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:
JVS Career Connections Academy Students Volunteer for Service Learning Experience
Students working at the Oberlin Community Center
June 15, 2016 -- Students in the Lorain County JVS 9th and 10th grade Connections Academy spent a day doing community service throughout Lorain County in May.
Many non-profit organizations welcomed the students including: Oberlin Community Services, Common Ground, Second Harvest Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity Restore, the Firelands Boy Scout Reservation, and the Neighborhood Alliance Senior Center.
The students used their skills, talents, and muscle to do anything that was asked of them. A big portion of the day was devoted to outdoor clean-up, mulching and landscaping at the various sites.
Some of the other activities included sorting and packing food backpacks at Second Harvest Food Bank, and cleaning and reorganizing the dining hall at the Firelands Boy Scout Reservation in Wakeman.
After the 3-hour experience, the students came back to the JVS for lunch, and several of the representatives from the various organizations joined them. The students shared information with each other about their experience and the organization where they volunteered.