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PLCC Students of the Month

December 2022

Avaiya Totten

Culinary Arts
Coventry
Grade 12

Mark Danner

Engineering, Robotics, & Manu
Green
Grade 12

Mason Morris

Welding
Manchester
Grade 11

Anna Kincaid

Cosmetology
Springfield
Grade 11

November 2022

November Student of the Month Jessica Love

Jessica Love

Medical Technician
Manchester
Grade 12

November Student of the Month Steven Ford

Steven Ford

HVAC
Coventry
Grade 11

November Student of the MOnth John Sterchi

John Sterchi

Fire Academy
Springfield
Grade 12

November Student of the Month Justin Blankenship

Justin Blankenship

Plumbing & Pipefitting
Green
Grade 12

October 2022

plcc student of the month - October 2022

Lilly Ledford

Cosmetology
Coventry
Grade 11

plcc student of the month - October 2022

Andrew Hippich

Electrical
Green
Grade 12

plcc student of the month - October 2022

Lucas French

Sports Med
Manchester
Grade 11

plcc student of the month - October 2022

Kamara McCall

Fire Academy
Springfield
Grade 11

September 2022

Anthony Hughes

Automotive Technology
Manchester
Grade 12

Peyton Carney

Welding
Springfield
Grade 11

Vincent Johnson

Cyber Academy
Green
Grade 12

Paige Mickunas

Culinary Arts
Coventry
Grade 11

August 2022

Aiden Martinez

Law & Criminal Justice
Coventry
Grade 12

Allen Li

Fire Academy
Green
Grade 11

Andrew Zingery

Engineering, Robotics & Manu.
Springfield
Grade 11

Benjamin Walker

Job Training
Manchester
Grade 12

April/May 2022

Madison Harrison

Visual Design & Imaging
Green
Grade 11

Mason Sporup

HVAC
Manchester
Grade 11

Savannah Bosley

Pre-Nursing
Springfield
Grade 11

Caden Steger

Plumbing & Pipefitting
Coventry
Grade 11

March 2022

Carter Rich

Visual Design & Imaging
Springfield
Grade 12

Aries Steiner

Cyber Academy
Green
Grade 11

Kyle Anker

Law & Criminal Justice
Manchester
Grade 11

Asia Bighan

Culinary Arts
Coventry
Grade 11

February 2022

Juan Yerena

Cyber Academy
Green
Grade 11

Olivia Keller

Medical Technician
Manchester
Grade 11

Colton Terry

Engineering, Robotics, Manu.
Coventry
Grade 11

Natalie Selby

Cosmetology
Springfield
Grade 11

January 2022

Cindy Mook

Visual Design & Imaging
Coventry
Grade 11

Ryan Beretics

Engineering, Robotics, Manu
Springfield
Grade 12

Tylor Lewis

Automotive Technology
Manchester
Grade 11

Jacob Olinger

Fire Academy
Green
Grade 11

December 2021

Sam Kelley

HVAC
Out of District
Grade 11

Makayla Johnson

Plumbing & Pipefitting
Green
Grade 11

Brylee Miller

Cosmetology
Manchester
Grade 11

Mauro Martinez-Lizaola

Visual Design & Imaging
Coventry
Grade 12

Jocelynn Casto

Medical Technician
Springfield
Grade 11

November 2021

Asia Spruill

Medical Technician
Coventry
Grade 11

Ethan Prater

Cyber Academy
Green
Grade 11

Matt McNeil

Building Trades
Manchester
Grade 12

Scott Ratliff

Automotive Technology
Springfield
Grade 11

October 2021

Bryce Leslie

Welding
Manchester
Grade 12

Samantha Drew

ERMA
Springfield
Grade 11

Brandon Howald

Electrical
Coventry
Grade 12

Brenna Nagle

Cosmetology
Green
Grade 12

August/September 2021

Andrew Kamsingh

Sports Medicine

Green
Grade 12

Gabriella Franco-Ridenour

Law & Criminal Justice
Springfield
Grade 11

Madison Gee

Culinary Arts
Coventry
Grade 11

Quinn Marketich

Building Trades
Manchester
Grade 12

Avaiya Totten

Avaiya has a very positive attitude all the time. She does not make any enemies of her peers. She is well-liked by all. She has the most integrity of any student I have had in the past. She is a hard worker and is very responsible. (She even gets her work before a field trip and gets it done and turned in the next day!)



Mark Danner

Mark is a wonderful student to have in class. He is helpful to others and tackles any project that comes through our doors. Mark is also a master of multitasking.



Mason Morris

Mason is a leader in the classroom and in the lab! His welding ability is top of the class as well as his welding knowledge. Mason is very passionate about welding! Always asking questions and looking for answers! Helping everyone along the way!  Mason is a great representative of Manchester, PLCC, and ambassador to the welding community!

Anna Kincaid

Anna is one of the most thoughtful students I’ve had. She goes out of her way to be helpful to her classmates & me. The list is long of all the kind, helpful things Anna has done to name a few… 

brought in extra gifts for the gift exchange in case someone didn’t have the $ to purchase a gift & participate; made a class song google form so all classmates could have the chance to request songs & manages to play them while keeping it school appropriate for us; comes down from focus period when her work is done to earn hours but always checks salon jobs & does what needs to be done without being asked & seems happy to do it; if a student is having a rough time she befriends them & checks in on them



Jessica Love

Since we began creating the Pharmacy Lab, Jessica has gone above and beyond in organizing hundreds of empty medicine bottles for our practice labs. Jessica is ECHS, and she is free every morning before reporting to PLCC for lab. Jessica came to school countless days, a few hours early, just to organize the lab. She “trained” a couple of other students to assist her; however, she did all the heavy lifting! 

 

I am so proud of the video prepared about the pharmacy for our website. Jessica represented herself and our school with dignity and heartfelt enthusiasm. She didn’t miss a beat during her interview!

 

Jess is just an amazing student and young lady. She is always prepared, works hard, and has earned excellent grades. Jessica is trustworthy, responsible and ALWAYS kind. She is always the first to volunteer to help others, including me! She never refuses any task that will help someone else.

 

As her instructor, I genuinely look forward to having Jessica in class every day. She walks through the door with a smile, and leaves with a smile. Her positive, kind energy is felt by everyone!

 

Steven Ford

Steven demonstrates on a daily basis a fantastic example of professional courtesy and kindness. He works well with other students and leads with his humble approach to collaboration and cooperation. Steven is always eager to learn more and go deeper with the processes he is mastering in class and the HVAC lab. He always goes above and beyond by volunteering and taking on roles with tool management and lab cleanup management, exceeding the expectations of what defines a model student, citizen, and employee. I am honored to nominate Steven Ford from the HVAC program as Student of the Month.

 

John Sterchi

John is an outstanding student in A&P.  He is always participating and adding to the class.  I appreciate his hard work every day. 

Justin Blankenship

Justin is a responsible and serious student.  He has maintained a gpa over 3.0, has maintained an excellent attendance record, and works a 20-30 hour per week job while diligently applying himself to his academics and trade learning.  He has a terrific attitude and is very responsible.  



 

Lilly Ledford

Lilly has been very participative in the COS program from the very beginning. She shows true passion for the industry and has been working so hard not only in class but at home with her required CIMA web hours. She is a wonderful addition to PLCC and we are so thankful she chose us. Way to go Lilly! Keep up your hard work.



Andrew Hippich

I would like to nominate Drew Hippich as the School-to-Work placement student of the month.  Drew has been the perfect example of a successful student in the School-to-Work placement pre-apprenticeship program.  Drew exhibits a strong work ethic, is reliable & professional, and shows great initiative, respect, and integrity.  Drew, keep up the great work with your commitment to professional and academic success this year!



Lucas French

I observe Lucas daily.  He is consistently courteous to staff.  Another impressive attribute is the manner in which he takes the time to often walk a Job Training student from the bus to the building.  He engages the student in conversation and patiently listens to the student’s answers.  As he walks he is genuine in his natural approach to being a quiet example of a student with maturity and character. 



Kamara McCall

Kamara Always turns in her homework early.  She always has a positive attitude and a “can do” mentality.  She performs well during hands-on practicals and encourages/coaches fellow classmates that sometimes struggle.



Anthony Hughes

Anthony is in his senior year and continues to go above and beyond to help out in the shop in various ways.  He has come down multiple times during focus period to help prep equipment for lab.  It is great that I can count on him to always do a good job!  Balis



Peyton Carney

Peyton is a leader and helps everyone he can! He works very hard. He is as professional as it gets!

Mr. Mariana

Vincent Johnson

Vincent is always punctual, turns everything in on time, and is a pleasure to have in class. He doesn’t hesitate to lend a hand to the instructor or another classmate.

Mr. Shea



Paige Mickunas

Paige is a delight. She is always ready for the next task and to learn something new.

Mrs. Olihan



Aiden Martinez

Aiden is a full-day student at PLCC in the Law and Criminal Justice and ECHS programs. Aiden earned an (A) average in both programs as a junior and no doubt he will obtain those grades this year, due to the effort and hard work he puts in. Aiden is always willing to help his fellow classmates and instructor. He is a very positive person and always has a smile on his face, which is contagious. Aiden maintains his grades while working a job several days a week after school and on weekends. Aiden is active in his church and has his own cooking show on YouTube. It is a pleasure to nominate Aiden Martinez for Student of the Month.

Harold Britt



Allen Li

She has great participation during lab time and prepares herself to be successful. Allen brings energy to the class and leads by example.  Toth



Andrew Zingery

Andrew is very attentive in class. He asks questions and is eager to participate. He is the first to raise his hand always. He’s very kind to those around him, and he tries hard every day. He comes prepared and on time each day.  Russell



Benjamin Walker

Benjamin arrives at school every day wearing a smile and his uniform.  He participates in all aspects of the lab, and does so with a positive attitude.  He works hard and is a wonderful member of the Job Training program  – Mrs. Weigand



Madison Harrison

Madison comes to school every day with a positive attitude greeting everyone with a smile and a “hello”. She actively participates in class and is always willing to help a peer. She is a true pleasure to have in class. I cannot say enough good things about Madison.



Mason Sporup

Mason consistently works above my expectations in class. Mason is attentive and inquisitive about the HVAC industry. If every student was like Mason my job would be too easy.  

Savannah Bosley

Savannah is a strong student who we are lucky to have at PLCC.  She is the kind of person who speaks up when she sees something that doesn’t feel right and advocates for people who may not know how to do so for themselves.  If she chooses to continue in the medical field post graduation, she will make a wonderful patient advocate.

Caden Steger

Caden has continued to grow in his trade skills since the start of school.  He asks great questions and in always on task.  I can pair him up with anyone, and he’ll improve the other student’s understanding of the material.  He would win the Jason Bourne Award as my silent assassin….he quietly attacks and eliminates all problems.

Carter Rich

I did not have the opportunity to work with Carter much before October, 2021.  I was lucky enough to be needed to help with instruction for the Visual Design and Imaging program when their instructor Mr. Raymond was indisposed.  I turned to the senior VDI students who have much more design experience (than the junior VDI students or me) to find out what they thought the junior should be working on at this time of year.  A few senior students immediately stood out from the rest offering to help with projects for the juniors and Carter was the first and most professional of the small group.

Over the next few weeks, Carter showed what an amazing designer and content creator he truly is by organizing instruction for the junior VDI lab, modifying his schedule so he could come in and personally instruct the juniors on new projects, and helped created a schedule with content, group leaders, and props/staging for PLCC Sophomore Visits.  Effectively, the small group led by Carter created a student-led marketing promotion to encourage new students to pick VDI for next school year.   Carter volunteered to come in during his personal time to provide educated content regarding technology and software used in VDI for new students and answer any questions the visitors had.  Mr. Rich showed an incredibly animated and entertaining side of his personality that is not often seen at school because he wanted to do his best work in order to make Mr. Raymond proud.  Carter also went out of his way to represent the Visual Design & Imaging program professionally by volunteering his time for the Open House evening.  As the only student to represent their program during the open house, he introduced himself to every set of visitors, chatted about the software & technical program, and answered parent questions to the best of his ability.  Mr. Rich showed concern for all interested students and parents and tried to help everyone he could that evening.  

 

Carter and his small group were so incredibly successful at their program marketing that the VDI program was completely filled with new students within two weeks of the recruiting event.  

Carter Rich makes design,content creation/management and marketing look easy!

Aries Steiner

Aries is a leader in the classroom. He always completes his assigned tasks on time and helps others on theirs. He is always wanting to try other things outside of the scope of the class and has proven he has what it takes to be an overachiever.

Kyle Anker

Kyle is a very positive person and student. He is willing to assist the instructor and his fellow classmates. Kyle helps keep other students motivated. Kyle is a leader in the Law and Criminal Justice Program. Kyle works several jobs and participates in the ride along programs with the New Franklin Police Department and Springfield Township Police. Kyle is a member of Jackson Township Police Departments Explorer Program. Kyle is eager to learn as much as possible about the criminal justice field. Kyle is a positive representative of the Law and Criminal Justice Program and the Portage Lakes Career Center. It is with pleasure that I nominate Kyle Anker for Student of the month.   

Asia Bigham

Asia always comes to school with a positive attitude, always offers to help other students and I in the lab, takes the initiative to do things without being told, and is all round a pleasure to have in class.

Juan Yerena

Juan consistently turns in all work on time, He always does the extra work to get the extra credit. Never complains and never is negative. Always a very good overall student. I would love to have a whole class of students like Juan!

Olivia Keller

Olivia always wears a smile and has a pleasant attitude. Her 101% GPA thus far is reflective of her organization, study skills and preparation. She has excellent attendance. Olivia volunteers to do student-led reviews and she does an excellent job! Overall, Olivia is an awesome student who represents a successful student experience at PLCC. It is my pleasure to be a part of her journey!

Colton Terry

Colton is my reliable guy in the junior lab. I can count on him to help others and be a friend to anyone who needs one. He’s also going to SkillsUSA state competition for our lab and is an officer. Colton is always focused on his work and turns in consistent quality work. He does a lot for the class.

Natalie Selby

Natalie is a positive student who demonstrates strong character.  She treats people well and speaks up when she sees others being treated poorly.  We are lucky to have Natalie at PLCC.

Cindy Mook

Cindy’s grade is actually above 100%. She is also very responsible. She goes above and beyond by collecting calculators that other students leave on their desks and organizing them for us every day (at the end of the day). She is also very polite to both teachers.

Ryan Beretics

Ryan is always polite and helpful in class. He answers questions and participates regularly.  He’s really an awesome student. He’s helpful to anyone who needs it. He asks questions often and really tries to understand the material. He’s pretty funny and a joy to have in class.

Tylor Lewis

Tylor is a great student who does well in the lab but more importantly is dependable, trustworthy and always on task.  I can count on him to be doing what he is supposed to and he is always willing to help out with misc tasks without being asked.

Jacob Olinger

Jacob consistently  turns in assignments on time, does well on tests, and actively participates during lectures.

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