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CONGRATS ALUM: STEVE DROP FULL-TIME FIREFIGHTER

MHS/Excel TECC Class of 2015 graduate Steve Drop from the Public Safety Academy program recently made headlines for being sworn in as a full-time firefighter in Willoughby Hills. The fire department has recognized a community need for increased staffing and a 2017 ordinance has allowed the department to hire three full-time firefighters. The Excel TECC Public Safety Academy program became the current Fire/EMS Training Academy in 2016.
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EXCEL TECC SENIOR SEND-OFF

Excel TECC seniors gathered on Tuesday May 14 at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights for a luncheon celebration of their program completion. 
The 470 seniors in the Class of 2019 have garnered many awards and accomplishments through competitions and work experiences, as well as earning $10,870,022 in scholarship offers. They received their certificates of completion at the event. 
 

CONGRATULATIONS 2019 NTHS INDUCTEES!

Congratulations to the 90 students who were inducted into the National  Technical Honor Scociety [NTHS] on Tuesday Aprl 23 in a ceremony at  Mayfield high school. The inductees represented all ten consortium  districts, all eleven consortium high schools and seventeen different programs. To qualify for  membership in NTHS students must have a 3.5 overall GPA and an 'A'  average in their career technical program. Students complete an  application packet which includes an essay on the attributes of an honor  student: Skill, Honesty, Service, Responsibility, Scholarship,  Citizenship and Leadership. The ceremony was followed by a reception.
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CONGRATULATIONS CULINARY STATE WINNERS!

Congratulations to Culinary Arts student winners at the FCCLA state competition in April:
GOLD MEDAL TEAM [Seniors]
 Jillian Apple / Solon
Corinne Farrell / South
Extra kudos for competing in a 4-student competition with only a team of two!
 
 
 
 
SILVER MEDAL TEAM [Juniors]
Jordyn Justus / Mayfield
Julia Montani / Mayfield
Caitlin Argenti / North
Ekaterina Popova / Solon 

CONSTRUCTION TRADES/CADD OPEN HOUSE

CONSTRUCTION TRADES/CADD OPEN HOUSE
On FRIDAY MAY 10 - 2019 students and guests gathered in the Construction Trades building in Willoughby to view the students' work from this year;
CADD Engineering presented a powerpoint of the planning process. The Open House was a collaboration of students in Construction Trades, CADD Engineering, Enviromental Education and Interactive Media;
THANK YOU to our SPONSORS:
Koltcz Block * Steve Jerome Plumbing * Best Buy Painting * W.F. Hann & Sons * Bricklayers Union Local 5 * N.E.O. Carpenters Training Center * The Home Depot * Biago's Deli *  Guido's Pizza Haven * Cork & Bottle * Tri-County Electric * Century Contractors * Kumar Home Improvement * Angie Electric * Cleveland Electric Local 38
 
 
 
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SKILLS USA WINNERS...ON TO NATIONALS!!

On April 16/17 Excel TECC sent 43 students to the SkillsUSA State competition in Columbus. Congratulations to our 19 students who earned medals, including six Gold medalists who will go on to National competition in Louisville in June.
BRONZE MEDALISTS
-ITP: Eli Carty [West Geauga] and Shane Pigram [Mayfield] - CyberSecurity
-Interactive Media: Owen Kabelitz [Mayfield] and Alex Popovich [Chagrin Falls] - Digital Cinema Production
SILVER MEDALISTS
-Medical Technologies: Marisha Syed [Mayfield] - Job Skills Demonstration
-CADD: Icarus Fernandes [Solon] and Michael Schwartz [Solon] - Additive Manufacturing
-CADD: Karen Argie [Mayfield], Michael Carlson [Mayfield] and Zach Ross [South] - Engineering Technology
-ITP: Michael Pattison [West Geauga] - Computer Programming
-ITP: William Bohlen [Solon] and Jacob Dimick [South] - Interactive Application & Video Game Design
GOLD MEDALISTS
-CADD: Luke Sarris [Mayfield] and Joey Suchy [Mayfield] - Additive Manufacturing
-Fire/EMS: Cheyenne Earl [North] - First Aid/CPR
-Fire/EMS: Madison Basak [Mayfield] - Job Interview
-ITP: Blaise Lombardo [South] and Chris Seitz [Mayfield] - Web Design 
 
TOP PHOTO: SkillsUSA Excel TECC Team
BOTTOM PHOTO: SkillsUSA Excel TECC State Medalists 
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1st PLACE - ITP @ COOLTECH

Congratulations to ITP seniors Caleb Kremer [Solon], Shrey Patel [South] and Eli Carty [West Geauga] for earning FIRST PLACE in the Mobile Ready Web Design division of the 2019 CoolTech Challenge. The team will share in a $1500 scholarship from RITE [Regional IT Engagement] Board, and participate in the April 11th Best of Tech Showcase at Cleveland Public Hall. In addition to showcasing their project they will be a spotlight presentation on the main stage before 1000+ NE Ohio Business and Industry professionals.
In the MCPc Cybersecurity challenge, a division of CoolTech Challenge, ITP junior Shane Pigram [Mayfield] earned 2nd Place for his Home Network Security project. Shane will receive a $750 scholarship from RITE Board and have the opportunity to also present his project at the Best of Tech Showcase. 

CULINARY ARTS WINNERS - On to State!

CONGRATULATIONS to the recent District FFLA Culinary Arts competition winners who will be advancing to state contest:
GOLD MEDAL - Senior Team
*Jillian Apple [Solon]
*Corinne Farrell [South]
GOLD MEDAL - Junior Team
*Caitlin Argenti [North]
*Jordyn Justus [Mayfield]
*Julia Montani [Mayfield]
*Ekaterina Popova [Solon] 

COSMETOLOGY-WE WINNERS! On to State...

CONGRATULATIONS to the following students from the Cosmetology/Willoughby-Eastlake program who won awards at the recent Skills USA Northeast Regional contest:
 
SILVER MEDAL for Customer Service
*A'Treasure Norman [South]
 
GOLD MEDAL TEAM for Promotional Bulletin Board
*Amanda Daro [North]
*Valerie Shnayder [South]
*Kimberly Sakanes [South]  
Best of Luck to all at States!
 

BUSINESS ACADEMY - DECA Winners...State Qualifiers!

Congratulations to the following students who places at DECA District Competitions and will advance to State contest!
*Stephen Dougherty / Solon - 2nd Place - Apparel & Accessories
*Kyle Thompson / Brush - 4th Place - Automotive Services 
*Nick Maurer / Mayfield - 4th Place - Business Finance
*Brennan Nameth / South - 2nd Place - Business Services Marketing
*Danny Popov / Mayfield - 5th Place - Entrepreneurship
*Jostte  Stewart / South - 3rd Place - Entrepreneurship
*Ariel Williams / Mayfield - 5th Place - Hotel & Lodging
*Michael Fink / Mayfield - 1st Place - Human Resources
*Grace Hare / West G - 4th Place - Marketing Communications
*Kwame Stewart / Brush - 3rd Place - Quick Serve
*Benji Starkman / Mayfield - 4th Place - Restaurant & Food Services
*Jeffrey Fredle / North - 1st Place - Restaurant & Food Services
*Elizabeth Howell / Solon - 5th Place - Principles of Business Management
*Leanna Effron / Solon - 2nd Place - Principles of Business Management
*Julius Jofferion / Brush - 2nd Place - Principles of Finance
*Angelina Timofeeva / Mayfield - 5th Place - Principles of Hospitality & Tourism
Best of Luck to all!! 

CONGRATULATIONS SKILLS USA WINNERS!!

Recently, the North-Central regional Skills USA competition was held at the Medina County Career Center. The contest included students from 15 Career-Technical Planning Districts in Cuyahoga County. The Excel TECC team consisted of 18 students who competed in 13 leadership and technical skills events. We had a total of 13 Regional Medalists, all of whom have qualified to move on to the State Championships in Columbus in April.
BRONZE MEDALISTS
*Cheyenne Earl [North HS - Fire/EMS program] - First Aid/CPR
*Marisha Syed [Orange HS - Medical Technologies] - Job Skills Demonstration-A
SILVER MEDALISTS
*Jacob Galla [South HS - ITP] - Information Technology Services
*Joe Kalinic [Mayfield HS - Construction Trades] - Carpentry
*Raja Sharma [Mayfield HS - Medical Technologies] - Medical Terminology
GOLD MEDALISTS
*Matthew Marting [Chagrin Falls HS - CADD] - Extemporaneous Speaking
*Madison Basak [Mayfield HS - Fire/EMS] - Job Interview
*Donovan Engle [Mayfield HS - ITP] - Information Technology Services
*Isabel Nekic [South - ITP] - Prepared Speech
*Brenda Coyne [Mayfield HS], Emily Ivanov [Mayfield HS], Nanuli Shengelya [South HS], and Jacob Mikulcic [South HS]/all of Medical Technologies program - Health Knowledge Bowl Team
 
CONGRATULATIONS to all and BEST OF LUCK at State!
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APPLICATIONS for 2019-2020 School Year

APPLICATIONS for the 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
Second-round acceptances were mailed end of February via U.S. mail.
 
For students who received an acceptance packet into a program - they must return the Confirmation Contract to indicate if they are accepting or declining their slot in the program. Students who are accepting the slot need to send back the contract along with the Student Registration/Data form by Friday March 8 to ensure their slot.
 
For more information - call Excel TECC office at 440-995-6750
Browse our website to learn about Excel TECC: programs. events, college credits, and more ; 

CADD WINS AT MODEL HOME DESIGN CONTEST!

Congratulations to CADD students who were winners at the Student Model Design Contest that will be displayed at the Great Home and Garden Show in February. Two teams placed in the top ten.
The team of Pedro Rodriguez-Garcia [West Geauga], Karen Argie [Mayfield], Max Campbell [Brush] and Michael Carlson [Mayfield] earned 8th place.
The team of Zach Ross [South], Bill Kennelly [South], Logan Gorka [South], Samone Sturkey [Mayfield] and Daniil Kurnosov [Solon] earned 7th place and the Best Model Specialty Award. The team will split $200 for the Best Model award.
In addition, the team of Matt Marting [Chagrin Falls], Dakota Martin [Mayfield], Noah Foltz [South] and Jeremy Cyncymnatus [Mayfield] earned 11th place, 3 poings out of 10th place.
Congratulations to all!!
Click here for Channel 3 Report - 'Girls in STEM' featuring two CADD students: Karen and Samone

Baker Mayfield Youth Football Camp comes to Mayfield High School Baker Mayfield Youth Football Camp comes to Mayfield High School

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BUSINESS ACADEMY 1ST PLACE WINNERS!

Congratulations to Business Academy students Michael Fink [Mayfield], Danny Popov [Mayfield] and Joe Lang [South] who earned FIRST PLACE at the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge that took place at Ernst & Young in December!!

CONGRATULATIONS LANDSCAPE WINNERS!!

The Landscape Construction and Design class recently participated in a couple of contests and  came away winners! In October the class took part in the FFA District 3 Landscape Competition held at Holden Arboretum. Students had to identify 180 plants, insects, diseases, tools, equipment as well as read and understand a pesticide label and take a general horticultural science test. The team qualified to attend the FFA Landscape States Competition in January. CONGRATULATIONS to Ray Occhionero who placed 2nd overall out of 115 students and Cole Carver who placed 8th overall.
 
In the beginning of November the class took part in the Ohio High School Landscape Olympics held at ATI in Wooster and sponsored by the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association. CONGRATULATIONS to winners Jacob Balog  and Ray Occhionero with a Bronze medal in the landscape maintenance event - Ray earned a perfect score!
 
TEAM PHOTO: [L-R] Ray, Chris, Darrell, Cole and Jacob 
 
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Green Tie Gala raises $70,000 for innovative teaching and learning at Mayfield Green Tie Gala raises $70,000 for innovative teaching and learning at Mayfield

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2018 EXCEL TECC GRAND TOUR

 
A sunny day in mid-October was just right for riding the school bus tour of Excel TECC programs. Almost 50 people, including school board members, principals, teachers, and counselors, began the tour at the Mayfield Innovation Center on the campus of Mayfield high school. From there the bus drove to Alpha Park in Highland Heights, Willoughby, Gates Mills, Beachwood high school, Orange high school, Brush high school and back to Mayfield. Lunch was served to guests at the Beachwood Bistro restaurant operated by Culinary Arts students. If you missed the tour, contact us anytime for information about Excel TECC and browse our website to see the career technical opportunities available to high school students.
   

MAYFIELD COSMETOLOGY GRAND OPENING

The Cosmetology program previously housed at Mayfield high school has moved to 215 Alpha Park [Drive #17]. A ribbon-cutting Grand Opening was held on 29 October 2018. Senators Kenny Yuko and Matt Dolan, Superintendent Dr Keith Kelly, Mayfield school board members Sue Groszek, George Hughes, Jimmy Teresi, and Ron Fornaro, and Excel TECC Director, Nate Bishko did the honors with scissors-in-hand to cut the ribbons.
The Cosmetology salon is open for business to the public - click here for a menu of their services.
 

UPDATE: A Call to Action for Ohio Schools Fair Funding Plan UPDATE: A Call to Action for Ohio Schools Fair Funding Plan

 A letter from Superintendent Keith Kelly Read More

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