YCCA Expo Super LB

Home | Classifieds | Place an Ad | Public Notices | Subscriber Services | 928 Media Lab | Real Estate Search | Galleries | Obits | Yellow Pages | TV Listings | Contact Us
The Prescott Daily Courier | Prescott, Arizona

home : latest news : latest news September 14, 2014

4/6/2013 10:00:00 PM
Class Acts: Students show off what they've learned at county education fair
Les Stukenberg/The Daily CourierAbove, Chino Valley’s Dylen Patrick practices his welding skills he learned through the JTED program, and below, students demonstrate pottery at the fourth annual Western Yavapai County Education Fair at Tim’s Toyota Center in Prescott Valley.
Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier
Above, Chino Valley’s Dylen Patrick practices his welding skills he learned through the JTED program, and below, students demonstrate pottery at the fourth annual Western Yavapai County Education Fair at Tim’s Toyota Center in Prescott Valley.
Lisa Irish
The Daily Courier

Demonstrations, games, experiments and performances filled Tim's Toyota Center and spilled out into the parking lot Thursday during the Western Yavapai County Education Fair.

Chino Valley High School's Future Farmers of America members demonstrated lassoing, offered chickens they raised for sale, and showed off their advances in aquaculture.

Just a few paces away, students showcased welding skills they learned in Mountain Institute Joint Technical Education District classes, while strains of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" theme, played by Liberty Traditional's advanced band, came from the outdoor stage.

"This is an opportunity for the entire community to come out and see what our students are learning," Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter said. "Educators came to me and said, 'We'd like an event to show off what our kids can actually do.' We've been doing this for four years, and it's a fun event."

Christian Matthew, a junior at Aspire Junior/Senior High School, showed two elementary school boys how to create circuits and supply power to a lightbulb with a copper wire.

"Cool," exclaimed one of the boys.

Aspire science teacher Chuck Newell said they'd gone over closed and open circuits in class, then had the students create their own electronic circuits.

"The hands-on work making it light up leads to self-discovery," Newell said.

Prescott High School Air Force JROTC member Jacob Hetherington talked to students about what they learned in class while sophomore Perry Reed told them about college scholarships only available to JROTC members.

Bradshaw Mountain High School senior Nicholas Fontes sat next to a trebuchet and told students about how in the Middle Ages it was used as a siege weapon because its attack distance was out of archers' range.

Lincoln Elementary paraprofessional Lissa Lewis talked about the afterschool programs ranging from tennis to drama club as kids played with some Legos from the school's Lego club and others checked out a large model of the Stratosphere Tower students created.

Nearby, kids wrote numbers in trays filled with shaving cream and painted letters with homemade paint made from gelatin, which stimulates students' senses of touch and smell as they practice their writing, according to Del Rio Elementary Principal Susan Clark.

At the next table, people used remote controls to answer quiz questions that Del Rio teachers put together.

Attendees also had the chance to roll large inflatable dice to move ahead on a giant game board that simulated choices and how they would affect a student's path toward college graduation at a booth for NAU-Yavapai.

"As they play, it gets them thinking and talking about college," NAU-Yavapai's Cason Murphy said.

    Recently Commented     Most Viewed
Editorial: Communication will help fix VA (4 comments)
VA gives vets a forum to voice concerns (10 comments)
Excess Watson water going to Willow Lake (3 comments)
Courier seeks readers' military service stories (1 comment)
Rants & Raves: Questions and thank yous (1 comment)

Article Comment Submission Form
Comments are not posted immediately. Submissions must adhere to our Use of Service Terms of Use agreement. The email and phone info you provide will not be visible to the public. Rambling or nonsensical comments may not be posted. Comments are limited to 1300 characters or less. In order for us to reasonably manage this feature we may limit your comment entries to five(5) per day.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

Advanced Search

HSE - We want to hear from you
HSE - Circulation Costco Memebership offer
HSE- Rants&Raves
Find more about Weather in Prescott, AZ
Click for weather forecast

Quick Links
 •  Submit site feedback or questions

 •  Submit your milestone notice

 •  Submit your letter to the editor

 •  Submit a news tip or story idea

 •  Place a classified ad online now

 •  Browse the Yellow Pages

Find It Features Blogs Milestones Extras Submit Other Publications Links
Classifieds | Subscriber Services | Real Estate Search | Galleries | Find Prescott Jobs | e-News | RSS | Site Map | Contact Us
Yavapai College PAC - Peter Frampton

© Copyright 2014 Western News&Info, Inc.® The Daily Courier is the information source for Prescott area communities in Northern Arizona. Original content may not be reprinted or distributed without the written permission of Prescott Newspapers, Inc. Prescott Newspapers Online is a service of Prescott Newspapers Inc. By using the Site, dcourier.com ®, you agree to abide and be bound by the Site's terms of use and Privacy Policy, which prohibit commercial use of any information on the Site. Click here to submit your questions, comments or suggestions. Prescott Newspapers Online is a proud publication of Western News&Info, Inc.® All Rights Reserved.

Software © 1998-2014 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved