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Higley students participate in Arizona Inauguration Day

CTE at Inauguration Day

Gov. Doug Ducey invited Arizona schools to showcase CTE programs during his inauguration on Jan. 7 at the Arizona State Capitol.

The morning began with students from several Valley career and technical education programs – including students from Williams Field High School - witnessing the governor’s swearing in, a first for many of them.

Schools then set up booths on the Wesley Bolin Plaza at the Capitol. Williams Field’s robotics team put together a display of their award-winning robots, as well as computer simulations showing casing their work. A group of marketing students prepared a business plan for a company they started this year.

Near the end of the event, a small group of people in suits and ties wandered near the Higley tables. Before they knew it, students were face-to-face with Gov. Ducey, sharing their stories. The marketing students – who started their own clothing design company, “ONEINONE,” – even presented the governor with their latest T-shirt design.

“It was all a great experience for the students,” said Higley Unified School District Career and Technical Education Coordinator Annette Schmidt.

Higley Unified School District’s Higley and Williams Field High Schools offer a number of career and technical education programs, including engineering, marketing, graphic design, video production, digital photography, computer science, biotechnology, sports medicine and criminal justice.