The Reality of Money, is a free financial educational education simulation for high school students. Students learn, as they participate, about the impact their choices make in their budget and lifestyle, as they are "transformed" into wage earning, bill paying and financially independent young adults. The end result is that students get a powerful lesson about the real-life choices they will soon be making.
The North Carolina ProStart invitational (NCPI) is a two-day secondary school competition focused on restaurant management and culinary arts. Student competitors put their skills to the test in front of industry leaders, family and friends, all with hopes of earning a coveted scholarship from one of the nation’s premier culinary and restaurant management programs. The NCPI is composed of two distinct competitions: management and culinary. Management teams develop a proposal for the next promising restaurant concept and present it to the panel of industry judges in a trade show rotational format. Students must communicate their entrepreneurial ideas clearly and use their problem solving skills to solve challenges faced by managers daily. The culinary competition highlights each team’s creative abilities through the preparation of a three-course meal in 60 minutes, using only two butane burners, and without access to running water or electricity. There is no room for error as they are evaluated on taste, skill, teamwork, safety and sanitation.
Students from Patton High School participating in the Museums Connect program visited Wilson Library at UNC-Chapel Hill for their second session with archival materials in the Southern Historical Collection last Friday. They will be creating a traveling exhibit that will be on display in Morganton, NC (on
Please follow the link below to access the magazine. Patton High School is featured on page pages 9 and 11.
Patton High School Visual Arts students will be honored at the Asheville Museum of Art’s 2017 WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Since 1923, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Inc. has conducted the National Scholastic Art Awards to encourage and recognize student achievements in the visual arts. From entries, 3 works have been recognized by the judges as Gold Key, Silver Key, or Honorable Mention award recipients. Those works receiving Regional Gold Key awards will be sent to compete in the National Scholastic Art Awards Program.
“The WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards are one of the most important community outreach programs provided by the Asheville Art Museum and the Asheville Area Section of the American Institute of Architects. We are so happy to be able to highlight the top artistic achievements of our region. The talent displayed by our area students is a shining reflection upon the dedicated support they receive from their art teachers. These teachers play a vital role in the development of students who can and will succeed in whatever career path they pursue.” Says Erin Shope the museum’s School & Family Programs Manager.
Since their founding, the Awards have identified the early promise of some of our nation’s most exceptional visionaries. Our alumni include artists like Andy Warhol. Panelists look for works that best exemplify the Awards’ core values: originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal voice or vision. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards continues to be the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S., and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers.
The 2017 Scholastic Art Awards Recognition ceremony will be held February 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm in Asheville, NC in the Diana Wortham Auditorium at the Asheville Museum of Art. It is an honor to be chosen to represent your school in this regional event. We are proud to announce the following Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Award winners for Patton High School Visual Arts students: Ben Helton received a Silver Key for a Fashion entry of a handmade scarf made on a floor loom and his work will be on display at the museum until February 26th; Kimberly Dellinger won an Honorable Mention in the Sculpture category for a book sculpture; and Raelyn “Shae” Brown won an Honorable Mention in the Printmaking category for a print. All students will be recognized at the ceremony on February 26, at 1:30 pm in the Diana Wortham Auditorium in Asheville.