McKay Theatre Fundraiser at Chipotle – February 25

As you’re making your plans for this weekend, we’d love it if you’d put Chipotle on your list of stops- after all, you gotta eat and Chipotle is donating 50% (you read that right!) of all sales, all day, to McKay Theatre!

When you pay, show the image attached – or just mention it – and you’ll be getting a great meal while helping a great group of kids!

890 NE Lancaster Drive in Salem on Saturday,
February 25th between 10:45am and 10:00pm.

2017-06-25T10:42:53+00:00 February 24th, 2017|

McKay Youth & Government Delegation Shines

The State Capitol is busy with the business of the legislative session, but elected officials turned the capitol over the the YMCA Youth and Government Program last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for the 71st Youth Legislative Session. This annual event brought together about 100 students from five high schools to run a mock legislative session, complete with elected youth leaders.

McKay had a small delegation of six, but they made a powerful impact. The group of Adriana Escorcia, Jasmin Ramos, Josie Carstensen, Daniel Dang, Raul Marquez, and Andrew Kalmen performed so well that they were awarded the Outstanding Delegation Award during the closing joint session on February 18 in the Oregon House Chamber.

This honor was only part of the mark left by the McKay Delegation this year. Adriana Escorcia was elected Senate Sergeant-at-Arms and was an effective and respected leader during the senate sessions.

Additionally, the delegation was successful in moving one measure through both chambers and the measure was signed by the Youth Governor. Another measure passed both chambers and was waiting for the Youth Governor’s consideration when the session came to an end on Saturday afternoon.

These outstanding students represented McKay very well and are already making plans to make an even bigger impression next year. For more information and to become part of the 2018 delegation, talk to one of these delegates or to Mr. Garner, Club Adviser.

2017-02-22T17:43:04+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|

McKay Students Excel in MESA Competetion

The McKay High School Team finished 2nd in their respective division at Oregon MESA’s inaugural Demo Day invention competition. The event was held at Ziba Design, a renowned design firm in Portland. The teams also won the audience choice awards in their division.

For the Demo Day competition, students were challenged to design, build, and program an invention to address a challenge for a client experiencing vision impairment. The invention also had to incorporate a microcontroller. In the semi-final round eighteen teams from schools across Portland and Salem submitted videos presenting their projects. Four high school teams and three middle school teams were selected by judges to advance to the final round at Demo Day on February 9th. At Demo Day, each team gave a four-minute pitch of their inventions to a panel of expert judges, which included Portland State University faculty, industry engineers, product designers, and business entrepreneurs.

The team from McKay High School placed 2nd in their division with their design of a reading aid glove for a client experiencing macular degeneration. The students on the team were Lorenzo Alvarez, Luis Castro, and Saúl Martinez Chavarin and were advised by McKay math teacher, Katrina Hull.

Students will have the opportunity to compete again this year at the annual MESA Day competition in May at Portland State University. Winners of MESA Day will advance to the 2017 MESA National Engineering Design Competition, held this year in Philadelphia.

For more information about Oregon MESA,
call (503) 725-4665, or visit the Oregon MESA Web site at www.oregonmesa.org.

 

2017-06-25T10:42:53+00:00 February 21st, 2017|