Congratulations to members of the Bryant High School JROTC JLAB Team who participated in the third round of the JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl (JLAB) hosted by the College Options Foundation that took place in Washington D.C. from 24-28 June 2016.
One of only 40 Army JROTC teams selected across the nation to compete in the Leadership portion of the competition, the team representing the “Hurricane Battalion” beat out well over a thousand other teams across the nation and overseas military installations!
Led by Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Gary Vrazel (who retired from the district this summer), the Senior Army Instructor at Bryant, this team has done exceptionally well through the first two levels of the competition. Colonel Vrazel, stated, “This group of cadets represent some of the finest studetns I have ever had the pleasure of teaching since joining the Mobile County Public School System.” The Hurricanes pictured below are: led by Cadet Patricia West, Thomas Le, Brittany Pierce, and Joseph Kelley. The two alternate team members are Jacob Johnson and Amanda Wilson. Students also go the chance to see our nation’s capital up close and personal.
Multimedia Design is one course that Business, Management, & Administration students at Baker HS are offered. In this course, students learn how to utilize different software packages used in business and industry to create professional level documents. These 2 students created posters for their Career Tech Student Organization in their Multimedia Design class using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
With the start of the new school year, Career & Technical Education students will again have the opportunity to join the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). Students designated with this distinction have successfully met the criteria of a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA in their CTE coursework in addition to being recognized for their accomplishments during the NTHS Induction Ceremonies.
Senior members of NTHS are working hard to make the grade and prepare for an exciting year. Between the whirlwind of senior activities and festivities, topped by the graduation ceremony itself, students will be inducted in to the National Technical Honor Society.
Last school year, during the week of May 16, 2016, three hundred and seventy three graduating seniors were recognized by wearing the National Technical Honor Society honor cord during graduation ceremonies throughout the district. Something to look forward to for this year’s senior inductees!
Even though Heath Science students are looking to the future, it’s important to be inspired by the success of last school year. Health Science students earned the state approved and business recognized C.N.A. Certification. Health Science students had a record breaking 1,051 total credentials earned in Health Science last school year with 222 graduating seniors pursuing post-secondary and career ready options in the health or medical field.
As the demand for a highly skilled workforce continues to grow, Career and Technical Education expanded its Health Science curriculum to meet the growing needs of business and industry. A huge part of the expansion is the technological patient simulators to replicate real-life patient situations. This addition provides a learning environment for students to acquire knowledge and hands-on skills for a growing global society.
Murphy High School Career Preparedness students, under the guidance of their teacher Jennifer Fleming, identified campus social issues affecting high school students. The students first divided into groups and then chose their topic based on social concerns found in high schools throughout the country. Once their topics were identified, each group developed a plan to address that issue at their school. Topics ranged from graffiti and littering to bullying and on-campus fighting. One group chose to address the quality of cafeteria food. The group that addresssed graffiti painted the stall doors in the girls restroom near their classroom.
This project is a great way for students to be exposed to the process of identifying social issues and the process of addressing them.