The full list of 2016 US Presidential candidates has been released, and this year, for the first time, career-technical education scholars are included. Ohio's five career-technical students named as semi-finalists were honored along with their instructors at the annual Ohio ACTE Legislative Seminar on January 21. Ohio Interim State Superintendent Lonny Rivera, who was a career-technical student himself, addressed attendees and helped recognize the students for their accomplishments and being named semi-finalists in the prestigious scholars program.
Superintendent Dr. Lonny Rivera with Ohio CTE Presidential Scholars students
The Ohio CTE Presidential Scholars Program Semi-Finalists are as follows (in the order from left to right in the picture above):
Jonathan Pizzo, West Shore Career Tech, Pre-Engineering
Austin Pearce, Miami Valley Career Technology Center, Computer Network Engineering
Dylan Wilson, Canton McKinley Senior High School, Pre-Engineering
Kevin Kennedy, Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, Computer Programming
Dale Garber, Upper Valley Career Center, HVAC/R
For more information on the Ohio CTE semi-finalists, click here.
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, established in 1964 by executive order of the President, recognizes the nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. The program names up to 161 students as Presidential Scholars each year. In 2015, the program was extended to recognize students in the field of career and technical education.
To view the full U.S. Presidential Scholars Program 2016 candidates list, click here.
In the full list, career-technical education students are marked with double asterisks (**).