Spirit of CTE Student of the Year
Winner: Abby Henderson, Senior at Combs High School
Abby Henderson is a leader in and out of the classroom. She is the Combs FFA President, very active in CDE's and LDE's, has attended 2 summer leadership camps, has emceed the E4T conference, is on the Principals council meetings (once a month), shows each year at fair (Steers), and leads conference period FFA meetings. Abby spends many extra hours outside of school competing in livestock competitions, rodeos, and volunteers at Roots and Boots in Queen Creek. She is the epitome of the type of CTE student we want in our programs.
About the Award:
CTE students participate in a number of activities, both in and out of the classroom, that provide them with opportunities to gain valuable skills in preparation to enter career pathways in high demand, high wage industries. Many of these activities require a level of commitment that is not always easy or convenient, and often requires a degree of sacrifice in order to meet the highest standards.
Students nominated in this category must meet the highest standard of excellence in their program. This includes meeting preliminary requirements that include passing all their CTE courses, have passed or anticipate passing the state Technical Skills Assessment, obtained an approved industry certification, and is an active member of the programs Career and Technical Student Organization. Many, through their dedication, have made an immediate impact in the workforce or entered post-secondary institutions equipped with the skills necessary to be successful.