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FEATURED on WKYC's Lakeside Today program was a segment about the Performing Arts Academy housed at Chagrin Falls high school:
The Academy for the Performing Arts in Chagrin Falls is celebrating their 10th Anniversary! The Academy’s Teacher & Administrative Director, Dusten Welch and student, Autumn Key talk about the academy, their anniversary plans & upcoming shows!

Click on video on right hand side to view..
Click here to go to Lakeside Today site

CONGRATULATIONS Excel TECC National Winners!!

The 53rd Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference was held in Louisville Kentucky on June 19th-24th. The students of Excel TECC did a magnificent job representing our CTE Consortium as well as the State of Ohio at the 2017 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Championships. Our students were amidst over 6,000 student competitors, all state gold medal champions, representing the top one-percent of all career-technical education students in America including DC and three territories.

-ITP students David Bryson, Max Kotlan and Joshua Jaffe - First Place/Gold Medal
-W-E Cosmetology student Savanna Kubish - Gold Medal
-Welding student Joseph Jarmuszkiewicz - Gold Medal
-CADD students Devon Medsker, Emily Pietrantone and Ryan Previte - National Finalists
-ITP student Dominic Ferrante - National Finalist
-Construction Trades students Kyle Ross, David Gelo and Charlie Cole - 13th place finish
-ITP juniors Max Brinton and Mitchell McLauglin - 21st place finish
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A sincere thank you to all our advisors and supporters: Mr. Eubank, Welding Instructor at NCI, CADD instructor Mr. Schmidt and Construction Trades Instructor Mr. Zinvy as well as Mrs. Roseum of NCI who joined us in Louisville. Also an extra thank you to Mr. Eubank for his assistance with uniforms and transportation.

For further information on SkillsUSA or the 2017 NLSC, visit www.skillsusa.org.

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Two teams of ITP earned 2nd and 3rd place in the 2017 RITE Board Cool Tech Challenge. Students are asked to develop or write up a concept for a website, software or mobile app focusing on an idea that would be creative, innovative and impactful. These are evaluated by industry specialists who choose the winning team projects. There were over 200 projects submitted from across Northeast Ohio for this year's challenge.
2nd Place - *Max Kotlan and *David Bryson for their Wild Plant ID project; Wild Plant ID is a custom iOS app developed for Friends of Euclid Creek. It is a botanist's field guide that is geographically customizable to any wilderness region. Representatives of Wayne National Forest, the Cuyahoga National Park, and Cleveland Metro Park have inquired about adopting this app. Max and David will share a $1500 scholarship.
3rd Place - *Alex Tramontanto, *Dominic Ferrante, *Brendan Nolan and *Simon Livshits for their Lyndhurst Community Presbyterian Church website project [www.lyndhurstpresbyterian.org]. They will divide a $1000 scholarship among them.


In mid-April, a team of 44 Excel TECC students competed in the SkillsUSA State Championships in Columbus. Of the 44 students, 24 medaled and 12 of those are National Qualifiers. Earning a medal at state places one in the TOP 150 in the country in their respective field and earning a Gold Medal places one in the TOP 50 in the country. National qualifiers will travel to Louisville in June to compete with over 5,000 other state gold medalists from the US.

CONGRATULATIONS and Best of Luck at Nationals to the following:
CADD Engineering: Gold Medal Team in Engineering & Manufacturing Showcase - *Devon Medsker, *Emily Pietrantone and *Ryan Previte [National Qualifiers];
Construction Trades: Gold Medal in Architecture and Construction Showcase - *David Gelo and *Kyle Ross [National Qualifiers]; Bronze Medal in Carpentry - *Charlie Cole;
Information Technology & Programming: Gold Medal Team in Information Technology Showcase - *David Bryson and *Max Kotlan [National Qualifiers]; Gold Medal Team in Web Design - *Max Brinton and *William Horvat [National Qualifiers]; Gold Medal in Computer Programming - *Dominic Ferrante [National Qualifier]; Silver Medal Team in Video Game Development - *Ryan Dockman and *Paul Stifler; Silver Medal in Technical Computer Applications - *Joshua Jaffe; Bronze Medal Team in Information Technology Showcase - *Simon Livshits, *Brendan Nolan and *Alex Tramontanto; Bronze Medal in Computer Programming - *Richard Sent;
Medical Technologies: Silver Medal in Job Skills Demonstration - *Kayla Blake; 4th Place Team in Health Knowledge Bowl - *Lauren Boral, *Tessa George, *Jack Hann and *Erica Herchick;
Fire/EMS Training Academy: Silver Medal in Public Safety Showcase - *Junior Class


CONGRATULATIONS to the 72 juniors and seniors who were inducted in the National Technical Honor Society on April 13. The 2017 NTHS induction ceremony was held at Mayfield high school. Students represented all ten consortium districts and eleven consortium high schools.These students have distinguished themselves in the areas of academic excellence, extra-curricular activities, employability, service to school and community, leadership and character by inviting them to apply for membership into the National Technical Honor Society. They must maintain a minimum 3.5 overall GPA and 'A' in their career tech classes.

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STUDIO ART & DESIGN State & National Winners!!

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers announced the national award recipients of the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards given to teens in grades 7-12. A record-breaking 330,000 works, including poetry, photography, sculpture, humor, editorial cartoons, and video-game design, were submitted at the regional level. The 1,300 medalists will be awarded on June 8 National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall.
CONGRATULATIONS to the following winners from Studio Art & Design:
*Grace Bohlen [Solon senior] - Gold Medal Sculpture 'Wings of Grace' [also Fowl Representation/Gold Key; Reeling/Silver Key; The Queen/Silver Key; Farewell/Silver Key; Feathered Friends/Silver Key]
*Camryn Fish [Orange senior] - Gold Medal  Fashion 'Harmony' [also Puff/Silver Key]
*Andrew Kousa [Orange junior] - Gold Medal Drawing/Illustration 'Woodshop Class' [also Skulls in Pastel/Gold Key; Gesture of an Owl and Squirrel/Gold Key]
Photos [L-R]: Grace, Camryn, Andrew's drawing
*Sarah Tuttle - Used/Gold Key; *Thayer Sindelar - Lepomis/Gold Key; *Duncan Daugherty - Tools of the Trade/Silver Key
Regional Contest Winners:
The Exhibition is a non-profit organization established in 1970 to promote the arts and to reward the youth of Ohio for their achievement in the visual arts. The 2017 Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition is a 300 piece show of artwork by Ohio high school students in grades 9-12 selected from 12,000 student entries.
CONGRATULATIONS to Grace Bohlen who will have her oil painting triptych in the show


Thirty-five Environmental Education students traveled to Mahoning County JVS recently to compete in the district FFA Floriculture Contest.
2nd Place Team Winners: *Danielle Kaufman [also 2nd Place Individual winner], Rayne Gasbarrino, R.J. Berger and Kaylen Anderson
3rd Place Team Winners: *Madison Morra [also 1st Place Individual winner], Jada Harrison, Zack Kudroff and Anthony Eagan
4th Place Team Winners: *Dana Frank, Tess Harold, Dwayne Claytor and Hannah Lassiter

Business Academy WINNERS!

Congratulations to Business Academy students who have won awards in several contests:

DECA Regionals [all students will advance to state competition]-
Seniors: *Mario Contreras & Soarb Myrtaj: Marketing Management Team Decision Making - 2nd Place *Anthony Ahmad, Daria Pahoresky, & Summer McNeal: Independent Business Plan - Automatic, 30 Page Report/Interview

Juniors: *Angelle McIntire: Accounting Applications Series - 5th Place *Colin Segulin: Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series - 1st Place *Collin Urbania: Business Finance Series - 2nd Place *Tana Bankhead & Jasmine Gaskin: Start-Up Business Plan - Automatic, 30 Page Report/Interview *Sharnae Emory: Start-Up Business Plan - Automatic, 30 Page Report/Interview *Keenan Harden: Professional Selling - 3rd Place

UPDATE: CONGRATULATIONS to all students who went to the DECA State contest and placed in the Top Ten in their event: *Tana Bankhead & Jasmine Gaskin; *Sharnae Emory; *Keenan Harden; *Angelle McIntire; *Collin Urbania; *Anthony Ahmad, Daria Pahoresky & Summer McNeal; Mario Contreras & Soarb Myrtaj

University Schools Pitchfest-
*Mario Contreras, Mayfield - Top Ten

Veale Venture Challenge/Case Western University-
*Angelle McIntire, West Geagua - First Place/Local Competition - Finalist for advancing

Building Info

Excel TECC
6116 Wilson Mills Road
Mayfield Village, OH 44143

Principal: Nathan Bishko

Important Numbers:

Administration: (440)-995-6750
Attendance: (440)-995-6765
Fax: (440)-995-6755
Main Office: (440)-995-6750


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Performing Arts Academy

Students in the Performing Arts Academy participate in a full school-year production schedule with performances that are open to the public. Performances are at Chagrin Falls Performing Arts Center located at Chagrin Falls high school in one of two theatres:  the Performing Arts Center state-of-the art proscenium theatre, seating 750 or the Academy Studio Theatre - a black box 'thrust' theatre seating 125.


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