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PHS celebrates CTE

By John Miller, 02/13/22 4:28 PM

PRESCOTT – Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson declared February as Career and Technical Education (CTE) month in Arkansas.

Regional events are being held across the state at seven different educational locations. Prescott High School was chosen as one of the schools to host a Regional Showcase  event to highlight successful CTE programs around the state.  This past Thursday, Prescott students and educators showcased their CTE programs to the Arkansas Department of Education CTE members, ACE Career Education Division Manager Tim Johnston, Program Advisors Jessica Thomas, Sunni Wise and Matt Burns as well as Southwest Arkansas Educational Cooperative CTE Coordinator Stannon Puckett, Dequeen-Mena Edcational Cooperative CTE Coordinator Stacey Southerland  and Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Agent Stacy Stone.

Prescott CTE students welcomed guests as they arrived and served a continental breakfast. PHS CTE senior Kiesha Johnson began the program and welcomed all stakeholders. Students introduced those in attendance including Prescott Superintendent Robert Poole, PHS Principal Tommy Poole, CTE teachers, Linda Benton, Kendra Haynie, James Cannon, Allison Kisselburg and Dennis Guidry along with Valarie Cobb, Angie Bryant, Fred Harris (OYEA) and Elaine Williams.  

Following a video presentation explaining the CTE programs at Prescott High School, others were given the opportunity to speak. Dennis Guidry, Animal Science teacher and overseer of the school barn and farm thanked everyone for coming and spoke of the opportunities that teaching students about farm life and animal science allows for those not interested in attending college.  Guidry introduced a few of his students in attendance. Judd Milam stood and spoke on embryo transplant, Gavan Hatley on welding construction and fixing things on the farm he also introduced Carson Moore as farm manager who makes sure things run smoothly on our school farm. Superintendent Robert Poole thanked everyone for coming and their continued support of our kids and these much needed programs.  The group then toured the business classroom, computer lab, the school barn and the agriculture shop and classroom. Visitors were very impressed with the facilities and opportunities in the career technical field given to the students at Prescott High School.