CTE Newsletter

Sumner County Schools

Volume 3, Issue 1, September 2018

2017-2018 Year in Review

The 2017-2018 school year was another great year for Career and Technical Education in Sumner County. Through CTE courses, we had the highest number of students we have ever had earn industry certifications (123 certifications) and dual enrollment credits (145 credits). We also had 781 students participate in a state and/or national competition through a career and technical student organization. We are excited about the opportunity to continue to prepare high school students for a variety of postsecondary opportunities and provide them with the skills necessary to be successful after high school graduation.


Industry Certifications

  • Certified EKG Technician - 2 students
  • Certified Nursing Assistant - 31 students
  • Cosmetologist - 6 students
  • MOS-PowerPoint - 21 students
  • MOS-Word - 37 students
  • NCCER Core Curriculum - 20 students
  • NIMS - 3 students
  • ServSafe Food Manager - 3 students


Dual Enrollment

  • Culinary Arts (Nashville State CC) - 12 students
  • Health Science (Welch) - 23 students
  • Law Enforcement Services (Vol State CC) - 21 students
  • Machining Technology (TCAT Hartsville) - 20 students
  • Medical Terminology (Vol State CC) - 16 students
  • Nursing Services (TCAT Hartsville) - 23 students
  • Office Management (TCAT Hartsville) - 23 students
  • Various Agriculture courses (UT-Martin) - 7 students

New Sumner County CTE Teachers

We are excited to add 15 new CTE teachers to our already outstanding roster of CTE teachers throughout Sumner County. These new CTE teachers will teach a variety of CTE subjects and range from first-year teachers to those with many years of experience.



  • Ann-Hali Blewett - Marketing at White House High School
  • Kathie Clouse - Health Science at Hendersonville High School
  • Sean Corbitt - Business at Gallatin High School
  • Hailey Gates - Agriculture at Hendersonville High School
  • Paul Good - Health Science at Hendersonville High School
  • Andrea Gowan - Health Science at Hendersonville High School
  • Danielle Green - Health Science at White House High School
  • Kelly Gulleman - Business at Merrol Hyde Magnet School
  • Kathleen Homer - Human Services at Gallatin High School
  • Anthony Lake - Business at Hendersonville High School
  • Darby Lopes - Fashion Design at Station Camp High School
  • Natalie Lurry-Boddie - Business at Station Camp High School
  • Renee Maynard - Agriculture at Station Camp High School
  • Cayce McDonald - Agriculture at Beech High School
  • Cara Skinner - Marketing at Beech High School

CTE Professional Learning Day

On August 2, all middle and high school CTE teachers met at Beech High School for a full day of professional learning. Teachers heard from Mike Krause, Executive Director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, and Deborah Knoll, Director of Student Success with the TDOE. Teachers also had 2.5 hours to meet with other teachers in their content area to discuss the upcoming year and share lesson plans, projects, strategies, etc.
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Hendersonville Lions Club had 24 teams show up to BOWL FOR KNOWLEDGE! Lots of Fun was had and LOTS of money was raised for a deserving visually or hearing impaired Vol State student! A special thanks to HHS SKILLS USA Group!

Gallatin High School Criminal Justice Club

Gallatin High School Criminal Justice Club students have been preparing for future CTSO competition. The first half of this nine weeks, students have been practicing high risk traffic stops. Through the assistance of our Advisor, Chief Bandy, and the Gallatin Police Department, our students were able to practice various scenarios which has assisted them in preparing for future competitions.

HHS Engineering Program

This year, Hendersonville High School started an Engineering Pathway for CTE. Students can take Introduction to Engineering and Principles of Engineering. In the intro class, students are designing and prototyping a puzzle cube. Students had to design a 3x3x3 puzzle, sketch the design, model the design in Fusion 360, prototype the design with wooden cubes and then 3D print the final design. Here are some pictures of the process.

HHS Computer Science

Hendersonville High School had 7 students take the AP Computer Science Principles exam in the spring. All 7 students earned a passing score of 3 or higher. Three students earned a score of 5 and three students earned a score of 4 in the first year this test was offered. 23 students are enrolled in AP CSP this spring at HHS.

Beech High School - Early Childhood Education

Students in Early Childhood I, II and III at Beech High School participated in CPR and First Aid training at the beginning of school. Kerri Sowell R.N., instructed the students as they completed the course training.
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Westmoreland High School - Welding

Portland High School CNA Program

Gallatin High School - Culinary Arts

HHS - Interior Design

Hendersonville High School's Interior Design I class is busy constructing mini studio apartments. Students in both first and third block are using a 1-inch to 1-foot ratio to arrange furniture, flooring, window treatments and detail according to scale.
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White House FFA Horse Judging Teams

Congratulations to the White House FFA horse judging teams. They won the TN Walking Horse Celebration championship and 2nd place in the senior non-reasons category in Shelbyville on Saturday, August 25. They also won 2nd place in the senior reasons category.


Team members winning the championship were Katelynn Landers, Irelynn Bates, Aren Butterworth, and Connor Stewart. Winning 2nd were Jillian Haley, Kolvin Oaks, Cain Michael, and Jaycee Whitaker. Winning 2nd in the reasons division were Katie Winans, Tori Roaden, Dylan Mullins and Anneka Staley.


The following students placed in the individual non-reasons categories:

Aren Butterworth - 9th overall

Kaitlynn Landers - 4th overall, 9th halter, 3rd performance

Cain Michael - 3rd overall, 4th halter, 6th performance

Kolvin Oaks - 2nd overall, 5th halter, 2nd performance

Irelynn Bates - 1st overall, 10th halter, 1st performance

Jaycee Whitaker - 8th halter

Jillian Haley - 7th halter


Senior reasons categories:

Tori Roaden - 4th overall, 9th halter, 4th performance

Dylan Mullins - 1st performance

Katie Winans - 8th overall, 7th halter

Audrey Grimes - 6th halter

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Westmoreland High School FFA Events

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WHS FFA Horse Judging Team: Braxton Owen, Caleb Taylor, Alexis Jones, and Olivia Hill.
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WHS FFA students attended the Tennessee State Fair in Nashville.

WHS AG Science Class Built Tables and Benches for Local Restaurant

HHS FFA Tennessee State Fair

On September 10th, Hendersonville FFA took 70 students to the Tennessee State Fair. While there, students competed in several career development events and experienced many aspects of agriculture. The Milk Quality & Products team (Jalie Gibson, Dawson Ayers, Jacob Howard and David Avila) placed 1st in the district, 8th in the region and 15th in the state.


Kelly Kozlowski, Xavier Black and Presley Cologne represented the chapter in the individual speaking competitions. Logan Meador and Aden Munden competed in the open Livestock CDE placing 13th overall. Logan Batey, Gabriel Baker and Carmen Jones-Gilliam placed 6th overall in the open Dairy CDE.


Aubrey Garrison and Alanna Eveland competed in the Open Floral competition. They had the second highest scoring floral design and placed 4th overall.


Carson Cook represented the chapter in the Dairy Handling CDE, and placed 1st in the district.


Hendersonville FFA also had almost 200 entries including canning, ornamental horticulture, leaf and seed collections and a fairy habitat. These entries brought in 45 1st place ribbons, 41 2nd place ribbons, and 35 3rd place ribbons to various members of the chapter and money that will help fund senior scholarships at the annual awards banquet at the end of the year.

HHS FFA Receives Gold Ranking

Hendersonville FFA attended Camp Clements Leadership Camp May 28th-June 1st. President, Aubrey Garrison, was on Camp Council. HHS received 5 Gold Leadership awards, 2 Silver Leadership awards, 5 Bronze Leadership awards, and 3 Outstanding Athlete awards.They will receive this recognition at Nationals in October for their Gold ranking from the state of Tennessee and it was announced, this August, the chapter will be a 3 star National Chapter. In addition, Hendersonville FFA was selected to represent the State of Tennessee as the Outstanding Secondary Program at the Region V competition this summer. Pictured below are students from FFA Hendersonville.
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Officers Retreat for Hendersonville FFA

The Hendersonville FFA Officers attended an ag tour on July 10th. The students started out at the Strasser farm, a 250+ acre beef farm off McGavock Pike in Nashville, followed by a stop at Optimara Greenhouse where students were able to tour their research facilities as they were developing different breeds of African violets. The third stop was a tour of Opryland Hotel by Beth, the horticulturist. After lunch, they visited Liberty Run Stables in Portland. Students were able to see various aspects of the horse industry, as well as different riding techniques. The last stop was at the UT extension office where they were educated on the many resources available to them and the community through extension. The homemade ice cream was a wonderful treat. You can find more information, as well as pictures by searching #HHSFFAagtour on Facebook.
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Hendersonville FFA Members attend Washington Leadership Conference

Two Hendersonville FFA members received partial scholarships from Sumner County Farm Bureau to attend the Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., July 23rd-July 30th. Aubrey Garrison and Jalie Gibson are pictured in front of the Capitol building right before they visited Senator Bob Corker's office and received a tour of the Capitol from his intern.
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TN Governor's School for the Agricultural Sciences

Aubrey Garrison, Hendersonville FFA President, was one of only three Sumner County students selected to attend Tennessee Governor's School for the Agricultural Sciences. Aubrey is only the 3rd student from Hendersonville High School to ever receive this honor. Mason Bradley from Portland High School and Abigail Claxton from Station Camp High School are also pictured below.
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New Agriculture Program at White House Middle School

White House Middle School Agriscience Class

As part of the agriscience class each student has a supervised agriculture experience (SAE). Students design a hands-on experience supervised by an adult that will develop skills in an agricultural area. Students complete at least 4 hours working on their SAE. They keep "mini" record books, which include a description of the experience, goals, money spent or earned, document hours worked and any feedback received. To complete their SAE, students may volunteer in the community, work on family farms, mow lawns, or build a variety of items, just to name a few of the potential options. Pictures of students working on their SAE are included below.

Portland DECA Celebrates Five Years as a Chapter

Can you believe PHS DECA is celebrating it's 5th year as a chapter? When we look back on everything we have built and accomplished over the past 5 years, we know it wouldn't have been possible without the support of our school and community. We are incredibly excited to begin a new school year and meet all of our new marketing students and DECA members. This year in our marketing program we are teaching Intro to Business and Marketing, Marketing 1, and Honors Marketing 2. This semester will be an exciting one as upper-level marketing students begin their projects, we strive to complete DECA state and national campaigns, new members and business partners join DECA, new members begin preparing for their first competition, and we plan our fall field trip. Join us on our journey to become marketing professionals this school year. We are working hard to encourage our new members to "Dive Into DECA!"https://www.smore.com/3y9cv-phs-deca-newsletter?ref=email

HHS DECA Officer Team

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Josh Bahn, Madeline Easter, Emma McDaniel, Jacob Kieser.

Club Rush at Hendersonville High School