Hardy Named MS ACTE Counselor of the Year

Tracy Hardy, a CTE counselor at the Kosciusko-Attala Career Tech Center, is the recipient of the 2020 MS-ACTE Counselor of the Year Award.

This award recognizes school counselors who connect students with opportunities for success, show innovation in career exploration and development and advocate for career and technical education (CTE) as a viable option for all students.

Hardy earned a master’s degree in school counseling and certification as a National Board Certified School Counselor. She will travel to New Orleans, Louisiana, in April to compete for ACTE Region IV Career Guidance Award.


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