Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Spot Lowe Technology Center Students Win Big at State Competition

Workforce training for young students is strong and getting stronger thanks to Spot Lowe Technology Center in Lewisburg, TN. 
Spot Lowe students won big at the state level in Chattanooga for Skills USA last week. Students that currently take, or have taken classes at the Spot Lowe Technology Center, are able to join the student organization known as Skills USA. In this organization, students participate in various activities throughout the year, including leadership training, community service, and competitions.

The Skills chapter at Spot Lowe currently has over 40 members. In February of this year, 23 of the members participated in the Regional Championship contests that was hosted at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Nashville. At these competitions, students compete against students from other schools in contests that are aligned to their specific program of study. Out of the 23 students that competed in the regionals, 15 students advanced to the State Championships. Out of the 15 students that competed at the State level, 5 won gold, 1 won silver, and 2 won bronze. 

Congratulations to Jennifer Jimenez and Matthew Bragdon for winning Gold in Automation & Robotics; Carlos Alvarez for winning Gold in Industrial Motor Control; Tyler Woodard for winning Gold in Action Skills; Cody Mitchell for winning Gold in Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Level 2; Tykiera Gulley for winning Silver in Job Application;  Andy Hill for winning Bronze in HVAC; and Shelby Toombs for winning Bronze in Nurse Assisting.

Jennifer, Matthew, Carlos and Tyler will all move on to the National Competition in Louisville, KY in June.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Laptops for Top 10 MCHS Graduates

 In a ceremony honoring MCHS graduates who will be graduating with honors, distinction and Top 10%, a special gift was presented to the students who will graduate as the Top 10 in the 2017 senior class.
Davenport Group is a technology company in St. Paul, Minnesota that is owned and operated by Lewisburg residents Paul and Sonya Clifford. Sonya graduated from Cornersville High School and returned to Marshall County with her husband and business partner, Paul, in 2015.
After hearing of the Rennaissance Program at MCHS and the great strides students have made in test scores, attendance, GPA and scholarships, the couple decided they wanted to do something to show their appreciation for the achievements of the school and the students.
On Tuesday, during the graduation honors ceremony, the couple presented 10 Dell XPS 13 laptops to the following Top 10 graduating students (in alphabetical order):
Laura Beth Brown, Natalie Cook, Mickey Crump, Stefan Daniel, Haley Davis, Hannah Haislip, Noah Jorgensen, Ximena Leon, Jacob Pomata-Gilley and Marti Sullivan.

Monday, April 10, 2017

What Makes Your Community Cool - Post "Cool Community Marshall" Pics

Whether in Lewisburg, Chapel Hill, Cornersville or anywhere in between, people are always doing something cool. Why not share that with the world?
Use Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to share what you and your friends are doing that makes your community "Cool". Just use the hashtag - #coolcommunitymarshall.
Favorites will get a "Social Shout Out" in the Marshall County Happenings weekly Calendar of Events.