ALPENA, Mich. — With traditional end of the year activities cancelled or rescheduled due to the coronavirus, educators have found alternative ways to acknowledge their students.
Career and Technical Education Director at Alpena High School, Joyce McCoy, has come up with a way to honor exemplary students within her program, since the annual Excellence Awards banquet has been cancelled.
Director McCoy says,”The CTE Excellence Awards are given to students by their teachers for being workplace ready and providing leadership in the classroom during the school year.”
In place of gathering for the celebration, students received a certificate in the mail. McCoy says out of 700 students in the CTE program, the ones acknowledged this year have gone above and beyond to set excellent examples for their peers, and are already displaying maturity and employability skills.
She says, those include,”being on time, being polite, having initiative to get work done and all those traits that we look for [in]every good employee. But besides that, these students posses technical skills in their programs that are making them either job ready or college ready.”
Here is a list of the Alpena High School Students recognized for their excellence in CTE:
Marketing Taylor Baker, Cody Peirce
Health Occupations Nikita Cordes, Emma Dockrill, Jade Schultz
Digital Media/Business Abigail Funk, Onatah Rude
Business Management Nickoli D’Agrella
Welding Technology Ryan Meyer, Mitchell Agius
Woodworking Technology Justice Torz, Evan Krawczak
Agri Science Brooke Male, Savannah Avent
Automotive Technology Chase Allen
Mechatronics & Design Phineas Imhoff