Updated 2:10 p.m., March 22
student Shiv Patel recently was named Technical Education Student of the Year in Gwinnett County, according to a Gwinnett schools' news release. The competition included students from GCPS and Buford City schools.
As such, Patel earned a $1,000 scholarship. First runner-up for the title was Sienna Brown of Archer High, who received a $500 scholarship. The second runner up was Christina Ethridge of Grayson High, who takes classes in the Grayson High Technical Education Program. She received a $250 scholarship.
The selection process required nominated students to submit a transcript, a letter of recommendation from the nominating teacher, information on participation in a Career and Technical Student Organization, and an essay. The final requirement was an interview conducted by a panel of judges from business and industry and Gwinnett Technical College.