By Darla Higgins
Jimplecute Staff Writer
Approximately 120 people attended a banquet Saturday to celebrate Jefferson High School’s Career and Technology Education (CTE) program, which helps students learn skills that will prepare them for their chosen careers.
The CTE Showcase and Auction, the first of its kind at the school, featured demonstrations of some of the programs offered, a silent and live auction, plants cared for by horticulture students and an Italian meal prepared by students studying culinary arts.
“It went very well,” said Lynn Fratangelo, director of curriculum and instruction at JHS. “We wanted to do something to highlight the new programs we’ve implemented at the high school and show the projects they’re making.”
CTE students can choose from a variety of programs, including health science, business administration, engineering/robotics, floral design and welding technology.
“They get field experience,” Fratangelo said. “In culinary arts, they cook every single day. And welding is a valuable skill; you don’t have to go to college to use that skill.
“Every student isn’t…
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