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CTE ceremony celebrates new career path for Clemens HS students

Four Samuel Clemens High School students took part in a life-changing moment, signing letters of intent to begin their career tracks as part of the school’s “Career and Technical Education Signing Day” on May 24th. The event was held at the foot of the Performing Arts/Event Center staircase.

Coby Slate signed on to begin working with Cox Tile immediately upon graduation in June. He interviewed with the company after meeting them during the Clemens Future Ready Senior Day Career Fair. Christian Zarnke, business manager for Cox Tile, was on hand to congratulate Slate.

Meanwhile, Xavier Alex, senior; Shadane Brown, junior; and Nadia Brown, junior; all signed on to work with Joeris Contractors as paid interns this summer. Their positions include rotating through the firm’s Accounting, Marketing and Human Resources departments. Gary Joeris, CEO for the contracting firm, was in attendance, as was Ellen Ward, Human Resources Manager and a Class of 2005 alum at Clemens.

The ceremony was under the direction of Melissa Gossett, College and Career Readiness Advisor at Samuel Clemens High School.

Priority 1- All Graduates will be College and/or Career and/or Military Ready






Coby Slate

Xavier Alex

Nadia Brown

Shadane Brown