More than 8,500 of America’s best and brightest high school students traveled to the Windy City to Step Up to the Challenge as they showcased their talents as future business leaders. The 2014-15 FBLA Theme was “Step Up to the Challenge” and Thomaneka Reddfrom Murphy High School did exactly that Thomaneka competed in the Certiport Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2013 Excel Expert event and placed in the Top 10!! Winners were announced and recognized at the National FBLA Awards of Excellence Program on July 2. In addition, by placing in the Top 10, Thomaneka and MHS FBLA each received a $100 Foundation Award.
Thomaneka’s award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas.
Computer Science Principles students at Davidson HS show off their Binary Beads. To wrap up the first week of programming, students demonstrated their understanding of basic computer programming by converting the initials of their names into Binary code--1s & 0s. Then they used two different color beads to create a bracelet with their unique code.
The Turf Management class at the Bryant Career Technical Center has begun construction of a golf practice area. Schools from around the county will be able to use this area to refine their golf skills year round. Jimmy Greene of Heron Lakes Country Club designed the facility and Esfeller Construction donated the site work while Driskell Turf Farm is helping with the sprigging of the Bermuda grass. The students are installing the sprinkler system as designed by Robbie Shearer of Mobile Airport Authority. The students will be responsible for maintaining the facility once it is finished. Bill Meredith, who is the instructor for the Turf Management program, stated that “Career Tech is about getting students ready for the work force. There is a huge demand for skilled people in the highly advance world of sports turf. The golf practice area not only will help local schools afford to practice golf, but it will enable the students in the class to receive the skills they will need to become leaders in the turf management field.”
Cadet Sang Tran enjoys his first day on the job! Mobile County Public Schools JROTC program has successfully launched the first group of JROTC Cooperative Education students in conjunction with the City of Mobile’s Fire Department. Ten cadets from various high schools signed up for the work-based learning course. This is the first program of its kind in the State of Alabama! Congratulations to each cadet as they have a very successful learning experience!
Homeland Security: Cadet Phillip Russell and Cadet Kelvin Irizarry of Baker High School
Logistics Division/Fire Prevention/Public Education/Emergency Medical Services: Cadet Maxwell Coleman, Cadet Zachary McGaha, Cadet Triston Ratliff of Baker High School; Cadet Derrick English and Cadet Sang Tran of Davidson High School; Cadet Tyshon Mouzone of LeFlore High School; Cadet Alexander Reed of Montgomery High School
Training Division: Cadet Michael Alexander of Theodore High School
On Friday, March 27, 2015 Theodore High School invited local business and industry partners to come out and see what programs are available in Career and Technical Education (CTE) with an Academy Open House showcasing the new Health Science Dental Assisting Pathway and lab.
The CTE Open House was a great opportunity to provide business partners with an in-depth look at all of the Career and Technical Education programs in a variety of different career areas. Business and industry leaders were given a tour of the campus along with the opportunity to visit the CTE labs and view student demonstrations with industry based equipment. They were also given the opportunity to talk with teachers and students about program offerings.