Successful HOSA SLC for PGHS


The North Carolina Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) of NC held this year’s State Leadership Conference March 30 – April 2, 2016 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, NC. Though it was spring break week for the students of the Randolph County School System, PGHS had over 20 participants at the event and brought home an impressive number of awards. Three competitors qualified for the National HOSA Conference to be held in Nashville, TN in June. Advisors are Amber Thompson and Meredith Mitchell.

NC HOSA Century Club Membership Award – for HOSAs with over 100 members

American Red Cross Blood Drive Sponsor – for successfully hosting ARC Blood Drives

National Service Project Award – Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

PGHS Advisor Amber Thompson Collects the Gold Star Chapter Award

Gold Star Chapter Award – To recognize outstanding NC HOSA Chapters who encourage students’ participation, follow the HOSA plan of work, and actively participate in HOSA activities to achieve their goals

NC HOSA Membership Award – Largest District 2A Chapter Award

Individual and Team Winners

Malexus Mason – 2nd Place in Personal Care

Dylan Thompson and Kelbie Cox – 3rd Place in CPR / First Aid

Jessica Reinhart and Ashleigh Neal – 6th Place in CPR / First Aid

Taylor Trogdon and Kaylee Hartman – 10th Place in EMT



FBLA – State Winners and National Qualifiers

The Future Business Leaders of America’s State Leadership Conference (SLC) was held March 15-17, 2016 in Greensboro, NC. Several RCSS FBLA groups competed and brought home awards. Students placing 4th or higher at SLC qualified for the National Leadership Conference to be held June 28 – July 2, 2016 in Atlanta, GA.

PGHS: Advisors Amy Ward and Tony Joyce

Public Speaking II – Cole Bohnsack, 1st Place
Introduction to Business Communications – Vanessa Mesmer, 2nd Place
Agribusiness – Braxton Hinchey, 3rd Place
Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure – Dante Rivero, 4th Place
Hospitality Management – Mason Nance & Connor Bame, Top 10
Introduction to Financial Math – Andrew Poteat, Top 10
Job Interview – Katie Melvin, Top 10

WHS: Advisor Jason Metters

Parliamentary Procedure – Mackenzie Smith, Madison Kimball, Krista Tuggle, AJ Dillon and Corey Hudgins, 2nd Place

Introduction to Business Presentation – Paige Shores, Jessica Stevens and Faith George, 4th Place

Introduction to Financial Math – Emma Godwin, 4th Place


NERMS: Advisor Melissa Smith

Ayman Youness -Certificate in Financing
Daphne Rivero -Certificate in Financing
Sydney Booth- Placed top 10 in Career Exploration
Madison Pitchford- Placed top 10 in Keyboarding I
Cameron Way- Placed top 10 in Business Concepts

SERMS: Advisor Michelle Blake

Miles Ford placed in the Top 10 for Impromptu Speaking Middle Level
Katelynn Owens placed in the Top 10 for Personal Finance Middle Level
Montserrat Hernandez Mariscal placed 3rd in Spreadsheet Applications Middle Level

FBLA Strong Showing for NERMS / PGHS

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) from Northeastern Randolph Middle School and Providence Grove High School attended Regionals on Saturday, December 5 in Chapel Hill. Three NERMS students earned first place in their events – Daisy Suarez in Career Explorations, Sydney Booth in Business Communications, and Diana Castro-Vasquez in FBLA Creed. Second place honors went to Gaby Gil in Public Speaking and Ayman Youness competed in Business Math.

Providence Grove High School’s seniors, Katie Melvin and Cole Bohnsack, each earned first place in their respective competitions. Katie placed first in Job Interview and Cole placed first in Public Speaking II.

NERMS FBLA Competitors
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Cole Bonsack (Public Speaking II), Advisor Tony Joyce, and Katie Melvin (Job Interview)

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is the largest career student organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 250,000 members prepare for careers in business. FBLA-PBL’s mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.


Playhouse Sneak Peek!

The 2015 Playhouse Showcase Competition marks the 6th year of an exciting partnership with the Asheboro / Randolph Home Builders Association. Hurricane playhousethsJoaquin might have dampened the efforts for the Asheboro Fall Festival, but there is no dampening the spirit of this friendly competition among carpentry and masonry students at ERHS, PGHS, THS, SWRHS, and WHS.

Projects are set to be completed by October 30th. From November 1st until December 4th, the playhouses will be displayed at Lowe’s Home Improvement in Asheboro until the Asheboro Christmas Parade where the raffle will end and one lucky winner will select the playhouse of their choice. Then beginning December 6th, there will be an online silent auction to accept bids on the remaining 4 playhouses. The online auction will end at noon on December 19th, followed by judging and a live auction at 1:00 PM.

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Two New Partnerships Underway for RCSS – CTE

Habitat for Humanity Partnership a Reality

Conversations started in January 2015 concerning partnership possibilities with Habitat for Humanity of Randolph County and the Career and Technical Education programs of the Randolph County School System. After considerable research surrounding partnership possibilities, we are ready to move forward with initiatives in two locations.

Providence Grove High School is excited to participate in this partnership by building two storage units per year for Habitat for Humanity of Randolph County.  For each home built, a storage unit is the first step. The unit serves as a place for pglogovolunteers to store equipment and tools and later serves the family as a storage facility for their yard tools and as a way to ensure the home’s crawl space is clutter-free.

Eastern Randolph High School will support the partnership by building a ‘tiny house’ on their campus, which will then be moved by Habitat for Humanity of Randolph County to either a site for a Habitat family or to be sold as a fundraiser erlogofor the organization. Plans will be modeled after other Habitat locations who have already ventured into the Tiny House arena – Chatham and Cabarrus Counties have both built tiny houses.

The RCSS CTE Department is excited about the authentic application of classroom-learned skills that both of these projects will offer our students. Additionally, we see the benefits to our students as we work to grow community leaders and socially aware citizens.

Chatham County Habitat for Humanity has already ventured into the exciting Tiny House movement.

Victory Junction / SWRHS Partnership Planned

According to Jared Byrd, Victory Junction Program Manager, more than 1,900 campers each year are given the opportunity to participate in a woodshop program offered during summer camps and family weekend programs at Victory Junction.

A little touch of cougar carpentry is headed for Victory Junction's Wood Shop!
A little touch of cougar carpentry is headed for Victory Junction’s Wood Shop!

SWRHS’s Carpentry program saw that project as a great opportunity for the establishment of a new partnership. Planning is underway to allow SWRHS carpentry students to produce approximately 800 pre-cut shapes by April 2016 – just in time for the next camping season to begin!

Victory Junction needs 1,900 pre-cut shapes each year.

The work will be divided between both semesters so more students can share in the year-long experience. “Students will strengthen their carpentry skills and gain an increased knowledge of standard woodworking equipment, in addition to providing a much needed service project to a local non-profit,” noted Mr. Byrd.