Forty-five members of the class of 2014 from Sussex Technical High School 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. Assistant Principal Michael Firch presented the awards to the students in school May 16.
Award recipients are Jacob Adkins, Juan Alvarez, Kaycee Bean, Zachary Bell, Margaret Boachie, Jada Burbage, Ethan Caldwell, Samantha Christensen, Daniel Crowell, Seth Daisey, Willis Dickerson, Grace Dispoto, Taylor Dockety, Alexandria Fetty, Kierian Firch, Brenna Gause, Jazmyn Handy, James Hemmen, Bradley Heritage, Meredith Husar, Cole Jackson, Tristan Jacobi, Brianna Kessler, David Landis, Hannah Lankford, Christina Mahaffie, Megan Mahetta, Shelby McBroom, Amett Medina, Jessica Mesa, Mallory Metzner, Vanessa Monsalve-Gomez, Dylan Morris, Sarah Pappa, Rachel Porohnavi, Mackenzie Reed, Zachary Ritter, Christian Sivels, Corrine Stewart, Colin Talley, Shelby Towers, George Trudeau, Nicole Ullman, Brianna Wentworth, and Michael Young.
“These students are to be commended for their efforts,” said Firch “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 and 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.