Breathitt ATC FBLA celebrates success at Region 6 Spring Conference

On Thursday, March 10, 2016, twenty-two members of the Breathitt ATC FBLA traveled to Eastern Kentucky University to attend the Region 6 Spring Leadership Conference. While there, members competed in a variety of business-related events, watched the talent show, networked with other members from around the region, and voted on regional officers for the upcoming year. The club had great success in the competitive events, with the following members advancing to state competition:

• Cody Fouts – 1st Place – Computer Problem Solving
• Brooke Halsey – 2nd Place – Public Speaking 1
• Shayla Noble – 2nd Place – Business Communication
• Zach Rice – 2nd Place – Economics

Additionally, four other members are advancing to the next round for state-only competitive events:
• Dakota Akers, Ethan Griffith, and and Gavin Rohr – Virtual Business Challenge
• Tierra Monroe – Microsoft Office Specialist Challenge – Word

The state competition will be held April 18-20 at the Galt House in Louisville, KY. Advisers Rebecca Neace and Jerry Smith are extremely proud of these students who have worked hard to achieve this success. Furthermore, the club would like to thank the Breathitt County community for all their help and support.

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Hutch Automotive Continues to support Breathitt ATC

The Breathitt Area Technology Center would like to thank Nick Napier and Carquest for their continued support of the Automotive Technology program.

Recently, Carquest Auto Parts installed a program at the ATC that allows students to learn to become a parts department counterperson. The students have the ability to look up parts, see if they are in stock, view photos and see technical information. Students can use this program to build a repair order to present to a customer or to estimate costs for a project.

The addition of this program further expands the offerings of the ATC and will help provide more opportunities for students seeking jobs. Mr. Napier was instrumental in getting the program installed for the school. Hutch Automotive and Tire Works are participating in the co-op program and have 2 students currently working at their store. We value the support and commitment from all of those that help make our school a better place.

Thanks again to Hutch Automotive and Carquest for their support and for being a partner to the school.

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Carpentry and Electricity Students Build a Club Room for the ATC

Students from the Carpentry and Electricity classes at the Breathitt ATC are building a club room that will be used by the SkillsUSA, HOSA, and FBLA clubs to host meetings and other events. What was once a welding shop-turned-storage room is being transformed into a bright, cheerful space complete with a stage in front for the club officers to use during gatherings. To round out the venue, logos for all three clubs (SkillsUSA, HOSA, and FBLA) will adorn the walls and a new American flag will be proudly displayed.

Instructors Gene Booth and Kelly Clibern have been very resourceful during the project. The room is being painted with recycled, light gray paint. Additionally, a large portion of the lumber used to build the stage is left over from previous projects.

The room is desperately needed, as all three of the Tech Center’s student organizations have enrollments that far exceed the meeting space currently available. Work on the room is expected to be completed by the end of January.

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Kaitlin Gross qualifies for the State Cross Country Competition

IMG_0573The Breathitt Area Technology Center and FBLA club would like to congratulate Kaitlin Gross for qualifying for State Competition in Cross Country! Kaitlin is a junior at Breathitt High School. She is an excellent student with a 3.6 GPA. She is a 2-year member of Future Business Leaders of America. She also participates in Track & Field, Band, and Choir. She works a part-time job at Wendy’s restaurant in Jackson most evenings and weekends.

Her FBLA advisors and fellow FBLA members could not be prouder of Kaitlin. We encourage her to continue to strive to achieve many great things and we hope that she does her best at State Cross Country Competition in Lexington on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Kentucky Horse Park. Good Luck Kaitlin!

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