Spring ISD Career and Technical Education seniors display their scholarships at the CTE Advisory Board Fundraiser Luncheon and Auction.
HOUSTON – May 6, 2016 – Ten Spring ISD scholarship winners recently got an opportunity to meet local business and community leaders who have sponsored their awards at the Spring ISD Career and Technology Education Advisory Board Scholarship Fundraiser Luncheon and Auction. The annual event raises money for CTE scholarships and also awards it to deserving Spring ISD CTE students.
The ten seniors were each presented with $1,000 scholarships by area business leaders and community partners who work with the advisory board to provide those scholarships as well as funding teacher grants for innovative classroom programs and equipment. Donated items were displayed for auction at the event, which over the years has raised over $300,000.
Keynote speaker Mike Holland, Marek Brothers Systems, Inc. chief operations officer and Houston Division president, told the gathered CTE teachers that he could see that they had a passion for helping young people find their career pathways.
“What I like about CTE and especially about your program in Spring, is that it’s really about being curious and exploring. It’s about finding your way,” said Holland.
The ten seniors who were awarded scholarships are; Bailey Cresswell, Spring High School; Nkem Ekeruche, Carl Wunsche Sr. High School; Uchechi Etumnu, Carl Wunsche Sr. High School; Stephanie Luu, Carl Wunsche Sr. High School; Jacoby Morrison, Dekaney High School; Mohammad Rahim, Carl Wunsche Sr. High School; Brittney Reddix, Westfield High School; Diana Salcedo, Westfield High School; Tyler Spurlock, Spring High School and Cesar Zapata, Spring High School.
Spring ISD’s CTE program helps students explore a wide variety of career interests while providing practical experiences in an intended career field, and entry level skills for selected occupations.