Youth Organizations are an integral and required part of each vocational instructional program. Emphasis is given to both student leadership development and skill competitive events. Leadership development includes such activities as attending seminars and workshops, serving as an officer or committee person, competing in leadership contests, etc. Skill competitive events are provided to further enhance the skill development received within each program through competing with other students at the county, district, regional, and state levels. Each vocational organization promotes recognition of individual student achievement at each level of competition.
Second year students must have a B average at the end of the first year to run for an office. First year students must have a B average at the end of the first semester. Once elected to an office, a student must maintain good grades, good attendance, and discipline record to remain in office.
The requirements for participating in area, district, and state events will be:
A. Satisfactory attendance
B. Maintaining a satisfactory grade in vocational class
C. Maintaining a satisfactory discipline record which will
be evaluated by the administrator
Leadership Development Activities
Listed below are major leadership development activities and competitive events for each youth organization.
SkillsUSA (formerly known as VICA)
A. Fall District Rally
B. Local SkillsUSA Skill and Leadership Contests
C. District SkillsUSA Skill and Leadership Contests
D. State SkillsUSA Skill and Leadership Contests
Health Occupations Student Association (HOSA)
A. Local HOSA Skills Contests
B. State HOSA Leadership Conference
C. Fall Leadership Conference
Junior Army ROTC
A. JROTC Summer Camp
B. Local Drill & Rifle Team Meet
C. Area Drill & Rifle Team Meet
D. Brigade Rifle Team Meet
Youth Organization Activities
Local Skill Contests
A. Practical portion of first semester exam will serve as
both an exam and a local skill contest.
B. All students are required to participate.
C. HOSA may utilize SkillsUSA contest regulations.
D. Certificates will be given to the first three places in each
program. AM and PM sections will be handled
Student of the Nine Weeks
A Student of the Nine Weeks will be selected by teachers of each vocational program. The selection will be based on attendance, grades, participation in youth organizations, work attitude, and cooperation in class and youth organization activities.
Student of the Year
Each instructor will select one AM nominee from the previous AM program winners and one PM nominee from the previous PM program winners. The overall winner for the morning programs and the overall winner for the afternoon programs will be selected from this group of students.
Hall of Fame
A Bedford Science and Technology Center Student Leadership Hall of Fame plaque is placed in the school's main hallway in recognition and honor of students attaining one of the following achievements:
(1) Elected as a district, state or national officer in a
vocational youth organization.
(2) Placement of first in a state or national leadership or