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The South Bryant Thanksgiving Dinner gave
students, community and Metro Tech staff the chance to be served by the Culinary Arts students and enjoy a meal that was prepared by the Culinary Arts students. The meal was $9.95 for a buffet style dinner of cranberry salsa, roasted pork loin, turkey, dressing, green bean casserole, corn on the cob, macaroni and cheese, salad with vinaigrette, and several types of dessert. We put a lot of time and effort to making sure it was one of the best meals ever tasted. It took students three days to prepare the meal. My favorite part of this whole experience was preparing and setting up the dishes, something I have never done on such a large scale.
Something else I have never done was show high school students what we do in Culinary Arts. A couple other students,Alexa and Yessina, and I created a couple of garnishment displays. We used carrots, tomatoes, bell peppers, lemons, oranges, cucumbers, and green apples. They looked fabulous! It was nice to show future Metro Tech students what Culinary Arts is all about.
Metro Technology Centers students will be attending the Oklahoma SkillsUSA Postsecondary Fall Leadership Conference on Thursday, September 29, 2011. This is being held at the Payne County Fairgrounds in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Leadership Conference has three main objectives:
- To provide sessions on leadership, citizenship and character development to support adult students who are preparing themselves for the labor market.
- To promote understanding of the role of Careertech training and its place in preparing workers to successfully work within the free enterprise system.
- To describe leadership and skill development opportunities offered through SkillsUSA that emphasizes the role of applied academics in vocational training, dignity of work, work ethic, and teamwork.
The Agenda is as follows:
9:30 a.m.- Registration begins
10:00 a.m.- Opening General Session
Opening Ceremony……………………………………………………Secondary State Officers
Opening Remarks & Welcome…………….Michael Emery and Eric Critchnau
Postsecondary State Officers
11:30 a.m.- Lunch
12:30 p.m.- Closing General Session
Keynote address………………….Danny King Francis Tuttle Technology Center
Awarding of Pins and Certifcates
Installation of new Postsecondary State Officers
Lunch is provided on site for all participants. Everyone attending will receive a conference t-shirt and pin. Registration is
due no later than September 16, 2011!
Should you have questions, please contact the state SkillsUSA
office at 1-800-522-5810 ext. 143 or by email at email@example.com.
Nickolas (Nick) Allen is a student at Northeast high school and attends Administrative Assistant classes at Metro Tech. He recently won (get ready for it, this is a heck of a title) “Business Professionals of America’s (BPA) Spring Leadership Conference’s (SLC)”
spot as a singer. This talented young man sang the “Star Spangled Banner” and represented Metro Tech with great pride. When asked how he started singing, Nick replied, “I was two years-old and I started out in the Cherub Choir at my church; from there on I’ve been singing at family reunions, church musicals, and other local and state events.”
Nick recorded a .mp3 in the Metro Tech media department. “It was cool, not like a real studio set-up but it worked just the same,” Nick said. The recording was sent to judges and a couple weeks later our teacher announced the great news. “Being chosen to sing for BPA was great! God gave me this voice and I’m happy to use it to the fullest!”
Nick is also on our Administrative Support team and competed during the SLC competitions. Him and three other high school students had to produce several documents in a timely manner; following the contest guidelines during the competition.
I can remember our classes first encounter with Nick. When he introduced himself to the class, he mentioned he loved singing so much that he’d rather sing than talk. He actually sang to us and guess what song it was? Star Spangled Banner! Now, the voice on this young man raised the praise from the people in the audience during the conference. We are all so proud of Nick!