"Good News" Magazine July '17 GN issue to publish online - Page 9

SCHOOL NEWS JS CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION STUDENTS FIND SUCCESS WITH THE NOCTI Each year, senior students in the Career and Technical Educa- tion programs are evaluated with an industry-based theory and performance assessment called the NOCTI (National Occupational Competency Testing Institute). Seniors who complete the full CTE Program of Study in two years are considered program completers; whereas, senior students who only participate in a CTE Program of Study their senior year are program concentrators. All senior level CTE students, completers and concentra- tors, are required to take the NOCTI exam. This school year, 63 senior CTE students from Jersey Shore Area Senior High School were evaluated with the NOCTI exam. Students fall within three performance areas: Basic, Competent, and Advanced. Those students who score competent and/or advanced on either the theory or performance portion of the NOCTI receive the Pennsylvania Com- petency Skills Award. Students who score Advanced on both portions of the NOCTI exam receive the Pennsylvania Advanced Skills Award. This year, 56 Jersey Shore Area Career and Technical Edu- cation students received a Pennsylvania Skills Award. Of the award recipients, 14 students achieved the Pennsylvania Competency Skills Certificate and 42 students achieved the Pennsylvania Advanced Skills Certificate. In addition to the Pennsylvania Skills Certificates, 29 students met or exceeded the NOCTI threshold score on the written-theory portion to receive Pennsylvania state articulated college credit. New this year, NOCTI developed an industry-standard Workforce Competency Cer- tificate, which awards students who achieve at the industry-established performance levels with the theory and/or performance portions of the NOCTI. Thirty Jersey Shore Area Career and Technical Education seniors received industry-based recognition for achieving these standards. Congratulations Jersey Shore Area Senior High School Career and Technical Education Seniors for your outstanding achievements on the NOCTI exam. JSHS STUDENT ATHLETE OF THE MONTH: LUKE ENGEL Luke Engel is this month's Jersey Shore Student Athlete of the Month. He is a grad- uating senior who has contributed to multiple teams over the course of his time in high school. Luke played one year of tennis, and more prominently, has been a four- year member of the swimming program. During his Jersey Shore career, he lettered four times in swimming, and twice qualified for the state meet. For his efforts in the pool, Luke was given his squad's MVP honor each of his four years. He has earned the Bulldog VIP award every year as well. Academically, Luke has regularly placed himself on Distinguished Honor Roll. In his free time, he has worked as a lifeguard both at the Jersey Shore Pool and at the high school. Following graduating, Luke plans on heading northwest to attend Gannon University while majoring in occupational therapy. Please patronize this fine local sponsor of Jersey Shore School News: James A. Ely Insurance Agency, Inc. Jim Ely, Agent 328 Allegheny Street • Jersey Shore / 570-398-2828 WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. State Farm® has a long tradition of being there. That’s one reason why I’m proud to support the Jersey Shore community. Get to a better State® 1211007 State Farm, Bloomington, IL www.bearcountrygoodnews.com “Good News” -- July -- 7