Bradley County Schools Career and Technical Education and Bradley Central FFA have partnered to develop the Bradley County Schools CTE Student of the Year Award and Scholarship.  The CTE Student of the Year Award is given to the student who exhibits the most employability skills through their Leadership,
Community Service, Career Technical Student Organization participation, and Classroom/Academic Achievement.  Each
Bradley County Schools CTE teacher was given the opportunity to nominate one student for CTE Student of the year. Thirty-one students
were nominated.  Each young man and woman will receive a CTE Student of the Year Medallion to wear with the graduation regalia.

Congratulations to these great students:

Bradley Central High School: Aleksey Kyslytsya-Machining Technology, Autumn Allen-Business, Brianna Bettis-Cosmetology, Bryson Cartwright-Welding, Cheyenne Harrell-Culinary Arts, Cuppie Kyle-Health Science, Dustin Barnett-Agricultural Engineering, Emily Quinn-Criminal Justice, Emily Swafford-Teaching and Education and Family Studies, Gunner Wright-Health Science, HaLee Kazy-Agriculture, Haley Atwell-Cosmetology, Jacob Long-Mechatronics, Jordan Frerichs-Information Technology, Kaylei Peak-Audio/Visual Production, Kylie Estrada-Health Science, Laney Jones-Business, Lucas Armstrong-Maintenance and Light Repair, and Ryan Lawson-Collision Repair and Construction.

Walker Valley High School: Alondra Suarez-Business, Andrew Starnes-Audio/Visual Production, Arizona Reyes-Business and Marketing, Cinnamon Warnock-Business and Marketing, Ethan Cavanaugh-Agricultural Mechanics, Griffin Walker Broome-Marketing, Luis Daniel Pastor-Computer Science, Maggie Thompson-Education and Training, MaKaylah Shoemate-Engineering and Mechatronics, MariLiis Bateman-Health Science, Mary Townzen-Health Science, Samuel Lauterback-Engineering and Mechatronics, Sydney Brady-Agriculture, and Sydney Lawson-Health Science.

Bradley Central High School Transportation Cluster Programs Collision Repair and Maintenance and Light Repair students and teachers hosted a car show at Bradley Central High School today, September 26, 2019.  The Bear Knuckle Car Culture exhibit featured over 50 cars ranging from off-road vehicles to classic street rods and everything in between.  This successful annual event has grown every year over the last three years.  Teachers Rob Parker,, and Tim Turner, open this car show up to the entire school during 3rd block/lunchtime.  Rob Parker explains that the teachers are excited about the growth of the show which is a great introduction to careers in the world of transportation and exposes students to the programs of study available in Collision Repair and Maintenance and Light Repair. Tim Turner added that he was proud of the efforts of the students who arranged the car show using volunteers, a community car club and high school student participants.  Turner also shared that this is a way for ALL students who love cars and vehicles to learn interesting information about transportation even if they are not able to take classes in the regular programs of study.  It is a culture…Bear Knuckle Car Culture.

Claire Townshend, Chase Lawson, and Virginia Willis, Walker Valley High School Criminal Justice students competed in National SkillsUSA and earn 2nd place.  The students were featured in a Cleveland Daily Banner article outlining the competition.  Bradley County Schools CTE recognized the students at the August 2019 Board Meeting.  See the article attached to this post.

Cleveland Daily Banner Article Click Here


Engaging Students in Authentic Learning Experiences Connected to Local and Global Issues is more than just a course for Shawn Williams and Dak Keylon who completed a Micro-credential certification in the subject area.  The subject is the concentration of everyday lessons in Machining and Mechatronics programs which the teachers instruct.  Both programs of study cooperate heavily with business and industry to produce authentic project-based learning activities.  Using the concepts learned in the micro-credential course, students in Keylon and Williams classes compete in Career Student Organizations of SkillsUSA and Beta Club Robotics.  Going above and beyond the expected demonstrated in completing the course is just one way to two teachers strive every day to prepare college and career-ready students.


Administrators, teachers, and students visited Resolute Forest Products as part of the Cleveland Associated Industries regular scheduled meeting and the Tennessee Manufacturers Association Roadshow presentation.  CTE school members learned about the employment trends of the state, needs of employers, and the various components of Industry 4.0.  Denise Rice, Director of Tennessee Manufacturer’s Association told those gathered about the history of the industrial revolutions 1, 2, and 3 while outlining the future of manufacturing and the industrial revolution 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things integration into practice in Tennessee.  Members of the group toured Resolute Foresty Products, CAI meeting host.  Connecting to Industry, looking toward the future: Growing Students, Building Futures in careers that have not even been discovered yet.


During the transition year, 2019-2020, Career and Technical Education across the state of Tennessee will move from Perkins IV legislation to Perkins V.  While much will change, one component that will remain the same during this transition year is the Perkins Reserve Grants.  In an announcement last week from the Tennessee Department of Education, Bradley County Schools was awarded five of seven available grants worth $82,766.00.  These grants will provide the district with middle school equipment, industry certification training, and teacher training, a teacher mentorship program, and Snap-on Measurement Training equipment.  This grant money will supplement local and federal funding used to create college and career-ready students.  The new school year begins soon and what a great way to start!

One “Bell” of a Day


BCHS Cosmetology students are making the world beautiful one cut at a time with an inspiring visit from Larry Bell!

FFA members take part in WVHS CTSO Training

FFA officer team met for training to cover issues and challenges in the upcoming school year. Students made a year long timeline and enhanced leadership skills.

Five Bradley Central High School students and eight Walker Valley High School students will represent Bradley County at Skills USA and HOSA National Leadership Conferences this week. The students qualified after winning a spot through state competitions at the Gold or Silver Level.  Students in Skills USA will spend a week in Louisville, KY competing in Broadcast News Production, Automated Manufacturing Technology, and CNC Milling.  HOSA students will compete in Medical Innovation in Dallas Texas.  Bradley County Schools Career and Technical Department is very proud of the efforts and successes of this group of students.  BEST WISHES for success at the next level!


Career Technical Student Organization Winner Name Contest Award
SkillsUSA Patrick Moats Broadcast News Production Gold Medalist
SkillsUSA Mary Beth Mangrum Broadcast News Production Gold Medalist
SkillsUSA Tara Davis Broadcast News Production Gold Medalist
SkillsUSA Nash Wooten Broadcast News Production Gold Medalist


SkillsUSA Corbin Day Automated Manufacturing Technology Gold Medalist
SkillsUSA Brandon Solsbee Automated Manufacturing Technology Gold Medalist
SkillsUSA Matthew Stuckey Automated Manufacturing Technology Gold Medalist


HOSA Ali Davis Medical Innovation 2nd place
HOSA Olivia Runion Medical Innovation 2nd place
HOSA Morgan Silver Medical Innovation 2nd place


SkillsUSA Jacob Garrett CNC Milling Gold Medalist