The Senior Recognition and Award Ceremony was held at the Bethel-Tate Middle School on Thursday, May 16. Students, parents, guests, and Career Center staff celebrated the academic achievements of the students as they completed the secondary phase of their education. Students received their Career and Technical Education Certificates and Career Passports in the ceremony that concluded their training at Grant.
Honored as Valedictorian at the Career Center was Coralena Emmons, Horticulture, from Williamsburg High School. Honored as the College Tech Prep Valedictorian was Engineering Design student Travis Bee, from Bethel-Tate High School.
Students named as Outstanding Senior in each of their respective programs were Kyle Puckett, Auto Collision; Coralena Emmons and Amber Snodgrass, Horticulture; Travis Bee, College Tech Prep Engineering Design; Morgan Calhoun, College Tech Prep Allied Health Science; Spencer Taylor, Culinary Careers; Esteven Peacock, Metal Fabrication; Shawnta Sweet, Medical Information Tech; Elizabeth Peace, Business and Finance; Courtney Poe, Cosmetology; Taylor Robinson and Craig Hoagland, The Teacher Academy; Phillip White, Automotive Service Technology; Jeremy Lewis, Carpentry; and Sheyenne Sebastian, Cooperative Education.
Other awards presented during the Ceremony included the James Lumpkins Award for a student pursuing a career in the Military Service, received this year by Austin Kinnard, Engineering Design. James Borgerding was the recipient of the Earl Ellis Memorial Award, a $500 Grant awarded to a student entering the military. The Keith Boys Grant, a $500 scholarship, presented annually to an outstanding Engineering Design student pursuing education in that field, was awarded to Travis Bee. Other scholarship awards included two Success Grants presented to Jeremy Lewis, Carpentry and Allyson Klump, Allied Health Science.
A $500 scholarship developed by the Grant Career Center staff, and designated as The Grant Faculty and Staff Award, was presented to five outstanding seniors: Levi Rettig, Automotive Service Technology; Taylor Robinson, The Teacher Academy; Shawnta Sweet, Medical Information Tech: and Morgan Calhoun and Allyson Klump, College Tech Prep Allied Health Science. One Faculty and Staff Apprenticeship Tool Scholarship of $250 was given to Metal Fabrication student Esteven Peacock, who has been accepted into a local union.
English Awards were presented by Gerald Bierly, Kathy Newman, and Jen Pfeffer to the following seniors: Steven Benton, Zane Cassity, Tiffanie Clifford, Coralena Emmons (2), Phyllis Hammock (2), Jeremy Lewis (2), Alex Lilly, Ashley Miller, Courtney Poe (2), Kyle Puckett, Sheyenne Sebastian, Shawnta Sweet (2), Spencer Taylor, Phillip White, and Dustin Woodruff.
Social Studies Awards were presented by John Swarthout and Steve Olivieri to Travis Bee, Anna Christman, Philip Kinnair, Alex Lilly, Ashley Miller, Ciara Mills, Esteven Peacock, Jacob Preston, Kyle Puckett, Shawnta Sweet, Spencer Taylor, and Phillip White.
Science Awards were presented by Kevin Miller and Nancy Weis to the following students: James Borgerding, Coralena Emmons, Jeremy Lewis, Jacob Morgan, Mariah Norris, Kyle Puckett, Amber Snodgrass, Spencer Taylor, and Leesa Young.
Math Awards were presented by Earl Bradley and Marty Patrick to Amber Buckley, Coralena Emmons, Phyllis Hammock, Jeremy Lewis, Alex Lilly, Ashley Miller, Ciara Mills, Esteven Peacock, Kyle Puckett, Bryan Simmons, Amber Snodgrass, Spencer Taylor, Gina Vieregge, Michael Vornhagen, and Phillip White.
Students recognized for Perfect Attendance included: Brian Adams, Travis Bee, Austin Caldwell*, Zane Cassidy*, Mikayla Cooper*, Monica Craig, Shawn Davin*, Coralena Emmons, J.R. Forsee, Matthew Forsee, Ross Herbolt, Allyson Klump*, Michael Lang*, Jeremy Lewis, Oceanna Maiden, Nicholas Marshall, Kelsey Mitchell, Jaé Mosley, Danielle Peters, Courtney Poe*, Bradlee Prather, Kyle Puckett, Angelo Quiles, Amber Snodgrass, Thomas Stansbury, Arica Stutz*, Heather Tatman*, Kayla Taulbee*, Spencer Taylor, Michael Vornhagen, Heather Woodall, Thomas Young*. Students with an asterisk (*) had Perfect Attendance for both years at Grant Career Center.
The following students completed the requirements of their career training curriculum and were presented with their Certificates of Completion from Superintendent Kenneth Morrison:
Allied Health Science: Morgan Christian Calhoun, Anna Briggs Christman, Mikayla Elizabeth Cooper, Sydney Diane Kilgore, Allyson Elizabeth Klump, Harlee Ann McMahan, Kelsey Marie Mitchell, Ashley Nichole-Hope Noe, Danielle Nicole Peters, Bradlee Logan Prather, Morgan Mackenzie Rinehart, Veronica Clare Schaljo, Carly Cameron Smith, Heather Lee Tatman, Dakota Cheyenne Wise.
Auto Collision: Brian Daniel Adams, David A. Allison, Steven Michael Benton, Brady Couch, Devin Scott Donell, Travis Jesse Estep, Ronnie G. Hitt, Mark D. Mockbee, Jr., Kyle Edward Puckett, Jonathan Boyd Scott, Corey Stith, Sean Randall Vesper.
Automotive Service Technology: Zane Cassity, Jarrod D’Aquila-Meyers, Andrew Fields, Matthew Forsee, Bobby Hull, Tyler Koller, Clint Morgan, Jacob Morgan, Kody Nickol, Anthony Niederhelman, Levi Rettig, Joshua Rowe, Bryan Simmons, Michael Vornhagen, Phillip White.
Business and Finance: Austin T. Caldwell, Phyllis Jean Hammoock, Alex E. Lilly, Elizabeth M. Peace.
Carpentry: Shane Jeffers, Michael Lang, Jeremy Scott Brown Lewis, Brian Martin, Cornelius Asher Myers, Angelo Jesus Quiles.
Cooperative Education: Sierra M. Branam, Grace Elaina Bruno, Tosha M. Dooley, Trisha M. Dooley, Ryan E. Gambrell, Dustin Matthew Geschwind, Liberty Shawn Hauser, Philip James Kinnair, Logan Mays, Derek Anton Nagy, Courtney Nicole Petry, Jacob Elijah Preston, Courtney Rosemarie Roseberry, Alyc L. Ruiz, Lacreena Brooke Sanders, Sheyenne Mechelle Sebastian.
Cosmetology: Amber Nicole Buckley, Shannon D. Bullock, Marissa T. Hall, Chelsey N. Hopper, Katie May, Makinsey Brooke McAlister, Kaitlin Brooke Pangallo, Amber Pinckard, Courtney Ann Poe, Breanna Ritchie In Memorium, Leesa Shay Young.
Culinary Careers: Katelyn Marie Campbell, Tiffanie Marie Clifford, Matthew Allen Crawford, Amanda Michelle Dugan, Kylie Drue Evans, Andrew J. Guenther, Kortney Elizabeth Hildebrand, Dakota James Hoeppner, Brittany Hubbard, Rebbecca Lemar, Ashley Cameron Miller, Eryk S. O’Quinn, Andrew Tyler Shepherd, Thomas Lee Stansbury, Dominic Steelman, Spencer Allen Taylor, Gina Marie Vieregge, Connor Jacob Webster, Aron J. Wethington, Weston C. Wright.
Engineering Design: Travis R. Bee, Shawn C. Davin, Ross Michael Herbolt, Austin Lee Kinnard, Corey Alexander Maness, Nicholas A. Marshall, Cassidy Jo Martin, Nethanel D. Parks, Nathaniel S. Petri, Arica Lynn Stutz, Meghan Lynn Torrence, Heather Elizabeth Woodall, Thomas D. Young.
Horticulture: Coralena Nicole Emmons, Cheyeanne Jacobs, Oceanna M. Maiden, Bobbi A. Martin, Amber Snodgrass, Stephany Sturgill.
Medical Information Tech: Janie Blum, Samantha Clayton, Monica Craig, Miranda Hardin, Brianna Jackson, Ciara Mills, Kendall Murphy, Mariah Norris, Tiffany Overbey, Ciera Preston, Abigail Sears, Alexandria Sweet, Kayla Taulbee.
Metal Fabrication: Jerrid Abbinante, James Borgerding, Dean Byrd, Chris Dickerson, Hunter Fiscus, Luke Hoskins, Lance Houser, Chad Kiskaden, Clay Loadman, Aaron Martin, Esteven Peacock, Johnathan Wayne Shepherd, Dustin Woodruff.
The Teacher Academy: Sydney Nicole Clancy, Steve Forsee, Jr., Brittany Nicole Hahn, Craig Aaron Hoagland, Erica Marie Jones, Jaé Danae Mosley, Taylor Brooke McKinnon, Benjamin Roa, Taylor Michelle Robinson, Tonya Marie Sheets.