Student Background

On May 21, 2014 the San Diego/Imperial County CAROCP chapter hosted an awards program honoring CTE/ROP students. The evening began with a “Taste of ROP” reception with the Culinary Arts Programs from Escondido High School, Orange Glen High School, San Pasqual Academy, and Valhalla High School preparing and serving appetizers. Floral arrangements were made by Chaparral and Poway High School floral design students. Orange Glen’s ROP Print made the signage and printed the programs for the event. Grossmont CTE/ROP Student Ambassadors provided invaluable assistance throughout the evening.

Program Description

Fourteen districts throughout San Diego county recognized students for their outstanding performance in their CTE/ROP classes. The students were given a Distinguished ROP Student Award and a scholarship to further their studies. Three students were awarded $500 Bridgestone/Firestone Auto Scholarships for their achievements in the automotive field. The Kelly McGinnis Memorial Foundation also awarded three scholarships. The foundation raises and donates funds to ROP, vocational and continuing technical educational programs as well as scholarships and sponsorships to high school students. For a detailed list of awardees go to:


The honored students have a strong foundation of technical and 21st Century Skills to be successful in life.