BUCKHANNON – Upshur County Board of Education members on Tuesday, May 14, were welcomed to the Fred Eberle Technical Center, where instructors, students and parents packed the room as many accomplishments and accolades were celebrated.
Superintendent Dr. Sara Lewis Stankus told those gathered how happy she was to be at the center under the advisement of the BOE.
“It is very appropriate tonight, and we wanted this night to be about what we are doing with career and technical education in Upshur County,” Stankus said. “We are very proud of that, and we have great plans to make it stronger and better with more options in the future. I just could not be prouder of the accomplishments of this group.”
Carla Rogers, CTE Coordinator at Buckhannon-Upshur High School, also recognized students who excelled during the school year. Rogers acknowledged those students who participated in the Hospitality Cup, who were second in the state in the PROStart Program and included Abigail Curtis, Tarani Day, Hailey Hinchman and Alissa Lawrence.
Winner in the FBLA Top 100 students for career readiness is Jayme Lantz and Simon Hepburn took second place in Accounting II. Zachary Wellman was the first- place winner in the Database Design and Application contest.
In FFA, the state Agribusiness Plan and Pitch Contest winners include first place Breanna Morgan and third place Caleb Hamner. The National Livestock Evaluation Contest Bronze Emblem Team members were Kassidy Kimble, Laikelyan Leggett, Maggie Queen and Haylee Rice.
The State Agriculture Technology and Innovation Challenge Division Winners were Caleb Hamner and Spencer Vaught.
FFA Students recognized for earning their state degree include Nathaniel Bailey, Brian Carson, Caleb Hamner, Nathaniel Hanifan, Brie Hoffman, Autumn McCartney, Kylie Messenger and Zachary Vaught.
The next Upshur County Board of Education Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Buckhannon Academy Elementary School.