Tech Stars, Advertising Award Winners, Grant Recipient

Canadian Valley Tech Students Win Medals

Several Canadian Valley Technology Center students recently returned home from national competitions with prizes.

Seven students have won national championships in their respective student organizations’ competitions. Two students won silver medals and a team of seven students won a bronze medal.

Kaitlin Perkins, 20, from Minco, won national gold and silver medals at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America competition in San Diego. She is an adult student in the school’s early childhood care and education program.

Among the other national gold medalists from the Canadian Valley Technology Center is Perkins’ classmate, Maud Carter, Yukon, which won the Early Years Presentation category for high school students. At the SkillsUSA Nationals in Atlanta, the Post-Secondary Chapter’s five-member School of Business Procedures team won gold. The team members are Raegan Manning, from El Reno; Alec Samples, from El Reno; Alex Berger, of Hinton; Kyle Levesque, from the Yukon; and Clayton Nelson, of the Yukon. The Chickasha campus of the Canadian Valley Technology Center was also well represented with a second place finish in the National CNC Technician Competition by James Mayugh, of Cement. Additionally, their seven-member quiz bowl team won the bronze medal. Team members included Cash Muncrief, Zayne Jimenez, Alysa Hughen-Green, Brock Voyles, Kyle Perry, Omar Arredondo and Jarrett Linden.

Additionally, SkillsUSA Chickasha Campus’ Andre Martinez, placed seventh in the CNC Technician competition; Trenton Rippy ranked ninth in Prepared Speech; and Josh Morris ranked ninth in mobile robotics.

Additionally, from the El Reno campus, Danish Stowe placed 10th in the post-secondary Electrical Construction Wiring competition; and Jordan Maclin placed 12th in the Automotive Service Technology, Post-Secondary competition.

UCO professor wins grant for behavioral program

Scott Singleton, professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Central Oklahoma, received a $130,000 grant from the Oklahoma State Department of Education, Special Education Services.

The grant will be used to provide free behavioral counseling to Oklahoma public schools through a program called Behavior Central, which is set to launch Sept. 19. working with students who have significant behavior problems.

“Graduating students will work with K-12 special education teachers and students by conducting assessments, designing treatment plans, providing staff training and ongoing coaching support” , said Singleton.

For more information about Behavior Central, contact Singleton at [email protected] or 405-974-5427.

UCO design student wins advertising award

Claire Coat, a recent graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma School of Design, won a national-level award from the 2022 American Advertising Awards (ADDYs).

Mantle, of Owasso, won a silver award for his illustration campaign titled “If I Could Talk”. She graduated from UCO in the spring of 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design.

At ADDY in Oklahoma City, UCO’s school of design won 39 gold, 22 silver and 31 bronze awards, including four professional awards. Gold and silver winners competed at the district level, where UCO design students took home four gold, eight silver and 16 bronze awards, including one professional award.

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