Creative Technologies Academy celebrated its 14th Commencement on Thursday, May 24 in the campus auditorium. Thirty-one graduates were presented their diplomas and seniors with honors and scholarships were recognized. Salutatorian Chelsea Coffman and Valedictorian Jacob Tow addressed their classmates and families.
Guest speaker, Rick Cooper, challenged the graduates with “Eight Words that Make You a Winner in Life!” Mr. Cooper is the Director of Marketing and play-by-play announcer with CCSN, a former broadcaster with the Marshall University Football Radio Network, and he has broadcasted 19 championship contests for the NCAA and NCCAA in 20+ years of broadcasting. Rick shared stories from his long career in sports broadcasting and interviews with stars like Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, A.C. Green, Mark Price, Randy Moss, Orel Hershiser, Mike Singletary, and Bob Uecker. He encouraged the graduates to “Exhibit Character, Act Selflessly, Take Risks, and Press On.”