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     Lee County Schools Career and Technical Education
     
     
     
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     Learn more about the exciting opportunities for students in Career & Technical Education.
     
    Career Clusters - Apprenticeships - Student Organizations - Certifications 
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    CDC's (Career Development Coordinators, Alison Poole and Carrie Womack), IMC (Instructional Management Coordinator, Melanie West) and SPC (Special Populations Coordinator, Sherry Baucom) spent the morning speaking with 7th-grade students at West Lee Middle School about CTE courses offered at the high school level. Students participated in Career Interest Bingo, learned about Career Clusters and got a taste of what CTE courses are available at the high schools from watching the CTE recruitment video.
     
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    On October 25th, Brandon Ramirez and Greeley Hibbard recieved the SME Rising Stars Award recognizing their achievements in Career and Technical Education.
     
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    On Sunday October 22nd, three robotics teams from the LCHS SkillsUSA chapter competed in the NC Apprenticeship/SkillsUSA NC State Fair Robotics competition. All of the teams performed admirably in front of several state dignitaries and state fair attendees alike. LCHS took home the top three positions! With the team of Greeley Hibbard and Kamryn Bivens taking first place, Jairo Diaz and Zach Loso taking second, and Brian Primo and Sebastian Sandi-Siles taking third. The students also had a couple hours before the competition to showcase their designs and hopefully inspire some future robotics engineers as you can see in the photos below. As a bonus all of these students will be receiving a monetary award from the NC Department of Commerce.
     
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    Agricultural Education Student Teacher was Finalist for NC Student Teacher of the Year

     
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    Jacqueline Knowles, a May 2017 graduate in Agricultural Education was named one of the six finalists for the North Carolina Student Teacher of the Year by the North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators. Ms. Knowles completed her student teaching at Pinecrest High School. Tiffany Key and Sharon Maines, also Agricultural Education graduates from NC State, were her cooperating teachers at Pinecrest High School. The NC – ACTE selects 6 student teacher finalists from nominees from each of the North Carolina universities that offer teacher education programs.

    Ms. Knowles is currently an Agricultural Education teacher at Southern Lee High School.

    Pictured above: Jacqueline Knowles from left to right are her two cooperating teachers, Tiffany Key and Sharon Maines, Dr. Travis Park, coordinator of Agricultural Education student teachers, Jacqueline Knowles, and Dr. Gary Moore, her university supervisor during her student teaching experience.

     

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    Over the past few days (9/17-19), ten LCHS SkillsUSA students along with advisers Tony Martin, Jamie Henry, and myself attended the 2017 SkillsUSA State Leadership Workshop at Camp Dixie. The students were immersed in intensive leadership experiences from the moment they stepped off the bus and they all performed admirably and grew immensely as leaders in the organization. Brandon Pedraza-Ramirez did an excellent job leading the workshop as the 2017-18 NC SkillsUSA President and is looking likely to be recommended by the NC State Director for a national office run for the upcoming year. I am also proud to announce that LCHS won 5 of 7 regional officer positions for the 2017-18 school year with Greeley Hibbard, Cherokee Hall, Kamryn Bivens, Christian Starr, and Sebastian Sandi-Siles all serving as officers for the South Central Region. Also, for first time in nine years of attending this workshop I am proud to be able to announce that every student that attended preformed well enough to be awarded the SkillsUSA State Leadership Award! The students also competed in a number of competitions with specific accolades listed below. Please congratulate these students on their success if you have a chance!
     
    Sebastian Sandi-Siles & Greeley Hibbard - 2nd Place Opening & Closing Ceremonies
    Cherokee Hall - 3rd Place Prepared Speech
    Zachary Loso - 4th Place Prepared Speech
    Jairo Diaz - 1st Place Recruitment Banner & 5th Place Opening & Closing Ceremonies
    Summer Pipkin 1st place Quiz Bowl
    Mico Edralin - 5th place Quiz Bowl
    Kamryn Bivens 1st Place Audio PSA
    Christian Starr 3rd Audio PSA
     
     
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    Brandon Ramirez-Pedraza SkillsUSANC Student State President 2017-2018

     
     
    Brandon Ramirez-Pedraza SkillsUSANC Student State President
     
     
    Lee County Schools middle schoolers had the opportunity to participate in the Career and Technical Education Summer Camp. With the help of the Lee County High Academy of Engineering, Finance and Hospitality and Tourism students and staff, rising sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders were exposed to a variety of topics and activities. Students learned about business/entrepreneurship, robotics, mobile application development, video production, advanced manufacturing and transportation technology. At the end of the week, students competed in the STEM Camp Olympics, where they had to construct a tinfoil boat to hold as many golf balls as possible, a cage to protect a raw egg dropped from nine feet in the air with drinking straws, a balloon car and more. Who says you can't continue learning, while having fun, during summer?! See the above photo gallery for more!
     
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    NAF App finalists  
     
     
     

    The Lenovo Scholar Network announced the group of finalists for their 2017 National App Development Competition.  These finalists will be reviewed by a panel of Lenovo executives, media and thought leaders, NAF corporate partners, and alumni.  We are very proud to announce that all four of our submissions from Lee County High School were selected.  Our submissions were:

    Academy of Engineering

    Greeley Hibbert

    Jairo Diaz and Christian Starr

     

    Academy of Finance

    Nicolette and Olivia Rojas

    Samanta Noyola-Luviano, Jessica Terrones, and Sara Zuluaga-Sierra

     
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     LCHS Skills Group
     
    The LCHS SkillsUSA club had a great three days last Wednesday through Friday at the 2017 NC SkillsUSA State conference/competition. All of our students represented LCHS admirably and I am very proud of all of them. Harris Lanier did an awesome job presiding over the conference as the 2017 State President. I am also very proud to announce that we have another state officer for the upcoming year with Brandon Pedraza-Ramirez being elected to serve for the 2017-2018 school year. We had nine students place high enough to make the stage and receive an award/medal with accolades listed below. Five of them placed first in a national level contest and earned a chance to represent North Carolina and compete at the SkillsUSA National Conference in Louisville, KY in June. Brandon will also attend this event and participate in a intensive leadership training in preparation for his role as an officer. Please congratulate these students on their accomplishments if you see them. The chapter also won two state level awards being recognized along side of five other chapters state wide as a Quality Chapter for the second year in a row and also for being in the top 10% state wide for membership size. These awards demonstrate the hard work and dedication of our student leaders and advisers to improve and expand our chapter into one of the best chapters in the state.
     
    Accolades:
    Greeley Hibbard & Kamryn Bivens (1st Place Mobile Robotics) nationals
    Jairo Diaz & Zachary Loso (2nd Place Mobile Robotics)
    Harris Lanier, Marissa Thomas & Claire Quiggle (1st Place Chapter Display) nationals 
    Jayden Covington (1st Place Creed)
    Edgar Gonzales (2nd Place Creed) 
     
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