UCS Career and Technical Education students honored for excellence
UCS Career and Technical Education students honored for excellence
Posted on 02/04/2018
Two students and business partner standing with plaques

Two Utica Community Schools seniors were honored as Macomb County Career Technical Education students of the year.

Kenneth Rembisz, of Eisenhower High School, and Alexina Saji, of Utica High School, were honored at the 28th annual Career Technical Education awards breakfast February 2.

A student in the district’s construction trades program, Rembisz has taken a leadership role in Eisenhower’s “Gone Boarding” program.

“Kenny managed a project with several students to develop a hydraulic press that helped form long boards and snowboards,” according to the award biography. “He managed the design, blue printing, welding and assembly of it with his peers.”

Rembisz is currently working on receiving his Eagle Scout rank this year and he is captain of the Varsity Boys Swim team. He plans on becoming a journeyman plumber.  

Saji is enrolled in the media careers program, and plans to pursue a career in nursing. She is active in the Future Nurses Club, HOSA Future Health Professionals, National Honors Society and is currently applying for the National Technical Honor Society.

She has consistently enrolled in honors, accelerated and AP classes.

“With her quiet determination, this young lady amazes the Utica High School staff each day with all that she has accomplished in such a short time,” her biography reads.

In addition to honoring UCS students, the CTE program also recognized Larry Decker, owner of Decker Auto Parts.

His company has been involved with UCS for more than 50 years.

Decker, who graduated from Henry Ford II, continually works with the high school automotive programs to provide them with the necessary supplies and parts required to keep instruction growing through new state of the art improvements.

He also consistently supports advisory committees, shop certification reviews and NATEF certification assessments.