2005 Regular Session
By: Representative Chism, Ellis, Gibbs, Harrison, Markham, Smith (39th)
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING THE COLUMBUS HIGH SCHOOL-MCKELLAR TECHNOLOGY CENTER UPON BEING NAMED AS THE TOP TECH PREP SITE IN MISSISSIPPI FOR 2004.
WHEREAS, the Mississippi State Board of Education recognized the Columbus High School-McKellar Technology Center as the state's Top Tech Prep Site on March 19, 2005; and
WHEREAS, each year the Mississippi Department of Education Tech Prep Office recognizes the achievements of outstanding Tech Prep programs by selecting the Tech Prep Exemplary Site based on the ten Mississippi Goals for Increasing Academic Excellence outlined in the 2003-2004 Tech Prep Annual Plan; and
WHEREAS, Columbus High School, which includes McKellar Technology Center and Lee Middle School, was selected as recipient of the 2004 award for the strong support and involvement of the district, parents and community as well as local business and industry; and
WHEREAS, examples of this support include an effective counseling program offering career and course guidance, strong district funding support, a community-based mentoring program and an articulation agreement between the school and East Mississippi Community College, which includes advanced placement credit and dual enrollment; and
WHEREAS, Tech Prep sites are part of a network of 13 community college consortiums which serve as conduits for the federal Tech Prep Program that introduces students to "applied learning," or teaching systems and assignments with a practical application for some 500 students in seventh through twelfth grade; and
WHEREAS, it is with great pride that the House of Representatives recognizes such remarkable accomplishments of our state's schools, administrators, teachers and students:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend Columbus High School-McKellar Technology Center upon being selected by the Mississippi Department of Education as the state's Top Tech Prep Site.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Columbus High School-McKellar Technology Center and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.