Business, Finance,& Information Technology and Marketing

Careers in Sports Marketing Day

Careers in Sports MktOn Wednesday, December 9th thirty-two students in FBLA and DECA along with advisors, Tilisa Adkins (FBLA), Bobby Scott (DECA) and Felicia Ingram had the opportunity to attend a Charlotte Hornets game at Time Warner Cable Arena. This was a great career exploration opportunity for marketing students to be exposed to a variety of careers available in sports marketing. Students were excited to learn of all the opportunities and careers that are available and could potentially be open in the future. As an added bonus, Michael Jordan was in the arena in which students were excited to see.

FBLA Induction Ceremony

FBLACongratulations to the seventeen students that were inducted into the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) CTSO on December 3, 2015 at Scotland High School. FBLA-PBL is the premier student career organization in the world. Ms. Tilisa Adkins, FBLA Advisor led the ceremony along with members Walter Jackson, Valeed Cheema, Noah Player, and Marquel Bryant. Officers for the 2015-2016 school year are as follows: Yasmine Garcia-President; Marquel Bryant and Jacob Young-Vice President, Taylor Jernigan-Secretary; and Megan Decker-Treasurer. Following the officer installation, the newly installed president, Yasmine Garcia, led the induction ceremony for the new members. The members and officers recited the FBLA Creed regarding the beliefs of FBLA as members. For more information, please visit

Spring Hill Middle PBLs

SHMS PBLOn November 18, 2015, National Career Development Day, selected groups in Mrs. Ellis, Mr. Odom, and Ms. McNeill’s 7th Grade Business, Marketing & Entrepreneurship classes presented their PBL to a public audience on starting their own business. The start-up business proposals included AJ’s Pizza, Turn Up Sports, Conquer Gravity, Kreation Station, Skylight Hotel, and Secrets at Dusk. The students did an amazing job on their PBLs and AJs Pizza was selected at the overall winner of the projects by the panel. The complete presentations can be viewed at


DECA Gives Back

DECAOn November 19, 2015, the Scotland High School DECA CTSO presented Dr. Neil Carter, Pastor of Laurinburg Presbyterian Church with shoe boxes full of Christmas goodies for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. Pictured left to right: Bobby Scott, DECA Club advisor, Cheyanne Strong, Jason Pepper, George Brown, Cameron Sharpe, Harrison Hartwell (President), Quaniesha Sanders, Kwanaja McDougald, Carrie Wilkins, and Pastor Carter. Members not pictured are Amber Boone, Daven Cross, and Reagan Skipper.


Exemplary Teaching Practices

AdkinsThis year Canvas, an online learning management system was introduced to allow teachers an opportunity to incorporate a blended learning environment that enhances student learning. Ms. Adkins, Business, Marketing, and Information Technology teacher as well as FBLA Advisor at Scotland High School is doing an outstanding job in ensuring that her students are taking advantage of this new way of learning in her MSIT classes. Canvas allows for the flexibility of initiating online discussion boards for collaboration and provides an avenue to easily assign tasks to students with the advantage of speed grading assignments. Ms. Adkins added that assignments created contain all materials required by the student in one handy location which can be easily linked to her google drive.  She also added that after each lesson she assigns a discussion board titled “Word Up”, where students are to post about lessons learned or troubles with particular topics for that lesson. She has found this function to be useful because students must post first before seeing other students posts.


HinesOn Friday, October 30th, students in Ms. Hines Personal Finance class were actively engaged in participating in the “The Marshmallow Challenge”. This activity is a remarkably fun and instructive design exercise that encourages teams to experience simple, but profound lessons in collaboration, innovation and creativity. Groups were given limitations to completing this task based on their post-secondary attainment. This was a great activity for students to understand the importance of working as team and how each member contributes to the success of the task, as well as how secondary education and post-secondary education provides opportunities to students post-graduation that are critical to team performance. Students were excited to learn!!