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Central Academy of Technology & Arts senior receives March Crowder Award

K Hicks Headshot The Board of Education continues to honor students who are making a difference in their school and community with the John H. Crowder Service Award. At the March 2 meeting, the Board recognized a senior at Central Academy of Technology & Arts’ (CATA) Medical Science Academy who constantly and selflessly serves her peers and the youth around her. 

For the past five years, Kiersten Hicks has been serving as a small group leader for kindergarten and first-grade students at Life Pointe Church.

In this role, she sets up the rooms for the children to play in and then checks in the children once they arrived. While their parents are in church, Kiersten supervises the children, plays with them, and helps new children feel welcome to the church.

After church, Kiersten helps take the kids to a multipurpose room where Bible study takes place. During this time, Kiersten helps facilitate games and activities that help the students learn the lessons from the study.

Kiersten enjoys getting to know the children and helping them learn lessons that can help them throughout their life.

Kiersten has maintained a 4.28 GPA and has been a member of Yearbook, Robotics Club, Beta Club, National Honor Society, Writing Club, and the Travel Club.

She also serves as the captain of the varsity volleyball team and was also named the 2020 CATA Indoor Track Sprinter of the Year.

In college, Kiersten plans to study biomedical engineering.