CTE Newsletter

Sumner County Schools

Volume 3, Issue 4, May 2019

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FCCLA State Officer Caitlin Foster

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SCHS Leadership Team member and FCCLA State Officer Caitlin Foster is on the cover of the FCCLA publication, Teen Times, Mar/April edition. Caitlin is driven, outgoing, kind and compassionate, and possesses all the qualities of a great leader.


HHS FCCLA Give Back to the Community

Hendersonville FCCLA members gave back to the community on Wednesday, April 24 as they interacted with the students who stay at Nannie Berry Elementary for Berry Patch. The FCCLA members played basketball, velcro ball, blew bubbles and played on the playground. Students from both schools benefited from building relationships with each other and it showed the elementary students that WE CARE about them.

SCHS State Conference

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Station Camp FCCLA competed at STAR Events at the 2019 State Leadership Conference in March. Students brought home 3 Bronze, 1 Silver and 1 Gold medal. The Gold was second place and qualified to attend Nationals in Anaheim this summer.

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Beech High School FCCLA State Leadership Conference

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Lexi Ellis, Olivia Pearl, and Makinsey Richter-1st place at the State level in Advocacy

Abby Elliott, Deah Rama, and Dajia Ruiz-1st place in Chapter Service Project

Savannah Ichikawa, Brooke Sheely, and Keleigh Willis-3rd place in Enviromental Ambassadors

Jessica Freeman-4th place in Focus on Children Junior Category

Zoie Rosenburg-3rd place in Focus on Children

Michelle Chen and Bristol Hickey-1st place in Illustrated Talk Occupational Category

Kaitlyn Callis and Alexis Hertz-3rd place in Illustrated Talk Senior Category

Abbi Kent-1st place in Interpersonal Communications

Tierra Linder and Blaire Mundy-1st place in Life Event Planning

Kadence Riggs and Hadleigh Shaw-1st place in National Programs in Action

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Congratulations Vice President!

Congratulations to PHS DECA member Addison Dorris for being elected to serve as the Middle Tennessee DECA Vice President for the 2019-2020 school year. Addison's term officially began on March 9th, 2019, and she will proudly serve the DECA members of our state through the next school year. Addison made history being the first DECA member from PHS to ever be elected to a State Officer position.
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PHS DECA National Competitors Visit Universal

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Station Camp High School DECA at Nationals

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CONGRATS to all of our SCHS DECA winners at State Competition!!! We are so proud of everybody!

The following SCHS students advanced to ICDC

•Eliana Safer-1st place-HRM

•Meghan Abbott-1st Place-PFN

•Kirsten Webb-5th place-PMK

•Andrei Matei-5th place-Pers.Finance Lit.

•Kylee Stoner-4th place-IMCP

•Hannah Sutt, Leah Kitchen, Savannah Dew-1st place-IMCE

•Corin Bishoff & Caleigh Kinder-3rd Place-CSP

•Zoya Anderson, Braxton Anderson, & Mackenzie Hicks-2nd Place-LEP

•Trey Moore & Matthew Gillespie-4th place-EIP

•Brooklyn Rippy & Abby Rollins-2nd place-EIB

•Paige Ayers & Hayeon Ryou-3rd place-FOR

•Nikita Menon & Mikayla Jones-2nd place-SEOR

The following students were alternates:

•Bill Mouchette, Zack Morgan, & Sophie Harris -1st alternate-BOR

The following placed in the top 8 for their event at State:

•Ezekiel Cook-7th place

•Anniston Wills, Abby Boyte, & Megan Mason-7th place- IMCS

•Maggie Gillespie & Savannah Payne-7th place-HTOR

•Sierra Formanek & Mason Hull-7th place-IBP

•Hannah Hunter, Madison Howe,& Mikayla Brawner-2nd place-CMP

•Zoe Cantrell-1st place-FLPP

•Kathryn Mouchette, Peyton Buzako & Audrey Baird-SBER

•Alexander Oldham-2nd Alternate-BSM

•Rachel Baker & Ashley Williams-4th place-PRP

•Tanner Carson & Taylor Carson-4th place-EBG

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Congrats to Zoe Cantrell for placing in the top 20 in the world in the event Financial Literacy Promotion Project. Station Camp is so proud of you!!!!

BHS DECA Nationals in Orlando, Florida

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Beech DECA took 41 students in 18 events to the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida. Of these students, 9 students in 4 events qualified for final competition.
The group of Cassidy Dugger, McKay Campbell, and Lindzey Lopez made Top 20 in Entrepreneurship Promotion Plan.
The group of Anna Fly, Isaac Clark, and Gabby Duncan was recognized as being in the Top Ten for their Public Relations Project to combat distracted driving. This group was also recognized by Monroe Carroll Jr., Children's Hospital for having a the best campaign in Middle Tennessee and 2nd place Public Service Announcement.

Sarah Freels was recognized for having the best presentation in preliminary competition and Top Ten overall in the category of Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling.

Isaac and Luke Freeman received 3rd place overall for their Business Growth Plan project on their company, Twin Trimmers.
We are extremely proud of all of our competitors and their hard work this year!

Hendersonville DECA

Gallatin High School DECA at Nationals

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Gallatin High School DECA grew their membership this year by more than 50%, made possible by having a great officer team. Events and Activities throughout the year kept members engaged and excited for the DECA conferences. Due to this increase, GHS DECA took the largest group they have had to earn spots for DECA ICDC this year. Looking forward to continued growth for years to come.

Jack Vaughn from GHS Receives TN DECA Scholarship

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DECA Highlight for GHS Student Erin George

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“DECA has definitely been one of the highlights of high school for me. It has introduced me to so many new people and has opened my eyes to what my future holds. During opening session at ICDC, I actually met people from Wuhan, China which is where I am from. Being able to connect with these people was an amazing experience. It is crazy that people from the same place would be separated geographically and culturally and still be introduced. DECA has shown how small but big the world truly is." -GHS student Erin George

MHMS DECA at Nationals

Congratulations to the 41 students who attended DECA ICDC international competition in April.

MHMS had the highest number of students make stage in the history of the school.

Davis Kendrick made Top 10 in the world in Hotel & Lodging Management.

Abbey Miller & Grace Riley also made Top 10 in Financial Services Team Decision Making and Top 10 in Role Play.

Sriman Narain made Top 20 Finalist in Personal Financial Literacy.

Joshua Lynch made Top 20 Finalist in Hospitality & Tourism Personal Selling and Top 10 in Presentation.

And Haley Lewis was awarded the DECA Publix Scholarship.

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BHS FBLA State Competitors

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Isaiah Alvarez and Evan Pindrock campaigning for Heaven Howard. Heaven was elected State Secretary.

BHS Virtual Enterprise

In February, the Beech High School Virtual Enterprise class took 5 students to compete at the Great Lakes Conference in Chicago, IL. The students competed in several competitions and experienced real-life skills of running their own business.

There were over 65 schools and over 800 students represented at the conference from Michigan to North Carolina. Beech High School was the only school from Tennessee to compete at the conference. The Virtual Enterprise students came away with 3rd Place Marketing, Cooper Vaudrey and Isaac Clark; Deshiya Hoosier and Koltin McCrary Top 25% in Website Design; and 3rd Place Elevator Pitch, Joshua Shetler.

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PHS Student Makenzie McDowell

Ten students from Portland High School's Cosmetology program competed at Skills USA in Chattanooga. Pictured below is Makenzie McDowell who ook bronze in Esthetics.
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Makenzie McDowell took bronze in Esthetics with model Hannah Jones. Ashlin Dennis competed in Cosmetology, Emilee Norris in nails with model Reilly Hicks and Zavian Gray in Barbering. Each competed against 8-14 students.

Haley Williams and Makayla Watson competed in Occupational Suitcase display. Essence Gregory and Samara Leopardi competed in Skills Suitcase display.

WHS at Skills USA

WHS students competed at the State SKILLS USA Conference held in Chattanooga on March 31 thru April 3. Congratulations to Alex Wix who placed 6th in the welding competition. Also congratulations to Ryan Gregory who placed 1st in the Sheet Metal competition and will advance to Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky, the week of June 23 thru 29.

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GHS HOSA Visits Belmont University's Health Science Program

The Gallatin High School Cardiovascular Services and Clinical Internship classes visited Belmont University's Health Science programs. The experiential learning program was sponsored by Belmont and the Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development. The students visited the programs of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Science, Exercise Science, Social Work/Public Health, and Nursing.

HHS HOSA at State Conference

HHS HOSA Learns about Pet Therapy

On April 15, Music City Pet Partners along with Tashi, a therapy dog, visited the Health Science classes at HHS. Pictured are the students from the Clinical Internship class. The students were educated on the use of therapy animals in health care. They were also given information on becoming a Pet Therapist.

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HHS HOSA Donates Crayons and Coloring Books

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Allison Henry led a crayon and coloring book donation program for Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital leading up to the holidays. HOSA, in cooperation with National Honors Society, donated over 251 boxes of crayons and 267 coloring books. All together the donations probably totaled over $2,000!

WHHS HOSA at State Conference

WHHS took 8 students (three skills competitors and two groups) to the HOSA State Conferece in Chattanooga, TN.

The three skills competitors placed in the top five:
-Lauren Myers placed 4th in Clinical Nursing
-Addison Replogle placed 4th in Home Health Aide
-Gabby Legmkuhle placed 2nd in Physical Therapy And also won the HOSA Academic Scholarship

Winners who place in the top three advance to the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL.

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GHS HOSA at State Conference

The following Gallatin High School students spent part of their spring break in Chattanooga competing at the HOSA State Leadership Competition in various events:

Transcultural Healthcare- Johana Campos, 5th Place

HOSA Bowl- Kyven Doss, Brooklynn White, Thomas Vance, and Rolando Rangel - 3rd Place

Pathophysiology - Jesse Mendiola, 1st Place

Public Service Announcement- Aria Garrett, Roxanna Landaverde, Alma Mendoza, Johana Campos

Job Seeking Skills - Cailyn Alexander

Interviewing Skills- Judyann Sims, 3rd Place

Existing Medical Innovation - Logan Gilbreath and Camila Gomez, 1st Place

Career Display - Aniyah Gray and Lauren Belgon

Extemporaneous Health Poster - Ashley Laguna

Kyven Doss, Brooklynn White, Thomas Vance, Rolando Rangel, Jesse Mendiola, Judyann Sims, Logan Gilbreath and Camila Gomez will be representing Gallatin High School at the HOSA International Conference in Orlando, FL in June.

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Portland High School HOSA

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PHS HOSA state winners who are all headed to International competition. Pictured left to right: Ginny West (advisor), Gabby Ellis, Brianna Czuba, John Niswander, Victoria McCullough, Josh Turpin, Kyleigh Wampler, Maddy Holt, and Heather Kirkham (advisor).

Maddy Holt took 2nd in Nursing Assisting. Brianna Czuba and Baggy Ellis took 3rd in EMT. Josh Turpin, Kyleigh Wampler and John Niswander took 3rd in Original Medical Innovation. Victoria McCullough, first Barbara James Award.
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PHS HOSA members at Tennessee HOSA State Leadership Conference. Pictured back row left to right: Heather Kirkham (advisor), Emily Binion, Lauren Holloway, Jalen Everett, Haven Caldwell, Gabby Ellis, John Niswander, Victoria McCullough, Josh Turpin, Madison Craig, Trista Graham, and Ginny West (advisor). Pictured front row left to right: Michaela Evetts, Maddy Holt, Brianna Craig, Kyleigh Wampler, Jaylen Presley, Brianna Czuba, and Tatyana Torres.

WHS HOSA visits CELA at Vanderbilt University Medical School

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PHS Ag Power and Repair

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GHS FFA in Gatlinburg

Gallatin HIgh School FFA Students competed at the State Conference in March.

GHS Vet Science

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The GHS Vet Science Team placed 18th in the State on May 4 at UT Martin.

Westmoreland FFA Competes at State Conference

Westmoreland High School FFA students attended the FFA Convention in Gatlinburg. The following students attended and three seniors received their FFA State Degree.

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GATLINBURG, TN – 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 at the 91st Tennessee FFA State Convention in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. 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.

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GATLINBURG, TN – Alayna Grover, of the White House Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter was named the state winner of the Tennessee FFA Agriscience Fair Plant Systems Division 3 at the 91st Tennessee FFA State Convention in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This is earned after competing this week against the top individuals and teams from across Tennessee. Alayna is now eligible to represent Tennessee at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN this October.

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.

Noticing an increase in the popularity of organic food growers wanting an alternative to fertilizer, Alayna conducted an experiment testing common fertilizers against the popular organic alternative, vitamin solutions. She found sufficient evidence to support her hypothesis that fertilizer would be the more efficient plant growth promoter.

WHHS Ag Students Earn OSHA-10 Certifications

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The following students earned their OSHA-10 certification:

Blaine Perkins

Levi Ledbetter

Dylan Mullins

Zack Maxedon

Josh Strother

Michale Pack

Brett Petitt

Matthew Alford

Colby Jackson (not pictured)

Curtis Palmer (not pictured)

Branley Corlew (not pictured)

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The FFA Gallatin Floriculture Team placed 5th in the State after advancing from Middle TN. This is awesome because only one student was a returning team member. Pictured are Hailey Chance, Royce Boner, Bayleigh Kennedy, and Michaela Kennedy

HHS FFA Visits Capitol Hill for FFA Week

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Hendersonville FFA officers Alanna Eveland, Aubrey Garrison, Aden Munden and Logan Meador had the opportunity to meet with Representative William Lamberth, Representative Terri Lynn Weaver, Senator Ferrell Haile, and Secretary of State Tre Hargett. They also prepared a bouquet to present to Governor Bill Lee as a thank you for his support of agricultural education.

Congratulations, Ms. Garrison!!!

On Monday, April 29, Hendersonville Agriculture Teacher and FFA Advisor, Amy Garrison, was recognized as Sumner County Farm Bureau’s 2019 Agriculture In The Classroom Outstanding Teacher

HHS Flowers on the Hill

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Hendersonville FFA prepared 140 bud vases and delivered them to Capitol Hill during National FFA week. They were then joined by FFA members from across the state as the bud vases were delivered to every state senator and state representative to promote agricultural education.

NCWIT Ceremony

On March 23rd, Ari Avant and Mr. Jeff Wilkins had the privilege of being recognized at the NCWIT (National Center for Women in Technology) Aspirations in Computing Ceremony at Tennessee Tech. Ari Avant, a junior at HHS, received honorable mention for her work in robotics and computer science. She is part of the robotics team, the Codemandos, and has taken Computer Science Foundations. She plans on taking AP Computer Science Principles and Coding 2 next year. Mr. Wilkins was awarded honorable mention for NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award. He was recognized as being instrumental in starting a computer science and engineering program at HHS and offering summer robotics camps to inspire girls in technology.
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Criminal Justice at HHS

Criminal Justice I students participated in a mock trial. Attorneys were selected for the Prosecution and Defense. The attorneys conducted voir dire to select the jury and prepared a trial strategy. Witnesses were interviewed and testified on the witness stand during the trial. The jury deliberated and came to a verdict. All three classes had a different outcome (one guilty, one not guilty, and one hung jury). Fantastic job by all the students involved!

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Article on the "Pig Dig" at GHS

Portland High School CTE Advisory Council

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Portland High School CTE Advisory Council at the end of year meeting. Thank you to the industry members that support our CTE program.

Gallatin Chamber of Commerce Holds Business Luncheon

The Gallatin Chamber held a luncheon at GHS this spring. The luncheon provided opportunities for business leaders in the community to interact with approximately 70 CTE students. After lunch, CTE students were allowed to participate in mock interviews with business leaders from the area. The partnership with the chamber and its members has proven to be a valuable asset to the students at Gallatin High School.

PHS Receives $10,000 from HAAS

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Michael Hayes with HAAS presents Josh Searcy with a check for $10,000 to be used in the Advanced Manufacturing program at Portland High School.

Hendersonville Coding Class

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Coding 2 Student Creates Robotic Arm

Jacob Sheley, a sophomore at Hendersonville High School, has created a robotics arm that will eventually be mounted to his drone. Sheley used the skills learned in Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) to 3D model and print his creation. From the skills learned in Coding 2, Sheley was able to program his robotic arm to take commands from a joystick and move the robotic arm as needed. Sheley says, “I hope this type of technology could be used to aide in disaster relief, or delivery services such as Amazon.”

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HHS Codemandos Offering Summer Robotics Camps

For the second summer, the Codemandos are offering summer robotics camps for students in 3rd – 12th grade. These camps are designed to increase student knowledge in design, programming and building robots. Schools interested in starting a robotics team can send a team of students to be trained for the VEX Robotics Competition Tower Takeover, as well as a team teacher. Contact Jeff Wilkins, Jeffrey.wilkins@sumnerschools.org

GHS Students Earn NIMS Certifications

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The following students earned their NIMS certification (measurement, materials, and safety) in Mike Madison's Machining program at GHS:

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Victor Diaz, Kaleb Galbreath, Brady Garrison, Wesley Miller, Instructor Mike Madison

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Austin Chandler, Fernando Sanchez, Zac Choate

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Connor Biggerstaff, Dalton Henry

GHS Students Earn Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications