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James Island CHS Students Earn Future Business Leaders of America Awards at State Conference

FBLA LOGOCongratulations to the James Island Charter High School chapter of FBLA on their success at the SC FBLA State Leadership Conference, held in North Charleston this past weekend!

FBLA Adviser Ms. Angela Childs-Kindred reported the team did extremely well earning seven first place winners and one fourth place winner who will compete at the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California! All members competing at state conference placed in the top ten In their categories.

Congratulations to:
First Place
  • Amelia White – Advertising
  • Kayla Commodore, Briah Gordon, Destiney Jamison and Treyonna Alston – Parli Pro
  • Megan Sanders and Danielle Wright -Marketing
Fourth Place
  • Kenetra Johnson – Job Interview
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Wando Culinary Arts and Management Teams Enjoy Success at ProStart Event

The Wando Culinary Arts and Management teams represented very well again this year at the 2017 South Carolina ProStart Invitational March 5-7 in Myrtle Beach!  prostart wando 1prostart wando 2

The culinary arts team won 2nd place and was award thousands of dollars in scholarships.  The management team won 4th place.

“We are very proud of both teams”, said Chef Twaler.

Congratulations to all the students that participated and to their adviser Chef Bill Twaler. prostart wando 4prostart wando 3

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

bpaLogoStudents 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 Design event:

Marley Jenkins placed 6th
Sienna Whalen placed 3rd

In the Prepared Speech event:
Sean Brogan placed 2nd

In the Digital Media Production event:
Sydney Godet place 1st

In the Broadcast Production Team event:
Adrianne Hutto and Sophia Mitchell placed 4th

In the Open Test categories:

  • Rachael Rowe placed 1st and Sienna Whalen placed 5th in Information Technology Concepts
  • Sean Brogan placed 3rd in Financial Math & Analysis
  • Sydney Godet placed 3rd in Business Meeting Management Concepts

Three of our BPA students qualified for BPA Nationals in Orlando, FL!

Congratulations to all that participated and earned awards, and special thanks to their JICHS teacher & adviser Ms. Dana Miley!IMG_1347

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AT&T Retail Store hosts students from R. B. Stall High School’s DECA Student Organization

R. B. Stall High School’s DECA adviser Michael Breedlove provided the following account of his students’ recent work-based learning visit to a local AT&T retail store:

“We had 11 DECA students attend, and were greeted by a host of AT&T employees and the staff of the local retail store.  Students were given a hands on tour of the store working with staff as they helped customers with issues and questions. Students were briefed on the behind the scenes workings of a AT&T retail store.  They also got to meet an AT&T partner that provided some of their equipment. The outing ended with a group luncheon at Smokey Bones.”

Thank you to all the professionals from AT&T that invested their time and talent in these DECA students from R. B. Stall High School!

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West Ashley High School Health Science Students Celebrate HOSA Week

Recently, West Ashley High’s HOSA chapter celebrated HOSA Week by participating in various activities like administering a mental health survey and placing a compliment tree in the hallway where students could leave notes for each other.West Ashley High School Club Celebrates HOSA Week (01)
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Story by Donnie Newton, WAHS Public Relations Coordinator
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R. B. Stall HS Business Students Visit AT&T Offices

Mr. Micheal Breedlove’s students from R. B. Stall HS recently visited the Charleston AT&T offices for a tour and interactive activities.

The students received certificates for completing the same instructional program the associates in the retail stores go through. The training program covers customer service, contracts, and company upward mobility.

“Work-based learning experiences like these truly empower our students to make wise decisions as they prepare for college and career”, said Mr. Breedlove, a business teacher and athletics coach at R. B. Stall High School in North Charleston.

“AT&T has been a terrific business partner,” Breedlove added.

 

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Teams from West Ashley HS and Wando HS Represent South Carolina in National ProStart Competition

Teams from West Ashley High School and Wando High School competed in the National ProStart Invitational held in Dallas, Texas April 29 – May 1.

Both CCSD teams earned the opportunity to compete in this event, staged by the National Restaurant Association and many other supporting sponsors, by winning their respective state events.

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Chef Twaler and his students from Wando HS.

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Garrett Academy of Technology Students Excel at South Carolina Skills USA Competition

Garrett Academy of Technology was well represented at the South Carolina SkillsUSA Competition held April 15 – 16 in Greenville, SC.

“We are very proud of all 16 students who attended and did extremely well”, said Ms. Roxann Phillips, SkillsUSA Adviser, Architecture & Design Teacher, and CTE Department Chair at Garrett Academy of Technology.

All 16 GAT students placed in their respective events as follows:

  • 1st Place  Extemporaneous Speaking  Kwanasia Gaddist
  • 1st Place Action Skills Dakota Cooper
  • 2nd Place Collision Damage Estimating  Jameek Rivers
  • 2nd Place Engineering Design Michael Reynolds, Ke’Shawn Rollerson, Rebekah Simmons
  • 3rd Place Mobile Robotics Technology Joshua Sandoval, Ty’Celia Young
  • 5th Place Job Interview Tara Fields
  • 6th Place  Collision Repair Technology David James
  • 7th Place Restaurant Service De’Quan Bradshaw
  • 7th Place Action Skills Kanard Simmons
  • 8th Place Related Technical Math Brianna Martin
  • 10th Place Job Skill Demostration Kenisha Green
  • 10th Place Automotive Refinishing Technology  James Caldwell
  • 11th Place Commercial Baking Kayla McNeil

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West Ashley DECA Staging 2nd Annual 5K Dash Thru The Den Fundraising Race

Come one, come all – support the West Ashley High School DECA team’s success in regional and national competitions by participating in the “5K Dash Thru The Den” race on May 21, 2016 starting at 9am!

RACE INFO & REGISTRATION LINK:
https://www.racemine.com/West-Ashley-High-School-DECA/events/2016/2016-wa-5k-dash-thru-the-den

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Check out this story on last year’s inaugural 5K race event supporting West Ashley HS DECA:
http://charlestonempowered.com/high-schools/west-ashley-hs/west-ashley-high-school-deca-stages-inaugural-5k-race-fundraiser/

 

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North Charleston HS Culinary Program Hosts West Ashley HS ProStart Competition Practice

The North Charleston High School’s culinary arts program recently hosted a practice event for the West Ashley High School ProStart team that will soon head to Dallas, Texas to compete in the ProStart 2016 National Competition.

Chef Jason Wheless and his state champion WAHS ProStart team ran through their entire process of food prep and plating. Chef Bill Twaler from Wando’s Culinary Arts program was also on hand to offer support and guidance.

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North Charleston HS culinary students are excited to start their competition journey next year at the regional event. They all volunteered to help clean the kitchen after the event.”It was an awesome day for our students, and an experience they will not soon forget”, said Chef Cindi Welsh who leads the NCHS Culinary Arts program.

“We are very thankful – This practice will help our team immensely as we look to bring home a ProStart national championship!” said Chef Wheless.

Thanks to Doug OFlaherty with South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association for organizing the opportunity for WAHS to practice prior to their trip!