OCS CTAE News
April CTAE Business Partner of the Month
Oconee County Schools greatly appreciates all the local businesses that continually support our CTAE Programs. Business partnerships are critical to helping our schools develop and maintain strong CTAE programs that prepare our students for life after high school! Each month OCS CTAE selects a Business Partner of the Month to recognize those that go above and beyond to support CTAE!
The April CTAE Business Partner of the Month is Cindy Pritchard with the Keep Oconee Beautiful Commission! Ms. Pritchard has consistently supported the Agricultural Education program by serving as an advisory committee member and supporting various program and FFA activities. The OCHS FFA chapter partners with KOBC to adopt a stretch of highway each year as a community service project, and KOBC provides the chapter all of the tools and equipment necessary to perform roadside clean-ups. KOBC also donates several dozen packets of seeds to the program each spring and fall that are used in the classroom for student learning experiences. Ms. Pritchard and KOBC has provided many opportunities for students and the FFA chapter to get involved in the community and spread the knowledge of agriculture.
Work-Based Learning Employers of the Year
Each year two employers are selected as the WBL Employers of the Year. Congratulations to this year's winners!
NOHS WBL Employer of the Year: Mr. Danny Myung with Classic City Computing
OCHS WBL Employer of the Year: Mrs. Sophia Waters with Oconee Physical Therapy
OCHS & NOHS Health Science Programs Achieve Industry Certification!
OCHS Early Childhood Education Achieves Industry Certification!
NOHS Agriculture Program Achieves Industry Certification!
Future Educators Signing Day
NOHS High School students teach RBES Kindergarten students!
FBLA Excels in State Competition
Congratulations to the following OCHS students who placed in their state competitions:
Victor Huang - 1st in Personal Finance
Haruki Takeuchi - 1st in Economics
Daniel Magee, Jack Senyitko, and Bailey Wingrove - 1st in Coding & Programming
Abbie Chen & Rui Wang - 8th in Sales Presentation
Daniel Magee, Jack Senyitko, and Bailey Wingrove - 7th in Business Management
Haruki Takeuchi - 5th in Personal Finance
Congratulations to the following NOHS students who place in their state competitions:
Michelle Li - 8th in Business Communications
Aaron Yang - 6th in Introduction to Information Technology
Heewon Eum and Heesung Eum - 4th in Graphic Design
Heewon Eum, Heesung Eum, and Katie Oh - 3rd in Publication Design
NOHS HOSA Success at State Competition
Congratulations to the following students who placed in the top 10 in their event:
Isa David, Michael Im, Lena Cai, and Kyle Skrzypinski - 4th place in Biomedical Debate
Alexis Coscia - 4th place in Biomedical Laboratory Science
V. Foster Earnhart - 3rd place in Clinical Nursing
Ankit Pokharel - 6th place in Human Growth & Development
Sebastian Paragas - 10th place in Medical Math
Mattie Thomason - 8th place in Medical Reading
Lucas Steadham - 7th place in Medical Terminology
Ramsha Khalid - 6th place in Medical Terminology
Sami Udwadia - 6th place in Nutrition
Emma Steger - 4th place in Nutrition
Lara Lel - 7th place in Physical Therapy
OCHS DECA State & National Competition
On December 10th, OCHS DECA members traveled to Flowery Branch, Georgia to compete in R
State TSA Competition
The TSA chapters from North Oconee HS and Oconee County HS recently attended the Georgia TSA State Competition in Athens. In addition to participating in their respective competitions, students had the opportunity to see flight testing demos and meet industry and post-secondary representatives.
Congratulations to the following NOHS students who placed at State Competition:
Panos Samaras - 6th Place in CAD Engineering
Kylie Shryapinski, Melisa Zhang, and Panos Samaras - 9th Place in Technology Bowl
Kylie Shryapinski - 10th Place in Prepared Presentation
FCCLA Students Advance to Nationals!
In March, students from across the state came together at The Classic Center in Athens to participate in the Georgia FCCLA State Conference. Students had the opportunity to participate in workshops, network, and compete!
Congratulations to the following students from Oconee County High School who placed at the state competition:
Annalise Hale & Kensley McConnell - Silver Medal in Hospitality, Tourism and
Julianna Hayunga, Chloe Graham, and Ashley Langford - Gold Medal in Promote and Publicize FCCLA - These students will advance to National Competition!
Congratulations to the following students from North Oconee High School who placed at the state competition:
Jayce Scott-Camp & Hope Drummond - Silver Medal in Policy Advocate
Cali Drewett - Silver Medal in Nutrition and Wellness
Rayna Xiap & Amanda Clark - Gold Medal in Sports Nutrition - These students will advance to National Competition!