North Charleston High School CTE Completers Enjoy Special Recognition Luncheon

The North Charleston CTE Department, led by Department Chair Ladora Waters and CTE Administrator Vanessa Denny, hosted a special luncheon for “CTE Completers” graduating this year.

The students and educators, along with several guests from the district and community, enjoyed a taco bar and cupcakes.


Each students was presented with their silver Completer Cord to be worn with their cap & gown at graduation, and a special certificate of completion.  ??????????????????????????????? IMG_2043 ???????????????????????????????

Each of the NCHS students recognized as CTE Completers successfully finished four courses in their chosen CTE Program of Study, also knows as their Career Major.


Culinary Arts 
China Adams
Akira King
Italia Bennett
Dexter Middleton
Raven Bess
Tierra Sampson
Shelby Binnarr
Ashtin Stroud
Jeremiah Bolden
Shytra Brisbane
Kelcy Gailliard
Web & Digital Communications
Jaime Coakley
Shakeria Frazier
Shawna Ross
Business Information Management
Khala Jenkins
Kathleen Thomas
Family and Consumer Science
Kathleen Hines

West Ashley High School Celebrates 85 CTE Completers at Breakfast Event

Story by Donnie Newton, PR Coordinator West Ashley HS

Charleston, SC —  85 seniors from West Ashley High School were recognized recently as Completers in a particular CTE Career Major at the CTE Completer Breakfast on April 22nd. West Ashley High School offers 14 different Career & Technology Education (CTE) Majors, ranging from Accounting, Marketing, Sports Medicine, or Web & Digital Communications. At the CTE Completer Breakfast, the food was prepared and served by West Ashley High’s own Culinary Arts students led by their teacher Chef Jason Wheless.

The students received a silver cord to wear at graduation to symbolize their achievements within the CTE Department and a certificate that exhibits the completion of their chosen major. Principal Lee Runyon, Associate Principal Ryan Cumback, and Assistant Principal Gayle Dorsel presented the completers with their awards. Ginger Reijners, the CTE Director for CCSD, and Chad Vail, the Work-based Learning Partnerships Coordinator, were also present for the event.

Studies have shown that students who complete a rigorous academic core combined with a career pathway perform better in high school, are less likely to drop out of high school, and are more likely to continue on to receive a post-secondary education.

Click here for a complete list of all CTE Majors at West Ashley High School




R. B. Stall High School Celebrates CTE Completers with Recognition Breakfast

May 14, 2015 – North Charleston, SC – Graduating seniors at R. B. Stall High School were presented their silver Completer Cords this morning for successfully completing four Career and Technology courses in their major.


Congratulations to all the CTE students on their achievement! And, thank you to CTE Department Chair Kim Pickett and the amazing CTE Teaching Team at R. B. Stall HS on another fantastic year!


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