JVS Graduates Awarded over $850,000 in Scholarships

The 2018 Lorain County JVS Senior Recognition Ceremony was held at the Lorain Palace Theater on Friday, May 18th, with 369 students receiving career-technical certificates in their respective fields. More than $850,000 in scholarships was awarded to JVS graduating seniors.

Students were awarded $38,750 in local scholarships from the JVS Educational Foundation, JVS Teachers’ Association, JVS PTA, JVS Board of Education, Columbia Scouts, KMU Trucking and Excavating, 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 $810,000 from outside organizations, colleges, and technical schools.

Top JVS scholarship recipients included Landscape and Greenhouse Management student Jessica Mileski, who received the William R. Burton Scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Jessica plans to attend The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute for Agriscience Education. Allied Health Sciences student Madison Murphy is also a recipient of the William R. Burton Scholarship and received $5,000 as well. Madison plans to study Biomedical Engineering at the University of Akron.

“It certainly is an honor to see our young people cross the stage and receive their accolades and scholarships,” said JVS Superintendent Dr. Glenn Faircloth.  “As you enter the workforce to contribute to our communities, go off to serve our country in the military, or continue your education; we know we have given you our best here at Lorain County JVS, and it is my hope you take those skills, those credentials and experiences and challenge the world.”

Commercial Truck Technology student, Alyssa Zurowski (Midview) was the student speaker. “Today we are celebrating the completion of everything we have worked for here at Lorain County JVS, a school that has helped us reach our goals, dreams and full potential, and has left us prepared to begin our careers,” Zurowski shared with her peers and ceremony guests.

Bakery and Pastry Arts student, Madison Pruitt (Firelands) powerfully sang the national anthem during the celebration.

During the ceremony, a total of 15 students were recognized for being members of the National Technical Honor Society and 48 students were nominated for “Outstanding Senior” in their program. Additionally, 29 students were awarded Board Proclamations for participating at the national level in career-technical skill events.

After sharing the highlights of her graduates’ notable accomplishments, JVS Principal Jill Petitti said, “As you can see, I am very proud of this class of students.” Adding, in her final remarks, “Seniors, you have truly exceeded my expectations. You are now part of an exceptional group, a JVS Alum. Congratulations!”

All local scholarship recipients are listed by associate school district:

Amherst
Madison Murphy is a recipient of the William R. Burton Scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Madison is in the Allied Health Sciences Program and will attend the University of Akron for biomedical engineering.

Mercedes Murphy is the recipient of the James A. Berthold Board Scholarship in the amount of $500. Mercedes is in the Landscape and Greenhouse Management Program and will attend LCCC for floral design and marketing.

Avon
Mia Marin is the recipient of the James A. Berthold Board Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Mia is in the Web and Graphic Design Program and will attend the Cleveland Institute of Art for photography and photojournalism.

Avon Lake
Tristan Hansen is the recipient of the William R. Burton Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. Tristan is in the Web and Graphic Design Program and will attend John Carroll University to study biology.

Colin Wadsworth is the recipient of the LifeShare Blood Services Scholarship in the amount of $1,500. Colin is in the Project Lead the Way Program and will attend SUNY Polytechnic Institute to study nanoscale science.

 Brookside
Samantha Glass is the recipient of the Julie L. Hogan Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Samantha is in the Early Childhood Education Program and will attend LCCC for middle childhood education.

Clearview
Jacob Kuzak is the recipient of the Lorain County JVS PTA and Lorain County JVS Teachers’ Association Scholarship in the amount of $500. Jacob is in the Marketing and Management Program and will attend LCCC for animal rehabilitation.

Columbia
Joseph Kobiloinsky is the recipient of the LifeShare Blood Services Scholarship in the amount of $500. Joe is in the Allied Health Sciences Program and will attend LCCC to become a surgical technician.

Jordan Nash is the recipient of the Lorain County JVS PTA and Lorain County JVS Teachers’ Association Scholarship in the amount of $3,000. Jordan is in the Cosmetology Program and will attend the University of Akron for pre-law and political science.

Elyria
Austin Hale is the recipient of the William R. Burton Scholarship in the amount of $4,000. Austin is in the Commercial Truck Technology Program and will attend Lincoln Tech for commercial trucking.

Firelands
Abigail Hill is the recipient of the J. Edgar Martin Scholarship in the amount of $1,500. Abigail is in the Collision Repair Program and will study integrated mathematics at Kent State University.

Sydney Sexton is the recipient of the LifeShare Blood Services Scholarship in the amount of $500. Sydney is in the Marketing and Management Program and will attend LCCC, majoring in education.

Keystone
Maybeline Sanchez is arecipient of the Linda Diedrick Teacher Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500. Maybeline is in the Allied Health Sciences Program and will be attending LCCC to study nursing.

Midview
Chloe Clark is the recipient of the Lorain County JVS PTA and Lorain County JVS Teachers’ Association Scholarship in the amount of $3,000. Chloe is in the Cosmetology Program and will attend the University of Akron for nursing.

Brennan Novak is a recipient of the William R. Randall Memorial Scholarship for $1,000. Brennan is in the Industrial Electricity Program and will attend Cuyahoga Community College in the Electric Utility Technology Program.

North Ridgeville
Brooke Bird is the recipient of the JVS Tribute Scholarship in the amount of $750. Brooke is in the Early Childhood Education Program and will attend LCCC for child psychology.

Sidney Coleman is the recipient of the LifeShare Blood Services Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Sidney is in the Web and Graphic Design Program and will attend the University of Akron to study graphic design.

Bradley Fueglein is the recipient of the Pam Faragher Culinary Scholarship in the amount of $250. Bradley is in the Hospitality Services Program and will attend LCCC to study hospitality management and culinary.

CJ Howard is the recipient of the Pam Faragher Culinary Scholarship in the amount of $750, and the William R. Burton Scholarship in the amount of $2,500. CJ is in the Culinary Arts Program and will attend the Culinary Institute of America for hospitality and business management.

Madison VanBuskirk is the recipient of the Columbia Scouts Scholarship in the amount of $500. Madison is in the Early Childhood Education program.

Wellington
Charles McCarty is arecipient of the KMU Trucking and Excavating Scholarship in the amount of $1,000, and the Ryan Woodrum Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Charles is in the Industrial Equipment Mechanics program and will attend Lincoln Tech to study Automotive Technology.

Jessica Mileski is a recipient of the William R. Burton Scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Jessica is in the Landscape and Greenhouse Management Program and will attend The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute for Agriscience Education.

Sarah Park is the recipient of the James A. Berthold Board Scholarship in the amount of $500. Sarah is in the Computerized Design and Drafting Program and will attend LCCC to study industrial mechanical technology.