Each year, Ohio ACTE awards up to two Darrell Parks Student Scholarships, which provide $1,000 toward the continuing education of career-technical graduates. The winners are chosen by Dr. Darrell Parks, former director of the ODE Office of CTE and past Executive Director of Ohio ACTE.
2019 Student Scholarship Winners
Out of more than 250 entries, Bella Marie Jones of Auburn Career Center and Kristiana McDaniel of Pike County Career Technology Center were chosen as the Darrell Parks Student Scholarship Recipients!
2019 Scholarship Winners:
Bella Jones, Auburn Career Center
Bella Jones completed the cosmetology program at Auburn Career Center. During her junior and senior year of high school, she interned at the Studio for Hair in Middlefield, Ohio. Here time at Auburn Career Center has provided her with techniques that have made her love cosmetology even more. Bella plans to attend Bowling Green State University and major in business. In the future, she hopes to own or manage her own salon.
Kristiana McDaniel, Pike County Career Technology Center
Kristiana McDaniel graduated from the business management program at Pike County Career Technology Center. During her time in high school, Kristiana volunteered at the Community Action Committee in Piketon, Ohio and has worked at Rader's Concessions in Beaver, Ohio where held a variety of responsibilities, including the supervision of other employees. Kristiana has participated in a variety of extracurricular activities. At Eastern High School, she was a memeber of the student council and played both varsity basketball and varsity softball. In addition, she was the local class president of Business Professionals of America and the class treasureer of the Business Management Program at the Pike County Career Technology Center. Kristiana plans on attending Shawnee State University to further her education by studying Healthcare Administration. She hopes to use this knowledge and education at Mercy Health in Cincinnati, Ohio.