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  • BCAT Students Master Regional Art Competition

    Students in the Center for Visual Arts (CVA) and students in the Graphic Communications classes at Burton Center demonstrated their tremendous talent and skill at an annual regional art competition. The Scholastic program, sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for young adults in the arts. This year BCAT students swept the awards, being the only Roanoke County school with winners, collecting an impressive 14 Gold Keys, 18 Silver Keys, and 27 Honorable Mentions. All of the Gold Key winners will now compete at the national level. (Click the headline for the list of winners and access to a link showing the artwork.)

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  • Now Streaming - the BCAT 2020 Video Tour! Click this headline to view.

    Due to regulations pertaining to Covid-19, 8th graders were not able to come to Burton Center for Arts and Technology for a physical tour. Thanks to the excellent work of two students, Erin Cummings and Sophia Parr, in our Center for Mass Communications, we decided to bring the tour to you! In this video, viewers will get a brief overview of BCAT and each program we offer. Students will learn how to get more information about our programs as well as discover how to apply to join a class or program at Burton. Enjoy!

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  • Computer Information Technology Students Provide Donation to Advancement Foundation

    Thanks to the work of his Computer Information Technology students, Mr. French was able to donate eight Dell touch screen laptops to the Advancement Foundation. We would like to thank the VA STAR Program for making this donation possible. The Advancement Foundation leads dynamic community development by creating opportunities that provide action focused opportunities for citizens. Their programs tap into citizen’s best motivation and natural passions either as mentors wishing to give ... (click headline to read more)

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  • Burns Wins National Award!

    Mr. Shawn Burns (Mechatronics & Robotics) was named a national winner in the 2020 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Award for Teaching Excellence. As one of the national winnders, Mr. Burns has earned a total of $50,000 in award money for both himselm and his program. Congratulations on such a well deserved recognition and award!

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  • Two BCAT Students Featured in Roanoker Magazine

    Two BCAT students were featured in a Roanoker Magazine article. Thaisjana Bailey and Justice Wilfong spoke about their experiences as women in two of the trades programs here at Burton. Click this headline for a link to access the document!

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  • Center for Visual Arts Students Perform Well in Regional Competition

    Congratulations to our Center for Visual Arts students, who performed well in the Scholastic Art Awards annual juried competition. These are the longest running, most prestigious are awards in the country. Way to go, all of you! Click on the headline for the full list of students by category.

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  • The Burton Briefing - December 2019

    Check out our new bulletin featuring all the neat things BCAT students have been doing this past nine weeks! Click here.

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  • Auto Tech and Motorsports Receive Donation

    Advance Auto Parts, through the Good360 Foundation, donated 27 pallets of supplies to the BCAT Automotive Technology and Motor Sports programs. Items such as motor oil, anti-freeze, windshield washer fluid, wax and other car care items were provided, along with an opportunity for Mr. Hoback to be interviewed by a crew representing the foundation. "This is thousands of dollars worth of supplies. This helps our students and programs tremendously," said Mr. Hoback. "It enables us to do what we do." Thank you, Advance Auto Parts and Good360 Foundation for your generosity toward BCAT students and programs!

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  • Art Students win at Hokie Bugfest

    Five Center for Visual Arts students won awards at the 9th annual Hokie BugFest last weekend! Below is a list of BCAT students that won awards, along with pictures of each artwork. Excellent work by these talented students! Individual Sculpture 1st Place – Andrea Gonzalez, BCAT CVAIII / Ms. Wilson. 2nd Place – Joanne Sakamoto, BCAT CVAIV / Ms. Strum. 3rd Place – Maila Hawthorne, BCAT CVAIII / Ms. Wilson. High School Drawing 2nd Place – Maggie Walsh, BCAT CVAIII / Ms. Wilson. 3rd Place – Hannah Stacy, BCAT CVAIII/ Ms. Wilson.

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  • Masonry Students Earn 2nd and 4th Place in State

    Masonry students once again showed the VA state fair why we have some of the best students around and a phenomenal teacher in Mr. Baxter. Congratulations to Phillip Beuggert and Daniel Eakin, who earned 2nd place at the SkillsUSA competition today. Toby Rolon and Jeremy Adams earned 4th place. Way to go, guys!

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