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Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education

Darrell Parks

Student Scholarship and workforce award

Each year, Ohio ACTE awards up to two Darrell Parks Student Scholarships, which provide $1,000 toward the continuing education of career-technical graduates. 

Beginning in 2023 there will be a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a CTE graduate for continuing education and a $1,000 taxable award granted to a CTE graduate entering the workforce.  The winners are chosen by Dr. Darrell Parks, former director of the ODE Office of CTE and past Executive Director of Ohio ACTE.  Deadline TBD.


Congratulations to the 2023 winners!

Emily Crites is the recipient of the workforce award and Elaina Wintringham is the recipient of the Scholarship!

Below you can find Elaina Wintringham who attended Millstream Career Center and participated in the Teaching Professions program under instructor Jackie Gleason.  Elaina will be attending Bowling Green State University and is interested in the Intervention Specialist program.

Below you will find Emily Crites teaching middle schoolers the important life skill of CPR, Emily was a student at Auburn Career Center where she participated in the Emergency Medical Technician program under instructor John Blauch.  Emily will be working at the 911 Geauga County Sheriff's Office for telecommunications.  


We wish you many successes in your future careers Emily and Elaina, congratulations!



Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education

690 Taylor Rd., Ste. 220, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
(614) 890-ACTE (2283)
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