The Optimist Club of Lynchburg, in partnership with AREVA Inc., honored 10 Lynchburg City School students in March at their 15th Annual Recognition of Career-Technical Education Students.
According to Optimist Club President Jared Anderson, the purpose of the program is to recognize high school students for their positive achievements while enrolled in Career-Technical Education programs in Lynchburg City Schools.
During the ceremony, students were presented award certificates, gift certificates, and commemorative medallions. AREVA Inc. Vice President and Chief Counsel David Royer was the event’s guest speaker. Royer shared accolades for the students’ accomplishments and highlighted requirements at the local and national level for technologically skilled young men and women to meet the needs of a rapidly-changing marketplace.
Lynchburg City Schools Career-Technical Education Supervisor for Instruction Ed Dellinger applauded the students’ achievements and thanked the community for their support. “Our community partners believe in these students, which helps them believe in themselves. We’re all very appreciative of this partnership,” he said.
E.C. Glass and Heritage High Schools currently host nearly 30 programs in 14 major areas, including Architecture & Construction, Technology & Communications, Business & Finance, Education & Training, Health Science, Hospitality & Tourism, Information Technology, Human Services, Law & Security, Military JROTC, Marketing & Sales, Science-Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM), and Transportation & Logistics.
The students who were recognized include:
- Amber Klein (HHS, Dental Careers),
- Alexandria Spakes (ECG, Culinary Arts),
- Shiloh Sooklal (ECG, Air Force JROTC).
- Peter Seufer (ECG, Nuclear Technology/Robotics),
- William Ebling (ECG, Engineering),
- Christian Morgan (ECG, Auto Service Technology),
- Troy Spencer (HHS, Computer Systems Technology),
- Matt Campbell (HHS, Building Trades).
- Dominic Coradazzi (HHS, Business/Advertising Design),
- Daniel Link (HHS, Marketing).