SWHS Youth Career Connect
April 2017 Newsletter
- Freshmen engineering students in Kristen Montgomery's class took a field trip to BAS in Lexington on April 19.
- The YCC students participating in the BAS engineering internship/competition finished their final project which required a Rube Goldberg machine be created to save Fanny, the company mascot, from a hypothetical precarious situation. The group, accompanied by Stacey Murphy, traveled to the University of Kentucky on April 15 to compete with other participating schools.
- Congratulations to the SWHS students who were accepted to the Governor's Scholar Program recently. Among these are YCC students Gretchen Hines, Emily Johnson, and Marlee Yow.
- SWHS biomedical students had the opportunity to watch the Pulse of Surgery event on April 19. Thanks to biomedical teacher Tara Phelps for helping to coordinate this learning activity.
- The SWHS Career Fair was held April 21. Local businesses and organizations set up booths that students could visit to learn about potential careers and the educational requirements needed. We greatly appreciate the thirty different businesses/organizations who participated.
SCC Technical Programs
Staff from Somerset Community College spoke with high school students about available technical degree programs. Such programs include engineering, biomedical, and computer science related fields.
Stephen Warren, Trey Campbell, and Crystal Davis are shown working on their engineering project for BAS. While the SWHS group did not win their division, members did learn about teamwork, planning, and executing a design.
Learning Biomedical Concepts and Having Fun
Junior Gretchen Hines is shown working on an assignment for Tim Bower's Human Body Systems class. All students in the class were deeply engaged in the learning activity that utilized modeling clay to form parts for the skeleton.
SCC Technical Programs
- May 1-12: AP, On-Demand Writing, and EOC Testing
- Tuesday, May 2: Awards Day Program for Grades 9, 10, and 11
- Friday, May 5: Deadline for June ACT Signup
- Monday, May 15: Senior Awards Day Program
- Wednesday, May 17: Underclassmen Final Exams for Periods 2,4
- Thursday, May 18: Underclassmen Final Exams for Periods 1,3,5 and Last Day for Students
- Friday, May 19: SWHS Graduation
YCC Student Spotlight
Senior Thomas Poynter is the SWHS representative for YCC April Student Spotlight. Thomas has taken Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, and Civil Engineering and Architecture. He has been a member of the Robotics Team for three years. In addition, Thomas has taken AP courses such as Physics and Calculus and dual-credit English. Thomas is a very hard worker at school and also at Wendy's where he is employed.
When asked what he has liked most about the YCC program, Thomas replied, "I enjoyed the challenge and the friends I made in the program." Thomas was one of five student mentored by employer representative Malyssa Collins and teacher Betty Resor this school year. He worked on developing a resume and other soft skills to help him pursue post-secondary success.
Recently, Thomas was selected for the KY FAME program. He will be able to take coursework through Somerset Community College and obtain an industrial maintenance degree, while also working for TTAI. Thomas will be the first in his family to attend college, so he is very excited for this opportunity. We know that he can achieve this goal and wish him all the best as he graduates and begins a new chapter.