The 2022 Lorain County JVS Senior Recognition Ceremony was held at Black River Landing in Lorain on Thursday, May 19, with 378 students receiving career-technical certificates in their respective fields.
The ceremony began with Public Safety students performing the Presentation of Colors, and Hospitality Services senior, Isabella Higley from Avon Lake, singing the National Anthem.
Lorain County JVS High School Principal, Tina Pelto, welcomed the senior students, their families, guests, and Lorain County JVS staff to the ceremony. “The best part about career tech is that every day you have the opportunity to learn something new. The most important skill we develop as human beings is the ability to learn from one another and to embrace different perspectives we encounter along the way.”
“Although high school is ending, this process of teaching and learning will continue throughout your life. Students, I challenge you to keep growing, keep learning and keep teaching.”
Culinary Arts senior, Donavyn Pasters from Midview, was the student speaker and shared remarks about his high school journey. “Going to JVS throughout high school has been one of the best decisions I’ve made for myself, because no matter where you come from, and no matter what you look like or how smart you think you are, there was something for everyone.”
“Decide what to be and go be it,” Pasters said. “Continue to live your life with ambition as we enter a new chapter of our lives.”
During the ceremony, twenty-six students were acknowledged for being members of the National Technical Honor Society, and three students were recognized for enlisting in the US Armed Forces.
At the close of the ceremony, Lorain County JVS Superintendent, Dr. Glenn Faircloth shared these remarks. “To the parents and guardians of these young people, we thank you for allowing us to have them for these two to four years. We did everything in our power to make sure they were challenged and properly prepared to go into the next chapter.”