Career Academy Students, Parents and Stakeholders:

I would like to thank you for an outstanding school year. We implemented two new programs that were sponsored by SRO Kerry Baker and supported by many community stakeholders with prizes, coupons and goodies for our students: Best Little Pizza House, Bojangles of Troutman, Iredell-Statesville Child Nutrition Program, Kat's Patch, McDonald's of Iredell, Sheetz of Troutman, Stop and Save of Troutman, Subway of Troutman and Wendy's of Troutman.  

During our Awards' Celebration, we recognized our 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year, Danielle Dixon; Outstanding Educator, ProStart Instructor, Linda Marshall; CATS Teacher Assistant of the Year, Judy Moose; Outstanding Leadership, Manicuring Teacher, Peggy Haynes; our Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award was presented to our SRO Kerry Baker.  
 
Four manicuring students were also awarded plaques: 1st Place-Jacqueline Castaneda; 2nd Place-Briceida Hernandez Garcia; 3rd Place, Leondria Turner and 4th Place Ayonna Marie Miller for their accomplishments at the Skills USA Competition. Isaac Bennett, Amber Good, Robert Jones and Destiny Spears competed at the National Restaurant and Lodging Competition and won 4th Place in the Management Division.  
 
We are also very proud of the scholarship award of the certifications earned and the scholarships that were awarded. Our George P. Martin Scholarship winner this year was William Chapman, who was also recognized at our assembly on June 1, 2017. Congratulations to our seniors and all the 2017 graduates.
 
Again, we are very appreciative of the parents, students and community  stakeholders who support our efforts to make CATS a student-centered school.  We hope that you have a safe and enjoyable summer and know that you are always welcome on our campus.                                                                                          

Sincerely, 

Larry E. Rogers.Principal

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