Melissa High School students thrive in CTE, participate in advanced programs


May 2016


Students in Melissa High School’s CTE (Career and Technology Education) program are thriving; Alex Werner was recently accepted into an exclusive engineering camp at UT, while Max Reyes and Xavier Brown participated as a team in a programming competition. Read more about their accomplishments below!

Alex Werner

Alex Werner

Junior Alex Werner was selected to participate in an exclusive engineering camp at the University of Texas at Austin this summer. Hosted by UT’s Women in Engineering Program (WEP), this camp is geared only toward high school girls interested in engineering. Students will have the opportunity to explore the UT campus while taking part in engineering projects. This camp is extremely selective; out of many applicants, approximately 70 are accepted. The camp’s purpose is to encourage young women to explore engineering while learning from role models and mentors. Werner is enrolled in Melissa High School’s STEM Program as well as Computer Programming.

Max Reyes & Xavier Brown

Sophomores Max Reyes and Xavier Brown recently attended a Hackathon competition for high school students where they were required to build and design products, and create business models, for over 24 hours. The goal of the Hackathon was to merge building, making, hacking (programming), and bootstrapping a company. At the end of the Hackathon, students presented a product or company to a panel of developers, designers, and investors, with the possibility of winning prizes and other opportunities. Reyes is enrolled in Advanced Computer Programming and UIL Computer Science. Brown is enrolled in Computer Programming and UIL Computer Science.

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