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Congratulations to Justin W!

March CTE Student of the Month

The Putnam County R-1 School District recently recognized Justin W as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for March 2021.

Student winners are chosen by the vocational faculty based on a set of criteria that includes: attendance, grades, cooperation with fellow students and teachers, enthusiasm for subject(s), attitude both in the classroom and out, leadership qualities, and community involvement.


Justin is the son of Amy and Shawn W of Unionville, MO. He is a Senior at Putnam County R-1 High School. Justin has been a very active member of DECA, FBLA and the Advertising Class for the past two school years. He has been a member of FFA all four years of High School, and he has held various officer positions in FFA over the years including: Assistant Parliamentarian (18-19), Parliamentarian (19-20), and Secretary (20-21). Justin was inducted into the National Honors Society during his Junior year.  Beyond school clubs, Justin has been involved with 4-H since 2010, and Missouri Club Lamb Breeders since 2015.


 Justin was nominated for this award by Mrs. Danyel Fitzpatrick, his Marketing instructor and DECA advisor. Justin is currently enrolled in Ag, Marketing, and Business classes. He also participates in the AOE Internship program.


Mrs. Fitzpatrick had the following to say during the nomination meeting: “Justin embraces every characteristic of the ideal Career and Technical Education Student of the Month.  I know that when I need something completed, Justin will do anything needed to get the job done and ensure it is done quickly and correctly.  He gives his all to the CTE departments and courses that he is involved in.  He is the only returning member of the Advertising Class and is a huge asset to our program.  He will be greatly missed next year as he graduates and continues his CTE education.”  


The Putnam County R1 School District feels that these monthly rewards reinforce the importance of Career and Technical Education in our schools.  Learning a skilled trade or craft enables many capable students to enter the workforce and establish successful careers.  Vocational instruction also helps the college bound student succeed in various avenues of study.