Eighteen students enrolled in classes at Canadian Valley Technology Center were among dozens who visited the state Capitol this week for CareerTech Student Organization Day at the Capitol.
Students reminded policy makers how career and technology education prepares students for careers and for college. The students represent co-curricular student organizations, such as Business Professionals of America (BPA), Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), HOSA-Future Health Professionals and SkillsUSA.
Each organization encourages leadership and involvement. Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, and Rep. John Talley, R-Stillwater, recognized the students in their respective chambers.
Student organizations afford students opportunities for personal growth and the chance to develop skills in public speaking, planning and organizing. Members also work on various community projects and enjoy competitive events at the regional, state and national levels.
More than 95,000 Oklahoma students are members of a co-curricular student organization.