CTE's Joshua McKelvey Wins SkillsUSA Gold Medal for 2nd Straight Year
Parkside's Joshua McKelvey wins SkillsUSA Competition for second year in a row. Mckelvey was the 2017 SkillsUSA National Electronics Technology Gold Medalist in Nashville, Tennessee and this amazing young man won the same title again in 2018.
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Mr. White Earns Finalist Honor For Harbor Freight Teaching Excellence Award
(October 2017) - Parkside CTE Teacher David White and the Auto Repair program were one of 7 second place winners in the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Program for Teaching Excellence.
The Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence was designed to recognize outstanding instruction in the skilled trades in U.S. public high schools that inspires students to learn a trade that prepares them for a career after high school. “We created this prize out of huge respect for the intelligence and creativity of people who work with their hands to create, build and repair,” said Eric Smidt, founder of the prize and founder, owner and CEO of the national retailer Harbor Freight Tools. “We’re proud to honor the important leadership of these skilled trades teachers, who are working so hard to equip their students with the know‐how and skill to land good jobs, pursue bright futures, and become part of a workforce our country needs.”
Mr. White received $10,000 and the Career and Technology Education program was awarded $20,000 for being among the 10 finalist for the award.
CTE Grad Eddie Merritt Earns World Class Title
Parkside High School's Eddie Merritt came through the Career and Technology Program of Wicomico Public Schools, and at the age of 19, became the youngest to earn the title of World Class in the history of the General Motors company!
See Eddie's amazing story here.