Students at CHHS enjoy hands-on learning
Students from Central Haywood High School who are dual-enrolled in Mark Hicks' auto body and collision class at Haywood Community College this spring spent class time learning much about repairing damaged vehicles.
One of the projects done in the class this year was painting a Hummer. Taylor Mann, a second-year student and senior at CHHS, has been involved with several projects such as this during her coursework and will graduate high school with a two-year certification in auto body and collision.
Additional seniors participating in the class this spring are Cameron Brashear, Austin Gayne and Robert MacCargar. The experience and skills they have learned have been a terrific extension of their high school experience.
Students in the Horticulture II class this spring have grown and potted hanging baskets, seedling annuals, vegetables and bushes for their annual sales beginning April 14. The class has also spread fresh mulch around the school campus, tilled and are ready to begin the school's summer garden and plant blueberry bushes.
Barclay Taylor incorporates lots of hands-on projects in his finisher level vocational class. Students could use these skills to grow their own vegetables and flowers, landscape and care for their yards or participate in community gardens. They do get their hands dirty from time to time (most of the time), but all for a great cause.
Seniors will have a special graduation preparatory meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 8. Supper will be served and all necessary information concerning 'the big event' will be shared with seniors and their parents. A group photo of graduating seniors in their caps and gowns will also be taken.