Published on Fri., February 17, 2023

Group of students with Optimist Club members at recognition ceremony

Ten senior Lynchburg City Schools (LCS) students were recognized Thursday for outstanding performance in their Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes. The Optimist Club of Lynchburg, a community service organization with a mission to bring out the best in kids, met at the Oakwood Country Club to to honor them. 

CTE teachers nominated students who showed exceptional commitment, progress, optimism, and/or potential in their chosen fields. Many of them are expected to go on to pursue careers using skills they developed through the CTE program, from cooking to dentistry to marketing. 

The following students were nominated:

Cyber Security
Nathaniel Cash - Heritage High School (HHS)
Instructor: Mr. Bill Carter

Culinary Arts
Wyatt Moore - E. C. Glass High School (ECG)
Instructor: Mr. Tommy Phillips

Mary Edwards - ECG
Instructor: Ms. Jasmine Payne

Media and Technology
Ty’shonna Petty - HHS
Instructor: Mrs. Ashley Finney

Automotive Services
Brian Honeycutt - ECG
Instructor: Mr. Ron Snow

Oliver Rodriguez Perez - ECG
Instructor: Mrs. Kim Hansen

Criminal Justice
Angel Lauther - ECG
Instructor: Mrs. Kelly Glenn

Nurse Aide
Aunnica Rucker - HHS
Instructor: Mrs. Andrea Bryant

Westley Mendoza - ECG
Instructor: Mrs. Kim Hansen

Dental Careers
Tyniya Williams - HHS
Instructor: Ms. Whitney Wilson

LCS is proud of our amazing CTE students. The Optimist Club of Lynchburg’s Career and Technical Education Recognition Program has honored high-achieving students since 2000, and we are grateful for their commitment to uplifting LCS learners. 

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