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CATA Student Places 4th at National HOSA Conference photo

CATA Student Places 4th at National HOSA Conference

Central Academy of Technology and Arts student - Kaley Kirby attended the HOSA National Leadership Conference held in Orlando, Florida, June 25th  – 29th.    Kaley competed in Life Support Skills and finished 4th in the event.  This is fourth nationally!  The Top Ten finalists were announced and presented finalist pins for their participation in the event.   In order to qualify for this national event, Kaley competed in and placed third in North Carolina’s competition.  This was Kaley's first time attending the national event and she did a great job representing CATA.  Kaley graduated with the CATA Class of 2014 this June. Central Academy students will continue to work toward achieving great success next year as well, as HOSA will be preparing for another year of competition!

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Student Council Climbs the Hill - Mars Hill photo

Student Council Climbs the Hill - Mars Hill

 The week of July 7-11 was an action packed week for the Student Council of Central Academy of Technology & Arts. Students loaded a bus on Monday, July 7 with students from Cuthbertson High and Sun Valley High to make the 3-hour trip to Mars Hill University. Dr. Adam Tarlton, English teacher, was accompanied by nine students from the Student Council executive board in a week long excursion to “Sail the Seas of Leadership.” Students began their days at 7:00 am and ended around midnight. Throughout the week students attended resource areas, joined in council delegations, and even were elected officers within their councils. As the week went on, activities grew larger as students completed a round of Leadership Activities and the Leadership Olympics. The week focused on the idea that leaders can also be followers and how students can learn to be active followers just as active leaders. 

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