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Career Center students selected career and technical students of the year

Northeast/Central Missouri Region Career and Technical Exceptional Students of the Year Columbia Area Career Center seniors Michelle Algya, Digital Media (Heritage Academy); Madison McDonnell, Marketing (Rock Bridge High School); Andrew Mott, Agriculture (Hickman High School); Nicholas Putting, Computer Programming (Hallsville High School); and Nicholas Voney, Construction Technology (Battle High School) have been named Northeast/Central Missouri Region Career and Technical (CTE) Exceptional Students of the Year. They were selected from among all candidates nominated by public Missouri Career and Technology Centers throughout northeast and central Missouri.
 
The CTE Regional Student of the Year award process recognizes outstanding career and technical students for proven commitment to academics, career path, and community. The purpose is to commend outstanding regional CTE students who are pacesetters in their classes, student organizations, and their communities, and who exhibit personal character.
 
Career and Technical Education programs of study integrate a rigorous combination of academic and applied technical courses with real-world application, preparing students for college as well as successful careers in high-skill, high-wage occupations.
 
The students were recognized at a ceremony on the Moberly Area Community College campus on March 6.