Health Science students are gearing up for certification testing in March. Students in the Health Science pathways work towards certifications in the following areas: Certified Nursing Assistant, CPR, and Patient Care Tech. Many of these same students are also members of the Career Tech Student Organization for Health Science called HOSA. HOSA offers students the opportunity to develop leadership skills specific to Health Science by hosting conferences, offering competition opportunities, community service, and internships. November 6-12, 2016, was national HOSA week for this school year. Mobile County Public Schools HOSA chapters participated in many activities to spotlight what students are doing: daily HOSA announcements, guest speakers, and business tours. HOSA and Health Science students are looking forward to completion of the upcoming student certifications.
JROTC cadets were recently honored by the Mobile’s Midtown Optimist Club during their first annual Armed Forces Recognition Day. This recognition proves how hard cadets in JROTC work. Throughout first semester, cadets honored surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen, World War II Buffalo Soldiers, and Medal of Honor Recipients. During the semester, they competed in drill meet competitions, air rifle competitions, orienteering demonstrations, and the annual Raider Challenge. There are many skills developed by participating in JROTC and NROTC.
Blount High School Health Science students made an impression on their younger counterparts when they participated in the Holloway Elementary School Career Fair held January 24, 2017. The elementary students were able to learn about careers in the health-care industry as well as, see how they can begin to prepare for their careers while in high school. The high school students were able to talk to Holloway students and to demonstrate some of the things they do in their Health Science class.
Two seniors from Davidson High Schools earned Honorable Mention for Regional NCWIT Aspirations in Computing 2017 Award. Congratulations to Carlin Diemert & Danielle Leslie.
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Family and friends of CTE students will once again have the opportunity to celebrate the induction of CTE students into the National Technical Honor Society. Each high school and both Career Tech Centers in the district will be holding induction ceremonies to recognize qualified CTE high school seniors with honor cords and certificates to recognize their achievement. Check with sponsors from each school for specific dates and times.
Along with academic excellence, NTHS promotes seven additional attributes of membership: skill, honesty, service, responsibility, scholarship, citizenship, and leadership. As part of the Induction Ceremony, students will pledge to maintain these standards of personal conduct in their education, careers, and as citizens of their community and country.