JROTC cadets participated in rappel training at Camp Shelby, MS on Saturday February 28, 2015. The following schools were represented: MGM, Theodore, Vigor, LeFlore, and Satsuma High Schools. Cadets also received a guided toured the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi compliments of the Senior Army ROTC program at USM. The weather was perfect and the training was problem free! Congratulations to all of the cadets for an outstanding event! Especially to Theodore High School JROTC who participated in this annual event for the first time.
Each year during the month February, Career and Technical Education (CTE) students across the nation celebrate Career and Technical Education month. CTE teachers and students in Mobile County Public Schools celebrated as well. Many activities take place during the month at each high school, 3 middle schools, and the Career Tech centers. Teachers set up field trips, invite guest speakers, and have Career Tech Student Organization (CTSO) T-shirt design competitions, as well as many other activities. Each year, Bel Air Mall allows CTE programs in the district set up displays to promote CTE. During February, Lamar Advertising donates 5 billboards for CTE to use to bring awareness to the programs offered in Career and Technical Education. The teachers, students, and executive staff of CTE appreciate the support of both Bel Air Mall and Lamar Advertising in promoting Career and Technical Education in Mobile County Public Schools.
DECA students from Blount High School attended the state conference in February. Carltoria Wallace placed 3rd in Professional Selling. Alexis Law placed 1st in Apparel and Accessories winning a $1,000.00 per year scholarship to Johnson and Wales University. Maya White, a freshman at Blount, scored very high in her competition and will represent Blount again next year. Blount DECA also received certificates of achievement in the Community Service Campaign and Outstanding Membership. Sponsor, Danielle Johnson, received the Outstanding New Chapter Advisor award. Students also enjoyed many fun activities when not involved in meetings and competitions.
Students in the Cosmetology program at the Continuous Learning Center made wigs during first semester.They learned how important it is to measure strands of hair correctly to get the right look. This is one of the many creative activities students activiely participate in when in the Cosmetology program.
The Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) held their annual Beef, Pork, and Peanut Cook-Off on Friday, November 14, 2014 in the South Street Bistro located on the campus of Murphy High School.
Students prepared a variety of dishes in one of the required categories: Beef, Pork, or Peanut. The hand-made recipes were judged on presentation of the dish, health and nutrition of the recipe, and taste.
The annual event is supported and sponsored by Mrs. Debbie Freeland, Chairman of the Alabama Farmers Federation's State Women's Leadership Committee. Mrs. Freeland presented first, second, and third place winners of each commodity with a certificate and prize money.
Megan Boykin, Semmes Middle School, 2nd Place; Michael Ransom, Murphy High School, 1st Place (Michael will compete in the State Beef Star Event in the spring in Montgomery.); Alyssa Sake, Baker High School, 3rd Place; Debbie Freeland
Joshua Johnson, Blount High School, 2nd Place; Tylin Lewis, Baker High School, 1st Place; Dominique McGinnis, Vigor High School, 3rd Place; Debbie Freeland
Bakari Williams, Blount High School, 2nd Place; Jessica Curry, Citronelle High School, 1st Place; Taylor Sapp, Baker High School, 3rd Place; Debbie Freeland
Special thanks all of the FCCLA students and teachers, Murphy High School FCCLA Chapter President Hope McCants, and to Murphy JROTC Color Guard and for their leadership in this event.