Saturday, January 12, 2019

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL DECA highly successful at EMU

(See all the awardees at the bottom of this thread, under the photos.)

The Taylor High School DECA chapter had 47 students compete at the district competition at Eastern Michigan University on Friday Jan. 11 and Marketing Department Head Carly Lundgren Barnard could not be prouder of them.

Students compete in different categories and have the opportunity to win medals for top test score, top role-play score and overall state finalist (top score combining test and role play).

Taylor DECA won 25 medals with 14 students advancing to state competition with role-plays, and 21 students advancing to state competition with written event presentation projects. A total of 35 students will be representing Taylor at the DECA State Career Development Conference in March 2019.

Taylor DECA also had three internationally qualifying marketing campaigns. DECA is now selling Little Caesars Pizza kits to help cover the costs of state competition, so see a DECA member if interested in ordering.

DECA wants to thank Mary Rita Zalewski, Shayna Hale, Ashley Mckenzie, Stephen Weatherholt, alumni Amario Massey, alumni Dominick Brock, Chelsea Fell from Advantage One Credit Union and Jennifer Lundgren from Quicken Loans for coming as chaperones and/or judges.

Also, they want to thank the administration, board office, transportation and our staff for all their support. Without them the club could never have done as well as it did. 














Name
Event
Award
Sana Abedi- 2 medals
Food Marketing
Top role play, overall state final
Olivia Barnard- 1 medal
Principles of finance
Overall state finalist
Tristian Butcher-King- 2 medals
Financial team decision making
Top role play, overall state final
Dylan Maynard- 1 medal
Financial team decision making
Overall state finalist
Gabrielle Frazier- 3 medals
Professional selling event
Top test, top role play, states
Sway Hamilin- 2 medals
Principals of finance
Top role play, state finalist
Karizma Melendez- 2 medals
Marketing communications
Top role play, state finalist
Anthony Mohlman- 2 medals
Quick serve rest. managment
Top test, state finalist
Josh Myles- 1 medal
Hotel and Lodging
State finalist
Josephine Nnangobya- 2 medals
Sports and entertainment mktg
Top role play, state finalist
Adria Nyarko- 3 medals
Human resource management
Top test, top role play, states
Richard Sheets- 1 medal
Principles of business
State finalist
Ray Theus- 1 medal
Rest. And food service mmt
State finalist
Vheena Villareal- 2 medals
Human resource management
Top role play, state finalist
Marissa Ogea & Sana Abedi
Community Service
State finalist
Sylvester Grant
Entrepreneurship Promotion
State finalist
Mohammad Monet
Entrepreneurship Promotion
State finalist
Chris Sherry
Innovation Plan
State finalist
Virginia Cole
Innovation Plan
State finalist
David Fuller
Learn and Earn
State finalist
Magen Jacobs
Learn and Earn
State finalist
Jack Mount
Learn and Earn
State finalist
Shelby Sabol
Marketing Campaign- product
State finalist
Gillian Carpenter & Sway Hamlin
Marketing Campaign-product
State finalist
Armani McDowell
Marketing Campaign-Service
State finalist
Marisa Barnard
Marketing Campaign-Event
State finalist
Morgan Rothe
Marketing Campaign-Event
State finalist
Evan Waller & Bronson Hall
Ethics Team Event
State finalists
Zania Best, Courtney Hadrian, & Meliza Garza
Leadership & Teamwork Event
State finalists
Crystian Paquette
Buying & Merchandising Research event
State finalists
Ojjugo Oghenerukevwe
Buying & Merchandising Research event
State finalists
Kayleigh Beesley

Buying & Merchandising Research event
State finalists

MINI COWS, NAMING CONTEST makes debut at Petting Farm


Everyone can name a “famous twosome” or iconic couple. From Adam and Eve to Abbott and Costello, we’ve had our share. But now you get an opportunity to name the next iconic couple, two miniature cows, a girl and boy, Taylor-style.

The Heritage Park Petting Farm will begin accepting nominations for during our “Name the Baby Cows!” contest on Sunday, January 13, when the whole campaign starts with a special introductory showing at the farm. Nominations will be accepted through January 31, and the City will announce the winning names in February.

Nominations must be submitted in person at Petting Farm, located on the corner of Northline Road and Pardee. Every nomination turned in will receive a complimentary pass for “Celebrate Spring,” in April, one of the facility’s marquee events. Nominations are limited to one suggestion per person.


The winner will be announced in early February and will receive an annual Family Pass to the Petting Farm, good for admission to farm for a full year and includes all special events. The winners name will also be displayed in barn, along the new names of the cows.

The entire campaign will kick off with the “Mini Baby Cows” debut from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 13. Admission will $3 across the board. At that time, you’ll be able to check out the new baby mini cows in the barn and turn in your nomination form. In the Petting Farm’s classroom, there will be complimentary crafts and children activities. If you miss that debut, you can drop off your nomination through the end of the month at the Petting Farm during regular business hours.

“While many of the farms’ residents are rescue animals, the mini cows give the farm a unique opportunity to offer the thousands of elementary school children that visit the farm each year,” said Melanie Shihadeh, manager of the facility. “These children from the City of Taylor and surrounding cities in southeast Michigan a chance to actually be able to walk up, touch, and interact with cows during their visit.”

Miniature cattle are the perfect animal for small acreage farms. According to experts in the field, they require one-third the feed of standard size animals. Because of their small size, miniature cattle can be handled easily and efficiently without the need for special equipment or special fencing.  They are perfect for … the Heritage Park Petting Farm.


“Heritage Park Petting Farm is a unique urban farm,” Shihadeh said. “Many children that visit from all of southeast Michigan have little or no exposure to farm animals. These mini cows are the perfect size for children that are experiencing these animals for the first time.”

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL upcoming events

Upcoming Events

Jan. 16- Staff Meeting
Jan. 21- No school (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
Jan. 22- Freshmen COCCO and CRAM

Jan. 23-25- First Semester Exams

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL sports schedule Jan. 14-18

Griffins Sports at a Glance January 14–18

Tuesday
Boys Basketball @ Home
Girls Basketball @ Wyandotte
Freshmen 4
JV 5:30
Varsity 7

Wednesday
Bowling @ Woodhaven 3

Thursday
Swim Meet @ Home 6

Friday
Girls Basketball @ Home
Freshmen 4
Jayvee 5:30
Varsity 7

Boys Basketball @ Southgate
Girls Basketball @ Home
Freshmen 4
JV 5:30
Varsity 7


Varsity Bowling @ Trenton 3

MOTHER-SON DATE NIGHT scheduled for late February



TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL competitive cheer performs for first time


On January 5, the Taylor High School Griffin Competitive Cheer team participated for the first time at the Allen Park Cheer Invitational! This is the first time in the history of Taylor Public Schools that we have had Competitive Cheer! They did an amazing job. Looking forward to watching you in future competitions!



MCDOWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL pupils enjoy improvement


Mrs. Turek has been busy at McDowell Elementary School. Look at this big smile of a student who improved by 82 points!