Students recognized at LCTC award ceremony

Published 2:16 pm Friday, May 12, 2017

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

LeCroy Career Technical Center celebrated students who completed at least three classes in their chosen program during its annual awards day.

Two ceremonies were held, one for the morning students and the other for the afternoon students.

“We feel this is important to hold this [ceremony] because these are students that are sometimes not recognized anywhere else and we want to make sure our students are recognized for their achievements,” LCTC director Dara Norman said.

A total of 235 students were recognized. These included 14 in Auto Service Technology, 17 in Collision Repair, 24 in Cosmetology, 18 in Drafting, 60 in Healthscience, 25 in Horticulture, 15 HVACR, six in Industrial Technology and Engineering, 20 in the Public Service Fire Academy, 18 in the Public Service Law Academy, one in STEM and 17 in Welding.

“It is beyond words to see that we have that many students that are that interested in improving their career opportunity,” Norman said.

Each student received a certificate and a medal.

Approximately 40 to 50 percent of these students have also completed a certification in their field of study.

Graduating National Technical Honor Society inductees were also recognized.

“This is the first year we have done this program and we are looking forward to this becoming bigger each and every year,” Norman said.

Graduating Honor society members included Emma Cleckler, Marisol Delacruz-Raymundo, Sara Epperson, Dana Kelley, Jakobe Kine, Marco Martinez, Maria Navarro, Anniston Payne, Tanner Payne, Austin Prough, Kristen Ray and Price Walker.

Norman said the honor society is something being emphasized across the state.

“We were shocked at how many students we had qualify,” Norman said.

In total, including juniors, about 40 students were inducted.