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Citronelle High School Newsletter, February, 2023

What's Happening in the Wildcat Nation?

February is Career and Technical Education Month!

Our teachers and students planned several events to celebrate throughout the month.

Check out the great things happening in the Citronelle High School Career Academies!

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2023 Job Shadowing Day!

On February 2nd, high school students across Mobile County got the opportunity to shadow industry professionals. Citronelle High School's students shadowed with Airbus, AM/NS, and Outokumpu.

A special thank you to these companies for opening your doors and welcoming our students!

Job Shadowing - AM/NS

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Job Shadowing - Outokumpu

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Job Shadowing - Airbus

Manufacturing Academy

Citronelle High School's Signature Academy is the Manufacturing Academy. Four pathways fall under this category: Advance Manufacturing, Automotive, Engineering (Project Lead the Way) and Welding.

Take a look and see what the amazing students in these pathways have learned thus far.

Advanced Manufacturing Pathway

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Skills USA students surprised residents at the local retirement facility with treats on Valentine's Day. What a sweet way to give back to the community.

Great job Wildcats!

Automotive Pathway

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Students in the Automotive Pathway cleaned and installed an intake manifold into a vehicle that suffered severe water damage.

Wildcat Excellence!

Welding Pathway

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Mr. Byrd and his welding students have worked on several projects in the shop this month.

One of the finished projects is this beautiful grill.

Wildcat Excellence!

Engineering Pathway (Project Lead the Way)

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CHS Robotics Team advance to Nationals!

Congratulations to the CHS Robotics team for placing 16th at the State level competition.

These students will compete at Nationals in Dallas, Texas in April.

Team members include Emma Hendry, Tristan Schwartz, D.J. Barrearas, Kirk Byrd, and Grace Tidwell.

We would also like to congratulate Mr. Quattrone for being selected as the Vex Robotics Mentor of the Year!

Wildcat Excellence!

Agriculture Academy

This Academy includes the Agriscience Pathway.

Continue reading to find out what Mr. Crews and his students are doing.

Agriscience Pathway

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In honor of Career Tech month, students in the Agriculture Academy coordinated and participated in a campus-wide clean up!

Students in the Agriscience Pathway also learned how to transplant seedling tomato plants.

Way to go Wildcats!

Technology Academy

Business Management & Administration Pathway

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Students in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Skills USA toured the ALDOT Traffic Management Center in Mobile, AL. The students learned about the history and construction of the tunnels. They also learned about various careers opportunities available with ALDOT.

Keep up the great work Wildcats!!

Hospitality and Tourism Academy

Hospitality and Tourism Pathway

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Jamie Johnson from Six Nineteen Bakery visited the Culinary Arts class. She taught a lesson on various icing techniques and how to make royal icing.

Mrs. Johnson also demonstrated and led students through an activity on how to decorate Valentine's Day themed cookies.

Mary-Claire Marshall from Bake Therapy and the University of Mobile demonstrated the process of making a King Cake.

She also spoke about mental health and stress relief, and how the two can be managed through baking.

Beautiful job Wildcats!

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Health Sciences Academy

Certified Nursing Assistant Pathway

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CHS HOSA students organized and assisted with a blood drive to celebrate Career Tech month.

They did a great job assisting with this community service project.

Great work Wildcats!!

Leadership Academy


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CHS JROTC Leadership students had the opportunity to learn about repelling! They visited Fort Whiting where military personnel taught them about equipment and safety checks.

Our students then repelled from a 40 foot tower. This activity built confidence and encouraged team work.

We are proud of our Wildcats!!

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Chief McLean visits CHS!

M. Chris McLean, the Chief of Police for Citronelle, visited the JROTC Leadership students and spoke to them regarding law enforcement. He provided them with knowledge and advice about education and professionalism in the field.

Thank you Chief McLean for your dedication and service to our students and our community.

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CHS Visits FMC!

Students from the Agriscience and Advanced Manufacturing Pathways toured FMC on Wednesday, February 8, 2023.

Students learned about the production industry, the history of the company, the company's values and practices, as well as, opportunities available at FMC. They also listened to current employees describe their daily work duties and educational background.

Thank you FMC for your hospitality and for investing into the students of Citronelle High School!

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Mr. Keith Locke Named CHS Teacher of the Year!

Mr. Locke is the 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year!

Mr. Keith Locke is our Advanced Manufacturing teacher. He received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering Technology with an emphasis in Manufacturing from the University of Southern Mississippi. He has been here at CHS for six years. In addition to teaching, he is the Advisor for Skills USA and the Varsity Softball Coach.

Mr. Locke previously worked for Ingalls Shipbuilding as an Industrial Engineer, Mitternight Boiler Works as a Project Manager, and Benders Shipyard as a Field Engineer. He then went on to Bishop State Community College. While there, he taught math, coached softball, and served as the Assistant Athletic Director.

In his spare time, Mr. Locke enjoys spending time with family and being a “Papalo” to his seven grandkids. He also enjoys reading the bible, traveling, nature walks, and spending time with the youth.

Congratulations Mr. Locke!

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