April 2014

Young Entrepreneurs Startup

Story by Anna Palmer

Register now for a summer day-camp where you can earn 3 colleg credits and start your own business!

Date: June 11-20, 2014
Where: Utah Valley University
For: High School Sophomores - Seniors

Register Today! Early Bird Signup ends April 30th. Only 40 spots available.
Click here to register. 


Story by Anna Palmer, Video by Rustin Strachan

ALC's Digital Media student, Rustin Strachan, earned an honorable mention in the category of Animation at the Utah High School Film Festival. See his film, "Pirate Assault", below. Congratulations, Rustin!

Microsoft Tech Certifications Earned in Record Numbers

Story and picture by Richard Dougan
Microsoft Tech Certifications Earned in Record Numbers

The Utah State Educational Department held an IT Challenge at ALC April 21st-22nd. Over 20 students took certification exams for Microsoft, Adobe, and other test-out certifications. The twelve students listed below earned certifications.

$1000 Monthly Scholarship Contest

Story by Anna Palmer

Varsity Tutors runs a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest. Students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month, and one winner is chosen to receive the scholarship. Check it out here: Varsity Tutors Scholarships

Digital Media Arts Competition

Story by Anna Palmer, Video by Devin Eggleston

Digital Media student Devin Eggleston has submitted an animated video to the Utah Digital Media Arts Festival competition being held May 6th at UVU. Devin has done a pretty amazing job. Take a look . . . 

ALC Films presents . . .

Story by Anna Palmer, Video by ALC Films

Recently ALC Films students created the following Darth Vader clip . . .

Spring Break


Attention ALC Students -

ALC will be closed during the Nebo District's Spring Break, April 7-11. However, please note, Distance Learning (UVU's live-interactive) classes will still be held.

Hydraulic Robotic Arms

Story by Khristen Massic

Students in the pre-engineering class built hydraulic robotic arms during the mechanical engineering unit. Students were given a basic template for the base and then, as a team, they designed the arm and the claw. Hydraulic systems (syringes filled with water) were the sole system used to move and rotate the arms. Once the arms were completed, the students participated in a ball retrieval game with their arms.

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