Theodore High School Career and Technical Education department held an induction ceremony for the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). NTHS inductees must meet specific academic requirements to be eligible for membership. During the ceremony, the students being inducted were presented with an NTHS certificate and an honor cord. The NTHS honor cords can be worn by graduating seniors during their graduation ceremony. Congratulations to all honorees!
Over 30 Davidson Software Programming students traveled to the USA School of Computing to get first-hand experience of what goes on at the college level. Students explored Brain Interface Technology and spent an hour with a Cyber Assurance Professor learning the basics of cryptography.
Baker High School student, Rachel Zodrow, received recognition at South Alabama (Shelby Hall) for being a runner-up for the Mid-Gulf Coast Aspirations in Computing competition. Aspirations in Computing is a talent development initiative of the National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT) designed to increase women's meaningful participation in computing careers by providing encouragement, visibility, community, leadership opportunities, scholarships, and internships to high potential technically inclined young women. Rachel represented Baker High School at the competition on February 20, 2016. Congratulations, Rachel! (pictured right)
Blount's DECA has 5 winners this year at the Stare Conference in Birmingham, AL.
Samuel Brian Wilson won 2nd place in the Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series.
Marc Kimbrough won 3rd place in the Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series.
Darriel Craig won 3rd place in the Hotel and Lodging Management Series.
Maia Singleton won 2nd place in the Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan.
Maya White won 2nd place in the Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan.
Blount also won in the following areas: the Outstanding Membership Achievement Award (61 members) the New Chapter Advisor Award (2nd year advisor) the Community Service Campaign Award (for Reading Buddies Community Service at Indian Springs Elementary School and the Membership Campaign Award (for a drastic increase in Members). What a great way to celebrate CTE Month!
Go Build Alabama, an initiative of the Alabama Construction Recruitment Institute (ACRI), is pleased to select Alexis Coale of Prichard as the Future Skilled Worker of America (F.S.W.A.) Student of the Month for February, 2016.
Alexis is a senior at Williamson High School. In addition to her regular coursework, she has been enrolled in the welding program at T.L. Faulkner Career Technical Center. It is there where she attracted the attention of welding instructor Tim DeVargas, and was nominated for the Go Build award and scholarship. She holds a number of certifications from the American Welding Society (AWS), including: SMAW 3F, 4F, 3G, FCAW 3F, and FCAW 3G. She is the first student from the Gulf Coast to receive this award in the 2015-2016 school year.
The F.S.W.A. Student of the Month is an honor bestowed upon one high school junior or senior by the Alabama Construction Recruitment Institute every month during the school year. It was created to encourage students to consider pursuing careers in the construction industry, a field that offers a wide variety of rewarding career paths. Each student selected for the award becomes eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship to a higher education training center in Alabama.