Henderson County Public Schools Recognizes 97 CTE Scholars

The 26th Career & Technical Education Scholars’ Reception, sponsored by Pardee UNC Health Care, recently recognized 97 graduating CTE students for their academic mastery in Career & Technical Education courses.

Each scholar is a CTE Concentrator as defined by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, having earned two or more technical credits in a Career Cluster Pathway, at least one of which is a completer course. Additionally, each CTE Scholar maintained a 3.25 GPA in CTE courses and an overall 3.0 GPA and received three teacher recommendations for the honor.

The CTE Scholars also participate as active members of their related CTE student organizations­ – including Future Business Leaders of America; Family, Career, Community Leaders of America; Future Farmers of America; Future Health Professionals; DECA; SkillsUSA; and the Technology Student Association.

“By achieving the CTE Scholar designation, students have demonstrated a focused commitment to their chosen career path, showcasing not only academic excellence but also essential leadership and employability skills cultivated through active participation in Career and Technical Education student organizations,” remarked Scott Moore, Director of Middle Schools/Career & Technical Education at HCPS.

“Employers of tomorrow can take confidence in these students’ readiness for the professional world,” Moore continued. “At Henderson County Public Schools, we’ve always prioritized equipping students for life beyond graduation, and the CTE Scholars Recognition underscores their preparedness, whether they pursue immediate employment or further education

In 2023, CTE students ­– many of whom are this year’s CTE Scholars – earned a total of 2,500 workplace credentials or certifications, including Certified Nursing Assistant, CPR, Fire Safety, and First Aid certifications, W!SE Financial Literacy certifications, and credentials earned through Microsoft, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, the National Center for Construction Education and Research, ServSafe National Restaurant Association, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

East Henderson High:

Garrett Beddingfield, Kailey Capps, Dakota Corn, Madison Corn, Raegan Edwards, Adessa Fisher, Tanner Floyd, Edward Girior, Oliver Goranson, Leah Hamlin, Haley Heatherly, Evie Holbrook, Joseph Justice, Kendall Ledbetter, Makayla Ledford, Nevada Maynor, Emily Mills, Lindsey Osborne, Shiloh Rhodes, Donna Rodriquez, Arlet Serrano Alfonso, Valerie Sherlin, Lauren Staton, Ayden Sumner.

Hendersonville High:

Savannah Barnwell, Cedrick (Troy) Carrasco, Kayla Clancy, Ian Dhein, Leila Doyle, Kacee Glynn, Emily Hazzard, Noah Husak, Alana Jackson, Avie Jernigan, Jordan Lynch, Siti Maulida, Elena Neal, Alessa Osteen, Rylee Parris, Darren Russell, Sara Sabou, Ian Scollin, Matthew Sparks, Andy Sun, Frank Todd, Nolan Wood.

North Henderson High:

Laney Anderson, Hugo Angeles Moreno, Nallely Antunez, Sydney Calton, Sydney Cooper, Jimmy Dothe-Zapote, Mariana Flores-Diaz, Connor Fortin, Stephanie Gamez Merino, Dominic Garren, Jennifer Lopez Hernandez, Maria Mendez Cisneros, Nancy Perez Ortega, Zidyound Phoeum, Michael Salas-Huerta, Gracie Short, Mackenzie Sulo, Kevin Zepeda.

West Henderson High:

Jasmine Banks, Asiah Bell, Breanna Budzinski, Ashley Collins, Josie Cox, Felicity Davidson, Harrison Davis, Emily Delaney, Roman Federyuk, Melany Garcia-Aguirre, Tatum Garrett, Emma Hall, Jonah Jakubielski, Ryan Kasney, Luke Kimzey, Sadie Luce, Emily Martinez-Hernandez, Lysa McCulloch, Abigail Meyer, Perci Moore, Ian Nelson, Maleena Payne, Ella Pickard, Morgan Rawlins, McKenna Rector, Emily Rhodes, Kamryn Rumbough, Selah Shreffler, Madisyn Shumway, Rayna Vanness, Katrina Velazquez, Olivia Walden.

Career Academy:

Alexander Smith.

“We are exceptionally proud of our CTE Scholars,” said Mark R. Garrett, Superintendent for HCPS. “They have seized opportunities to explore the many career options that are in our community and beyond with some even earning industry-recognized certifications along the way. These scholars have set themselves apart by acquiring the skills and knowledge that will help them secure high-demand careers in the future.”

Written by Henderson County Public Schools.