Gwinnett County Public Schools recently highlighted the work of 24 high school students during its 2019 Career and Technical Education Student of the Year awards recognition program and named the overall winner.
The students were selected from a field of high-performing high school students within the school district and honored at an awards banquet on March 20, at Gwinnett Technical College’s Busbee Center.
The 2019 winners are:
Juliet La of Discovery High School, (Marketing), overall winner and recipient of a $1,000 scholarship provided by Learning Labs, Inc.
Shama Khan of Central Gwinnett High School, (Healthcare) 1st runner-up and recipient of a $750 scholarship provided by Atlanta Electrical Contractors Association
Matthew Lescota of Brookwood High School, (Engineering & Entrepreneurship), 2nd runner-up and recipient of a $500 scholarship provided by Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation.
In addition to the county honorees, this annual recognition saluted the top Career and Technical Education students from each high school:
Rebecca Young of Archer High School
Liul Shimels of Berkmar High School
Matthew Lescota of Brookwood High School
Shama Khan of Central Gwinnett High School
Tia Wren of Collins Hill High School
Michael Milroy of Dacula High School
Juliet La of Discovery High School
Karina Siberon of Duluth High School
Daniel Lett of Grayson High School
Cameron Smith of Grayson Technical Program
Anushka Saxena of Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology
Britley Jones of Lanier High School
Ryan Bronaugh of Maxwell High School of Technology
Alicia Ramirez-Hernandez of Meadowcreek High School
Melody Pogula of Mill Creek High School
Lauryn Jackson of Mountain View High School
Melanie Gonzales of Norcross High School
Julianne Pace of North Gwinnett High School
Kasfia Kazi of Parkview High School
Smit Patel of Peachtree Ridge High School
Sanisha Shah of Paul Duke STEM High School
Angie Alvarez of Phoenix High School
Nimra Khan of Shiloh High School
Elijah Smith of South Gwinnett High School
The selection process required nominated students to submit a transcript, a letter of recommendation from the nominating teacher, information on participation in a Career and Technical Student Organization, details about their community service, and an essay. In the final piece of the competition, students participated in an interview conducted by a panel of judges consisting of business and industry leaders.
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