Open House at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology


Open House at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) in Willow Grove is Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 1 – 3:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity for parents of high school students in Eastern Montgomery County to see how EASTERN can give students a competitive edge in college or in a specialized career program. At the Open House parents and students will learn how EASTERN students can earn college credits while still in high school through dual enrollment and articulation agreements, and enjoy learning in a hands-on setting. The Open House also offers an opportunity to hear from EASTERN
instructors on the business environment that complements students’ high school academics. Guests will also learn about EASTERN’s Student Warranty. Many special activities in EASTERN’s career programs are scheduled, and visitors will have the opportunity to sample culinary delights prepared by EASTERN’s Culinary Arts students.

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Students Participate in Bridal Expo Preparation at EASTERN

On Monday, February 2, 2015, Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Cosmetology and Commercial Art students will prepare for the Brew Works Bridal Fair & Event Extravaganza to be held February 22, 2015 in Allentown. Four professional master stylists from Mia Bella Hair Salon in White Hall, PA, will demonstrate for EASTERN’s Cosmetology students as they prepare wedding hair style demos during the morning session from 8 to 10 a.m. The Commercial Art students will photograph the styles
during the afternoon session, beginning at noon. All media are welcome to cover this event at EASTERN on Monday, February 2, 2015 – 3075 Terwood Road in Willow Grove.

EASTERN’s Cosmetology program provides students with the skills necessary to begin a career in the cosmetology field. In Pennsylvania, as well as other states, cosmetologists and nail technicians must be licensed to practice in the field.

EASTERN’s Commercial Art program covers everything from conceptual drawing and design to digital photography all showcased in a professional student portfolio. Students learn the value and application of their unique styles in both design and illustration. Students use the Adobe Creative Suite on the Macintosh

The Bridal Fair will be held February 22, 2015 at Fegley’s Brew Works, located at 812 W. Hamilton Street
in Allentown, PA 18101.

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EASTERN Alumni Spotlight: Ana Washko

Ana Washko with Chris Santos from Chopped

Ana Washko with Chris Santos from Chopped

Ana Washko, a 2013 Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Culinary Arts and Upper Moreland High School graduate, is currently completing her Associate Degree in Culinary Arts at Johnson and Wales University. In the spring of 2015, she will pursue her Bachelor Degree in Food Service Management at Johnson and Wales University with a concentration in Food and Beverage.  She credits her clear career goals and motivation to succeed to her grandmother for introducing her to the craft, and to her time spent at EASTERN while in high school.

Ana has always had a passion for food, but her grandmother was the one who got her involved with cooking. She credits her grandmother as being the best cook she has ever met, and when she passed away, she decided to get into the food service industry when she was older.  Ana attended EASTERN’s Summer Fun Cooking and Baking program while in middle school – which piqued her interest in attending while in high school. While in 10th grade, she attended EASTERN’s Open House, and felt as though it was the right place for her to start achieving her culinary dreams.

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EASTERN Students Commended by Senator Greenleaf

EASTERN Leadership Medalists AM Session

EASTERN Leadership Medalists AM Session

On January 16, 2015, Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) students who placed in the November Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) Leadership conference were commended and awarded certificates of accomplishment from Senator Stewart Greenleaf.

Senator Greenleaf presented the students with their certificates and asked each student about their trade area and future goals. He encouraged them to continue to pursue their dreams and congratulated them for taking the fir st steps toward their future career goals.

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Student Spotlight: Jimir Davis, Commercial Art

Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Commercial Art/Lower Moreland JimirDavisHigh School junior, Jimir Davis, has been announced as the winner of a song mixing contest held by Azealia Banks, American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Last November Azealia Banks offered one of her fans the chance to win $10,000 by presenting a remix of her song “Chasing Time.” Banks allowed interested participants to download the track, then create their own mix to the tune and submit it back to her.

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EASTERN Alumni Spotlight: Eric Maier

Eric Maier, a 1976 Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Construction Technology and Lower Moreland graduate, is currently a substitute teacher for several EASTERN programs, including Protective Services , Construction Technology, Electrical Technology, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Automotive Technology, Collision Repair Technology, Computer Network Administration, and Welding Technology. As a former firefighter, EMT, and Municipal Fire Marshal, he has a wide-range of talents and skills to offer our programs as a substitute teacher.


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Collision Repair Seniors Receive I-CAR Badge Work Shirts

In December 2014, Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Collision Repair Technology Seniors received a donation of high-quality work shirts with Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) badges from the Collision Repair Education Foundation (formerly the I-CAR Education Foundation).

I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the information, knowledge and skills required to perform complete, safe and quality repairs.

Students in EASTERN’s Collision Repair Technology program benefit from a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on experience needed to carry out repairs on motor vehicles. Students benefit from the use of I-Car enhanced curriculum.

Collision Repair Technology seniors from left to right: Anthony Davis/Cheltenham High School; Darrell Chapman/Cheltenham High School; Amhaad Robinson/Cheltenham High School; Sonora Rooney/Bishop McDevitt High School; Benjamin Lewis/Hatboro-Horsham High School; Kirill Novikov/Cheltenham High School; and Carlos Rosales, Hatboro-Horsham High School.

Collision Repair Technology seniors from left to right:
Anthony Davis – Cheltenham High School; Darrell Chapman – Cheltenham High School; Amhaad Robinson – Cheltenham High School; Sonora Rooney – Bishop McDevitt High School; Benjamin Lewis – Hatboro-Horsham High School; Kirill Novikov – Cheltenham High School and Carlos Rosales – Hatboro-Horsham High School.

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