The CTI State Leadership Conference was held at the Macon City Marriott and Centreplex over the weekend. There were approximately 530 students from around the state entered in 34 competitive areas. The students were entertained by Keith L. Brown, aka “Motivator of the Millennium,” who delivered a strong but energized message about being the best. His message to the students was to turn the impossible to “I’m possible!”
DeMarius Cook and Rashawn Ware (pictured, top left) were in the Team Career Skills Events –Pro Foods. Both are members of the HTM community at Douglass and apsire to work in culinary arts. Krishuana Burgess (top middle) participated in Video Production. The three-minute video was based on the CTI state theme: “I Lead and Succeed with CTI.” Burgess is a member of the Center for Applied Technology SLC at Douglass and hopes to work in the communications field. Joshua Smith (top right) participated in Job Interview/ApplicationsSkills. His portfolio qualified him forthe state event then he made the top twelve and placed 3rdin thestate. Joshua is a member of the Communications and Journalism SLC at Douglass. He wants to be an auto mechanic and design cars for stars. Samuel Wright (bottom left) participated in Job Interview; however, he didn’t make the final 12 but learned some valuable leadership skills with Keith L. Brown, the motivational speaker. Shanese Scott (bottom left) participated in Occupational Creative Thinking teamed with David Parker. And finally, David Parker with his CTI coordinator, Angela Rucker (bottom middle). Parker was elected CTI State President for the 2010-2011 school year while at the conference. He is a member of the Business and Entrepreneurship SLC at Douglass.