Lowndes > Mr. and Miss CTE Exemplify Leadership and Skills Acquired by Career Tech Programs

| February 26, 2015

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LOWNDES — Each year, Career and Technical Education Month is celebrated throughout February. Part of the event schedule includes recognizing Mr. and Miss CTE. To begin the selection process, each program area at Lowndes High is asked to nominate students who they believe best represent Lowndes High School’s CTE programs. Nominees are then required to complete an application that includes questions about the CTE courses they’ve taken, why they should be chosen, what they like best about LHS, and how CTE courses have helped prepare them for their future. A panel of outside judges is asked to review the applications and select the winners. This year, seniors Logan Taylor and junior Cydney Johnson were chosen to represent Lowndes High Career Tech.

During his four years at Lowndes High, Logan Taylor has been in one or more CTE classes every semester. He has been enrolled and active in Air Force JROTC and has taken Computing in the Modern World and Foundations of Engineering and Technology. In Air Force JROTC, Logan has earned the highest rank possible and is on the drill team, the rifle team, the colors guard, and is in the Kitty Hawk Air Society. He is also on the Varsity Swim Team and in the Beta Club. Logan says, “While enrolled in various CTAE classes, I have learned to communicate, lead, follow, respect others, follow a chain of command, dress appropriately and many other skills that will help me achieve success.”

Senior Cydney Johnson has also enrolled in CTE classes throughout her high school career, completing 3 pathways – Small Business, Advanced Accounting, and Culinary Arts. Each pathway is a sequence of 3 courses. Cydney is the president of Lowndes High’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), is in the marching band, class cabinet, Beta club, student council, Interact, and the Anchor Club. In her application for Miss CTE, Cydney wrote, “I have been involved in CTE since I was a freshman but I didn’t realize how much of an impact they would have on my life until my junior year. Not only have I learned how to be a better leader but how to take what I have learned and put it into action.”
Both students express appreciation for the valuable experience and instruction received through the Career and Technical Education courses in Lowndes County Schools.

Pictured: Mr. and Miss CTE Logan Taylor and Cydney with (back row from left) Bruce Crook, Lowndes High CTAE Supervisor; Wes Taylor, Superintendent; Jay Floyd, Lowndes High Principal

Lynne J. Wilson: Director of CTAE and Public Relations
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