The Minot Public School District’s technology and engineering education program received the Director’s Award of Excellence during the opening session of the 50th annual Department of Career and Technical Education Professional Development Conference in Bismarck. The award is given for excellence in education. ABOVE: Pictured are CTE Director Pam Stroklund, and tech ed instructors Mike Frank, Gabe Rauschenberger, Kevin White and Byron Borgen. Not pictured Lance Gehring. RIGHT: Pictured is Kellie Meyer, Minot Public Schools, who received the Counseling and Career Development Professional of the Year award at the same conference. The Career Development program at Minot Public Schools was presented the Director’s Award of Excellence at the conference as well. It was honored for excellence in business education. CTE Director Pam Stroklund and Instructor Lisa Wolf accepted on behalf of the program which includes additional instructors Eric Pearson, Ben Berg, Monica Effertz, Sandra Lambert, Cassie Vetter, Sandy Larson, Scott DeLorme, Sue Packulack.