Boardroom Upper Level – Breakout Segment A
Presenter 1: BREATHITT COUNTY High School ACT
Creating a Learning Community
This year, Breathitt High School and Sebastian Middle School combined to form a 7-12 school. With this transition, we have determined that it is vitally important to build a cohesive community between our newly combined staff and students. By implementing a Capstone Project Curriculum during AA, we plan to use the ACT process as a platform to develop meaningful relationships between staff members, centered around the common goal of giving our students increased opportunities to engage with their community and deepen their understanding of self, teamwork and responsibility.
Presenter 2: TEDDY MARTIN
Let there be “FREE” Light
In order to increase knowledge of, and awareness of alternative energy source we plan to add solar lighting to our Tiny House project. In an area that has relied almost entirely on fossil fuels for power for generations it is a slow process to increase knowledge of and to increase awareness of alternative energy source. As fossil fuels become more expensive and harder to obtain it becomes more and more important that we become comfortable using alternative energy source. In this project we will be using solar power. Although solar power may be expensive to implement, it is renewable and very inexpensive to operate. By successfully adding a solar powered light unit to our Tiny House we believe we can cause students to seek out alternative energy sources in other aspects of their life.
Presenter 3: Orville Bennett & Jim Evans
How Sweet It Is!
Finding resources to provide our students with hands on activities that gets the point across to the student for life lessons, are sometimes difficult to come by. This project would be the first for our school, and bring in many extended resources to help it grow. Collaborating with extension services, bee keepers association, and local bees growers will allow the students to see the impact the honey bees has on our environment and world. Many of our students grow gardens, but they the basic application to understand the science concepts of pollination to production. The bees hive will certainly give them a visual application of feeding our world. Install a honey bee hive, located in a safe position on grounds, but which would be assessable to all Ag. Students to get them involved. Students would be given specific task in caring, management, recording, documenting growth and observational activities of the bees. Other classroom instruction such as video, guest speakers, and labs will compliment the project as well in developing interest.
Presenter 4: Garry Henson & Caleb Ashley
Harlan County High School Student Senate Plan
Presenter 5: Cathy Conley
Knott Around Here: Heroes of the Hills and Hollers
This is a multi-media project that will capture the stories of unsung heroes who live in Knott County, Kentucky. Using state-of-the-art technology, students will conduct interviews, edit segments, and produce a final documentary. In addition, an ARI grant project from last year, “We Are Knott Alone: Write the Wrong” will be continuing alongside this new endeavor.
Presenter 6: Hans Doderer
The Effect of Hydrilla on the Swim‐up Behavior of Rainbow Trout Sac Fry
This year’s plan is to have students research and design experiments that investigate the effect that Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata), an invasive aquatic plant, may have on the swimup behavior of developing rainbow trout sac fry. The main focus will be to examine the effect that Hydrilla may have on the swimup behavior of rainbow trout sac fry.
Presenter 7: Britni Tincher-Back
Preserving Our Heritage
There’s something special about a fresh jar of homemade jam in the winter – toasting some fresh bread, sipping a hot beverage and heading out to meet the day. Or what about biting into a crispy pickle from those extra cucumbers or green beans you harvested over summer? Sometimes it’s that tasty snack that gets you through the day. I have been lucky enough to be a part of our first Agriculture Science class here at Jackson Independent School. One my main goals is to teach my students a way of life that is becoming a part of our past, rather than an everyday part of our life like our grandparents taught us. I would like to bring certain Appalachian ways back into the classroom with my agriculture class. In doing so with this wonderful grant, I will have the ability to teach my students how to properly can and preserve the foods we grow throughout the year to help build a sustainable Farmers Market year after year with the funds we receive.