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.
Health Science students at the Bryant Career Technical Center are using the most advanced wireless patient simulator on the market to mimic human cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological system functions.
The Health Science curriculum provides a comprehensive plan of relevant and rigorous course work and training that reflects the skill sets needed by a changing global economy.
According to Courtney Taylor, R.N., BCTC Health Science instructor, patient simulators are used to assist with training future health care professionals throughout the country and we want our students to see the value of using technology to enhance learning by simulating real-world situations.”
Career and Technical Education is bridging the gap between what is expected of a high school graduate and what the world beyond high school demands through our Health Science curriculum.
"Our goal is to make our students college and career-ready by exposing them to a variety of healthcare related skills and opportunities," said Principal Thomas Reed.
JROTC had approximately 40 students from MCPSS participate (Baker and LeFlore High Schools) in the four-mile “Seabee” Volkslauf Mud-Run in Gulfport, MS. The weather was perfect and the cadets represented our district very well! The obstacles were extremely challenging, but everyone managed to complete the course!
Vigor’s FCCLA members set up their annual Farm and Home fair exhibit at the Greater Gulf State Fair Grounds. This competition is sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension and is a big hit each year. This year the student decided to focus on Nutrition, and explained how to read a food label. The students put in long hours to pull this all together. Check out the exhibit starting Friday October 25, 2014- Sunday ovember 2, 2014 at the fair ground. The exhibits will be judged and the students receive ribbons along with a cash prize for the winners. Go show your support for students and their adviser Mrs. McCollum.
Montgomery High School (MGM) students in Suzanne Taylor's Advanced Business Technology classes have had great success in passing Microsoft Office Specialist Certification exams. Students are testing in Microsoft Word 2013, Microsoft PowerPoint 2013, and Microsoft Excel 2013.
The students pictured below were among the first to pass one or more certifications exams at MGM. Jonathan Pollack made a perfect score of 1000 on both Word 2013 and Excel 2013!