CTE showcases programs


Dasia'Nee McCoy, CTE Writer

Career and Technology programs showcased their courses for parents and students on Friday, October 27. The event, organized by Bradley Langley and his assistant Kristie Willingham, took place before the senior night home football game.

Outdoor Education teacher, Chad Richardson, had his students demonstrate casting fishing line while Ty Whitworth, Criminal Justice teacher, showed fingerprinting and the process for photographing crime scenes. Gaming teacher, Mark Kennedy displayed robots and technology. Ready, Set, Teach students and teacher, Lori Center, created “Rag Bears” for the Shiner’s to give to sick hospitalized children. Cosmetology, also taught by Lori Center, did face painting and hair-braiding. Chris Johnston, Woodworking & Power Tools teacher, demonstrated a corn hole game they designed and they showed off their work.Culinary Arts teacher, Leslie Rasco, and her students shared BBQ samples from their cookoff competition, while Margaret Reyna and her Café students served popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cones.

“The showcase would have been more enjoyable if it wasn’t so frigid cold. I love the people and I enjoyed giving out information for our program”, said Reyna. “I also love our program because it offers a variety of jobs to a variety of students.”

Alexandra Smith, KBTV teacher, went around with her students for news casting and to get interviews. Engineering and Architecture teacher, Benjamin Dieter, as well as Print Shop teacher, Michael Tavenner, showed off their exhibits of work along with, Welding Technology teacher, David Woods . Kimberly Taylor, Floral Design teacher,  displayed flower arrangements and clay pots created by her students. Agricultural Science students set up a petting zoo with new teacher and FFA sponsor, Kenneth Carnes. Jessica Otte’s students took photos for the Photojournalism program and passed out business cards for their Capture Me Chapel Hill website.

“I feel like we did a good job speading the work on what CTE has to offer”, said Newspaper student Kristy McGaughey.

CTE classes will host a middle school tour for 8th grade students in December. Upcoming freshmen will have an opportunity to decide thier four-year plan after seeing what programs are available.