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Wando Students Participate in Mt. Pleasant Business Expo

On September 18, several Wando High School students were invited to participate in the annual Mt. Pleasant Business Expo. When someone visited their booth, they talked about their participation in student organizations, like DECA and ProStart, and signed up volunteer judges for upcoming competitions. Each had invaluable experiences networking with the hundreds of local professionals in attendance.

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Participants from Wando HS included DECA members Alton Massalon, Elizabeth Clayton, Megan Powell- Rivers, and Pro-Start / Culinary Arts student Anna Ware. This WBL opportunity was made possible thanks to the efforts of  Betsy Wilson,  Wando Work-based Learning Coordinator, Kirk Bielke and Ray McGrath,  Wando DECA Advisers.

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ECPI Visit Sept 2014

R. B. Stall Health Science Students Visit ECPI Programs

Students in Ms. Erin Shiver’s Health Science program at R. B. Stall High School recently visited and toured ECPI University. They  met with experienced professionals and discussed how to best prepare for careers in medical fields like MA (medical assisting), HCA (health care administrator), and LPN (licensed practical nursing). Students also got to play an interactive electronic “Jeopardy” review game at the end of the tour.
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5 Wando FCCLA Students Place at Nationals

In July 2014, the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America student organization (FCCLA) held their annual National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
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Students from Wando High School attended the event, and the following were FCCLA National Winners:
  • Alexandra Hickey  – Recycle Redesign/Gold
  • Jasmine White – Fashion Construction/Silver
  • Kylie O’Neil, Megan O’Neil, & Chase Tennison – Life Event Planning/Silver
Congratulations to each of these students, and thank you to Wando FCCLA adviser Ms. Bessie Allen-Holmes for her dedication and support for this student organization!

FCCLA LogoFamily, Career and Community Leaders of America is a national Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education.
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HR Professionals Visit 8th Graders at Sanders-Clyde for Panel Discussion

Sept. 2, 2014 – Students in the 8th grade at Sanders-Clyde Elem/Middle School gathered this morning in the media center to hear from a panel of local HR professionals.

Panelist included Ms. Valerie Harvey from The Urban Electric Company, Ms. Leanne Burklow from LS3P Architecture Firm and Ms. Nancy Coker from SC Port Authority. Each panelist shared about their companies, and how they earned their current position.

They also shared insights on how students could be prepared for successful interviews, and be “self advocates”  ready and willing to take a leadership role in planning for college and career.

The morning panel discussion was organized by Corey Shaw, guidance counselor at Sanders-Clyde Elem/Middle School.

Special thanks to the HR professionals on the panel, Ms. Bobo, media specialist and Mr. Johnson, guidance counselor for their help with this Work-based Learning opportunity for these students.

 

 

2014 MUSC Nursing Camp

Summer Nursing Career Camp Highlighted in MUSC Newspaper


Health Science majors from throughout Charleston County School District were highlighted in the Aug 29 edition of the MUSC Catalyst for their participation in this summer’s MUSC Nursing Career Camp.

2014 MUSC Nursing Camp

Students examine various medical instruments and nursing equipment, trying to guess the name and purpose of each piece as part of an exercise. Campers worked with nurse educators getting career advice and professional training. photo by Emily Upshur, MUSC Public Relations