Milton Certamen 5th at Eastside Certamen!
Congratulations to the MJCL Advanced Certamen team members Joey Lund and Insiya Motiwala, who placed 5th at the 13th annual Eastside Certamen tournament in Covinton, Georgia. Certamen is a game of fast recall of facts about classical civilizations and its peoples, languages, and cultures. 18 teams competed in the advanced division this year, and Milton won 3 of the 5 rounds it played in the contest. Encomia are due to these sagacious scholars who gave up their Saturday to represent Milton at this prestigious academic contest.
WORK BASED LEARNING EXPO 2019
Milton's Work-Based Learning Students participated in the district's 3rd Annual Work-Based Learning Expo with more than 800 students entitled Move Forward and Focus on Your Future. The event planned by WBL Coordinators and hosted by the Career and Technical Education Department, offered opportunities for students to strengthen their employability skills and make decisions about their future career paths. Students attended group sessions led by presenters from the GA Department of Labor to various key industries including those from STEM-related, logistics, transportation, manufacturing, and construction areas. The WBL Expo supports students enrolled in Work-Based Learning, a course where students receive academic credit for work/internship/and apprenticeship. Students enrolled in the course have taken previous courses that align with their employment and pathways. Work-Based Learning underscores the district's commitment to students' academic success and supports our goal to prepare students to be college and career ready.
The Robotic Eagles, the MHS Robotics Team, participated in their second event of their season this Saturday. The objective for this season is to build a robot to navigate a field and stack plastic blocks and earn points in an allotted time; the teams are placed in two-team alliances and the two alliances compete to win. At the first meet they placed 2nd and set the high score out of all 162 Georgia FTC teams and were one of the only robots that was advanced enough to effectively stack blocks. At the second meet we beat our own high score by stacking 5 blocks.
The team will compete in two more competitions before the robotics playoffs in January.