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HSTW Award Recipients

HSTW Award Recipients

Fort Cobb, OK – May 6, 2014 – Six members of the class of 2014 from Caddo Kiowa Technology Center have received the High Schools That Work Award of Educational Achievement. The Southern Regional Education Board gives this award to high school seniors who have completed a challenging program of study and demonstrated readiness for employment and for college. Award recipients are Paige Milner Gracemont; Jayme Byrd, Carnegie; Jeremy McKellips, Hydro-Eakly; Madi Mayer, Cyril; Nathan Retherford, Hydro-Eakly; and Chelsee Aguirre, Hydro-Eakly.

The awards were presented to the students in April by Tara White, Partner School Liaison. “These students are to be commended for their efforts,” said White. “They have taken challenging courses in high school and scored high on rigorous exams and by doing so, they have increased their likelihood of success in the workplace and further education.”

Students qualify for the award by completing a college-preparatory course of study in at least two of three subject areas (English/language arts, mathematics or science); completing a concentration in a career-technical area, mathematics/science or the humanities; and meeting readiness goals in all three subject areas (reading, mathematics and science) of the HSTW Assessment.

SREB is a multi-state compact for education, founded in 1948. HSTW, launched in 1987, is the largest high school improvement effort in the United States, with more than 1,100 school sites in 30 states and the District of Columbia. Likewise, the Technology Centers that Work was founded in 2007. The TCTW school improvement model has more than 180 technology centers in 18 states. The TCTW model is based on the HSTW school improvement design, with modifications that target the specific needs of technology centers and their sending high schools.

For more information, contact Fran Cowart, coordinator of assessment, or Beth Day, director of communications, at the Southern Regional Education Board, 592 10th Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. More information about CKTC is available online at www.caddokiowa.com or by calling 405.643.5511.

HSTW Awards recipients

CKTC students receiving the HSTW Award of Educational Achievement certificate are Paige Milner Gracemont; Jayme Byrd, Carnegie; Jeremy McKellips, Hydro-Eakly; Madi Mayer, Cyril; Nathan Retherford, Hydro-Eakly; and Chelsee Aguirre, Hydro-Eakly.

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