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                                         Student Awards Packet
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     Inspirational                                                                        High School Senior 
    Rising Star (10th and 11th grade students only)                                    Adult 
                 North Orange County Regional Occupational Program Student Awards Nomination Form
                     Students may be nominated for up to three awards. Please read the criteria carefully.
                   (High school students CANNOT be nominated for both Dewey and Gerace Awards.)

                            You are nominated for the following award(s)
                       HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT AWARDS
                                 Pathway Star Award
                          (Skills and employability award)                              ADULT STUDENT AWARDS

                                Alan Rene Dewey Award                                         Pathway Star Award
                              (Character improvement and                               (Skills and employability award)
                                skill development award)
                                                                                                 Altrusa Award
                               Ray Gerace Award                                              (Re-entry women—
                      (Leadership and skill excellence award)                              skills and employability)

                        Altrusa Award High School—(Young Woman in
                             Non-Traditional Field Award)



                            Please check the appropriate pathway category (as listed in the ROP catalog)
 Agriculture and Natural Resources          Arts, Media, and Entertainment         Building Trades and Construction
Education, Child Development and            Engineering and Design                Finance and Business
          Family Services
 Health Sciences and Medical                Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation   Manufacturing and Product Development
          Technology
     Marketing, Sales and Services           Public Services                            Transportation
                                                                                          CTT



     Nominee Ms. or Mr.________________________________________________Phone ( ____)___________________________

     Address________________________________________________City______________________ZIP____________________

     Nominee’s Email address__________________________________ROP Class Title____________________________________

     Class Location (School or ROP site)__________________________________________________________________________

     Nominee's Home High School________________________________________________________________________________



     Nominating Instructor/CGS__________________________________________________________________________________

     Message Phone (             )___________________ Mail Site________________________________________________________




                                             Rising Stars: Submit this form only.

         High school seniors and adults: Complete and submit the whole nomination packet.

                SUBMIT THIS COMPLETED PACKET NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 29
          To Awards Committee: ROP Education Center, 385 N. Muller St. Anaheim, CA 92801
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ROP will honor you at a special ceremony.
The North Orange County ROP is proud to recognize outstanding students at a special ceremony
on May 15, at The City Grove of Anaheim. An invitation will be mailed to your home.

What can students win?
You may win cash. Last year, the Career Education Foundation gave about $40,000 in cash
awards to students. Just for being nominated, you will receive some cash, public recognition, and
a certificate of nomination.

More about the awards . . .
High School Star Student Awards are presented to one student from each campus. All senior
nominees from each high school campus compete to be named ROP Student of the Year at their
high school. Last year more than 240 students at 26 high schools competed for this award and
each winner was awarded $250.

The Alan Rene Dewey Memorial Award is presented to the student who has made exceptional
progress in personal growth and who also speaks up for the rights of others. Last year $1500 was
divided among three finalists.

Good luck to you!




Instructions to the student for following the award guidelines
You are one of your instructor’s best students. If you follow these steps you are
guaranteed a cash award, a certificate and public honor in front of your friends, teachers
and family.

Step 1: Complete the nomination form.
Step 2:Write a letter to the committee (see suggested format in this packet).
Step 3:Ask two people besides your nominator for letters of reference.
Step 4:Complete your resume (see suggested format in this packet).
Step 5:Compile all and take to your nominator by TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Step 6:Receive a letter of recommendation from your nominator by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Step 7: Compile the entire packet, nomination form on top, and paperclip it together. Do not staple!!
Step 8: SUBMIT YOUR PACKET NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM on WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 29 to the
                ROP Education Center, 385 N. Muller, Anaheim, CA 92801
Step 9: Attend the Celebration of Success on May 15 at The Grove of Anaheim.




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RÉSUMÉ
A sample résumé and instructions are attached. Type your résumé. If you need help having it typed, ask
your teacher or counselor.

LETTER TO THE SELECTION COMMITTEE
The sample letter showing the style is attached. There are some suggestions about what you may wish to
write on the sample.

REFERENCES
You must submit one reference from your nominator. You may submit two more. You will earn 1 extra
point for each of two additional references. These may come from employers, other teachers, volunteer
supervisors, spiritual directors, or adult friends of the family. Those two little points make a big difference.




                                   IMPORTANT DATES
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 – Show your completed packet to your teacher by this date, so if you need
  assistance, your teacher can help you.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 –           Receive a letter of recommendation from your teacher
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 29 – Submit packet to ROP office, 385 N. Muller St., Anaheim, CA 92801




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Résumé Directions
Please Use the attached sample to develop a one-page typed résumé with the objective
of finding a job in the career field for which you have been nominated. Include all and
only the five categories listed below.

Personal Information
   Name
   Address
   City, State, ZIP
   Phone number
   Email address (if you have one)

Career Objective
   In one sentence, list what job you hope to obtain, such as the following:
   “I would like to have a job repairing automobiles, working with other technicians to
   solve complex technical and mechanical problems.”

Skills Summary
   Explain what skills you have learned: use bullets with an action word as the first
   word of the phrase, for example:
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  Test brakes
     Format documents using Word
 Process evidence (and so on)

Education and certifications
  List schools, certificates, and any additional classes applicable to your career goals.

Work History
  List paid, unpaid and volunteer work (including workplace and hands-on work
  associated with ROP classes).

Additional Information
  List awards, community involvement, club memberships and offices
  you have held, and skills and abilities applicable to your career goals.




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                                Pat Arredondo
                                56290 Miller Street
                               Fullerton, CA 92836
                                  (714) 555-5555
                             parredondo@firewall.com

CAREER OBJECTIVE
My objective is find employment as an automotive technician in a dealership, working
with other technicians to solve complex technical and mechanical problems.

SKILLS SUMMARY
   Change Oil and lubricate engine              Examine and replace mufflers
   Change, rotate and balance tires             Replace engine mounts and struts
   Perform smog tests                           Rebuild engine
   Perform engine diagnosis and                 Find and inventory parts quickly
     repair                                      Manage and order inventory
   Change brake pads and mill brakes

   EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
   2008-present           Aloha High School
                              Stanton California
                              ASE Certification (#3409CA480943)
                              ROP Auto Technician Classes I, II,III, IV
                              Certificates of Completion (with honors)
   WORK EXPERIENCE
                          Pick-A-Part
                               4023 Beach Blvd., Stanton
                               Auto Parts Picker
                               Memorize yard and quickly retrieve parts.
                               Use the cash register and make change.
                               Take inventory and organize parts.
                               Part-time after school and Saturdays

   2009-2012              Babysitter
                              Provided activities, homework help,
                              and cooked for children in numerous
                              families (see attached references).

   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
   2008-present           Rotary International Student Division
                              Chair, fund drive; membership drive
                              committee member
   2008-present           Auto Tech Students Club
                              President 2011-2012


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   Letter to the Committee
   You are one of your teacher’s best students, and we want to hear about you. It is
   a competition, and format matters. Please take care with your spelling,
   punctuation, and letter length (one page only). All factors count for points.
   Type the letter using the format below. If you need help, your teacher or
   counselor will help you or refer you to a person who can help you.
Today’s date

Name
Address
City, CA, ZIP

Student Recognition Committee
385 N. Muller
Anaheim, CA 92801

Dear Committee Members:

This letter should be one page long only. It should include the following points:
      Reason you took ROP classes
      Career goals
      How ROP helped you reach or change your goals
      Specific skills you learned
      What on-the-job training taught you (if you had on-the-job training)
      College plans (only if you have them)
      How your ROP class(es) affected your outlook for your future

Please use this standard block letter styles, with one-inch margins on all sides. Carefully
check your spelling and punctuation. Remember to sign the letter.

Very Truly Yours,


Your signature
(Your typed name below your signature)




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