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Mutual Support for Lorain County JVS and Local Business

The Wellington NAPA Auto Parts store has been a long supporter of the Lorain County JVS, and when their JVS clock stopped working a few months back, Rebekah Hecock, Sales Representative at the store, made a call to Eric Robson, JVS 9th and 10th grade lab instructor.

“I am a 2012 alum of the JVS, and I knew I could reach out to Mr. Robson and ask him for a new clock,” said Hecock. “He graciously replaced the clock, but then went a step further and suggested his students create a banner for our store.”

Lucas Kincaid, a 10th grader from Keystone, shared that Robson gave him a piece of paper that read NAPA of Wellington, locally owned and operated and proud supporters of Lorain County JVS on it. “He said he wanted to turn it into a banner to be put in their business, with their logo on one side, and the JVS logo on the other,” Kincaid shared. “I worked in Adobe Illustrator to type the words out and lay out the logos where I wanted them, and then we printed it on a vinyl banner material.”

The next step was to get grommets in place. Alexis Rivera, 9th grader from Elyria, stepped in for this part of the project. “I measured it out first and knew I had to put four grommets on the top and four on the bottom. This is the largest banner I’ve put grommets in so far, and it turned out good,” shared Rivera.

“This shows everyone who comes into our business just how much we love the JVS,” said Hecock. “They support us, and we support them. It is pretty much like family.”

The JVS really is like family for the Hecock’s. Not only is Rebekah an alumni of the industrial electricity program, as well as a four year student, her older sister is a 2009 alum from the cosmetology program, her younger sister is a 2018 alum of the collision repair program, and a few weeks ago, she enrolled her son into the JVS 3-year-old preschool program for next school year.