Category Archives: Consumer Sciences Academy

Griffin High School Nursing Essentials / CNA class of 2013 – 2014


Humayun & Kirkland Win State CERT Competition


One of Griffin’s  HOSA Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) placed 2nd at the HOSA State Competition held March 6-8 in Athens, GA! Congratulations to Fatima Humayun and Kellie Kirkland who qualified to compete at the HOSA National Leadership Conference June 25 – 28 in Orlando, Florida!

We also applaud our 20 region winners who competed and did a great job representing Griffin High.

A special thank you to:

Capt. James Hamilton of Griffin Fire and Rescue for working so diligently and tirelessly instructing the CERT team.

Fajar Humayun, Kellie Kirkland, Cody Pyle, Brittney Byrd, Richard Carr, Captain Hamilton, Kayla Harmon, Jamarcus Watkins, Alexus Craig, Fatima Humayun, Krina Patel, and Ansley McDaniel

Fajar Humayun, Kellie Kirkland, Cody Pyle, Brittney Byrd, Richard Carr, Captain Hamilton, Kayla Harmon, Jamarcus Watkins, Alexus Craig, Fatima Humayun, Krina Patel, and Ansley McDaniel

“Bears Who Care” Health Fair


Griffin High Consumer Science Academy HOSA students celebrated their 2nd Annual “Bears Who Care” Health Fair on November 16, 2012. The health Fair was a huge success. Participants’ and activities included : Carver Road Middle School, JROTC , Chef Jackson Culinary Arts, STEM Academy Robotics, Scrubs Fashion Show, Mr. Braman & ZUMBA Fitness Instructors, Spalding Regional Hospital EMS, Southern Crescent Technical College, Mr. Reed Respiratory Therapy Instructor, Ms. Taylor RN & Gordon College Nursing Students, Griffin Fire & Rescue Chief White & Capt. Hamilton, Griffin TEEN CERT, Dr. Parker Dental Clinic, Dr. Walker Chiropractic, McIntosh Trail Behavioral Health, Work – Based Learning, Dr. Ramseur & Science Department, Spalding Women’s Specialists Drs’ Blackmon & Kitchen, Mr. Votaw’s Studio 7 , Breast Cancer Awareness, Relay for Life, Epilepsy Awareness, Diabetes Awareness, General Medicine Students, HOSA students, Administrators, Faculty & Staff, Parents and Griffin High School Students.

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Healthcare Science Students visit the CDC


On November 6th, 2012 a total of 40 Healthcare Science students had an opportunity to visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA. The group went on a tour entitled The Story of the CDC which traces the origins and early history of the CDC through it’s expansion into an agency of public health programs emphasizing prevention. Highlights of the tour included an iron lung and water jars used in different parts of the world in an effort to ensure proper drinking water. Students also had an opportunity to try on bio-hazard suites that are utilized by disease detectives when they go out to investigate outbreaks.

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Doctors Visit GHS to Speak to Healthcare Science Students

Dr. Ovadje

Wednesday April 18, the Healthcare Science students hosted Guest Speaker Dr. Leo Ovadje MD Board Certified Nephrology and Internal Medicine of Caritas Medical Center. Dr Ovadje presentation included a PowerPoint Presentation and handouts on Managing Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease. Healthcare Science, Math, ROTC and Science Students attended the session.

Wednesday April 4 Healthcare Science students hosted Guest Speaker Dr. Robert Hayden D.C., PhD, F.I.C.C. of Iris City Chiropractic Center. Dr. Hayden’s presentation informed students of setting and obtaining goals in healthcare, Chiropractic Medicine, Cardiovascular Clinic Nurse Specialist and Intern opportunities.

Dr. Ovadje Dr. Hayden

GHS Hosts Its First Academy Fair


Thursday, January 26, Griffin High School held its first Academy Fair.  The purpose of the fair was to showcase each career academy and its electives.  Griffin High’s Freshman Academy as well as eigth grade students from Cowan Road, Carver Road, and Kennedy Road Middle Schools were able to learn about their elective options from student representatives.  Griffin High School counselors will be conducting on-site registration at the middle schools the week of Jan. 30 – Feb. 3 and at Griffin High from Feb. 6- 17.

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Consumer Sciences Academy visits the CDC

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While at the CDC, the students were treated to  the temporary exhibit in which the featured topic was on handwashing.  The students observed water colors, 1500 handcrafted porcelain soap bars, and handcrafted giant soap bars.  The students were able to take samples of unique paper towels produced by Georgia Pacific just for this exhibit.  During the tour, students learned the history of the CDC and how they were commissioned by the US government to work on different epidemics that occurred around the world.  Due to security and health issues, the students were not allowed to enter into any of the labs on the campus, but were shown a video that showed behind the scenes at the CDC.  A deeper and greater appreciation of the work done by the men and women around the world to protect and educate the population was achieved. 


Griffin High School’s HOSA students visit Bodies exhibit


Griffin High School’s Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) visited BODIES the exhibition at Atlantic Station.

Grady Hospital Radiology Technicial visits Griffin High School


Sylvester Keith, Radiology Technician from Grady Hospital, spoke to Consumer Sciences Academy 3rd year Nursing students during Lunch & Learn on September 14, 2011.  He spoke with them about Radiology Technology & the various specialties associated with that career choice.  He then showed students numerous x-rays of various injuries while explaining how x-rays worked & how they were used.