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Welcome to the North Tech news archive where we feature stories on students, school programs and activities, alumni and professional partnerships.

Author: Chantal Chandler

Competition in a Box Hosted by HBA

Competition in a Box Hosted by HBA

On Thursday, April 26, students from North and South Tech  Home Builders Association of Greater St. Louis (HBA) student chapter competed in “Competition in a Box,” a one-day event designed to introduce students to the home building industry.

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North Tech Students are Champions at Work

North Tech Students are Champions at Work

North Tech students did a great job competing in this week’s SkillsUSA competitions held in Jefferson City, Columbia, and Linn, MO.  Students competed in both hands-on and leadership contests.  Naomi Saldana won first place in the technical information contest in cosmetology and several of our students earned top 10 honors.

SkillsUSA sponsor, Jeff Chandler, was very impressed by our competitors saying, “I could not be more proud of the outstanding group of students that represented North Technical High School at the Skills USA State Competition.  Our students exemplified every quality that the organization promotes.  Thanks again to all of them for being such strong ambassadors for North Tech!”

Congratulations to our students, their instructors, and all of our SkillsUSA sponsors. A complete list of the winners is below. Photos from the competition can be viewed here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/XseqLI0jIuuPjmyH3. We will continue to add photos to the gallery as they are made available. This is TECH!

SkillsUSA Leadership & Hands-On Contest Results

Vincent Brown Carpentry 3
Erick Hernandez Team Works 11
Naomi Saldana Cosmetology 3 Cosemtology Tech Info 1
William Conner Diesel Equipment Technology 13
Jack Dietrich Diesel Equipment Technology 14
Matt Ledbetter Diesel Equipment Technology 17
Kobe Dozier Team Works 11
Romello Baldwin Firefighting 7
Joanna Gilliland T-Shirt Design 3
Ryan Maniaci Building Repair Technology 4
Keishawn Outlaw Team Works 11
Christopher Pierce Team Works 11
Breanna Fry Nurse Assisting Tech Info 20
Maleah Lucas Nurse Assisting 7 Nurse Assisting Tech Info 23
Dieynaba Sam Nurse Assisting Tech Info 27
Kane Balsamo CNC Milling 8
Hillary Fadojutimi Automated Manufacturing 5
Matthew Martin CNC Tech 4
Carlos Moreland Automated Manufacturing 5
Kanaan Sullivan Automated Manufacturing 5
Ciara Brothers Web Design 4
Deja Taylor-Jackson Web Design 4
David Weeden Job Interview 16
Anthony Brooks Criminal Justice 14
Kenneth Kaiser Criminal Justice 12
Samantha Tiemann Criminal Justice 10
Dejah Moore Crime Scene Investigation 11
Ramiah Mcjames Crime Scene Investigation 11
Alyssa Robinson Crime Scene Investigation 11
Cooper Takes Talents to the U.S. Navy

Cooper Takes Talents to the U.S. Navy

North Tech’s list of successful alumni is full of students who have accomplished some amazing things. Sometimes, students have to take on tough challenges beyond the work we require of them in their programs in order to reach their goals. Takala Cooper has overcome significant barriers with the help of her North Tech family and NPower.

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A Partnership with an Eye on the Future

A Partnership with an Eye on the Future

The Home Builders Association of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri (HBA), through the launch of their first student chapter, has partnered with North Technical High School in Florissant and South Technical High School in Sunset Hills to enrich the lives of students interested in the trades by offering them first-hand exposure to the world of home building.

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Mikale Walls Heading to Nationals for FBLA

Mikale Walls Heading to Nationals for FBLA

Members of the Missouri Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda Chapter from North Technical High School recently traveled to Springfield, MO for the Missouri Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference. This five-day conference, beginning Friday, April 6, featured dynamic workshops, innovative keynotes, and professional networking opportunities with Fortune 500 companies for middle school through college students.

New activities this year included LeadershipEDU, an in-depth focused workshop designed to help uncover a student’s true leadership potential, SpecializedEDU, a series of workshops on topics like Discovering Your Passion and Maximizing LinkedIn, and a brand new interactive conference mobile application.

Over 5,000 students and advisers came together for the event, with over 150 business education related contests running during the event; contest topics range from accounting to website design, marketing to mobile application development.

North Tech’s Mikale Walls placed 2nd in Networking Concepts, qualifying him to compete at Nationals in Baltimore, MD from June 28-July.

Missouri FBLA-PBL, a chartered member of National FBLA-PBL, is a registered 501©3. Their mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Missouri FBLA-PBL membership exceeds 15,500, making it the second largest state chapter of the organization in the nation and the second largest CTSO in Missouri.

FBLA Medalists Heading to State

FBLA Medalists Heading to State

North Tech students won several awards during this month’s Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) District Competitions. Many will be heading to the State Competitions in Springfield, which will be held April 8th through April 10th.

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Students Tour BJC Site at Alton Memorial with The Korte Company

Several students from our Construction and Welding programs were invited to visit a Korte Construction job site this week.  Jason Weiss, Client Services Manager for The Korte Company, gave the students a personal tour of BJC’s Alton Memorial Hospital project.  The 2-story, 42,000 square foot building is an addition to Medical Building “B” on the Alton campus and construction began in April of 2017.

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Alumnus Naton Smith Excels at TSU

Alumnus Naton Smith Excels at TSU

Naton Smith is making his mark at Tennessee State University.  In his first semester, he has excelled in the Honor’s College by maintaining a 3.81 grade point average while participating in the Men’s Center, intramural basketball, and developing his own clothing line.  Smith plans to study physical therapy after completing his undergraduate studies.  TSU recently published a profile on Smith, spotlighting him as one of their stand out students.  The profile can be seen here: http://tnstatenewsroom.com/archives/21194.

During a quick Q & A with Smith, who graduated near the top of his class, the busy freshman shared some memories about his experiences at North Tech and how they prepared him for the rigor of college coursework at TSU.

North Tech:  How many years did you attend North Tech and what were your CTE courses?

Smith:  I attended North Tech for three years:  One year of Sophomore Career Exploration, one year of Business, and one year of Pre-Professional Health Sciences Academy (PPHSA).

North Tech:  How did your classes prepare you for college?

Smith:  North Tech prepared me to the fullest for my college courses, especially my PPHSA class and anatomy class.  Both gave me a jump start on my college science classes.

North Tech:  How did you determine your college major?

Smith:  I determined my major because I wanted to be close to sports.  I played soccer, basketball, and baseball in high school.  In addition, I competed in track.  So I wanted a major that would keep me close to sports.

North Tech:  What are some of your best memories of North Tech?

Smith:  1) Senior Night of Basketball, 2) Winning Prom King, 3) Getting a gold card in Renaissance

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