Congratulations to Ana Lu Gehner, who is one of five students chosen throughout the State of Ohio as a 2021 CTE Presidential Scholar Nominee. This award, which is given in partnership with the Ohio Association For Career and Technical Education and the Ohio Department of Education Office of CTE, identifies outstanding career-technical students to be recognized as part of the US Department of Education National Presidential Scholars Program. State Nominees then have an opportunity to be recognized on a National level.
Ana Lu is a Colerain High School (CHS) senior in Butler Tech’s Financial Services Honors program, a College Credit Plus course that allows her to earn credits through Cincinnati State. Academically, Ana Lu has maintained a near-perfect GPA and top-10 class rank at CHS while challenging herself with Honors, AP, and CCP classes throughout her high school career. Ana Lu is actively involved in Business Professionals of America and currently serves as President of the Ohio Association and Vice President of her local chapter. She has been a State qualifier three times, has served as a State Officer twice, and earned her Ambassador Torch Award last spring. Ana Lu has also been a State and National qualifier in DECA competitions. In addition, Ana Lu serves in a leadership role with her school’s credit union, plays on her school’s volleyball team, and is a member of Class Officers, National Honor Society and Academic Quiz Team. Outside of school, Ana Lu is a social media promotion intern with the Colerain Chamber of Commerce and works summers as a lifeguard at Orchard Hill Swim Club.