Ashley Chappell of the Hicksville School District was one of 48 students honored by Nassau BOCES Barry Tech recently for breaking new ground in career and technical education (CTE). These students earned the 2016 Barry Tech Vanguard Award for seeking academic and career paths that defy conventional gender roles. The award recognizes exceptional students enrolled in CTE programs that prepare them for nontraditional careers.
Chappell is a student in the police science and criminal justice program and her teacher is Michael Golod.
“These students are the future of the American workforce,” said Barry Tech Principal Laurie Harris. “At Barry Tech, it is our goal to teach our students the skills they need for employment and to give them direction for college. But we’re also creating thoughtful, knowledgeable leaders who will contribute to the advancement of equity in the workplace.”
—Submitted by Nassau BOCES