Vigor High School Newsletter

The School That Spirit Built March 2021

Vigor's Top Chef

Culinary Art student's Zantasia Baldwin and Xavier Ruffin compete to be the last chef standing. In Vigor High School qualifying round, only one student can advance to the Bishop State Community College Virtual High School Cook-Off. Competitors had to create an original single bite appetizer of their choice. A pseudo-live event will be held on Friday, April 23 at 10am, where Bishop State Community College will announce three winners from the Mobile County Public School System. Pictured right is Zantasia Baldwin. She will represent Vigor High School next month in the MCPSS/Bishop State Cook-off.

Learn & Earn App

Students in Vigor’s Programming and Software Development class evaluated the features and user- friendly functions of the Learn and Earn app for possible use in future Junior Achievement programs. The Learn & Earn app was created for students to learn financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship through micro-courses and lessons. By completing courses, students unlock money contributed by their parents/guardians that’s later invested into the real stock market through ETFs and fractional shares. Pictured below testing the app is Programming and Software Development academy student, Kristopher Agee.

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Earning Credential

Senior Tyrease Taite a Networking Systems Pathway student fought through the pandemic and studied virtually with some in-person learning to earn his Microsoft Technology Associate- Networking Fundamentals Credential this semester. In Tyrease' spare time he enjoys working on computer hardware and playing baseball for Vigor High School. Tyrease is pictured below with his certificate.
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Faulkner Career Technical Center

Xavier Ruffin is not only a Culinary Arts student, he also attends Faulkner Career Technical Center. At Faulkner he is enrolled classes in Automotive Technology. Xavier is a senior at Vigor High School and plans to stay involved in both careers upon graduation. He is pictured below investigating why there is no air flow in this truck. His findings were that a rodent(s) had gnawed on the air-condition wires.

Vigor's JROTC Assist Taylor Chapel Church With Food Drive

February 25, 2021, Vigor JROTC students assisted in donating food boxes at Taylor Chapel Church. Colonel Henry stated, " this was an opportunity to help in a community service project, and I was able to get a few students to assist." Students participants were: Nia Inge-Duncan, Tatyana Warren, Gregory Fleetwood, Shawn Dawkins, Omar Diamond, Takerra Harris and Ciara Welch.

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Broadcasting/Journalism Academy Student Standout: DeAsia Bell

DeAsia Bell is a junior Broadcasting/Journalism student. She has excelled for the past two years as an Academy standout. She has participated in the film festival for the past two school years. DeAsia serves as one of the Wolfpack Network lead anchor and sports reporter. In her spare time, DeAsia works with the athletic department as Sports Media Director. Instructor Renaldo Jackson stated "DeAsia is an amazing student that embodies everything that we are looking for in our broadcasting students."

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MOAC Textbook for Microsoft Word Certification

Aaron Rankin is a freshman at C. F. Vigor High School and is currently enrolled in the Multimedia Pathway. Aaron is also a member of the football team. In Aaron's spare time he enjoys playing video games. His dream is to become a content creator for YouTube as well as an Entrepreneur. He has expressed an interest in dual academies: Active Multimedia and Virtual Reality. The Virtual course is a dual enrollment course with Costal Community College. Aaron is pictured below preparing for his MOS/Microsoft Word Certification.

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Business Plan Challenge

Junior Achievement paired with Vigor High School young entrepreneurs to bring us the Business Plan Challenge. In this challenge, students will create professional business plans to showcase an innovative idea for a product or service. The young entrepreneurs must present their business plan in three ways: PowerPoint Presentation, Pitch Video Presentation and a Commercial Video Presentation. The judges will judge the challenge based on creativity, innovation, presentation skills, and overall merit. Pictured below is Business Management/Marketing pathway student, Torino Eldridge "shown below" is organizing his plan for the challenge.

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Vigor High School Academies

Information Technology (Academies)

Programming & Software Development Pathway

Networking Systems Pathway

Virtual Reality Pathway


Business Management (Academies)

Interactive Media Pathway

Marketing Pathway


Culinary Arts (Academy)

Restaurant Food & Beverage Service Pathway


Broadcasting (Academy)

Journalism Pathway


Public Service (Academy)

AJROTC (Academy)


Faulkner Career Technical: Industry Academies

Automotive

Collision Repair

Computer Technology

Cosmetology

Electrical Technology

Graphic Designs

HVAC & Welding