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Success Stories

Here are just a few of the exciting things that happened in CTE during the 2017 fall semester....


WorkKeys Testing

48 students passed their WorkKeys test and will receive the National Career Readiness Certificate. Of those 48, 9 earned Gold, 29 earned Silver and 10 earned Bronze status.


CNA Testing


12 CNA students completed their coursework and passed their state boards


Students Attend Conferences


Nine BPA students attended the Fall Delegate conference at the KU campus in Lawrence, KS. Students attended workshops, voted on state pin designs and elected state officers.


BPA students competed in the Regional Leadership Conference held in Wichita. Students competed against students from Wichita, Maize, Wellington and Haysville.  Among the other events that Newton High School competed in there were 26 top 10 placings.


Two journalism students attended the Kansas Scholastic Press Association conference in Topeka, KS, where they attended multiple sessions regarding interviewing, reporting, infographics, and leadership.


FCCLA members attended the Fall Leadership Conference in Hesston. Several members got awarded the Step 1 Award, which is an award that you can get by completing a questionnaire about FCCLA history.


8 students attended the JEA National Convention in Dallas, TX, for 3 days. Students attended multiple sessions presented by students, teachers, journalists from across the nation over various subjects and topics.


Career Shadows and Internships


150 students attended a one day career shadow and 26 students participated in a semester long internship at a local business.


FFA Member Activities


9 students competed in the Entomology contest. The A Team placed 2nd overall followed by the B team who placed third.

In another contest, chapter members competed in the Landscape CDE. The A team placed 3rd overall and the B team finished in 6th. Senior Kit Kingsley placed 2nd overall individually.


FFA members hosted a Ag Day Camp for students in grades K-4



17 business students were inducted into the National Business Honor Society at a special ceremony


Machining students placed at the SkillsUSA contest.