Ray-Pec students who attend Cass Career Center received numerous honors at the annual awards night ceremony on May 6. Approximately 500 people attended the event with students from the 10 sending school districts receiving awards.
Ray-Pec High School Senior Katelynn Jungling, fire science, was a finalist for the All School Outstanding Graduate award. She received a $500 CCC Achievement Scholarship. She also received a Building Success scholarship, a Jerry Tabb Memorial scholarship, and a scholarship from the Harrisonville Chamber of Commerce.
Senior Haley Ohrenberg received a Marler-Wirt-Sumner Scholarship.
One student from each of the sending schools was honored as Outstanding Sending School Senior. The recipient of this award from Ray-Pec High School was Benedetto Simpson, Construction.
Each program at Cass Career Center recognized an Outstanding Junior and Senior student. Ray-Pec students recognized included: Junior Jacob Carter, construction technology; Junior Lucas Tracy, EMT; Senior Katelynn Jungling, fire science; and Ray-Pec senior Cole Penn, welding. The Outstanding Senior for each program received a plaque compliments of Hawthorn Bank.
Two Ray-Pec students were recognized as Students of the Month during the school year. Katelynn Jungling, fire science, was the Student of the Month in October and later honored as the Elks Student of the Year. Cole Penn, welding, was the Student of the Month in May.
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. The students were: Britini Bronson, agriculture; Trey Hoeper, agriculture; Joseph Bost, automotive maintenance; Daniel Leighter, automotive maintenance; Tristen Patterson, automotive maintenance; Alexander Resendiz, Construction Technology; Benedetto Simpson, Construction Technology; Haley Ohrenberg, Criminal Justice/CSI; Natalee Varner, Fire Science; Gabrielle Brockman, Health Science; Kaleigh Clark-Fortsch, Health Science; Shelbi Lynn, Health Science; Mackenzie Morgan, Health Science; and Sylvester Sisco, Welding.
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. Ray-Pec earning the Gold Level of Achievement were: Jillian Hoppe, health services; Katelynn Jungling, fire science; Cole Lampkin, welding; Cole Penn, welding; Kaleb Perkins, EMT; Kaylee Schaeffer, health services; and Dylan VanGilder, automotive maintenance.
Students recognized for program performance included these Ray-Pec students: Daniel Leighter, automotive maintenance; Caleb Reeves, automotive maintenance; Dylan VanGilder, automotive maintenance; Jacob Carter, construction technology; Benedetto Simpson, construction technology; Isabelle Cota, criminal justice/CSI; Bryce Hennessy, criminal justice/CSI; Kaleb Perkins, EMT; Lucas Tracy, EMT; Katelynn Jungling, fire science; Jillian Hoppe, health sciences; Kaylee Schaeffer,hHealth sciences; and Cole Penn, welding.