Career Technical Education is an integral part of Wilson County Schools. Each high school offers a variety of programs. There are 121 different courses being taught by 82 dedicated teachers with 11 Industry Certification available to students. Instructors and their students are also involved in Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) that are affiliated with their respective State and National Organizations. Each year our student organizations are ranked as some of the best in the State with consistent State and National contest winners.
Three of Mr. Hammond's students passed all parts of the Basic Briggs and Stratton Industry Certification.
- Andrew Witt
- David Steele
- Louis Woldt
On December 17, Mr. Haines and Mr. Brindos had thierfirst students take and pass the Certified Solidworks Associate test. They had 8 students of 12 pass on the first attempt. The CSWA test is a 3 hour industry certification exam in Solidworks and represents a significant investment in time and resources by all parties.
Special thanks to Mr. Haines for laying the groundwork for this program's success.
LHS Maintenance and Light Repair Program
The following students have completed three levels of the Maintenance and Light Repair program of study taught by Mr. Allen Davis at Lebanon High School. They also recently earned student industry certification through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE):
- Cory Banks
- Dale Brown
- Tyler Costa
- Tyler Enoch
- Hayden Fox
- Garrett Rider
- Daniel Thurman
- Cole Vars
The LHS FFA students visited the Wilson County Expo Center to hear about the proposed Clean Water Rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It was a once and a lifetime opportunity for the students to hear from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sunny Purdue and EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler.
Students also listened to messages from Governor-elect Bill Lee, U.S. Senator-elect Marsha Blackburn, Congressman-elect John Rose and American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall.
The Bear Longrifles team finished 74th out of 369 teams competing nationally, placing in the top 20%. Individually, our top shooter was Cyril Bechard, who placed 100th out of 1702 national competitors, placing in the top 6%. Our top three shooters, Bechard, Talon Miller (150th/1702) and Thomas Hollinger (158th/1702) , placed in the top 10%. Overall a very strong finish nationally after a fabulous season.
On Saturday, 15 Dec, 15 cadets and the JROTC instructors travelled to Hendersonville VFW Post 9851 and assisted them with sorting, loading, and distributing food to veterans and their families in need, as well as grounds maintenance for the post. Each cadet earned 4 hours of community service, and got to engage directly with veterans of all services, including a decorated 93 yr old WW2 vet who drove Marines in landing craft on Saipan.
Wilson Central FFA
The Wilson /Sumner County youth hog show event was held at the Wilson County Fair Grounds. The Wilson Central FFA Show Team had a big day.
- Grand Champion Market Hog-Madison McDonaldGrand Champion
- Breeding Gilt-Maci Ferrell
- Reserve Champion Breeding Gilt-Madison McDonald
- Reserve Champion Pure Bred Barrow-Byron Maybry
- Senior Level 1 Showmanship Winner-Madison McDonald
- Senior Level 2 Showmanship Runner-up-Shelby Summar
Every student from Wilson Central Placed or won their individual classes on Saturday. Other participants included:
- Avery McClure
- Abby Zaffiro
- Hunter Sanders
- Hannah Thompson
- Simone Allen
Special thanks to Matt Farris for heading up the Wilson Central FFA Livestock Showing Team.
LHS Criminal Justice
Results from Friday's Middle TN Criminal Justice Competition in Columbia, TN.
LHS took 13 students and competed in Appellate Court, Felony Traffic Stop, Field Sobriety, Trivia, Fingerprinting, Crime Scene Investigation, Unknown Police Response and Domestic Police Response.
LHS finished 2nd out of 10 schools overall and placed individually in the following contests:
- Fingerprinting - 2nd place (Kaitlynn Hibdon & Ailaina Harper)
- Appellate Court - 3rd Place (Landry Dixon & Eden Smith)
- Domestic Response - 2nd place (Samantha Brazelton & Dakota Briggs)
On November 9th, Johnathan Booher, Business & Technology teacher at WCHS, took 15 accounting students to Middle Tennessee State University on Friday to a program called Discover Accounting. Students also received a campus tour. They had a terrific time and students learned of the opportunities an accounting degree and profession can provide.
MJHS FFA traveled to Indianapolis and competed at the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo. MJHS had multiple teams compete and all were successful in their endeavors. MJHS Marketing Plan team advanced to national semifinals and received a national silver ranking, placing them in the top 16 teams in the nation! They presented their marketing plan and answered general marketing questions in addition to in-depth questions pertaining to their plan. Team members include Caitlin Davis, Logan Hemontolor, Nikki Mathis, and Casey Bohr.
MJHS also carried two national invitational quiz bowl teams which placed 10th senior (11-12th grades) and 12th (9-10th grades)in the nation. These teams answered FFA quiz bowl questions in the form of a 100 question written exam. Team members for senior team include Lily Steed, Austin Douglass, Alison Elmore, and Erin Dowling. The junior team members include Evan Pigg, Lily Stanley, Abigale Hamblin, and Hayden Spry.
Jessica Garner also received her American Degree, the highest degree that can be earned. Less than 1% of all FFA members receive this honor.
MJHS was also recognized as a National 2 star chapter through our actions in the national chapter awards categories of strengthening agriculture, building communities, and growing leaders.
Jessica Garner received the American FFA Degree.
This is the highest individual honor an FFA member can receive. They must earn at least $10,000 and productively invested $7,500 or earned and productively invested $2,000 and worked 2,250 hours in excess to class.
SkillsUSA 2018 National Leadership Conference results:
- 10th in nation- Entrepreneurship
- 14th culinary
WHS placed 4th in Public Health Team at the 2018 FBLA National Leadership Conference.
- Recently received a two out of three stars for our national ranking from the National Chapter Award. Also, the chapter increased from silver to gold ranking at the state level (9th in the state out of over 220 chapters).
- Virginia Allen received a bronze achievement in the National Agriscience Fair Environmental Science Category, Division 3.