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In response to the increased demand for advanced manufacturing/technical skill employees with training in such areas as   machining, welding, pneumatics, hydraulics, electronics, robotics, and other STEM and automation skills, the Cleveland Bradley Chamber of Commerce launched an initiative on Friday.  The target for the Your Skills Your Future drive is to promote programs which prepare students and employees for the high skill and high demand careers available in the region.  This public relations outreach will last 3 years headed by the Chattanooga based Waterhouse PR firm.  The purpose for the campaign is to inform the community, parents, students, counselors, teachers, administrators, employers and adult learners, of the affordable education training opportunities as well as the excellent employment opportunities within the technical skills area.

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There’s something to say about the two CADI classes that were a part of the Junior Achievement Company Program this semester. I had two companies, The Dub-V Band-its and The Dub-V Originals, each company started their own companies from scratch to liquidation (selling out). Each group had a marketing, sales, finance, purchasing and management department in their company. The split into groups and formed the companies and decided what type of merchandise they were going to brand and sell. In short these kids ran their own company in 12 weeks.

The Dub-V Band-its sold wristbandsbandits

The Dub-V Originals sold Rally Towels, called the “Corral Towel”wvhscorraltowel

The Dub-V Band-its sold 900 wristbands and 500 were sold within 24 hours of being in stock. The Dub-V Originals sold 127 Rally towels by December 6th deadline and will continue to sell next semester.

25% of the Dub-V Band-its sales were being donated to The Caring Place.


100% of the Dub-V Originals sales were being donated to a beloved Substitute here at Walker Valley, Ms. Mary Howard, that lost her dear home to a house fire. mary-howard-dubv

In addition to the Dub-V Band-its, 9 students, shown here, gave 100% of their earnings to Ms. Mary Howard.


I am very proud of ALL the students in the CADI classes and their dedication.


Jennifer Miles, M.Ed

Bradley students compete with other FFA students from all around the state at Tennessee Tech’s annual agriculture quiz bowl.  Every year students work hard to memorize agriculture facts so they can compete in the quiz bowls.  Students are chosen for their interest pathway in agriculture and they train for the bowl.

UTK visits Bradley FFA

Bradley FFA gets a visit from Kyle Hensley a UTK graduate student who has a passion for agriculture.  Kyle explains the importance of setting goals, preparing for college and how to stay focused.  He also informs students of all the thousands of careers available in the agriculture field.  15401055_559442327594142_3461172560253341850_n

Giving Back

  • img_3153BCHS Cosmetology and DECA wrapping presents for the Empty Stocking Fund

Demonstrate correct use of FFA opening and closing ceremonies.                                                 Demonstrate parliamentary procedure to conduct an orderly and efficient meeting. Communicate and participate effectively as a team member.                                   Demonstrate critical thinking and teamwork for effective decision making.

Bradley FFA (9th grade) team getting 2nd at the District and now going to Sub-Region contest.

Super busy week for our ag kids! We had the Athen’s Stockyard Pen of Three, Cherokee District Parly-Pro, UT’s Varsity Visit Leadership Congerence, Hiwssee College’s Skillathon and even a chapter meeting complete with a mannequin challenge.varisty-visit



Student representatives from Bradley Central High School Agriculture Program presented their program of work before the Bradley County Board of Education at the November 10th Board Meeting this evening.  This program of work led the school to its 49th consecutive gold chapter award placement, winning this accolade more than any high school in the nation.  BCHS FFA students explained the efforts in Community, Leadership, Service, and Career Development Events that led to the awarding of this National Chapter Recognition.  The students were poised and articulate as they explained what makes and has made Bradley Central High School FFA successful throughout the years which included the tradition, heritage, and growth & development of its members.  Congratulations to LuAnn Carey, James Haynes, and a host of FFA students on this great achievement!!! The only school in the nation who can boast this record!