Triplett Tech students prepare for state level competitions

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Students from Shenandoah County Public School’s Triplett Tech will compete in two upcoming state level competitions in Virginia Beach next month.

Eight students will travel to the State FCCLA competition April 12th-14th to compete in the Food Innovations competition for students of the culinary arts and the Focus on Children competition for students studying early childhood education.

This is the first time Triplett Tech Students have advanced to the state level FCCLA Competition.

Fifteen other Triplett Tech students who placed at the district level SkillsUSA competition will move on to the state competition April 19th-21st to compete in skills like masonry, bricklaying, carpentry, cosmetology, and more.

Triplett Tech Principal Todd Lynn said, “These contests allow our students to showcase what they have learned here at Triplett Tech. Their skills are a testament to the hard work and dedication of both our students and staff.”

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SCPS awarded $114,000 grant to fund new program

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The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation awarded a $114,167.00 grant to Shenandoah County Public Schools to fund start-up costs for a new Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Aide program at Triplett Tech.

The funds will cover equipment, textbooks, and the first year salary and benefits for the instructor.

The Foundation has been an avid supporter of SCPS health science programs, previously providing grants for a new EMT simulator ambulance, Anatomage Tables, and funding short-term credentials for scholars in phlebotomy.

Todd Lynn, Supervisor of CTE and Workforce Outreach said, “The OT/PT Aide program will allow students to start careers immediately in these high-demand and high-wage fields once they successfully complete the program at Triplett Tech. They can also go on to two-year or four-plus-year secondary programs to earn additional credentials.”

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SCPS staff member named Va’s Administrator of the Year

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Shenandoah County Public Schools announced that Todd Lynn, Supervisor of Career and Technical Education and Workforce Outreach, was named the Administrator of the Year by the Virginia Association for Career and Technical Education(Virginia ACTE).

The announcement was made at the 2023 Professional Development and Leadership Seminar for the state level Excellence Awards.

Administrator of the Year recognizes administrative CTE professionals at the state level who have demonstrated leadership that ensures student and teacher success.

Selected candidates also have shown significant contributions toward innovative, unique, and effective career and technical education programs. 

The state winners of the ACTE Excellence Awards were submitted to Region II for the next level of the competition.

The Region II winner will be announced at the conference held in Huntsville, Alabama October 11-14.

Winners from Region II will be selected as a finalist for the national competition.  

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