Washington ACTE – Career Guidance Award

Washington ACTE Career Guidance Award Winner – Terry Derrig!

The Washington ACTE Career Guidance Award recognizes school counselors and career development professionals who have demonstrated commitment to connecting students with opportunities for success, shown innovation in career exploration and development, and have advocated for CTE as a viable option for all students.

The Career Guidance Award for 2018 goes to Terry Derrig. Terry is a CTE Work Site Learning Coordinator for the Renton School District. She has been a Washington ACTE member since 2005.

Terry has also been instrumental in implementing apprenticeship programs for students in her district. She is dedicated to the success of her student and goes the extra mile in everything she does.  Congratulations Terry on a job well done.  WA-CCER and Washington ACTE are both lucky to have you.


WA-CCER Member of the Year

WA-CCER Member of the Year – Nora Zollweg
L-R Shani Watkins, Terry Derrig and Nora Zollweg

Each year one member of WA-CCER is awarded Member of the Year.  This year is was our President, Nora Zollweg.  Nora has been an active part of career and technical education for more than 17 years.  She is currently working at West Sound Technical Skills Center as the Student Serves Coordinator.


Student Scholarships Winners for 2018

            This year WA-CCER was delighted to offer three $500 scholarships to deserving students in our state.  The winners are  Jacqueline Montes of Pasco High School (No Picture Available), Jordyn Olson of Lindbergh High School (Renton) and  Sarah Cabarteja of Lindberg High School (Renton).

Scholarship Chairman Joe Derrig received a total of 12 scholarship applications this year.  He was very impressed with the quality of the applications, including the written essays and ability of each applicant to “tell their story.”  The committee worked over time to decide on the three students who were awarded the scholarships.

WA-CCER wishes each of the winners and other applicants success upon graduation and encourages them to work hard to achieve their dreams.

Sarah Cabarteja and her WBL Coordinator Terry Derrig


Jordyn Olson and her JWG Specialist Kara Crum