Cass Career Center students received numerous honors at the annual awards night ceremony held April 30. Approximately 500 people attended the event with students from the nine sending school districts receiving awards.
Harrisonville High School senior Nick McCleave was named the All School Outstanding Graduate. McCleave is a student in the Agriculture program at Cass Career Center. His name will go on a plaque which hangs in the main hall at Cass Career Center. He also received an individual plaque, the Joel Mathews Memorial Scholarship, $200, and the CCC Achievement Scholarship, which is given and directed by an anonymous donor for an amount of $1500 to be used for tuition, fees and books.
Harrisonville seniors Kayla Stewart and Lacey Williams were runners-up and each received a $500 CCC Achievement Scholarship.
Several scholarships were presented during the awards ceremony. Recipients included Archie senior Austin Ford and Belton senior Katie Miller, $250 Building Success scholarships; Archie senior Taylor Morton and Harrisonville senior Lanie Carl, $500 Building Success scholarships; Harrisonville senior Lacey Williams, $1000 Building Success scholarship; Harrisonville senior Nick McCleave, John & Wanda Foster Ag scholarship, Samuel A Sloan, Evelyn Sloan, and Beulah Sloan McCoy Scholarship, and Wendell Yeager Rotary Club scholarship; Harrisonville seniors Brennan Travis and Lanie Carl, $500 Harrisonville Chamber of Commerce scholarships; and Ford and Williams, $500 Jerry Tabb Memorial Scholarship; Carl, $1000 Jerry Tabb Memorial Scholarship; McCleave, $4000 Jerry Tabb Memorial Scholarship; and Cass Midway senior Austin Evins and Harrisonville senior Ashley Honderick, $1000 Jon H. Poteat Scholarships.
One student from each of the sending schools was honored as Outstanding Sending School Senior. The recipients of these awards were Adrian senior Remington Pittman, Health Science; Archie senior Taylor Morton, Health Science; Belton senior Roman Stump, Automotive Tech; Cass Midway senior Austin Evins, Construction Tech; Harrisonville senior Nick McCleave, Ag; Lee’s Summit senior Andrew White, Ag; Lone Jack senior Lillian Sherlock, Fire Science; Pleasant Hill senior Andrew Conway, EMT; and Raymore-Peculiar senior Destinee Shehan, Criminal Justice/CSI.
Each program at Cass Career Center recognized an Outstanding Junior and Senior. Those recognized were Harrisonville senior Nick McCleave and Harrisonville junior Michelle Mars, Agriculture; Raymore-Peculiar senior Quentin Thompson and Belton junior Katherine Dameron, Automotive Technology; Belton senior Jenna Wyatt and Harrisonville junior Ariel Hosman, Criminal Justice/CSI; Midway senior Dawsen Zumwalt and Lone Jack junior Tyler West, Construction Technology; Adrian senior Courtney Jones and Belton junior Brittni Kilton, English IV; Pleasant Hill senior Andrew Conway and Raymore-Peculiar junior Katelynn Jungling, EMT; Lee's Summit senior Spencer Reiff and junior Erin Wylie, Fire Science; Adrian senior Ashlee Burris, Health Sciences; Harrisonville senior Brooklyn Airrington and Harrisonville junior Madison Barnes, Marketing; Harrisonville senior Logan Fordyce and Lee's Summit junior Caleb McCommon, Math IV; and Lone Jack senior Jacob Wilmoth and Raymore-Peculiar junior Cole Penn, Welding. The Outstanding Senior for each program received a plaque compliments of Hawthorn Bank.
Other awards handed out at the ceremony included Program Performance awards. Instructors also presented graduating seniors with their portfolios. Students’ portfolios included resumes, reference lists, sample applications, letters from CCC Director Jeanette Flanner and the students’ instructors, and certificates of program completion.
Forty-nine students earned a Gold Level of Achievement for their portfolio. To achieve this status, students must maintain a grade of at least 90 percent or higher through third quarter, complete four semesters at CCC, have a 95 percent attendance rate, and have no suspensions their senior year. Those earning the Gold Level of Achievement were Brooklyn Airrington, Austin Anderson, Cody Anderson, Taylor Anderson, Bharles Baikie, Seth Barbarick, Alexander Bearden, Brennan Bradley, Zachary Braun, Riley Bridgers, Ashlee Burris, Lanie Carl, Bethany Cox, Katelin Cranmer, Olivia Daniel, Kelsie Donovan, Logan Fordyce, Hunter Biles, Victoria Gurera, Jacob Harris, Savana Hayward, Courtney Jones, Jessica Karg, Gavin Lee, Savannah Licht, Makenzi Lockhart, Chrysalin Martin, Nick McCleave, Katie Miller, Noah Mills, Taylor Morton, Andrew Mulvey, Mikayla Norman, Remington Pittman, Spencer Reiff, Johana Rosas, William Sears, Jennifer Stewart, Roman Stump, Quentin Thompson, Sophia Tibbetts, Susanna Tracy, Brennan Travis, Joel Vaccaro, Andrew White, Lacey Williams, CArter Wright, and Jenna Wyatt.
Photo: One student from each of the sending schools was honored as Outstanding Sending School Senior. The recipients of this award from the Ray-Pec School District was senior Destinee Shehan, who is in the Criminal Justice/CSI program. She is pictured with Ray-Pec High School Associate Principal Kristina Martin.