The 2018 Portage Lakes Career Center (PLCC) senior class was recognized May 23 at an annual awards ceremony held at the Queen of Heaven social hall.
Top honors were given to the Outstanding Career and Technical Student Award. Recipients of this award were nominated by career center staff & faculty. The selected students display strength in program & academic pursuits, strong character, as well as leadership and involvement in student activities. Students receiving this award included: Vincent Fogle (CHS), Jacqueline Bostic (GHS), Glendalynn Bergdorf (CHS), Lily Johnson (SHS), Jacob Dever (SHS), Nolan Dunphy (GHS), Zachary Sedlack (MHS), Dakota Bee (MHS), Hunter Bonk (GHS), Jacob Gula (CHS), Dennis Galbreath (LCC).
The Award of Distinction, which was presented to students ranking in the top 10 percent of their programs, went to: Sierra Ganley/Enviroscape Technology, Tiffany Covey/Culinary Arts, Summer Light/Sports Med, Abigail McVey/Pre-Nursing, Tailor Adorni/Cosmetology, Hannah Shockley/Aviation Technology, Jacqueline Bostic/Cosmetology, Anne Hayes/Fire Academy, Nolan Dunphy/HVAC, John Wilson/Network Computer Technology, Zachary Sedlack/Programming & Software Development, Dakota Bee/Welding, Kaleb Gamble/Electrical Technology, Connor Martin/Building Trades, Daniel Knighton/Automotive Technology, Hunter Bonk/Engineering, Dennis Galbreath/Visual Design & Imaging, Victoria Brenize/Pre-Nursing. Missing from photo: Brayden Guyer/Facility Operations & Maintenance, Jordan Crowley/Network Computer Technology.
In other honors, the Portage Lakes Education Association Scholarship, awarded to three students based on GPA, performance, attendance and overall involvement at PLCC, went to Darius Tanner (CHS), Jacqueline Bostic (GHS), Zachary Sedlack (MHS).
The PLCC Board of Education Scholarship was awarded to Adam Keener (MHS), Hunter Bonk (GHS), and Jacqueline Bostic (GHS). Bostic was also the recipient of The Richard J. Kaderly Citizenship Scholarship, which recognizes respect shown to others, active citizenship, leadership and participation in school activities.
Several new scholarships were awarded at the event. The Greensburg Lions Foundation awarded $5,000 scholarships to: Anne Hayes (CHS), Daniel Knighton (GHS), Quentin Garcia (SHS), and Dakota Bee (MHS).
The Aaron D. Loyd (Buddy) Culinary Arts Scholarship was awarded to Danae Dawson (GHS).
The Lt. Col. Robert L. Dunham Jr. Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Hannah Shockley (GHS).
The Red Cross Scholarship was presented to: Madison Swartz GHS), Katie Faiola (GHS), Victoria Brenize (CHS), Abigail McVey (MHS), and Faith Tice (MHS).