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Seventeen Cherokee County School District students have earned region and state honors for achievements in career skills competitions.

All CCSD high schools offer Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) programs and Career Pathway classes as well as aligned Career and Technical Student Organizations. The organizations give students the opportunity to participate in career-oriented extra-curricular activities including community service, leadership roles and demonstrating at statewide competitions the skills they’ve learned in class.

“We’re very proud of these students for dedicating themselves to not only earn impressive honors, but also to prepare for future career success,” Superintendent Brian Hightower said in a statement. “Congratulations also to our CTAE teachers who support these students both in the classroom and through our CTSOs – we appreciate all that you do to ready our students for careers in skilled professions.”

CCSD’s 2021 CTSO region and state winners and their areas of competition are:

Cherokee High School

Kaiden Luther, SkillsUSA - Automotive, Second Place - region

Sarah Maloney, SkillsUSA - First Aid/CPR, Fourth Place - state

Creekview High School

Will Lathem, Career Technical Instruction - Computer Applications, Second Place - state

Katy Nibert, Career Technical Instruction - Career Skills Team, Second Place - State

Harmony Schwall, Career Technical Instruction - Career Skills Team, Second Place - state

Jeb Stewart, Future Farmers of America - Vegetable Production Proficiency, Second Place - state

Seth Absher, Technology Student Association - Team Game Board Design, First Place - state

Carter Canfield, Technology Student Association - Team Game Board Design, First Place - state

Dylan Cox, Technology Student Association - Team Game Board Design, First Place - state

Colton Day, Technology Student Association - Team Game Board Design, First Place - state

John Schaly, Technology Student Association - Team Game Board Design, First Place - state

Codey Borrelli, Technology Student Association - Team Animatronics, Second Place - state

Jack Poulos, Technology Student Association - Team Animatronics, Second Place - state

Woodstock High School

Charles Maddox McDaniel, Technology Student Association - Team Future Technology Teacher, First Place - state

Portia Simpson, Technology Student Association - Team Future Technology Teacher, First Place - state

Elizabeth Mitchell, Technology Student Association - Team Data Science and Analytics, Third Place - state

Zach Reach, Technology Student Association - Team Data Science and Analytics, Third Place - state

The Cherokee County School Board and superintendent honored the students with a virtual recognition at the last school board meeting.

For more information about CCSD CTAE programs, visit bit.ly/CCSDctae.

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