Nacogdoches High School seniors from the Career & Technical Education Department put their signatures on the dotted line Tuesday at the Malcolm Rector Center for Advanced Careers & Innovation.
Signing day is organized through a partnership between NISD and the Deep East Texas Workforce Development Region which is headquartered in Lufkin.
Mark Durand, Executive Director of the workforce agency, was guest speaker on Tuesday and said NISD was the first school district to work with Deep East Texas on a CTE signing day.
CTE students who have already secured a job within their field of study or have been accepted to a college, university, or technical school to continue their CTE pathway/studies signed their agreements to attend college or technical school following graduation.
On Tuesday, students were called to the stage where they were presented a pen by their advisor. Then, the student went to a table along the side of the main room of the Malcolm Rector Center. Once all students were seated, they signed their letters to attend school, enter the military or continue on in the workplace.
The majority of NHS seniors have devoted three to four years of study in a career field. Students have a number of programs they can specialize in, ranging from ag–related courses to culinary arts to STEM to public service, which includes the award–winning cosmetology program, law enforcement, teaching and training, and health care–related programs.
CTE programs available at NHS include:
Business and Industry –animal science, applied ag engineering (welding), architectural design, automotive, carpentry, culinary arts, graphic design, and marketing and sales.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) –engineering, IT/cybersecurity.
Public Service – cosmetology and personal care services, health informatics, healthcare therapeutic and EMT, law enforcement, and teaching and training.
Students recognized Tuesday:
Cody Claude – Stephen F. Austin State University, Agriculture Development
Business, Marketing, and Finance
Angelliyha Barlow – Prairie View A&M University, Business & Accounting
Denzel Hinojosa – Stephen F. Austin State University, Business & Accounting
Priscilla Rodriguez – Great Clips, Cosmetology
Keyri (Katy) Garcia – Angelina College, Criminal Justice
Colleen (Sydney) Gotcher – Schreiner University, Criminal Justice & Political Science
Yazmine Hernandez – Angelina College, Criminal Justice
Gabriela Hernandez – Texas State University, Nursing/Criminal Justice for Forensic Nursing
Jessica Leon – Stephen F. Austin State University, Criminal Justice
Jenny Lopez – Stephen F. Austin State University, Criminal Justice
Jeeana Menefee – Stephen F. Austin State University, Criminal Justice
JaNiyia Williams – Texas State University, Political Science
Nicholas Cates – U.S. Navy, Air Traffic Controller
Anayeli Sanchez – U.S. Army, Visual Information Specialist
Gabrielle Beckwith – Stephen F. Austin State University, Nursing
Melanie Beltran – University of Texas-Tyler, Nursing
Alexis Butler – Angelina College, Nursing
Nayeli Castillo – Angelina College, Nursing
Nancy Delatorre – Stephen F. Austin State University, Nursing
Lori Faullon – University of Texas-Tyler, Kinesiology – Pre-Physical Therapy
Jasmine Flores – Stephen F. Austin State University, Occupational Therapy
Jolette Garcia – Stephen F. Austin State University, Nursing
Kelly Gardiner – Angelina College, Nursing
Guiliana Giudici – Stephen F. Austin State University, Nursing
Neymi Gomez–Reyes – Stephen F. Austin State University, Nursing
Cassandra Gurrola – Angelina College, Nursing
MariElena Guzman – Stephen F. Austin State University, Nursing
Carla Hernandez – Panola College, Nursing
Brittany Hernandez – Stephen F. Austin State University, Nursing
Gabriela Montejo – Stephen F. Austin State University, Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Joselyn Morales – Stephen F. Austin State University, Nursing
Ella Perry – University of Arkansas, Nursing
Jennifer Ramirez – Stephen F. Austin State University, Nursing
Jennifer Sanchez – Sam Houston State University, Pre-Physician Assistant
Amy Sauceda – Stephen F. Austin State University, Kinesiology – Pre-Physical Therapy
Diana Silva – Stephen F. Austin State University, Nursing
Joanna Torres – Sam Houston State University, Biomedical Science – Pre-Dental
De’Asia Wade – Panola College, Nursing
Kailey Wade – Stephen F. Austin State University, Nursing
Lauren Ashley Wilson – Kilgore College, Physical Therapy Assistant
Teaching & Training
Vanessa Carrillo – Angelina College, Education
Riley Vanscoder – Stephen F. Austin State University, Agricultural Science