Wheeling Park's 2023 CTE Completers

There was so much to celebrate Tuesday during Wheeling Park High School’s Career and Technical Awards and National Technical Honor Society Induction Ceremony.

Nearly 130 Patriot CTE students were recognized as  being “completers” in a CTE program during the ceremony, and several of those students were recognized as completers in more than one program. History was also made during the ceremony as Ethan Matz was named as the first Wheeling Park completer in Robotics. Completers were also recognized in Collision Repair Technology, Graphic Design, Machine Tool Technology, Marketing Management, Personal Fitness and Wellness Training, Power Equipment Systems, Pre-Engineering – Project Lead the Way, ProStart Restaurant Management, Welding Technology and WV SkillsUSA State Leadership.

A total of 35 students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). NTHS is an educational non-profit that exists to honor, recognize, and empower students and teachers in Career & Technical Education. NTHS honors the achievements of top CTE students, provides close to $300,000 in scholarships annually, and strives to help connect education and industry to build a highly skilled workforce. Former Wheeling Park High School administrator Christine Gronell was inducted as an honorary member of the Wheeling Park Chapter of NTHS.

Ohio County Board of Education President Andy Garber, board members Mollery Aderholt and Pete Chacalos, Ohio County Schools Superintendent Kim Miller, Assistant Superintendent Rick Jones and Wheeling Park Principal Meredith Dailer congratulated students for being named as completers, and students were also recognized for their achievements in CTE competitions. Wheeling Park CTE Director Stephanie Bugaj and CTE teachers presented the students with their awards.