Three Corner Canyon student guitar-makers this summer won international awards and cash prizes at the Freshwood Student Competition at the Association of Woodworking and Furnishing Suppliers (AWFS) convention. The winners are:
- Sadie Chidester, first place and $1,000, “Featherprint”
- Jacob Rubisch, second place and $500, “Mahogany Gem”
- Porter Thorkelson, honorable mention and $250, “Sun Burst.”
Chidester, Rubisch and Thorkelson are among six students from Corner Canyon, and 19 high school students nationwide, who were selected to compete at Freshwood. The competition was held at the Las Vegas convention in July 2015. The international competition includes high school and college students from the United States and Canada.
Some 100 students will be in Salt Lake County firms on Wednesday, Feb. 4 to learn what it’s like to run a business in our community.
To be sure, the event kicks off the annual recognition of our Career and Technology Education efforts — and the raised awareness of the role that CTE has in preparing our nation for economic success and workforce competitiveness.
“The activities planned over the next month will illustrate the rigor and relevance CTE courses offer our students,” said Janet Goble, Canyons District's CTE Director. “By partnering with the business community, CTE programs are investing in students’ lives with the latest technology and skills that will prepare them to become successful employees as well as future leaders.”
Check out some videos, found on the District’s YouTube channel, that have produced to promote the District’s CTE offerings.
In addition, Canyons District is hosting the Utah Association of Career and Technical Education Conference on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6-7. The UACTE event, the statewide professional-development meeting for CTE educators, will be at Corner Canyon High. More than 1,200 CTE teachers, including 100 teachers from Canyons District, have registered to attend. Goble is spearheading the plans for the conference.