The Watertown High School Future Business Leaders of America competed at regionals at MTSU. All of those who placed will be eligible to participate in the same event at the FBLA state competition in April.
HOSA students went to competed in the HOSA Regional Conference. Of the 21 students that competed onsite, 15 of them advanced on to State conference.
LHS Criminal Justice
Congratulations to the LHS students who competed in the 2019 Middle Tennessee Criminal Justice Competition in Springhill.
LHS Residential & Commercial Construction
Battle of the Build
LHS Residential & Commercial Construction
WHS Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice 3 students studying blood splatter and evidence at a crime scene and participating in fingerprinting lab.
LHS Culinary Arts
Lindsay Morgan was selected by nomination to participate on a panel to share ways that the Southeast Region Hospitality Schools could better serve students.
Wilson Central FBLA
The Wilson Central FBLA students performed community service at Joseph's Storehouse on Saturday, October 26, 2019.
Mt. Juliet High School MCJROTC Cadets volunteered on Sunday, October 27 to assist with an AMVETS a continuous food drive for the holiday season. Cadets spent several hours separating and organizing non-perishable food to be provided to Homeless Military Veterans in the greater Nashville area. The Cadets will return in a few weeks to bag and box more food for distribution by the AMVETS organization.
On September 26, 2019, 33 JROTC cadets and 3 chaperones spent 3 hours after school assisting the park rangers in clearing fire breaks and cutting sorghum at Cedars of Lebanon State Park. Approx 1/2 mile of overgrown firebreak was cleared and about 1/4 acre of sorghum cane for the mill to be used in their historic display this weekend. The rangers said what we did in 3 hours would have taken them 2-3 weeks.
On Saturday, September 28, 2019, the MCJROTC Cadets worked tirelessly for 12 hours straight in 90 degree weather to support “The Original Mud Run” in Franklin TN. This event raised money for several Veteran charities. After a 12 hour work day in the blistering heat, these Cadets were still motivated and jumped on the 5K obstacle course themselves. We completed the entire course as a team in about 1.5 hours. Most of these Cadets were volunteers 2 days prior at Cedars of Lebanon where they conducted park clean up until 8pm. We are proud of these YOUNG WARRIORS!
WCHS HOSA Future Health Professionals volunteered at the JDRF One Walk at the Bicentennial Mall in Nashville Saturday, September 28, 2019. JDRF is the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. They arrived at 6:15 AM to start their shift and represented Wilson Central and Wilson County very well!!!
WCHS DECA students attended DECA/FBLA Leadership Camp at Camp Widjiwagan September 5-8-Madeline Fleming, Lisa Patel, Elise Brown, Ashton Hamblen, Nicole Brill and Advisor Jennifer Allen.
LHS SkillsUSA - Construction
Instructor, Marc Wooten would like to congratuate the following students for their 9th place finish in teamwork at SkillsUSA National competition which was held in Louisville, Kentucky, Carter Higgins, Lucas Reagan, Bryson Blackburn, and Dalton Jones. Jude Hassell placed in cabinet making and a Gold Star certificate for testing. He is very proud of all of these students for their hard work and commitment to compete on the National level.
Tennessee FFA State Runner Up Horse Judging Team.
During this event, students are required to evaluate 6 classes of 4 animals each, both in conformation and performance (with a rider). After making their decisions, (which are based upon numerous rules for the variety of classes they could be potentially judge), they present 2 sets of Oral Reasons and verbally defending their placings to officials with evidence.
With over 300 competitors and 50 teams across the state, these young ladies are to be commended.
Simone Allen, 6th High Individual
Samantha Calvetti, 7th High Individual
Faith Cook, Megan Cartee, Regan Black, Melissa Hessey, and Abby Zaffiro
LHS Culinary Arts
The following LHS students have passed The National Restaurant Associations Servsafe Management Certification and will graduate with their industry certification. If you see these students, please give them a high five.
LHS Criminal Justice
The LHS Criminal Justice Department would like to congratulate Sam Burton.
Sam is being recognized not only for his outstanding work within the Criminal Justice Program here at LHS, but also for receiving a conditional offer for employment from a law enforcement agency in the State of Tennessee. After graduation, pending successful completion of the official hiring process, Sam will be employed and begin his Criminal Justice career here in Tennessee. Sam also plans to continue his post-secondary education while employed.
While in high school, Sam’s chosen elective focus was Criminal Justice and he has completed all four levels of Criminal Justice here at LHS, including the capstone course that involves spending a semester in a job shadow placement. Sam is also a member of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department Explorers program where he holds the rank of Sergeant. Sam’s dedication to the Criminal Justice program as well as his outstanding work ethic and professionalism are what set him apart from not only his peers but also other law enforcement applicants.
MJHS Marine JROTC
Cadet LtCol Anthony Cash was presented with a $2000 MOAA scholarship and JROTC medal at an awards luncheon hosted by the General Andrew Jackson MOAA Chapter. Presenting the award for MOAA was Major Dan Sullenger, USMC (Ret). Accompanying LtCol Cash were his parents, Donald and Melissa Cash, our MJHS Principal, Mrs. Leigh Anne Rainey, and Major Intilli. LtCol Cash competed against 4 other top cadets from Wilson Central Navy JROTC, Lebanon Air Force JROTC, McGavock Air Force JROTC, and Hunters Lane Army JROTC. All cadets received the MOAA Medal, but Anthony Cash was the top performer and won the $2000 scholarship, with a $500 scholarship also being awarded to a cadet from Wilson Central. Congratulations to Anthony Cash for his outstanding performance!
LHS Culinary Arts
Lebanon High School Culinary Arts students competed Monday, March 11, 2019 in the Annual Tennessee ProStart competition in Knoxville, TN. This is an event held by the National Restaurant Association and The TN Hospitality Association each year, nation wide. Lebanon placed 4th overall in the team competition, Hailey Fields, Chandra Sawyer, Mary Strickland, and Corbin Hagman. Corbin also received the coveted Best in Class Award for professionalism.
FBLA competed at the Regional Leadership Conference on Tuesday, January 22.
Landry Williams received the Dr. Bill Radcliff Memorial Scholarship.
The following students placed and will be eligible to compete at the state level:
KENT JONES—BUSINESS CALCULATIONS
KACIE BENNETT—BUSINESS LAW
KENNEDY MURRAY—INTRODUCTION TO FBLA
TYLER PEDIGO—NETWORKING CONCEPTS
ALEIA FISH—WORD PROCESSING
ZACHARY WHITE—BUSINESS LAW
LINCOLN ORRAND—COMPUTER PROBLEM SOLVING
MATTHEW MCKINLEY—INTRODUCTION TO FBLA
ALIE TUNKS—INTRO TO PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURES
EMERSON KELLY—PERSONAL FINANCE
KAYLEE FISH—HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION
KAYLA WILSON—INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS PROCEDURES
FAITH PULLEY—INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING
LENORA UPCHURCH—PUBLIC SPEAKING
JACOB WHEELEY—BUSINESS LAW
MACKAILYN CHERRY-INSURANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT
AIDAN USHER—CLIENT SERVICES
SYDNEY MURRELL—BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
KAYLEE BAKER—INSURANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT
CLAIRE LAFEVOR—INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
LEXIE TAYLOR—INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS PROCEDURES
ABBY PARKERSON—INTRODUCTION TO PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURES
AMBER CURRIE—INSURANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT
LANCE FRIPP—INTRODUCTION TO PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURES
ALEX QUEEN—PUBLIC SPEAKING
JACKSON THOMAS—INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING
ABBY GROCE—PERSONAL FINANCE
BRYAR HIGHT—PUBLIC SPEAKING
On Friday, January 18 Lebanon High School HOSA competed in Upper Middle Tennessee Regional HOSA Competition, the results are:
1st Place Zach Marshall, Dental Terminology
1st Place Lansdon Bartlett, Medical Reading
1st Place Sylvester Barrera, Interviewing Skills
1st Place Team, Public Health
3rd Place Makayla Langley, Life Support Skills
3rd Place Hannah Denney, Dental Science
4th Place Ryan Brown, Medical Math
4th Place Team, Biomedical debate
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.