BTC held their National Technical Honor Society Induction ceremony on Wednesday, May 26th. Over 70 students were inducted and recognized for their academic and technical achievements. Students are required to have a minimum of a 90 in their BTC program, 3.0 in the partner high school courses, and evidence of leadership and community service. Students will receive a sash representing their achievement and ask to wear them at their high school graduation ceremony. The Media Factory broadcasted the ceremony https://www.mediafactory.org/btc Congratulations and we are so proud of your accomplishments.
Burlington, Vt. – In a zoom meeting with talented high school artists from across Vermont today, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced the winners of the 40th Annual Congressional Art Competition. Winning first place was Patient Mwibeleca of Burlington Technical Center. His striking photograph, “Selfie Mirror,” was selected by judges from a field of 160 entries from students representing high schools across Vermont.
“I am amazed by the creativity of talented young artists across Vermont,” Rep. Welch said. “Picking a winner is always difficult because of the brilliant work of so many artists. Congratulations to Patient for his beautiful work. He clearly has a bright future in the arts. I’m looking forward to seeing “Selfie Mirror” in the hallway on my daily walks between my office and the Capitol.”
The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide high school visual art competition initiated in 1981 by then-Rep. Jim Jeffords to celebrate and encourage the artistic talent of young people from across the country. High school students from across the country submit entries to their Representatives. Panels of local artists in each congressional district select the winners. Winning pieces are displayed for a year in the tunnel between the U.S. Capitol and House office buildings—a route traveled daily by Members of Congress, their staffs, and visitors from around the world. Additionally, all Vermont students that participated in the Congressional Art Competition have been offered automatic admission to the Vermont Governor’s Institute on the Arts, a two week intensive arts program for Vermont high school students.
BTC Design Illustration students- “Pride,” by Jaydyne Crowder, Winooski, Burlington Technical Center, Computer-Generated Art won a Judges Choice Award and Emma Baldwin won for “Scream.”
All 160 entries can be seen on Rep. Welch’s website here.
BTC would like to congratulate our students and teacher advisors for participating in Vermont SKILLSUSA this year. We would also like to acknowledge Chef Cheryl Niedzwiecki for being named a VT Advisor of the year! Congratulations Chef for work and we thank you for your dedication, commitment and mentoring for students.
BTC would also like to recognize these student medal winners:
Rhys Danforth Bronze Medal in Extemporaneous Speaking.
Abigail Willis, Gold Medal in Prepared Speech. Abigail will be participating in the National SKILLSUSA event in June, 2021.
SKILLSUSA- More than 190 student members participated in 33 competitive events at 12 CTE centers around the state. Students also competed at industry partner locations and from their homes. Not even a global pandemic, school closures and “hybrid” learning models could stop these dedicated and talented young adults from demonstrating their technical and leadership skills. http://www.skillsusavermont.org/
The results are in! In a “live stream Awards Ceremony“ on YouTube, the medalists in each competitive event were announced yesterday evening. Here is a link to the YouTube recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhX0kQ5c2eo&t=26s