JVS Awards Scholarships to College Bound Seniors
June 25, 2016 -- The Lorain County JVS Senior Recognition Ceremony was held at the Palace Theater on May 27. Three hundred and eighty four students received career-technical certifications in their career fields. Students were awarded $39,500 in local scholarships from the JVS Educational Foundation, JVS Teachers’ Association, JVS PTA, JVS Board of Education, Ross Transportation Services Inc., Medical Mutual of Ohio, KMU Trucking & Excavating and LifeShare Community Blood Services.
Additionally, JVS students receive thousands of dollars in scholarships for their performance at career-technical skill events. Although too numerous to mention every scholarship awarded, students earned more than $500,000 from outside organizations, colleges, and technical schools.
During the ceremony 26 students were recognized for being members of the National Technical Honor Society and 28 students were nominated for “Outstanding Senior” in their program. Additionally 27 students were awarded Board Proclamations for participating at the national level in career-technical skill events.
Public Safety student Erin Hostal and Cosmetology student Lauren Borders were the student speakers. Both students are from Keystone High School. Heating and Air Conditioning student Adam Smith, of Amherst, sang the National Anthem.
Local scholarship recipients are listed by school district:
EMC Precision Machining Honors SkillsUSA Winner
Bill Elliott, JVS Career Services Coordinator, EMC Staff, Sarah Grieve, and John Green JVS PMT Instructor
June 20, 2016 -- EMC Precision Machining recognized employee Sarah Grieve, from the Lorain County JVS Precision Machine Technology Program, for her success at the State SkillsUSA Competition. Sarah, of Elyria, received a 4th place award in the CNC Turning event.
She was an intern at EMC and continues to work there full-time after her recent graduation from the JVS. She plans to attend LCCC in the fall, utilizing the University Partnership to earn a degree in engineering from The University of Akron.
“We, at EMC, are very appreciative and thankful for the work being done every day at the JVS to help students become better machinists,” stated Bob Graney, Chief Operating Officer, EMC Precision. “We have many former JVS students who are doing great things at EMC.”
The following three JVS students will advance to the national SkillsUSA Competition in Louisville, KY in July: Bryan Duta, a Plumbing & Pipefitting senior from Keystone; Darian Arnold, a Network and Communications Technology senior from Amherst; and Logan Perry, a Network and Communications Technology senior from Midview.