As part of Magnet High School’s ongoing effort to teach our students through relevant, hands-on learning, several students from both the Magnet High School and the Academy for Information Technology met in the new Makerspace to partner on an engineering project to benefit a local child with mobility issues.
The Academy for Information Technology students included Alan Richman and Nataly Osma, and the Magnet High School students included Amanda Zhang, Andrea Diaz-Gonzalez, Jeffrey Gonzalez, Jakub Legocki, and Jason Wong.
Thanks to a donation of a Power Wheels car from a nearby Target, our students were able to modify the car to be a mobility device appropriate for the child’s physical limitations.
On July 8th at 9:00AM, in the Magnet High School Makerspace, Freeholder/Vice Chairman Granados, Freeholder Wright, Physical Therapist Trish Cortina, Alan Richman, Robotics/Vocational teacher Ms. Gerstein, MHS Teaching Supervisor Ms. Mansfield-Smith, and MHS Principal Mr. Rafalowski presented the specially modified battery powered vehicle to the Rojas family to take home and use. A very special thanks to the Union County Freeholders for both their continued support and for their donation of a customized helmet!
This year the UCVTS FBLA chapter competed at NLC in Anaheim, CA from June 29-July 2nd.
UCVTS had two AIT students placing - 2nd in Networking Concepts and 6th in Economics. Our Business Ethics Team from AAHS placed in the top 15 in the Nation! Congratulations to all students. They did a great job representing UCVTS at the National Level!!!
This year the UCVTS SkillsUSA chapter competed in Louisville KY on June 20-24.
Students Competed in a team of three in Occupational Heath and Safety Notebook which took a national silver medal and cosmetology that came in 11th out of 33!!! Congratulations to all students they did a great job in making UCVTS proud!!!
Congratulations to the following students for being awarded the NJ Seal of Biliteracy as determined by the American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) exam. This academic honor recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in one or more foreign languages in addition to English. The Seal of Biliteracy provides employers and universities with a method of identifying people with language and biliteracy skills. UCVTS’ inaugural group of awardees includes: Rafael Candamil, Leslye Erazo-Diaz, Daniela Gomez-Quintero, Cynthia Hechavarria, Angie Huamancayo, Tiffany Landazabal, Aranzasu Lopez, Anthony Mendez, Jenifer Rivera, Brittney Segura, and Stephanie Villanueva.