost shelter for use in the aftermath of natural disasters.  The students were inspired by the response to the earthquakes in Haiti.

The portable shelter designed by the students is waterproof and includes a purification system that uses carbon to kill bacteria.  The President talked with the group about five minutes and they reported, "He was really cool and asked really good questions."

 

February, 2012

The SkillsUSA Culinary Arts students from East Chicago Central High School recently hosted the AAA Banquet for area students.  (AAA stands for Academics, Attendance and Attitude.)

 

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January 2012

American Red Cross recognizes Century Career Center for Disaster Relief Program assistance

Over the last month students of the Century Career Center  Automotive Service Technology Program have been working to help the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Program. They have been fixing up an Emergency Response Vehicle designed to help with mobile feeding operations and supply distribution in the aftermath of a disaster. The repairs and upgrades to the vehicle, which included replacement of many components of the exhaust system, repair of the air conditioning unit and upgrade to LED lighting could have easily cost thousands of dollars in labor costs alone. The career center staff and students were able to carry out the repairs for a few hundred dollars.

The American Red Cross looks forward to having this vehicle in service. In the winter months it will allow response volunteers to provide canteen services to emergency crews in a sheltered environment and also enhance the service delivery capacity of the local chapter. The Red Cross extends its sincere appreciation to Career Center Director James Little, Automotive Technology Instructor Richard Strohl and the program students who