TOP PHOTO: LaFollette Middle School received its America’s Entrepreneurial Schools (AES) designation in recognition of its commitment to providing entrepreneurship education to every student in the LMS building in a single year.
LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – LaFollette Middle School received their America’s Entrepreneurial Schools (AES) designation in recognition of their commitment to providing entrepreneurship education to every student in their building in a single year.
Ms. Felicia Chadwell, Mr. Anthony Boutwell, and Ms. Nancy McCullah alongside Ms. Tammy Teague helped prepare and teach lessons to their students in 6-8 grade History classes. Through this process, Ms. Teague because certified as an EntreEd Master Teacher.
In addition, 7th grade students, Sarah Howington and Sarah Emert competed in the EntreEd ESTEAM Pitch Competition as part of the ARC-funded ESTEAM project. This project helps middle- and high- schools across the region infuse entrepreneurship education into core academic areas, with a focus on STEAM classrooms. This competition highlighted student innovation and invention from across the seven-states region to help fund their ideas and kickstart entrepreneurial thinking in communities across Appalachia.
Mr. Darrin Baird, Technology teacher, assisted in the production and filming of the project. Howington and Emert developed a pitch focusing on tourism and citizens new to the area. The girls placed in the top 10 in the final 4 states, making it to the 2nd round.
The EntreEd initiative is in partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), The EdVenture Group, and the National Center for Resource Development (NCRD). Regional coordinators work directly with local K-12 schools to support program delivery. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/23/2022-2:30PM)