Southwest High School Nursing Fundamentals Students Blood Drive Impacts 138 Lives!
The American Red Cross teamed up with Southwest High School's Nursing Fundamentals students to host a blood drive on March 17, 2021, at Covenant Church United Methodist in High Point. Business and community partners working with our schools to create authentic experiences and service-learning opportunities are critical to the CTE experience.
Health Science educator and CTE teacher Kristen Dusek reported a successful blood drive with 46 units of life-saving blood collected, noting each unit can save three lives. The 46 units of blood has the potential to impact 138 lives! Thank you to our business and community partners at the American Red Cross and Covenant Church United Methodist.
Southern Guilford High School's Hunter Safety Team
Southern Guilford High School's (SGHS) Hunter Safety Team ended their 2021 season on March 17. North Carolina's Youth Hunter Education program objectives include promoting public awareness of hunter education and offering positive experiences in all shooting sport disciplines to young people across the state. Special congratulations to SGHS high scorers: Archery - Abigail Hanes, Hunter Skills - Jason Creech, Rifle-Abigail Hanes, Shotgun - Zach Terry (with a perfect round)!
CTE Students from The Academy at Smith Bring Smiles to Nursing Home Residents on St. Patrick's Day!
North Carolina DECA Career Development Conference
Northwest Guilford High School's DECA Chapter led GCS with three state Top 10 winners:
• Bella Jansson – 1st Place - Apparel & Accessories Marketing
• Vincent Cagno - 2nd Place - Professional Selling Event
• Patrick Cullinan – 6th Place - Sports & Entertainment Marketing.
State winners will compete next in the virtual International Career Development Conference April 13-17, 2021.
Article submitted by Brenda Cullinan, a CTE Pathway Innovator.
15 Southwest Guilford High School (SWHS)students earned finalist awards at the HOSA Future Health Professionals’ District Virtual Competition in February. Formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America, HOSA is an international organization focused on preparing students for careers in health science or healthcare. HOSA Winners include:
• Karabuning Kupradit Shaini Lal – 1st Place - Medical Terminology and 1st Place - Prepared Speaking.
• Reece Burmeister - 2nd Place - Nurse Assisting
• Namasvi Patel - 2nd Place - Medical Terminology
• Nilin Ni - 2nd Place - Pathophysiology; Michelle Tran - 2nd Place - Behavioral Health
• Riya Patel - 2nd Place - Researched Persuasive Writing
• Manvi Gandla and Peyton Flynn - 2nd Place - Health Career Display
• Riyasha Gautam - 3rd Place Researched Persuasive Writing
Other district finalists included Sarah Pettus and Jillian Talley in Forensic Medicine; Thomas Solomon in Researched Persuasive Writing; and Jessica Guillen-Hernandez, Samira Koirala, Mahi Patel in the Medical Terminology event. All students will advance to the HOSA Virtual State Competition. HOSA empowers Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration and experience.
Article submitted by: Nita Cannon, a CTE Teacher at Southwest Guilford High School and a HOSA Advisor.
FBLA- Future Business Leaders of America
FBLA inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences, academic competitions, and educational programs. GCS students from two schools earned recognition at the Triad FBLA Regional Competition (see below); they will participate in the North Carolina FBLA State Conference and Competition later this month.
Academy at Smith
• Gisselle Gonzalez – 2nd Place – Business Calculations
• Kyndal Mumford – 2nd Place – Word Processing
• The Academy at Smith Team – Nyree Bell, Kyndal Mumford and Gisselle Gonzalez – 1st Place – Chapter Spirit Event – T-Shirt Design
Article submitted by Mr. Quincy Tanner, CTE Teacher at The Academy at Smith & FBLA Advisor.
• Cayden Neal – 2nd Place – Introduction to Information Technologies
• Nathan King – 1st Place – Spreadsheet Applications