Goessel High School seniors Tyler Schulz and Tia Goertzen won awards over spring break for work on projects made possible by different high school organizations.
Schulz, an FFA member and agriculture orientated student, won a state proficiency award for agriculture mechanics energy systems. He is one of 40 state winners who will be recognized this summer at state convention.
Schultz’s work with his supervised agriculture experience project earned him top recognition for records he kept about welding and working on oil pipeline machinery. He works for his father, Rod Schulz at Schulz Welding in Canton.
Schulz, who will find out if he is a national finalist this summer, plans to attend Wichita State University after graduation and major in business management.
Tia Goertzen learned recently that she was named Statewide FCCLA Member of the Year and District G Member of the Year. There are 4,580 FCCLA members in Kansas and 408 in District G.
Schoolmate Erin Brubaker nominated Goertzen for the award, and recommendation letters from her principal Scott Boden and FACTS teacher Gina Bergin supported her nomination.
“Tia works extremely hard at everything she does and has been really active in FCCLA in the past four years,” Bergin said. “I have seen her embrace leadership roles and grow out of her comfort zone by leaps and bounds. She is very deserving of this recognition.”
Goertzen plans to attend Bethel College after graduation and play volleyball. She also is a state-level track competitor in hurdles.