Zapata FFA Chapter competed in the Wintergarden Leadership Development Events (LDE) held in Poteet High School on November 13, 2017. LDE focuses on creating situations for members to demonstrate their abilities in public speaking, decision making, communication and their knowledge of agriculture and the FFA organization. Team and individual events are used to reinforce what is taught in the agriculture science classrooms.
Students competed against students from Peasanton, Jourdanton, Eagle Pass, J.B. Alexander (Laredo), Charlotte, La Pryor, Dilley and Poteet.
There are some students who set the bar. They work harder, show more passion and lead by example--in the classroom, on the field and within the community. Today, Wendy's High School Heisman recognizes Laura Villarreal from Zapata High School as a Wendy's High School Heisman winner. Congratulations!!
ZHS students in the Laredo Community College CNA Program attended an Obstetrics and Pediatric Training at the Lopez Nursing Building. Students assisted a SIM mom with labor and delivery and the care of a newborn.
They had an amazing experience and really enjoyed it!!
The goal of the South Texas Youth Career Exploration Event is to educate students about the variety of career opportunities in the region and the skills needed to acquire those jobs. Workforce Solutions for South Texas, in partnership with the City of Laredo, provided an exhibition of the industries which make up the South Texas Region, with a cross-section of 40 exhibitors from nearly every business sector including Manufacturing, Government-Public Safety, Finance, Construction, Hospitality, Healthcare, Restaurant, Transportation, Logistics, Education, Communications and more!
This event was a great opportunity for businesses to connect with the future workforce and encourage students to acquire the skills they will need to be successful in that industry, later.
Exhibitors presented an interactive environment for the students by creating workplace simulations. This motivated or sparked interest in fields students would not have considered if this event was not made available.