“From the time I was little, my biggest life goal has been to graduate from college. Almost everything I have worked for throughout my life has contributed to achieving this goal. From this same early age, I also knew I wanted to pursue a career in the arts.
“My career goal is to one day be able to do what I love, by creating artwork and animation that will improve the lives of others—whether in entertainment, education, or any other form. I believe that artwork has the power to change lives. However, I know that without a college education my goals would become dreams that would become exceedingly difficult to achieve.
“To reach my goal of becoming a graphic designer and animator, I will need to gain both an education and extensive experience in both of these fields. I have begun my experience and education by taking multiple CTE classes while still in high school, that will prepare me for the fields of graphic design and animation. The CTE classes have given me the preparation and foundation for college that I will need to stay one step ahead in order to succeed.”
—Lauren Yancey, Hunter High School
UtahCTE.org congratulates Lauren on the CTE Scholarship and Tuition Award she received to Salt Lake Community College. Lauren was one of 102 students honored at the CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards banquet on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.