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ACTE Rising Star Award - Lisa Hollingworth

Congratulations to Mapleton Early Career Prep (MEC-Prep) Internship Coordinator Lisa Hollingsworth on winning the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Rising Star Award, a national honor! 

The ACTE is dedicated to empowering educators to deliver high-quality CTE programs that ensure all students are positioned for career success. Their Rising Star Award recognizes new career development professionals at the secondary level, new to the profession who have made significant contributions to CTE and the counseling profession, demonstrating innovation and professional commitment early in their careers. 

MEC Prep hosts Career Love Day

Mapleton Early Career Prep (MEC Prep) 9-12th grade students networked with professionals in the community to gain exposure to different career opportunities as part of their Career Love Day!

Representatives from Ball Aerospace, United, Clinica Family Health, City of Thornton Fire Department, and other career fields talked to students about what they love about their jobs, navigating the hiring process, job readiness, and their personal experiences in their respective fields.

"I'm excited about the variety of speakers here," MEC Prep Director Robin Graham said. "There are many careers here students haven't had exposure to."

Thank you to all our guest speakers for taking time from your day to meet with our students!

Moot Court Competition

Mapleton had a fantastic showing at the University of Colorado Law School’s Marshall-Brennan Moot Court Competition! The annual competition is an opportunity for high school students from the Denver-Metro area to display their oral advocacy and critical thinking skills, as well as learn about careers in the law.

Women's Entrepreneurship Day Colorado Summit

Mapleton might have some female business owners among its alumni before we know it. Fifteen Mapleton Early Career Prep (MEC) female students attended the 5th Annual Women's Entrepreneurship Day Colorado Summit at the CU Denver Business School last Friday. The event was “planned to inspire and empower women and girls on the Colorado entrepreneurial journey.”

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