Career and Technical Student Organization Success

2023 CTSO Competition Success

Autauga County Schools’ CTSO Competition Season Success 


Autauga County Schools offers learning beyond the traditional classroom through the Autauga County Technology Center  - an experiential program that offers career and technical training in 14 areas of interest, including automotive, business management, cosmetology, education, modern manufacturing, engineering, consumer sciences, finance, fire and health science, information technology, and welding. The program’s 1,100 high school students from across the district gain real-world experience to enhance their post-secondary goals or join the workforce with industry-specific training after graduation. “We think we have some of the keys to being successful in education,” said Brock Dunn, Autauga County Technology Center Principal. “We’re helping develop students who will enter the workforce knowledgeable about what it is they want to pursue and be trained to do those things.”


Many of these students are also involved in career and technical student organizations (CTSO) that correspond to their career tech programs. CTSOs are an integral component of classroom curriculum and instruction, building upon employability and career skills and concepts through the application and engagement of students in hands-on demonstrations and real-life or work experiences. These organizations are instrumental in guiding students in developing a career path through a program of study and providing opportunities to gain the skills and abilities needed to be successful in those careers through CTSO activities, programs, and competitive events. In addition, students can campaign for leadership positions at the local, state, and national levels and attend leadership development conferences to network with other students and business and industry partners. In the spring semester of every school year, students from across the state and nation gather at their respective conferences to compete for top honors in their industry of choice. 


Alabama’s Future Farmers of America 

Future Farmers of America (FFA) is an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. The dynamic youth organization that prepares members for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. FFA develops members’ potential and helps them discover their talent through hands-on experiences, which give members the tools to achieve real-world success.

Billingsley School

Second Place: Veterinary Science Team

Denver Guthery, Landon Jones, Eli Manning, Hudson Manning, McKenna Manning 


Second Place: Conduct of a Chapter Meeting Team

Evan Coburn, Trent Cobern, Brylin Tomlin, Colton Lawrence, Caleb Cook, Madison Bean, Adriana Rasberry 


Second Place: Creed Speaking

Kayden Bland


SkillsUSA - Cosmetology

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. It serves middle-school, high-school, and college-aged students preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations.

Autauga County Technology Center 

Second Place (District): Natural Hair Design

Ja’Niyah Hollis


Second Place (District): Cosmetology

Morgan Smith


Second Place (State): Natural Hair Design

Ja’Niyah Hollis


Future Business Leaders of America
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.


Autauga County Technology Center

Third Place: Cybersecurity

Karson Frost


Third Place: Organizational Leadership

Jasper Jones


Fourth Place: Accounting

Ja’Niyah Hollis


Fourth Place: Computer App Designs

Ainsleigh Sternberg


Billingsley School

Third Place: Accounting Online Test

Haley Selfridge


Marbury High School

Third Place: Job Interview Competition
Jamyracle Williams


Prattville High School

Second Place: Partnership with Business

Calle Noe and Gavin Smith


Fourth Place: E-Business

Cameron Fannin, Ethan Stargill, and Landen Winslow 


Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national CTSO for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private schools. FCCLA offers intracurricular resources and opportunities for students to pursue careers that support families.


Prattville High School 

Third Place: Entrepreneurship

Amariah Gordo


Third Place: Interior Design

Arianna Peplow and Lena Woodfin


Distributive Education Clubs of America
Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.


Prattville High School

First Place: Hospitality & Tourism Operation Research

Emerie Hedgspeth


Third Place: Travel & Tourism Team Decision MakingTipphawan Patterson and Zanthus Thomas


Jobs for America’s Graduates
Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) helps students succeed both in school and on the job, leading to a productive and rewarding career. JAG is a national organization comprising leading Governors and Fortune 500 C-suite executives. 


Prattville High School

Second Place: Employability Skills

Mooreze Jackson


Technology Student Association

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national organization of students engaged in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).


Prattville High School

State Vice President: Lily Gregory


Second Place: Vex Robotics

Gabriel Rice, Shanna Cleveland, Jasper Jones Kelton Wilson, Elias Wilkerson


Second Place: Video Game Design

Anierin Rockwell, Sandali Rockwell


To learn more about Autauga County Schools’ career and technical education programs, click here. For more information, contact Brock Dunn, Principal.