Entries by Chad Vail

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 […]

Culinary Arts Students from Military Magnet Academy Visit Culinary Institute of Charleston

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 […]

Military Magnet Academy Students Gain Valuable Experience at FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics State Championship

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 […]

Baptist Hill MHS Students Complete Welding Internship with Stevens Towing Shipyard in Yonges Island

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 […]

Inaugural Liberty Hill Community STEM Day Held at Felix Pinckney Recreation Center

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 […]

Military Magnet Academy Alumnus Returns to Speak with CTE Students about Entrepreneurship

January 26, 2018 – Charleston, SC – This morning, a former Military Magnet Academy student, DeQuan Washington visited and spoke with students in Ms. Amy Brunson’s class. DeQuan attended MMA 6 years ago and since, he has graduated from college and owns a business – True Hospitality Partners LLC, out of Atlanta, GA. Mr. Washington’s […]