Lorain County JVS Students Advance to State SkillsUSA Competition
Carpentry students Jason Fisher (Amherst), Dan Heberling (Firelands) and Dana Burnworth (Clearview) competed as a team in the recent SkillsUSA competition and will advance to the next leg of the competition in Columbus in April.
March 2, 2015 -- Fifteen Lorain County JVS students will be going to Columbus for the state SkillsUSA Competition in April.
The JVS students earned this honor by receiving a Bronze, Silver, or Gold rating in the North Central Regional SkillsUSA Competition held at Wayne County Schools Career Center on February 28. They competed against students from twelve other career-technical high schools from around the region. The JVS students advancing to the next level of the competition are listed by school district below:
Jason Fisher was awarded silver in the Promotional Bulletin Board team event
James Alec Goodson was awarded gold in the Team Works event
Derek Helms was awarded silver in the Welding event
JVS Students Love Purple and Raise $500 for Epilepsy Research
Geoffrey Sherrill was awarded gold in Information Technology Services
February 26, 2015 -- Lorain County JVS Early Childhood Education Students raised over $500 and awareness among students and staff about the condition of Epilepsy.
They called their campaign “Love Purple” and hosted a “Love Purple” Day at the JVS which encouraged students and staff to donate $1 and wear purple to show support. Students also raised funds by walking in the Epilepsy Winter Walk on January 31st at South Park Mall in Strongsville.
Over 200 students and staff participated in an educational forum hosted by the students to learn more about Epilepsy. JVS Social Studies Teacher, Jennifer Pluta, shared her personal story of Epilepsy with the groups as a part of the two day event.
The Early Childhood Education students are members of FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), and they chose to support this cause for their chapter service project. They will be presenting the project at the regional FCCLA competition at Lorain County Community College on March 7th.