Barrett Credits Grandparents for Helping Him Graduate Through Project Connect Program

May 20, 2016

YUKON – The light turned on for Kaleb Barrett. Maybe not as quickly as he hoped, but there is no turning back.

Barrett, of Minco, admits the journey getting to that point was chock full of pitfalls.

“Two years ago, I wasn’t in a very good state of mind,” he said. “I was staying out too late, constantly getting into trouble and had no direction.

“I didn’t know where I was going with my life or what I was going to do. I was missing a lot of school and starting to fail my classes.”

Gonzalez Among CV Tech’s 25 State Champions

May 18, 2016

YUKON – There’s something mystical about hair. People have hair fixations.

Braids. Beads. Buns. Curlers. Cuts. Colors.

Updos. Down dos. Mohawks and faux hawks.

Yajaira (pronounced yuh-HIGH-duh) Gonzalez, 18, of Mustang, has always liked to “do” hair. She loves combing hair. Fixing hair. Straightening hair. Cutting hair. You name it, she loves it.

CV Tech Foundation Scholars Highlight Commencement

May 13, 2016

YUKON – Roy Weeks left sunny California six years ago in search of a better life for himself, his six-month-old twin boys and 6-year-old son.

A single father, Weeks traveled Interstate 40 to the western Oklahoma community of Clinton. He was offered housing at a mission there and worked odd jobs to make ends meet.

A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Weeks was offered a job at the state Department of Veterans Affairs Division in Clinton. He started in housekeeping and worked his way up to the maintenance department.

School Board Unveils Cornerstone at El Reno Campus

May 13, 2016

EL RENO – Another milestone has been reached at Canadian Valley Technology Center nearly three years after a devastating tornado destroyed the El Reno Campus.

The school’s Board of Education unveiled a new cornerstone at the reconstruction site, which is now roughly six months from completion.

Superintendent Dr. Greg Winters called the cornerstone reveal a defining moment in the school’s storied history.

Largest Group Ever Graduates at Chickasha Campus

May 5, 2016

CHICKASHA – Jason Barron of Tuttle and Amy Miller of Duncan received the highest student honors Wednesday night at Canadian Valley Technology Center’s graduation ceremony, held at Chickasha High School’s Activity Center.

The two are among 132 graduates, who comprise the largest Chickasha Campus graduating class in the school’s history.

The CV Tech Foundation sponsors the awards, entitled the Foundation Outstanding Scholars. For the first time, a secondary and a post-secondary student were recognized.

Baum Named SkillsUSA State Officer

APRIL 25, 2016

YUKON – Rose Baum insists she was the shy kid at school. She also admits participation in leadership development as a part of her student organization at Canadian Valley Technology Center has helped her leave the “shell” in the past.

Baum, 17, and a home school student from El Reno, has just been elected as one of eight statewide officers representing the student organization SkillsUSA. She will serve the term next school year.

She recently underwent a screening in Stillwater to be considered for the final ballot.

Hayes Named FCCLA State Officer

APRIL 19, 2016

CHICKASHA – Canadian Valley Technology Center will be represented by a state officer through Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

Desaray Hayes, a junior at Chickasha High School, was elected during the FCCLA state convention this week. She is among 10 students statewide who will serve during the 2016-17 school year.

Hayes is the daughter of Victoria Barron and Clint Hayes of Chickasha.

Hayes’ Early Care and Education instructor, Mary Beth Carver, describes the honor as a life-changing experience.

Lowe Named Regional Administrator of the Year

APRIL 15, 2016

CHICKASHA – Industrial Coordinator Dick Lowe has been named Administrator of the Year of a six-state region near Oklahoma in recognition of his supportive leadership at Canadian Valley Technology Center.

The Association for Career and Technology Education (ACTE) gives the award each year to one person representing each of the five regions nationally. Regional recipients will compete to become the national recipient at the ACTE Conference next fall.

Spirit of Rube Goldberg Alive in CV Tech Pre-Engineering Project

April 11, 2016

YUKON – The sewers of San Francisco drove Rube Goldberg to take a quantum leap out of the gutter.

An early 20th-century engineer by trade, Goldberg walked away from a career working for the water and sewer department. He swapped jobs and swapped coasts, but the engineer never left him.

Goldberg entertained a generation of Americans with his Pulitzer Prize winning cartoons featured in the New York Evening Mail depicting zany inventions that made the simple very complicated.

Spring Plant Sale Set April 13-15 at YMS Greenhouse

APRIL 5, 2016

YUKON – Canadian Valley Technology Center’s spring bedding plant sale returns for the final time at Yukon Middle School, April 13-15.

Next year, the plant sale is expected to return to the El Reno Campus.

Until then, Service Careers instructor Jayson Floyd said there are hundreds of annual plants, tomatoes and peppers ready for the garden.

The sale takes place each day from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The greenhouse is located just west of the middle school football field at Yukon Middle School, 801 Garth Brooks Blvd.