Garden City High School has four seniors that have been named 2021 Kansas Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholars, the Kansas State Department of Education announced on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. This year’s CTE Scholars are: Mya Cruz, Seth Jarmer, Rilee McGraw and Ryan Unsworth. The scholars will receive a commemorative pin, special certificate and statewide recognition.
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 fourth year for the initiative.
Students must 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 with documentation of technical skill attainment.
- Senior level status.
- Have a CTE Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 or better in CTE coursework.
- Civic engagement or outstanding community service with verification letter.
- Work-place experience. These experiences can include school-based experiences, internships, clinicals, supervised agricultural experiences, community-based or student-led businesses located on or off the school campus. The experiences should reflect the career interests of the candidate and industry expectations. A minimum of 80 hours of experience is expected prior to submission.
- Career vision summary statement. This is a short reflection of a candidate’s personal career vision and future plans. A maximum of 175 words is allowed.
There are 50 Kansas high school seniors from across the state that have been named 2021 Kansas Career and Technical Education Scholars for 2021.