Wooster High School senior Esther Hart was recognized as the Wayne County Schools Career Center’s (WCSCC) Student of the Year for 2017 during the center’s 11th annual Senior Recognition Ceremony.
During the ceremony, one senior from each program was chosen as the top student. Hart was selected as the top student for the Early Childhood Education and Care program. Of those 25 seniors, one is selected as the overall top student of the year. Career center Superintendent Kip Crain presented Hart with her award.
Hart is known by her career center instructors as a hardworking, dedicated student. She is also involved in many extracurricular activities at Wooster High School. She is President of Student Leadership Council, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and is also a regional executive officer. She placed first in the Ohio FCCLA leadership contest this year and qualified for nationals. Last year, Hart won first place at the state FCCLA competition and won a gold medal at nationals in Teach and Train. She is active in many sports including track and tennis and was also a member of the speech and debate team. During her time at Wooster, she received numerous academic excellence awards.
Hart is also a Career Center Ambassador and a member of the National Honor Society, Drug Free Clubs of America and Key Club. She was the top student for the Early Childhood Education and Care program during her junior year and was recognized as the Student of the Month for October 2016. Hart maintained perfect attendance and a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) for both years that she attended the career center.
This fall, Hart plans to attend Mount Vernon Nazarene University to major in communications and minor in business and public relations.
“Congratulations to Esther on this significant accomplishment,” said Wooster Superintendent Dr. Michael Tefs. “She is an exemplary student and a role model for others. She not only was a fabulous student, but a very special person. She is extremely caring for those around her, polite and outgoing. Her smile, ever present, lights up a room. Mount Vernon is lucky to have her leadership and spirit.”