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Washington District - 3rd Grade Performance
SkillsUSA State Tournament
This past weekend 17 different students and staff members attended the SkillsUSA state championship in Roanoke Virginia. The Northern Neck Technical Center brought back several awards. The competitions were held on Saturday with an awards ceremony that evening. The SkillsUSA program is a competition that is catered to the career and technical education programs of high schools and technical centers.
The following high school students and post grades received the following awards. Carlos Cota (EHS) 1st place post grad Collision Repair Technology, De’Andre Wood (RHS) 1st Place Post grad automotive refinishing technology, Martin Pinion (RHS) – 2nd place electrical construction wiring, Brandin Thompson (W&L) – 3rd place computer maintenance technology, Devin Pitts (EHS) – 3rd place post grad auto service technology, Moses Oviedo – 5th place collision repair technology, Ron Hook (RHS) – 6th Place carpentry, and Ryan Taylor (W&L) – 6th place food preparation assistant.
“It’s a great event for our students and staff to attend. It shows that we are really meeting the needs of our students and community when we can win several awards at the district and state levels.” States Principal Trey Davis “The students and staff had a great time”.
Since Carlos Cota and De’Andre Wood won first place in their events they will participate in the SkillsUSA National competition in Kansas City Missouri in June.
2014 WLHS Career Fair
Twenty-nine local businesses made their annual visit to the Washington and Lee High School Career Fair on March 13. The career fair is an attempt to familiarize students with the jobs that can be found locally in the area.
Students were able to visit with each company and were encouraged to ask questions. Among the topics discussed were how much education one needs to work there, how much training a new employee receives, what are the minimum requirements, what do the recruiters love about their job, what skills are required for employment, and what advice would they offer to a young person starting out?
Many of the businesses addressed the students’ sweet tooth’s, with treats being constantly scarfed down. The NSWC Federal Credit Union had their popular wheel of fortune which students spun for prizes and the U.S. Marines brought their chin bar where young men and women tried to impress each other with their upper arm strength. The U.S. Army put students on the floor with earning tee shirts for pushups.
This event is as much fun for companies as it is for the students. Several of the participating companies commented upon the great questions the students asked and the interest they showed as they listened to the representatives. This year’s participating companies were Bank of Lancaster, Carry-On Trailers, George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Haynesville Correctional Center, Mary Washington Health Care, Naval Surface Warfare Center/Dahlgren, Northern Neck Electric Cooperative, Northern Neck Technical Center, NSWC Federal Credit Union, Montross Rescue Squad, Rappahannock Community College, Rappahannock Region Small Business Development, Rappahannock General Hospital, Stratford Hall, Union First Bank, U.S. Army , U.S. Marine Corp, Virginia Department of Forestry, Virginia Employment, Virginia National Guard, Walmart, Westmoreland County Museum, Westmoreland County Public Schools, Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office, Westmoreland State Park, and Westmoreland County Social Services.
Washington and Lee High School staff and the Westmoreland County Public Schools thank the companies for making the effort to attend this career fair. Interested businesses who would like to participate in next year’s career fair may call Patty Long at the school board office, 804-493-8018.
2014 VSBA Eastern Region Forum
Westmoreland County Public School Board members and administrative staff attended the 2014 VSBA Eastern Region Spring Network Forum at Northumberland High School. The forum is designed to give school board members and superintendents the opportunity to meet and discuss local issues. A featured event was the Student Art Show, where the winning selections will be shown in the offices of the Secretary of Education, Department of Education, and the VSBA offices for one year. The evening's guest speaker was Elizabeth Creamer, State Director of Education and Workforce Development.
Westmoreland County School Board members and administrative staff attending were(l-r) Catherine Rice, Assistant Superintendent, Linda Dillard, School Board Clerk, Dr. Rebecca Lowry, Superintendent, Coralynn Wise, Dr. Daniel Wallace, and Karen Jackson.
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