CTE Newsletter

Sumner County Schools

Volume 5, Issue 4 - May 2021

Tennessee FCCLA State President from Station Camp HS

Haley Durrett has been a member of Station Camp's FCCLA since her freshman year. She was the freshman chapter representative and was then elected to serve as a chapter officer her sophomore year. Last year (along with serving as a junior chapter officer), she ran for State office and was elected Vice President of Community Service and Public Relations. We are so excited that she decided to run for State office again this year and so proud of her for being elected as President. Haley is an amazing young lady and all-around great student. She will serve the State of Tennessee well and make Station Camp proud!

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Sumner County Skills Competition

Sumner County Schools hosted its first Skills District Competition on May 1st. Students completed in Cosmetology, AutoCAD Drafting and Design, and Automotive. Below are photos from the event, which was hosted at Gallatin High School. Thank you to teachers Doug Lyles, Tiffany Smith and Tracy Carter for organizing each competition, and to Gallatin High School for hosting the event. The Skills Competition offered students of career and technical education the opportunity to demonstrate their leadership and hands-on occupational skills and receive recognition for their achievement.

GHS Machining Teacher, Dave Parker, Receives Grant from TVA

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Gallatin High School Machining Teacher, Dave Parker, received a $5,000 grant from TVA earlier this spring. Pictured are representatives from TVA, Gallatin Mayor Paige Brown, members of US Congressional staff, and the Department of Electricity.

Westmoreland HS Machining Students Compete in Skills and Earn OSHA-10 Certificates

SCHS DECA Performs Well at ICDC

Station Camp High School DECA members earned the organization’s highest honors at DECA’s International Career Development Conference (ICDC), held virtually during the month of April this year.

Eight of Station Camp High School’s DECA members received recognition at the international level. After the first round of ICDC competition, 8 students made it to the final round of international competition. The final round consisted of the Top 20 in the world in each category. The following students made it to the final round of competition:

Independent Business Plan: Eliana Safer

Financial Literacy Project: Bayleigh Pirtle and Sydney Pulliam

School Based Enterprise: Eyssa Boyd and Bella Boyd

Startup Business Plan: Shannon Long

Business Growth Plan: Maddox Marlin and Parker Sutt

After the final round of competition, Eliana Safer placed 2nd in the world in Independent Business Plan. Shannon Long placed 8th in the world in Start-Up Business Plan.

Nearly 13,000 DECA members competed during the virtual conference, representing the best-of-the-best from association conferences that qualified them to attend this elite group of competitors. Most of DECA’s 59 competitive events each fielded approximately 175 competition entries, representing thousands of competitors at the local, regional, and state/provincial levels.

DECA members presented presentations through recorded videos, with approximately the top 20 competitors in each competitive event earning the opportunity to deliver a final presentation in a virtual meeting with a business professional live over Zoom.

Station Camp DECA Receives Top Honors at the Vanderbilt BITZ Awards

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Station Camp DECA claimed the top awards at the 2020-2021 Vanderbilt BITZ Anti-texting and driving campaign awards ceremony. Saania Aslam and Lidya Kumar earned 1st place for Best Campaign, 2nd place for Best PSA, 1st place for Best Social Media, and1st place for Best Teamwork. The girls were awarded with $3,000 for the Station Camp DECA Chapter.

Saania and Lidya planned and implemented a year-long, student-led campaign that reflected the program theme, Be In The Zone. The campaign consisted of several activities, events, and the use of different media – all focused on a common theme. They were given the opportunity to make an impact in their school and community.

Merrol Hyde Magnet DECA Results

Congratulations are in order for all Merrol Hyde Magnet School DECA State Conference competitors after a stunning performance overall. Fifty-eight competitors participated in the first ever Virtual State Career Development Conference on March 8th - 11th. Students competed in various marketing, business, management, and finance categories. The following students won first place in their categories: Elizabeth Caldwell, Michael Carr & Calli Cross, Ava Jones & Mary Grace Rowell, Cohen Jones, Keelen Kendrick, Julia Lewis, Joshua Lynch, and Mac Mcillwain & Drew Miller. MHMS had a total of 31 students advance to the International Career Development Conference (ICDC). Also earning their spot to

Internationals - Carson Cox, Abbie Marshall / Olivia Short, Presley Mingle, Abigail Oaks / Emma Wiley, Joshua Deragon, Caroline Lasuer, Makenna Brown / Kate Houston / Macy Thomas, Mary Scarlett Jones, Kaelyn Pinkley, Carolyne Rowell, Karina Steiner, Emily Clemens, Ashlyn Gumm / Carlee Zettergren, and Thesharia Fleming / Audrey Lenard. Twenty more students finished in the Top 10 in the State (Total of 51 Students), including: Sridhar Narain, Lily Sahihi, Chase White, Connor Edwards / Isaac Stinson, Jake Burton / Michael Sullivan / Jesse Thomas, Ashton Dy, Braden Evans, Emily Kelly, Ava Ballenger, Phillip Greathouse / Andreea Ifrim, Audrey Savage, Natalie Betterton, Megh Dixit, Julia Henneman, Stockton Pyne, and Caela Rewa.

GHS ICDC Competitors and DECA Club Photo

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HHS Marketing Students Zoom with Executives from WSIX

On Wednesday, March 3, senior marketing students at HHS were able to Zoom with executives and producers from 98 WSIX, 107.5 The River, and iHeart Media. Speakers included:

Craig Hahn, Senior VP of Sales, iHeart Media

Zachary Woodward, Producer, Woody and Jim Show

Jim Chandler, Host, Woody and Jim Show

Rick Murray, Senior VP of Talent and Brand Integration, iHeart Media

ScubaSteve, Executive Producer, Bobby Bones Show

Students saw how the studio worked, learned about different careers, got to hear how shows are radio shows are planned and executed and they got the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers. They even got a quick visit from Eddie from the Bobby Bones Show.

WHHS DECA Competitors Advance to State

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WHHS Intro to Marketing Students

Intro to Marketing-Students conducted market research through a focus group and online surveys to determine which new school spirit wear items should be added to the Blue Devil Market. Using the data from the research, students presented their ideas for a new product line.

WHHS Students Partner with Tennessee Titans

White House High School students Justin Ward, Braden Pairs and Logan Short partnered with the Tennessee Titans for a 2021 yearbook year in review page for the annual book at White House High School. When Pairs came to school with a "Give the Ball to Derrick Henry" mask, the students had an idea to design a Titans 2020 AFC Division Champion and King Henry tribute page in the "year in review" section. The trio contacted the Titans marketing and communications team and then received high resolution photos from team photographer Donald Page, and personally designed the spread.

The Business Communications students used literacy skills to write, communication skills to make contacts and trade information, licensing and legal skills to obtain permissions, and design and photography skills to finish the project, which are all part of a business portfolio in the management class for Mr. Freeman

The finished page is pictured below:

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Beech High School HOSA State Winners

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Hannah Walston- 1st place- Personal Care

Edie Lee- 1st Place- Home Health Aide

Sophie Laginess- 1st place- Research Poster

Kyndal Chenault- 5th place- Clinical Specialty

Kaitlyn Blake, Andrew Hood, Will Cothern, Chloe Hall, Karinna Roeder, Tia Desai- 1st place-Public Health

Hadlie Hanks, Emily Chumley, Kaylee Wynee, Kyndal Wilbanks- 1st place- Community Awareness

Emma Kirkpatrick, Ellen Ridgill, AvaJane Lafayette, Alexis Bullion- 1st Place- Health Education

Kirollos and Merhail Basalos- 1st place- Emergency Medical Technician

BHS Diagnostic Medicine Class

Mrs. Hudson's Diagnostic Medicine students recently dissected a cow's eye. A cow's eye, like other farm animal organs, is similar to our eyes. One benefit of a cow eye dissection is that by examining the anatomy of a preserved eye, you can learn how your own eye forms images of the world and sends them to your brain.

HHS HOSA Students Placed at State Competition

The following students placed in the HOSA State Leadership competition in their respective events. The top 3 places advance to HOSA International Leadership Conference June 23-26.

Alexis Estain 1st place

Event: Clinical Specialty

(Trauma Nurse) She had to submit a Career Portfolio and video of herself performing a skill. Her skill video was phlebotomy. She then had a Zoom interview.

Mallory Thomas 2nd place

Event: Personal Care

Mallory had to verbally describe steps to admit a patient. Personal Care provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required for patient care in medical settings. This competitive event consists of a skills assessment and aims to inspire members to learn more about the field of nursing and how to provide quality care.

Hattie Martinek, Bella McBride, Colin Keeter, and Charna Quaglia

Event: Public Health 4th place

Their topic was Reducing Health Disparities: Social Determinants of Health Can Help! Public Health provides HOSA members with the opportunity to develop an effective, dynamic and creative presentation that informs the public about an important public health issue.

PHS Students are Certified Patient Care Techs!

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These girls PASSED their Certified Patient Care Tech certification exam! Ms. West, their instructor, said, "They’ve worked hard this semester and I couldn't be more excited for them! They’re going to do big things!"

White House HOSA Students Place at State

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Hannah Wright (left in picture) placed 1st in life support skills, and Katelyn Traughber placed in the top 10 for Healthcare Issues exam.

Both girls advance to compete in the HOSA international Conference in June!

The WHHS HOSA Club would like to congratulate the following students for placing at the HOSA Regional Competition:

Courtney Barbercheck - 4th place - Human Growth and Development
Laura Moore - 2nd place - Nutrition
Kaitlyn Stanfield - 4th place - Pathophysiology
Haylee Blair - 4th place - Pharmacology
Ashleigh Spurlock - 1st place - Dental Science
Aubrey Davidson - 2nd place - Pharmacy Science
Jayli Hendershot - 3rd place - Sports Medicine
Kameron Dinkins - 2nd place - Epidemiology
Gabby Meguiar - 5th place - Prepared Speaking
Femi Richards, Katelyn Tobin, Ally-Grace Sloan, and Shakara Partinger - 4th place - Creative Problem Solving
Alyssa Daniels & Samantha Nanez - 3rd place - Forensic Science
Graeson Linton, Macy Stephens, and Katelyn Traughber - were recognized in the top 5 for the Healthcare Issues Exam

WHHS Health Science Students Pass CCMA Certification

The following seniors have completed a clinical internship and passed their CCMA certification exam! They are now Certified Clinical Medical Assistants! Ms. Hooper is very proud of all their hard work and dedication.

Aubrey Davidson

Bailee Gourley

Caitlin Hicks

Courtney Hill

Audrey Hudson

Miranda McMahon

Macy Stephens

Katelyn Tobin

Rachel Williams

PHS Cosmetology Student Passes State Boards

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Congratulations to Ashlin Dennis on passing her state boards in Cosmetology! She successfully completed the 1,500-hour program, passed the state boards, and now holds her state license!

GHS Criminal Justice

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The 2021 GHS Criminal Justice STEM project for the spring semester will involve a police call for service, police response to the scene, police investigation, obtaining search warrants, obtaining criminal arrest warrants, and the complete processing of a major crime scene (including the burial recovery of a pig that represents the body of a homicide victim). The project will begin on May 10th and conclude on May 14th, 2021. The project will take place on the campus of Gallatin High School. Multiple role-players, to include GHS staff members, will be utilized. Gallatin Police Department’s Chief of Police, Donald Bandy, Sumner County’s Sheriff, Sonny Weatherford, and Sumner County Assistant District Attorney, Eric Mauldin, will also be involved in the project in order to create the most realistic experience possible.

The project will include four days of on-site criminal investigation and crime scene investigation and one day of a related courtroom trial. Students from the Hendersonville HS Pre-Law class will serve as the District and Defense attorneys. The project is comprehensive in nature and requires students to combine and utilize skills they have learned in their past three years of Criminal Justice courses while at Gallatin High School. In order for the students to properly complete the project, they will utilize the following subjects of study: Criminal Justice, Math, English, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology and Anatomy and Physiology.

During the project, students will utilize these subjects in order to complete the following assignments/tasks: the initial reporting phone call placed to law enforcement personnel, the dispatching of first responding personnel, officer safety, securing of the crime scene, request for and arrival of C.I.D. (Criminal Investigation Division), request for and arrival of crime scene personnel, processing of the entire crime scene for physical evidence (including the documentation, collection, proper handling, storage of all physical evidence, and the exhumation of the victim’s body), developing and pursuing investigative leads (including the interview and interrogation of suspects), corresponding and communication of detectives and crime scene personnel, arrest of a suspect or suspects (if applicable), and the proceedings of the related mock court trial. Forensic analysis that students will process and be responsible for includes (however are not limited to) the following: Blood Spatter Reconstruction (utilizing Trigonometry and Geometry), Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Entomology, tool mark impression evidence, footwear impression evidence and the casting of impressions, crime scene photography, crime scene note-taking, crime scene report writing, crime scene measuring and sketching, and collection of evidence from the crime scene.

This project is designed to be realistic in nature and (as closely as possible) parallel real-world incidents, scenarios, stressors, decision making, timeliness, necessity for use of resourcefulness, and justification of actions. Throughout the entire project, students must strictly adhere to the practices involved in exercising the proper chain-of-command (the students have a Team Leader, an Assistant Team Leader, and Group Leader personnel). Students must also strictly adhere to the United States Constitutional Rights afforded to citizens during criminal investigations. The involvement of the elements of participation, communication, leadership, and cooperation from every student involved is imperative. The project is designed to benefit as well as test every student involved. We have absolute belief and trust in our students and know that they will experience, explore, learn, enjoy, remember, and utilize lessons learned through the completion of this project.

GHS Criminal Justice Student Compete at Invitational

On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, Criminal Justice students from Gallatin High School competed in the Tennessee Criminal Justice Invitational in Columbia, TN. Students competed in Trivia, Felony Stops, Domestic Response, Unknown Response, Field Sobriety, CSI, Fingerprinting and Appellate Court Argument. GHS students finished first place in Trivia, third place in CSI and Felony Stops. Overall, GHS students finished fourth place in the championship.

Portland High School Recognizes Pathway Partners

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The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) has been recognized as a Tennessee Pathways Industry Partner for the Portland High School Criminal Justice Program. SCSO provides contacts for guest speakers, industry tours, and program resources as students seek to prepare for careers in law enforcement, corrections, courts, and other criminal justice related fields. Criminal Justice Instructor Grant West recognized Sheriff Sonny Weatherford, PHS SRO Deputy Joseph Hutcherson, and Sumner County Jail Administrator Jerry Scott as Program Partners. Thank you Sumner County Sheriff’s Office for your support of PHS CTE Criminal Justice Pathways!

Station Camp HS Fashion II Student Designs

Gallatin High School Culinary Students Cater Gallatin Chamber Lunch

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Portland Hight School FFA

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Portland High School FFA members placed 1st in the District and competed in the Sectional Conduct of Chapter Meetings LDE, taking 6th Place. Below are photos from the students' Plant Sale in April.

WHS Carpentry Competition

The WHS Carpentry Cabinet Competition continued this year and the winner was Ethan Carter. One vote separated Ethan's cabinet from the 2nd place winner. Each of the students did an excellent job and, as usual, drew significant attention from both teachers and visitors to the school. This has become an annual event and it allows the students to carry something home showing their accomplishments in the carpentry class. These cabinets were completed just in time for Mother's Day and many intended to present them to their moms or keep them as a way of remembering their time at Westmoreland High School.

HHS FCCLA Officers Deliver Books

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FCCLA officers (Kelly Kozlowski, Alexis Estain and Adeline Smith) delivered 163 children's books to Nannie Berry Elementary as a donation to their library and Berry Patch.