Members from the Career Center's Health Occupation Student Association (HOSA) chapter attended their State Leadership Conference held in Jackson on April 3 - 4.
Coming home with top honors were James Hinton and Nyquisha Brown. James placed 2nd in the "Healthy Lifestyles Event while Nyquisha took 1st place in Personal Care. Both members are eligible to compete at the National Conference to be held in Orlando, FL, June 25 - 29. Mrs. Sheena Barnes is the adviser for the HOSA chapter.
Four members from the Career Center’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter attended the State Leadership Conference in Jackson on April 10 - 11 with two members competing in various events.
The chapter made a strong appearance in their competitions with two state finalists: Ms. Oliviyah Farris placed 1st in Word Processing, and Marcus Ferguson placed 3rd in Public Speaking II. Finishing in the top two qualifies Oliviyah to advance to nationals to be held in Nashville, TN, June 29 – July 2.
Oliviyah was also recognized in FBLA’s Who’s Who for her accomplishment the past three years at the district and state levels. These accomplishments include placing first place at the district level and first place at the state level for three consecutive years!
Eight Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members competed in various business events at JCJC. Marcus Ferguson finished 6th in the Public Speaking II Event, and Oliviyah Farris finished a strong 1st place in the Word Processing Event.
Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) had nine members to compete at district conference held on the campus of Hattiesburg High School. HOSA finalists include:
- Nyquisha Brown, 1st place--Personal Care;
- Zingha Porter, 2nd place--Medical Assisting;
- Megan Daniels--2nd place--Persuasive Researched Speaking & 5th in Extemporaneous Writing;
- Jasmine Callon, 4th place--Prepared Speaking;
- LaShonda Myers, 1st place--Job Seeking Skills.
Technology Students Association (TSA) had seven members participate in their local conference held at PRCC's Hattiesburg campus. Brandon Mancuso qualified for Robotics Skills & Game Performance Event and Navraj Batra finished 1st in the Technology Essay Event
for demonstrating positive behaviors while on campus.
P--Participation R--Respect I--Integrity D--Dedication E--Excellence
January Students of the Month
Shaniqua Barnes, Auto; Demerrick Owen, Construction; Jerneka Laird, Business Management
Justice Reese, Welding; Wendy Hathorn, Robotics; Nyquisha Brown, Health Science
Nov/Dec Students of the Month
Lakeshia Davis, Health Science; Madison Sims, Auto; Keona Young, Welding
Joshua Hubbard, Construction; Fred McCullum, Robotics
Tamila Barnes, Business Management
October Students of the Month
Front Row: Myeshia Blanks, Business
Back Row: Gerald Reese, Construction; Lakeshia Davis, Health Science;
Myyah West, Robotics Keona Young, Welding; Madison Sims, Auto
Tressa Polk, Welding; Racheem Boothe, Construction (staff);
Damien Perkins, Robotics, and Alandus Nelson, Auto Service
Aaliyah Speights, Health Science; TaJeanne Griffith, Construction; and
Jami Pack, Business Management
CTE is offered in middle schools, high schools, area career and technical centers, community and technical colleges, and other postsecondary institutions. According to the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Vocational and Adult Education, approximately 12 million students participated in secondary and postsecondary CTE programs supported by the Carl D. Perkins Act during the 2010-2011 school year.
Students from The Career Center help to promote Breast Cancer Awareness by participating in October's Breast Cancer Awareness Events. Allied Health students distributed to their peers brochures that demonstrated Breast Cancer self-exam procedures along with other awareness information. On October 30, the Career Center's "Pink-Out" Day, second-year students from each career path program were invited to light sky lanterns in honor of those who have fallen victims of breast cancer.