Kate Buiankina is Leander ISD’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Student of the Week.

Kate is a seventh grader in the Tech Apps and Gateway CTE programs at Henry Middle School. Her kindness, generosity and eagerness to learn make her stand out in the classroom. She is always willing to step out of her comfort zone while completing and leading projects.

According to HMS CTE teacher Caitlin Wood, Kate is always willing to try and master new things. 

“Instead of sitting back and waiting for instruction, Kate jumps in and solves challenges from a perspective that inspires her classmates and teachers,” Wood said. “Kate is a role model to everyone in her classes and we are proud to work with her.”

In addition to participating in Tech Apps, Kate completed her Chindogu project for Gateway at a high level and was the emcee for her class period’s presentation.