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Achieving More than Coding Skills: Core Value Winners

Eleven Fifty Academy Core value winners

When we think about school, we often think about the subjects we study or the knowledge we gain. But think back to your personal growth. For many of us, a lot of our life skills were also learned in the classroom. From learning to share blocks in preschool, to learning hard lessons about teamwork and leadership in group projects in high school or college. As we grow and transition into the working world, these skills are put to the test and we do more in applying these than developing them.

When students enroll at Eleven Fifty, we aim to help them find that personal growth again. During course learning, we shine a light on core values and help our students discover and apply these values as they grow and reach for new professional heights. During each graduation ceremony, we recognize those students who embody core values we feel are paramount to professionally contributing to future workplaces. These core values challenge students to make the most of the experience and grow personally as well as professionally and these outstanding students more than rose to the occasion.

Class Speaker: Courtney Corlew

Eleven Fifty Academy student Courtney Corlew

Each class nominates a speaker to talk about the experiences that brought them to Eleven Fifty, what they’re looking forward to next, and the journey these students took together. Courtney Corlew was the JavaScript March 30, 2018 Class Speaker. As she addressed the crowd, she talked about her path to Eleven Fifty, what she learned, and the confidence she has looking forward to future challenges. After years of looking for the right fit through college courses, and jobs that weren’t quite the career path she wanted for herself, she found what she calls ‘one of her favorite life experiences’ at Eleven Fifty and the skills to pursue the career she’s been searching for.

Core Value: Diversity – Andres Martin

Eleven Fifty Academy student Andres Martin

The diversity core value is defined by a person who fosters a culture where the uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, capabilities, and ways of living are leveraged. One person stood out among others for this recognition, Andres Martin. When asked about Andres, his classmates described him as a person ‘open to lend a helping hand, no matter how far the reach’.

This description of Dre captures his dedication to helping the team as a whole and applying his skill set to bettering everyone around him.

Core Value: Integrity – Ian Stewart

Eleven fifty Academy Student Ian Stewart

This value describes a person who is genuine, transparent and authentic in every encounter and Ian Stewart definitely fits the bill. ‘It doesn’t get more transparent than Ian Stewart’ classmates said.

‘He is helpful, humble, and happy to help, no matter what you’re going through.’

Core Value: Quality – Ginny Munson

Eleven Fifty Academy Student Ginny Munson

Quality-focused students drive excellence in efforts, experiences, and interactions and that is exactly what Ginny Munson does day in and day out.

‘With her ability to think outside the box, she is a total rockstar’ classmates said of Ginny.

Core Value: Learning – Nate Adam

Eleven Fifty Academy student Nate Adam

As a core value, learning means to acquire and refine knowledge and skills through relevant talents, instruction, shared experience, living self direction, and practice. Our recipient, Nate Adam, often led the charge in learning solutions to problems – no matter what.

Nate is eager to help and work alongside others. His quest is to solve the problem, no matter who it belongs to.’

Core Value: Teamwork – Adam Smith

Eleven fifty Academy student Matt Smith

Our teamwork core value recipient often referred to his fellow students as his team, not his class. Characterized as a person who works as a group and utilizes combined strengths to achieve a shared vision, Adam Smith is the perfect person for this award.

‘He is always willing to take the lead with his hunger for knowledge.’

Core Value: Leadership – Matt Sharp

Eleven Fifty Academy student Matt Sharp

Leadership instills disciplines that positively impact perceptions, behaviors, decisions and attitudes. Matt Sharp does this ‘humbly, and is always happy to help’.

For Matt, no matter what the problem, you get through it together.

Core Value: Fun

eleven fifty academy students Javascript course

Finally, you can’t get through much without laughing and smiling along the journey. The entire JavaScript Class of March 30, 2018 are exceptional and fun-loving people, and we can’t wait to see where they go next. Let us just say congratulations grads, not only for the skills you’ve developed, but for the personal growth we all got to witness.

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