Local students travel to Olympia


Grandview DECA student Marlene Castilleja, at right, discusses Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside, the importance of her Career and Technical Education courses Also pictured from far left are Shaniah Verduzco, Miquel Moreno and Roger Renteria.

Brad Charvet/special to Daily Sun News
Grandview DECA student Marlene Castilleja, at right, discusses Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside, the importance of her Career and Technical Education courses Also pictured from far left are Shaniah Verduzco, Miquel Moreno and Roger Renteria.



— The Grandview High School DECA officer team traveled to the Capitol to attend the Career and Technical Education Civic Engagement Day last week.

Upon arrival at the event, students were greeted at North Thurston High School for a brief opening session. Students heard from current Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn and other speakers.

Grandview High School DECA advisor Brad Charvet said students from across the State of Washington were present, representing several career and technical student organizations.

He said in addition to talking with lawmakers and policy makers, the students were trained how to properly advocate for CTE programs.

The students also toured the state Legislative Building where they took a tour of the Capital campus.

“They met with Sen. Jim Honeyford where they had a conversation about the things currently being done in Grandview School District and Grandview High School to help CTE programs,” Charvet said.

“The trip was eye opening for the students in attendance,” he added.



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