CTE students of the year


CTE students of the year seniors Tori Widen and Gehad Badawy.

Brooke Hedrick, Copy Chief

CTE (Career-Technical Education) is a program that includes many hands-on classes including hospitality, building trades, metal shop and mechatronics. Every year, students are nominated and honored in the MCTEAA awards (Macomb Career and Technical Education Administrators’ Association) by their teachers, then administration of the Macomb Intermediate School District picks the winners. As there can only be two winners for each school in the county, Roseville High School’s marketing instructor Jeffery Verkeyn nominated senior Gehad Badawy, and woodworking teacher Ronald Holmes selected senior Tori Widen to receive the award.

“When I received the award, I was shocked because I didn’t know the school did anything like this. It was nice to receive such an award and I was so happy to be acknowledged for all of my hard work.” Widen said.

Usually, a large banquet is held to honor each students’ achievements, however, that cannot happen due to COVID-19. A virtual ceremony was held that can be viewed on YouTube in replacement of what was supposed to be put together.

“I am thankful for the CTE award, but the real award was being able to write about the great advantages Roseville has given me in order to incorporate careers in technical education. I have learned about numerous careers through great classes, such as marketing, news and broadcasting, and even leadership. Without these classes, I wouldn’t even know where to start; all of my classes have expanded my trail of the future.” Badawy said.

Next year, students and faculty are hopeful that the students can be honored in a more formal way like in the past.