Lauderdale County
Allen Thornton Career Technical Center Killen, AL


ATCTC's Student of the Month

Congratulations to Allen Thornton’s first “Student of the Month” for the 2014-2015 school year:  Jonathan Howard.  Jonathan is a senior Building Construction student from Lauderdale County High School.

According to Mr. Titus Grisham, Instructor, Jonathan is an outstanding student who is a hard worker and is always very respectful.  At Allen Thornton he is a member of SkillsUSA and the Green Team.  Jonathan has competed in various competitions while enrolled in the Building Construction program.  He was the First Place winner at the Shoals Homebuilders’ Association Carpentry contest.  He competed at last year’s SkillsUSA state carpentry contest and plans to compete in the Cabinetmaking competition this year at state competitions in Birmingham. 

Through the summer Jonathan enrolled in Carpentry and Cabinetmaking at NWSCC where he has already earned twelve college credit hours.  Charles Hardy, NWSCC instructor, commented that he would love to have a shop full of students like Jonathan! 

Thank you, Jonathan Howard, for all your hard work and dedication in class!  You are very deserving of the ATCTC Student of the Month!  

ATCTC T-Shirt Sales

Shirts will be brown with cream lettering!

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Thanks to the students and their parents for attending and making our first annual college night a success!

We had over 200 guests in attendance and 24 different colleges represented.

Special thanks to counselors across the county for making this night possible!

Look forward to seeing you next year!

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  Skills USA Competition 2014  



Congratulations to Mandi Beavers, recent graduate of Allen Thornton Career Technical Center’s Cosmetology program, who represented the state of Alabama at the National SkillsUSA Competitions in Kansas City. After winning 1st place in the state cosmetology competition, Mandi advanced to Nationals where she participated in a very rigorous competition that included submission of a resume, oral and written evaluations, men’s haircut, long-hair design, and two ladies’ cuts. She finished in the Top Ten – and was awarded 8th Place in the nation in this competition. Mandi attended Allen Thornton Career Technical Center’s Cosmetology program under the instruction of Mrs. Beth Wallace during her 11th and 12th grade years and is now a licensed cosmetologist. She will be attending Troy University in the fall.

Also pictured is Sydney Staples who participated in the National SkillsUSA competitions after being awarded 1st Place in the state Job Skill Demonstration competition. Sydney is also a cosmetology student from Allen Thornton who used the skills she has learned while enrolled in Mrs. Wallace’s classes to represent Lauderdale Schools and the State of Alabama in competitions at Kansas City this summer. Sydney also earned her cosmetology licensure. She plans to attend Faulkner University in Montgomery this fall.

For more information about programs offered at Allen Thornton Career Technical Center, please contact CTE Counselor Dennis Hargett at 256-757-2101.

Awards Night 2014

Mr & Miss Allen Thornton

Greg Taylor and Layla Clingan

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Life Academy Students Help Beautify Campus!   
Great Job Students!

Student of the Month - August   
Great Job Jonathan!

SkillsUSA T-Shirt Sales Have Begun!   
Please help by purchasing a shirt!

County Wide College Night at ATCTC   
Thanks to all who attended!!!

Number 8 in the NATION!!!   
Great Job Mandi!!!!

ATCTC Awards Night 2014   
Way to go ATCTC Students!
Mr & Miss Allen Thornton 2014