Lehigh Career & Technical Institute celebrates seniors

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute celebrated Senior Recognition Night at Parkland High School on May 30, 2017.

S. WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. | Lehigh Career & Technical Institute on Tuesday celebrated the Class of 2017 with Senior Recognition Night.

Students’ family members and friends packed the Parkland High School auditorium for the annual ceremony as LCTI seniors received certificates of participation or completion for their career and technical education programs, as well as awards for their outstanding achievements.

Tyler Young, a Marketing & Business Education senior from Parkland, served as the evening’s master of ceremonies and Electrical Technology senior Cameron Smith delivered the keynote address. Smith, whose sending high school is Catasauqua, urged seniors to use the lessons learned and skills mastered at LCTI to make the world a better place.

“I encourage you to use your experiences here to defy the standards that come with society’s views of a millennial,” he said. “I look out and see a variety of young, successful men and women who will become the leaders of tomorrow. One can only imagine just how far we’ll go.”

The 22 students selected to receive school-wide awards at Senior Recognition Night seem destined to be among those leaders of tomorrow.

The Outstanding Career & Technical Education Senior Award was presented to:

  • Colin Brown, Criminal Justice — Emmaus High School
  • Jody-Ann Young, Plumbing & Heating — William Allen High School

This award is presented to two seniors, each of whom perform at the highest level technically and academically while practicing leadership, collaboration and creativity to meet both technical and academic goals.

The Outstanding Academic Center Senior Award was presented to:

  • John Kochenberger, Electronics Technology/Nanofabrication — Salisbury High School
  • Desiree Nester, Health Occupations/Health-Related Technology — Salisbury High School

This award is presented to two full-day seniors, each of whom perform at a high academic level, demonstrate the ability to build positive relationships with students and staff, consistently show professionalism during classroom activities and exhibit leadership in and out of the classroom.

The Outstanding Career Academy Program Senior Award was presented to:

  • Summer Bachert, Masonry — Northwestern Lehigh High School
  • Nicholas Marley, Masonry — Southern Lehigh High School

This award is presented to two full-day seniors who excel technically and academically while demonstrating a sense of community, fostering collaboration and practicing creativity both within and outside of the Career Academy Program.

The Career & Technical Student Organization Leadership Award was presented to:

  • Kacy Roblyer, Dental Technology/HOSA — Salisbury High School

This award is presented to a senior CTSO officer who demonstrates the ability to preside over and motivate others toward goals that connect education and careers, encourage high academic and career and technical education achievement and develop the employability skills of students.

The Perfect Attendance Award was presented to:

  • Austin George Ballein, Auto Technology — Northwestern Lehigh High School
  • Del F. Barket, Electrical Technology — Parkland High School
  • Michael Brown, Print Technology/Graphic Imaging — Parkland High School
  • Luis Eduardo Hesmhant, Culinary Arts — Emmaus High School
  • Jason Shawn Kleckner II, Auto Technology — Emmaus High School
  • Max Lamastra, Precision Machine Tool Technology — Northwestern Lehigh High School
  • David Bennett Neff, Small Engines/Recreational Vehicle Repair — Northern Lehigh High School
  • Yamil Negron, Precision Machine Tool Technology — Louis E. Dieruff High School
  • Spencer Lee Nicholas, Auto Technology — Northwestern Lehigh High School
  • Edona Pacuku, Cosmetology — William Allen High School
  • Joseph Solivan, Auto Technology — Parkland High School
  • Carlos Daniel Reyes, Electronics Technology/Nanofabrication — William Allen High School
  • Haley Stragratanio, Cosmetology — Northern Lehigh High School
  • Star Stragratanio, Health Occupations/Health-Related Technology — Northern Lehigh High School
  • Kyle Tretter, Precision Machine Tool Technology — Parkland High School

This award is presented to seniors who have been in attendance every school day of the year with no tardiness or early departures.

Read the complete news release.

Media Contact: Precious Petty, Public Relations Coordinator, 610-799-1450, pettyp@lcti.org.

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