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Hawkins addresses Lions Club

Posted Date: 02/02/2023

Hawkins addresses Lions Club

Dr. Hawkins spoke to members of the Livingston Lions Club during their lunch meeting on Wednesday. He highlighted the success of the dual credit program at Livingston High School. "In 2014, forty-eight students took dual credit classes and paid their own tuition. This year, two hundred and fifty students are enrolled in college courses funded by the district. The graduating class of 2022 earned 1,050 college hours while in high school." Hawkins introduced a new LHS program funded by a Texas Education Agency grant, Pathways in Technology Early College High School (PTECH). Fourteen different pathways are offered, with health science having the largest enrollment. "A council has been created to help connect students to industry. This helps our students have a pipeline that leads to the workplace."

LHS senior Trey Martin shared information about the certifications he has earned in welding. Martin was part of the welding build-off team that won 1st place on a fire pit project in March. The team won scholarships, new welding hoods, and welding certifications. The competition required the team to follow weld assembly drawings, meet weld placement and structural alignment and complete weld processes. Martin has plans to pursue a career as a certified weld instructor. More than two hundred students are enrolled in welding classes at LHS this year.

L-R Brett Stovall-Lions Program Chairman, Lions President Kim Jernigan, Trey Martin, Dr. Brent Hawkins and Blake Thornton-LHS CTE Coordinator