CTE Newsletter

Volume 2, Issue 4, May 2018

Portland High School Cosmetology Students Complete 1500 Hours

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Kayla Parker (left) and Brooklynn Smith (right) both completed all of their 1500 hours, passed the theory and practical state board tests, and are working in salons! Great job, ladies!!

Gallatin High School Machining Program Receives $8,000 Grant

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Pictured above are Dr. Ron Becker, Principal of GHS; Shaun Glasgow, CTE Principal; Mike Madison, Machining Technology teacher; and Todd Hayes from Haas, presenting Gallatin High School Machining Program with an $8,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation.

Portland High School Receives $8,000 Grant from Gene Haas

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Portland High School Machine Shop recently received an $8,000 grant from the Gene Haas foundation. This is the third grant the program has received from Hass for a total of $33,000 in grant money over the last three years. Pictured are Principal Mr. David Woods, Teacher Josh Searcy, and Todd Hays from Geen Haas.

Congratulations Julia Knaggs!!

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Station Camp High School graduate Julia Knaggs was selected as Tennessee's FFA National Officer Candidate. She will go through an extensive interview process against other candidates from around the United States in October at the National FFA Convention. This is the first time that an SCHS alum and Sumner County Schools student has run for National FFA Officer Candidacy and made it to the national run-off. We are so proud of Julia and all that she has and will continue to accomplish!

Station Camp Honored as Largest DECA Chapter in Tennessee

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Congratulations SCHS DECA on your accomplishment of having the largest DECA chapter in Tennessee within the high school division of DECA Inc. during the 2017-2018 school year!

SCHS DECA was recognized at a Leadership Recption in their honor at the National Conference in Atlanta in April.

BHS DECA State Competition

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1st Place Winners

Business Growth Plan – Easton Curtis

Business Services Operations Research – Anna Fly, Gabby Duncan, and Isaac Clark

Creative Marketing Project – Brooke Edwards, Claire Marklein, and Cooper Vaudrey

Entrepreneurship Promotion Plan – Sara Edmondson and Neb Seged

Financial Literacy Promotion Plan – Olivia Brassell, Spencer Rankin, and Maggie Sutton

Independent Business Plan – Daria Safaipour and Julianna Steen

2nd Place Winners

Financial Operations Research – Jonathan Freels and Delaney Sandefur

Franchise Business Plan - Shay Brown and Spencer Gaddes

3rd Place Winners

Buying and Merchandising Operations Research – Kaylor Elrod and Ciara Nippa

Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research – Carianna Hunter and Hannah Linn

Learn and Earn Project – McKay Campbell, Cassidy Dugger, and Lindzey Lopez

4th Place Winners

Personal Financial Literacy - Graham Jones

Principles of Hospitality and Tourism – Anna Calafora

Gold Level Certification for School Based Enterprise

Kendall Beier, Jaycee Chalfont, and Jake Butler

Gallatin High School DECA Results

Jacob Alexander – Automotive Services – 3rd Place Role-Play 2, 11th overall

Erin George – Apparel and Accessories – 2nd Place Cluster Exam

Lauren Fisher – Principles of Hospitality – 1st Place Cluster Exam, 5th overall

Shea Stender – Quick Serve – 3rd place Role Play 1 and 2, 6th overall

Merrol Hyde Magnet School DECA State Results

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Merrol Hyde Magnet School led the entire state of Tennessee, with students in 17 categories advancing to the International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. MHMS DECA has also been approved for five students to attend ICDC in competitive Leadership Academy. Those students are: Sebastian Hozan, Michael Carr, Alexis Mcintyre, Parker Stokely, and Kendall Frisbee.

Tessa Bentley, Michael Carr, & Abigail Oaks - Advertising Campaign

Julia Henneman - Apparel and Accessories Marketing Series

Paris Jones - Apparel and Accessories Marketing Series

Tate Bennett - Automotive Services Marketing Series

Haley Lewis & Caroline Riley - Business Law & Ethics Team Decision Making

Connor Flatt & Macy Thomas - Business Services Operations Research

Spencer Davidson & Gracie Gumm - Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making

Victoria Khouri, Carliegh Smith, & Ashley Voisin - Community Service Project

Kirsten Homer & Mackenzee Simms - Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making

Abbey Miller & Grace Riley - Financial Services Team Decision Making

Ashvin Kodali & Joshua Lynch - Franchise Business Plan

Johann Liwag, Dane McBee, & Matthew Sykes - Hospitality and Tourism

Operations Research

Josephine Hozan - Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling

Kendall Frisbee & Alexis McIntyre - Hospitality Services Team Decision Making

Davis Kendrick - Hotel and Lodging Management Series

Sebastian Hozan - Human Resources Management Series

Seth Hemingway & Parker Stokely - Innovation Plan

Lynden Abernathy - International Business Plan

Chloe Morgan & Annemarie Radish-Jones - Marketing Management Team

Decision Making

Kaitlyn Murphy - Principles of Business Management & Administration

Jack Condra - Principles of Finance

Sriman Narain - Principles of Finance

Natalie Betterton - Principles of Hospitality and Tourism

Shelby Hobbs - Professional Selling Event

Dominique Dy - Retail Merchandising Series

Caela Rewa - Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series

Drew Miller & Isaac Stinson - Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team Decision


Sean Fritts, Oliver Talmadge, & David Withrow - Sports and Entertainment Promotion Plan

Claire Flatt & Ellie Kastner - Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making

Portland High School DECA

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Congratulations to the DECA State competitors who competed at the State Competition in Chattanooga. All of the PHS competitors represented our school so well, and we are so proud of you! Final placements are in, and the following students placed in their event and qualified to attend DECA Nationals in Atlanta next month:

· Cody Hunter placed 4th in Marketing Communications

· Addison Dorris placed 3rd in Hotel and Lodging

· Stanley Zhao placed 2nd in Restaurant and Food Service Management

· Emma Gregory placed 2nd in Quick Serve Restaurant Management

· Alanna Herrington placed 6th in Professional Selling and is the second alternate in her category.

· Dalton Bandy, John Adkins, Mackenzi Settles, and Alanna Herrington were chosen to attend the International DECA Leadership Academy and represent the state of Tennessee at the competition in Atlanta.

Click the link for PHS DECA Newsletter https://www.smore.com/cmn9q-phs-deca-newsletter?ref=email

Station Camp High School DECA

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Bill Mouchette, Sydney Barnett and Dalton Stewart, First Place in Sports and Entertainment Operations Research.

Station Camp DECA State Results

Congratulations to these DECA International Conference Qualifiers who competed at ICDC in April:

4th place in Accounting Applications

Stone Bardwell

2nd place in Automotive Services

Tanner Carsen

2nd place in Business Services

Alexander Oldham

4th place in Business Services

Zack Morgan

2nd place in Human Resource Management

Stephanie Mathers

3rd place in Retail Merchandising

Madison Howe

2nd place in Hospitality Services Team Decision Making

Audrey Baird

Kathryn Mouchette

1st place in Sport and Entertainment Operations Research

Sydney Barnett

Dalton Stewart

Bill Mouchette

5th place in Start Up Business Plan

Kiersten Kent

Chandler Phelps

4th place in Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research

Maggie Gillespie

Paige Ayers

Qualifiers in School Based Operations-Retail

Makenzie Hicks

Zoe Anderson and

Kylee Stoner

Congrats to our alternates that were called up to compete at ICDC:

Quick Serve Restaurant: Ryan Baird

Financial Services Team: Jacob Boone & Trey Moore

Entrepreneurship Promotion Plan:

Madison Lackey and Nikita Menon

Congratulations to our other alternates for placing in the top 8:

2nd alternate in Automotive Services: Zoe Cantrell

1st alternates in Business Services Operation Research:

Braxton Anderson, Taylor Haber and Beto Fonseca

Please click on the link to read more SCHS DECA Newsletter https://www.smore.com/rdb85-station-camp-deca-newsletter?ref=email-content#w-3878436343

White House High School DECA

Nationals – Atlanta – 17 attending (14 competitors + 3 thrive)

State Awards:

Caroline Cox – 1st Place Hospitality Sales test and Top 8 Overall

Miller Lowe - 2nd Place Financial Sales Test and Top 8 Overall

Jendiya Mattison and Kate Harvey Top 5 in preliminary events

Chad Sentell, Keaton Cook – 8th place in Buying and Merchandising

McKenna Kraemer, Alissa Russell, Madison McMahon – 5th place in Sports Operation Research

Sophie Kirby, Kenzie Mathies, Leanna Nesbitt – 5th place in Fashion Merchandising

TOP 4 and National finalist will be advancing to ICDC in Atlanta

Taylor Walters, Amaya Payne, Mallory Humphries – 2nd Place Financial Literacy Promotion

Riley Anderson,Emilie Bumbalough, Juju Christie – 3rd Place Entrepreneurship Promotion

Kirsten Averrette, Carmela DePaz, Sydney Strawhacker, - 1st Place Learn and Earn

Kyle Leon, Grace Maupin, Garrett Ball – 1st Place Franchise Business Plan

Hunter Evans and Jason Southall – 3rd Place in Presentation and 4th place overall in Sports Promotion Plan

And Luke Jenkins, Jasmine Paulson, and Corbin Tomes have been selected to attend the Thrive Leadership Academy.

HHS - FBLA State Conference

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Students Left-Right: Kylie Evans, Mckenzie Matheson, Lauryn Allman, Cory Graham, and Andrew Crockett. Also, two students placed but are not pictured, Ashton Hickam and Jessica Ramsey.

Hendersonville FBLA State Results

Kylie Evans placed First in Introduction to Business Communication, Andrew Crockett place Second in Advertising, Cory Graham placed Second in Help Desk, Lauryn Allman placed Third in Business Law, Ashton Hickam and Jessica Ramsey placed Fourth in Sports and Entertainment Management, and McKenzie Matheson placed Fifth in Introduction to Business Communication. Hendersonville FBLA had 24 students attend and compete at this year's State Conference in Chattanooga in March.
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Westmoreland High School FBLA

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Westmoreland High School State Winners

Darby Bowser - 2nd place Business Calculations

Sarah Stevens - 1st place Business Communications

Shay Renner - 2nd place Agribusiness

Gallatin High School FCCLA State Convenetion

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From left to right-Emily Ruiz, Summer Kelsey, Niki Patel, Kiersten Neely, Rachel Broadrick, Taegan Graves and Danaejah McMurry. Kierten Neely won first place in Job Interview. Niki Patel and Rachel Bradrick placed First in Life Event Planning.

Station Camp High School FCCLA State Conference in Chattanooga

Station Camp FCCLA memder Caitlin Foster was elected as Vice President of Individual Development. Katarina Gonzalez qualified for Nationals with a 1st place, gold-ribbon win in Fashion Design.

Gallatin High School FFA Nursery and Landscape Team

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On April 14, 2018, the GHS FFA Nursery/Landscape team competed in the regional contest and placed 2nd in the region. They earned the opportunity to participate in the state contest on April 28, 2018.

Portland High School FFA Members at State Convention in Gatlinburg

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We had a great time at State convention this year. Top 3 in two proficiency areas,100 percent membership, 2 star National Chapter award, state superior chapter, platinum PLOW award, state runner up in livestock, 6th place in Farm Business (out of 32 teams), 1st place in Cooperative Development Challenge, competed in Agriculture Marketing, one scholarship for college, and 11 State Degrees.

Cooperative Development FIRST IN STATE!!!!

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Portland High School FFA students with their state degrees.
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Westmoreland High School FFA at State Convention in Gatlinburg

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WHS FFA Students recieve their State FFA Degree at the 90th FFA State Convention. Pictured are Jeana Romines, Amanda Poland and Aleise Hill.
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Westmoreland High School FFA students pictured at the convention in March.

White House High School FFA

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Congratulations to the FFA Novice Parliamentary Procedure team for winning the district championship recently at Station Camp High School. They will next compete for sub region honors at Gallatin High School. Students in this contest must conduct a mock meeting and perform five abilities of parliamentary procedure. They also answer questions asked by the judges about parliamentary procedure and duties of the officers. The district includes all of Sumner and Macon County high schools. The Team members are:

Front row left to right: Shakara Partinger, Jennifer Poole, Jacob Jenkins, Back row left to right: Mathias Hagewood, Kaylie McKissick, Riley Keller, Casey Epting

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Beech High School HOSA State Conference in Chattanooga

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1st- Extemporaneous Writing- Lexie Botts

1st- Personal Care- Kaila Johnson

2nd- Job Seeking Skills- Emily Hickman

2nd- Nursing Assisting- Claire Spivey

3rd- Extemporaneous Health Poster- Tori Phathanak, Morgan Tate

4th- Pharmacology- Tresia Jenkins

5th- Sports Medicine- Anna Hutchison

5th- Physical Therapy- Kiah Kirby

Portland High School HOSA State Conference

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Jalen Everett, Caleb Schmittou, Hared Clubbs- Biomedical Debate 4th

They will be 1st alternates for Internationals.

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Meghan Covrig 3rd Clinical Nursing -moves on to Internationals.

Westmoreland Structural Systems Cabinet Competition

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Students used a similar design and were allowed to modify it as they desired to make it a unique piece. Each student designed, built and finished it as they wanted and it was made entirely from 1 x 12 pine shelving board. First and second place were separated by 1 vote! Each student did an excellent job and are very excited to be able to take them home to share with their families. First place went to Luke Watson, a junior at Westmoreland High School.

Anatomy in Clay Workshop

Sumner County Health Science teachers participated in this active hands-on approach to anatomy at a two-day workshop hosted at the Teacher Center. The activity of building the human from the inside out reverses the traditional method of learning anatomy - through dissection - with proven results. Each participate received a model to take back to their classroom.

Gallatin High School Criminal Justice

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During the week of May 7th, Gallatin High School Criminal Justice students embarked on a five day clandestine burial recovery project. The project involved 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). Multiple role-players, including GHS staff members, were utilized. Gallatin Police Department’s Chief of Police, Donald Bandy; Sumner County’s Sheriff, Sonny Weatherford; Sumner County Assistant District Attorney, Eric Maulden; and Gallatin Mayor, Paige Brown, were also involved in the project to create the most realistic experience possible.

The project included four days of on-site criminal investigation and crime scene investigation and one day of a related courtroom trial. 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 were required to utilize the following subjects of study: Criminal Justice, Math, English, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology and Anatomy and Physiology. During the project, students utilized 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 (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 was 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. The involvement of the elements of participation, communication, leadership, and cooperation from every student involved was imperative. GHS Criminal Justice students were able to experience, explore, learn, enjoy, remember, and utilize lessons learned through the completion of this project.


Criminal Justice at Portland High School

Gallatin High School Pet Grooming