Hawk Talk

Weekly highlights for and from our amazing CMTHS students.

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RECOGNIZED by our CMTHS Auto Service Technology Program. Did You Know?

Garrett Augustus Morgan, Sr. (March 4, 1877 – July 27, 1963) was an African-American inventor.

After witnessing a bad accident, he invented a better traffic signal. Traffic signals had already been invented but they only consisted of two signals: “Go” and “Stop.” The problem was that drivers never knew when the signal was going to switch. This caused cars to stop abruptly or still be in the intersection when vehicles traveling in other directions began to move.

To solve this, Morgan invented a T-shaped traffic signal that had a third, “caution” signal, essentially a yellow light. When the “caution” signal was on, traffic in all directions stopped and intersections would clear. On Nov. 20, 1923, Morgan was awarded a patent for a three-position traffic signal. His original traffic signal prototype is on display at the Smithsonian Museum of American History.

RECOGNIZED by our CMTHS Video, Sound, & Music Production Program. Did You Know?

The following African-America Film Directors of today have made significant accomplishments within the film industry. All of whom directed consistently successful and high grossing films within the last 10 years:

Jordan Haworth Peele (born February 21, 1979) is an American actor, comedian, and Oscar-winning filmmaker. He is best known for his television and film work in the comedy and horror genres.https://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/jordan-peele/credits/3000035415/

Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry Jr., September 13, 1969) is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. In 2011, Forbes listed him as the highest-paid man in entertainment, earning US$130 million between May 2010 and May 2011. https://www.biography.com/actor/tyler-perry

Ryan Kyle Coogler (born May 23, 1986) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. His first feature film, Fruitvale Station (2013), won the top audience and grand jury awards in the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3363032/

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RECOGNIZED by the Visual Communications Program. Did You Know?

Jean-Michel Basquiat was an influential African-American artist who rose to success during the 1980s. Basquiat’s paintings are largely responsible for elevating graffiti artists into the realm of the New York gallery scene.

The Whitney Museum of American Art held the artist’s first retrospective from October 1992 to February 1993. In 2017, after having set Basquiat’s auction record the previous year with a $57.3 million purchase, the Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa surpassed it, buying the artist’s Untitled (1982) at Sotheby's for $110.5 million. This set a new record for the highest price ever paid at auction for an American artist's work. Today, Basquiat's works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Rubell Family Collection in Miami, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, among others.

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RECOGNIZED by our Teacher Academy Program. Did You Know?

The Black Teacher Project (BTP), is a program that sustains and develops Black teachers to lead and reimagine schools as communities of liberated learning. BTP's vision is that EVERY student will benefit from the diversity, excellence, and leadership of an empowered Black teaching force.


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RECOGNIZED by our Healthcare Sciences Program. Did You Know?

Jerome Michael Adams is an African-American anesthesiologist and a former vice admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps who served as the 20th surgeon general of the United States from September 5, 2017 until January 20, 2021.

The surgeon general of the United States is the operational head of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHSCC) and thus the leading spokesperson on matters of public health in the federal government of the United States.

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Mr. David Ayres - Building Trades Instructor

Mr. Ayres's kindness and compassion make him a great educator as well as a friend to all. His vast industry experience and knowledge are a backbone to the community and the Building Trades program. Whenever Mr. Ayres is nearby, you are certain to laugh from his great sense of humor (sometimes dark since Halloween is his favorite holiday.) Mr. Ayres is a born teacher and a dependable colleague. Thank you, Mr. Ayres, for all that you do at CMTHS. You are simply the best!
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The Plymouth Township Police Department Detectives and Officers Donate to the King's Den

Members of the Plymouth Police Township Police Association dropped off their first clothing donation. Plymouth Police Township Police Association president also presented a monetary donation to offset the costs of dry cleaning the donated clothing. We are very grateful for the amazing generosity of our neighborhood police.
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Nurse Tupper 's Healthy Tip of the Week

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TECH TIP - This website checks if a website is down for everyone or just you.

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Joke of the Week!

How do you get a squirrel to like you?..........................................................................Act like a NUT.
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