Careening Coasters

Submitted by anna.palmer on Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:41

The Pre-Engineering class has been investigating the civil engineering discipline. In addition to researching various careers and opportunities related to civil engineering, students completed a civil engineering-related project. This year's class was given various supplies and instructions for building a marble roller-coaster. Using knowledge from previous math and science classes, they were to build and calculate how fast their marble traveled and identify the kinetic, potential, and mechanical energy of their final designs.

Story and Photos by Khristen Massic

Our Distance Learning Ladies

Submitted by anna.palmer on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:05

We have two of the best Distance Learning Facilitators at ALC. They assist the 100+ students who are taking Concurrent Enrollment classes through live-interactive broadcasts from UVU. (Left to Right: Gaye, Karen)

Gaye Cook

Gaye Cook was born and raised in the quiet town of Fairview, Utah. She spent some of her growing up years in California. Gaye has been working for the Nebo School District for fifteen years and in her current position as Distance Learning Facilitator for thirteen years.

Story by Anna Palmer, Photos by Brandon Arnold

Cow Eye Dissection

Submitted by anna.palmer on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 14:48

Today the ALC Health Science students prepared for their exam with a hands-on dissection of cow eyes.  Students were asked to identify all structures of the eye. This challenging university anatomy/physiology course is delivered by Weber State University.

Story and Photos by Sean Curtis

Film Students go to Sundance

Submitted by anna.palmer on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 10:30

Mr. Arnold’s Film Production classes took a field trip to the Sundance Film Festival last week. They watched films from Israel/Palestine, China, Japan, and Minnesota. They also ate food from Mexico, Belgium, and Germany. In doing so, students gained insights into other ways of life around the world, like a Palestinian double agent working for the Israeli spy agency. Or like boys in China who have been sent to rehabilitation centers for kids with internet addictions. Despite all of the cultural differences and standards of living, we learn that we all have emotions, needs and many other things in common.

Story by Brandon Arnold, Pictures by Francesca Rotolo