PARKERSBURG - A Wood County Schools student was among 21 West Virginia career technical students named as 2012-2013 Yanni Scholarship winners.
Alexandria Stoops, a student at the Wood County Technical Center, was among this year's award recipients and will receive a $2,000 scholarship.
The award is named in memory of Albert Yanni, a high school machine trades instructor at John Marshall High School in Marshall County and a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates. To qualify, students must have completed a career and technical education concentration.
"These students should be proud of their accomplishments," said state Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple. "Today's career and technical centers are preparing students for a global economy that is vastly different from the environment that ushered in public school vocational education nearly a century ago. Career and technical education now is characterized by ever-changing market demands, increasingly sophisticated technology and a need for a more thorough knowledge rather than narrow job tasks."
The Yanni winners have an average grade point average of 3.84 and plan to attend 14 different post-secondary institutions.