Troy Young, a Crestview High School Senior, received the Robert and Amy Harper Scholarship at the International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 31-February 2. The scholarship is awarded to one high school student who plans a trade career. Out of 72 schools in the State of Florida and over 300 nationwide, Troy won the award for his achievements in the Building program at Crestview High School. He has earned six certifications in construction and HVAC and is a lead project manager and designer of the Capstone class project.
In addition to the cash scholarship, all expenses, including admission to the IBS and flight and hotel accommodations, were covered for Troy and a guest. Danny Meinecke, Crestview High School’s Building Trades Teacher, and Mr. David Welch, Career and Technical Education (CTE) Specialist, attended the event to support Troy. They were able to network and hear from other industry members about how important Building Trades and learning a skill are so vital to our country.
“I am extremely proud of Troy and his accomplishments in our Building Trades class at Crestview High School,” stated Superintendent Marcus Chambers. “Our CTE programs are designed to create a pipeline for students to learn skills in elementary, middle, and high school and continue to college, the military, or the workforce with valuable skills that help put them ahead of their peers. Mr. Meinecke does a great job ensuring that his students are equipped for the future, no matter which path they choose to pursue when they leave his classroom.”
Left: Troy Young and Building Trades Teacher, Danny Meinecke