Southeastern Career Center Student Receives Award For Excellence

Posted On February 19, 2018

By Mike Perleberg

Southeastern Career Center student Elizabeth Reckers (center) received the Indiana Department of Education’s Award for Excellence in Student Career and Technical Education on Thursday, February 8, 2018. She is joined by (left to right) SCC student counselor Jenny Truesdell, SCC health science educator Mary Schmaltz, twin sister Sarah, mother Anita, father Michael, and SCC director Derek Marshall. Photo provided.

(Versailles, Ind.) – A student at the Southeastern Career Center has been recognized for a learning to do a job well done.

Elizabeth Reckers has received the Award for Excellence in Student Career and Technical Education.

Only a handful of students statewide earned the award. Each of Indiana’s 49 career and technical education (CTE) programs submit a nominee for the award. This is the first time since 2009 that a SCC student has been selected for the award, according to mother Anita Reckers.

Reckers is a Milan High School student who attends the career center. She recently earned her CAN certification through the SCC’s second year Health Science program.

The senior is also active as a 4-H camp counselor, teaching assistant at the Kids Discovery Factory STEAM Science Camps, an officer of the Manchester Rowdies 4-H Club, and an officer for FCCLA. She is active in the student HOSA Orgnization and a member of the Medical Reserve Corps.

Reckers received the award during the Indiana Department of Education’s 2018 Awards for Excellence ceremony held at the Indiana Government Center in Indianapolis on Thursday, February 8. She was joined by parents Michael and Anita Reckers, twin sister Sarah, and SECC Health Science II program instructor Mary Schmaltz.

Schmaltz had nominated her for the award, and Milan High School principal Ryan Langferman provided one of the two recommendations which were needed.

Reckers has plans to attend Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus in the fall to pursue a career as a pediatric nurse.