Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is offering a Sustainable Agriculture Resources Summer Academy for high school students June 2-5.
Sustainable Agriculture includes agricultural practices that focus on the long-term enhancement of environmental quality and the resource base on which agriculture depends, basic human food and fiber needs, economic viability, and quality of life for farmers and society, said Erin Russell, SCCC/ATS Sustainable Agriculture Resources program specialist. Students will learn techniques and practices that are currently being utilized to assist in this endeavor.

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Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will close for the Easter break at 10 p.m., Thursday, April 17. Administrative offices will be open Monday, April 21. Classes will resume Tuesday, April 22.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is inviting the public to a come-and-go brunch, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Sunday, April 27, in the SCCC/ATS Student Union, 1801 N. Kansas, Liberal.
The cost is $7 per person and includes student entertainment.

Anabel Chavez of Liberal, assists with blood pressure readings with fifth graders at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School recently. Fifth graders had an opportunity to tour the Medical Laboratory Technician, Respiratory Therapy, Surgical Technology, Nuring and Medical Assistant programs at the Epworth Allied Health Education Center in Liberal

Keirstin Campbell, a senior at Texhoma High School, has signed a scholarship certificate to be a member of the Livestock Judging Team at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School during the 2014-15 academic year. She is also a nursing major. She is pictured with SCCC/ATS Livestock Judging Coach Sam Rucker and her mother Shannon Word. Campbell’s high school teacher is Ashley Harrison, an SCCC/ATS alum and livestock judger. For information about SCCC/ATS scholarships, call admissions at 620-417-1100.

Janese Thatcher, dean of Career and Technical Education at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, walks a meditation labyrinth that helps a person connect with both the left and right side of the brain, which can aid in the creative process and help in problem solving. Instructor Lydia Augustine, T’ai Chi and Yoga instructor, instructed participants in the library recently. A labyrinth does not have multiple routes; there is only one path that begins on the outside and leads to the center.

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Advisory Committee Chairman at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, Carl Lynn, spent the day with HVAC students giving an intensive hands-on class on sheet metal fabrication. Lynn, owner of HAVOC Supply of Liberal, is a master sheet metal fabricator and has spent decades designing and fabricating HVAC systems. The students learned various seam methods, and they built various sheet metal fittings using a newly purchased lock-former machine. For information on the program, contact Chris Hickman at 620-417-1679 or chris.hickman@sccc.edu. April is National Community College Month.

Brady Marshall, a senior at Hugoton High School, has signed a scholarship certificate to be a member of the Crops and Soils Team at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School during the 2014-15 academic year. For information about SCCC/ATS scholarships, call admissions at 620-417-1100.

Almost 400 students from 12 area high schools participated in the ninth annual Xtreme Challenge on the campus of Seward County Community College/Area Technical School April 2.
Elkhart High School repeated as the Overall Award winner for the school earning the most points in all challenges, and defended its possession of the traveling trophy they claimed at last year’s Xtreme Challenge.

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Elkhart High School students pose with the over trophy they won Trophy at Xtreme Challenge recently at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School. Elkhart High School repeated as the overall award winner for the school earning the most points in all challenges, and defended its possession of the traveling trophy they claimed at last year’s Xtreme Challenge.