CTE Newsletter

Volume 2, Issue 3, March 2018

Annual CTE Day on February 9, 2018

Sumner County Schools was honored to host its 4th Annual CTE Day on Friday, February 9. CTE Day is held to promote CTE throughout the county and honor our great CTE teachers. Among the invitees this year were selected CTE teachers (rotated on a yearly basis), Principals, CTE Assistant Principals, CTE Bookkeepers, School Board Members, Central Office staff, industry partners, and other supporters of CTE.

Dr. Phillips began the event with a welcome and overview of CTE in Sumner County. Chase Moore, CTE Coordinator, then provided specific information about current initiatives in CTE. Brandon Hudson (TCAT Nashville) and Kevin Harrison (TCAT Hartsville) spoke about what is happening at their respective institutions, while Allie Johnson (1st VP of TN FCCLA) and Julia Knaggs (President of TN FFA) gave inspiring speeches about how much CTE has impacted their high school careers. After an outstanding lunch provided by Chef West and Gallatin High School's Culinary Arts program, Candi Norwood (Director of Student Success with the TDOE) discussed how Tennessee is looked at as a model for CTE throughout the country.

Gallatin High School's Culinary Arts Students Bake Cookies for Soldiers

The Culinary Arts students at GHS prepared 20 dozen giant chocolate chip cookies for the troops serving in Iraq. The class sent three large boxes full of the delicious treats to the Joint Forces Command in Baghdad. The cookies were a great morale booster for the troops and they hope to receive more in the future.

Gallatin High School CTE Student of the Month

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Senior Briana Rickman is the January Career and Technical Education Student of the Month at Gallatin High School. Mrs. Wendy Vincent, her Anatomy and Physiology teacher, says, “Briana has come a long way since her first Health Science class and is very determined both in the classroom and out.”

The GHS Anatomy and Physiology class is designed to develop an understanding of the structures and functions of the human body, while relating those to the causes of diseases and disorders. Brianna is a part of Clinical Internships, as well, this semester.

HHS FFA Students on the Hill

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Sumner County FFA Students joined chapters from all over the state to thank our Senators and Representatives for supporting Agriculture, Agricultural Education, and Tenneesse FFA. They even had the opportunity to have their picture made with Governor Bill Haslam (pictured above).
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Westmoreland FFA at 38th Annual Legislative Breakfast

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In honor of FFA Week, Westmoreland FFA students attended the 38th Annual Legislative Breakfast at the War Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday, February 20th. Pictured (LtoR) are Senior Jeanna Romines, Junior Caleb Raylor, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, Junior Shay Renner, Sophomore Dalton Williams, and Senator Ferrell Haile.

FFA Week

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Portland Students Place in District Speaking Events

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Pictured L-R Alyson Pettit, Anysa Dodson, Mason Bradley, and Ashley Bewley. Ashley placed fourth in Extemporaneous Speaking. Mason placed first in Employment Skills. Anysa placed first in Prepared Speaking, and Alyson placed second in Soil and Water Conservation.

PHS FFA Projects

Beech High School HOSA Students Compete at Regionals

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Congratulations to the following students for placing at the Regional HOSA competition on January 26th at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, TN. These students will advance to state competition in March.

Anna Hutchison- 1st place Sports Medicine

Lexie Botts- 1st place Extemporaneous Writing

Claire Spivey- 1st place Nursing Assistant

Kaila Johnson- 1st place Personal Care

Tresia Jenkins- 2nd place Pharmacology

Elle Rumley, Eric Hall, Brodie Ruffing- 3rd place HOSA Bowl

Emily Hickman- 3rd place Job Seeking Skills

Annalee Baldwin- 3rd place Medical Reading

Kiah Kirby- 3rd place Physical Therapy

Lauren Dickens- 4th place Behavioral and Community Health

Malea Mulyana & Kaylee Bailey- 4th place Forensic Medicine

Alexis Ransom- 5th place Home Health Aid

Gallatin High School HOSA Students

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Gallatin HOSA Winners

Jealousee Kenyon - Physical Therapy

Briana Rickman - 2nd place, Transcultural Health Care

T'yauna Alexander - 5th place, Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking

Zamarii Horton - 3rd place, Medical Career Photography

Thomas Vance - 2nd place, Medical Math

Beech High School FBLA Students Compete at Regionals in Clarksville, TN

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Congratulations to the following students who placed at the FBLA Region 3 Conference and qualified for the state leadership conference:

Daria Safaipour - 1st place - advertising

Braden Carroll- 1st - business calculations

Megan Zurlo- 1st - business Law

George Safaipour - 2nd - economics

Evan Pindrock and Andrew Taylor- 2nd - entrepreneurship

Ayana Boyd- 5th - health care administration

Heaven Howard -1st - intro to business communications

Daniel Schmidt - 4th - intro to FBLA

Isaiah Alvarez - 6th - intro to Financial math

Jason Zurlo - 1st - Intro to information technology

Mason Potter - 3rd - securities and investments

Hendersonville FBLA Students at Regional Leadership Conference

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Hendersonville High School FBLA members competed on Monday, January 29, 2018 at the FBLA Regional Leadership Conference in Clarksville, TN. HHS students walked away with 30 contest placements in a variety of business subjects. Among the highest achievements were Kamali Baskaran (1st place in Cyber Security), Leighanna Martin (1st place in Job Interview), Cory Graham, Alex Moss, and Nathan Pack (1st place in Marketing), Andrew Crockett (2nd place in Advertising), and Maddie Gardner (2nd place in Accounting I). In total, 40 students qualified to compete at the FBLA State Leadership Conference in March. Additionally, 23 students received the Future Level of the Business Achievement Award and were recognized at the Regional Conference.

Skills USA Architectural Drafting Medal Winner Cole Stivers

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Congratulations to Senior Cole Stivers for qualifying to represent Gallatin High School in back to back years at the State SkillsUSA Competition in Architectural Drafting!

PHS Cosmetology Competed in Skills USA

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Placing for state at the Skills USA regiaonals were Brooklynn Smith (Cosmetology), Makenzie McDowell (Esthetics), Kayla Parker (Nail Tech), and Brittany Stringer. Colyn White, Aalyha Lopez, Hannah Jones, Emilee Norris and Haleigh FIsher also participated. Alissa Biggs will be participating in Barbering.

WHHS Students Compete at Regional Skills USA

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WHHS Skills USA participants: Paige Vincent (Prepared Speaking), Emma Watts (1st place Esthetics contest), Darian Chapman (1st place Esthetics model).

White House High School DECA

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White House DECA had a historical day at Districts this year with the most winners advancing to State in the 24 years of the DECA program. 46 DECA members received highest honors at the district and written event competition. Please congratulate these students for an amazing job at setting a new winning record for WHHS.

Riley Anderson, Entrepreneurship Promotion

Kirsten Averette, Learn and Earn

Garret Ball, Start-up Business

Hannah Bone, Marketing Communication, 11th

Emilie Bumbalough, Entrepreneurship Promotion

Mazie Burrow,Travel Team, 6th

Juju Christy, Entrepreneurship Promotion

Keaton Cook, Buying and Merchandising Team, 3rd

Caroline Cox, Hospitality Selling, 1st

Courtney Davis, Hotel Lodging Mgmt, 9th

Carmela DePaz, Learn and Earn

Kamen Dills, Marketing Communication Team, 7th

Hunter Evans, Sports Marketing Promotion

Kate Harvey, Automotive Services, 3rd

Emma Hendricks, Hospitality Team, 3rd

Mallory Humphries, Financial Literacy Promotion

Luke Jenkins. Food Marketing, 9th

Emily Johnson, Financial Team, 4th

Sean Jones, Start-up Business

Sophie Kirby, Fashion Merchandising

McKenna Kraemer, Hospitality Research Development

Kyle Leon, Start-up Business

Miller Lowe, Financial Sales Consultant, 4th

McKenzie Mathies, Fashion Merchandising

Jendiya Mattison, Retail Merchandising, 7th

Gracie Maupin, Start-up Business

Madison McMahon, Hospitality Research Development

Haley Moran, Financial Team, 4th

LeAnna Nesbitt, Fashion Merchandising

Jasmine Paulson, Hospitality Team, 3rd

Amaya Payne, Financial Literacy Promotion

Sid Rowell, Marketing Communication Team, 7th

Alissa Russell, Hospitality Research Development

Chad Sentell, Buying and Merchandising Team, 3rd

Jason Southall, Sports Marketing Promotion

Sydney Strawhacker, Learn and Earn

Corbin Tomes, Start-up Business

Alison Trimmer, Travel Team, 6th

Aubrey Walker, Business Law, 3rd

Taylor Walters, Financial Literacy Promotion

Taylor Whitehurst, Business Law, 3rd

Max Wilson, Start-up Business

Station Camp District Winners Moving on to DECA State

Accounting Applications Series

Ashley McIlvaine – 3rd Place
Stone Bradwell – 5th Place
Sophie Harris – 7th Place

Apparel and Accessories Series

Mikayla Jones – 1st Place

Automotive Services Series

Tanner Carson – 1st Place
Zoe Cantrell – 6th Place

Business Finance Series

Savannah Payne – 2nd Place
Hannah Sutt – 9th Place
Matt Mathiowdis – 11th Place

Business Services Series

Alexander Oldham – 3rd Place
Zack Morgan – 6th Place
Jack Kimmel – 9th Place

Entrepreneurship Series

Andrei Matei – 4th Place
Mason Hull – 11th Place

Hotel and Lodging Series

Brooklyn Rippy – 4th Place
Corin Bischoff – 6th Place
Savannah Dew – 8th Place

Human Resource Mgt. Series

Stephanie Mathers – 2nd Place

Marketing Communication Series

Emma Keich – 5th Place
Sierah Formanek – 7th Place

Quick Serve Restaurant Series

Ryan Baird – 3rd Place
Fernando Erazo – 8th Place

Retail Merchandising Series

Leah Kitchen – 2nd Place
Madison Howe – 3rd Place
Abby Boyte – 5th Place

Sports and Entertainment Series

Mikayla Brawner – 5th Place

Business Law and Ethics Team

Skylar Vandever and Kimberly Wayman – 6th Place

Buying and Merchandising Team

Lawrence Coleman and Rachel Baker – 7th Place

Entrepreneurship Team

Payton Buzako and Mason Murray – 6th Place

Financial Services Team

Jacob Boone and Trey Moore – 7th Place

Hospitality Services Team

Audrey Baird and Kathryn Mouchette – 2nd Place

Travel and Tourism Team

Mya Wirtz and Jalen Wirtz – 5th Place

Principles of Hospitality and Tourism

Paige Roberson – 6th Place

Principles of Marketing

Kaitlyn Moore – 9th Place

Professional Selling-Hospitality and Tourism

Nicole Tamm – 7th Place

Written Events

Business Service Operations – Braxton Anderson, Beto Fonseco, and Taylor Haber

Hospitality and Tourism Operation Research – Maggie Gillespie and Paige Ayers

Sports and Entertainment Operations Research – Sydney Barnett, Dalton Stewart, Bill Mouchette

Entrepreneurship Promotion – Madison Lackey and Nikita Menon

Start-Up Business Plan – Kiersten Kent and Chandler Phelps

SBE- Makenzie Hicks, Zoya Anderson, Kylee Stoner

Gallatin High School DECA

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Gallatin High School DECA students recently competed at the District conference. Over half of those competing qualified for state competition for the Green Wave. These GHS students were DECA winners in our District:

1st Place Accounting: Colton Origer

4th place Apparel and Accessories: Erin George

4th place Principles of Hospitality: Lauren Fisher

5th place Restaurant and Food Service: Katie Martin

In addition to the above, the following GHS students qualified for state competition:

Jacob Alexander, Abby Deglopper, Chelsea Hammock, Hannah Hatley, Lauren Hopkins, Sophie Popen, Shea Stender, Jack Vaughn, Paul Vaughn, and Mackenzie Weaks

PHS DECA at District Conference

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Congratulations to the DECA District competitors who competed at Long Hollow. All of the PHS competitors represented our school so well, and we are so proud of you! The following students placed in their event and qualified for DECA State:

· Justin Cranford placed 11th in Principles of Business Management

· Kurt Metz placed 4th in Principles of Business Management

· Cody Hunter placed 1st in Marketing Communications

· Colin Rogers placed 8th in Business Services Marketing

· Jacob Schuessler placed 7th in Personal Financial Literacy

· John Adkins placed 3rd in Restaurant and Food Service Management

· Quentin Boots placed 8th in Marketing Communications

· Stanley Zhao placed 1st in Restaurant and Food Service Management

· Addison Dorris placed 3rd in Hotel and Lodging

· Emily Rogers placed 2nd in Food Marketing

· Emma Gregory placed 5th in Quick Serve Restaurant Management

· Mackenzi Settles placed 7th in Quick Serve Restaurant Management

· Bethanie Bergman and Presley Cowan placed 3rd in Marketing Management Team Decision Making

· Alanna Herrington placed 2nd in Professional Selling

· Dalton Bandy and Avery Cranford were chosen to attend the DECA State Leadership Academy Workshop. Gretchen McGuire and Jacey Burch were chosen to attend as Voting Delegates. These students also placed as alternates in their competitive categories.

6 competitors qualified to go straight to State for their work on their written events completed during the Honors Marketing 2 class. This is the largest group of PHS DECA students that have ever qualified to attend the State DECA competition.


PHS DECA Students Move on to State

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WHHS Cosmetology Students at TCAT Signing Day

Students from White House High School committed to TCAT Springfield for Cosmetology at National Signing Day. Pictured L to R are Emma Watts, Faith Huffines, Caroline Tate, Paige Vincent, Kayla Alred, Eileine Johnson.

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CTE Day at Portland High School

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#Donate4Brown Blood Drive Scheduled in May

The Sumner County Central Office is sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood Drive in honor of our Deputy Director of Schools, Dr. Jennifer Brown. Information about the blood drive is below. Please visit donate4brown.com to sign up for a donation time.

Date: May 24, 2018
Time: 10:00am-6:00pm
Where: SCS Central Office Gym (695 East Main Street in Gallatin)

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Mr. Moore prepares for the Blood Drive by donating at BHS on Valentine's Day.