Project EXCEL is extremely proud of our partner school instructors and students. This page highlights the accomplishments, projects, and activities of our Project EXCEL instructors and students, both past and present.
Our staff would also like to recognize you and your students' successes and events. Please submit pictures, newspaper articles, etc., along with a description and names of the people or activities, so that we may give proper recognition.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Website Spotlight” so that we can spotlight you!
Elkhart Area Career Center broadcasting student interviews South Bend Cubs President
Congratulations to Frank Decker of North Lawrence Career & Technical Center for receiving the PLTW Engineering Teacher of the Year Award!
Please join us in congratulating Frank on this well-deserved award! We're so proud to have him on the Project EXCEL team!
Tony Gonczarow's Students at Southmont High School Completing Day 1 of Gel Electrophoresis Lab
Today the Dual Credit Biology I students have completed day 1 of their Gel Electrophoresis Lab. The students used restriction enzymes to cut two suspect's DNA into identifiable segments. On Thursday the students will run and stain gels and compare the suspects fragments to DNA found at the crime scene. Attached are photos of the students completing the lab. They exhibited great teamwork at executing the task at hand.
Gonczarow takes his class on the road to find answers from the past and from the water
Banners, Business and Ben - Murray, that is, of Clay High School in South Bend, and his students getting a lot of attention with his graphic design classes!
Julie Bravard-Johnson's web design and computer classes at Mt. Vernon High School are making the headlines!
Blue flannel is running wild at Avon High School in Aron Bright's American History class!
These four students are the first students from Leroy Striker’s Project EXCEL Criminal Justice program at Heartland Career Center to successfully graduate from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) and become full-time, paid police officers. All four graduated during the past twelve months.
The Criminal Justice program at Heartland Career Center has been successfully sending students to colleges, military and professional careers since 2010; however, these are the first to become police officers in Indiana.
In order from left to right: Hunter Law - Nick Striker - Leroy Striker, Criminal Justice Instructor - Parker Stouffer - Devin Bechtold
Nick and Hunter both graduated from VU with AS in Conservation Law Enforcement; Nick transferred to Ball State University to complete his BS in Criminal Justice/Criminology.
Nick Striker – Graduated from ILEA in June 2016 (Class #208). Police Officer with Carmel Police Department.
Hunter Law – Graduated from ILEA in October 2016 (Class #209). Conservation Officer with Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Assigned Marshall County.
Parker Stouffer – Graduated from ILEA in February 2017 (Class #210). Police Officer with North Manchester Police Department.
Devin Bechtold – Graduated from ILEA in February 2017 (Class #210). Police Officer with North Manchester Police Department.
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