FBLA State Conference Winners 2018

L-R Front: Maria Favela, Juanita Gomez, Maggie Moore
L-R Back: Madilyn Morris, Adalyn Aldridge, Meredith Prescott, Peyton Reeves, Lane Mitchell, Jack Durrett


Students from the New Albany High School Future Business Leaders of America club attended the State Leadership Conference in Jackson, MS, April 11-13. The following students placed, and those who placed first or second will be eligible to compete at the national level this summer. The National Leadership Conference will be held in Baltimore, MD.

Peyton Reeves – 1st place; advertising

Maggie Moore – 1st place; introduction to business communication

Maria Favela, Juanita Gomez, and Meredith Prescott – 1st place; global business

Jack Durrett – 2nd place; healthcare administration

Adalyn Aldridge – 5th place; insurance and risk management

Lane Mitchell – 5th place; public speaking

Madilyn Morris – 6th place; impromptu speaking


HOSA District Winners

The student organization HOSA-Future Health Professionals recently held the district leadership competition at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. April Voyles is the Health Science instructor and also serves as the HOSA advisor. The New Albany Career and Technical Center at New Albany High School had twenty-four students to participate in the competition. Twenty-one of the twenty-four students are eligible to compete at the HOSA state leadership competition in Jackson, MS in March.

HOSA District Winners:

Brooke Moody, 3rd place, Clinical Nursing

Sam Organ, 5th place, Home Health Aide

Brittney Robinson, 3rd place, Home Health Aide

Emily Sweatt, 2nd place, Medical Assisting

Isibelle Jackson, 3rd place, Medical Assisting

Tabitha Greenwood, 1st place, Nursing Assisting

Tia Gardner, 3rd place, Nursing Assisting

Colby Stafford, 1st place, Personal Care

Jenna Sampson, 3rd place, Veterinary Science

Shannon Boyd & Jack Durrett, 1st place, Community Response Team

Ana Rose Hamblin & Meagan Hamblin, 2nd place, Community Response Team

Maddie Flake & Hayley Ferguson, 3rd place, CPR/First Aid


Hailey Adsit, Alex Criswell, Sydney Collier, and Payton Robbins are eligible to compete at state competition in Public Service Announcement.  Bethany Farrar is eligible to compete at state competition in Dental Science.



FBLA Northern District Winners

Students from the New Albany High School Future Business Leaders of America club attended the Northern District competition on Thursday, February 15. The competition was held in Booneville at Northeast Mississippi Community College. The following students placed and will be competing at the state level in April:

Peyton Reeves – 1st place; advertising

Maggie Moore – 1st place; introduction to business communication

Hayden Anderson, Loden Bolen, and Jaelon Roby – 1st place; entrepreneurship

Sarah Kathryn Harris – 1st place; business law

Jack Durrett – 2nd place; healthcare administration

Adalyn Aldridge – 2nd place; insurance and risk management

Savannah Chen, Taylor Huffman, and Kenidi Sanders – 2nd place; marketing

Hannah Harrison – 2nd place; networking concepts

Isabelle Campbell, Molly Scott, Rachel Rainey, Avery Robbins, and Jamie Lewis – 2nd place; parliamentary procedure

Sanders Goode – 2nd place; personal finance

Parker Reid – 2nd place; word processing

Lane Mitchell – 3rd place; public speaking

Madilyn Morris – 4th place; impromptu speaking

Taylor Willis – 4th place; introduction to public speaking

Katie Topper – 4th place; agribusiness

Dayton Hall – 4th place; computer problem solving

Maria Favela, Juanita Gomez, and Meredith Prescott – 5th place; global business

Isabella Aldridge – 5th place; introduction to business

Kalob Adair, Zack Ball, and Addison Ziegler – 5th place; sports and entertainment management

Joshua Montgomery – 6th place; business calculations

Meadow Golden and Emma Myers – 6th place; banking and financial systems

Roxanna Guzman and Miranda Maldonado – 6th place; hospitality management


NAHS Freshmen Participate in Career & Technical Nontraditional Day

Nontraditional Day was celebrated on Friday, February 9, 2018, at the New Albany High

School of Career and Technical Education.  There were 165 freshmen students who participated in the event.

Christy Paul, Student Services Coordinator, organized this event by utilizing funds from a grant awarded by the Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Career Education and Workforce Development.

The 2018 theme for the Nontraditional Day event was “Do You Hear a Nontraditional Career Calling You?”.  Recruitment of nontraditional students helps to improve the opportunity for students to explore careers that may prepare them for high skill, high wage occupations for nontraditional employment in new and emerging careers.

Forty-one school districts were awarded the grant for the 2017-2018 school year.  These funds are made available to provide nontraditional services to eligible high school students in Mississippi.  Grant monies were used to furnish supplies for the “How-To-Clinics” that were a part of the Nontraditional Day activities.

During Nontraditional Day the technical/skill instructor and his or her students provided a How-To-Clinic related to their career and technical program.  How-to-Clinics are done to offer an excerpt from class curricula to encourage students to explore and start to think of future career interests.  It also provides time for students to learn about the opportunities available to those who choose to prepare to work in a nontraditional setting.

This is the thirteenth year New Albany has been selected to receive this grant. As a result of activities relating to Nontraditional Day, increase in nontraditional enrollment has tripled.

Career & Technical Center Receives ARC Grant

Construction students J.B. Hill (left) and Kenley Olson (right) stand with one of the band saws that was purchased with the Appalachian Regional Commission grant.

The New Albany School of Career and Technical Education is the recipient of an Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grant award.  The total allocation for the grant award is $110,000.  ARC funding totals $78,250 with the Mississippi Department of Education’s match being $21,750 and the local school district match being $10,000.

The grant allowed for the purchasing of equipment in three program areas at the Career and Technical Center.  The program areas are Automotive Service, Engineering, and Construction.

The Automotive Service program will receive more than $46,000 in new equipment including an alignment system and wheel balancer.

The Engineering program will receive approximately $35,000 in equipment that includes a laser engraver, an interactive display board, drill press, and drone.  “The laser engraver is a great addition to our program,” explained Instructor Latrina Bynum Walker.  “Students will get real world work experience and be able to engrave on wood, textiles, acrylic, and some metals.”

The Construction program has received and installed nearly $30,000 in equipment which includes a band saw, shaper, planer, sander, jointer, and drill press.

“We are excited to be able to continue to provide our students with current technology and equipment,” said Lance Evans, Superintendent.  “We want to insure that students are equipped for the work force after completing programs at the Career and Technical Center.”