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Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge

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HotRodders 2From top to bottom: Instructor Joe Rolfe with Katella High School team, Instructor Anthony Boccigone with Loara High School team

Automotive Technology students at Katella High School and Loara High School competed in the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge on May 3, 2017. Each participating team had to fully disassemble a car engine, pass the judges inspection, and reassemble the engine while being timed. Katella High School came in first place with the fastest time of 21:43 and Loara High School took second place. They will go on to compete in the Dual National Championship located in Las Vegas, NV in the fall.


Engineering Design and Development Trade Show

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Pictured: Instructor Dan Zanone (top left) and students with their projects

Sunny Hills High School held their annual Engineering and Design Trade show on May 4, 2017. The students were assigned to create a prototype of a device that would be able to improve a person's quality of life. After working diligently all year, senior engineering students presented their final projects to parents, teachers, staff, and industry officials. Projects ranged from cooling pillows, smartphone apps, luggage with a built-in cell phone charger, a bluetooth school locker opener, and many more.


CTE Program Design Contest

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Digital Design and Illustration student Kayleigh Wyckhouse was awarded 2nd Place in the CTE Program Design contest. A record amount of 698 students from all over California submitted entries for the contest.

Kayleigh is a senior at Brea Olinda High School, where instructor Franco Ciccarello teaches Visual Communications as well. She will be honored at the CTE State Conference in November and her artwork will be on display.


Cypress College Student Film Festival

Cypress College held their annual student film festival on May 19th. Under the instruction of Diana Pastrana, Art of Video Production students at Fullerton Union High School filmed and edited a winning documentary. Digital Photography students at Magnolia High School, under the instruction of Rick Rickman, won Best Socially Aware and Best Biography. Watch the short films below.

CypressCollege OpalOpal Jenkins - Best Documentary

CypressCollege Muslim The Muslim Dilemma - Best Socially Aware

CypressCollege ResistanceThe Resistance - Best Biography


ocMaker Challenge

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From left to right: Urja Patel, Gargi Patel with their projects

Engineering students at Sunny Hills High School participated in the ocMaker Challenge on May 13, 2017. Participants were asked to identify a unique problem, document solutions and create a 3D prototype. Urja Patel won Most Innovative and Gargi Patel won second place in the Level 2 Awards. The students were judged on their design brief, their use of graphic media, their documentation of STEM research, and the prototypes of their creation.


Yorba Linda High School Luncheon

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From top to bottom: Instructor Jenni Messick with students

Culinary Arts students at Yorba Linda High School held a Breakfast At Tiffany's themed fundraiser on May 22. Under the supervision of instructor Jenni Messick, students prepared breakfast for YLHS staff. The staff was able to pre-order either a bagel and egg sandwich or biscuits and gravy with fruit, muffins, coffee, juice, and water. Each breakfast bag cost $5 and the money went towards to Yorba Linda High School Culinary Arts Club.


Shine A Spotlight

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Pictured: Instructors Leslie Caldera (top) and Gigi Nguyen (bottom) with students

Shine A Spotlight recipients are honored monthly at our Board meetings. This segment of the meeting highlights NOCROP instructors and staff members. For this month, retirees were honored. Thank you Leslie and Gigi for your contribution to students' lives over the years!

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