LEARNING FORWARD MISSISSIPPI AWARD
West Harrison High School has been named the state's only high school Spotlight School by Learning Forward Mississippi. The school earned the award for academic growth from 2011 - 2013. The school's academic achievement earned a Level A performance rating by the Mississippi Department of Education, making West Harrison the first high school in Harrison County School District to earn this rating.
Learning Forward Mississippi is an organization committed to the principle that effective professional learning for all educators is the key to improving student learning.
Principal Sherry Washburn and Assistant Principal Dr. Pete Peters accepted the award on Nov. 5 at Learning Forward's annual retreat in Jackson, Miss.
Leanne Long, President, Learning Forward Mississippi; Vicky Billings, NWEA: Dr. Pete Peters, Assistant Principal, West Harrison High School; Mrs. Sherry Washburn, Principal, West Harrison High School; and Walt Drane, Assistant Director of Student Assessment and President-Elect of Learning Forward Mississippi.
SATP AWARDS - MAY 6, 2013
The Annual SkillsUSA Championships was held June 24- June 28, at the H. Roe Bartle Hall, Kansas City, MO. Over 5,900 career and technical students joined in the excitement of hands-on competition in 98 different trade, technical and leadership fields.
SkillsUSA is the national organization for students in trade, industrial, technical and health occupations education. It sponsors the SkillsUSA Championships annually to recognize the achievements of career and technical students and to encourage them to strive for excellence and pride in their chosen occupation.
In Technical Drafting, students demonstrated their preparation for employment in the field of technical drafting. The contest focuses on the solutions of industry-developed problems by applying appropriate technical drafting skills and tools including computer-aided drafting (CAD).
Kansas City, MO
Placed 14th out of 44