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  • JVS Graduates Awarded over $638,000 in Scholarships

    JVS Graduates Awarded over $638,000 in Scholarships
    Sara Roman (right) reacts to receiving the William R. Burton Scholarship in the amount of $8,500 as Gabriella Sterling (left) applauds.

    May 23, 2017 -- The 2017 Lorain County JVS Senior Recognition Ceremony was held at the Lorain Palace Theater on Friday, May 19th, with 370 students receiving career-technical certificates in their respective fields. A total of $638,750 in scholarships was awarded to JVS graduating seniors.

    Students were awarded $37,750 in local scholarships from the JVS Educational Foundation, JVS Teachers’ Association, JVS PTA, JVS Board of Education, and LifeShare Blood Services. JVS students also received thousands of dollars in scholarships for their performance at career-technical skill events, and earned more than $601,000 from outside organizations, colleges, and technical schools.

    Top JVS scholarship recipients included Culinary Arts student Cheyenne Thacker who received the William R. Burton Scholarship in the amount of $8,500. Cheyenne plans to attend Sullivan University to continue her studies in culinary arts. Public Safety student Sara Roman is also a recipient of the William R. Burton Scholarship and received $8,500 as well. Sara plans to study applied engineering at Kent State University.

    “Our staff of instructors and business advisors have been with you every step of the way, guiding you and preparing you for a competitive workforce,” said JVS Superintendent Dr. Glenn Faircloth. “As you leave here today, you are equipped with an educational experience that was embedded in rigorous curriculum, technical content and work-based learning opportunities.”

    Landscape and Greenhouse Management student, Maggie Lieb (Avon) was the student speaker. Cosmetology student, Alvira Pashkovskaya (North Ridgeville) sang the national anthem during the celebration.

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  • Students Compete at National Competition in Orlando, Florida

    Students Compete at National Competition in Orlando, Florida
    BPA National competitors/from left: Casey Koepp, Hailey Koster, and Sidney Coleman. Not pictured: Noah Mortach

    May 22, 2017 -- Students from the Lorain County JVS Marketing and Management, Network Communications Technology, and Web and Graphic Design programs recently participated in the national competition of Business Professionals of America (BPA) held in Orlando, Florida. The students, their competition events and national rankings are listed below by associate school.

    Noah Mortach placed 18th out of 41 in the Network Administration Using Microsoft/MTA Networking Fundamentals event.

    Casey Koepp placed 6th out of 60 in the PC Servicing and Troubleshooting/MTA Windows OS Fundamentals event.

    Hailey Koster attended the competition as a national intern. Her main role in this position was to assist and help with the BPA Winged Walk for Special Olympics, an event that took place during the national conference.

    Sidney Coleman placed 24th out of 56 in the Digital Publishing event.

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