Career and Technical Education Update – November 2017

The Turf Grass Program at Bartram Trail High School is taught by Ronnie Griffin. Recently an in-depth article was featured in the Fall 2017 issue of “On the Turf”, the official publication of the FL Chapters of the South FL Sports Turf Managers Association.

Riley Wills, a Teaching Academy senior at St. Augustine High School, recently received the Kiwanis Student of the Month Award.

Eleven students from the Environmental strand of the Academy of Engineering and Environmental Sciences at Creekside High School participated in the Student GIS Mapping Competition at the URISA GIS-Pro Conference in downtown Jacksonville. Crosby Middleton, Senior, took 2nd place in the Competition and received a $500 scholarship prize.  Five other Academy students received Honorable Mention.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Fox, a senior at Ponte Vedra High School in the Academy of International Business and Marketing, for being selected as the District recipient for the CTE US Presidential Scholar Award.

In partnership with University of North Florida, Ponte Vedra High School’s Academy of International Business and Marketing has kicked off another season of Great Decisions. Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs, highlighting the most critical global issues facing America today.

Four of our Academy of Biotechnology & Medical Research students from Ponte Vedra High School were selected for the elite SPARK program at Mayo Clinic this year after an extensive selection process.

The PVHS Academy of Information Technology sophomore, Keegan Powers, was recently recognized with the Award of Excellence from the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists.

St. Johns Technical High School and Creekside High School joined forces to support hurricane relief efforts.  When Hurricane Irma hit, both schools jumped into action and offered their student manpower to help the GTMNERR’s post-storm cleanup efforts.  Students from both schools cleaned up the beaches within the Research Reserve’s boundaries.