The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) recognized 17 students who earned top honors during their Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO) national conferences this summer. The students represent all regions of the state and won individual or team awards in their respective fields.
Each year, West Virginia career technical education (CTE) students spend hundreds of classroom and clinical hours learning their crafts and honing their skills. The CTSOs serve an important role of extending teaching and learning through innovative programs; business and community partnerships; and leadership experiences at the school, state and national levels. These organizations play a critical role not only in student development, but also in career and workforce preparation.
“The CTE students who participated in the national conferences represent the exceptional talent, creative spirit and competitive drive you find in our student population,” said State Superintendent of Schools W. Clayton Burch. “To compete and succeed at the highest levels of your trade reflects our students’ abilities, commitment of our instructors and of the exceptional programs offered through CTE. I am so proud of these 17 students and all of those who worked hard and competed locally and nationally.”
Local winners included the following:
2021 HOSA Future Health Professionals National Conference- Greenbrier East High School: 3rd place, Team Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Partnership.
This team event provided students with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required to initiate and maintain a partnership with their local/state Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units. Each team was judged on a portfolio highlighting partnership activities that improve public health, increase emergency response capabilities and strengthen the resiliency of local communities.
Team members included Samantha Bostic, Josi Ervin, Jonathan Nguyen, and Hunter Wamsley.