CTE Awards Night Features Talented Students with Professional Abilities

Posted by: Jeffrey Felix 1 year, 9 months ago

CTE Awards Night Features Talented Students with Professional Abilities

The Career Technical Education (CTE) 2015-2016 Awards Ceremony was held on the evening of April 11th. Hosted in the Coronado High School (CHS) Performing Arts Theatre, the event recognized outstanding students enrolled in CTE courses offered through Coronado Unified School District (CUSD).

Our keynote speaker, Paul Peterson, a former CHS student (class of 1991), delivered a very inspirational message. He is currently employed at The Old Globe San Diego Flagship Theatre as the Sound Director. A member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829, Paul has also designed for theatres all over the country. As an advocate for educating new technical theatre students, Paul has been on Coronado School of the Art’s (CoSA’s) advisory committee since its inception, as well as serving on the CHS CTE professional advisory committee.

CHS Assistant Principal, Stephen Abbott, presented awards to 43 students for their outstanding accomplishments such as: Excellent leadership skills, time management skills, positive attitude, knowledge of their subject area, worksite learning hours completed, mentors to new students, artistic abilities, commitment to learning, commitment to master any task, demonstration of professional work ethic, sense of humor, and exceptional team member.

David McBean, Professional Musical Theatre Vocal Music Instructor, sang the National Anthem, Benjamin Shapiro was the Master of Ceremonies, and Shane Schmeichel, CHS CTE Director, delivered the welcome and closing remarks. Thanks to CoSA Jazz Ensemble for the superb performance that evening. It was indeed an evening of success and delight for distinguished guests, staff, teachers, parents, and most especially the students who earned the awards.