Cool stuff happening at LCTC!
Livonia Career Technical Center Students Sweep Game Design Awards
Nineteen students from the Livonia Career Technical Center were finalists in the 2020 Games For Change Detroit Student Challenge (G4C), a national game design program that combines students’ passion for games with digital learning and civic engagement.
G4C is a nationwide competition that invites middle and high school students throughout the United States to create games about issues impacting their communities. This year, winning games were celebrated at a Virtual Awards ceremony.
G4C deployed professionals from the games, technology, innovation, and digital media industries to work directly with students and provided hands on support, showing, telling, and sharing their experience paths to their area of expertise.
The 2020 Student Challenge Themes in Detroit were: A Clean and Happy Earth, Get the Party Started, Human Animal Bond and Designing Games For All. Corporate Sponsors included Ubisoft, Take2Interactive, Two bit Circus, Truth and General Motors.
Congratulations to the Grand Prize Winner Eric Minowski for his game Pierre’s Party Panic. Eric received a $1,000 scholarship.
First Place Winners inclued:
Nolan Hill for his game entitled Companion Rescue
George Belea and Justin Cantrell for their game entitled Help Save the Environment.
These students each won $150 gift card to Best Buy and a game from Ubisoft.
Other LCTC finalists included: Darien Reames and E.J. Beyers “Mission Smoke;” Zeinab Sleiman and Sarah Reed, “Cigar Dash;” Lucas Burr, “Know the Cost;” Hamed Emari, Andrew Thornton and Derek Anderson, “Slime Time;” Alexander Brandt, “The Box-An Inclusive Experience;” Brian Donaldson and Ali Chedid, “A More Perfect Union;” Kelly Wong “Spring Day Cafe;” Tyler Franklin and Ryan Tarlo, “CATastrophe” and Patrick Jary, “Dogs of War.” All finalists were awarded a $50 Best Buy Gift certificate.
Games can be played at http://www.gamesforchange.org/studentchallenge/
Cadavers, and brains, and learning...oh my!
The Sports Medicine and Healthcare Foundations classes took a trip to the University of Michigan-Flint cadaver lab on February 20 to learn about the job as a medical examiner. Students had a great time and even learned to suture the legs on the cadaver bodies. The Dr. in charge cut the leg of a cadaver and taught the students (and teachers) how to stitch the legs closed. Students also saw a brain and were mesmerized by the entire process! This is an annual trip for the medical students at the career center. So cool!
STEM Fuse Got Game Winners
And the winners are.....!
LCTC Game Design students Eric Mianowski and Ben Blaga (pictured below) were the top winners in the Fall STEM FUSE Got Game Competition.
1st Place went to Eric Mianowski (r) for his game entitled Grapple Gallows. Eric won a $250 Amazon gift card
People's Choice honors went to Ben Blaga (l) for his game entitled Defenders of Terra. Ben won a $100 Amazon gift card!
Congratulations to both winners!!
Digital Design Honors given
Congratulations to the Regional Scholastic Art Award winners from the Graphic Design program here at LCTC! They are:
Evan Jaster, grade 11, Honorable Mention in the Drawing and Illustration category for the piece, "ROYGBV" (pictured below on left)
Mason Gosselin, grade 11, Gold Key in the Comic Art category for the piece, "Unforgiven" (pictured below on right)
Work will be on display at College for Creative Studies beginning February 8, 2020, through the end of the month.
More details on the contest and a full list of regional winners can be found at
collegeforcreativestudies.edu/ community-outreach-and- engagement/scholastic-art-and- writing-awards
STEM FUSE Got Game Competition
Congratulations to the Livonia Career Technical Center’s Game Design students, who have been recognized as finalists in the STEM FUSE Fall 2019 Got Game Competition.
Six of the 12 Finalists in this National Game competition are Livonia Career Technical Center’s students. Students programmed the games using Construct 3.
The top 3 winners along with a People’s Choice Award will be announced February 5th. Show them some love and vote for your favorites at https://arcade.stemfuse.com/got-game-entries.
Voting Ends on February 5, 2020 at 8:00 PM CT and winners will be announced on February 6, 2019 at 12:00 PM CT.
Livonia Career Technical Center Student Finalists are:
Traffic Rush, By: Jerome S and Dominic B. https://arcade.stemfuse.com/contest/5426/play
Defenders of Terra, By: Ben B. https://arcade.stemfuse.com/contest/5381/play
Mission Planet, By: Hamed E. https://arcade.stemfuse.com/contest/5371/play
The Adventures of Casette-Chan, By: Matt B. https://arcade.stemfuse.com/contest/5356/play
Grapple Gallows, By: Eric M. (Yay me) https://arcade.stemfuse.com/contest/5346/play
Flippy Puck, By: Barak C. and Jakob B. https://arcade.stemfuse.com/contest/5296/play
Rotary awards take place - meet the second recipient!
LCTC is proud to announce the second Rotary Award recipient of the year - Jacob Wright. Jacob is a Franklin High School Senior in the engineering & Design II classes with Mr. Ron Wilson and the Graphic Design class with Ms. Ormsby at the Career Center. Jacob, who also holds the rank of Eagle Scout, plans to attend Lawrence Technical University next fall.
Pictured above: Superintendent Andrea Oquist, Dale Coller, Jacob Wright, Ron Wilson, and LCTC principal Joe Anderson.
First Rotary awards announced
Congratulations to Sydney Adams from Stevenson who received this year's first Rotary award at their luncheon November 25. Sydney, a second year student at the Career Technical Center, hopes to pursue a medical career after graduation. Congratulations Sydney!
Franklin duo lands fourth at international health competition
By: Shelby Tankersley, Hometownlife.com
Congratulations to the Advanced Medicine students who successfully competed in the National HOSA comepetion this summer!
Among the tens of thousands of high school students around the world who participate and compete through Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), two Livonia Franklin High School students emerged as some of the best in the world..
On June 18-23, recent Franklin graduates Chistianna Benson and Katelin Miller traveled to Disney World in Florida to compete in HOSA's international competition. To get there, they grabbed first place at the regional and state competitions.
HOSA students can choose from 60 categories to compete in. Benson and Miller chose to take on the "health education" competition.
The ladies met with Buchanan Elementary principal Jon Wennstrom, who told them he sees young students coming to the cafeteria with less-than-healthy lunches in tow. So, Benson and Miller took that as their project.
"Obesity rates in America are raising super quickly," Benson said. "So we decided that would be a great topic to teach about."
Between October and April, the duo taught at five elementary schools, a middle school, high school, a Girl Scout Troop and the Livonia Civic Center Library. When all was said and done, they had talked to 17 groups and nearly 300 students about what it means to have a balanced diet. To keep the little ones engaged, the ladies used tests, presentations and games.
The community service earned Benson and Miller fourth place at the international competition.
"It was really exciting," Benson said. "We were not expecting to do so well because we knew we had a lot of competition. There are students there from China, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada and all 50 states. It was pretty exciting."
Their accomplishment made Franklin proud.
"We have phenomenal teachers, but what it comes down to is the level of commitment that our students have," said Franklin principal Andrew Pesci. "The fact that they could represent Franklin in this capacity and Livonia Public Schools is just a testament to who they are as individuals."
8985 Newburgh Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150
The mission of the Livonia Career Technical Center is to prepare students for careers in a rapidly changing technological society and to develop a foundation for post-secondary education and life-long learning.
School Improvement Goals
- All students will identify the main idea of a written text.
- All students will achieve completer status at the end of their CTE class.
- All students will demonstrate a program-specific math competency.
Livonia Career/Technical Center is a an accredited school by AdvancedED. Accreditation is a voluntary improvement plan focusing on increasing student performance. We are evaluated by an outside group of professionals to meet quality standards every year.
Points of Pride
The Livonia Career Technical Center (LCTC) has so much to be proud of!! Here are some of the Points of Pride that we would like to share:
- LCTC has provided career technical education for over 40 years to Livonia high school students.
- Students have been awarded State of Michigan honors in career technical student organization competitions.
- State competition winners have moved on to the national level for competition in their subject area.
- Each program has a business advisory that meets with the instructor to discuss curriculum, equipment, career pathways to college, and the job market today.
- Our teachers have worked in the industry they now teach. All of our teachers have industry credentials.
- Programs engage the learner with activities that are "hands on".
- We provide an environment for learning that is positive and business oriented.
- Our class size is 25-30 students