The 2011 Sacramento County Fair is history and several students participating in Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) programs made history by being big winners in fair competitions this year. Students participating in Regional Occupation Programs (ROP) at SCOE campuses earned 19 prizes at the fair.
"Congratulations to our students who put in long hours and learned a lot in making their projects. I am very proud of them," said Wade Adams, ROP Manufacturing and Metals Instructor.
SCOE provides students the opportunity to actively engage in Career Technical Education, and Regional Occupational Programs. Career Technical Education provides students with the opportunity to explore a career, and learn marketable job skills while preparing for post-secondary education and careers. ROP courses provide standardized curriculum infused with academic coursework in a project based educational setting. Students develop valuable skills in a supportive environment. The shops, kitchens, construction yards, medical and business offices are designed to simulate actual workplace settings.
Some Sacramento ROP courses are taught on a school campus, others are housed in satellite settings.
North Area Community School (Joe Wilson, Instructor)
Daniel Barragan: Coleus (1st Place) and Angel Wing Begonia (1st Place)
Santiago Cazares: Angel Wing Begonia (1st Place)
Wayne Lampkin: Coleus (1st Place)
Norberto Velasquez: Coleus (2nd Place)
Zack Young: Ornamental Salvia (1st Place)
Junior Food Preservation Division
Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School (Bev Haffner, Instructor)
Adreanna Aguilar: Raspberry Lemon Marmalade (2nd Place)
Brandi Cheatham: Autumn Cider Jelly (3rd Place)
Jasmine James: Raspberry Lemon Marmalade (2nd Place)
Michael Lora: Jalapeno Pepper Jelly (1st Place)
Kayla Morrissey: Pomegranate Jelly (1st Place) and Best of Class
Matthew Valverde: Kumquat Marmalade (participation ribbon)
Tyler Wright: Raspberry Jalapeno Jelly (1st Place)
E.L. Hickey Jr./Sr. High School (Wade Adams, Instructor)
Jose Madrigal: Globe with Safari Theme (1st Place and Best of Division)
Jose Madrigal: 3-D Lion (1st Place)
Josue Sosa: Chess Table (1st Place)
Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School (Kevin Jordan, Instructor)
Jabree Fisher Hankins