Davis Catalyst Center Honored With Two Statewide Awards

Two Davis Catalyst Center pathways were awarded the 2022 CTE Utah Excellence in Action Awards by Utah State Board of Education Career and Technical Education (CTE).

“Their students are doing just amazing, amazing things,” State CTE Director Thalea Longhurst said.

The Unmanned Aerial Systems and Entertainment and Digital Media Production Pathways programs were both honored with the state-level award.

“We are impressed with the pathway teachers and student outcomes in these programs and know that a great effort goes into providing exciting opportunities for your student in these areas,” Longhurst said.

Since the school officially opened in 2022, the students have taken newly learned skills and tested them by working with local businesses in real-world settings.

“Our students earn a high school CTE credit but where the rubber meets the road is partnering with the industry,” Davis Cataylst Center Director Tyler Poll said.  “Every project our students do is with an industry professional. Those students can then point on that project and say, ‘I worked on that.’”

Educators Eric Scholer, Geoff Warren, Jason Knoell and Elizabeth McEuen accepted the award, alongside Assistant Superintendent Dr. Logan Toone, Davis School District CTE Director Brian Hunt and Poll.

Davis Catalyst Center serves as a magnet high school for students attending the district’s ten high schools.

Davis Catalyst is one of six CAPS Network affiliate programs in the state of Utah.