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Amherst Academies Students Compete In Stock Market Challenge
From The Recent Past -
On Saturday, December 7, a team of students from our Coding & Programming Group consisting of Collin Olkowski (Captain), Ben Corby, Christian Horne, and Jerid Warren, placed 3rd at the High School Lockdown Cyber Security Competition held at the UB Jacobs Management Center. The High School Lockdown is a defensive security competition run by the University at Buffalo Network DefenseThere were 12 teams from Buffalo and Rochester area schools. At this day-long hands-on competition, the students, in teams of 4 or less, were to defend a small network of systems from a cyber attack. They were scored based on how long their services were available (service uptime) as well as other timed tasks.Our students had a great time and are looking forward to the February competition. Congratulations Tigers!
Congratulations to Sam Greco who finished in 4th place in the regional DECA competition held in December at Lockport High School. Sam competed in the Accounting event.
WHAT IS CTE?
Career and Technical Education is a program of study whose purpose is to provide students with the skills, attitudes and competencies to be successful in post-secondary study, the workforce, and as adult consumers.
A comprehensive CTE program in conjunction with academic study will most effectively prepare a student for lifelong success.
Doing Great Things
Our Students In Action
Thank you to you and your students for an absolutely wonderful job today. I was blown away by the caliber of the presentations, the innovation, the passion for their ideas, and the quality of research performed. What a wonderful opportunity for them and they are lucky to have you guide them.
Buffalo is a city of innovation and I encourage them to continue to look for opportunity.
Judith A. Feldman
BIA Consulting Services LLC
Federal WOSB, NYS WBE Certified
Academies students can take advantage of wonderful, unique opportunities to enhance their soft skills and give them an edge.
The Amherst Federal Credit Union operates the in-school credit union every Friday during lunch periods. Each semester Academies students can choose to apply to "work" as a credit union customer service representative.
Toastmasters International is a world-wide organization comprised of members who meet locally on a regular basis to hone their public speaking and presentation skills. This is a great opportunity for Academies students to learn invaluable communication skills.
CTE CAREER PATHWAYS
Computer Information Sciences
Hospitality & Hotel Management