2022 CTE Month: Career and Technical Student Organizations

Editor’s Note: February is Career and Technical Education Month, a public awareness campaign to celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country. To help Sulphur Springs High School celebrate CTE Month 2022, KSST has compiled short videos featuring a few of the CTE programs offered at SSHS.


Sulphur Springs High School students enrolled in Career and Technical Education classes, in addition to classroom programs and potential for internships, job shadowing and practicum classes where they learn the basics of and practice skills needed to work in their chosen career field also are given opportunities to participate in Career and Technical Student Organizations.

CTSOs not only extend learning from the classroom, but to develop strong skills in leadership, teamwork, project development, job-specific career skills. Students have the opportunity to enter competitions, travel, earn scholarships, network, and become successful!

SSHS students can become members of Business Professionals of America; Family, Career and Consumer Leaders of America, Future Farmers of America; Health Occupations Students of America; Robotics; Skills USA; and Texas Association of Future Educators.

Just as students who accel academically may become members of the National Honor Society, CTSO students who meet requirements may also apply for members ship in the National Technical Honor Society. Often many of NHS also are members of NTHS, the honor society for outstanding career and technical students.

As busy as the spring semester often become, representatives from most if not all of SSHS’ CTSO organizations make time in February to attend a school board meeting, to update these elected school leaders on what their organizations have been involved in, the things they’ve learned and achieved as part of the organizations,

SSHS students update SSISD Board of Trustees on the CTSOs they are members of.

The CTSO representatives select February to visit the school board to coincide with their month-long celebration of CTE programs. These student leaders typically take a moment to express exactly how the CTSOs and CTE courses have impacted their lives and personally thank the school board and administration for their continued support of CTE programs and CTSOs.

This month, students from all seven CTSOs spoke to the school board. They were as follows:

  • Business Professional of America (BPA)- Jacob Semler
  • Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)- Mykylie Meador
  • FFA- Rylie Carroll, Caroline Coker
  • Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)- Bailee Burnett, Carter Owen
  • SkillsUSA- Andy Soto, Jessica Snyder
  • Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE)- Karsyn Spaulding
  • National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)- Cable Glenn.

Be sure to stay tuned to KSST Radio 1230 and Suddenlink Channel 18, check out www.KSSTradio.com,the KSST Radio 1230 AM YouTube Channel and other KSST social media accounts to ensure you haven’t missed the 2022 CTE features. Just watch (or search) for the “2022 CTE” heading throughout the month.

If you missed any of the features, be sure to click the links below to catch up:

Kick Off Event: Sulphur Springs High School Kicks Off CTE Month 2022 With Mayoral Proclamation

2022 CTE Month Feature 1: Pharmacy Technician Certification Program

2022 CTE Month Feature 2: Programming And Software Development, Advanced Manufacturing And Engineering

Author: Faith Huffman

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