Archive for year: 2018
Military Magnet Academy’s culinary arts instructor Chef Kimberly Ortego and 13 of her amazing students recently assisted with a large scale fundraising event benefiting the Lowcountry Food Bank called Chef’s Feast.
Check out this slide show with highlights from the event prepared by Chef Ortego and her students:
To learn more about the Chef’s Feast event and the Lowcountry Food Bank, please visit this website: https://www.lowcountryfoodbank.org/give-money/chefs-feast/
Chef Kimberly Ortego, Culinary Arts Instructor at Military Magnet Academy arranged for 21 culinary arts students to visit the Culinary Institute of Charleston at Trident Technical College’s Rivers Avenue campus on Friday, February 2, 2018.
Participating MMA students got to tour of the culinary labs and classrooms, and were treated to a cooking demonstration on proper knife skills by Chef Ward Morgan. In addition, students had the opportunity to experience Relish Restaurant, the TTC dining room lab and enjoy beef bourguignon, caesar salad, and various desserts prepared by TTC Culinary Students and hosted by Chef Donald Barickman.
Chef Oretgo said, “The Trident Tech team is amazing, and the students were wowed by the whole experience, but the highlight of the visit was a presentation of $250 scholarships to 4 of our students that volunteered with a CIC fundraising event that took place on Friday January 26th!”
Latavia Colimon, Ja’Nyshia Lewis Johnson, Heather Washington, and Isaiah Ford volunteered, working in the kitchen, plating food for the patrons of the “Night in the Valley” fundraiser that raised almost $500,000 in one night for Trident Tech students and programs.
“Our students felt very appreciated for their efforts to support the recent fundraising event” said Chef Ortego.
The students were also invited to shadow college classes during their upcoming Spring Break and work right alongside other CIC students in the culinary labs!
“Thank you to that made this opportunity for our students possible! It was truly a great opportunity for them!” Chef Ortego added.
Congratulations to the RoboEagles FIRST Robotics Team #7021 on their participation in the FTC State Championship that was held at Gaffney High School, February 2-3, 2018. The RoboEagles placed 17 out of 22 in the state-wide event.
The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication and leadership.
The FIRST mission, along with Military Magnet Academy’s mission of achieving academic excellence, to develop citizenship and to promote self-discipline in a military environment, go hand-in-hand.
RoboEagles FTC Team #7021 Coach Ms. Carla Ferrette-Clark said, ” I’d like to give a special thank you to TSgt White, and Mrs. Sally-Ann Archice who helped make this amazing experience possible for our students!”
“Let’s give it up for our FIRST Tech Robotics Team #7021 RoboEagles!! We are true leaders of the 21st Century!” Ms. Ferrette-Clark added.
Students from Baptist Hill Middle High School in Hollywood recently completed their welding internships at Stevens Towing shipyard. The interns studied pertinent vocabulary, math and measurement, safety compliance, and proper use of hand and power tools in addition to basic techniques in SMAW “Stick” and GMAW “MIG” welding. Structured with a duality of classroom instruction and hands-on practice in the shipyard, the curriculum is based on the SC Standards for Welding Technology I and II.
William Holmes, a graduate of Baptist Hill High School and retired supervisor at Stevens Towing instructs the interns in welding, using a grinder, and oxy-fuel cutting. Additionally, guest speakers cover topics such as OSHA safety standards, fire fighting, 401Ks, and artistic welding.
Opportunities for learning are everywhere in the shipyard. Interns observe a myriad of activity such as a barge being blasted and repaired, a tugboat being drydocked, or a hatch cover being fabricated. The outdoor classroom is located in the center of the shipyard surrounded by all of the activity. It is an exciting place to learn and ameliorate their job skills.
On Saturday January 27th the first Liberty Hill Community STEM Day was held in the community at the Felix Pinckney Recreation Center.
Business, community and local partners all joined forces to educate the community on the importance of STEM for our scholars in CCSD and the community as a whole.
The event stressed that many industry which are moving to Charleston are looking for qualified individuals to work for them and the partnership with CCSD, the Charity Foundation, Boeing and other entities are committed to ensuring that there is a pipeline to prepare scholars for them if they so choose to pursue these careers in the future.