We are pleased to announce that the construction of the new JROTC Air Rifle Range at B.C. Rain High School is well underway. The former range was removed to make room for the recently completed Aviation Training building on campus. Rain High School's JROTC Rifle Team was once held in high regard at state and national level competitions. However, over the past few years, they have been unable to practice due to the lack of an adequate facility. According to Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Donald Brady, the Senior Army Instructor at Rain High School, "The cadets are very excited about starting up a rifle team beginning next school year...we hope to be competing at the state and national levels within the next two years and maintain the Red Raider tradition of excellence when it comes to rifle marksmanship." For those that do not know, air rifle marksmanship, shooting a .177 caliber pellet, is an Olympic Sport. Teams throughout the Mobile County Public School System compete annually against each other and across the State of Alabama.
Theodore High School Career Tech students collected canned goods for the Bay Area Food Bank in Theodore.Students participating in the annual CTE Roundup recruitment luncheon were asked to bring canned goods as part of the price of admission to the function. The CTE Roundup gives CTE students the opportunity to network with students from all program areas. By collecting canned goods for the food bank, CTE students get to participate in a service project that benefits the entire community.
Davidson High School’s Career Preparedness teacher Karen Price’s class is participating in a Junior Achievement (JA) program this quarter. Volunteer Justin Mercer, Trustmark Vice President and fellow Davidson Warrior (Class of 2003), has been working with her students using the JA Career Success Curriculum. Students get to see, first-hand, the skills needed to be successful in today’s world of work.
Junior Achievement is a volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade program working in schools to develop work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills. Volunteers use experiential learning to inspire students to develop the skills they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship.
Ms. Price’s students look forward to Justin’s visit each week. Junior Achievement makes applying what they’ve learned in the classroom interesting and fun.
Murphy High School CTE department has been very busy in the last several weeks. Students were honored as they were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). The induction consisted of a candle lighting ceremony and the awarding of NTHS certificates to all inductees. Family and friends of the inductees were invited to attend the ceremony.
CTE students in the Business, Management, and Administration program hosted a guest speaker from Long's Human Resources Services. Misty Lee from Long's spoke to the students about current hiring practices and how to dress for success.