MGM Cadets had the honor of supporting the Gulf Coast Veteran’s Advisory Council event at the USS Alabama Memorial Park on September 24, 2015. The purpose of the event was to provide services and information to local veterans. There were many homeless combat veterans that were there and received services. The event was kicked of the by the Davidson NJROTC Color Guard and the MGM AJROTC Honor Guard. Our cadets were able to interact with the veterans. It was a rewarding experience that they will not forget.
On September 30, 2015, twelve schools competed at Montgomery High School for the annual JROTC Physical Training Competition. MGM's Viking JROTC PT team took 1st place in the overall category! The winning team consisted of Fisher Sanders, Quinton Colby, Dakota Mayer, and James Hough. The following MGM JROTC cadets won individual awards:
1st Place Overall Male – Dakota Mayer
1st Place Sit-Ups Male – Dakota Mayer (112 sit-ups in two minutes!)
2nd Place Sit-Ups Male – Quinton Colby (110 sit-ups)
The Health Science Therapeutic Services and PLTW Bio-Medical pathways underwent the new ALSDE Business and Industry 5 Year Certification Process on Wednesday, September 30,2015 through Friday, October 2, 2015. Business and Industry Certification ensures CTE programs meet industry standards so that students will be equipped for post-secondary education, apprenticeship, employment, and life. In addition, teachers must possess specific knowledge and skills as prescribed by industry standards and the state department of education in order for a program to be certified to business/industry standards.
All nine (9) of the districts Health Science pathways successfully passed the state’s on-site review with 100% compliance and no deficiencies. Their hard work, commitment and dedication to educate, prepare and graduate College and Career Ready students is reflective of the district’s Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan.
Business and Industry Certification acknowledges the teachers with a level of expertise that parents, colleagues, administrators and community partners look to for insight and leadership in improving student learning opportunities.
List of Health Science teachers/schools:
Baker: Margeaux Esfeller and Daniel Kertis
Blount: Valeria McGrew and L. Mechelle Spriggs
Bryant CTC: Courtney Taylor and Rhonda Turner
Citronelle: Suzanne Robinson
Faulkner CTC: Dianne Pough and Jia Johnson-Okeke
Leflore: Kathy Shelton
Mary G. Montgomery: Gesa Capers, Nellie Shiver and Charlie Crabtree
The cadets are from Left to Right: (1) Mobile County JROTC Brigade Commander - Cadet Colonel Andrew Cherry, Murphy High School; (2) Deputy Brigade Commander, Cadet Colonel Phillip Russell, Baker High School; (3) Deputy Brigade Commander, Cadet Colonel Tamera Turner, Citronelle High School; (4) Brigade Command Sergeant Major, Cadet Danielle Blitch, Baker High School. My quote is listed below:
The above cadets competed against a pool of 24 of their peers across the district. They represent the very best of the most talented cadets in Mobile County Public Schools and worked extremely hard to earn their positions. Each cadet appeared before a four-person Command Selection Board and answered questions ranging from JROTC rules and regulations, current events, and curriculum knowledge. We are extremely proud of each of officer for their hard work and dedication. These cadets will be responsible for executing the brigade’s activity plans which include training and competitions throughout Mobile County. Congratulations to each of them!
Work-Based Learning students at Blount High School learn many skills while on-the-job. There's more to these jobs than just knowing how to prepare food. Students learn real-world skills such as getting to work on time, dressing appropriately, how to work with customers, and how to take direction from a manager. Work-Based Learning programs offer students the opportunity to develop necessary essentials skills before entering the workforce full time. Students pictured: April Vail--Waffle House; Asia Matthews--Checkers; Dedric Arnold--Sonic
On 17 September a T2 Jet Trainer used by the US Navy arrived on the campus of Rain High School. The jet is on loan from the Pensacola Naval Air Station Museum and will be on display in front of the school once a pad is prepared. The aircraft is there to highlight the Aviation Academy at Rain HS and Aviation students will help to reassemble the jet that had to be disassembled for transport from Whiting Field Naval Air Station in Florida where she was last parked. The JROTC cadets under the leadership of LTC (Ret) Donald Brady will be responsible for maintaining the plane. Congratulations Rain High School.