Six Crown Point students honored at CTE’s 21 Under 21

Crown Point High School students recognized as CTE 21 Under 21 honorees and school representatives at an Indiana Works Council reception are, from left, teacher Mary Bachnak, Dustin Ostaszewski, Elizabeth MacPherson, Kelsea Costello, CPCS Superintendent Dr. Teresa Eineman, Alexis Berdine, Justin Melvin and teacher Brian Trapp. Not pictured is CPHS honoree Nathan Way.

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CROWN POINT | Earlier this year, the Northwest Indiana Works Council asked region high schools to nominate students from Career and Technical Education programs for CTE’s 21 Under 21. Teachers were asked to nominate recent graduates and seniors who have noteworthy accomplishments in and out of school.

IWC hosted a recognition reception this spring for the students chosen for CTE’s 21 Under 21 at Ivy Tech Community College in Valparaiso.

Crown Point High School had six students recognized at this celebration: Alexis Berdine, Kelsea Costello, Justin Melvin, Elizabeth MacPherson, Dustin Ostaszewski and Nathan Way. Crown Point High School teachers Mary Bachnak and Brian Trapp, college and career specialist Johanna Hess, and Crown Point Community School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Teresa Eineman were also present to honor the students.

IWC calls acknowledging CTE students on their school success, motivation, and their education and career goals is "a great way to promote the many CTE programs in our region. It also lends credibility to the skills and opportunities these programs provide to young people as they move on to pursue high demand, high wage careers in Northwest Indiana."

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