One of NTHS advisor Kurt Garner’s favorite things is when students return to class and let him know they’ve used something he taught them to help others. 

“In my opinion, the skills students learn in CTE are the most applicable in preparing them for whatever they plan to pursue after high school,” he said. 

Over the past decade, members of NTHS at J. H. Rose High School in Greenville, North Carolina, have engaged in various activities alongside HOSA, FBLA, and FCCLA. Their most significant project involved donating over 500 pairs of shoes to Sole to Soul, an organization that distributes footwear to rural communities in America and countries in Africa. Additionally, students have assembled toiletry kits for the Ronald McDonald House and contributed over 1,000 canned food items to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

Apart from his role as a CTE teacher in Business and IT, he also serves as both the JV Men’s Soccer Coach and Head Women’s Soccer Coach. As the FBLA advisor to one of the largest chapters in North Carolina, he has been honored as the NC Chapter of the Year for five consecutive years. 

In his leisure time, he enjoys cooking, tending to his yard, traveling, and engaging in outdoor activities such as hiking, running, and whitewater rafting. 

Garner’s students know he is deeply committed to fostering their leadership and success.   

“Through our innovative, real-world activities, we ignite a passion for learning and equip students with a distinctive skill set that they eagerly apply.” 

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