CTE Newsletter

Sumner County Schools

Volume 3, Issue 3, February 2019


On February 8, Sumner County Schools hosted its 5th Annual CTE Day to celebrate progress made in Career and Technical Education (CTE) over the past year. About 35 of the district’s 115 high school CTE teachers were invited to attend, along with school administrators, business and industry partners, School Board members, local Chamber of Commerce Directors, and personnel from local postsecondary institutions. Food for CTE Day was catered by the Culinary Arts program at Gallatin High School, with the students not only cooking the food, but also attending CTE Day to serve the food as well.

CTE Day boasts a variety of speakers that discuss the state of CTE in Sumner County and the outlook of CTE in our geographic area. Speakers for this year’s event included Dr. Del Phillips, Director of Schools; Chase Moore, CTE Coordinator; Angela McChesney from the Portland campus of TCAT-Nashville; Kevin Harrison with TCAT-Hartsville; and a keynote address from Deana Ivey, Executive VP and Chief Marketing Officer for the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation. CTE Day also had two high school seniors share their experiences with CTE and the impact it has had on their educational careers – Emily Hickman, HOSA President at Beech High School, and Bill Mouchette, DECA President at Station Camp High School.

We were also honored this year to have newly-elected Governor Bill Lee join us during lunch to speak about the importance of CTE and discuss some of the legislative initiatives he plans to announce to improve CTE in our state. During his address, Governor Lee stated that he would like to see high schools throughout the state “look a lot more like Sumner County high schools.” Governor Lee also spoke about the unique relationship in Sumner County between the private sector, community leaders, and the education system, all of whom were represented at CTE Day, and how he would like to see that replicated across the state.

Please visit the Sumner County Schools Facebook page to see additional photos and a video of the event.

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Portland Mayor Declares February CTE Month in Portland

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Portland Mayor Mike Callis declares February CTE Month in Portland. Pictured: Liz Aulds, FBLA, Savannah Hand, FCCLA, Jalen Everette, HOSA, Mayor Mike Callis, MacKenzie McDowell, Skills USA, Addison Dorris, DECA, and Mason Bradley, FFA
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Mason Bradley, FFA President and a National Merit FInalist, with Mayor Mike Callis holding the declaration.

Corsages and Boutonnieres for Tim Tebow's Night to Shine

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Station Camp Middle School Ag Science students made 125 corsages and boutonnieres for Tim Tebow's Night to Shine event that was held in Gallatin on February 2.

HOSA Regionals - January 18 at Vol State Community College

White House High School HOSA

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White House HS HOSA

Haley Moran placed 4th in Extemporaneous Writing

Lauren Myers placed 1st in Clinical Nursing

Alicia Tidwell and Savannah Corbitt placed 4th in CERT skills

Addison Repolge placed 3rd in Home Health Aide

Gabby Lehmkhule placed 1st in Physical Therapy

Hendersonville High School HOSA

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Hendersonville HS HOSA

Competition winners include Abbie Parsons, Clinical Nursing, 4th place; Allison Henry, Medical Math, 2nd place; Hannah Morgan, Dental Science, 5th place; Krystin Taylor, Life Support Skills, 5th place.

Portland High School HOSA

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Top to bottom: Michaela Evetts, Madison Craig, Victoria McCullough, Brianna Craig, Trista Graham, Maddy Holt, Jalen Everett, Brianna Czuba, Gabby Ellis, and Jaylen Presley.

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PHS HOSA students that attended Upper Middle Tennessee HOSA Regional Conference. From left to right: Michaela Evetts, Lauren Holloway, Emily Binion, Jalen Everett, Maddy Holt, Josh Turpin, Kyleigh Wampler, Tianna Hall, Brianna Czuba, Jaylen Presley, Victoria McCullough, Tatyana Torres, Gabby Ellis, Brianna Craig, Madison Craig, and Trista Graham. Not pictured: Haven Caldwell

Gallatin High School HOSA

Gallatin HS HOSA competition winners

1st Pathophysiology - Jesse Mendiola

1st Extemporaneous Health Poster - Ashley Laguna

1st Quiz Bowl - Brooklynn White, Thomas Vance, Rolando Rangel and Brian Perez

2nd Interviewing Skills - Judyann Sims

3rd Transcultural Health Care - Johana Campos,

4th Job Seeking Skills - Cailyn Alexander

Beech High School HOSA

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3rd place Medical Reading – Riley Dienna

5th Place Dental Terminology- Salemi Ramon

4th Place Behavioral Health- Taylor White

4th Place Pathophysiology- Malea Mulyana

3rd Place Biomedical Laboratory Science – Eric Hall

5th place Nursing Assisting- Eliiot Szymanski

5th place Physical Therapy- Kiah Kirby

3rd Place Epidemiology Connor Landry

4th Place Life Support Skills- Abbey Brugman

2nd Place Extemporaneous Writing- Lexi Botts

4th place Public Health- Isabella Jones and Marisa Ellis

2nd Place Job seeking Skills- Emily Hickman

4th Place Health Education- Lauryn Jones, Emma Kirkpatrick, Ellen Ridgill and Alexis Bullion

2nd Place Parliamentary Procedure- Alexis Hertz, Kyra Miller, Kaitlyn Callis, Ayana Boyd and Alicia Tremaine

2nd Place Forensic Medicine- Payden Miller and Heidi Hall

1st Place Creative Problem Solving- Jill Fuqua, Alison Stewart, Kayla Farfan and Giselle Andrade

1st Place Community Awareness- Alexis Massie, Kayce Graham and Kayla Neal

PHS CNA Students' First Day of Clinicals

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Portland CNA class on the first day or their clinicals. From left to right: Victoria McCullough, Miracle Anderson, Savannah Searcy, Kallie Judkins, Alison Baughman, Jada Jenkins, Kiera Curry, Allison Richmond, Legacy Major, and Zoie High.

FBLA Regional Conference - January 28 in Clarksville, TN

White House High School FBLA

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WHHS FBLA Regional results:

Accounting I - Grace Maupin 2nd place, Rachel Alley 3rd place, Ellie Combs 5th place

Business Communications - Laura Jones, Olivia Talley 4th place, Allison Ly 6th place

Introduction to Business - Kathleen Pierson 7th place

Introduction to Business Communication - Autumn Simmons 7th place

Introduction to Business Procedures - Hannah Smith 1st place, Taylor Stinson 4th place

Introduction to Information Technology - Emma Myers, Chase Singleton 6th place, Rachael Sircey 7th place

Management Decision Making - Ring and Ledbetter 4th place

Organizational Leadership - Delaney Lang 3rd place, Hannah Potts 1st place

Personal Finance - Elllie Wright, Haley Wherry 2nd place, Jason Southall 7th place, Sara Mittag 7th place

Hendersonville High School FBLA

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Hendersonville High School FBLA members competed on Monday, January 28, 2019 at the FBLA Regional Leadership Conference in Clarksville, TN. HHS students walked away with 14 contest placements in a variety of business subjects. Among the highest achievements were Maddie Gardner 1st place in Accounting II, Jaimy Holle 2nd place in Advertising, Kevin Bourk 2nd place in Management Decision Making, Andrew Crockett 2nd place in Marketing, and Will Moss, Houston Loper, and Landon Word 2nd place in Sports and Entertainment Management. These students have qualified to compete at the FBLA State Leadership Conference in March.

Beech High School FBLA

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Regional Conference Winners:

Heaven Howard, 1st, Accounting I

Sarah Freels, 3rd, Advertising

Ellen Henderson, 1st, Business Law

Jason Zurlo, 1st, Computer Problem Solving

Evan/Sam Pindrock, 1st, Entrepreneurship

Ayana Boyd, 4th, Computer Applications

Kaley Johannesen, 6th, intro to FBLA

Breonna Boyd, 1st, Intro to Public Speaking

Daniel Schmidt, 1st, Political Science

Chandler Woo, 5th, Political Science

Station Camp High School FBLA

Regional Conference Winners:

Anthony Khine- 1st Place Intro to Business

Nihal Patel- 2nd Place in Economics

Chris Richardson- 3rd Place in Intro to FBLA

Eli Whitaker- 1st Place in Business Calculations

Dylan Murrphy- 4th Place in Political Science

GHS Students Earn Microsoft Specialist Certification

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Students from Lynda Love’s Advanced Computer Apps class at GHS recently received Microsoft Office Specialist certifications, which will greatly increase their hiring and earning potential after graduation.

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Andrit Sulejmani, Spencer Briggs, Lauren Hopkins, Jace Campbell, Preslie Anderson, and Logan Gilbreath

PHS Cosmetology Students at Skills USA Competition

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BHS Cosmetology - Three students qualify for Skills USA State Conference

Remy Pelham - Nails
Corie Brake - Hair
Lexy Swager - Job Skills Demonstration

WH Cosmetology Offers Free Haircuts to WH Police Department

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PHS Student MacKenzie McDowell Clocks 1500 Hours in Cosmetology

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Beech FCCLA Students Implement New Recycling Program

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Four students at Beech High School have implemented a new recycling program this year for a community project through their local FCCLA (Family, Community, and Career Leaders of America) chapter. They have included the high school and Beech Elementary School. These students are: Brooke Sheely, Keleigh Willis, Savannah Ichikawa, and Zoie Rosenburg. They all believe that taking care of the Earth and what we have been given is very important. Recycling is a simple and effective way to start making a difference. These girls are starting out small and only accepting paper but they are hoping to grow it each year and accept more items. Creating awareness and being ambassadors for the Earth's condition is what these girls are doing, one paper at a time!

Hendersonville High School FCCLA

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HHS FCCLA went caroling at Brookdale Assisted Living in December and delivered hand made Christmas Cards to the residents.

Gallatin High School FCCLA Region Winners

Jenna Porter - Career Investigation - Silver
Isabella Gamache & Abigail Spray - Illustrated Talk (Jr. Level) - Silver
LaMyiah Mintlow, Shakari Sawyers & Zykerria Adams - Illustrated Talk (Sr. Level) - Bronze
Summer Kelsey & Rachel Broaderick - Life Event Planning - Gold

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Gallatin High School’s FCCLA recently sponsored two events. Members worked on Hopesgiving - celebrating foster families in Sumner County. They

were provided a meal, gift bags and door prizes. They also collected 125 donations of stuffed animals for children that were in the hospital during the holidays.

Gallatin High School's FCCLA chapter holds Prom Fashion Show

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GHS Criminal Justice students have been working diligently to reduce motor vehicle injuries and fatalities by increasing seat belt usage and distracted driving prevention amongst teen drivers. They have conducted an on-campus seat belt inspection, created and distributed awareness flyers, and have developed a presentation that has been given to over 300 GHS students so far. Banners and metal signs were also placed inside the school as well as within the parking lot to bring awareness. They have created an Instagram page so their fellow students can post pictures of them wearing their seatbelt. They will continue their campaign and will be able to determine if their efforts resulted in increased seatbelt use through an end of the year unannounced inspection and survey. #buckleupgreenwave

Portland High School Criminal Justice

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Criminal Justice students at Portland High School participated in a Felony Car Stop workshop in coordination with the Sumner County Sheriff's department.


GHS FFA District Speaking Contest Results

Employment Skills: Travis Vaske 3rd place

Creed Speaking: Eylanna Street 4th place

Prepared Speaking; Bayleigh Kennedy 3rd place

Extemporaneous Speaking: Layla Faulk 4th place


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During the Fall semester, the following HHS Ag students passed the Leadership Dual Credit Exam and have earned 3 hours college credit for ABAS 1302-Leadership: Introduction to Agricultural Leadership at Middle Tennessee State University:Addison Alexander, Patrick Finlin, Julianna Gibson, Kelly Kozlowski, Alexander Krneta, Tyler Morris and Megan Pearl.


DECA Newsletters

Some DECA chapters publish their own newsletters. Below are links to see what is happening with these chapters:

Portland High School https://www.smore.com/75s4f-phs-deca-newsletter?ref=email

Station Camp High School https://www.smore.com/nh2ea-station-camp-deca-newsletter?ref=email-content#w-3878436343

SCHS DECA District Results

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Station Camp High School District Results

Based on District Test Scores the following students will be advancing to State Competition:

Delanie Porter-Apparel and Accessories Marketing Series-7th Place

Maddox Marlin-Automotive Services Marketing Series-4th Place

Luke Busch-Automotive Services Marketing Series-9th Place

Jaiden Buzako/Ryan Oden-Business Law and Ethics Team Decision-4th Place

Alex Haug-Business Services Marketing Series-3rd Place

Alexander Oldham-Business Services Marketing Series-4th Place

Jack Calvert-Business Services Marketing Series-8th Place

Elizabeth Baltz/Paige Giese-Buying and Merchandising Team Decision-7th Place

Mike Denton-Entrepreneurship Series-5th Place

Jeffery Meyers-Hotel and Lodging Management Series-5th Place

Eliana Safer-Human Resources Management Series-1st Place

Emma Keich-Marketing Communications Series-5th Place

Andrei Matei-Personal Financial Literacy-3rd Place

Meghan Abbott-Principles of Finance-3rd Place

Aiden Waters-Principles of Hospitality and Tourism-11th place

Kirsten Webb-Principles of Marketing-4th Place

Haley Durrett-Principles of Marketing-8th Place

Danielle Oliveras-Principles of Marketing-11th Place

Stone Bardwell-Quick Service Restaurant Management Series-9th Place

Dalton Fussel-Restaurant and Food Service Management Series-11th place

Ezekial Cook-Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series-5th Place

Thomas Curlee-Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series-6th place

Katie Kirkham/Paige Roberson-Sports and Entertainment Team Decision-2nd Place

The following students placed 1st or 2nd alternates and will be called up if any student drops out:

Bailynn Ballard-Apparel and Accessories Marketing Series-1st Alternate

Dominik Gillespie-Business Finance Series-2nd Alternate

Aerabella Boyd and Eyssabella Boyd-Financial Services Team Decision-1st Alternate

Micah Marasigan-Food Marketing Series-1st Alternate

Olivia Blevins/Nicholas Valdez-Travel and Tourism Marketing Team Decision-1st Alternate

Sterling Ferrell/Parker Sutt-Entrepreneurship Team Decision-2nd Alternate

PHS DECA Heating it up with District Winners

The weather may be extremely cold, but PHS DECA is coming in hot with the most winners at a District competition in school history. TN DECA District 3 competition was supposed to be held on Tuesday, January 29th with over 800 students competing from the Northern Middle TN area. Due to the potential for inclement weather, the competition was cancelled late on Monday evening, and the students qualified for the State competition based on their test scores. We are proud to announce this is the highest average of PHS DECA test scores for a competition in school history, and this will be the largest group of competitors PHS DECA has ever taken to State.The following list of students qualified based on their test scores to compete at the DECA state competition in Chattanooga in March:

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Merrol Hyde Magnet School DECA District Results

Merrol Hyde Magnet School

DECA Districts Results - January 29, 2019

35 out of 39 Competitors Advance to the State Conference, - 14 1st Place Winners (21 competitors total)

- 8 Top 5 Winners (9 competitors total)

Julia Henneman Apparel and Accessories 8th

Haley Lewis/Caroline Riley BLTDM 1st

Spencer Davidson/Gracie Gumm BMTDM 1st

Kendall Frisbee Entrepreneurship Series 1st

Josephine Hozan/Gabrielle Wakefield Ent. TDM 1st

Jack Condra Financial Consulting 5th

Abbey Miller/ Grace Riley Fin Services TDM 1st

Calli Cross Food Mktg 5th

Joshua Lynch Hosp/Tour Prof Selling 1st

Michael Carr/Alexis McIntyre Hosp Services TDM 2nd

Davis Kendrick Hotel & Lodging 1st

Natalie Betterton Hotel & Lodging 8th

Kaitlyn Murphy Human Resources Mgmt 2nd

Chloe Morgan/Annemarie Jones Mktg. Mgmt TDM 1st

Sriman Narain Personal Financial Literacy 1st

Parker Stokely Personal Financial Literacy 7th

Ivy Adams Princ of Bus Mgmt & Admin 1st

Connor Edwards Princ of Finance 1st

Audrey Savage Princ of Hosp/Tourism 2nd

Shelby Hobbs Prof Selling 3rd

Sloan Simerka Rest/Food Service Mgmt 8th

Maddy Ausderau Retail Merchandising Sales 1st

Dominque Dy Retail Merchandising Sales 2nd

Caela Rewa Sports & Entertainment 4th

Mac Mcillwain Sports & Entertainment 8th

Drew Miller/Isaac Stinson Sports & Ent TDM 1st

Claire Flatt/Ellie Kastner Travel/Tourism TDM 1st

HHS DECA Students Advance to State

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Jackson Alford – Business Law and Ethics Team

Carley Almaraz – Marketing Communications

Sydney Archer – Principles of Hospitality and Tourism

Josh Bahn – Marketing Management Team

Brooke Bryant – Business Finance

Emory Creager – Business Law and Ethics Team

Andrew Crockett – Human Resources Management

Ben Dorr – Principles of Business Management and Administration

Madeline Easter - Hotel and Lodging Management

Kylie Evans – Financial Services Consulting Team

Bella Fetzer – Quick Serve Restaurant

Madeline Frost – Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling

Maddie Gardner – Buying and Merchandising Team

Annsley Hubbard – Human Resources Management

Jacob Kieser – Marketing Management Team

Katie Lee – Marketing Communications

Bella Lodge - Hospitality Services Team

Clay Marlin – Entrepreneurship

McKenzie Matheson – Financial Services Consulting Team

Julie Mabrey – Principles of Hospitalty and Tourism

Emma McDaniel – Business Finance

Hayden Mullins – Sports and Entertainment Team

Ella Muncy - Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Abby Myers – Business Services Marketing

Jenna Palermo – Principles of Marketing

Katie Rathert – Apparel and Accessories

Rachel Taylor – Hospitality Services Team

Trevor Throneberry – Principles of Business Management and Administration

Andrew Waters – Sports and Entertainment Team

Rianna Waters – Buying and Merchandising Team

Ashley Whobrey – Principles of Marketing

Landon Word – Automotive Services Marketing

Eryn Wright – Business Services Marketing

SCHS National Technical Honor Society

Station Camp High School inducted 10 CTE students into the National Technical Honors Society. Congratulations to the following students.

Audrey Baird

Isabelle Byrd

Zoe Cantrell

Casey Jansch

Morgan Keaton

Sam Kohl

Kenya Martinez

Jamie Sarmiento

Preston Webb

Elijah Whitaker

HHS Engineering Students Build Classroom Tables

Students in Mr. Wilkins' Introduction to Engineering Design class designed, 3D modeled and constructed new work tables to facilitate the new Engineering Program at HHS. Team leader was Bowen Zhou, a senior at HHS who is planning on majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

HHS Robotics Team

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The Codemandos had a team compete at White House High School in the VEX Robotics Tournament, Turning Point. The team made up of Marcus Dumitrescu and Kelsey Miller finished in the 4th place alliance on Saturday. There were 18 teams and they had a great showing for our first ever robotics competition. Great job team!