Amy White, Career and Technical Education (CTE) Director at Van Buren Regional Technology Center is pleased to announce Eric LaPlante as the CTE Student of the Year. Eric is described by the staff in Van Buren as self-motivated, supportive, reliable, and passionate about his trade. Eric is respected by his teachers and his peers and is considered to be a role model to other students. No matter what is assigned, Eric works extremely hard, and never hesitates to support others in class. Eric is often called upon to peer teach when the instructor needs his assistance. He continuously challenges himself and has shown an eagerness to learn new material and broaden his understanding of the curriculum. This is his third year in the program and he has shown exceptional growth during his time. Eric is also a part of the school’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America where he competed for 2 years in the categories of journalism and personal finance. He has also participated in the Junior Achievement Titan Challenge where he earned a remarkable placing in the state. Eric is the son of Peter and Dana LaPlante. Eric has earned this recognition and it is with great pride that we recognize him as the Van Buren CTE Student of the Year. Congratulations to him!