• Charleston Elks Club Hosts West Ashley HS and Military Magnet Academy Students for Municipal Job Shadowing and Special Luncheon

    Students gathered for breakfast and orientation at North Charleston City Hall.

    Thank you to the members of the Elks Lodge 242 of Charleston for welcoming students from Military Magnet Academy and West Ashley High School for a very special career exploration experience on March 7, 2019.

    Students gathered for breakfast and orientation at the Elks Lodge  before departing for their governmental job shadowing hosts for the day.

    Military Magnet Academy students got to spend time at North Charleston City Hall. They were welcomed by Mayor Keith Summey and then were connected with various professionals with city departments to shadow until lunch.

    Students from West Ashley High School got to visit the Charleston City Hall and meet Mayor Tecklenburg in the historic City Counsel Chambers. They also got to walk across meeting street to meet Judge Irv Condon in the Charleston County Courthouse.

    The students all returned to the Elks Lodge for a luncheon with Elks members before returning to their schools. The keynote speaker for the luncheon was Judge Condon.

    Special thanks to Nanette Piccirillo and Jennie Sirisky for their help planning this amazing work-based learning experience for these students!

     

     

    West Ashley Culinary Arts Students Compete in ProStart Invitational

    The West Ashley culinary team finished 3rd at the SC ProStart Invitational in Greenville, SC.

    The students had one hour to prepare an elegant three-course meal while practicing safety, sanitation, teamwork, recipe writing, cost control, and food production techniques.

    Their menu consisted of a starter of beet salad with spiced grapes, whipped feta, pistachio soil, and fermented honey, an entree with rosemary and dijon pork tenderloin, parmesan polenta, charred cauliflower and broccoli, and a dijon cream sauce, and a dessert of bay leaf panna cotta, lemon gelee, almond crumble, cherry compote, topped with almond whipped cream and cherry caviar.

     

     

    City of Charleston Mayor Welcomes St. Johns HS Students for Annual Job Shadowing Day with Municipal Departments

     Students from St. Johns High School recently had the opportunity to shadow various departments in the City of Charleston.

    This annual day of student job shadowing is organized by the Mayor’s office for Children, Youth, & Families.

    Students arrived at Charleston’s historic City Hall and gathered in the City Counsel Chamber. Lindsey Barrios, City Docent shared the history of the many paintings and other priceless historical items in the chamber.

    Mayor John Tecklenburg welcomed the students and challenged them to maximize their career exploration time with their host departments.

    Following their job shadowing experiences, the students met at the City of Charleston Police Station for lunch and shared what they learned.

    Thank you to the amazing team of municipal employees that make this job shadowing day a rich experience for students each year!

    And, special thanks to Mayor Tecklenburg and Mindy Sturm for their leadership in making the event possible.