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WCPS CTE Department Honors Students & Top CTE Teachers
WCPS CTE/CTSO Celebration
This week, the Wayne County Public Schools (WCPS) Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department held its annual CTE/CTSO Celebration at the WCPS Professional Development & Family Engagement Center. The district recognized students from local Career & Technical Student Organization (CTSO) clubs and chapters who have: earned credentials aligned with their CTE course; competed and placed in the top three of local, regional, state competitions; and placed at national or international competitions.

Beverly Boltinhouse kicked off the CTE/CTSO Celebration with opening comments. WCPS Superintendent, Dr. Michael Dunsmore shook hands, presented certificates, and congratulated recipients in all attendance. In total, over 330 students were recognized, including 66 high school CTE students who earned a Platinum level ACT National Career Readiness Certificate.

Currently the CTE Department promotes seven national and international CTSO chapters in middle and high schools. These student organizations include; Technology Students Association (TSA), Future Business Leaders Association (FBLA), Family, Career, and Community Leaders America (FCCLA), Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), FFA, SkillsUSA, and DECA.

“Hundreds of students participate in our middle and high school CTSO clubs and chapters each year,” states Beverly Boltinhouse, CTE Director. “With the support of their CTSO advisors, these students spend several months preparing for competitions. As a result of their hard work, our CTSO clubs and chapters take home many top awards at the various levels of competition.”

During the district’s CTE/CTSO Celebration, the CTE Department recognized its retiring teachers, as well as honored its 2019-20 Middle & High school Teacher of the Year. Wayne School of Engineering (WSE) technology education teacher, Heather Lancaster, was named the CTE Middle School Teacher of the Year. She has taught at WSE for two years, joining WCPS from Woodington Middle School in Lenior County. Charles B. Aycock High (CBA) agriculture teacher, Karen Cox, was named the CTE High School Teacher of the Year. She has taught at CBA High for 23 years.

First places state awards and international competition placements include:
  

School

CTSO Area

Student/Chapter

1st Place State or National/International Award Place

Charles B. Aycock High

DECA

Abbigail Shackleford

Public Relations Project - Top 18 International Finalist

MaKayla Kelley

Public Relations Project - Top 18 International Finalist

Cameron Merrill

Public Relations Project - Top 18 International Finalist

Nicholas Garcia  

Entrepreneurship Promotion Project

Morgan Quinn  

Entrepreneurship Promotion Project

Lauren Watkins

Entrepreneurship Promotion Project

Hannah Spier  

Start-up Business Plan

Kayla Spier 

Start-up Business Plan

Mount Olive Middle

TSA

Tyler Odom

Promotional Marketing

Norwayne Middle

TSA

Avery Bass

Construction Challenge

Tara Anne Burnham

Inventions & Innovations

Gabriella Carrasquillo

Chapter Team

Ethan Davis

Construction Challenge

Annika Forsleff

Chapter Team & Construction Challenge

Alexus Howell

Chapter Team, Inventions & Innovations, & Off the Grid

Alyssa Howell

Chapter Team, Inventions & Innovations, & Off the Grid

Chase Petty

Chapter Team & Construction Challenge

Savannah Rodriguez

Chapter Team

Ashlyn Sexton

Off the Grid

Spring Creek High

FFA

Mikayla Price

Proficiency Award - Home and Community Development

Elizabeth Lynch

Proficiency Award -Diversified Crop Production

FFA Chapter

National Chapter Award Finalist

Wayne School of Engineering

TSA

Reid Barnett

HS Tech Bowl

Navya Dixit

HS Tech Bowl

Carter Lewis

HS Tech Bowl

 
The following students and chapters received awards, certificates, credentials and/or earned points-based degrees in their CTSO area:
  
 

School

CTSO Area

Student

Award/Degrees/Certifications/Credential

Charles B. Aycock High

FBLA

Juan Anariba

Microsoft Excel Expert Certification

Shayla Armprester

Microsoft Excel Expert Certification

James Bell

Microsoft Excel Expert Certification

Scott Jara

Microsoft Excel Expert Certification

Tyler Lutz

Microsoft Excel Expert Certification

Kirsten Sorcic

Microsoft Excel Expert Certification

FFA

Byron Smith

State FFA Degree

FCCLA

Elijah Anderson

ServSafe Certification

Elicia Brown

ServSafe Certification

Crystal Dickerson

Workplace Readiness Job Readiness Conover Credential

Amir Fuller

Workplace Readiness Job Readiness Conover Credential

Noah Garner

Workplace Readiness Job Readiness Conover Credential

Alexis Hathaway

Workplace Readiness Job Readiness Conover Credential

Jada Howell

Workplace Readiness Job Readiness Conover Credential

Ashlyn Jones

Workplace Readiness Job Readiness Conover Credential

Jalem Jones

ServSafe Certification

Jailyn Kornegay

ServSafe Certification

Michalye Lenzi 

Workplace Readiness Job Readiness Conover Credential

Tristan Lewis

Workplace Readiness Job Readiness Conover Credential

Carl McMahon

Workplace Readiness Job Readiness Conover Credential

Jenna Oliver

ServSafe Certification

Frances Paul Tan

ServSafe Certification

Daniel Rios

Workplace Readiness Job Readiness Conover Credential

Peyton Rogers

ServSafe Certification

Bunnie Smith

ServSafe Certification

Chase Tucker

ServSafe Certification

Princess Washington

Workplace Readiness Job Readiness Conover Credential

Ashley Wilson

ServSafe Certification

Courtney Williams

Workplace Readiness Job Readiness Conover Credential

Kaylen Williams

Workplace Readiness Job Readiness Conover Credential

Michelle Williams

Workplace Readiness Job Readiness Conover Credential

Eastern Wayne High

FBLA

Peter Ciracola

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign Certification

Maliq Daniels

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign Certification

Jackson Grady

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign Certification

Javion Reid

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign Certification

Caroline Smith

Microsoft Word Expert Certification

Dizgen Swinson

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign Certification

Nicole Torres

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign Certification

FFA

Ken Weeks

State FFA Degree

Goldsboro High

FBLA

Joshua Abernethy

Adobe Illustrator & InDesign Certification

Xavier Artis

Adobe Premiere Certification

YVelande Bastien 

Adobe Illustrator & InDesign Certification

Jamiere Bracey

Adobe Illustrator & InDesign Certification

Ashiya Broadie

Adobe Illustrator Certification

Malik Edwards

Adobe Illustrator Certification

Anthony White

Adobe Premiere Certification

Deshaune White 

Adobe Illustrator, Premiere, & InDesign

Nakiyah Wooten

Adobe Illustrator

Public Safety

Jaimond Forrest  

Earned all four National Incident Management Systems FEMA Certifications

ShuTorryka Graham 

Earned all four National Incident Management Systems FEMA Certifications

Fuquan Goldstone  

Earned all four National Incident Management Systems FEMA Certifications

Travion King  

Earned all four National Incident Management Systems FEMA Certifications

Jashawn Ortiz    

Earned all four National Incident Management Systems FEMA Certifications

Mekhi Roberts  

Earned all four National Incident Management Systems FEMA Certifications

Ja’Quez Sasser  

Earned all four National Incident Management Systems FEMA Certifications

Navion Staton

Earned all four National Incident Management Systems FEMA Certifications

Roy Williams 

Earned all four National Incident Management Systems FEMA Certifications

HOSA

Donisha Armstrong  

OSHA Healthcare Certification / American Heart Association - CPR, AED, & First Aid

NyWon Bass  

OSHA Healthcare Certification / American Heart Association - CPR, AED, & First Aid

Christian Bullock  

OSHA Healthcare Certification / American Heart Association - CPR, AED, & First Aid

Tonia Coley    

OSHA Healthcare Certification / American Heart Association - CPR, AED, & First Aid

Jordan Newsome  

OSHA Healthcare Certification / American Heart Association - CPR, AED, & First Aid

Dorian Rodgers

OSHA Healthcare Certification / American Heart Association - CPR, AED, & First Aid

Sierria Stephens  

OSHA Healthcare Certification / American Heart Association - CPR, AED, & First Aid

Isaiah Wilder  

OSHA Healthcare Certification / American Heart Association - CPR, AED, & First Aid

Charity Williams 

OSHA Healthcare Certification / American Heart Association - CPR, AED, & First Aid

Rosewood High

FBLA

Joshua Bloodsworth

Microsoft Excel Expert Certification

Kenneth Ray Couch

Microsoft Excel Expert Certification

FFA

Timothy Best

Beef Quality & Pork Quality Assurance Certificate

Haylah Bryant

Beef Quality & Pork Quality Assurance Certificate

Jamie Byrd

Beef Quality & Pork Quality Assurance Certificate

Leah Chalupski  

Pork Quality Assurance Certificate

Donnie Corbett

Beef Quality & Pork Quality Assurance Certificate

Summer Gainey

Beef Quality & Pork Quality Assurance Certificate

Trevor Gerow  

Beef Quality & Pork Quality Assurance Certificate

Justin Hare  

Beef Quality & Pork Quality Assurance Certificate

Jarrett Jordan  

Beef Quality & Pork Quality Assurance Certificate

Jhandery Lizardo-Ramos  

Beef Quality & Pork Quality Assurance Certificate

Patrick Long

Pork Quality Assurance Certificate

Kayley Merritt

Beef Quality Assurance Certificate

Gabrielle Pender  

Beef Quality & Pork Quality Assurance Certificate

Will Teague

Beef Quality Assurance Certificate

Colton Waters

Beef Quality Assurance Certificate

John White 

Beef Quality & Pork Quality Assurance Certificate

Southern Wayne High

FBLA

Osvaldo Ochoa-Lara

Microsoft Excel Expert Certification

Randy Rojas

Microsoft Excel Expert Certification

Kasey Vann

Microsoft Excel Expert Certification

FCCLA

Jennifer Lopez

ServSafe Certification

Spring Creek High

FBLA

Terrence Hampton

Microsoft Excel Expert Certification

Toni Ramirez-Miguel

Microsoft Excel Expert Certification

Christian Moore

Microsoft Excel Expert Certification

FCCLA

Nathan Martinez

ServSafe Certification

FFA

Lynsey Blackburn

State FFA Degree

Brendon Cox  

State FFA Degree

Hayley Grady  

State FFA Degree

Seth Johnson  

State FFA Degree

Alexandra Kimes

State FFA Degree

Marshall Outlaw

State FFA Degree

Brent Pate

State FFA Degree

Jonathan Pineda

State FFA Degree

Davis Price

State FFA Degree

Jalen Staps

State FFA Degree

Melanie Stevens

State FFA Degree

Aubrey Wooley

State FFA Degree

Jazmyne Yelverton

State FFA Degree

Matthew Stewart 

American FFA Degree