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March 15, 2018
Silver Key Award for Graphic Design at the National Level Scholastics Art & Writing Competition

Emma O'Beirne Poster Design portrait
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John Glenn Senior Emma O'Beirne has been awarded a Silver Key for her Graphic Design Portfolio at the National Level Scholastics Arts and Writing Competition for 2018. This makes her eligible for a wide range of scholarships to hundreds of participating schools across the country including Kendall and CCS. She will also be recognized at the awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Previously this year Emma was awarded two Gold Keys in the Regional level Scholastics Art and Writing Competition as well as second place in the DAFT (Digital Arts Film and Technology)  poster competition where she will be awarded $50 and be recognized at the award ceremony at the DIA. In addition, Emma is also a member of the National Technical Honors Society and maintains a GPA above 3.5.

March 9, 2018
We have received the 2018 Michigan Evergreen School designation

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Congratulations to Zachary MacLean and your students for your hard work with the teachers, students, and families at William Ford Career Technical Center on saving energy. Mr. MacLean has received the 2018 Michigan Evergreen School designation, by completing at least 20 energy saving and environmental tasks.

March 1, 2018
Detroit Poster Contest DAFT Winners

Three Winners for 2018 DAFT Awards
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DAFT (Digital Arts and Film & Technology) of Detroit Poster Contest Winners:

  • 1st place - Madison Ristic, JG 12th grade - $200
  • Honorable mention - Anthony Kennedy, JG 12th grade - $50
  • Honorable mention - Emma O'Beirne, JG 12th grade - $50

Kevin Walsh said we took all three winning spots this year. Called it a 'hat trick'. Madison's poster will be used in all promotional material and be on display at the Detroit Film Festival at the DIA.

January 31, 2018
Local Skills Competition 2018

Group Shot with Students and Judges
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This is our Local Skills USA competition for carpentry where all students from the William D. Ford Career Technical Center are given the opportunity to compete.

The individuals who place in the top three go on to the regional skills competition held at the Great Lakes Builders Show in Novi on February 15th representing Southeast Michigan schools.

Top three from regionals go to the State Competition in Grand Rapids in April, and the gold medalist from states go to nationals in Louisville Kentucky. The WDFCTC carpentry program has had the Michigan State Champion the past 5 years and has placed as high as 6th at nationals.

Our program is run by Mike Koelzer and Adam Gorring.

January 30, 2018
2018 Open House
December 22, 2017
Career-Tech student wins North American International Auto Show Poster Contest

Anthony Kennedy

Anthony Kennedy and his award-winning poster

December 8, 2017
Anthony Paquette (Chef Tony) and his students win Holiday Taste Fest Creativity Award

Chef Tony holding award

Chef Tony holding up the Award

December 6, 2017
HOSA competition winners

Amaya Patton, Leslie Aquino, Rylie Jenkins, Kamryn Badger, Aysia Horton, Madison Mobley, Makenzie Leland

Amaya Patton, Leslie Aquino, Rylie Jenkins, Kamryn Badger, Aysia Horton, Madison Mobley, Makenzie Leland, Mackenzie Kennedy, Kayle Bazan, and Tiba Al Dayyeni

Michelle Ferrell

Michelle Ferrell

October 25, 2017
EMT's and Firefighters visit William D. Ford's Sunshine & Rainbows program

Firefighter at Sunshine & Rainbows

View our gallery of EMT's and Firefighters visiting our Sunshine & Rainbows program at William D. Ford Career & Technical Center.

October 24, 2017
WMHS students visit us for a tour

We had students from WMHS visit us for a tour!  Check out all the photos here.