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CTE Launches Camera Laden Balloon 20 Miles High

The big balloon leaped from tethers at 9:40 a.m.. Within several minutes it was a shrinking white speck in the blue sky.

After an hour and a half, the lighter-than-air craft was at 107,000 feet above Earth’s surface.

That’s 20 miles high, in the stratosphere: roughly three times the altitude achieved by commercial jetliners. (Video on BFP website) Click to

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The Building Arts section of pre-tech at the Center for Technology, Essex has teamed up with the Vermont Lake Monsters to bring the youth of Chittenden Valley a special event this July … Halloween.

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Kudos and congratulations to CTE students and their instructors on the OUTSTANDING results from the Vermont Skills USA Conference.

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On Wednesday, April 8 starting at 7 p.m. at Essex High School, join the Essex Healthy Youth Coalition for a viewing of the film The Hungry Heart. The Hungry Heart addresses one of the most pressing issues in Vermont right now, opiate addiction. After the viewing, there will be Q & A with a panel of experts, including the filmmaker Bess O’Brien. Read more to watch the trailer

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The Center for Technology, Essex held their annual Induction Ceremony for students who met the requirements for membership in the National Technical Honor Society on March 26th in the auditorium at Essex High School. Sixty students were inducted as new members of NTHS, while nine second year students were recognized as returning members.

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Free College Planning Workshops. High school juniors, sophomores and parents: Get free college planning guidance at College Pathways ( and a chance to win a free ipad or a $500 college savings account). Workshops include SAT/ACT prep and strategies, college costs and financial aid, writing application essay, finding colleges that fit and more.

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Step Up Day: Tuesday 3/31/15, 9:30am – 2:05pm All eligible students with complete applications for the 2015-16 school year, on file by the deadline, will be invited to attend this mandatory day. Transportation will be provided by the CTE sending schools.

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CTE Graphic Design students participated in the annual Vermont Entrepreneurship Week Poster Design contest recently. Meghan Campo and Shauna Johnson both took Honorable Mention honors, while Chad Holcomb’s poster won first prize. Congratulations to the winners!

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CTE featured on WCAX

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EHS and CTE Guest WI-FI is changing February 9

Guest access to wi-fi will be limited to the Library, Cafeteria, Rink and Lobbies. Faculty and Staff who need access to wireless are encouraged to visit the Helpdesk to configure your device.

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