Sherlock Holmes and Tires at the ALC?

Submitted by shelley.heaton on Mon, 10/03/2022 - 19:01

Edmond Locard was known as the Sherlock Holmes of France. 

He formulated the basic principle of forensic science "Every contact leaves a trace" 

Students in the Medical Forensic class at the ALC tested to see if this was true.  Students brought to class a shirt they had worn the day before.  They then took packing tape and picked up what they could off their shirts.  Students then looked at what they had picked up the day before under the microscope. 

Students were amazed at what they picked up in a day.  Students also looked at ballistic evidence, lip prints, compared sand and rocks, and glass and plastic as well as matching tire prints. 

It was a good day to look at trace evidence.  

Shelley Heaton, Suzette Hartvigsen


Submitted by shelley.heaton on Mon, 10/03/2022 - 10:00

Our Teacher Feature for October is our new English 1010/2010 and Communications teacher. Her name is Kelley Paystrup and we are excited to have her on our team, as she is new to us this year.

So we would like to introduce you to her.

Here is some information about her from Ms. Paystrup's own words:

I was born in Los Angeles and raised in Orange County.

I moved to Utah to attend college five days after graduating high school.

I married a Levan native at the end of my freshman year at BYU. We raised our four kids, three girls and a boy, in Levan, Utah.

Shelley Heaton

Microscopes, Bugs, Fun

Submitted by shelley.heaton on Mon, 10/03/2022 - 09:21


Microscopy is the technical field of using microscopes to view objects and areas of objects that cannot be seen with the naked eye.   

In Medical Forensics students learned how to use microscopes to see things we cannot see with the human eye. 

Students collected a bug of some sort and looked at the legs, eyes, wings, and many other bug body parts. 

Learning how to use the microscope was fun and interesting.  

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Suzette Hartvigsen. Shelley Heaton


Submitted by shelley.heaton on Mon, 10/03/2022 - 08:23

The ALC offers many classes, among those are :  The Intro Auto Paint and Refinishing class., and the Advanced  Non- structure Collison repair class.

These classes help the students learn and participate hands-on, with many tasks, including and not limited to: safely prepare, mask, prime , seal, and paint vehicles and parts: use and maintain spray guns, booths, and equipment.  And prepares them to repair  and refinish uni-bodies and fenders of automobiles, and tp perform non-structural repairs, replacement and adjustment of automotive outer body panels.

 It is a great experience for students. 

This year they are gearing up to have an awesome year of fixing and painting.

Shelley Heaton, Chet Harmer