Student Spotlight: Jordyn Smith

Student Spotlight: Jordyn Smith

Jordyn Smith, senior, was one of three Tupelo High School students awarded STAR student for the 2020-2021 school year. She selected Brookes Prince as her STAR teacher.

Educator Spotlight: Brookes Prince

Educator Spotlight: Brookes Prince

Prince; a business, marketing and finance teacher; was chosen as a STAR teacher by Jordyn Smith, one of three Tupelo High School students awarded STAR student for the 2020-2021 school year.

Healing Music

Healing Music

DeSoto County Students Lift Spirits of Le Bonheur Patients

SAD Student Brings Esports to Vicksburg Warren

SAD Student Brings Esports to Vicksburg Warren

Jason Penalver, a sophomore enrolled in the Vicksburg Warren School District’s Simulation and Animation Design Year 1 class, approached instructors Richard Hunt and Robert Lord in the fall with an ingenious idea: to start a new way for students to interact with one another using esports.

We Are Family

We Are Family

MS ACTE Administrator, Counselor of the Year Share Decades of Combined Service

Growing Skills

Growing Skills

New Class Provides CTE Exposure to Starkville Students

Pearl River Welder Among Students Highlighted by MCEF

Pearl River Welder Among Students Highlighted by MCEF

Levi Burge, a third-year welding student at the Pearl River County Career and Technology Center, was one of Mississippi’s public school students honored by the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF) as a student of the month.

Prize Catch

Prize Catch

Gulfport Auto Teacher Lands Funds for Shop Upgrades

Neshoba Students Earn OSHA Certification

Neshoba Students Earn OSHA Certification

Thirty-nine Neshoba Central High School students earned Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10 certification this year, putting them a step ahead when they enter the workforce.

Spruced Up

Spruced Up

Clinton, Cleveland CTE Programs Celebrate New, Improved Spaces

On the Job

On the Job

Work-Based Learning Provides Crucial Experiences for Students

Insights From Mississippi's CTE Director

Insights From Mississippi's CTE Director

Mississippi Department of Education CTE Director Aimee Brown answers questions about adjusting CTE during the COVID-19 shutdown and following fall blended instruction.

Petal Students Host Blood Drive

Petal Students Host Blood Drive

Health science students at Petal High School partnered with United Blood Services in September to host a community blood drive as a way to learn leadership and organizational skills.

Cleveland Students Become Tech Master Scholars

Cleveland Students Become Tech Master Scholars

Two Cleveland Career Development and Technology (CCDT) seniors — John Nick Delahoussey and Kelsey Jackson — graduated as Mississippi Tech Master Scholars in the spring semester of 2020.

Forrest County Deputies Give Social Media Tips

Forrest County Deputies Give Social Media Tips

Forrest County Sheriff’s Department Deputies spoke with Petal Middle School students in September after discussing social and ethical issues related to digital citizenship and social media.

Neshoba, McLain Plumbing Launch Apprenticeship Program

Neshoba, McLain Plumbing Launch Apprenticeship Program

Neshoba Central High School and McLain Plumbing and Electrical Service of Philadelphia launched an apprenticeship program last academic year that allows seniors to graduate with a high school diploma and earn industry credentials and experience.

KACTC, Milwaukee Tool Form Partnership

KACTC, Milwaukee Tool Form Partnership

The Kosciusko-Attala Career Technical Center (Attala County and Kosciusko school districts) and Milwaukee Tool partnered last academic year to provide tools for classrooms and career information to students.



ABOUT CONNECTIONS

Connections is the magazine for K-12 career and technical education (CTE) in Mississippi. The biannual publication features students, educators, schools, and organizations from approximately 50 career pathways across 16 career clusters. This Mississippi Department of Education publication is produced by the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University. Issues are disseminated in print and electronic forms in May and December each year.

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