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U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career & Technical Education Program New Mexico CTE Nomination Form

U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career & Technical Education Program New Mexico CTE Nomination Form

U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career & Technical Education Program New Mexico CTE Nomination Form

https://www2.ed.gov/programs/psp/index.html .

 

Dear CTE Teacher:
 
The College and Career Readiness Bureau of the New Mexico Public Education Department invites each high school to nominate one graduating senior who demonstrates excellence in Career and Technical Education as demonstrated through:
·         Academic Rigor
·         Technical Competence
·         Employability Skills
·         Ingenuity/Creativity/Problem Solving
 
Qualified nominations which are received electronically by October 20th will be narrowed to 10 for consideration by Acting Secretary of Education, Christopher N. Ruszkowski, to make the final selection of the five nominations in the CTE component of the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program from New Mexico.  The NM CTE Scholars Nomination Forms were sent to superintendents and administrators August 18th and are due to PED October 20th.  
 
It is the intention of CCRB to increase both the awareness of and the number of state-wide nominees for the CTE Scholars, and we appreciate your involvement in the process.  Administrators were asked to submit one CTE Scholar nominee per high school, and the quality of application from your site will be enriched with involvement of the CTE department as this nomination process is formalized.  The NM CTE Scholars Nomination Form provides the details for submission and suggestions for consideration in the areas of excellence.  If the foremost scholar from your high school is selected (either due to nomination or through ACT/SAT score invitation), the only way to acknowledge that student’s participation in CTE is through this nomination process.  Please support your administrative leadership, as needed, to assure that your high school has both a CTE Scholar nominee and an established process for selecting the CTE Scholar annually. 
 
We are proud that this new component (CTE added in 2015) of the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program will honor students “on the basis of outstanding scholarship and demonstrated ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields.” (U.S. Scholars Program)
 
All high school seniors who are participants of a CTE program, graduating between January and June of 2018, who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, and who attend public, parochial, or independent schools (as well as those who are home-schooled) are eligible to be nominated.  In New Mexico, we ask that schools start with a review the Scholar qualifications of “CTE Completers” in your consideration of potential nominees. 
 
The five candidates who are nominated by the state and choose to apply, and whose applications are complete, will be reviewed by a national committee of qualified individuals experienced in career and technical education.  The committee will choose 60 applicants to be named as semifinalists.  The 60 CTE semifinalist applications will then be reviewed by the Commission on Presidential Scholars.  All 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars will be selected by the Commission on Presidential Scholars and will receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a ceremony in their honor in Washington, DC.
 
To learn more about the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program and the Commission on Presidential Scholars, please visit https://www2.ed.gov/programs/psp/index.html .
 
Scholars in Career and Technical Education Timeline:
 
Aug/Sept               Local leaders meet to determine internal process and nomination from each high school
October 20            Local nominations to NMPED close (1 CTE nominee/school)
November             State nominations due to US  Department of Education (US DOE)
January                Nominees announced by US DOE and all candidates invited to apply
February              Completed applications due to US DOE
May                       U.S. Scholars announced
 
 
Thank you for any involvement that you provide in the process of nominating scholars in CTE to represent our state. Your contributions as a CTE leader are valued!
 
Sincerely,
 
Elaine Perea, PhD
Director
New Mexico Public Education Department
College and Career Readiness Bureau
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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