TSA Competition

The 36th Annual Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference was held on April 14-16, 2016 in Greensboro, NC. Dr. Harvey Dean founder of Pitsco Corporation was the keynote speaker. Over 1200 members attended the 2016 conference.  The National TSA Conference will be held June 28-July 2, 2016 in Nashville, TN.

Scotland County Schools did an outstanding job representing Career & Technical Education in the TSA competition. Below are the results:

Carver Middle:

  • 1st Place Community Service Video: Madison Barrow, Audrey Lane, and Haley McGugan, Kassie Willis
  • 2nd Place Dragster: Adam Miller
  • 2nd Place Video Game Design: Brian Catanzarite, Jonathan Meredith, and Hector Pacheco
  • 2nd Place Website Design: Haley McGugan, Jaheim McRae, and Brena Settharath
  • 3rd Place Biotechnology: Megan Lam, Audrey Lane, and Amanda Whitehead
  • Carver Middle School received first place for contributing the largest donation to the American Cancer Society.

Spring Hill Middle

  • 2nd Place – Essays on Technology: Te’Aja McCoy
  • 3rd Place – Community Service Video (Raising Funds for the American Cancer Society): Hinson Peed, Matthew Patterson, Jayden Grant, and Jada McClennahan,
    3rd Place – Chapter Team – Parliamentary Procedures: Camryn Massey, Chancellor Byrd, Te’Aja McCoy, Victory Stoneburner, Caleb Smith, and Matthew Patterson,
  • 3rd – Place Leadership Strategies: Te’Aja McCoy, Chancellor Byrd, and D’Averia Johnson

Scotland High School Teams

  • Biotechnology Design – Jadelyn Ray, Jada Bright, Eric Flores, D’Ayana Munley
  • Debating Technology Issues – Tyler Pittman and Chance Turner Dragsters – TJ Davis and Tyler Pittman
  • Flight Endurance – Drew Monroe Children’s Stories – Jason Kang and Ashley McGugan
  • Technology Problem Solving – Eric Flores and D’Ayana Munley
  • Essays on Technology – Jason Kang Photographic Technology – Rashaunda McIver

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SHS Students Tour RCC’s Engineering Programs

IMG_0116On Wednesday, April 13th during the ½ Day District-wide Professional Development for teachers, five of Scotland High School students enrolled in Trades & Industrial classes (Plumbing, Electrical Trades, and Drafting), were encouraged by their CTE teacher Mr. Kevin Goins to visit Richmond Community College’s Engineering Programs located at the state-of-the-art Forte Building. Shane Dubbs, Kyle Ferrell, Patrick Maultsby, Hunter McGee, and Kasey Snuggs, realize that a high-quality education in science, technology, engineering, and math is as valuable as ever. During their visit, the students were given a personal tour of the college’s substation, which is an outdoor lab for students enrolled in the Electric Utility Substation and Relay Technology Program (EUSRT). Kyle Ferrell said, “My overall impression of the substation program is that RCC has put a lot of time and money into it to allow students like me an opportunity to go into a career that’s in need of workers”.

After the visit, each student stated that they are considering enrolling in the program once they graduate from high school. Since they have already completed several CCP courses through RCC, they are eligible for RCC’s RichmondCC Guarantee which will allow them to earn their Associate in Applied Science degree tuition free (http://richmondcc.edu/Guarantee).  Additionally, RCC is the only college in the country to offer such a two-year degree program and is also the only college in the country with a working substation on its campus. To view the EUSRT Program of Study, please visit https://goo.gl/LrU83g.

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The Bagpiper featured on WPDE Carolina & Co. Live

In conjunction with the Laurinburg/Scotland Chamber of Commerce, Scotland County Schools Career & Technical Education Program, The Bagpiper was featured on WPDE Carolina & Company on March 23rd. In this segment Chef Dibble and Chef Richardson, along with students Dashia Bullard and Emily McClennan are featured. The video segment begins at the 6:35 mark.

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National Technical Honor Society Induction Ceremony

DSC_1020On Thursday, April 7, 2016, Scotland County Schools CTE Department inducted 26 new members into the National Technical Honor Society Scotland Chapter. This was an exciting and memorable event for our students. Our guest speaker for the evening was Dr. Cherie Graham from Bowen & Associates and former CTE Teacher. NTHS brings recognition to students who excel in CTE and honors the achievements of top CTE students by providing scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce. SCS requirements for membership include: junior or senior, active CTSO member, 3.0 overall and 3.25 CTE GPA (unweighted), two teacher recommendations, and must exemplify the seven attributes: Skill, Honesty, Service, Responsibility, Scholarship, Citizenship, and Leadership.


FBLA: Alexis Britt, Dystini Greene, DaQuel Liles, Akia McLaurin, Sasha Patterson-McLaurin, Noah Player, and Jacob Young: Advisor: Tilisa Adkins; DECA: Harrison Hartwell and Camerson Sharpe: Advisor: Bobby Scott; FFA: Eva Beasley, Brandon McArthur, and Cassey Norton: Advisors: Reid Ledbetter & Carrie Wilkins; HOSA: Tamera Everett and Kaegan Simonson: Advisor: Kendra Faries; SKILLS USA: Deondra Campbell, Shane Dubbs, Kyle Ferrell, Daniel Johnson, Tatyana Leach, Keshawn Mason, Kayla Simmons, and Tamia Williams: Advisors: Kevin Goins, Steven Dibble & Sam Richardson; TSA: Trevor Hallman, Jadelyn Ray, Zack Williams, and Sarah Burleson: Advisor: Monica Whitehead

National Technical Honor Society Program 2015-16

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Scotland FFA Member Guest Speaks to the Scotland County Beekeepers Association

RyleeRylee Roller, Scotland FFA member was the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Scotland County Beekeepers Association held Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 pm at the Scotland County Extension Center.  Ms. Roller was introduced by club president and Master Beekeeper, Jeff Stone.  She presented her speech entitled, “The Buzz about Bees” to 30 members and guest of the association. The speech highlighted the importance of bees to our food supply and how the honey bee population is being threatened by insects, disease and a syndrome called colony collapse disorder.  Ms. Roller will participate in the Southeast Region FFA prepared public speaking contest held at Fayetteville Tech on April 15.  FFA advisors at Scotland High School are Carrie Wilkins and Reid Ledbetter.

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Scotland FFA Chapter Wins Regional Events

FFAThe Scotland High School FFA Chapter members participated in the Lumber River Federation Leadership Career Development Events held at St. Paul’s High School. The chapter participated in the Agricultural Tools and Materials Identification, Creed and Prepared Public Speaking. The Agricultural Tools and Material Identification event consists of the identification phase of identifying 40 tools or materials and the knowledge base phase matching twenty tools with their correct use. In the Creed event participants must recite from memory the latest version of the FFA Creed. Participants in the Prepared Public Speaking event must prepare and present a speech of agricultural nature that is a minimum of six minutes and a maximum of eight minutes.FFA 2

The Scotland FFA Tool Team placed 3rd in the competition and will participate in the State contest in Raleigh in June. Team members are Peyton Bryant, Caleb Dial, Mira Ward and Ariel Darsloe. Althea Ward place 1st in the Creed contest and Rylee Roller placed 1st in the Prepared Public speaking event and they will participate in the regional competition at Fayetteville Tech on April 15.

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SHS Agriculture Students Attend Southern Farm Show

In February, students enrolled in the Agriculture program at Scotland High School had the opportunity to attend the Southern Farm Show held in Raleigh, North Carolina.  The Southern Farm Show is the largest agricultural show in the Carolinas and Virginia. The Farm Show occupies all seven buildings on the fairgrounds and spills over into acres of outdoor exhibits and temporary structures.  Farmers from across Virginia and the Carolinas converged at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh for the 39th annual Southern Farm Show where more than 400 companies exhibited agricultural equipment, technology and services.

The agriculture students visited the exhibits which included drones for agriculture research, agriculture supplies and equipment, John Deere, Massy Ferguson, Case International and Kubota Tractor displays.  The students also viewed the educational exhibits presented by the Agronomy Club from NCSU, the Agricultural Institute and Sandhills Community College.  The highlight of the day was the Cow Dog Demonstration presented by East Coast Cow Dog.

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SHS Students Visit Johnson & Wales University

Johnson & WalesOn Friday, March 11th, Culinary Arts and Digital Media students along with Instructors, Chef Dibble (J&W Alumnus), Chef Richardson, and Samantha Ray enjoyed a visit to Johnson & Wales University. During the visit, participants had the opportunity to learn more of the programs of study available through the university including Liberal Studies, Business, and Culinary Arts. Additionally, students learned about internships, opportunities to study abroad, and the Career Exploration summer program for current juniors to be held July 6-8 at the Charlotte campus. Students could also have the option to apply at J&W during their junior year for the Early Enrollment Program and complete their senior year at Johnson & Wales. J&W has campuses in four major cities across the US (Charlotte, Providence, Denver, and North Miami. For more information, please visit https://academics.jwu.edu/early-enrollment-program/.

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FoodCorps Service Member Needed

Food CorpsScotland County Schools CTE Department is currently recruiting for a Food Corps Service Member to serve Scotland County for the school year 2016-17. FoodCorps, a national organization that connects children in limited resource communities to real food in order to help them grow up healthy, opens applications tomorrow for its sixth annual class of AmeriCorps service members. The selected community leaders will dedicate one year of full-time public service in school food systems – expanding hands-on nutrition education programs, building and tending school gardens, teaching cooking lessons and leading taste tests, and bringing high quality local foods into school cafeterias.

Applications are due no later than March 31, 2016. Here is more specific information on the benefits service members receive, and the link again to the application page. Please contact Dr. Camille Goins at 910-277-4459 ext. 313 or at camille.goins@scotland.k12.nc.us for more information.

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Laurinburg Fire Department Visits SHS

On Friday, March 4th, Elizabeth Covington’s Health Science II students enjoyed a class demonstration from the Laurinburg Fire Department on basic emergency response and fire safety. Aligned to the Health Science Curriculum, students were taught basic emergency response guidelines and proper safety procedures. During the visit firefighters, Jordan McQueen and Donald Locklear Jr., demonstrated the proper use of a fire extinguisher to eliminate a fire. Students were given a chance to demonstrate their skills learned by extinguishing a controlled fire. This was an exciting hands-on learning experience for the students.

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