Volume 7, Issue 3, February 2023
Sumner County Schools
February is CTE Month
HHS Engineering Makes National Headlines
Engineering students from Hendersonville HS have made national news the past couple of months after creating a 3d-printed hand for a classmate. Taught by Jeff Wilkins, the HHS students have been featured on the CBS Evening News, the Drew Barrymore Show, the Washington Post, People, and News Channel 5, just to name a few. Clips from a couple of the segments can be seen below.
Tennessee students create robotic hand for new classmate: "They changed my life"
CBS News Attending a new school can be a difficult challenge for any student, but fortunately for one 15-year-old in Tennessee, he found a group of innovative students who changed his life. Sergio Peralta started the new school year at Hendersonville High School with a secret - a hand that didn't fully form.
Hendersonville High School students build a prosthetic hand for another student in their engineering class
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) - After a month of designing, 3D-printing and making modifications, a team of high school engineering students in Hendersonville, Tennessee, built a fellow student at their school a prosthetic hand. Engineering teacher Jeff Wilkins noticed sophomore Sergio Peraota using his left hand with his computer mouse at the beginning of the fall 2022 semester.
Station Camp FFA Visits City Hall
Westmoreland is Going Green
HHS FFA Wins BIG
Katelyn Wenzel will represent Hendersonville FFA as a State Finalist in Creed Speaking at the State Convention in March. She placed first at the district, sectionals, and regional levels. Katelyn will be one of only six students in Tennessee to compete at State in this event.
GHS FFA Gives Generously
White House HS STEM
On February 13, WHHS STEM toured and learned about North American Stamping Group in Portland, one of their CTE business partners. This was a great opportunity for their students to learn about jobs and see how what is learned in the classroom can be applied to many aspects of industry.
Beech High School student Bryce Morrow took home the Best in Design award for designing and building an electric vehicle. He won a Chick-fil-A gift card for his efforts!
Hard Work Pays Off for HHS Health Science Students
HHS now has 12 Health Science students who are officially Certified Nursing Assistants! These students worked hard all semester and completed 46 hours at NHC Place-Sumner. All students have worked to take care of patients with various conditions from dementia, strokes, and falls. They did an amazing job of providing great care to these individuals. Congratulations to the following students:
PHS Health Science Using New Technology
To explore the eye, PHS Diagnostic Medicine classes utilized their new Anatomage table and practiced using different types of eye charts to test vision, color blindness, near vision acuity, and contrast sensitivity.
Merrol Hyde Marketing - District Results
Congratulations are in order for all Merrol Hyde Magnet School DECA District Conference
competitors after a great performance. Fifty-one competitors participated in the
Virtual District Career Development Conference in January. Students competed in various
marketing, business, management, and finance categories. This year, students were
placed against all competitors in the state. The following students won first place in their
categories: Caroline LaSuer, Lily Sahihi, and Sophia Zhang. Eleven more students finished in the Top 5 including: Carson Cox, Sally Frank, Cohen Jones, the team of Chandler Baggott and Austin White, Grayson Head, the team of Emma Hozan and Reese Whitley, Mary McIllwain, Alex Linville, and Christian Liwag. All 51 competitors, plus one written event competitor, are advancing to the State Career Development Conference in Chattanooga. Merrol Hyde Magnet School has a total of 52 qualifiers for the Tennessee State Career Development Conference.
WHS Students to Compete at FBLA State Conference
These Westmoreland High School students will be competing in the FBLA State Conference in April.
Front: Alana Bradley, Sage Stidham, Alyssa Graves, Margaret Montgomery
Back: Wyatt Wells, Nate Stevens, Wade Wells, Logan Moore, Luke Carter