Congratulations to several Career and Technical Education Center students who have earned scholarships through North DFW ACE, a local organization that matches mentors with architecture, construction and engineering students.
This year, the North DFW ACE program served over 50 FISD students under the guidance of more than 30 mentors. While the pandemic brought new challenges, it also provided new opportunities for the students as they learned to cooperate with each other and their mentors remotely.
The curriculum for ACE is centered around completing a large 10- to 12- week project. Each week, students met with industry professionals who taught them about a different aspect of the architecture, construction and engineering industry. Students demonstrated their ideas in a culminating presentation and some students were awarded scholarships.
North DFW ACE gives students a unique opportunity to network with professionals and several past students have used those connections to gain summer internships.
CTEC teachers Clint Floyd, Liz Floyd and Kelly Tungett have been working hard to support students' interests in construction, engineering and architecture.
“We have had the privilege to see them grow exponentially both in their skill sets and as people, and we couldn’t be prouder of them,” said architecture teacher Clint Floyd. “I am excited to see how they will use these scholarships to make their dreams come true.”
Tungett echoes in the thrill of seeing her students succeed.
“My students strive for excellence on a daily basis, and I am excited to see that they were recognized for their efforts,” Tungett said.
Congratulations to the CTEC students who were acknowledged for their outstanding dedication to their studies and received scholarships:
Iman Afghani, Reedy High School - $5,000 ACE Scholarship
Marcus Ezidore, Lone Star High School - $10,000 ACE Scholarship
Sona George, Centennial High School - $1,500 Westwood Professional Services Scholarship
Kyla Johnston, Lebanon Trail High School - $1,000 Junior Scholarship
Sasha Luich, Heritage High School - $15,000 ACE Scholarship
Jade Radford, Liberty High School - $5,000 ACE Scholarship
Adalyn Thomas, Heritage High School - $5,000 ACE Scholarship
Daniel Tracey, Lebanon Trail High School - $1,000 Stantec Junior Scholarship