Elkin High School honored its Career and Technical Education program and inducted its newest National Technical Honor Society members Monday at a ceremony in Dixon Auditorium.
CTE Director Barbara Long welcomed parents, students, faculty, and community members by saying “Today is a celebration of some of the great things happening here at Elkin High School in our Career and Technical Education program.”
Maggie Jenkins Simmons was the keynote speaker for the event. Jenkins Simmons is an Elkin native and 2004 graduate of Elkin High School. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University and currently works for the Surry County Health and Nutrition Center.
Simmons was a national winner of the Future Business Leaders of America competition and a former State FBLA Officer. She spoke to the audience about the importance of CTE and credited it for her success in life.
Following the introductions, the awards were announced and presented, with names reading across a PowerPoint presentation on stage.
Everfi Financial Literacy award winners were recognized first. The winners were: Ray Arnold, Isaac Beard, Carson Billings, Sierra Booher, Janeidy Bravo, Ainsley Bresnahan, David Bullins, Michael Carter, Noah Carter, Adam Caudill, Erin Cave, Garvey Cheek, Jacob Christian, Courtney Cobler, Cory Cockerham, Andrew Combs, Elise Corregan, Jamey Cranford, Sarah Cudd, Erin Dalrymple, Madison Durham, Kendall Freeman, Karla Fuentes, Eder Garcia, Erick Gonzalez, Jacey Gorman, Joseph Halcomb, Jamiles Hayes, Kathy Hemric, Ellie Hooper, Dorian Jackson, Logan Johnson, Tyler Johnson, Gigi Kakouras, Ciara LeMay, Jillian Lewis, Casey Long, Blaze Mahnke, Tyler Macy, Ethan Mastin, Coley McCulloch, Kalin Messick, Hunter Moncus, Kyle Myers, Sarah Myers, Taylor Osborne, Cole Pardue, Jonathan Parker, Houston Parks, Esmeralda Perez, Kimberly Passerello, John Pillsbury, Brandon Powell, John Provenzano, Jonathan Rodriguez, Jose Rojas, Evelyn Sanchez, Kendra Settle, Sangam Shah, Ashley Shillinglaw, Cayley Shoemaker, Hunter Simmons, Elijah Thompson, Shannon Tweddell, Chad Vestal, John Walker, Ras Walker, Dallas Welborn, Charlie Wheeler, Luke Williams, Austin Wood and Jonathan Young.
Students who were deemed proficient were awarded a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification. Senior recipients include: Nefi Aguilar (Word, Power Point, Access), Marlen Anorve (Word, Power Point, Access), Lucila Bahena (Word, Power Point), Hannah Barron (Word, Power Point), Teran Campbell (Word, Power Point), Devan Cooper (Power Point, Madison Durham (Word, Power Point, Access), Kyle Elder (Word), Megan Hampton (Word, Power Point), Daniel Heiner (Word, Power Point), Chris Hudspeth (Word, Power Point), Emi Loving (Word, Power Point), Tamara Lytton (Power Point), Esmeralda Perez (Word, Power Point), Coley McCulloch (Word, Power Point, Access), Kaylin Messick (Word, Power Point, Access), Damaris Minoso (Word, Power Point), Andrew Palaez (Word), Jonathan Parker (Word, Power Point), Bennett Phillips (Word), Stephanie Prim (Word, Power Point), Ashlen Rector (Word, Power Point), Katelyn Reece (Word, Power Point), Sangam Shah (Word, Power Point, Access), Taylor Shaw (Word, Power Point), Ashley Shillinglaw (Word, Power Point), Ted Shore (Word, Power Point), David Slawter (Word, Power Point), and Austin Wood (Word, Power Point).
Junior recipients were: Aylin Aguilar (Word, PowerPoint, Access), Josiah Blevins (Word, PowerPoint), David Bullin (Word, PowerPoint), Alan Burrell (Access), Noah Carter (Word, PowerPoint), Erin Cave (Word, PowerPoint), Courtney Cobler (PowerPoint, Access), Cooper Hanson (Word, PowerPoint), Aaron Harless (PowerPoint), Kristen Kartes (Word, PowerPoint), Blaze Mahnke (PowerPoint), Kyle Myers (Word, PowerPoint, Access), Federico Pallotti (Word, PowerPoint), Alex Roten (Word, PowerPoint, Access), and William Shinkle (Word, PowerPoint, Access).
Sophomore recipients included: Asante Adams (PowerPoint), Daniel Brinegar (Word), Carrie Brown (Word, PowerPoint), Madeline Carter (Word, PowerPoint), Victoria Carter (PowerPoint), Adam Caudill (Word, PowerPoint), Hannah Cockerham (Word, PowerPoint), Dustin Delaney (Word, PowerPoint), Erin Fritz (Word), Karla Fuentes (Word, PowerPoint), David Gaylord (Word, PowerPoint), Jared Gilliam (Word), Jessica Hunt (Word, PowerPoint), Aspen Jackson (Word, PowerPoint, Access), Logan Johnson (PowerPoint), Kody King (Word, PowerPoint, Access), Aaron Lord (PowerPoint), Jacob Lyon (Word, PowerPoint), Derek Moore (Word, PowerPoint), Hunter Moncus (Word, PowerPoint), Makaila Moses (PowerPoint), Conner Nance (Word, PowerPoint), Kelsey Nicholson (PowerPoint), Taylor Osborne (Word), Cole Pardue (Word, PowerPoint), Hannah Pittman (Word, PowerPoint), Kashawn Redman (Word), Houston Reynolds (Word, PowerPoint), Kendra Settle (Word, PowerPoint), Hannah Shelton (Word, PowerPoint), Josh Strickland (Word, PowerPoint, Access), Jordan Swaim (Word, PowerPoint), Chad Vestal (Word, PowerPoint), and John Welborn (Word, PowerPoint).
Freshman recipients included: Mattie Blackburn (Word), Kendall Brown (Word), Kenly Buchette (Word), Lee Cudd (Word, PowerPoint), Ally Gentry (Word, PowerPoint), Aziel Hernandez (PowerPoint), Jillian Lewis (Word, PowerPoint), Julia Neumark (Word, PowerPoint), and Jonathan Shillinglaw (Word).
Recipients of the Bronze National Career Readiness Certificate included: Kathy Hemric, Trey King, Tyler Macy and Houston Parks.
Recipients of the Silver National Career Readiness Certificate included: Nefi Aguilar, Marlen Anorve, Ray Arnold , Carson Billings, Devan Cooper, Jamey Cranford, Madison Durham, Alex Golaszewski, Megan Hampton, Victoria Harris, Chris Hudspeth, Jonathan Hunt, Josh Johnson, Kaylin Messick, Cinthia Meza Ronces, Jonne Miley, Damaris Minoso, Logan Minton, Morgan Minton, Hailey Mounce, Grayson Niemiec, Andrew Palaez, Brandon Payne, Esmeralda Perez Marcial, Bennett Phillips, Brandon Powell, Shelby Powell, Jonathan Rodriguez, David Slawter, Tyler Stoltzfus, Shannon Tweddell, Luke Williams, Austin Wood and Jonathan Young.
Recipients of the Gold National Career Readiness Certificate included: Lucila Bahena, Cory Billings, Cory Cockerham, Andrew Combs, Caleb Harris, Daniel Heiner, Emi Loving, Frank Miller, Collin Morton, Stephanie Prim and Ted Shore.
FCCLA’s Kali Teague told the audience of the club’s recent success in the State competition.
FBLA members were named: Aylin Aguilar, Nefi Aguilar, Laken Beaver, Mattie Blackburn, Carrie Brown, Noah Carter, Erin Cave (Historian), Garvey Cheek, Jacob Christian, Andrew Combs, Megan Hampton (Reporter), Cooper Hanson, Victoria Harris, Aspen Jackson (Vice-President), Kristen Kartes, Emi Loving, Frank Miller, Sarah Myers, Jonathan Parker (President), Houston Parks (Historian), Jake Pickett (Treasurer), Brandon Powell (Parliamentarian), Stephanie Prim, Andrew Smith, Jasmine Strickland and Jonathan Young.
Outstanding CTE student awards:
Business, Finance and Information Technology Education – Nefi Aguilar
Marketing and Entrepreneurship Education – Collin Morton
Technology, Engineering and Design – Cory Cockerham
Agricultural Education – Morgan Minton
Health Science Education – Calvin Yarboro
Health Occupations Students of America – Victoria Harris
Family and Consumer Sciences Education – Shannon Tweddell
Exemplary Student Achievement Award – Logan Minton and Megan Hampton
2013 Teacher Recognition – CTE: Patsy Burgess, Patricia Crosswhite, Clarence Edwards, Beth Felts, Robin Hooper, Joe McCulloch, Kim Parks, Chaise Swisher, Kali Teague, Jill Woodie and Barbara Long
2013 Outstanding Community Contributor Award – Becky Childers, SECU
Student Organization State Leadership – Ellie Hooper, NC FCCLA President-elect
Following the awards, members of the National Technical Honor Society lit candles representing the society’s fundamental personality traits: knowledge, skill, honesty, service, responsibility, scholarship, citizenship, and leadership.
Members are expected and held to:
- Maintain the highest standard of personal and professional conduct at all times;
- Strive for excellence in all aspects of my education and employment;
- Refuse to engage in or condone activities for personal gain at the expense of my fellow students, my school, or my employer;
- Support the intents and purposes of NTHS while working to achieve the objectives and goals of the society; and
- Uphold my obligations as a citizen of my community and my country.
National Technical Honor Society members
Class of 2013
Nefi Aguilar, Carson Billings, Jamey Cranford, Madison Durham, Alix Hall, Megan Hampton (2013 President), Victoria Harris (2013 Treasurer), Logan Minton, Morgan Minton, Stephanie Prim (2013 Public Relations Director), Luke Williams (2013 Vice President) and Jonathan Young.
Class of 2014
Aylin Aguilar, Noah Carter, Erin Cave (2014 President), Nicole Defreitas (2014 Public Relations Director), Leeza Hemric, Ellie Hooper (2014 Treasurer), Kristen Kartes (2014 Secretary), Ciara LeMay, Rebecca Ray (2014 Vice President), Shaun-Tai Sales, Evelyn Sanchez and Annika Winebarger.
The event was coordinated my Beth Felts’ Project Management II class: Carson Billings, Houston Parks, Stephanie Prim, Maria Parral and Jamiles Hayes.
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