Friday, March 20, 2015

Career and Technical Students of the Year named

Columbia Area Career Center seniors Michelle Algya, Digital Media (Heritage Academy), Madison McDonnell, Marketing (Rock Bridge High School), Andrew Mott, Agriculture (Hickman High School), Nicholas Putting, Computer Programming (Hallsville High School) and Nicholas Voney, Construction Technology (Battle High School) have been named Northeast/Central Missouri Region Career and Technical (CTE) Exceptional Students of the Year. They were selected from among all candidates nominated by public Missouri Career and Technology Centers throughout Northeast and Central Missouri.

The CTE Regional Student of the Year award process recognizes outstanding career and technical students for proven commitment to academics, career path, and community.  The purpose is to commend outstanding regional CTE students who are pacesetters in their classes, student organizations, communities and who exhibit personal character.

Career and Technical Education programs of study integrate a rigorous combination of academic and applied technical courses with real-world application, preparing students for college as well as successful careers in high skill, high-wage occupations.

Michelle Algya will attend Southwest Baptist University next year to complete a bachelor’s degree with a double major in Web Systems and Design and Intercultural Studies; Madison McDonnell will attend the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville to complete a bachelor’s degree in Marketing; Andrew Mott will attend the University of Missouri-Columbia to complete a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education; Nicholas Putting will attend Missouri University of Science and Technology  to complete a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science; and Nicholas Voney will attend the University of Central Missouri to complete a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management. The students were recognized at a ceremony on the Moberly Area Community College campus on March 6, 2015.

Sharon Nelson, Michelle Algya, Andy Mott, Nick Putting, Nick Voney, Rebecca Pisano and Mark Chambers

Construction Tech instructor, Eric Radmer and Nick Voney

Andy Mott and Ag Instructor, Chuck Miller

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