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Students shine at Career and Technical Education Student Awards

By Poornima Narayanan Email By Poornima Narayanan
June 2019
Students shine at Career and Technical Education Student Awards


(Left) Shama Khan from Gwinnett High School, was first runner-up in GCPS Career & Technical Education awards.

Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) runs a Career and Technical Education Student of the Year awards program that recognizes high achieving students in the school district in career and technical education courses. Indian-American students featured prominently on the list of 24 high school students nominated for the 2019 awards.

Shama Khan, from Central Gwinnett High School, made it to the list of top three winners. She was declared 1st runner-up for her work in the field of healthcare and awarded a $750 scholarship by Atlanta Electrical Contractors Association.

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(Left) Twins Nazia and Kasfia Kazi.

The program also recognizes the top performing students in Career and Technical Education courses from every high school in the district. Besides Shama Khan, several other Indian-American students featured in this list—
Anushka Saxena of Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology,
Kasfia Kazi of Parkview High School,
Smit Patel of Peachtree Ridge High School,
Sanisha Shah of Paul Duke STEM High School, and
Nimra Khan of Shiloh High School.

These high achievers were selected on the basis of a letter of recommendation from their nominating teacher, a transcript, and information on their work in a Career and Technical Student Organization. The students were also required to submit an essay and details of their community service. In the final phase, they were assessed by a panel of judges consisting of business and industry leaders. The students were honored at a banquet at Gwinnett Technical College’s Busbee Center.


[The article above is a Website Bonus Feature, appearing only on the website for June 2019, not in the print/digital issues.]

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