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Trident Tech Chef Instructor Visits Military Magnet Academy Culinary Arts Lab

Instructor Chef Scott Stefanelli and one his students from Trident Technical College recently visited Chef Joseph Crompton’s culinary arts classroom at Military Magnet Academy for a live demonstration and lecture.

Chef Stefanelli serves on the culinary arts advisory board for Military Magnet Academy and actively supports many local workforce development organizations, including the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Students from MMA are scheduled to visit the Culinary Arts program at Trident Technical College in mid April.

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Also, Chef Crompton was recently named Teacher of the Month at Military Magnet Academy – Congratulations Chef Crompton!

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Local Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) Professionals Lead Lesson in R. B. Stall HS Engineering Classroom

Professionals in the local chapter of ACE (Architects, Construction, and Engineers) served as mentors this week in Mrs. Kimberly Pickett’s Pre-engineering class at R. B. Stall High School.

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Students got to do a lesson led by LS3P Project Architect Ben Anderson.  “They learned how to identify different areas in a set of actual project plans.” said Mrs. Pickett.

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West Ashley High School Culinary Arts Serves Up Seasonal Selections in Wildcat Cafe

Today in the Wildcat Cafe at West Ashley High School, students served up colorful king’s cake and zesty jambalaya.

This student run cafe operates once a week under the supervision of culinary art instructor Chef Jason Wheless.

Students not only prepare and serve the food, but also work the counter taking orders and come up with marketing strategies to increase sales.

Their school based enterprise’s profits help to pay for students to compete in ProStart student organization competitions.

Learn more about Chef Wheless’ Culinary Arts program at West Ashley HS here:

http://westashleyhigh.ccsdschools.com/faculty___staff_directory/career_and_technology_education/jason_wheless

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Military Magnet Academy Students Meet 2 Special Visitors

On Tuesday, February  9th, students at Military Magnet Academy enjoyed a visit from 2 special guests: The Honorable Linda Lombard, former Charleston County Bond Court Judge and Ms. Alex Lombard, an actress, screen writer, and director who lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Many MMA students were inspired to meet the two visitors as they walked through the hallways and visited several classrooms.

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L to R: Alex Lombard, MMA Principal Anderson Townsend, Judge Linda Lombard

 

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R. B. Stall HS Students in Computer Integrated Manufacturing Class Enjoy Visit from Boeing SC Engineers

The Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) class at R. B. Stall High School kicked off February’s National CTE Month with a visit from 3 Materials & Processes Engineers from the Boeing South Carolina Research & Technology Center in North Charleston (BR&T).

Special thanks to the following Boeing SC professionals for investing their time at R. B. Stall High School: 

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  • Tom Gonze-Materials and Processes Engineer
  • Tu Hoang-Materials and Processes Engineer
  • Sam Knutson-Materials and Processes Engineer

The guest speakers shared  their educational and professional path for their current position with Boeing SC and an overview of the type of work they get to do at the local BR&T. They even brought samples of their work made from various materials they work with daily.

Sam Knutson worked on the Apache program and Tom Gonze on the Chinook and V-22.  They discussed where and how different types of composites are used and how their processing experience with Autoclave, oven process, and resin infusion influences their work.

Mrs. Kimberly Picket, CIM class instructor and CTE department chair at R. B. Stall HS said, “The students were actively engaged and enjoyed handling the samples and asking a multitude of questions concerning the paths each of them pursued to get where they are today!”

Classroom visits like this are invaluable for students to truly understand the relevance of their academic course work in high school to their future career in a high demand, high wage STEM job right here in Charleston, South Carolina.

Here are come additional pictures from their visit:

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