After celebrating Career and Technical Education (CTE) Awareness Month in February, the Spring ISD CTE Department surprised several students across the district who took part in the 2022 Career Awareness Poster and Project Contest.
Students from across the district were invited to turn their creativity into projects that highlighted not only career awareness but also their own career goals.
Elementary students created posters that highlighted their career dreams, while middle school and high school students submitted posters, essays, or poems on various careers. Teachers were also invited to participate by creating murals, digital displays, or bulletin boards to foster career ambitions in their students.
“Giving Spring ISD students the opportunity to explore their career options is always our number one goal,” Cynthia Williams, Spring ISD’s Director of Career and Technical Education said. “But every February, we make an extra effort to highlight the many paths our students can follow to success. This contest lets students take their creative ideas and turn them into projects that reflect their own goals and ambitions for the future.”
A longstanding tradition for Spring ISD, the CTE department expanded the competition about five years ago to help support literacy by incorporating the essay and poetry options for secondary students.
Projects were submitted earlier this year, with the winning pieces from each campus proceeding on to the district-level judging. On Monday, a “prize patrol” of Spring ISD administrators and CTE counselors traveled across the district to surprise students and the teacher chosen as this year’s district winners.
This year’s winning students include:
- Poster, Elementary School – Mckenzie Phillips, Lewis Elementary School
- Poster, Middle School – Britain Stewart, Twin Creeks Middle School
- Poster, High School – Isaias Seda Sepulveda, Wunsche High School
- Poetry, Middle School – Jesus Perez, Spring Leadership Academy
- Poetry, High School – Amaya Jones, Dekaney High School
- Essay, Middle School – Valeska Cozajay, Spring Leadership Academy
- Essay, High School – America Lerma, Dekaney High School
- Teacher Display – Kendra Lee, Bailey Middle School