Archives for April 2014

Rashid Gordon is Making a Difference

Our business partners are constantly working with students and teachers to bring real-world learning to the classroom. In the post below, Ann Kehayes from the Tennessee Credit Union raves about the accomplishments of Rashid Gordon, a student at Antioch High School in the Tennessee Credit Union Academy of Business and Finance.

Rashid_Gordon_Let me tell you a little about Rashid Gordon and why he was selected for The Tennessee Credit Union Scholarship Award.

Rashid played Basketball all 4 years of high school and has been captain of the Antioch High School Varsity Basketball Team for 2 years now! He is in the marching band that won state championship this year in their class; he plays Alto Saxophone and sits First Chair in the Wind Ensemble. Selected to be in “Leadership” class, after being nominated and writing an essay, he has been mentored by Ms. Audrey Woodward for three years to (1) be a good student and leader, (2) to “adopt” a freshman, and (3) to prepare for college. He has earned titles from his teachers and peers; two of them are “Student of the Year” and “Mr. Antioch.”

One important aspect of being selected for The Tennessee Credit Union Academy of Business and Finance scholarship is enthusiastic participation in the activities offered to acquire the knowledge and skills relevant to future business professions and post-secondary opportunities. This is the mission for the Tennessee Credit Union Academy of Business and Finance.  Rashid signed up to Job Shadow every year at Deloittte and on his third year someone had to tell him, “okay that’s enough”. Thank you for your enthusiasm! We have gotten to know Rashid at The Tennessee Credit Union during his initial job shadow/internship orientation in 2012 and then that summer we spent more than a month with him and we were so impressed by his ambition and personality.  After one successful year working in the credit union at Antioch High School, we asked him if he would be Head Teller during his second year and he has done a fantastic job.  Dr. Kriebel has been a great coach for him.

We are pleased to know that he plans to continue this path of leadership in the field of business at MTSU.  I asked him why he is choosing to study Marketing.  He thought for a bit and then said he likes to come up with creative ways to accomplish things.  It just feels good.  Rashid, that sounds like a great recipe for a successful life – stay creative and positive!  As you continue to practice, practice, practice, and to do your best work, you are an inspiration to those around you – this is how Rashid Gordon is Making a Difference!

So, Rashid Gordon, CONGRATULATIONS on the TTCU scholarship award, Good Job! See you at Senior Celebration Night   Thursday May 1st from  6pm-7:30pm at the Crossings Event Center located at 5380 Hickory Hollow Pkwy, Antioch , TN 37013 

2014 Academy Video Awards

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All zoned high schools and the MNPS Virtual School are invited to participate in a district-wide competition to create marketing videos that focus the unique aspects offered through the Academies of Nashville. Videos will be shared with the broader community to tell your school’s Academy story and raise awareness about the Academies of Nashville.

We need your help to determine the winner of the Community Favorite award! Watch the nominees and cast your vote to decide which Academy will win!

Videos can be seen here.

Which Academy Video is your favorite?

  • Stratford STEM Magnet High School- Academy of National Safety and Security Technologies 2014 Academy Commercial (47%, 41,303 Votes)
  • Whites Creek High School- Academy of Education and Law 2014 Academy Commercial (37%, 33,029 Votes)
  • Hillsboro High School Academy of International Business and Communication 2014 Academy Commercial (6%, 5,431 Votes)
  • Hillsboro High School- Academy of International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 2014 Academy Commercial (2%, 2,049 Votes)
  • Hunters Lane High School- Academy of Design and Technology 2014 Academy Commercial (2%, 1,819 Votes)
  • Whites Creek High School- Academy of Education and Law 2014 Student Story (1%, 1,202 Votes)
  • Hillsboro High School- Academy of Global Health and Science 2014 PBL (1%, 683 Votes)
  • Overton High School- Academy of Information Technology 2014 Academy Commercial (1%, 535 Votes)
  • McGavock High School- Academy of Health Science and Law 2014 PBL (0%, 421 Votes)
  • Stratford STEM Magnet High School- Academy of National Safety and Security Technologies 2014 Experiential Learning (0%, 277 Votes)
  • Hunters Lane High School- Academy of International Baccalaureate 2014 Academy Commercial (0%, 276 Votes)
  • Stratford STEM Magnet High School- Academy of National Safety and Security Technologies 2014 Student Story (0%, 245 Votes)
  • Stratford STEM Magnet High School- Academy of Science and Engineering 2014 Academy Commercial (0%, 214 Votes)
  • Hunters Lane High School- Academy of Health and Human Services 2014 Academy Commercial (0%, 208 Votes)
  • Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School- Academy of Entertainment Communication 2014 Academy Commercial (0%, 154 Votes)
  • Stratford STEM Magnet High School- Academy of Science and Engineering 2014 PBL (0%, 105 Votes)
  • Stratford STEM Magnet High School- Freshman Academy 2014 Academy Commercial (0%, 104 Votes)
  • Hillsboro High School- Academy of International Business and Communication 2014 Student Story (0%, 104 Votes)
  • Hunters Lane High School- Academy of Hospitality 2014 Experiential Learning (0%, 100 Votes)
  • Hillwood High School- Academy of Health Science 2014 Experiential Learning (0%, 79 Votes)
  • Stratford STEM Magnet High School- Academy of Science and Engineering 2014 Student Story (0%, 70 Votes)
  • Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School- Academy of Entertainment Management 2014 Academy Commercial (0%, 69 Votes)
  • Hillwood High School- Academy of Health Science 2014 Academy Commercial (0%, 64 Votes)
  • Stratford STEM Magnet High School- Freshman Academy 2014 Experiential Learning (0%, 58 Votes)
  • Stratford STEM Magnet High School- Academy of Science and Engineering "I Can" Commercial (0%, 44 Votes)
  • Hillwood High School- Academy of Health Science "I Can" Video (0%, 39 Votes)
  • Hunters Lane High School- Academy of Marketing and Business 2014 Academy Commercial (0%, 39 Votes)
  • Hillwood High School- Academy of Art, Design, and Communication "I Can" Video (0%, 20 Votes)
  • Hunters Lane High School- Freshman Academy 2014 Commercial (0%, 18 Votes)
  • Hillwood High School- Academy of Health Science 2014 Student Story (0%, 10 Votes)
  • Hillsboro High School- Freshman Academy 2014 Academy Commercial (0%, 10 Votes)
  • McGavock High School- Academy of Avitation and Transportation 2014 Academy Commercial (0%, 4 Votes)
  • McGavock High School- CMT Academy of Digital Design and Communication 2014 Academy Commercial (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Glencliff High School- Academy of Environmental and Urban Planning 2014 "I Can" Video (0%, 3 Votes)
  • McGavock High School- CMT Academy of Digital Design and Communication 2014 Experiential Learning (0%, 2 Votes)
  • McGavock High School- CMT Academy of Digital Design and Communication 2014 Student Story (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Glencliff High School- Academy of Medical Science and Research 2014 Academy Commercial (0%, 2 Votes)
  • McGavock High School- Gaylord Entertainment Academy of Hospitality/ USCCU Academy of Business and Finance 2014 Academy Commercial (0%, 1 Votes)
  • McGavock High School- Gaylord Entertainment Academy of Hospitality/ USCCU Academy of Business and Finance 2014 PBL (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 88,770

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