Sumner County Schools
Volume 5, Issue 1 - September 2020
2019-20 Year in Review
Even though students were out of the classroom for 25% of the school year, CTE students still earned an impressive number of accomplishments - several of which occurred while students were learning at home during the pandemic:
- 100 credits earned in dual enrollment CTE courses, up from 75 the prior year.
- 63 students earned postsecondary credit by passing a dual credit exam in a CTE course
- 9 students earned a 3 or above on an AP exam aligned to a CTE program of study
451 Industry Certifications earned in 2019-20:
- Autodesk Certified User, AutoCAD - 6
- Certified Clinical Medical Assistant - 5
- Certified EKG Technician - 3
- Certified Nursing Assistant - 23
- Certified Personal Trainer - 2
- Hootsuite - 13
- Microsoft Office Specialist, Excel - 74
- Microsoft Office Specialist, PowerPoint - 112
- Microsoft Office Specialist, Word - 112
- NCCER Core Curriculum - 5
- OSHA-10 - 88
- ServSafe Food Manager - 7
- TSIC Human and Social Sciences - 1
Introducing Our New CTE Teachers
- Carla Gilmore - Agriculture at Beech High School
- Katlynn Smith - Early Childhood Education at Beech High School
- Dave Parker - Machining Technology at Gallatin High School
- Melissa Proctor - Criminal Justice at Gallatin High School
- Penny Thurman - Business at Gallatin High School
- Clark Viniard - Business at Gallatin High School
- Stacey Cornette - Coding at Hendersonville High School
- Jessica Garner - Agriculture at Hendersonville High School
- Erin Sanders - Health Science at Hendersonville High School
- Matthew Ellithorpe - Welding at Portland High School
- Katie Hickman - Agriculture at Portland High School
- Kurt Scheib - Coding at Portland High School
- Sara Ayre - Health Science at Station Camp High School
WHS Construction Project
BHS Students Earn CNA Certification
Despite students having to participate in virtual learning for 9 weeks at the end of last school year, these students continued to work with their Health Science teachers. Congratulations to the following students for obtaining their CNA certification: Jaylen Brown, Faith Burkhardt, Kayce Graham, Sesley Hart, Tavis Imsand, Nahiomy Lopez, Alexis Massie, Kayah Potter, Dajia Ruiz, and Julia Spicer.
WHHS Health Science
Certified Clinical Medical Assistants at WHHS
White House High School had 5 students pass the CCMA certification exam in June to become Certified Clinical Medical Assistants. Pictured L-R: Will Harper, Ellie Wright, Sara Mittag, Joy Baker, and Abbey Lee
In addition, White House High School had 2 students compete in the Virtual HOSA International Leadership Conference in June: Eden Bradley and Alicia Rogers - Healthcare Issues Exam.
GHS Health Science
HHS Health Science
HOSA International Leadership Conference
Two Hendersonville High School students placed in the top ten at the annual HOSA International Leadership Conference. HHS Senior, Allison Henry, placed seventh in medical math; HHS Sophomore, Mallory Thomas, placed seventh in Personal Care. Henry also received Gold Level status, which is the highest honor in the Barbara James Service Award. This award recognizes HOSA members who have a commitment to community service in health. Allison accumulated 197.75 hours of service hours, including work for Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.
2019-2020 Gallatin High School DECA - This was the largest membership for GHS DECA in club history.
GHS DECA dressed to impress for the Award Banquet at DECA State.
GHS DECA was Chattanooga-bound for DECA state competition.
Congratulations to Portland High School's students who competed at the Tennessee DECA State Career Development Conference in Chattanooga, TN from March 4th-7th. PHS DECA made history with a record number of competitors qualifying to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference.
1st Place - 19 students / 11 Categories
Top 3 - 28 students / 16 Categories
Advancing to ICDC - 37 students
Top 10 - 58 students
Congratulations are in order for all Merrol Hyde Magnet School DECA State Conference
competitors after a stunning performance. Sixty-two competitors travelled to
Chattanooga on Wednesday, March 4th, to compete in various marketing, business,
management, and finance categories. The following students won first place in their
categories: Abigail Oaks & Emma Wiley, Emmie Monroe & Elizabeth Caldwell, Thesharia
Fleming & Audrey Lenard, Ava Jones & Mary Grace Rowell, Connor Edwards & Isaac
Stinson, Kendall Audy & Skylar Hudson, Chloe Morgan & Annemarie Radish-Jones, Mac
Mcillwain & Drew Miller, Shelby Hobbs, Jack Condra, and Ivy Adams. Ivy Adams also had
the school’s first “sweep”, taking 1st place in each - Test, Role Play 1, and Role Play 2.
MHMS had a total of thirty-seven advance to the International Career Development
Conference. Also earning their spot to Internationals - Joshua Lynch,Michael Carr & Calli
Cross, the team of Victoria Khouri, Carleigh Smith, and Ashley Voisin, Mary Mcillwain,
Josephine Hozan & Gabby Wakefield, the team of Olivia Johnson, Peyton Mingle, and
Megan White, Seth Whitley, Caroline Lasuer, Caela Rewa, Kaitlyn Murphy & Macy Thomas,
and Madeline Ausderau. Twenty-two more students finished in the Top 10 in the State
(Total of 58 Students), including: Abbie Marshall & Olivia Short, Johann Liwag / Dane
Mcbee / Matthew Sykes, Jake Burton & Jesse Thomas, Blake Butler & Avery Cooper,
Ashlyn Gumm / Andreea Ifrim / Isabella Wakefield, Adam Alvis / Seth Hemingway / Ashvin
Kodali, Joshua Deragon / Connor Flatt / Ethan Hansen, Ava Ballenger, Julia Henneman,
Parker Stokely, and Audrey Savage.
Brooke Cole, Daniel McFarland, Joey Soporowski-4th in the state and advancing to Nationals
Maddie Parchman, Brady Williams, Grayson Westerbeck-7th in the state
Peyton Ford, Caden McQuery-Clippinger, Lilly Ring-8th in the state
Lauryn Ramirez-Top test score in the state for role play.
Station Camp High School State 2020 results
Carter Hamilton - 7th place in Personal Financial Literacy
Colby Hicks - 2nd place in Business Services Marketing Series
Micah Marsasigan - 6th place in Food Marketing Services Series
Maddox Marlin - 1st place in Food Marketing Series
Katie Kirkham - 6th place in Hotel and Lodging Mgt Series
Jeffrey Meyers - 11th place in Hotel and Lodging Mgt. Series
Kirsten Webb - 3rd place in Marketing Communications Services Series
Parker Sutt - 6th place in Restaurant and Food Series
Aiden Waters - 11th place in Retail Merchandising Services Series
Ezekial Cook - 6th place in Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series
Kyler Wise - 8th place in Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series
Mike Denton and Carter Ranthum - 6th place in Business Law and Ethics Team
Krisha Patel and Gavie Ann Smith - 6th place in Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making
Audrey Baird and Kathryn Mouchette - 1st place in Hospitality Services Team Decision Making
Jaiden Buzako and Paige Giese - 2nd place in Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making
Bayleigh Pirtle and Sydney Pulliam - 5th place in Financial Services Team Decision Making
Anthony Curto - 9th place in Hospitality and Tourism
Payton Buzako and Meghan Abbott - 2nd place Community Giving
Nick Valdez, Olivia Blevins, Paige Roberson - 4th place in Sales Project
Hannah Sutt - 2nd place in Innovation Plan
Param Vyas - Top 8 in International Business Plan
Shannon Long and Kaitlyn Moore - Top 8 in Career Development
Bailynn Ballard and Thomas Curlee - Top 8 in Business Services Operations
Abigail Rollins, Brooklyn Rippy, Neeli McEwen - Top 8 in Community Awareness
Zoe Cantrell - 3rd place in Financial Literacy
Madison Howe and Zack Morgan - School Based Enterprise
Eliana Safer - 1st place in Start-Up Business Plan
Collin Smith - 3rd place in Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling
Elizabeth Baltz, Karissa Fitts, Kya Dyer - 3rd place in Integrated Marketing Product
Marguerite Oakey, Stephon Price, Briley Hitt - Top 8 in Integrated Marketing Service
The following students competed at the DECA State Career Development Conference (March 4-7, 2020) and qualified for International Competition:
1st Place Winners
• Briana Jackson, Ravyn Moore, and Kaylee Nelson – Entrepreneurship Innovation Plan
• Faith Boswell, Adam Crick, and Sydney Sandefur - Franchise Business Plan
• Isaac Freeman and Luke Freeman - Business Growth Plan
• Kacey Beier, Jakob Fleksteiners, and Ryan Templeton - International Business Plan
• Mindy Cassada, Jazmin Logan, and Karlee Powell - Integrated Marketing
• Emilie Christian, Kaleb Powell, and Jake Steen - Sports and Entertainment
• Carter Bangert, McKay Campbell, and Lindzey Lopez - Project Management
• Anna Brynn Carneal, Luke Curry, and Emily Ward - Project Management
• Rachel Barnfield, Savannah Ichikawa, and Brooke Sheely - Project Management
• Graham Huffine - Principles of Finance
• Hadley Brown - Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
2nd Place Winners
• Anna Calaforra, Jace McGowan, and Campbell Vaudrey - Independent Business Plan
• Sam Grayson, Emily Maddox, and Carly Spicer - Finance Operations Research
• Cassidy Cothron and Allie Whittinghill - Buying and Merchandising Operations
• Cortney Barnard, Hannah Linn, and John David Moffitt - Project Management
• Sarah Freels, Monroe McCoury, and Maycee Woods - Project Management
3rd Place Winner
• Riley Jaggers - Human Resources Management
4th Place Winners
• Katie Dugger, Jack Hepburn, and Luke Kingsolver - Business Services Operations
Hendersonville FFA, recognized as a TN State Superior Chapter, received the highest honor a chapter can receive from the National FFA organization, a three-star ranking in the National Chapter Awards. The National Chapter Award Program is designed to recognize FFA chapters that emphasize growing leaders, building communities, and strengthening agriculture by providing educational experiences for their entire membership.
The Hendersonville FFA Officer Team held a non-traditional officer retreat at the high school this summer to plan out the year's activities, and were still able to have fun with a different theme everyday.
Lambs made their appearance at PHS for the 18th year. Students learn to show, care, groom, and conduct a feed study during the project.
Jaycee Whitaker Named National Finalist
Jaycee Whitaker of the White House Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter was named the state winner of the Tennessee FFA Power and Technical Systems Division 3 this summer. This is earned after competing against the top individuals from across Tennessee.
The agriscience fair recognizes student researchers studying the application of science principles and emerging technologies in agricultural contexts and enterprises. Participants must conduct a scientific research project pertaining to the agriculture, food, and natural resources industries and present their findings to a panel of judges with a display and report. Students can compete in the agriscience fair in the following categories: animal systems, environmental services/natural resource systems, food products and processing systems, plant systems, power, structural, and technical systems, and social science.
Jaycee wanted to know which solar panel material would be more efficient- crystalline or thin film. After conducting her experiment, she found sufficient evidence to support her hypothesis that crystalline solar panels would be more efficient. Her advisor, Mr. Akridge, noted, “Winning this award this year was particularly challenging since Jaycee had to work around shutdowns and roadblocks this summer due to the pandemic. She worked hard to be named state champion in June and we are very proud that she was named a national finalist this September.” Jaycee will compete at the national level at the National FFA Convention to be held virtually this October.
Mrs. Smith's cosmetology classes have been working on learning the color wheel for mixing hair color.
They are also learning the proper way to give a facial on fellow students in class.
To help learn this skill, they used icing and vanilla wafers to mix colors to create their own color wheels.
SCHS Fashion Design Students Make Masks
Foundations of Fashion classes started out the year learning all of the different sewing tools and parts of a sewing machine.
After sewing practice on paper and fabric swatches, the students cut out a mask pattern and each made two masks.
They had the choice of making one/two for themselves and/or one for someone else after choosing the correct pattern size.
GHS Criminal Justice
GHS Criminal Justice students conducted research on criminal justice careers that included law enforcement, probation, parole, corrections, and security. They created a poster that included information concerning the job description, essential knowledge and skills needed for the career, program or path of study to reach occupational goals, beginning with high school and proceeding through postsecondary and/or military options, licensure and credentialing requirements and non-educational job requirements such as physical fitness tests, minimum age, polygraph and background checks, and psychological evaluations.
GHS Teachers Receive Grants
Dave Parker: The project will add tooling for CNC machines, which will help students become workforce ready as they learn how to operate machines that many local industries use in their facilities.
Scott Pascarella: The grant will help support the Criminal Justice STEM program’s annual spring semester project, which involves four days of on-site criminal investigation of a fictional crime along with a crime scene investigation and one day of a related courtroom trial.