Suwannee High School (SHS), in cooperation with the School Advisory Council, held its 2nd annual Career and Technical Education (CTE) Showcase on April 19 in the atrium of SHS.
Teachers and students from various CTE programs collaborated to make this evening a success. Students, ranging from ninth to twelfth grade, presented projects they have created in addition to demonstrating the skills and knowledge they have learned in their CTE programs.
The programs represented were Art, Agriculture, Allied Health, Band, Computer Science (CSIT), Culinary Arts, Digital Design, Digital Info Tech, Finance Academy, Game Design, and Journalism.
SHS Technology Teacher Belinda Fries helped orchestrate this event but stresses this was a student led evening. Fries says, “The goal is to allow these hardworking students a venue to demonstrate the amazing knowledge they have gathered through CTE programs at SHS.”
SHS students provided important health information, blood pressure checks, explained their award winning art work, played video games they designed themselves, demonstrated how to put laptops together, provided sneak previews of this year’s yearbook, gave information on instruments, explained the workings of 3-D printers and much more. There was also an SHS version of Cup Cake wars at the event and attendees were asked to vote on their favorite. Attendees were also able to sample multiple delicious entrée’s, desserts, and beverages prepared by SHS culinary students.
SHS is committed to hosting this event annually in April. Fries explained that teachers and administrators were already talking about the things they want to keep for next year and the ways they want to make the event even better. Coach Gray, Assistant Principal at SHS said “This is one of the ways we believe we can increase pride and morale for our school system. We hope to allow our students to continue to amaze our community for years to come.”
To view photos from the evening, click here.