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