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CTE Advisory Board Awards 20 Scholarships totaling $20,000 to 20 Seniors in 2020


2020 Spring ISD CTE Scholarship Winners Video | Powerpoint

HOUSTON - June 4, 2020 - A record number of Spring ISD students this year received scholarships to help pursue their educational and career goals, thanks to the Spring ISD Career and Technology Advisory Board, which awarded $20,000 — the most money ever.

“The advisory board very much appreciates our business partners and supporters from the community for stepping up and helping us meet the target of providing 20 scholarships this year, despite the crisis of the pandemic in our society,” said Seth Sharr, the president of the CTE Advisory Board.

Sharr said the goal of 20 scholarships was to align with this year’s CTE Advisory Board theme: “2020 Vision with CTE, Our Future is Clear!” Although the group had to cancel its annual spring scholarship luncheon on account of the closures related to COVID-19, Sharr said the group stayed focused on making sure the district’s CTE students still received the funds.
The district’s CTE program is one of the district’s jewels, offering students a wide variety of pathways to explore, develop their interests and achieve industry certifications to help them be successful in a competitive economy.

“Our vision for CTE is to create a program that meets the needs of all of our students, no matter their interests, and give them a solid foundation for college and careers,” said CTE Director Cynthia Williams. “Over the past five years, under the leadership of our superintendent and Board of Trustees, we’ve really invested in expanding the number of choices for our students, and also ensuring access to those classes across the district.”

Some of the pathways offered include Oil and Gas, Construction Management, Auto Technology, Engineering and Health Sciences - all industries that seek well-trained people for high-paying jobs. Many of this year’s scholarship recipients credited their CTE experience for shaping their interests and goals. Below is the complete list of 2020 CTE $1,000 scholarship winners:

  • Alejandra Yepiz, Westfield High School, plans to major in biomedical engineering at Texas A&M University. Her scholarship sponsor is AIE.
  • Raymond Hernandez, Spring High School, plans to major in civil engineering at Texas Tech University. His scholarship sponsor is CenterPoint Energy.
  • Madison McClintock, Spring High School, plans to major in kinesiology and health, exercise science at University of Texas. Her scholarship sponsor is Michael and Cynthia Williams.
  • Sarah Elizalde, Spring High School, plans to major in kinesiology at Texas A&M University. Her scholarship sponsor is Seth Sharr.
  • Taysia Battee, Carl Wunsche Sr. High School, plans to major in animal science at Texas A&M University. Her scholarship sponsor is the CTE Advisory Board.
  • Jasmine Moynhan, Spring High School, plans to major in animal science at Sam Houston State University. Her scholarship sponsor is Bentley Associates.
  • Kaitlyn Legg, Spring High School, plans to major in business administration at Lone Star College North Harris. Her scholarship sponsor is the CTE Advisory Board.
  • Kenia Hernandez, Westfield High School, plans to major in interdisciplinary studies at Sam Houston State University. Her scholarship sponsor is Donna Lewis.
  • Jasmine Hale, Westfield High School, plans to major in animal science at Texas A&M University. Her scholarship sponsor is Spring ISD Fun Run.
  • Ngoc Troung, Westfield High School, plans to major in biological sciences, undecided where he will attend college. His scholarship sponsor is Spring ISD Fun Run.
  • Daniel Alas, Spring High School, plans to major in biology at University of Texas. His scholarship sponsor is Spring ISD Fun Run.
  • Caleb Phipps, Dekaney High School, plans to major in art and life drawing at Blinn College. His scholarship sponsor is the CTE Advisory Board.
  • Koleoso Moyinoluwa, Spring High School, plans to major in computer animations at Full Sail University. Her scholarship sponsor is the CTE Advisory Board.
  • Cecilia Nevarez, Dekaney High School, plans to major in biomedical science at Texas A&M University. Her scholarship sponsor is Spring ISD Fun Run.
  • Kathy Vazquez Guerra, Carl Wunsche Sr. High School, plans to major in neuroscience and hispanic studies at Hamilton College. Her scholarship sponsor is H5 Strategic Alliances.
  • Nolan Quinto, Spring High School, plans to major in civil engineering at University of Houston. His scholarship sponsor is Marek Brothers.
  • Sammy Sepeda, Westfield High School, plans to major in computer engineering at University of Houston. His scholarship sponsor is Anne Courtright.
  • Rochelle Hunt, Carl Wunsche Sr. High School, plans to study nursing at Lamar University. Her scholarship sponsor is Chase Jones Law.
  • Aaliyah Henry, Dekaney High School, plans to study nursing at Lone Star College. Her scholarship sponsor is the CTE Advisory Board.
  • Charlie Caudillo, Westfield High School, plans to study architecture at Lone Star College. His scholarship sponsor is PBK.