Entries by Chad Vail

James Island Charter HS FBLA Students Excel in State Competition

Congratulations to students from the James Island Charter High School FBLA Chapter, led by Angela Childs Kindred, on their terrific success at the recent South Carolina FBLA State Conference.  The following students earned the opportunity to advance to compete at the National FBLA Conference in Baltimore, MD in June.  First Place Finishers: Amera Roper, Nyashia […]

Middle & High Schools Compete in 8th Annual SeaPerch Underwater Robotics Challenge

March 8, 2018 – North Charleston, SC – Middle and high schools from throughout the Charleston region and beyond participated in the 8th annual SeaPerch Charleston Challenge hosted by Charleston County School District’s Science Department at Danny Jones Recreational Complex in North Charleston. Check out this awesome video on the event from North Charleston! Students […]

Youth Apprenticeship Success – West Ashley HS Graduate Stephen Maddy’s Pathway to Employment with City of Charleston IT Department

Stephen Maddy, a 2017 graduate of the Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeship program, was hired by the City of Charleston as a Computer Networking youth apprentice in 2015. He graduated West Ashley High School in 2016 and has worked full time since March 2017 as a PC Support Technician with the City of Charleston. Stephen was recently […]

Military Magnet Academy Computer Science Students Visit College of Charleston Computer Science Classrooms

Today, students from Military Magnet Academy’s Computer Science program had the opportunity to visit The College of Charleston’s Computer Science Department. Upon arrival, students were greeted by Sebastian Van Delden, Department Chair and Professor of computer science, Admissions and Financial Aid coordinators, and current student volunteers.  The Department of Computer Science at the College of Charleston […]

West Ashley HS and Charleston Math & Science Students Visit City of Charleston Departments for Day of Job Shadowing

Students from West Ashley High School and Charleston Charter School for Math & Science had the opportunity to shadow various departments in the City of Charleston municipal team today. The morning began in the historic Charleston City Hall’s Council Chambers. Surrounded by priceless paintings and other treasures, students got a personal welcome from Mayor John […]

St. Johns HS Seniors Empowered with Financial Literacy & Life Skills Workshops

Thanks to a partnerships with Next Steps of South Carolina and Wells Fargo, seniors from St. Johns High School participated in a week of workshops to help prepare students for their upcoming adventures into the world of college and career.  Professionals from Wells Fargo led financial literacy sessions focused on budgeting, investing, the dangers of […]

West Ashley HS Students Learn from Local Professionals at Annual Career Fair

Students in 9th and 10th grade at West Ashley High School recently got the chance to meet local professionals from a variety of career pathways during the school’s annual Career Fair. Each Career and Technology Education Program of Study at the school was featured during the event. Representatives from local companies and colleges spoke with […]

Military Magnet Academy Culinary Arts Students Brings Home 1st Place in Chili Cook Off Event

​​Military Magnet Academy student Camren Budzynski placed 1st place this past weekend in a Chili Cook Off contest. He prepared his chili that he made for his final exam in Culinary Arts. His fellow MMA students gave him rave reviews when they tried it, so he decided to enter the recipe in the contest and came […]

Military Magnet Academy Culinary Students Serve with Local Chefs at Lowcountry Food Bank Event

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 […]