What’s Happening in
Career and Technical Education?
Cumberland County Schools
The mission of Career and
Technical Education is to help
First Nurse Aide Facility Opens
empower students for effective
participation in a global economy
in the Cumberland County Schools
as world-class workers and Submitted by Michelle Quinn, Health Occupations Teacher, PFHS
Suzannah Tucker, Exec. Dir.
Daryle Nobles, Coordinator
Chip Lucas, Coordinator
Pam Gibson, College Tech Prep
Edna McKoy, Admin. Asst.
Barbara Britt, Bookkeeper
Angel Platt, Admin. Asst. In January 2010, the Health Science Program at Pine Forest High School was selected to
Shawnelle Jones, Admin. Asst. serve as an In-Site Testing Facility for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program
(NNAAP) administered by the Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Service (NACES).
Now student candidates eligible for Nurse Aide certification across Cumberland County
will be able to take their North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry Exam at Pine Forest High
Newsletter Editor The Nurse Aide Training Program is offered through the Health Sciences curriculum at the
high school level throughout Cumberland County and across the state. This curriculum is
designed to allow students to experience life as a health care professional and teaches the
Phone: 910-678-2442 student how to perform basic patient care skills. Following classroom training, students
participate in a 65-hour clinical internship in a community health care setting. Students are
Fax: 910-678-2610 certified in first aid and CRP, and are then
http://www.cte.ccs.k12.nc.us/ eligible to take the Certified Nursing Assistant
examination upon completion of the course.
Pine Forest High School will also be the site for a
new Nurse Aide Pilot Training Program for the
academic year 2010-2011. Pictured are Pine
Forest High School Health Occupations
Education Instructors Michelle Quinn and
Criminal Justice and Career Management Classes Compete
Submitted by Antonio Purcell,, Criminal Justice Instructor and Brenda Autry, CTE Facilitator, TSHS
T he Criminal Justice and Career Management
classes at Terry Sanford High School, taught by Mr.
Antonio Purcell, recently sponsored a Collage/Essay
Assistant Principal and Athletic Director
at Terry Sanford and Mr. Daryle Nobles,
Career and Technical Education
Contest in recognition of CTE Month. Students could Coordinator.
choose to do either a collage or essay using subject We congratulate the following winners:
content covered in these classes from August through
1st Place Collage - Brandi McCollister
December 2009. Each student received a grade for their
2nd Place Collage - Victoria Tyson
effort and the opportunity to compete for financial prizes 3rd Place Collage—Tera Reid
that were provided by Mr. Purcell. The first place prize 1st Place Essay -Kevin Gregory
was $100; second place was $20; third place was $20. 2nd Place Essay -Glenn Riddle
Collages and essays were judged Mr. Vernon Spruill, 3rd Place Essay –Onyeanuna Umerah
Left -Right: Daryle Nobles, CTE Coordinator, Victoria Tyson, Tera Reid, Brandi McCollister,
Kevin Gregory, Onyeanuna Umerah, Glenn Riddle, and Antonio Purcell (Teacher)
AOET Members Participate in Read Across America Day
Submitted by Jeannie Johnson, Director of Academy of Engineering Technologies, Westover High School
M embers of the Westover High School Academy of Engineering Technologies (AOET) participated in
the “Read Across America Day” held at Benjamin Martin
Elementary School on February 26, 2010. The academy students read
books to students and answered questions on various topics.
Read Across America Day is a nationwide celebration of Dr. Seuss'
birthday which is on March 2, which promotes reading, particularly for
children and young adults. Many schools participate in the day by
bringing students together to take part in reading books, various reading
activities and events.
After reading, the Westover FIRST Robotics Team gave a demonstration
of the robot “Clawbotz” to fifth graders in an effort to promote Science,
Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
On right, Carlos Lugo, a Westover Academy of Engineering student, read to students at Benjamin Martin Elementary
School during celebration of the Read Across America Day.
Jack Britt High School
Career Fair a Success!
Submitted by Teresa Warner, CTE Facilitator, Jack Britt High School
T he Career and Technical Education Department at Jack Britt High School sponsored a Career Fair
in February in celebration of CTE Month. Twenty-three industry and community representative
participated in the fair. In an effort to make an impact on students in making career decisions,
participants distributed informational brochures, taught culinary skills, performed demonstrations, and
gave away promotional items.
Exhibitors were UNC Pembroke, BB&T Bank, Edward Jones Investment, Women’s View Magazine,
Moore Exposure, Armed Services Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines, Johnson & Wales, Methodist
University, Cape Fear Valley EMS, Women’s Business Center, Hope-thru-Horses, Stoney Point Fire
Department, Fayetteville City Police, FTCC Cosmetology, John Casablanca Modeling and Career Agency,
and Miller-Motte College.
Occupational Course of Study Students Tour
Eastern Region Vocational Rehabilitation Center
Through the lens of the CTE Facilitator, Helen Scott
outh View High and E. E. Smith High Schools’ Occupational Course of Study students
toured the Eastern Region Vocational Rehabilitation Center in Goldsboro, NC on March
th. The students who participated in the tour were from Mrs. Gloria Bennett (Ms. Jackson,
Teacher Assistant), Mrs. Suzanne Butler, and Ms. Poterressia Barnes (Ms. Donna Green,
Teacher Assistant) classes. Mr. Norman Carter (Exceptional Children Case Manager), Mrs.
Helen Scott, and parents/other family members participated in the tour. The students
learned of the various program areas available at the center. Program areas available are:
Food Service, Welding, Printing, Light Construction, Automotive Services, Child Care, Brick
Masonry, Grounds Maintenance/Horticulture, and Certified Nursing Assistant. Each
program length varies from 6 to 8 months depending on the progress of the student. During
the time students are enrolled in the program, they may earn from $2.00 to $7.25 for 10
hours of work experience. In some of the programs, students may take part in an internship
which will provide them with real-world work experiences. All students are enrolled in an
Enrichment course which will
assist students with basic
reading, writing, math, and other
life skills. Upon completion of the
student’s program of interest, the
student will received a certificate
stating they are qualified in their
chosen program area.
In addition to touring the
Vocational Rehabilitation Center,
students toured Magnolia
Residency Dormitory which
provides housing for the center.
The dormitory provides housing
for both females and males. Staff from the residency transports the students to and from the
Vocational Rehabilitation Center for their classes. While students are living at the residency,
they must meet learning goals such as check writing, paying rent and water bills, preparing
meals, housekeeping techniques, and adhere to a curfew. Tardiness is not tolerated at the
After the tours, the students had lunch at the Hibachi Grill. This gave the students the
opportunity to experience Asian foods and display their social skills. This was a great
learning experience for the students.
Culinary Arts at Terry Sanford
Submitted by Karrell Darden, Culinary Arts Teacher, Terry Sanford High School
R ecently, Culinary Arts II students at Terry Sanford High School had an opportunity to experience the
Hospitality and Culinary Arts World hands-on at Steve The Southern Gourmet Restaurant, located on
Grove Street in Fayetteville, NC. Students in Ms. Karrell
Darden’s Culinary Arts class worked in the restaurant
during the breakfast and lunch times. Students took
orders, waited on customers, checked inventory, worked the
line, and prepared food for a catering event. The magic
words of the day for all students were “break time.”
Steve, owner of the restaurant, said he is committed to
community involvement and tries to make sure he plays a
major role in helping to develop our youth for tomorrow.
Karrell Darden, Culinary Arts Teacher, said all the
students learned a lot and all agreed that it takes more than
a clean apron and hat to run a restaurant.
Cook Off Competition Semi-Finalist
Lauren Self, Culinary Arts Student at Terry Sanford High School has
been selected a semi-finalist in the Local Cook Off Competition and will
participate in the Art Institute Best Teen Chef Competition at the Art
Institute of Charlotte. Her original recipe “Not Your Average Burrito”
wowed judges and placed her in the competition.
Horticulture Contest Winners
Submitted by Robin Pusztay, Agriculture Education Teacher, SFHS
The Seventy First High School FFA Chapter recently hosted the local FFA Federation Contest. Students
competed in Horticulture, Nursery/Landscape, and Floriculture. The purpose of the event was to
prepare FFA participants for competition at the FFA Regional Rally which was held April 16, 2010.
Pine Forest, Cape Fear, Gray’s Creek, and Seventy First High Schools participated in the contest.
The winners are as follows:
Floriculture Nursery/Landscape Introduction to Horticulture
1st place - Gray’s Creek 1st place - Cape Fear 1st place - Seventy First
2nd place -Pine Forest 2nd place - Seventy First 2nd place - Cape Fear
3rd place - Seventy First Top Individual - Royce N. 3rd place - Gray’s Creek
Top Individual - Leah D. Top Individual - Derrick N.
FIRST Robotics Team #2483
Submitted by Jeannie Johnson, Academy Director, Westover High
A nother successful year has ended for "Clawbotz" and the FIRST Robotics Team #2483 of
Westover High School. The team competed in two regional events this year.
The first event was the Florida Regional held at the
University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, on
March 18-20, 2010. The team placed 17th out of 53
teams. The new control system for the robot had some
bugs in it which caused the team to be unable to compete
in one of the 9 qualifying matches and resulted in the
17th place ranking. It was still a very good opportunity
for the team to play the game, make adjustments to the
robot and plan new strategies for our second regional
A visit to Kennedy Space Center was also one of the
highlights for this trip.
The second event was the inaugural North Carolina
Regional held in Raleigh, April 1-3, 2010. Forty-four
teams competed. At the end of the 9 qualifying matches,
the team was in 5th place, which placed Westover in the final elimination matches. They won two
quarterfinal rounds and advanced to the semi finals. In the semi finals, following a good fight, they
lost to the alliance that eventually became the North Carolina Regional winners. There were a total
of 17 robotic teams from North Carolina in the competition. The Westover Team #2483 was the
highest-ranking North Carolina team finishing the overall competition in 6th place.
Westover team also won a new award this year called the Coopertition Award. The Coopertition
Award celebrates the team that best demonstrates the ability to help their opponents compete.
The award was granted to the team that earned the most Coopertition Bonus points during the
competition. Surprisingly, 4 teams tied for this award, which was a first for FIRST.
The team is thankful to everyone who supported their efforts
this year. It takes the time and the talents of many to make
this opportunity happen for the team. This year's FIRST
Robotics membership included 38 students, 4 instructors, and
7 mentors. A total of 2,152 after school hours were spent
during the building phase of the robot which ended with the
shipping of the robot on February 23, 2010.
Mr. Dean Camen, founder of FIRST Robotics, is pictured left
with “Clawbotz”, the robot built by Robotics Team #2483 of
Westover High School.
Healthcare Career Fair Engages Students
A pproximately four-hundred Cumberland County students enrolled in Health Occupations
Education and middle school students in the Cumberland County Schools Gear Up program
engaged in learning more about health careers at the Futures in Healthcare Career Fair on April 22, 2010 at
the Westover Recreation Center.
The event was held from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and was hosted by
Cumberland County Schools Career and Technical Education
Department in collaboration with Cape Fear Valley Health System,
Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) and Southern
Regional Area Health Education Center (SRAHEC).
Roni Paul, Practical Nursing Instructor from FTCC, Antwan
Campbell, Hearing Impaired Interpreter from Cumberland County
Schools, Jumoke Ladapo, M.D. from the Family Medicine Center at
SRAHEC, and Robert Wilson, Director of Mental Health Center at
Speakers (L-R) Antwan Campbell, Robert
SRAHEC were the motivational speakers.
Wilson, Roni Paul and Yanci Evans listen
as Jumoke Ladapo presents to students.
Representatives from local colleges, universities, and healthcare
professions set up exhibits identifying the many opportunities available in the health field. Students
explored careers in Nursing, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Respiratory
Therapy, Radiology, Pharmacy, Speech and Audiology, Forensic Science and CSI, Homecare and
Hospice, and many more. The Fayetteville Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services
demonstrated the use of life-saving equipment.
Seventy First High School students listen as representative Fayetteville Fire Department gives demonstration
share healthcare information. on proper use of the fire truck ladder.
HOSA State Conference
O ne hundred and eighty-six students from the Cumberland County Schools attended the Health
Occupations Student of America (HOSA) State Leadership Conference held March 25-27, 2010 in
Greensboro, NC. Congratulations to all CCS attendees for their hard work in the competitions. Cumberland
County is proud to announce the following winners:
Andrica Fisher (CFHS) 1st Place - Interviewing Skills
Savion Johnson (WHS) 1st Place - Medical Spelling
Pharanda Williams (WHS) 1st Place - Medical Lab Assisting
Tyrell Oliver (WHS) 1st Place - Knowledge Test: Pharmacology
Elizabeth Seufert and Tracy Smith (TSHS) 2nd Place - CPR/First Aid
David Salgado (TSHS) 2nd Place - Sports Medicine
Sarah Basamania and Daniel Colley (TSHS) 2nd Place - Emergency Medical Technician
Vera Okons and Davi Nelson (TSHS) 2nd Place - Forensic Medicine
Chelsea Turner, Alycia Cody, and Christian Walker (TSHS) 3rd Place - Creative Problem Solving
Sasha Rozier and Latisha Utley (PFHS) 3rd Place - Health Education
Tanisha Jackson (WHS) 3rd Place - Nurse Assisting
Danielle Hainey (GCHS) 3rd Place - Home Health Aide
Carolina Vo (WHS) Elected District 4 Vice President
Jassmin Smith (WHS) Elected HOSA State President and 4th Place in Researched Persuasive Speaking
Braxton Hockaday , Syrus Gaddy, Jordan Adamson (WHS) 5th Place – Public Service Announcement
Ashley Washington (WHS) 6th Place—Nursing Assisting
Sasha Josephs (WHS) 7th Place—Nursing Assisting
Nia Trawick (WHS) 7th Place—Dental Assisting
Jalin Barnes (WHS) 7th Place—Dental Spelling
Stephanie Williams (WHS) 8th Place—Home Health Aide
Sean Hernandez, Jonathon Barcinas, Jared Nieves (WHS) 8th Place - Biomedical Debate
At the HOSA State Conference, Westover High School received a plaque from the Red Cross for sponsoring
blood drives, a certificate from the Blood Donor Center, a plaque for the largest delegation present, and a
plaque for the National HOSA project, Autism Speaks. The following Westover High Health Academy
students received State Recognition.
Delania Adams Rasheeda Piatt
Jordan Adamson Shayna Powell
Stephanie Alicea Carl Pringle
Ayisha Barber Gabrielle Rembert
Amber Brookins Bianca Reyes
Kareem Byrd Kalyn Spann
Melissa Elsberry Demarcus Steward
Christian Faucette Maria Tainatongo
Syrus Gaddy Mia Trawick
Braxton Hockaday Ashely Washington
Cameron Holmes Pharanda Williams
Andrea Howard Myeika Wilson
Tazmiah Jackson T’Keyah Wooten
Terry Sanford Student Becomes
NC DECA Vice President of The Dixie Pines Region
Kayla Myhre, a junior at Terry Sanford High School (Pictured 4th from left) was recently installed as the NC DECA
Vice President representing the Dixie Pines Region. Kayla will be traveling to Louisville, KY April 23–27, 2010 to
represent North Carolina at the International DECA Career Development Conference. Mrs. Brenda Haynes,
Marketing teacher at Terry Sanford High School is her advisor.
John Malloy, junior from Cape Fear High, and Rachael Wellington, Senior from E. E. Smith High, will also travel
to the International DECA Conference. John won first place in Retail Merchandising and Rachael won fourth place
in Principles of Business at the NC DECA Career Development Conference in March.
Approximately seventy-four students from the Cumberland County Schools attended the
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Competitive Events Conference held April 12-
14, 2010 in Greensboro, NC. Congratulations to the following winners:
Ashlee Gray, GCHS, won First Place in Chapter Showcases Manual, Occupational Division
Deanna Johnson, GCHS, won Silver Medal in Early Childhood Education
Jessica McKinnon, GCHS, won a Certificate in Early Childhood Education CTE Assessment Test
Alicia Ramos, GCHS, won a Silver Medal and $750 Johnson and Wales Scholarship—Applied Technology
Michaela Shenberger, GCHS, won a Gold Medal in Chapter Showcase Manual, Senior Division
Robert and Riki Nunnery, JBHS, won a Gold Medal in Environmental Ambassador, Senior Division
Hannah Lineberger, JBHS, won a Gold Medal in Life Event Planning, Occupational Division
Amber Autry, 7th grader at Mac Williams Middle, won in Life Event Planning
SkillsUSA State Conference
C areer and Technical Education students from the Cumberland County Schools attended the 45th
North Carolina SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference, April 14-16, 2010 in Greensboro, NC.
Congratulations to all winners. First place winners are eligible to compete in the national competition in
Kansas City in June.
Andress Pittman, Victor Zaragoza, Marilee
Denning, & Chelsea Moore (DBHS) News Anchor
Jasmine Tate (DBHS) Poster Contest
Jordan Williams (SFHS) Criminal Justice
Terrell Grice & Wesley Wolfe (DBHS) TV Production
Skills & Region 4 Officers
Kevin Samuels (DBHS) Video Product Development
Steven Norman, Zacery Boatman, Jordan Hill
(DBHS) Community Service
Jasmine Johnson (DBHS) Customer Service
Matthew Klingbeil (GCHS) Action Skill
Stephanie Conner (SFHS) Criminal Justice
Lawrence Whitfield, Meghan Gerald, Nic Sessions (DBHS) Digital Media
Devin Smith & Jonathon Hargrove (DBHS) Audio Production
Allen Young (DBHS) First Aid/CPR
Brittney Wright (GCHS) Extemporaneous Speech & Elected State Officer
Ryan Botto & Aireal Taylor (GCHS) Debate
Floria Hance-Morant, Gabriele Barron-Brown, Samanta Cosgrove,
Madison Grier, Nick Raspino, Alysia DeJesus, & Kevin Ruffin
(PFHS) Opening & Closing Ceremonies Contest
Michael Neal (PFHS) 3D Visualization
Lumisha McCullough (SFHS) Criminal Justice
The Jack Britt High School FCCLA Chapter is featured in a recent edition of the
newsletter Paw Prints. The chapter was recognized for donating dog and cat food to the
Fayetteville Animal Protection Society.
CTE Honors Award Luncheon
O ne hundred sixty-seven Cumberland County Schools
Seniors were honored at the Career and Technical
Education annual CTE Honors Award Luncheon,
Wednesday, April 28, 2010. The luncheon, which was held
at the Highland Country Club, honored those seniors who
earned a 93 or higher average in their CTE courses, a 3.25
or higher overall GPA, and 3 or more CTE credits in a
Dr. Ernest Jerome Goodson, a local Dentist and
Orthodontist, was the keynote speaker. Dr. Goodson is a
graduate of the University of NC at Chapel Hill and UNC
School of Dentistry and is married to NC Supreme Court
Justice Patricia Timmons Goodson. Pictured, Dr. Ernest J. Goodson (on left) accepts a gift of
Other guests in attendance included Alicia Chisholm, appreciation from Mr. Chip Lucas, CTE Coordinator.
Kim Fisher, and Carrie Sutton, Cumberland County
School Board Members, Dr. Frank Till, Cumberland County Schools Superintendent, Allison Violette,
Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, John Gibbs, Executive Director of Secondary
Education, and the Career and Technical Education Central Services Administrators and Staff.
Transportation Systems and Public Safety
Career Fair & Trades’ Day
O n April 30, 2010, the parking lot behind the Neil Currie Building at Fayetteville Technical Community
College was packed with automobiles, fire trucks, law enforcement vehicles, heavy equipment and
much more for the Transportation Systems and Public Safety Career Fair and Trades’ Day. The event
was sponsored by Cumberland County Schools Career and Technical Education in collaboration with
Fayetteville Technical Community College.
The career fair introduced over five hundred high school students in the Cumberland County Schools to a
wide range of exciting career opportunities in the transportation and public safety industry. The fair
included displays by automobile dealers, car clubs, heavy equipment dealers and operators, utility
companies, antique car owners, community colleges, and a mix of public safety activities.
Mr. Daryle Nobles, Career and Technical Education Coordinator, was the event facilitator.
FBLA State Conference
A pproximately eighty-six middle and high school students enrolled in Business and Information
Technology Education in the Cumberland County Schools traveled to Raleigh, NC for the Future
Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference held April 22-24, 2010 at the Raleigh
Marriott Convention Center.
The FBLA State Leadership Conference is held annually in the spring. The finalists from each regional
conference are eligible to participate in the competitive events at the state conference. In addition, each
local chapter may enter contestants in the competitive events held only at the state level. The first-
place winners in all competitive events, and second-place winners in some events are eligible to
advance to competition at the National Leadership Conference in those events that have a national
Career and Technical Education congratulates the following Cumberland County Schools FBLA State
• Kevin McLean, SVHS, American Enterprise Project and Crime Prevention Project
• Eric Britton, SVHS, American Enterprise Project and Crime Prevention Project
• Tiere Britton, SVHS, American Enterprise Project and Crime Prevention Project
• Krista Cezair, RRCHS, Business Procedures
• Trevor Pollitt, GCHS, Business Math
• Chris Lane, JBHS, Word Processing II
• Ta’Tyana German, DBHS, Network Design
• Nicholas Sessions, DBHS, Network Design
• Ashley Willis, MHCHS, Business Law
• Ashley Thompson, SVHS, Community Service Project
• Krystal Speights, SVHS, Community Service Project
• Blake Dickerson, SVHS, Accounting I
Jenniffer DeLong from South View High School was selected FBLA Southeast Region State Vice
President. Teneshia Beatty and Mydisa Jessup accepted the Chapter of the Year Award and Gold
Seal Award for South View High School. South View High is the only chapter in the state recognized
for Chapter of the Year and one of only three chapters in the state to received the Gold Seal Chapter
CTE 2010 Summer Conference
July 19-23, 2010