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Student of the Month
Architecture & Drafting
Teacher- Barry Reeder
North Pontotoc Senior, Collin Crawson, completed the Rural Medical and Science Scholars Camp at Mississippi State University. The camp was held June 2-28, 2019, and the participants were able to:
- Shadow physicians, dentists, & other healthcare professionals
- Make new friends with similiar interests and goals
- Visit the University of Mississippi Medical Center
- take two college-level courses
- earn certificaiton as a Junior Master Wellness Volunteer
- participate in practical learning activities
- have college atmosphere while leaving on the campus of Missisissippi Sate University
The Pontotoc Ridge Career & Technology Center is proud of Collin's hard work and determination.
Thanks to the Toyota Wellspring Education Fund and CREATE for making this opportunity available.
PRCTC Teacher of the Year 2018-2019
College & Career Night 2019
Pontotoc Ridge Career and Technology Center hosted College and Career Night on September 12. Junior and Senior students from South Pontotoc, North Pontotoc, and Pontotoc High School were invited to explore future opportunities within college, military and local businesses.137 students attended - a large majority of the students brought their parents as well. We had 30 colleges, businesses, and military representatives (12 colleges, 2 cosmetology schools, 4 military branches, and 12 businesses).Pontotoc Ridge Career and Technology center is happy to host this event annually. Not only are we a central location for all the schools to attend, but this event is an extension of our school's purpose. The Career Center strives to help students connect to fulfilling careers either directly after high school or continuing education. Our motto is "keeping it real... real world, real life, real education".
First Annual Signing Day
On May 7th Pontotoc Ridge Career and Technology Center hosted their first annual signing day celebrating students who plan to enter the workforce, military, or post secondary technical programs after graduation. The key note speaker was David Simmons- a career coach with the create foundation. He retired from Walmart distribution center in New Albany where he was director of transportation, distributions, and logistics. He is a certified legacy coach in the Zig Ziglar organization. The different organizations that signed students included: US Marines, US Army, US Navy, ICC, Northeast, Thompson Cat Machinery, and Mississippi Metals. Students involved in Signing day were: Cameron Condor - US Marines, Mac Evans- US Army, Saylor Fallin US Navy, Daniel Benson- US Marines, Nathan Delgado - ICC diesel equipment program, Tristan Bates ICC Diesel equipment program, Justice Roberson- ICC automotive tech program, Ryan Oglesby Northeast Drafting program, Austin Boyle- Mississippi Metals, Perry Malone Thompson Cat Machinery
Pedal Car Competition
Pontotoc Ridge Career & Technology Center took first place for the second year in a row at the Summit Racing Equipment Pedal Car Challenge. This pedal car was a collaborative project involving 7 PRCTC programs. The programs included: Welding, Industrial Maintenance, Ag-Power and Machinery, Carpentry, Furniture Manufacturing, Drafting, and Engineering. Congratulations to all students and teachers involved in this project.
Ag. Power and Machinery- Mr. Powell's class went to the local county school bus terminal to get some live, hands on experience working on our very own Pontotoc County School buses. These students have learned how the air brake system functions and how to disassemble and replace brake shoes on a school bus. They also learned how to adjust brake shoes to manufacturer specificaitons. We would like to thank Mr. Shane Long, Mr. Kevin Foster, and Mr. Dan Hester for taking time out of their day to help thsese students with this project based learning opportunity!