Category Archives: CTAE

Pawbotics Competed at State FTC Competition

Pawbotics, the Griffin High Robotics team, competed at the state FTC competition.  The team performed very well throughout the day and received accolades from many other teams. They won four of their six qualification matches and finished the day in 7th place out of 34 teams. They were then selected by the number two ranked team to compete with them in the finals. After a very unfortunate robot malfunction the team lost in the semi finals. They were however selected as alternates for the Super Regional Tournament in San Antonio, TX to be held in March.
This is the best that any Griffin High team has ever performed at the state level so please take a moment to congratulate any of the members if you see them for their outstanding performance!
Also, a special thanks to Lorie Dobbs, Science teacher at Griffin High, for accompanying the team and supporting them throughout the tournament.
Thank you for all of your support throughout the season!


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Skills USA Region 5 Competition


Griffin High School students, Jordon Westberry, Jeffrey Taylor, and Bryson Spencer competed in the Region 5 SkillsUSA competition on Thursday, February 5, 2015.  We would like to commend them on their outstanding work!  Jordon Westberry placed 2nd in Masonry and Bryson Spencer placed 1st in Residential Wiring moving them to the next level to compete in the SkillsUSA State Competition in March 2015.


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Pawbotics to Compete at State Competition

Over the weekend our Pawbotics attended the Circuit Runners Regional Tournament and was able to secure one of four available slots to advance to the state robotics competition.
The team was able to over come a series of adversities and advanced to the semi finals, but unfortunately they were unable to progress beyond the semi-finals. However they were nominated as the runner up for the most prestigious award in our organization, the inspire award. Because of this they were able to advance to the finals.
The Inspire Award is given to teams that not only perform well on the field, but also spread STEM and robotics through their community, track their ideas and designs through a comprehensive engineering notebook, and embody the idea of FIRST, gracious professionalism.
The team was also nominated for three other awards, and won the Rockwell Collins Innovate award for their innovative programming code.
Congratulats to the Pawbotics team in their achievements and their advancement to the state finals!
If you are interested in more information on the Inspire Award or more information on FIRST, our robotics organization follow the link below.
The state competition is on Valentine’s Day at Southern Polytechnic State University.

HOSA Region Competition


Congratulations to the following Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) for an outstanding job in HOSA Region Competition. The following students will move forward to compete in the State Leadership Competition in Athens March 12-14:


1st place 2nd Place 3rd Place



Fatima Humayun

Kellie Kirkland

Nursing Assisting


Wesley Jones



Karaline Freeman

Breanna Kelley

Physical Therapy

Chansyn Taylor

Chasyn Taylor


Career Display

Bianey Diaz

CPR/First Aid

Brianna Trace

Hailey Rollins


Kristen Davis

Medical Math

Alexander Cruz

Medical Reading Jamarcus Watkins


SkillsUSA State Competition

SkillsUSA State Competition, Ronnie Ross 1st Place Gold Metal Winner, Electrical Construction Wiring.  Ross will compete in the National Leadership and Skills Conference, Monday, June 23 – Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Daniel Girvin competed in Masonry, and Richard Carr competed in Plumbing.  They did not place, but they did an outstanding job representing Griffin High School.

Special thanks to the teachers, parents, administrators, Debbie Christian, Ashley Crawford, and Justin Anderson (Advisory Board Member).  I would also like to thank all the people Ross work with in the Work Base Learning program.

Ronnie Ross: State Champion 2013 & 2014.

Doctors Visit GHS to Speak to Healthcare Science Students

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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.

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CTAE holds an Advisory Board meeting


CTAE held their Advisory Board meeting Tuesday November 15, 2011

In the GHS Bears Den. Student representatives from each CTSO were in attendance.

The Advisory Board helps connect teachers, faculty and staff to the real world situations our students will encounter when they obtain jobs and enter into their career field of choice.