Seventeen LCTI seniors win Elmer Gates awards

SkillsUSA logoUPPER SAUCON TWP. | Seventeen Lehigh Career & Technical Institute seniors are among this year’s Elmer Gates Enterprise Award winners.

Names for Lehigh Valley business leader Elmer Gates, the prestigious award is presented annually to career and technical education students based on their SkillsUSA involvement, scholastic achievement, work ethic, community service and entrepreneurial spirit. Graduating seniors from Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School, Career Institute of Technology, LCTI, Monroe Career & Technical Institute and Upper Bucks County Technical School are eligible for the award.

SkillsUSA Council honored the award winners Thursday (May 23) during a ceremony at Homewood Suites & Conference Center. LCTI’s Elmer Gates Enterprise Award winners are:

  • Michaela Breslin, a Culinary Arts student from Emmaus High School. She plans to attend Northampton Community College.
  • Margarita Castro, a Culinary Arts student from Parkland High School. She plans to attend Northampton Community College.
  • Alexander Cevicelow, a Web Design/Web Programming student from Parkland High School. He plans to attend Lehigh Carbon Community College.
  • Lilianna Collazo, an Auto Technology student from William Allen High School. She plans to attend college.
  • Briggs Danner, a Welding Technology student from Parkland High School. He plans to enter the workforce.
  • Kaley Farkas, an Exercise Science & Rehabilitation Services student from Northern Lehigh High School. She plans to attend Lehigh Carbon Community College.
  • Logan Fawcett, a Carpentry student from Whitehall High School. He plans to enter the workforce.
  • Dustin Gangale, an Auto Body/Collision Repair Technology student. He plans to enter the workforce.
  • Keanne Herrera, a Masonry student from Whitehall High School. She plans to attend Lehigh Carbon Community College.
  • Nathan Himmelsbach, a Computer-Aided Drafting & Design student from Southern Lehigh High School. He plans to attend Northampton Community College.
  • Mackenzie Meyer, a Exercise Science & Rehabilitation Services student from Emmaus High School. She plans to attend college.
  • Evan Myers, a Carpentry student from Southern Lehigh High School. He plans to enter the workforce.
  • Samantha Ortiz, a Small Engines/Recreational Vehicle Repair student from Southern Lehigh High School. She plans to attend Motorcycle Mechanics Institute.
  • Jeremy Salabsky, a Print Technology/Graphic Imaging student from Whitehall High School. He plans to attend Lehigh Carbon Community College.
  • Wesley Shaffer, a Precision Machine Tool Technology student from Northwestern Lehigh High School. He plans to enter the workforce.
  • Luis Solano, an Auto Body/Collision Repair Technology student from Parkland High School. He plans to attend the Automotive Training Center.
  • Jack Turner, a Diesel Medium & Heavy Truck Technology student from Northwestern Lehigh High School. He plans to enter the workforce.

Congratulations, all! We’re proud of your past and excited about your future!

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