ESSEX, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools is continuing to celebrate the excellence of the Class of 2020 by recognizing 147 of its Career and Technical Education program seniors, as well as 10 recipients this year of the 20th annual Anthony G. Marchione Awards for Excellence in Career and Technical Education.
The students’ achievements were celebrated during a virtual version of the 46th annual Career and Technical Education Celebration. The celebration annually includes presentation of the Marchione Awards, which were founded by the CTE Advisory Council to honor Dr. Marchione, a devoted supporter of CTE programs who retired as BCPS superintendent in June 2000. All high school CTE student award winners were eligible to apply for the award through a competitive process.
Peter Jauquet, who studied automotive service technology at Western School of Technology, was named the overall winner, receiving $3,000 in scholarships for his academic and technical achievements, community and school service, and employment success.
Jauquet is headed to UMBC to major in mechanical engineering.
“Thanks to the CTE program,” Jauquet said, “I have learned a lot in the automotive [program] and have had great work experience sat my internship and the auto shop at school.This program has bolstered my employability,and I will continue working at an auto shop this summer to help pay for college. All these skills I have learned and practiced will help me transfer to an even better career path in my future.”
In addition to Jauquet, who represented southwestern Baltimore County, four other students from each of the other geographic areas of the county and school system, also received $1,000 Marchione scholarships. They are:
Central: Christopher Krupinski, Carpentry Careers, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
Northeast: Victoria Clark, Criminal Justice Technology, Eastern Technical High School
Northwest: Namra Fiaz, Academy Of Health Professions, Randallstown High School
Southeast: Caitlyn Virts, JROTC-Army, Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts
Second place Marchione Scholarship awards of $500 each were presented to the following students:
Central: Ryan Frisch, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
Northeast: Thinzar Htwe, Academy of Health Professions, Eastern Technical High School
Northwest: Jade Oglesby, College-Career Research and Development, New Town High School
Southeast: Briana Christian, Information Technology: Networking, Sollers Point Technical High School
Southwest: Precious Durojaiye, Project Lead The Way: Biomedical Sciences, Woodlawn High School
The students recognized at the virtual celebration were those who demonstrated excellence in their programs, which include Business Education, School to Career Transition, Family and Consumer Sciences, Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, Technology Education, and Technical Programs. These career preparation programs are sequences of related courses that prepare students with the rigorous academic and technical skills needed to enter the workforce and/or post-secondary education. Nearly all the programs align with courses offered at the Community College of Baltimore County, and some graduates are eligible for as many as 23 free credits at the college.