SEDALIA—Clint Smith, Warrensburg, has been named the 2012 State Fair Community College Career & Technical Education (CTE) Student of the Year.
Smith will be eligible for a scholarship to attend SFCC. A reception to recognize all CTE winners was held May 3 in the Thompson Conference Center on the Sedalia campus.
Smith, son of Dale and Luci Smith, is a senior at Warrensburg High School and enrolled in the Agriculture program at Warrensburg Area Career Center (WACC).
He plans to major in Agriculture Business at the University of Central Missouri and return to his family’s 3,000-acre farming operation of row crops and cattle.
Two students tied for first runner up. They will be eligible for tuition-waiver scholarships to attend SFCC.
Kenneth Swope, son of Steve and Emma Holem, is a senior at Boonville High School and enrolled in the Agriculture program at Boonslick Technical Education Center (BTEC).
Swope plans to attend SFCC, and then transfer to the University of Missouri-Columbia to major in Agriculture Education and Political Science.
Jacob Forrester, son of Scott and Kristy Forrester, is a senior at Marshall High School and enrolled in the Building Trades and Ag Construction programs at Saline County Career Center (SCCC).
He plans to major in Welding at SFCC.
Derek Lawrence received an honorable mention. He will be eligible for a tuition-waiver scholarship to attend SFCC.
Lawrence, son of Jeff and Leisa Fugate, is a senior at Hermitage High School and enrolled in the high school’s Agricultural Construction Career and Technology Education program. He plans to attend Missouri Welding Institute to study structural and pipe welding.
Career & Technical Education in Missouri is a two-year secondary and two-or-more-year post-secondary education program that integrates academic, career and technical instruction using work-based and work site learning where appropriate.
It provides technical preparation in at least one of the following career fields: arts and communication, business management and technology, health services, human services, industrial engineering technology, and agricultural and natural resources.
Pictured from the is Clint Smith, Kenneth Swope, Jake Forrester, and Derek Lawrence.