TOPEKA — The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) announced that 261 Kansas high school seniors – the highest number ever – have been named 2023 Kansas Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholars.

The announcement was made during the Kansas State Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, April 11.

The Kansas CTE Scholar program is an opportunity to recognize well-rounded, outstanding CTE students who are finishing their senior year of high school. The first Kansas CTE Scholars were named in 2017.

To be named a CTE Scholar, a student must be a high school senior and meet the following criteria:

Scholars receive a commemorative pin, special certificate, graduation honor cord and statewide recognition.

This year’s Kansas CTE Scholars are: