Henderson County Public Schools Recognizes 84 CTE Scholars

2023 CTE Scholars

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (May 18, 2023) — The 25th Career & Technical Education Scholars’ Reception sponsored by Pardee UNC Health Care recognized 84 graduating CTE students Wednesday, 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 currently 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; Health Occupations Students of America; Distributive Education Clubs of America; SkillsUSA; and the Technology Student Association.

“Students earning this CTE Scholar designation have separated themselves by committing to a pathway within their chosen field of study, exhibiting sustained academic success and gaining valuable experiences in vital leadership and employment skills through their involvement in one of our Career and Technical Education student organizations,” said Scott Moore, HCPS Director of Middle Schools / Career & Technical Education.

“Future employers seeing this accomplishment on a resume can have confidence that these students are well-equipped to enter the workplace,” said Moore. “Henderson County Public Schools has historically placed a premium on preparation for life after graduation, and the CTE Scholars Recognition is another way that these students can demonstrate their preparedness, whether that means entering the workforce or continuing with higher education.”

In 2022, CTE students ­– many of whom are this year’s CTE Scholars – earned a total of  2027 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, the 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:

Arisbet Chavez Labra, Nolan Edge, Parker Garrett, Caden Gibbs, Genesis Hernandez, Amber Hill, Trever Jeanmougin, Josie Lively, Mackenzie Maize, Jair Martin, James Mathis, Matthew McMurray, Hannah Moore, Mollie Moore, Hunter Pace, Heather Taylor, Ana Trejo Ramirez, Saivian Waters.

Hendersonville High:

Rebekah Angel, Victor Azate-Garcia, Andrew Bennett, Avery Bryner, Kaelyn Calloway, Jarie Flores, Caroline Hager, Malachai Jacobs, Benjamin Kennedy, Beck King, Cooper King, Rebecca MacDowell, Zachary Matteson, Blakely Morgan, Madison Palmer, Jenna Patterson, Nizon Peterkin, Emily Phillips, Rick Price, Evelyn Salitre-Dothe, Sarah Shaffer, Reece Wilson, Ian Wright .

North Henderson High:

Brittany Arias Pena, Whitney Bennett, Hailey Boyd, Faith Buckner, Emily Cohee, Paige Damuth, Nicole Flores Diaz, Lacy Green, Brooklyn Hollifield, Nieves Jaquez, Kaylee Jones, Elizabeth Jones, Isabelle Parker, Carina Perez-Calvillo, Krystal Perez Diaz, Sowanna Phoeun, Melani Ponce Mejia, Banelly Resendiz Trejo, Marisela Rodriguez, Olivia Skinner, Karem Soto-Paniagua, Grace Townsend, Cari Vences.

West Henderson High:

Luke Atkins, Allen Bartley, Clay Beal, Reese Butts, Mariah Carver, Tyler Druskis, Sydney Foster, Kendall Guinn, Summer Johnson, Alex Keever, Victoria Knight, Jaden Lawson, Tucker McAbee, Madelaina Percle, Mason Pittman, Adley Shelton, Eva Shin, Isabella Sitton, Houston Stallings.

Early College:

Abigail Delaney.