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CACC Outstanding Students Announced

The Outstanding Student Award is the highest recognition Columbia Public Schools’ Columbia Area Career Center bestows. Awards are granted to students who are the rising stars within their career and technical educational programs. This recognition is made possible through our partnership with the University of Missouri – Operations department and the CPS Partner in Education Program.

Winning students and two guests were invited to join CACC on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at the Missouri Theatre for a socially-distanced ceremony.

Congratulations, to all our winners and their families! To view photos of and recordings of the evening, visit https://career-center.org/outstandingstudent

Career Pathway: Arts & Communication

  • Hannah Gaines, Broadcast Television [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Halle Paulus, Advanced Broadcast Television [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Joshua Brown, Digital Media [Battle High School]
  • Hannah Childs, Digital Media [Hickman High School]
  • Lemuel Miner, Digital Media [Columbia Area Career Center]
  • Ethan Jones, Digital Media Studio [Hickman High School]
  • Shelby Sappington, Digital Media Studio [Battle High School]
  • Carmen Marr, Graphic Design & Visual Communications [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Landon Viers, Graphic Design & Visual Communications [Battle High School]

Career Pathway: Business Management & Technology

  • Yogev Angelovici, AP Computer Science A [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Michael Polo, AP Computer Science Principles [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Madeline Kovaleski, Computer Programming [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Grant Clark, Advanced Computer Programming [Hickman High School]
  • Evrim Agca, IT Essentials [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Jaspar Reynolds, IT Essentials [Hickman High School]
  • Jacob Burton, Information Technology [Hickman High School]
  • Justus Brown, Advanced Information Technology [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Marissa Beaver, Entrepreneurship [Battle High School]
  • Ema Higgins, Entrepreneurship [Battle High School]
  • Ashley Stambaugh, Entrepreneurship [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Kelli Fletcher, Marketing [Hickman High School]
  • Kylie Groh, Marketing [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Elliette 'Ellie' Orr, Marketing [Hickman High School]
  • Abigail Frerking, Advanced Marketing [Rock Bridge High School] 
  • Cassandra Gray, Advanced Marketing [Rock Bridge High School]

Career Pathway: Health Services

  • Lydia Brinkerhoff, Introduction to Emergency Services [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Sana Gaballah, Introduction to Emergency Services [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Dakota Salem, Advanced Emergency Services [Battle High School]
  • Kate Hamilton, PLTW - Principles of Biomedical Science [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Katherine Koopman, PLTW - Principles of Biomedical Science [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Ava Metcalf, PLTW - Principles of Biomedical Science [Hickman High School]
  • Anna Christ, PLTW - Human Body Systems [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Mallory Gard, PLTW - Human Body Systems [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Joshua Kome, PLTW - Medical Interventions [Hickman High School]
  • Allaura Gunkel, PLTW - Biomedical Innovation [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Wischell Joseph, Professions in Healthcare [Battle High School]

Career Pathway: Human Services

  • Tyler Meier, Culinary Arts [Hickman High School]
  • Rilla Patterson, Culinary Arts [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Dejuan Shivers, Culinary Arts [Battle High School]
  • Neaphat 'Neo' Phon, Advanced Culinary Arts [Battle High School]
  • Adrienne 'Addy' Valerio, Advanced Culinary Arts [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Norah Pierce, Baking & Pastry [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Olivia Johnson, Teaching Professions [Hickman High School]
  • Johanna Schramm, Teaching Professions [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Audrey Shively, Teaching Professions [Battle High School]
  • Meagan Moreland, Advanced Teaching Professions [Hickman High School]

Career Pathway: Industrial & Engineering Technology

  • Drew Sedgwick, Automotive Technologies [Hickman High School]
  • Gabriel Carr, Advanced Automotive Technologies [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Joseph 'Jack' Keene, Certified Welding [Battle High School]
  • Mario Lopez-Estrada, Certified Welding [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Robert Lambers, Advanced Certified Welding [Hickman High School]
  • Benjamin Ragsdell, Advanced Certified Welding [Hickman High School]
  • Benton Smith, Computer Aided Design [Hickman High School]
  • Martha Nishimwe, Advanced Computer Aided Design [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Arianna 'Jayden' Rushing, 3D Animation Essentials [Hickman High School]
  • Kellen Sapp, 3D Animation Essentials [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Addison Schulte, 3D Animation Essentials [Battle High School]
  • Kristian Brown, 3D Modeling & Animation [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Ava Hoenes, PLTW - Civil Engineering & Architecture [Hickman High School]
  • Nina Maddox, Advanced Civil Engineering [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Lemuel Miner, Construction Technology [Columbia Area Career Center]
  • Tucker Frost, Advanced Construction Technology [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Emma Janicki, Geospatial Technology [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Kaiba Hall, Advanced Geospatial Technology [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Allison Hall, PLTW - Introduction to Engineering Design [Hickman High School]
  • Jake Sam, PLTW - Introduction to Engineering Design [Battle High School]
  • Mary Elizabeth Smith, PLTW - Introduction to Engineering Design [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Josiah Kiley, PLTW - Principles of Engineering [Hickman High School]
  • Hardy Mahoney, PLTW - Principles of Engineering [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Payton Neely, PLTW - Digital Electronics [Hickman High School]
  • Tivon Straub, PLTW - Robotics & Computer Integrated Manufacturing [Rock Bridge High School]

Career Pathway: Natural Resources Agriculture

  • Gentry Duncan, Animal & Veterinary Science [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Charlie Hazelrigg, Animal & Veterinary Science [Battle High School]
  • Kyra Mehrhoff, Animal & Veterinary Science [Hickman High School]
  • Alexis Bremer, Advanced Animal Science [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Ethan Cooper, Exploring Agricultural Science [Battle High School]
  • Abigail Eddy, Exploring Agricultural Science [Hickman High School]
  • Abdulazeez Ramiydh, Exploring Agricultural Science [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Owen Twaddle, Natural Resources & Wildlife Conservation [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Norah Pierce, Ag. Business, Communications & Leadership [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Emily Rubinstein, Floral & Plant Design [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Jennifer Tucker, Greenhouse Production [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Sophronia 'Sophie' Slade, Advanced Horticulture [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Alexander Michaelree, Small Engine Technology [Battle High School]
  • Evan Miller, Small Engine Technology [Hickman High School]
  • Hunter Snow, Small Engine Technology [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Grace Parsons, Agricultural Mechanics & Welding Technology [Rock Bridge High School]
  • Carmen Walker, Agricultural Mechanics & Welding Technology [Hickman High School]
  • Xavier 'Daniel' Forte, Advanced Welding & Project Fabrication [Rock Bridge High School]

CACC is a part of CPS and serves the community by providing the following education programs to various ages, including, but not limited to, career and technical education, college preparation, personal enrichment, literacy advancement, and workforce development. The vision is to be a national leader in career and technical education. For more information, visit our website at www.career-center.org.

As a district accredited with distinction by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Columbia Public Schools reflects the community. The vision is to be the best school district in the state, and the mission is to provide an excellent education for all students—from preschool to adult career education.