A Warrensburg senior has been named 2011 Tech Prep Student of the Year by the Heart of Missouri Technical Education Consortium. Click below to hear KMZU’s Jill Molloy speak with 2011 Tech Prep winner Kori Sproat.

Audio: Kori Sproat

Press Release from State Fair Community College:

SEDALIA—Kori Sproat, Warrensburg, has been named the 2011 Heart of Missouri Technical Education Consortium (HOMTEC) Tech Prep Student of the Year.

As the HOMTEC winner, Sproat is eligible for a $1,632 tuition-waiver scholarship to attend State Fair Community College. A reception to recognize all consortia winners will be held March 4 at the Capitol in Jefferson City.

The daughter of Roger and Babette Sproat, Kori is a senior at Warrensburg High School and is enrolled in the Agriculture and Business programs at the Warrensburg Area Career Center (WACC).

She is a member of Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Future Teachers of America (FTA), and is serving as president of her local FFA and 4-H clubs.

Sproat was selected to participate in the CLIMB High and the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy leadership development seminars. She has lettered in academics, volleyball and wrestling and earned numerous awards in 4-H and FFA for public speaking, photography and scrapbooking.

In addition to excelling in the classroom, she also volunteers at the community clothes closet, food pantry, veteran’s home, and Johnson County Fair Association; serves as camp counselor for 4-H Aerospace Camp and Operation Military Kids HERO Day Camp; tutors elementary students through the A+ program; and works at a local grocery store.

Sproat plans to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Business at the University of Central Missouri.

Tech Prep education in Missouri is an articulated two-year secondary and two-or-more-year post-secondary education program that integrates academic, career and technical instruction using work-based and work site learning where appropriate.

It provides technical preparation in at least one of the following career fields: arts and communication, business management and technology, health services, human services, industrial engineering technology, and agricultural and natural resources.

The Heart of Missouri Technical Education Consortium, located on SFCC’s main campus, is one of 12 consortiums located throughout the state.