Seven NEISD students awarded CTE scholarships

Seven North East ISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) students found themselves walking around the campus with giant cardboard checks on April 5. The students were awarded the Surita Wyatt Scholarship for their success in Career and Technical Education programs. The scholarship also encourages the students to further their education in CTE. CTE Department staff, in addition to CTE Advisory Council members, visited several campuses to surprise the students in their classroom.

A scholarship totaling to $750 found its way to six high school seniors and one $1,500 scholarship went to one overall senior in the District. The overall winner for this school year is Olivia Wise-Dent, a student at the Agriscience Magnet Program at Madison High School. Seniors winning the $750 scholarship were:

  • Selena Casanova, Madison High School
  • Natalya Gowan, Reagan High School
  • Gregory Plata, STEM Academy at Lee High School
  • Ameena Razzaque, Churchill High School
  • Suzanne Rodriguez, Academy of Creative Education
  • Garrett Seeger, Engineering & Technologies Academy at Roosevelt High School

Recipients who apply for the scholarship are determined by the North East ISD Career and Technical Education Advisory Council and not by North East ISD personnel. To be eligible the seniors had to have completed or currently be enrolled in one or more CTE courses. These students have demonstrated success in these academic areas and have exhibited growth in personal character and leadership.

The scholarship winners will serve as ambassadors at the 19th annual Career Expo on April 25. The event is taking place from 6-8 p.m. at the Blossom Athletic Center Gym. The purpose of the Career Expo is to inform students of training, educational programs and career opportunities in many different fields. This event is the first step students have in choosing their career pathway.

Posted on 04/06/2017