Keith Butler receives Breaking Traditions Award in Capitol

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Keith Butler, a student at Scott Technology Center in Monett, was one of two recipients of a Breaking Traditions Award presented by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in Jefferson City April 23. Butler is pictured in the back row of photo, second from left, with other students recognized. Contributed photo

Keith Butler, of Monett, a culinary arts student at Scott Regional Technical Center in Monett, was one of two recipients of a Breaking Traditions award in the state secondary category by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, given at a ceremony in Jefferson City on April 23.

The Breaking Traditions awards honor students, educators and employers for their achievements related to nontraditional careers. State and Spirit winners receive scholarship offers from all Missouri community colleges and from the State Technical College of Missouri. In addition, each State, Spirit and Regional winner who continues his or her postsecondary education in the fall of 2018 will receive a $100 scholarship from the Missouri STEM Foundation.

“We are proud to recognize these students and educators for their commitment to the Breaking Traditions program,” interim Commissioner of Education Dr. Roger Dorson said. “Their hard work deserves high praise, as they have demonstrated that lifelong learning is important for all Missourians.”

Since 1994, Missouri Breaking Traditions awards have honored outstanding students who have chosen specific career and technical education programs based on their interests and abilities. The program recognizes outstanding educators who teach in nontraditional career education programs for their support of nontraditional students, and employers who are supportive of nontraditional career programs and nontraditional students.