Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) announces a new award honoring the memory of 2016 Electrical Technology/Springfield High School graduate, Luke Gallagher, who passed away suddenly in August 2016. This award is sponsored by the Gallagher family.
This award will be presented annually at EASTERN’s Awards Night by the Gallagher family and Ms. Nicole Peck, to an EASTERN Electrical Technology student who demonstrates pride in the pursuit of mastery of the trade and shows initiative in sharing mastered skills by helping and supporting other students.
Luke was a leader and a role model to other students during his time at EASTERN. During his second year, he served as the Schoolwide Treasurer for EASTERN’s Student Leadership Organization, SkillsUSA. He was a student ambassador who represented his Electrical Technology program at recruitment events at Springfield High School and Springfield Middle School, as well as at EASTERN functions such as Open House. Luke was chosen by his instructor, Gary Felmey, as a paid intern for EASTERN during the summer of 2015 and as the 2015 – 2016 Electrical Technology Occupational Advisory Committee student representative. When he wasn’t interning, he volunteered his time as a Summer Fun World of Technology Student Teacher. He was honored as the November 2015 Student of the Month and leaves behind a legacy of dedication, hard work and friendship.
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Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) in Willow Grove is set to run the popular three week Looking Good program for current 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade students, June 26 to July 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $225. EASTERN has been offering a summer enrichment opportunity for middle school students for more than 30 years.
Online registration is now open – https://www.eastech.org/summerfun. Looking Good is the first step for those students interested in a career in the cosmetology field, which includes hair, nails, makeup and skin care. In this program, students will learn how to style hair and expand their knowledge of skin and hand care by doing facials, makeup and manicures.
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Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Culinary Arts student/Abington High School junior, Ashley Lademann, received the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Student Leadership Award at the ACF President’s Charity Scholarship Ball on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the Philadelphia Country Club.
Ashley has been going to ACF meetings for over a year, but officially became a member in November 2016. Her father, David Lademann, is also a member of the ACF and encouraged her participation since she also had a passion for cooking. Both of Ashley’s parents are in the culinary field, so she has grown up immersed in the industry. Ashley was surprised and honored to receive the ACF Student Leadership Award.
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From left to right: Master Sgt. Chris Botzum, PA Air National Guard; Col. Howard Eissler, PA Air National Guard; Andrea Ahern, Centric Bank; Gerald Winarski, Hair Cuttery; Christopher McDermott, Centric Bank; Dave Hoffer, Luther Park; Thomas Allen, EASTERN; Debbie Candeloro, Hair Cuttery; Donna Yerkes, Luther Park; Dana Garber, Hair Cuttery; and Thomas Murt, PA State Representative.
Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) was pleased to partner with Pennsylvania State Representative Thomas Murt on Friday, April 7, 2017 for an Information Exchange session, which included five EASTERN program instructors and local business and industry representatives in their correlating field. The luncheon for this event was prepared by EASTERN’s Culinary Arts students and sponsored by Centric Bank.
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From left to right: Gary Albert, EASTERN’s Continuing Education Coordinator; Robert Raggi, Electrical Instructor/EASTERN Graduate; Isaac Bradway, Bucks County Electric Works; Nicholas Griffiths, BSI Electrical Contractors; Bryan McCarty, Meridian Electrical Association; Jesse McDowell, David Nguyen, Brian O’Donnell, BSI Electrical Contractors; Nicholas Rohowyj, Martin Stanton, BSI Electrical Contractors; Nick Villa, Indian Creek Electric, Inc.; Andrew Lehneis III, Electrical Instructor; and Leon Thurlow, Technical Math Instructor.
On April 7, 2017, EASTERN’s Electrical adult students completed their required four-year Electrical Apprenticeship Program. EASTERN’s Electrical Apprenticeship Program is approved by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training and provides the required 576 hours of theoretical instruction necessary to achieve journeyman status in the electrical trades.
In addition to completing their theory classes at EASTERN, these graduates are working to complete the 8,000 hours of on-the-job training provided by an employer with a registered apprenticeship program.
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Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Commercial Art student/Lower Moreland High School senior, Olivia Pavucek, designed the promotional poster for the Gilda’s Club of Delaware Valley’s 18th Annual Basket Bingo held on February 25, 2017 at Westably Hall in Fairless Hills, PA. Gilda’s Club of Delaware Valley is a non-profit based in suburban Philadelphia that provides free social and emotional support programs in a warm, homelike environment to anyone living with any cancer diagnosis. They also provide this same support to those living with a loved one’s cancer diagnosis, who have lost a loved one to cancer, and who are cancer survivors.
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On March 28, 2017, Mark Zaslavsky, Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Protective Services Instructor, invited Upper Moreland Township Fire Firefighter/EMT, Andrew Gerth, to instruct students in Adult, Child and Infant Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). These lifesaving measures are taken to save those in cardiac arrest. Student performed infant CPR individually and in pairs (two rescuer).
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Summer Fun at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) in Willow Grove will run from June 26 to July 14, 2017. This popular three-week program is for current students in grades 6 through 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $225. Registration brochures will be sent to students at the end of March, and online registration will open April 1, 2017 at www.eastech.org/summerfun.
Summer Fun 2017 programs include Auto Mechanics & Collision Repair, Computer Art and Digital Photography, Crime Scene Investigation, Drawing and Painting, Junior Chef, Looking Good, Pastry Boss, Video Game Programming, and World of Construction.
Through EASTERN’s Summer Fun program, students get the opportunity to work with the latest technologies while having fun and learning new things. Parents and guardians of the students attending Summer Fun are invited on Friday, July 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to see a variety of activities students worked on during Summer Fun. Some of the activities include photography and art exhibits, sample foods prepared by the students, and construction projects.
EASTERN has been offering a summer enrichment opportunity for middle school students for more than 30 years. If transportation is needed, please contact your district transportation office to see if your district can accommodate.