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Schneider HeadshotWhat a productive winter it has been! Thankfully, mother nature has been good to us. We had a busy December with various community service projects. We welcomed January with a host of student competitions. In February, we celebrated Career and Technical Education month with other schools across the country. It was the perfect time to acknowledge all that we do together to prepare students for success in college and careers.  Early in the month, we honored a successful graduate from our Culinary Arts program and we hosted a luncheon for our guidance counselors and special guests last week. Students went on exciting field trips and continued the momentum that has been building here for years. 
Culinary Grad Honored for Career Success
The Mercer County Technical School District's General Advisory Committee presented Tasha Mabin of Edgewater, Maryland with the 2016 Career Success Award.  Mabin, a 2007 graduate of the MCTS Culinary Arts program and West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, is currently employed as a District Manager at Compass Group, the world's leading provider of food and support services. Learn more.

State Student Council President

Sanjana Duggirala of East Winsdor has been elected president of the New Jersey Association of Student Council's (NJASC) Executive Board.  Sanjana is a junior at the Mercer County Technical Schools' Health Science Academy. The election took place at The College of New Jersey during the 2016 NJASC Winter Convention with more than 1,500 students in attendance. As president of NJASC, Sanjana will have many responsibilities in the coming year and she is up for the challenge. Among her responsibilities, she will represent the State of New Jersey at the National Association of Student Councils conference in Portland, Oregon in June 2016.

Another exciting moment for the students was when it was announced that Mercer County Technical School District received first year Honor School status. This award recognizes accumulated consecutive years that schools follow criteria recognized by NJASC as being important for developing and maintaining a successful Student Council program.
Students Complete EPA Certification
The entire HVAC class passed their EPA certification exam. Ninety-two percent of the class passed higher levels of the test.  This means that they are now certified to work on any type of HVAC/R equipment.  Passing the universal test is a very difficult task and will greatly improve their value to employers and increase their earning potential.
STEM Teacher of the Year

Mr. Henry Pfeffer has been awarded one of the two STEM Teacher of the Year Awards by the Professional Engineers Society of Mercer County. Mr. Pfeffer was honored at the Annual banquet in February. Congratulations!
2016 Young Woman of Achievement Award

Hinal Shah, a senior in the Health Science Academy, was selected as 2016 Mercer County Young Woman of Achievement Award. She will be honored at the commission's awards reception on March 15th.  Congratulations!
Debate Team Success
In this photo (left to right): 
Boris Salazar; Ritika Vijapurkar; Eric Tapia; Iqra Hasan; Vladia Trinh; Ms. Hendrickson; Ankur Sinha; Smriti Moorjani; Christina Tallone; Patrick Rossidivito; Angeli Sharma; Daniel Levinson; Madison Stewart; Rohan Yadav

The 2015 HSA Debate Team is pictured above at the Championships at Lawrence High School, in which they were runners up against West Windsor - Plainsboro High School North. Smriti and Angeli did a great job debating.
HSA Junior Honored by 
Plainsboro Human Relation Council

Smriti Moorjani, a junior in the Health Science Academy, is being honored for her community service by the Plainsboro Human Relation Council. On January 17th, Smriti was presented with the "Make a Difference" Youth Award. Smriti is an aspiring future health care professional who has volunteered in several programs at the Plainsboro Public Library for the last five years and currently spends her time assisting library patrons with technological issues at the "Geek Desk". In school, she is a Student Council representative, collaboratively organizing community service projects and helping to raise money for Hope Loves Company, an organization that supports children of patients who have ALS. Not only does she enjoy passionately volunteering in the community, but also actively participates in several other activities including debate, math league, Health Occupations Students of America and Indian dance.

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The Honorable
Brian M. Hughes
County Executive
Hon. Ann M. Cannon

Hon. Pasquale "Pat" Colavita, Jr.
 Vice Chair

Hon. Anthony P. Carabelli

Hon. John A. Cimino

Hon. Samuel T. Frisby 
Hon. Andrew Koontz
Hon. Lucylle R. S. Walter





Mr. Albert W. Pitman


 Mr. John Zoller

Vice President


Ms. Judith Iszard

Board Member 


Ms. Yolanda Stinger

Board Member   


Dr. Laura C. Morana

Interim Executive County Superintendent


Ms. Tanya Dawson

Business Administrator/

Board Secretary


Ms. Deborah Donnelly

Assistant Business Administrator






Dr. Kimberly J. Schneider
Acting Principal, Arthur R. Sypek Center


Ms. Dana Hice DePugh

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction   


Ms. Sharon Nemeth


Assunpink Center

Health Careers Center


Ms. Mary Smith-Jones


Adult Evening School


 Ms. Kelly Pike


Health Careers Center


Ms. Lori Perlow

Admissions Officer/Community Liaison




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