Allen Thornton Career Technical Center

Preparing students to be college and career-ready.

  • The 2019 Career & Technical Student Organization Competition Day was a huge success! This event represented a culmination of our students' entire educational experience from elementary school through high school. Each event required competitors to utilize reading, math, technical, workplace, and leadership skills. 

    2019 CTSO Day Pictures 

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    TSA Flight Competition Cosmetology Men's Haircut Building Construction Competition Industrial Competition

  • Congratulations to Jessyca Staggs on being selected as the December Employee of the Month at ATCTC!

    Jessyca Staggs

    Jessica is a senior at Rogers High School and a 3rd year member of Mrs. Horton’s Teacher Academy program. She has been an active FCCLA member since joining the program. Jesscya competed at the FCCLA State Leadership Conference her sophomore year in Focus on Children. Her junior year, she competed in Leadership at the state event and qualified for nationals in Anaheim, CA where she scored Gold. Jessyca has helped with activities including: Brooks Elementary School Kindergarten Tour the Town, Killen Community Trunk or Treat, FCCLA Book Drive for Newborns, and the World Championship Fishing Tournament. She and her team members for Chapter Service Project are currently working on collecting school supplies for low-income families. She is a member of the Buccaneers in Blue Marching Band where is on the danceline. She also works at Waffle House in Florence. According to Mrs. Horton, Jessyca has transformed into such a great leader over the past 3 school years. She always receives very positive feedback from her cooperating teachers in the schools. Jessyca plans to become a secondary science teacher.

    Congratulations to Dallas Alford on being selected as the November 2019 Simulated Workplace Employee of Month.

    Dallas Alford

    Dallas is a senior at Lauderdale County High School where he has a 4.3 GPA. He is enrolled in Mrs. Davis’ Work-based Learning program and is employed by Mr. Brown’s ARCTIC Electric company. While at ATCTC, Dallas has successfully completed two engineering courses and is currently completing his 4th electrical course. At LCHS, Dallas has completed two dual enrollment classes with Northwest-Shoals Community College. Dallas placed 2nd at the 2019 district SkillsUSA competition in Related Technical Math. He placed 3rd in the Commercial Wiring event at the 2019 Lauderdale County Career and Technical Student Organization Competition Day. Dallas won 1st place in Cybersecurity Decryption and 3rd place in Computer Maintenance at the 2019 NWSCC Business Division Competition. Dallas is also on the LCHS Cybersecurity team. His team recently competed at district and advanced to state. Dallas is very conscientious about everything he does. He goes above and beyond on all his assignments to ensure accuracy and timeliness. This past summer, Dallas worked at Big River Electric. He was on a crew that worked approximately 47 hours each week in Hampton Cove region of Huntsville. He also worked at McDonalds every weekend. Dallas plans on attending the University of Alabama in Huntsville and major in Engineering.

  • Congratulations to Carlee Rhodes on being selected as the December 2019 Lauderdale County Schools Career & Technical Education Student of the Month.

    Carlee Rhodes

    Carlee is a junior at Lexington High School where she maintains a 4.13 GPA. Carlee has been in the Lexington FCCLA for three years, serving as Vice-President 2017-2018 and President in 2018-2019. Carlee won State FCCLA STAR EVENTS in 2018-2019 in Sports Nutrition, and went on to win GOLD in Sports Nutrition at National Star Events in 2018-2019 in Anaheim, California! Carlee leads community service projects in FCCLA, and helps her fellow competitive events team members reviewing projects and practicing for presentations. Carlee is the 2019-2020 Bake-Off winner among FCCLA students, and will compete at State 4-H Events in the Bake-off. Carlee Rhodes is a great leader among her peer group of 11th grade students at Lexington School. Carlee assists with the 5th - 8th Art Club, serves on Prom committee, and plays basketball, while maintaining excellent grades! She is a member of First Priority, Key Club, FFA, and Robotics. She also serves as a Lexington Ambassador. Carlee Rhodes is an exemplary Career Tech student, balancing leadership and academics, community service and sports! Congratulations Carlee!


    Congratulations to Jake White from Brooks High School on being selected as the 2019 Lauderdale County School System Career and Technical Education Student of the Month.

    Jake White

    Jake is a senior at Brooks High School where he maintains a 4.23 GPA. He is a 3rd year member of Mrs. Graves’ Family & Consumer Science program. He is also a 2nd year employee in Mrs. Vandiver’s Engineering program at Allen Thornton Career Technical Center. According to Mrs. Graves, Jake is a proven leader in the Brooks High School Family and Consumer Science program. He has been a member of FCCLA for the last three years and an officer for two years. He was elected as the 1st vice-president of the FCCLA State Officers for the 2019-20 school year. Jake is also a member of SkillsUSA and serves as a senior class officer at Brooks. Jake is a very dependable student and a hard worker who always strives to do his best. He competed in the state STAR events the past two years. He placed “silver” at the state competition his junior year in hospitality, tourism and recreation. He then went on to compete at Nationals in Anaheim, California where he also placed “silver.” Jake is a member of the Sr Beta Club, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and National Technical Honor Society.


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