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The Jackson Area Career Center’s Robotics team, the Jacktown Vectors, recently received the Gracious Professionalism Award during this year’s FIRST Robotics district competition held on March 7-8 at Gull Lake High School. The award is given based on the overt activities of the team that demonstrate the qualities of Gracious Professionalism as defined by FIRST. Gracious Professionalism is a major principle of the FIRST program, and is represented through high-quality work, emphasis on the value of others, and respect of individuals and the community. “Our team upheld the operating principles of FIRST Robotics and forwarded the message of cooperative competition,” said Bill Farrant, mentor of the Career Center Robotics team. “The Vectors are very happy to have this award and hope to work toward receiving others as well.”
Over 4,000 eighth and tenth-grade students will come out to visit the Jackson Area Career Center Feb. 3-7 to celebrate the start of Career Technical Education (CTE) month and to learn more about the programs of study available at the Career Center. The month will close out with the Career Center’s annual Open House on Feb. 27. February has been proclaimed “CTE month” by Governor Rick Snyder and the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). This year’s ACTE theme is Celebrate CTE Superheroes, which is encouraging students to explore and learn more about the accomplishments, achievements, and contributions of CTE professionals and students.
Twelve cadets from Jackson Area Career Center’s JROTC Golden Knights team traveled to Molena, Georgia to compete in the United States Army JROTC Raider Championship Competition on November 2-3 and finished 14th out of 85 of the best teams from around the country. On Saturday, cadets competed in a course consisting of a 5-K run, personal fitness test, cross country rescue with obstacle course, one-rope bridge crossing a running river, and the gauntlet.
The Career Center’s Cosmetology salon will open to the public on Tuesday, October 1, for the school year. Hours of operation will be Tuesday through Friday, 12:30 to 6:00 p.m. The salon will be closed on Mondays for classroom instruction. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome, by calling 990-6629.