Entries by Chad Vail

Culinary Students from Military Magnet Academy Assist with Chef’s Feast Event in Support of Lowcountry Food Bank

Military Magnet Academy’s culinary arts instructor Chef Kimberly Ortego and 7 of her students recently assisted with a large scale fundraising event benefiting the Lowcountry Food Bank called Chef’s Feast. Students assisted with preparations prior to guests’ arrival alongside professionals from throughout the local hospitality and tourism industry. They also assisted with serving during the event as well as […]

James Island Charter HS Students Earn Awards at Business Professionals of America Conference

Students in the James Island Charter High School chapter of Business Professionals of America earned many awards at the BPA State Conference this past week in Rock Hill, SC. Business Professionals of America is a leading Career Technical Student Organization for students interested in management, office administration, information technology, and other related fields. In the Graphic […]

Local ACE Mentors Chapter Connects CCSD Students with Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Professionals for Project-based Learning

The following update was provided by Rob Turner with Charleston Engineering who serves as Chairman of the Board of ACE Mentors of Greater Charleston.  The ACE Mentors are in full swing at all three schools this semester! Check out this terrific video of students in Mr. Darwin Shorter’s class at St. Johns High working in a […]

700+ CCSD Students Enjoy Screening of Hidden Figures Movie Followed by Panel Discussions with Local STEM Pros

February 14, 2017 – North Charleston, SC – Thanks to a hard working group of volunteers from local companies and organizations, over 1000 students were invited to a very special STEM themed event staged at a theater complex adjacent to North Charleston City Hall. Students arrived by the bus load to an expo style event in the […]

City of Charleston Hosts Job Shadowing Day for 25 West Ashley HS Students

February 13, 2017 – Charleston, SC – 25 students from West Ashley High School got to shadow City of Charleston municipal professionals for a “Day in the Life” experience.  They arrived with their chaperones Ms. Melissa Sparks and Ms. Bridgette Butler early Monday morning at City Hall, and quickly took their seats in the historic City […]

Over 100 CCSD Culinary Students Attend Hospitality Career Fair Hosted by College of Charleston

On February 6th, students and faculty from the College of Charleston Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management hosted an amazing career fair at the TD Arena on Meeting Street. Over 100 students from CCSD culinary arts programs attended. Paula Miller from SMG, the worlds largest operator of coliseums and convention centers, including ours in N. […]

700+ Students and Parents Attend Youth Apprenticeships Information Night

Thanks to all the students and parents that attended the information session on our region’s Youth Apprenticeship opportunities on February 2 at Trident Technical College. Attendees got to hear about youth apprenticeships available in 15 career pathways from over 100 local companies! Over 100 employers in the Charleston region are offering rising high school juniors, […]

West Ashley High’s Robotics Team Wins Big at Recent Competitions

West Ashley High School’s Robotics Team places first and takes home four additional awards from the College Park / Cane Bay Regional Qualifier Charleston Recently, the West Ashley High School Robotics Team, also known as W.A.R.P. Drive, competed in the Viking Hammer Qualifier and the College Park / Cane Bay Regional Qualifier where they continued […]

Military Magnet Academy Students Begin Spring Internship with Lowcountry Food Bank

Four students in Chef Kimberly Ortego’s culinary arts program at Military Magnet Academy have started their spring semester internships at the Lowcountry Food Bank. “We’re so thankful to partner with the Food Bank again this year for internships” said Military Magnet Academy’s CTE Department Chairperson Amy Brunson. Chef Kim Ortego also expressed her thanks for […]

7 CCSD Students Start Spring Internships with Boeing South Carolina

Seven seniors from schools throughout Charleston County School District recently began spring semester internship with Boeing South Carolina. The students will be working 20 hours per week after school. They will earn a high school course credit as well as a paycheck, but the most significant reward will be the relationships they will gain with […]