CTE News Blast
Skills USA Winners
Congratulations to the outstanding students that have won the 2023 skills competition.1st place in Engineering Technology Design.(left to right) Rion Quick, Danielle Williams and Kenard Jenkins.Students demonstrate their ability to design an innovative engineering project and present those ideas along with a display and live model.
3rd place in Architectural drafting
Avery used her drafting skills to solve an architectural problem. The problem includes a written test, a hand sketch,
and drawings that are either computer-generated or board-drafted. The competition tested Avery's problem-solving abilities, not only CAD skills.
1st place Esthetics
Dre'Niya is a first year cosmetology student. She came in first place out of 9 students in the Esthetics category. Her theme was Majestic Beauty. She will move on to the national competition in Atlanta, GA.
I would like for everyone to take a minute to congratulate one of our welding students from South Florence. Christopher Matthews placed 2nd in the Tulsa welding school competition. The judges said they went back and forth longer this year than any other and it come down to the smallest thing to decide 1st place. He took home a variety of prizes, including half off his tuition to Tulsa Welding School.
Congratulations on a job well done.
Advantage Academy would like to congratulate "Jack" John Wilson for being accepted into the West Point Military Academy. Jack is currently learning to fly in our aviation program and hopes to build on those skills to one day pilot an F-35. "Jack is extremely motivated and driven,” said Aviation teacher Michael Rodriguez. “Jack made his desire to be in the military known from day one and continued to pursue that goal every day. He also has a huge interest in aviation and shows his excitement by applying himself to become the top of the class and then will do whatever he can to help his classmates exceed as well. It makes a teacher's job easy when a student has the drive and passion that Jack does for what you're teaching. It has also been humbling to watch him succeed.”
Applications for Advantage Academy Programs
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FAA Aviation Grant
The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded Florence One’s Advantage Academy a grant for $339,000 to go toward aviation education. Learn more here.
National Teacher Honors Society Induction
NTHS believes in CTE students, the heartbeat of today's workforce! Learn more here
SCNow Florence 1 Schools Aviation First Flight Article
Several Florence One Schools students took to the sky Tuesday afternoon at the Florence Regional Airport. Read more at SCNow.com
Florence 1 Students Take Flight through New Aviation Program
(WPDE) — A new aviation program through Florence One School's Advantage Academy is looking to open new doors, or runways for students in the area.
Pee Dee High Schol Students Take Flight in New Aviation Program
WMBF - Students from Florence 1 Advantage Academy joined Carolina Flight School to take part in their first flight from the Florence Regional Airport.
What's new in F1S
Summer Meal Service Locations
Free Summer Meal Services will start on June 5th.
2023 Summer Strings and Summer Show Choir
Summer Strings and Show Choir available at South Florence High school June 19-23. See details and registration.
Online Registration Now Open For All Florence 1 Students
Find information about the documents required for registration at f1s.org/registration
Where We Are Now Employee Spotlight
A monthly spotlight highlighting district graduates who are now Florence 1 educators