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CCSD Students Win at Career Competitions

CCSD Students Win at Career Competitions

Top left, Devin Mays and Katie Pope of Cherokee HS, and from left, TSA winners as listed below beginning with the Creekview HS team. River Ridge HS winners pictured below.

Cherokee County School District students placed in several statewide career competitions this fall!

Students recently competed at the Georgia National Fair Technology Student Association (TSA) Tech Day, FFA Day at the Georgia State Fair and the Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC) Metro Skills Competition/SkillsUSA State Qualifier.

“We’re so proud of these students for their dedication to learning more about skilled professions and for excelling in state competition.  Career education long has been an important part of our high school program, and in recent years we’ve worked to offer more classes and competitive teams at both the high school and middle school level,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “Kudos to their teachers for helping their students achieve these honors and thank you to our School Board for its continued investment in preparing our students for career success.”

Students from Cherokee High School’s SkillsUSA Chapter, advised by Career Pathway welding teacher Darryl Jones, competed at the AGC Metro Skills Competition/SkillsUSA State Qualifier.  

Senior Devin Mays placed first and senior Katie Pope placed second in the Individual Welding SkillsUSA Region Competition and AGC Skills Challenge.  They both now advance to the regional SkillsUSA State Competition in February. 

Students from Cherokee HS, Creekview HS, River Ridge HS and Woodstock HS and Creekland MS competed at Georgia’s National TSA Tech Day.

The River Ridge HS team of 19 students advised by Career Pathways engineering teacher Judi Haggerty earned a state honor: the team of juniors Maja Brooker and Sean Brownlee placed eighth in Robotics.

The Creekview HS team of 23 students advised by Career Pathways engineering teacher Terri Hancock earned two state honors: the team of senior Carter Canfield, senior Mitchell Leighton, freshman Tyler Nash and junior Cade Smith placed fifth in Manufacturing Prototype; and the team of sophomore Tripp Bagwell, freshman Carter Hutchison, sophomore Braeden Norton and junior Clement Smith placed 10th in Mousetrap Car.

The Woodstock HS team of 10 students advised by Career Pathways engineering teacher Melanie Salas earned three state honors: sophomore Joshua Tomberg placed ninth in the Robotics Challenge; senior Carson Bove placed 11th in Program Promotion; and junior Noah Richards placed 11th in Architectural Design Challenge.

Teams from Creekview HS and Etowah HS also competed in the statewide FFA Day event.
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River Ridge HS juniors Maja Brooker and Sean Brownlee placed eighth in Robotics.

River Ridge HS juniors Maja Brooker and Sean Brownlee placed eighth in Robotics.