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  • 2023 WA-ACTE Community Service Award Goes To Suzanne Walker!

    Posted by Suzanne Walker on 8/23/2023

    Congratulations go to Suzanne Walker, Food Science Teacher at Eisenhower High School who received the Community Service Award from the Washington State Association of Career and Technical Education (WA-ACTE) at the 2023 Summer Conference that was held in Spokane on August 6-9. "It was an honor and a pleasure to accept this for my students that I teach, Eisenhower High School, and the Yakima School District", Suzanne Walker said. 

    Suzanne Walker Receiving the 2023 WA ACTE Community Service Award


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  • IKE Students Compete at National FCCLA STAR Competition and attend FCCLA National Leadership Conference

    Posted by Suzanne Walker on 7/31/2023

    Eisenhower High School FCCLA Chapter Shines at FCCLA National Leadership Conference and earn Gold Medals!

    IKE FCCLA students at National Leadership Confernce in Denver, CO  

    Denver, CO, July 2023 – Eisenhower High School FCCLA proudly represented their school and the Yakima community at the highly anticipated FCCLA National Leadership Conference (NLC) held at the Colorado Convention Center from July 2-6. This annual event brought together more than 7,900 passionate Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) student members, advisers, and guests.

    The conference provided Eisenhower High School FCCLA members with many incredible opportunities, including attending inspiring speaker sessions, engaging in youth workshops, competing nationally, and networking with fellow youth leaders. Centered around the theme "incREDible," this conference highlighted how FCCLA offers incredible prospects to its members and advisers through Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education. By exploring career opportunities and instilling real-world skills, advocacy, and service, FCCLA empowers its members to make an incREDible impact that will guide them throughout their lives.

    Sandy Spavone, Executive Director of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, expressed her enthusiasm, stating, "We are thrilled to have welcomed over 7,900 members, advisers, corporate partners, and guests who are dedicated to discovering the unlimited possibilities available through FCCLA. The relationships and skills developed during this conference have inspired students to make an incREDible difference in their communities."

    During the conference, Bethany Carter, Nathalie Martinez, and Annabelle Betts showcased their exceptional talent and dedication by participating in various events. Their remarkable achievements are a testament to their hard work, determination, and the guidance of their advisers.  Students were accompanied by their IKE FCCLA adviser, Suzanne Walker.

    The results of their participation in the FCCLA Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) Events are as follows: 

    Bethany, Nathalie, and Annabelle Earn Gold in Their STAR Events at the National Competition in Denver, CO.

    Bethany Carter and Nathalie Martinez competed in Chapter Service Project Display STAR Event, they received Top Ten recognition, were awarded 2nd place nationwide and a Gold Medal placing against all of the states, Puerto Rico and Washington D.C.  Their chapter service project was "Smile Wide," a community service project that focuses on dental educations for young children by Nathalie Martinez (Senior at IKE) and Bethany Carter (Junior at IKE).  Congratulations Nathalie and Bethany!

    2nd Place in Chapter Service Project Display and Top Ten Recognition in the Nation!

    Nathalie Martinez Bethany Carter

    Annabelle Betts competed in Professional Presentation STAR Event, she received Top Ten recognition, was awarded 7th place nationwide, and a Gold Medal placing against all of the states, Puerto Rico and Washington D.C.  Her project was "The Impact of Visual Communication".  Congratulations Annabelle!

    Annabelle Bett Earns 7th Place in the Nation & Gold Medal in FCCLA Professional Presentation STAR Event!

    Annabelle Betts


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  • Dawn Degrasse from Eisenhower Wins National Award

    Posted by Ari Vazquez on 6/16/2023

    Dawn DeGrasse, a teacher at Eisenhower High School, has been announced as a recipient of the 2023 National Read 180 Awards. The 17th annual 180 Awards program, organized by HMH, a leading learning technology company, aims to recognize exceptional educators who believe in the transformative power of education and have demonstrated a relentless commitment to their students' academic success.

    The National Read 180 Awards celebrate teachers who have shown unwavering dedication to helping struggling students overcome personal and academic obstacles. These educators exemplify the belief that it is never too late to open new doors to achievement and inspire their students to reach their full potential.

    Dawn DeGrasse's selection for this honor is a testament to her exceptional commitment to improving the lives of her students. Through her unwavering dedication and innovative teaching methods, she has created a positive and inclusive learning environment that nurtures academic growth and personal development.

    The Yakima School District congratulates Dawn DeGrasse on this achievement and applauds her efforts in making a lasting difference in her students' lives as they celebrated together this June. 


    Class celebration

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