Entries by Chad Vail

Wando Spring Business Plan Competition Winners Annouced

David Fralix, Personal Finance CTE Teacher at Wando High School, shared the following recap and pictures from the Wando High School In-class Business Plan Competition, presented by Glasspro on Friday, April 21. First and second place winners receive $250 and $150, respectively, from YEScarolina and Glasspro and go on to compete in the countywide business […]

West Ashley HS Pre-engineering Students Enjoy Visit to Ravenel Bridge with Local Engineers

Dr. Barbara Leonard, West Ashley High School’s PLTW Engineering instructor, provided the following description and pictures from her students recent visit to the Arthur Ravenel Bridge over the Cooper River and the Mt. Pleasant Waterfront park with local professionals from the engineering community.  The 2017 Engineering Tour of the Ravenel Bridge was a great success. […]

Students from Wando High and Several CCSD Middle Schools Participate in Palmetto Cyber Defense Competition

The Palmetto Cyber Defense Competition (PCDC) is staged each spring by volunteers from SPAWAR in collaboration with the South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association (AFCEA). The goal of the event, started in 2013, is to energize middle and high schools, colleges, and their students to focus on the development of technical […]

West Ashley HS Students Compete at Technology Student Association State Event

Students from West Ashley High School recently participated in the annual state competition event for Technology Student Association (TSA). The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national, non-profit organization of middle and high school students who are engaged in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Since TSA was chartered in 1978, almost 4,000,000 student members have […]

Nail Technology Students from West Ashley High School Showcase their Designs

Ms. Helen Shepherd shared these samples of the creative work her students are doing in the Nail Technology program at West Ashley High School. Students can earn their Nail Technician license in this CTE Program. Thanks to Ms. Shepherd for sharing the excellent work of her students Kasey Cunningham, Kinsley Kemp, Elisa Dillon, Em Dinh, […]

Butcher & Bee Hosts North Charleston HS and West Ashley HS Students for Work-based Learning Visit

Students from West Ashley High School and North Charleston High School enjoyed a wonderful field trip facilitated by YEScarolina to Butcher & Bee restaurant in downtown Charleston on March 30, 2017.  The group for this structured field study experience was comprised of students from Ms. Eva Rutiri’s Entrepreneurship class and Fundamentals of Web Page Design class […]

Students from Daniel Jenkins Academy Get Behind the Scenes Tour of Belmond Charleston Place Hotel

“The field trip was a great success!”, Ms. Shekema Hamm said after her students from Daniel Jenkins Academy got a behind the scenes tour from top to bottom of the Belmond Charleston Place Hotel from Mickey Bakst, General Manager of the Charleston Grill. Mr. Bakst greeted the students in the grand hotel’s lobby and spent some time […]

Celebrity Chef from Latvia Provides Cooking Demo for Military Magnet Academy Culinary Students

Students in Chef Kim Ortego’s Culinary Arts CTE Program at Military Magnet Academy were treated to a visit from a celebrity chef from Latvia on Tuesday, March 28th! Chef Karlis Visockis provided an interactive cooking demo focused on European cuisine. Stephen Wyatt with the CCSD Department of Communication put together this amazing INTERACTIVE PHOTO GALLERY  showing the unmistakable […]

Students from Daniel Jenkins Academy Visit HVAC Lab at Trident Technical College

Students in Ms. Shekema Hamm’s Career and Technology Education program at Daniel Jenkins Academy recently received a campus tour of Trident Technical College from recruiting representative, Mr. Mark Yearty. Mr. Yearty stressed the importance of 3 things to the students interested in attending TTC after high school: Completing their application for admission on time Submitting their […]

Students Compete at 2017 SeaPeach Underwater Robotics Challenge

Over 100 students from throughout Charleston recently competed in the 2017 SeaPerch Charleston Challenge at the Danny Jones Pool complex in North Charleston. Teams from local high and middle schools designed underwater robots and competed with them in various challenges. Students were also judged on their poster and presentation skills, and an overall composite score […]