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Ross Collins celebrates 65 years

Ross Collins celebrates 65 years
This place is still running and educating people today. The building is in perfect condtion not like some of the newer ones. I will see about adding a photo some time.

Meridian Star
Meridian, MS.
Published: November 11, 2007
from staff reports
  • Ross Collins celebrates 65 years

    Today marks the 65th anniversary of Ross Collins Career and Technical Center in Meridian.

    The school opened its doors on Nov. 11, 1942.

    At that time Nov. 11 was still called Armistice Day rather than Veterans Day. It was a fitting date for the opening of the school because during its construction attention was focused on World War II pre-service civilian pilot training, national defense employment preparatory programs, and training for service personnel at Key Field.

    The school then became filled with potential war workers.

    Today the center serves Meridian Public School District, Lauderdale County School District, Home Schoolers Association and local private schools.

    There are 13 programs of instruction for students: marketing; business computer technology; early childhood education; auto mechanics; drafting; residential electricity; welding; co-op; culi nary arts; allied health; auto body repair; computer systems technology; and residential carpentry.

    Organizations open to students that teach leadership and positive work values as well as reinforce other aspects of the curriculum include: Skills USA; HOSA (Health Occupations Student Association); DECA (an association of marketing students); FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America); and FEA (Future Educators of America).

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