|Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center|
Forrest Career and Technology Center
24005 Point Lookout Road · Leonardtown, MD ·
You are cordially invited to attend the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center Commencement! Program completers will recieve their certificate of completion on May 22, 2013. The commencement will be held in the Leonardtown High School gym from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. All are welcome!
FIRST robotics Team 836, The RoboBees, from the Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center in Leonardtown, MD competed in the regional Washington, D.C. robotics competition, finishing in 7th place and winning the Excellence in Engineering Award for the design and climbing ability of their robot. Fifty-nine teams competed in the tournament, featuring teams from throughout the country as well as international participation by teams from Israel and Brazil. The RoboBees had a rough start, having a few difficulties with their shooting mechanism. But after troubleshooting, the team rose in the ranks and was among the top eight in the field. “It was incredible,” said Kyle Schmidt, 9th grader from Great Mills High School. In addition to the tournament, members from the team paid a rare visit to the Pentagon, visiting the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Air Programs, Mr. Richard Gilpin and his staff. The visit was set up by CDR Mark Lucas, a mentor with the team who works at the Pentagon. The RoboBee visitors were led by senior mentor, Mr. Dave Buddenbohn and were accompanied by mentor Mr. Erik Wood and parent Mr. Jonathan Wilkins along with team president Mike Byers, and members Jazmin Brown, Sabrina Paz, Jocelyn Wilkins, Jared Wilkins, and Phillip Scassero. They were introduced to Mr. Gilpin along with members from his staff, Mr. Ed Jackanowski, Ms. Angie Knappenberger, and Ms. Sondra Even. The team conversed about the robotics tournament season and the STEM fields in general. They had an enjoyable visit, learning much about engineering and technical career paths and gained valua
The Aviation Technology program at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center in Leonardtown, MD recently accepted a $5,000 donation from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. The donation is the result of a letter that Aviation Technology instructor, Mr. Greg Schultz, wrote to I.A.M.A.W. to request help in covering costs associated with the repair of a 1976 Cessna 150 and a 1980’s Ultra-Lite. Both aircraft were in poor condition and needed numerous repairs. Aviation Technology students are performing the repair work under the direction of Mr. Schultz.
The Southern Maryland Robotics team, FIRST Team 836, the RoboBees, won the Regional Chairman’s Award for the third year in a row at the Palmetto Regional Tournament, which was held Feb. 28 to March 2 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The award qualifies the team to advance to the FIRST World Robotics Championships to be held in St. Louis, Mo., on April 25th. The RoboBees were showcased in our local newspaper (The Enterprise) as well as online at SoMdNews.com
Leonardtown, MD – Dr. Anne Marie Brady of St. Mary's College Of Maryland and her neuroscience students sponsored the regional Brain Bee on February 9th for local high schools. The Brain Bee is an attempt to motivate students to learn about the brain, to capture their imaginations, and to inspire them to pursue careers in biomedical brain research. Students from the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center Anatomy and Physiology Class won individual and group competitions. Individual Winners were: Allison Basiley, 1st, Ryan Scalsky, 2nd, and Katie Tippett, 3rd. Allison will compete at the National Brain Bee in Baltimore March 2 - 4. Group Winners were: Katie Tippett, Charisse DeJesus and Allison Basiley - 1st; Daltyn Earl, Gina Martirano and Katie Padgett - 2nd; and Lauren Campbell, Emily Moslener and Melanie Redman - 3rd. For more information, contact Tina Mattingly at 301.475.0242 or email@example.com. http://smnewsnet.com/archives/51847
Melanie Redman, Samantha Estacion, Lauren Campbell, Lindsey O'Brien, Emily Moslener, Amber Major.
Jessie Wyrick wins the 2013 Technology Handbook cover design. Jessie Wyrick, a senior at Leonardtown High School, submitted this year’s winning design. Wyrick, currently attending the James A. Forrest Technology Center, is in her second year in the Graphic Communications program. Upon graduation, Jessie plans to attend an art college, where she hopes to earn a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. The St. Mary’s County Board of County Commissioners recognized Wyrick with a commendation at their February 5 meeting where the 2013 Handbook was unveiled.
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