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Rock Hills celebrating CTE month

Hilltop Lodge honors Gene and June Butts


Rock Hills celebrating CTE Month
Students and faculty at Rock Hills High School are celebrating Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, Feb. 1 through Feb. 28. CTE Month provides schools with an opportunity to demonstrate how CTE prepares students for college and career. Students who participate in CTE obtain the academic knowledge, technical and workplace skills to compete in a global economy.
The FBLA Chapter celebrated National FBLA-PBL Week Feb. 6 through Feb.11. A breakfast meeting with professional members and other activities were held throughout the week, including several students volunteering their time to different organizations on National Community Service Day. Several members of the chapter also completed business achievement awards during the week. The chapter is also bringing awareness of America Saves Week to the student body through morning announcements and has been working with the middle school students as they prepare to complete a unit on basic economic fundamentals and learn how the economy of a rural community works. Nine chapter members also traveled with all Rock Hills Middle School students to Rural AmeriTowne in Wray, Colo., serving as business consultants as the middle school students participated in a rural economy as producers and consumers.
Rock Hills FFA is celebrating National FFA Week Feb. 20 through Feb. 24. A variety of activities are taking place throughout the week, including official dress day, community breakfast and Implement FFA Day (driving a farm implement to school).
Eighteen of the 20 fastest growing occupations within the next decade will require Career and Technical Education. CTE jump starts students' careers by preparing them for post-secondary education and training for high-skill, high-wage and high-demand occupations. Rock Hills High School CTE programs offer high school students the opportunity to become completers, a sequence of three high school credits, in agriculture, construction, business, information technology and hospitality management.

Hilltop Lodge honors Gene and June Butts
Gene and June Butts, formerly of Jewell, were crowned king and queen at the Valentine's Celebration held at Hilltop Lodge Nursing Home Feb. 14.
Gene and June have been married 69 years. Immediate family members include three sons and their spouses, five grandchildren and soon to be eight great-grandchildren.
Fond memories include a blind date that started their years together, picture shows, family gatherings with their many sisters and brothers, bus tours, anniversary celebrations, camping across the United States and multiple church leadership roles. Gene was a Boy Scout commissioner and leader for 26 years and retired from the Jewell County Highway Department after 43 years of work. June taught the Sunday School nursery class for 23 years, worked at REA for 13 years, and as USD 279 clerk after ten and a half years.

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