January 29, 2020
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Mutual Respect at the HACTC Encourages Growth

Mutual Respect at the HACTC Encourages Growth By Alexianna Merrill, Cosmetology I am Alexianna Merrill, a Senior at Windsor High School and at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC). I first found out about the HACTC during an 8th grade class trip. I had always found interest in the field of Cosmetology; therefore, the HACTC Cosmetology program caught my attention.  Upon first arrival at the HA...

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Respect is a Core Value at the HACTC

Respect is a Core Value at the HACTC By Josh Nicholson, Kate Henggeler, Liam Griffin and Quinn Arthur VonBaltzer Computer Science Respect is a core value at the HACTC. Here we believe that treating others with kindness and fairness is one of the most important things that we can do. Each individual in every HACTC classroom has their own quirks and their own needs, and has walked their own path in life and ...

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Respect is a Key Element to Success

Respect is a Key Element to Success By Codie Studebaker, Automotive Technology My name is Codie Studebaker and I’m proud to say I’m enrolled in the Automotive Technology program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC). I am also a senior attending Hartford High School (HHS).  The HACTC has a six word mission statement: Respect, Engage, Learn, Work, Serve, Grow. I was giv...

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Unique Classroom: Building a House

Unique Classroom: Building a House My name is Logan Raymond. I am a junior at Hartford High School who attends the Building Trades Program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC). I am writing this article on behalf of my peers in the Building Trades Program. This writing will surround the word “Work”, the 4th word in our Mission Statement (Respect. Engage. Learn. Work. Serve. Grow.) and what it means to us. ...

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"I Want to Create Good Food"

"I Want to Create Good Food" By Haleigh Clark; When I was in elementary school, work was easy. I got good grades and understood everything that was being taught. I didn’t need to put any effort into school. As a result, I ended up with no drive to put any effort into my grades, and later on, this made my classes very difficult. When I got into the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC) as a Career and Te...

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"Working as a Whole Class Enables Peak Operative Power"

"Working as a Whole Class Enables Peak Operative Power" By Matthew Fenner, Matthew Frizzel, Ruddock Smith and Julia Stahl; In relation to physics, the word ‘work’ means an exertion of force overcoming resistance; while Computer Science students don’t often come into contact with much physical resistance, favoring instead passive and sedentary lifestyles, they do have to overcome other obstacles. Work in Computer Science revolves around problem ...

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"The decision to join the HACTC was perfect for me."

"The decision to join the HACTC was perfect for me." By Evan Alsup, Industrial Mechanics and Welding. Around two years ago I made the best decision of my schooling career to join Industrial Mechanics and Welding (IMW) at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC). I have never really struggled in school but I have always suffered at staying attentive. I am most definitely a hands-on learner. So the decision to join the HAC...

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"I have learned so much here at the HACTC!"

"I have learned so much here at the HACTC!" By Hannah Schutzius, Design, Illustration & Media Arts. I’ve been homeschooled since first grade. I grew up learning in a different way than most kids my age. My classroom was my kitchen table, and my teacher was my mom. This meant that for me, learning was continuous rather than scheduled. My parents chose to approach learning based on my own interests. However, my mom wasn’t a...

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LEARN guides our day at the HACTC

LEARN guides our day at the HACTC By Hayden Tetreault, Career and Technology Exploration. LEARN guides our day at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC), and is arguably one of the most important objectives we have. This is because the other words in the HACTC mission statement are not possible without this one. It is why people can do amazing things here. To begin with, a person has to be a...

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Unforgettable Women Can Do Conference

Unforgettable Women Can Do Conference By Haleigh Grose and Jakya Ellison The Women Can Do Conference was held in Randolph Cent...

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Job Shadows Helped Prepare Me for My Future

Job Shadows Helped Prepare Me for My Future My name is Isabella Lukowitz, and I am a senior at Hartford High School. I am also a second-year student in the Business Administration Program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology...

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Health Sciences Students Attend HOSA Fall Leadership Conference

Health Sciences Students Attend HOSA Fall Leadership Conference By William Brannen and Brett Lamadeleine On October 30, 2018, our Health Sciences class at t...

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