GCTC American Spirit Team Completes Projects

The Gordon Cooper Technology Center SkillsUSA American Spirit team spent the first three months of 2021 completing several projects including a Valentine’s Day Party for Rose Manor residents and staff.

The purpose of American Spirit is to evaluate local chapter activities for community service, citizenship projects and those with patriotic overtones that demonstrate a belief in the American way of life.

For their service project, the team chose to collaborate with staff from Rose Manor, a local nursing home, to put together a Valentine’s Day party for residents. After a weather delay, they delivered root beer floats, party decorations and hand-written cards for the residents and staff on Monday, Feb. 22.

On Jan. 20, the team hosted a school-wide watch party for the Presidential Inauguration for their citizenship and patriotism project. The team provided snacks and organized a trivia game featuring odd and interesting facts about American history.

The team’s final project was to create an escape room for GCTC students on March 5. 40 GCTC students were divided into groups and given puzzles that challenge them to think differently and gave them the opportunity to partake in a hands-on experience that gave them the opportunity to problem solve, work together, and practice communication skills.

Gordon Cooper Technology Center is an accredited institution and is one of 29 Career and Technical education options within Oklahoma's globally recognized Career Tech System. GCTC serves an area in East-Central Oklahoma covering approximately three counties. To learn more about Gordon Cooper Technology Center, click here.

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