Outstanding CTE Students Recognized

Lawrence County students who have advanced to national-level Career Technical Education (CTE) competitions were recognized by the Lawrence County Commission and County Executive David Morgan at the Commission’s May 23 meeting.

Lawrence County High School’s Virtual Enterprise Business Plan Team competed in New York City in April with the executive summary, 20-page written business plan, and oral presentation slides plan they developed for their virtual business. That team included Jillian Butler, Ethan Magee, Ty Coulter, Yazmin Cortez, Jacob Gallian, and Andrew Kidd.

Other students won gold in SkillsUSA state-level competitions in April, qualifying them for national contests set for June in Atlanta. Those students and their areas of expertise include:

Timothy Allen of LCHS, Automotive skills;

Reece Boyle of LCHS, Principles of Engineering & Technology;

Emma Coker, Harlie Christian, and Kate Owens of LCHS, “American Spirit,” judging the chapter’s portfolio of community service; and

Catherine SmithAlexis Harris, and Faith Braswell of LCHS, “Promotional Bulletin Board,” an evaluation of displays and a portfolio promoting SkillsUSA and CTE.

A partnership between Lawrence County Schools, TCAT-Pulaski, and TCAT-Hohenwald allows high school graduates to return after their senior year to complete TCAT certifications they started in high school CTE programs. Adults in these programs competed and won gold at the state level and are advancing to nationals in Atlanta as well.

Those students and their areas of expertise include:

Patrick Kerstiens, Luke Chapman, and Kedrick Shrader of Summertown High/TCAT-Hohenwald: Welding Fabrication; and

Diego Rico of Loretto High/TCAT-Pulaski: Plumbing

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