Mason County Excessive College Culinary Arts Instructor Shannon Roberts has been awarded the Kentucky Farm Bureau and Kentucky Affiliation for Profession and Technical Training’s Carl Perkins Group Service Award.
This award acknowledges and honors these people who’ve used profession and technical schooling to make a major influence on their communities and demonstrated management in applications and actions which promote pupil involvement in group service based on Roberts.
Roberts mentioned she was nominated for the award by a co-worker and needed to undergo an utility and interview course of for consideration for the award.
Though the award was given to Roberts, she shares and credit her college students for all of their arduous work within the varied applications and actions she leads.
“This is able to not have been attainable with out my college students, which is what I instructed them on the award ceremony in Louisville, as a result of I’m the supervisor of the logistics of all the things however the college students are those who’re placing within the work,” Roberts mentioned.
One of many issues Roberts mentioned she has all the time been blessed with is working in the neighborhood she grew up in and having the relationships and connections she has, which she will use to her her college students study extra about group service and giving again.
Robert’s leads the Household, Profession and Group Leaders of America which is a pupil group targeted on getting ready college students to be school and profession prepared by strengthening employability abilities. FCCLA college students are concerned in a number of tasks all year long based on Roberts.
“One among my favourite tasks we do every year is the Greens for Gifford, this venture is in reminiscence of John Gifford who was a CTE instructor and MCHS as properly,” she mentioned.
Greens for Gifford is a scholarship program, Roberts defined every year for the previous 10 years she and her college students have made wreaths and offered them and put the cash made right into a scholarship fund for native college students which is matched by Gifford’s mother and father.
“We partnered with MCTC (Maysville Group and Technical Faculty) and utilized their greenhouse as a result of at first we didn’t have our personal at the moment. We might exit and harvest greens from the group. We harvested Evergreens, grapevines, pine-cones and simply all the things we used besides the bows and wires,” she mentioned.
Tasks are constructed yearly based mostly on the completely different wants in the neighborhood noticed by the scholars who collectively resolve what venture can be of essentially the most service to their group based on Roberts.
“Final 12 months one of many greatest tasks we did was I had a bunch of scholars who fashioned a Fb group known as ‘Strolling Collectively’,” She mentioned.
This group of scholars have been all ultimately affected by most cancers of their households and put collectively a 5K fundraiser which raised over $2,000 which went to a most cancers useful resource fund, based on Roberts.
These applications, tasks and extra is why Roberts was nominated for and obtained the Carl Perkins Group Service Award.