Two recent Chadron High School graduates were honored during a special ceremony at the Nebraska State Capitol Rotunda this month. They joined other students from across the state during the 20th Annual Commissioner’s Recognition for Student Excellence in Career Education. The ceremony, sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Education, recognized high school and college students for outstanding achievement for finishing in top ten positions in their respective national competitions earlier this year.
Chadron High School FBLA members Corbin Johnson and Keegan Shuck placed second in Banking and Financial Systems at the 2017 FBLA National Conference in Anaheim, Calif. FBLA sponsors are Brenda Budler and Renee Noble.
Dr. Deborah Frison, Deputy Commissioner of Education at the Nebraska Department of Education, was on hand with Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley and said these are the best of the best students in agriculture, food and natural resources, business, marketing and management, communication and information systems, health sciences, human sciences and education, skilled labor, and family and consumer science. “You are the future leaders of Nebraska and, therefore, this nation.”
“Career education touches the lives of over 15 million students and at its core. The mission is to prepare students for success in college and careers by helping them to develop the skills, technical knowledge, academic rigor and real world experience for high skill, high demand, highly successful careers and active participation in your communities,” she said.
“The sustainability of our Nebraska economy is linked to the strength and skills of our current and future workforce. Let our hope and anticipation encourage you to find various ways to transfer the knowledge and skills you have learned into careers that ensures Nebraska’s future and a thriving Nebraska economy and your full civic participation. You are not waiting for your future to make a positive difference…. you are already bursting onto the scene.”