CTE Newsletter

Sumner County Schools

Volume 4, Issue 3 - February 2020

In this Issue

Competition results from HOSA, FCCLA, DECA, and FBLA

Agriculture updates from GHS, WHS, and PHS

CTE programs covered in local papers

See the new 2020-21 CTE Career Pathways Guide

January GEAR Meeting

Chase Moore, Supervisor of CTE and STEM, spoke at the Gallatin Economic Development Agency's GEAR Luncheon in January to discuss potential ways for business/industry to partner with high school CTE programs. A video from the luncheon can be seen below.
Gallatin Expansion & Retention Meeting: Career & Technical Education
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PHS HOSA performed very well at the Regional Conference at Vol State in January! Michaela Evetts placed 2nd in Vet. Science, Brianna Czuba and Gabby Ellis placed 3rd in EMT, Bailei Wilber placed 5th in Health Career Photography, Trista Graham, Madison Craig, Paige Craig, and Hannah Cecil placed 1st in Health Education, and Haven Caldwell placed 2nd in Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking.


BHS HOSA Winners moving on to the State Conference:

5th- Pathophysiology- Derek Steen

4th – Clinical Nursing- Ella Paligo

3rd- CPR and First Aid – Isabella Jones and Marisa Ellis

3rd- Sports Medicine – Luke Herren

3rd- Nursing Assisting- Elliot Szymanski

2nd- Creative Problem Solving: Elle McDaniel, Heidi Hall, Alison Stewart and Giselle Andrade

2nd- Medical Reading- Taylor Dalton

2nd- Biomedical Laboratory Science- Audriella Henderson

2nd- Biomedical Debate- Landon Lowe, Nick Atkins and Alicia Tremaine

2nd- Public Health- Karrina Roeder, Kaitlyn Blake, Will Cothern and Chloe Hall

1st –Community Awareness- Kayla Neal, Ashley Moradel, Kyndal Wilbanks and Emily Chumley

1st- Epidemiology- Connor Landry

1st- Physical Therapy- Riley Dienna

1st- Home Health Aide- Julia Spicer


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Congratulations to the following WHHS HOSA students who placed in the top 5 at Regionals to advance to the State competition:

-Ashleigh Spurlock, Katlelyn Stanfield , and Ally-Grace Sloan placed 1st in Creative Problem Solving

-Kameron Dinkins placed 2nd in Epidemiology

-Sara Mittag and Ellie Wright placed 2nd in EMT

-Gillian McCombs placed 2nd in Personal Care

-Holly Vanderpool placed 4th in Biomedical Lab

-Abbey Lee placed 5th in Medical Terminology

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Beech High School FCCLA had 18 students at the district competition qualify for the State competition. These students competed in 10 different event categories.


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Hendersonville High School's four officers: Disha Patel, Kelci Wilks, Anita Boyer, and Sydney Roeper, all placed in the top category (focus on children and interior design) for their projects and advanced to the State Conference.


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WHS FCCLA student, Shealyn Campbell, placed 2nd in Repurpose Redesign at District STAR Events level 1 at Vol State on January 24.
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Lilly Owen and Emma Groenke placed 2nd in Community Service Project Display Level 2 at FCCLA STAR Events on January 24 at Vol State.

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Results for WHHS DECA students:

Kate Harvey and Lauren Bearry-4th in Financial Services Team Decision Making

Ava Anderson and Courtney Grubbs-5th in Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making

Tyson Wilson and Steven Ball-1st in Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team Decision Making

Lauryn Ramirez-6th in Principles of Marketing

Kathleen Pierson-9th in Marketing Communications Series


Students from Merrol Hyde Magnet competed in 11 categories: 15 students took first place and 21 students finished in the top 3 . MHMS had 32 total competitors and 31 advanced to the State Conference in Chattanooga.

Ivy Adams, Automotive Services Marketing Series- 1st

Madeline Ausderau, Retail Merchandising Series- 1st

Ava Ballenger, Apparel & Accessories Marketing- 5th

Natalie Betterton, Hotel & Lodging Management Series- 8th

Michael Carr & Calli Cross, Hospitality Services Team Decision Making- 3rd

Connor Edwards & Isaac Stinson, Financial Services Team Decision Making- 1st

Mishael Ehijene, Principles of Business Management & Admin- 7th

Thesharia Fleming & Audrey Lenard, Business Law & Ethics TDM- 1st

Sienna Harland, Food Marketing Series- 2nd

Julia Henneman, Apparel & Accessories Marketing Series- 1st

Josephine Hozan & Gabby Wakefield, Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making- 4th

Ava Jones & Mary Grace Rowell, Buying & Merchandising TDM- 3rd

Caroline LaSuer, Principles of Marketing- 5th

Mac Mcillwain & Drew Miller, Sports & Entertainment TDM- 4th

Mary Mcillwain, Automotive Services Marketing Series- 3rd

Chloe Morgan & Annemarie Jones, Marketing Management TDM- 1st

Kaitlyn Murphy & Macy Thomas, Travel & Tourism TDM- 1st

Kaelynn Pinkley, Principles of Business Management & Admin- 4th

Caela Rewa, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Series- 1st

Audrey Savage, Hotel & Lodging Management Series- 1st

Parker Stokely, Marketing Communications Series- 1st

Michael Sullivan, Business Services Marketing Series- 10th

Seth Whitley, Principles of Hospitality & Tourism- 1st


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Congratulations to all of the Gallatin High School DECA District Competitors! They worked very hard to earn their spot at DECA State in March. With the winners from District and written events, there are 32 students from Gallatin High School Marketing competing at State DECA in Chattanooga. This is the largest group Gallatin HS has had to qualify for State.

The following earned a spot at DECA District to compete at State:

Rosalia Rausch - Accounting

Ethan Mathews - Business Finance

Lilly DeGlopper - Principles of Hospitality

Emma Donley - Entrepreneurship Series

Nyahoth Kuoth - Retail Merchandising

Avery Bradley and Jacora Pervatt - Travel and Tourism

Lauren Fisher and Kayli Lucas - Hospitality and Tourism

Thinyin Rambang and Sadie Templeton - Marketing Management

Connor Hedden - Automotive Series

Danielle Dunn - Principles of Business Management

Zachary Holt - Hotel and Lodging Series

Andrit Sulejmani - Retail Merchandising

Fabian Lopez - Sports and Entertainment Series

Jarley Granados - Food Marketing

These students have completed Written Events to compete at DECA State:

Chelsea Hammock, Abby DeGlopper, Paul Vaughn - Community Giving Campaign

Abigail Gornicki and Kyla Donley - Community Awareness

Hannah Howell - Integrated Marketing Campaign

Bristol Green, Britney Bushey, Allee Burch - Integrated Marketing Campaign

Lauren Hopkins, Erin Carver, Martyna Ayala - Start-up Business

Atdhair Granados, Alivia Davis, and Nikki McCartan chosen for Leadership Institute


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SCHS FBLA had 8 students attend FBLA's Regional Leadership Conference and had 7 students advance to the State Leadership Conference:

Bodie Anderson- 3rd, Intro to Business

Reagan Bratton- 4th, Accounting I

Chris Richardson- 5th, Personal Finance

Noah Jeter- 6th, Intro to Financial Math

Josh Reyes and Ethan Hill- 5th, Sports and Entertainment Management

Sara Kamar- 1st, Public Speaking

SCHS FBLA also earned the Bronze Membership Campaign Award.

Sara Kamar will be the Region 3 President for the 2020-2021 School Year!


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BHS FBLA State qualifiers:

Business Calculations: Andrew Ni-6th; Antony Ni-4th; Ellen Henderson-3rd

Business Communications: Heaven Howard-3rd

Computer Problem Solving: Alex Hronek-1st

Health Care Administration: Sydney Bell-3rd

Intro to Information Technology: Coby Smith-1st

Job Interview: Sam Pindrock-5th

Journalism: Katie Mullins-2nd

Political Science: Isaiah Alvarez-3rd

Sports and Entertainment Management: James Castro/Kaden White-7th; Nolan Corbin/Zach Lalumondier-4th


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Congratulations to FBLA Region 3 winners from WHS (pictured): Brooke King, Rhealee Huffines, Nik Ennis, Mary Law, Alexis Harvey, and Emmitt Adcock


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Portland High School FBLA competed at Region 3 during the FBLA Regional Conference in Clarksville, TN, on January 27. Portland HS had 18 student competitors and came home with 13 winners. PHS also received the Silver Award for Membership. The following winners will advance to the State Conference in Chattanooga to take on competitors from across the state of Tennessee. Back Row L/R: Brandon Martin 1st Place Insurance and Risk Management, Abhi Purohit 2nd Place Securities and Investments, Kerry Pruett 1st Place Impromtu Speaking, Josh Anderson 6th Place Sports & Entertainment Management, Jonathan Inderjit 6th Place Health Care Administration, Mason Spurling 6th Place Advertising, Sarah Biggs 5th Place Word Processing. Front Row L/R: Alexus Hammock 3rd Place Introduction to Public Speaking, Eliana Suarez 6th Place Personal Finance, Madisyn Roberson 4th Place Word Processing, Faith Keith 5th Place Health Care Administration, Raegan Hardin 2nd Place Agribusiness, and Not Pictured Evan Freeman 5th Place Advertising.


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Congratulations to FBLA Region 3 Winners from WHHS: 1st place winners Hannah Potts (Organizational Leadership) and Chase Singleton (Intro to Parliamentary Procedure)! More winners include Ellie Combs, Allison Ly, Racheal Sircey, Laura Jones, Sara Mittag, Olivia Talley, Ellie Wright, and Katlyn Stevenson. All have qualified for the FBLA State Conference!

Portland HS CNA Students

Agriculture Programs


GHS Greenhouse Management has plants growing in the greenhouse for its April Greenhouse Sale. Plants have germinated and they have planted the following: 10 variety of tomatoes, 5 varieties of peppers, Geraniums, Begonias, Zucchini, Chamomile, Cactus, Zinnias, Marigolds, and more!

Agriscience classes at GHS are helping once again with the hanging floral baskets for the city of Gallatin with the help of Sumner County Extension.

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Bayleigh Kennedy placed 2nd at District for Prepared Public Speaking which earned her a place at Northern Sectionals where she placed 9th. Aidan Brock placed 6th in Creed Speaking at district.
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The GHS FFA Marketing Team placed second in Middle Tennessee and will be headed to State Convention in March.


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Westmoreland HS Ag Students attended the TTU Block and Bridle Judging Clinic in Cookeville on Thursday, Feb. 6. Pictured L-R: Trinity Norman, Cameron Brasel, Alexis Taylor, Keri Pruitt, and Clay Cothron.


CTE In the News...

BHS Electric Vehicle Design Challenge

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Beech High School Sophomore Elena Cortes and Junior Kim Roundy recently competed Mr. Bertram's EV (electric vehicle) design challenge and won overall design and distance. Their car traveled a distance of 84 feet.

GHS Criminal Justice Students Compete

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On Friday, February 14, ten students from the Gallatin High School Criminal Justice Club participated in a Criminal Justice competition at Volunteer State Community College. Schools from Davidson County were also present, where everyone competed in ten different categories. This included CSI, DUI, Appellate Court Argument, Trivia, Firearms Simulator, Job Interview, Radio Traffic, Domestic, Traffic Stops, and Felony Traffic Stops.

GHS Criminal Justice Club students finished the competition 1st overall. They placed 1st in the following categories: Trivia, Job Interview, CSI, Traffic Stop, and Radio Communication. They also placed second in DUI, Domestic, Simulator and Felony Traffic Stops.

2020-21 CTE Career Pathways Guide

The 2020-21 CTE Career Pathways Guide is now available and is linked below. It includes all of the CTE programs of study offered in Sumner County high schools, along with potential degrees and careers/salaries associated with each program.