Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Academies and Career and Technical Education (A-CTE) Department honored the district’s top CTE students from each school this spring. In doing so, they met a student who they felt deserved special recognition… that recognizes accomplishments beyond those typically acknowledged by the district’s CTE Student of the Year awards. Moumita Chowdhury, an 11th grader at McClure Health Science High School, is the inaugural recipient of the district’s 2020 Inspirational Journey Award.
Dr. Frank Jones, a coordinator in Gwinnett’s A-CTE department, says, “Moumita’s life story, shared in her essay and during the interview for the Student of the Year honor, touched each member of our team very deeply. Without a doubt, this young lady excited us, encouraged us, and her story breathed life into us. So much so, that she inspired a new award. The qualities of determination and spirit that we saw in her moved us to figure out a way to acknowledge that hard work can overcome obstacles in life.”
Chowdhury, who aspires to be a pediatrician, also has been named McClure Health Science High’s 2020 A-CTE Student of the Year. She was honored for both awards at a special event at her school on Thursday, May 14.