Harnett Health Sciences Academy



Harnett Health Sciences Academy
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Newsletter Editor/Designer — Audra DeSorbo
 CTE A CTIVITIES ......... 3
 8 TH G RADE TOURS ..... 4
 HUMP D AY ............... 5
 CTSO’ S .................... 6
DIRECTOR ..................... 7
 CTE “A LL S TARS” ...... 8
The CTE Connection is a way to ‘spotlight’ the awesome
activities that are going on within the Career and Technical
Education program in Harnett County Schools. This newsletter
will be published semesterly and will incorporate pictures, articles,
upcoming events, as well as a “Note from the CTE Director.”
Shown below: Twenty-six students from across Harnett County were
inducted into the inaugural class of the Harnett Health Sciences
Academy in June 2015. The HHSA is a collaborative effort between the
Harnett County Schools Career & Technical Education Department and
Central Carolina Community College.
Harnett Health Sciences Academy
The Harnett Health Sciences Academy is a program open to high school freshmen and sophomores that allows
participants to earn credits toward a health industry recognized credential, diploma, certification, or other
college transfer options. Eligible high school students will be “fast-tracked” through their general high school
courses in order to maximize the community college opportunities in the health care field during their junior
and senior years in the program. Successful completion of the Academy will enhance students’ eligibility for
acceptance into a CCCC Health Sciences Diploma/Degree program.
The students are Amber Barefoot (HCHS), Alexis Boggs (HCHS), Jada Booker (HCHS), Jessica Bowles (WHHS),
Luke Bryan (HCHS), Kaitlyn Bryant (OHS), Reese Buie (HCHS), Allyson Buzzard (HCHS), Alyssa Cochran-Trull
(WHHS), Anna Hall (THS), Rachel Hammersley (THS), Casi Harper (HCHS), Cheyenne Hensley (THS), Aubrey
Johnson (OHS), Kirstin McGinty (WHHS), Kaylee Morris (THS), Letitia Ockletree (HCHS), Maggie Patterson
(WHHS), Asia Phan-Flocken (WHHS), Alyssa Portes (OHS), Tiffany Ray (OHS), Damica Rodriguez (WHHS),
Mariah Sanchez (THS), Grace Watkins (HCHS), Dana Williams (WHHS), and Hunter Woodard (OHS).
Activities and procedures within Career and Technical Education Programs are governed by the philosophy of simple fairness to all.
Therefore, it is the policy of Harnett County Schools and the Career and Technical Education Programs that all operations will be
performed without regard to race, age, religion, color, national origin, gender, marital/pregnant status, or disability.
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The Central Carolina Apprenticeship Works program in Computer-Integrated Machining, a partnership between Central Carolina Community
College, Harnett County Schools, and the North Carolina Department of Commerce, is a three-year apprenticeship program that prepares
students for employment in the metalworking and manufacturing industries. Apprentices, in their high school senior year, begin taking machining
-related classes at Central Carolina Community College, and working part-time five days per week. Following their senior year of high school,
successful apprentices will have earned a 17-hour college Certificate in Machining Technology. Apprentices continue their education at the
college and continue working with industry following high school graduation. At the completion of year two of the program, successful
apprentices will have earned a 40-hour college Diploma in Machining Technology. At the end of year three, successful apprentices will have
earned a 76-hour Associate in Applied Science Degree in Computer-Integrated Machining Technology with an emphasis in Tool, Die, and Mold
Making. Hours accrued while in the program will be credited toward their apprenticeship.
Ashley Faulkner, HCHS
Pictured above - The Central Carolina Apprenticeship
Works Computer-Integrated Machining Technology
inaugural inductees are: Billy Gray Sullivan III (THS),
Jacob P. Mouton (HCHS), Tyler A. Walters (WHHS),
Marshall U. Norris (WHHS), John Henry Holly III
(WHHS), Dalton C. Branson (WHHS), and Jessee L. Hall
CTE Teachers of
the Semester!
Karen Hudson-Bott, OHS
Karen is a Business teacher at OHS. Karen was nominated
NUMEROUS times and one of her nominators said, "Mrs. Bott
works with her students in a captivating and particular way.
She has fun chats and interacts with her students, and tries to
make learning more enjoyable .” Another nominator stated,
“She is a fun and lively teacher. She knows how to keep the
classroom fun and has creative ways of keeping us on task.
She can teach the content well and is very kind in her work.
She also has a great personality that makes cooperating very
easy and great.” Another one said, “I am nominating Mrs.
Hudson-Bott because she really knows what she's doing. Not
only is she a teacher, she is also like a second mother to all of
us. Mrs. Hudson-Bott is really amazing and that's why she
deserves this title.”
Congratulations, Karen!!
John Hardee, THS
John is an Agriculture teacher at THS.
John’s nominator said, "Mr. Hardee goes
the extra mile for his students. At the
same time, he is always willing to give
helpful advice to other teachers. He is a
shining example of perfection in his
teaching and work ethic. “
Congratulations, John!
Flonnie Godwin, THS
Flonnie is a FACS teacher at THS, who
teaches Apparel & Textile Production and
Foods I. Flonnie’s nominator said, "She
has helped everyone on the team to
prepare tests and come up with new
ideas on implementing curriculum. As a
new teacher she has shown me tremendous support and guidance EVERY SINGLE step of the way… curriculum, management and much more.”
Congratulations, Flonnie!!
Ashley is a Business teacher at HCHS.
Ashley was nominated by two separate
people. Her first nominator said,
“Ashley consistently goes above and
beyond expectations. It is obvious that
her students are benefiting from her
approach to the classroom as evidenced
by her proficiency scores and the
number of Microsoft certifications that
are obtained in her classes. Ashley has
proven that she is a leader and role
model for others. Thanks for all you do
Ashley!” Her second nominator said,
“Ashley Faulkner is a wonderful teacher,
team player, and leader in our school
and our county. In addition to setting
extremely high expectations for herself
and her students, she also leads the
National Technical Honor Society at
HCHS and is very involved in the leadership of the HCHS Relay for Life team.
Ashley is very proactive and develops
procedures to make things run smoothly
around our school. She is quick to share
her ideas with her colleagues to make
our work easier too. Always someone
who exemplifies excellence, Ashley has
earned all the certifications that she
expects her students to earn. She is a
role model to her students in her quest
for the highest certifications available
from Microsoft. I am pleased to
nominate Ashley Faulkner for CTE
teacher of the semester.”
Congratulations, Ashley!!
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Right: Students in
Nicole Ross’ apparel
class at Overhills High
School created
tie dyed t-shirts.
Left: Students in
Kevin Davis’
Carpentry II class at
Western Harnett High
School built a shed.
Triton High School’s Word & PowerPoint class (pictured
right) partnered with Mrs. Alvarado's 2nd grade class
at Gentry Primary to type and design their final fairy tale
story this year. The students met the authors and
presented them the final draft of their story, read them
together then took a group picture. Next year they will
partner with the entire 2nd grade at Gentry.
Above: Gary Epperson, Masonry Instructor at Harnett
Central High School, took fourteen of his students to
participate in the annual “Butch Hardy” Masonry
Contest in Goldsboro, NC.
CTE Activities
Below: Harnett County High School’s Public Service Academy Firefighter and EMT students, organized and participated in a “mock drill”
where the students demonstrated skills learned throughout the
semester in a “real world” scenario. We would like to extend a special
thanks to local Harnett County Fire Departments, Harnett County
Emergency Management Services, and Duke Life Flight for making this
experience available to our students.
Erwin Police Department, under the supervision of Chief Bill
Morris, donated a used police car to the automotive program
at Triton High School. Pictured to the left are Principal Chip
Mangum, Auto Instructor Harold Strickland, Chief Morris, and
numerous students in the automotive technology program at
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Career Exploration
Job Shadowing
Pictured left: Summer Rehm is an honor student at Overhills High
School who has gone above and beyond in her required participation in
the Health Science program. She has taken all the courses possible
within that program, as well as participated in a job shadowing/
internship program at the local Food Lion Pharmacy. As a result of that
experience, and based on her outstanding performance and work ethic
during her short time there, Summer was offered a Pharmacy Technician
position beginning after graduation. Congratulations Summer!
Pictured right: Students
from all Harnett County
High Schools
participated in a tour of
the Harnett Health
facilities at Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn.
More than 600 job shadowing
and career exploration
opportunities were provided to
Harnett County Students during
the 2014-2015 school year!!
Shown below: Each school year, the Harnett County Business Education
Partnership sponsors tours for Harnett County Schools 8th graders to visit Central
Carolina Community College in order to get a “glimpse” of some of the different
program areas offered at the college level. Students are exposed to such
program areas as Broadcast Technology, Laser & Photonics, Computer
Inter-grated Machining, Cosmetology/Barbering, and Electronics, to name a few.
8th Grade Tours
CTE Alumni
Pictured above is Lauren Clark from Overhills High School.
She, along with approximately forty other Harnett County
high school students who were interested in the
healthcare field, had the opportunity to participate in
“HUMP Day: Helping students Understand the Medical
Profession.” This was a one-day workshop which
provided students with hands-on activities related to a
career in healthcare and was a partnership between
Southern Regional AHEC and Campbell University. The
event was held at the CU School of Osteopathic Medicine
and students rotated through stations learning basic
medical facts to include CPR/Vitals, the basics of OMM,
blind palpatory skills/bone box, and a tour of the SIM lab.
Courtney Parker, a 2012 Alumni of Western Harnett High
School, recently started her own business. While in high
school, she participated in the job shadowing program at
a local florist. Through that job shadowing experience,
she was offered a part-time job where she worked for five
years gaining knowledge in the agriculture career field.
After high school, she was accepted in the Agriculture
Institute at North Carolina State University, where she
earned her two-year degree in Agribusiness Management.
Coming back home in the Fall of 2014, Courtney opened
Beyond Petals Florist & Gifts. Stop by the next time
you’re in Lillington and you can see the benefits of a “job
shadowing” experience — firsthand!
To see Courtney’s Video... go to this link http://bit.ly/CourtneyParkerJobShadow
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CTE Alumni
The group pictured above competed for Western Harnett High
School at the FCCLA Leadership Conference in Greensboro. In
order from left to right: Gyanna Aponte and Raven Barnes-Silver
in Illustrated Talk; Taylor Cook, Gold in Job Interview; Alyssa
Corrado, Newly Installed NC FCCLA State Vice-President of
Correspondence; Kayla Brooks, Silver in Sports Nutrition;
Tyanna Bonis, Gold Focus on Children, Brooke Thomas, assisting
member and Haleigh Bjorkman, Gold in Focus on Children.
Alyssa Corrado of Western Harnett High School
was recently Installed as the NC FCCLA State VicePresident of Correspondence. She is shown above
with her FCCLA advisor, Brenda Dean.
CTE Alumni
David Morris, a rising senior at Triton High, won first place in the
State for his Agricultural Entrepreneurship Proficiency. David's
Supervised Agricultural Experience consisted of maintaining more
than 15 acres of land which produces a variety of fruits and
vegetables. He and his partner own a very profitable string of
fresh produce stands, as well as selling their items at the Farmers
Market in Raleigh. His Proficiency has been forwarded by NC FFA
to the National level for judging against other young agricultural
entrepreneurs nationwide. David is shown below with one of his
FFA Advisors, John Hardee.
Seth Johnson of Triton High School, was chosen as a State
Delegate for the National FFA Convention. Seth, a rising
sophomore, will represent the interests of the entire state
membership as he participates and votes during business
sessions at the National FFA Convention. (Pictured to the right)
Pictured above: Elizabeth
Wise, 2014 Western Harnett
High graduate, placed in
the top 10 for Extemporaneous Writing at the
National HOSA Competition
in Anaheim, California.
Career Technical Student Organizations
Jacob Fipps is a 2013 graduate of Triton High School.
During his tenure at THS, he was heavily involved with the
FFA and participated in numerous events and competitions. He was also a Chapter, Federation, and Regional
officer. We are very proud to share that he was one of
only six FFA members chosen to be a State FFA Officer
recently at the 2015 State FFA Convention. He will represent the more than 20,000 FFA members from across the
state, as State Vice President, for the 2015-2016 year.
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Sponsored by:
Save the Dates!!!
2015 Career Awareness Fairs
Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Harnett Central and Triton High Schools
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Overhills and Western Harnett High Schools
*Specific times per school will be announced later...
In April, students from the Harnett County Schools Fire Academy
Left: FBLA Advisor
participated in the Skills USA State Competition. This event took
at Triton High,
place in Greensboro, at the Greensboro Coliseum, and allowed
Kimberly Hackett,
students to demonstrate the skills that they have learned throughout
with students
the program. “At the competition, I enjoyed competing alongside my
competing at FBLA
peers and being able to show off what I have learned in the Harnett
County Schools Fire Academy,” said HCHS Sophomore Justin Sauls.
“It is an honor for me to be able to compete in the National
Competition in
competition because it gives me an opportunity to not only represent
Chicago, Illinois.
Harnett County Schools, but also North Carolina. This experience of
the real-life fire academy has opened multiple opportunities that I
would have never had,” said HCHS Senior Jake Fields.
In the Firefighting category, Harnett County took the top 15 positions
out of 61, with HCHS Senior, Jake Fields, taking first place. Out of 19
competitors in the Firefighter I category, Harnett County took four
The past few months have gone by so fast! Students
out of the top 10 spots, with HCHS Sophomore Justin Sauls taking
and CTE teachers have been busy preparing, competing,
first place. Jake also represented the Academy at the Skills USA
traveling to regional, state, and national CTSO events and finalizing classroom
National Competition in Louisville, Kentucky where he placed fourth
assignments/lab activities. Mixed in with the busyness of the year is also a
in the nation in firefighter skills.
A Note from the
CTE Director…
Article submitted by HCHS Senior, Darren Wilkins
great feeling of excitement. As the school year comes to a close the
anticipation of a new year and new opportunities are on the horizon.
As I think about our students starting a new school year or seniors graduating
and moving onto the next step in their lives, I can’t help but be excited.
The opportunities that students have through Career & Technical Education
are limitless; may we never forget that this opportunity is not limited to
students. Within each of us is the power to positively impact others and
opportunities for great accomplishments, no matter our age.
In closing, may we all reflect on a quote from Abraham Lincoln, “Whatever
you are, be a good one.” If we all do the best, at all we do, the world will be
a much better place.
Lynn Hartley
Visit us on our website at http://bit.ly/HarnettCountySchoolsCTE
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CTE “All-Star” Teachers
Fall 2014 100% Proficiency “All-Stars”
Spring 2015 100% Proficiency “All-Stars”
Larry Byrd (THS) – 1st Pd Carpentry II
Terry Currin (WHHS) – 2nd Pd Ag Mechanics I
Brenda Dean (WHHS) – 2nd Pd Early Childhood Ed I
Kimberly Hackett (THS) – 2nd Pd Entrepreneurship I
Lindsey Hardee (WHHS) – 1st Pd Horticulture II Landscaping (Hns)
Walter Honeycutt (OHS) – 2nd Pd Principles of Business
Gary Pierce (THS) – 3rd Period Horticulture II
Stacie Siebert (OHS) – 1st & 3rd Pd Biotech
& Agriscience Research I
Hannah Wagner (HCHS) – 1st Pd Interior Design II (Hns)
Abby Pleasant (HCHS) – Early Childhood Education II
Lauren Taylor (HCHS) – 2nd Pd Business Law
Fred Clarida (HCHS) – 1st Pd Hort II – Landscaping
Ashley Staehle (WHHS) – 2nd Pd Foods I
Denise Jarrell (THS) – 2nd Pd Parenting and Child Development
Gary Pierce (THS) – 3rd Pd Agriscience Applications
Stacie Siebert (OHS) – 3rd Pd BioTech & Ag Research II
& 4th Pd BioTech & Ag Research I
The 90/90 Club– These teachers had over 90%
Proficiency and an average score of over 90 for the
2014-2015 “High Achievers” –
Teachers that exceeded the proficiency class; but did not make 100%. Also known as: “Oh man,
almost everyone did well, if I could have only gotten
for their curriculum by more than 20%
when compared to the district average that last student to make a 77, I would have had 100%!”
Fall 2014
for the year.
Shawn Adams (HCHS) – 3rd Period Foods I
Larry Byrd (THS) – Carpentry I & Carpentry II
Catherine Griffin (HCHS) – 2nd Period Sports and Entertainment Marketing I
Kevin Davis (WHHS) – Carpentry I & Carpentry II
Jeanie Jones (THS) – 3rd Period Foods I
Gary Epperson (HCHS) – Core&Sustainable, Masonry I&II
Toni O’Dell (WHHS) – 2nd Period Foods I
Ashley Faulkner (HCHS) – Microsoft Excel and Access
Abby Pleasant (HCHS) – 2nd Period Early Childhood Education I
Catherine Griffin (HCHS) – Entrepreneurship I
& 4th Period Parenting and Child Development
and Sports & Entertainment Marketing I
Kimberly Hackett (THS) – Entrepreneurship I
Spring 2015
John Hardee (THS) – Animal Science I
Abby Pleasant (HCHS) – Parenting and Child Development 2nd Period
Lindsey Hardee (WHHS) – Horticulture I
Ashley Faulkner (HCHS) – Principles of Business and Finance 1st Period
Walter Honeycutt (OHS) – Prin of Business & Finance
Shawn Adams (HCHS) – Foods I 4th Period
Jennifer Hulsey (OHS) – Health Science I
Brenda Dean (WHHS) – Parenting & Child Development 3rd Period & 4th Period
Gary Pierce (THS) – Horticulture II
Toni O’Dell (WHHS) – Foods I 1st Period
Keith Turlington (WHHS) – Masonry I
Denise Jerrell (THS) – Parenting & Child Development 1st Period
Michell Wright (WHHS) – Accounting I
Jeanie Jones (THS) – Interior Design II 1st Period
Gary Pierce (THS) – Agriscience Applications 1st Period
Top 10 Proficiency Scores for the year
Nicole Ross (OHS) – Parenting and Child Development – 4th Period
(all courses taught)
Stacie Siebert (OHS) – BioTech & Agriscience Research I – 2nd Period
Siebert, Stacie Lynette (OHS)
Taylor, Lauren Elizabeth (HCHS)
Dean, Brenda Sue (WHHS)
Ross, Nicole (OHS)
Smith, Patricia Roberson (THS)
Jarrell, Denise Moore (THS)
Pleasant, Abby Arrington (HCHS)
Faulkner, Ashley (HCHS)
Hardee, Lindsey Spivey (WHHS)
Adams, Shawn (HCHS)
There were more than 2400 total credentials earned (for the
year) throughout the whole county. The Top Ten Teachers that
helped their students receive credentials for the year are:
Ashley Faulkner (HCHS)
Jennifer Hulsey (OHS)
Reggie Hocutt (HCHS)
Lance Honeycutt (HCHS)
Seth Hardison (WHHS)
Kimberly Hackett (THS)
Karen Hudson-Bott (OHS)
Rex Alaimo (OHS)
Paul Esterline (HCHS)
Kathy Pope (HCHS)