Tiger Quarterly HHS Career and Technical Newsletter

Term III & IV/2019

Upcoming Dates


20: Senior Exams

21: Seniors Last Day

22: Senior Grades Posted

23: Graduation Practice

24: End of Term IV, 60% Day, Graduation


24-26: MSACTE Conference in Jackson, MS

A Note from Mr. Brown

As I look back on the 2018-2019 school year, I am proud to say that YOU have made this year a success. We have more students passing the CPAS and PBAs, more earning national industry certifications, and more students dually enrolled in college credit bearing courses than we’ve had the previous year.

I am thankful for the work our students, staff, and parents have done this year, and I ask each of you for your continued support for this department. Best wishes to our seniors as they embark on post high school life. My message to you is as simple as this…….Life is what YOU make of it, and never forget that it is YOURS to make.

Success can be measured quantitatively as indicated above, but I prefer qualitatively. Quality has to matter in everything we do. Aristotle is quoted as saying "Quality is not an act, it is a habit.“ Let's form the habit of doing all we can to be QUALITY.

Best wishes for a great summer and beyond!


National Career and Technical Education Month

A special thanks to Mayor Barker, Rep. Missy Magee, and Rep. Percy Watson for celebrating National Career and Technical Education Month with Hattiesburg High School. Mayor Barker held a press conference, and he declared it city wide National Career and Technical Education Month. Thanks for your support!

Recruitment Time!

As part of recruiting efforts, programs setup booths for students to ask questions. New recruits are often impressed with the skills their peers have learned. This is an engineering student, Celeste Allen, showing a prosthetic arm that was created in their 3D printing lab with a CAD system.

Law and Public Safety student shows her finger printing skills.

Jadan Polenski, an Information Technology student, shows off our newest program.

Theresa Bethel, a Sports Medicine student, tells recruits about rehabilitation skills that Mr. Maskew has taught her this year.

Dr. Pierce and Ms. Noonkester conducted annual tours for 9th graders. Students visited each of our ten CTE programs, and they saw the classrooms and labs. Dr. Evans explained to students what Construction Trade and the Electrical programs' curriculum entails, and current students demonstrated to their peers the skills they gained from being in this program. Students asked questions and gathered information so that they can make an informed decision in regard to their career pathway. Also, students are encouraged to pursue any career that they choose regardless of gender.

Pearl River Community College CTE Day!!!

Pearl River Community College hosted their annual Career and Technical Day on March 22, 2019. It was a great day for our students. They were able to choose three CTE programs to explore. A special shout out to the PRCC staff for their hard work. This event helps many of our Hattiesburg High CTE students transition into college life.

Law and Public Safety

Prom Promise

Law and Public Safety students partnered with local first responders to demonstrate to their fellow classmates the risks involved in drinking and driving. The program is called "Prom Promise". Students prepared for the event for several months. They constructed a crash scene while the students played the parts of the victims, police officers, fire fighters, corners, and EMTs. Also, one of the crash victims was flown away in a helicopter. A special thanks goes out to the City of Hattiesburg's first responders for their dedication to the city.

Law and Public Safety Field Experience

Mackenzie Keys, Arei Redd, and Jada Holmes

A special thanks to the Hattiesburg Police Department for touring our Law and Public Safety students through their facility. Your department works very intentionally with our students. We love you!

Before their visit to the Hattiesburg Police Department, students toured the Youth Detention Center and Youth Court facilities. It was a day for our students to explore local career opportunities.
Aleah Norman demonstrates fire rescue tactics.
Arei Redd and Mackenzie Keys are enjoying the view from the top of the fire academy training tower.
LeKarius Johnson carries a rescue dummy up four flights of stairs at the Hattiesburg fire academy. Impressive!

pictured above: Captain Murray and Devonte Lee at the Hattiesburg Police Department

Sports Medicine

New Orlean Saints Training Camp

Sports Medicine students learned a variety of skills while attending the 6th Annual Athletic Training symposium hosted by the New Orleans Saints.

Digital Media Technology

Pearl River Community College Film School Workshop

Ms. Evans and her students visited Pearl River Community College to work with Ronn Hague. He is the film school instructor. Digital Media students gained hands on experience working with filming, sound, stage, and sound equipment. Before attending, students memorized a scene from an independent film. The students, that were not actors, practiced the different filming production rolls and followed stage procedures.

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood students attended an annual event hosted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the United Way, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. The event was for expecting parents and growing families. Early Childhood Education students and Ms. Anderson worked with the families as part of the community service outreach. They provided childcare for the parents while they were participating in the conference. Pictures by Deanna Anderson

Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts program toured local food industry companies this winter. They started their day at Forrest General Hospital's kitchen and nutrition department. Next, they traveled to the Courtyard Marriott and toured their kitchen and hotel. Then, they ended their day at Hattiesburg Coca-Cola. While at Coca-Cola, students learned about the history of the product and toured their museum and factory. A special thanks to Russ Hendley a 1982 graduate of Hattiesburg High School. He is the On Premise Sales Manager for Mississippi of the Gulf States Division of Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Hattiesburg, MS. Pictures by Jana Gonzalez

Construction and Electrical

Southeastern Construction Summer Workforce Internship Interviews

Southeastern Construction, lead by Patrick Ward, is designing a summer internship program to help bridge the skill gaps in the industry and to help give students hands-on experience for a career in the manufacturing and construction industry. A selected group of construction and electrical students were chosen to go through the interview process. Photos show students preparing their resumes and references, writing thank you notes, and practicing interviews skills. Mr. Ward and his colleagues conducted interview in April. Thank you Mr. Ward and Southeastern Construction for investing you time and resources into our students. A special thank you to Mr. Waldrop for donating his time to help our students prepare for their interview.

Health Science Annual Health Science Awards Banquet

Jaylon Jackson tells the audience about the new Health Science Pharmacy Tech program to which he completed. Tamia Mitchell discussed the challenges and her completion of the PRCC dual enrollment LPN program.

Hattiesburg High School Academy of Health Science and Health Occupations Students of America hosted the Ethel Payton scholarship and Health Science Awards Banquet May 6, 2019 at the Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center. It was a very delightful and inspiring event.

Catlin Binion, Ms. Mimi Wilson, and Mrs. Ethel Payton are pictured from left to right.
Mr. Jermaine Brown (CTE Director), Rachel Payton (Guest Speaker), Ms. Wilson (Health Science Instructor), and Ethel Payton (former Health Science Instructor)
(above) Students serve guests at the banquet. (left) 2018-19 Year 2 completers. 100% of all second year students passed their CPAS test. Great job!!!!

Health Science II students at Merit Health Wesley

What a great looking and hard working group of students! Photo by Mimi Wilson

Health Science I

Mrs. Wilson would like to congratulate her Health Science I and Health Science II classes on having a pass rate of 100% on their state test. Health Science 1 had over 50% of the class to achieved an advanced score. Great Job! Photo by Mimi Wilson

Informational Technology

A special thanks goes out to Matt Logan, Pearl River Community College Chief Information Officer, for speaking with Information Technology students. Photo by Marcus Jordan


Photo 1: Students are constructing robots and programing them to run remotely and autonomously. Photo 2: Coach Jordan is working with year 2 student, Clem Terrell. Photo 3: Deborah McClendon and Mylayia Carter work together programing their robot. Photo 4: Celeste Allen shows her peer how the prosthetic arm works that was built by engineering students. Photo 5,6,7: Coach Jordan speaks with new recruits during annual tours about his engineering program. Coach Jordan emphasizes the need for students to have strong math skills in order to be successful in his program.

Contemporary Health

Coach Wesco's Contemporary Health class completed projects in which they analyzed how their personality traits developed over time.

Polymer Science News

Photo 1: Dillen McCullum received the 2018-19 William Amos Award. Photo 2: Ashton Ashford signed with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College for this coming fall. Photo 3: Cameron Gordon is pictured wit Mayor Barker and Principal Boney while celebrating National Career and Technical Education Month. Photo 4: Polymer Science student, Kelly Li, signed with Ole Miss, and she is also the 2018-19 Valedictorian. Photos 5,6, and 7: Carrington Bullock and Blake Johnson are working on a polymer experiment.

Club News


Cordelia Lampton placed third in "Pharmacology" at the HOSA competitions this year. Congratulations to our Health Science student for her hard work.

Larshayvia Osborne and Rena Woodard at HOSA's State Induction Ceremony of Officers. Larshayvia was inducted as the 2019-2020 State Post-Secondary Officer and Rena Woodard was inducted as State Chaplain.


Photo 1: Chyna Page placed second at the FCCLA competition in "Knife Skills". Photo 2: FCCLA took up donations for McKellar School after it was hit by a tornado. Photo 3: Students enjoying the FCCLA conference. Photo 4 & 5: Culinary students prepared meals for teachers as a fundraiser to pay for the FCCLA conference. Photo 6: Students looking lovely at the conference. Photo 7: Akyla Washington is preparing meals for the FCCLA fundraiser.

National Technical Honor Society Conference

The Hattiesburg High Chapter of the Mississippi National Technical Honor Society attended the annual state conference at Hancock Bank in Gulf Port in January 2019. Students listened to lectures from business industry leaders in the area.

Antwon Keyes was the recipient of the James E. Sardin Leadership Scholarship from the State Leadership Conference.

Skills USA State Competition

Lukarius Johnson placed first in "Firefighting" at the state SkillsUSA competition. Photos by Brianne Kelli

Senior Signing Day

On May 3, 2019, Hattiesburg High School hosted a college signing day for our seniors. Our CTE students shined that day. They will do great things at the next level!!!!

Hattiesburg High School Career and Technical Education Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or handicapping conditions in accordance with federal and state law.

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