Hudson -- Due to a combined effort of students, curriculum, teaching and administrative support, the high school was selected earlier this month to receive an award for technology and engineering.

Industrial Technology Teacher Scott Stonestreet will be presented the Ohio Technology and Engineering Educator's Association High School Program Excellence Award in March at the association's convention in Columbus.

"It is through the vision and commitments of instructor Scott Stonestreet that we are being recognized," High School Principal Brian Wilch said during the Feb. 11 Board meeting at the high school media center.

The award, an engraved plaque, is sponsored by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, Wilch said.

"I was very surprised and honored," Stonestreet said. "I felt very lucky to be the recipient of the award."

The award honors both the teacher and Hudson High School for "Program Excellence in Technology education," according to Stonestreet and is based on five criteria which includes professional preparation and development, program revision and program support.

Wilch gave Stonestreet the majority of credit for the program's recognition.

"Let's face it; we don't get recognized if Scott doesn't take the initiative and share how he's incorporated the theme behind the award into his teaching pedagogy and course objectives/activities that make a positive difference for our students," Wilch said. "Scott is a leader in his field; he's quietly helped build a valuable and sustainable program that affords students hands-on opportunities to be creative while applying valuable technology skills--a program that can be used a model for other districts."

The award is one of the highest presented to programs at the high school level, Wilch said.

"Hudson High School is fortunate to have many such programs, similar to what's provided through our technology offerings, that serve as model curricula for others -- it's behind those programs that we find outstanding leadership from our teachers that has truly made the difference," Wilch said. "Scott Stonestreet deserves the ITEEA Program of Excellence recognition for being such a leader."


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