Twelve additional Kansas high school seniors have been named 2017 Kansas Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholars, the Kansas State Department of Education announced Tuesday, May 30, 2017. This brings the total number of CTE Scholars to 56. KSDE in April announced the first 44 Scholars.
The Kansas CTE Scholar program is an opportunity to recognize well-rounded outstanding CTE students who are finishing their senior year of high school. This is the first year for the initiative.
Students have to be a high school senior and meet the following criteria to be selected as a scholar:
• Have earned or presently enrolled in 3.0 or more CTE credits.
• Provide documentation of technical skill attainment.
• Have a CTE Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 or better in CTE coursework.
• Demonstrated leadership.
• Demonstrated community engagement.
• Have professional learning experiences.
• Provide a career vision summary statement.
Scholars will receive a commemorative pin, special certificate and statewide recognition.
The additional 2017 Kansas CTE Scholars are:
• Joe Lucas, Inman Junior/Senior High School, Inman Unified School District (USD) 448
• Kane Thimmesch, Inman Junior/Senior High School, Inman USD 448
• Jackson Buzzard, Inman Junior/Senior High School, Inman USD 448
• Aaron Leck, Inman Junior/Senior High School, Inman USD 448
• Kayley Gessling, Fairfield High School, Fairfield USD 310
• Tyler Miller, Buhler High School, Buhler USD 313
• Gus Quillin, Buhler High School, Buhler USD 313
• Bradley Ensz, Buhler High School, Buhler USD 313
• Carson Hopkins, Winfield High School, Winfield USD 465
• Idalia Garcia, Winfield High School, Winfield USD 465
• Darren Boydston, Norwich High School, Kingman-Norwich USD 331
• Keith Evans, Liberal High School, Liberal USD 480
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