Grant Career Center proudly recognizes the 143 seniors who completed their career training requirements and earned their career and technical certificates from the Career Center. The students received their diplomas from their home high schools of Bethel-Tate, Felicity-Franklin, New Richmond, or Williamsburg.
The Senior Recognition and Awards Ceremony was held at Bethel-Tate High School on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. 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 Courtney Riggs, an Engineering Design student from Felicity-Franklin High School. Honored as the Salutatorian was Allied Health Science student Amber Arthur, from Felicity-Franklin High School.
Students named as Outstanding Senior in each of their respective programs were Erin McKee, Allied Health Science; Ryan Wilson, Auto Collision; Travis Kinnard, Automotive Service Technology; Chloe Henderson, Biotechnology; Jacob Zieger, Carpentry; Brittany Blanton, Career Based Intervention; Alejandra Rodriguez, Cosmetology; Ashley Redmond, Criminal Justice; Courtney Jervis, Culinary Arts; Courtney Riggs, Engineering Design; Alexandra Zellner, Horticulture; Haley Proffitt, Medical Information Tech; Matthew White, Metal Fabrication; and Lexi Jump, Teacher Academy.
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 Morgan, Carpentry. Travis Kinnard, an Automotive Service Technology student, was the recipient of the Gary Caseltine Memorial Award, an award presented by Teresa Caseltine in memory of her husband, to a student who is entering the Marines. Other scholarship awards included four Success Grants presented to Candice Kirtley, Cosmetology; Dalton Henderson, Engineering Design; Wendy Appelmann, Criminal Justice; and Jeremy Rowan, Automotive Service Technology.
The Keith Boys Grant, a $500 scholarship, presented annually to an outstanding Engineering Design student pursuing education in that field, was given to Courtney Riggs. A $500 scholarship developed by the Grant Career Center staff, and designated as The Grant Faculty and Staff Award, was presented to four outstanding seniors: Erin McKee and Kylie Sawyers, Allied Health Science; Chloe Henderson, Biotechnology; and Lexi Jump, Teacher Academy. Three Faculty and Staff Apprenticeship Tool Scholarships of $250 were given to Metal Fabrication students James Applegate and Matthew White, and Carpentry student Jacob Zieger, who have been accepted into local apprenticeship programs.
English Awards were presented by Brad Jackson, Kathy Newman, and Jen Pfeffer to the following seniors: Wendy Appelmann, James Applegate, Destiny Beckworth (2), Cameron Bein, Courtney Jervis (2), Theodore Kidwell, Kelsey Hardin, Emily King, Tammy Lockaby (2), Erin McKee (2), Kelsey O’Neal, Ashley Redmond, Alejandra Rodriguez, Hope Roush, Kylie Sawyers, Mikie Simpson, Nathan Staten, Kylie Watts, Jesse Wilhoit, Ryan Wilson (2), Alexandra Zellner, and Jacob Zieger (3).
Social Studies Awards were presented by Ron Dunn, Matthew Folkerth and Steve Olivieri to Kaitlyn Clark, Desirae Murphy, Ashley Redmond (2), Mikie Simpson, and
Science Awards were presented by Adam Heist, Will Lytle and Nancy Weis to the following students: Wendy Appelmann, Tyler Crumpton, Kelsey Hardin, Dalton Henderson, Joshua Hensley, Cody Hess, and Tonya Snodgrass.
Math Awards were presented by Genna Galluzzo, Gabrea Gibson, Julie Skripac and Marty Patrick to Wendy Appelmann, Tori Baker, Destiny Beckworth, Cameron Bein, Christian Burger, Melissa Dameron, Dion DeRose, Kelsey Hardin, Courtney Jervis, Theodore Kidwell, Emily King, Tammy Lockaby, Chase Mann, Michael Reinhart, Mikie Simpson, Brandon Smith, Tonya Snodgrass, and Jesse Wilhoit.
Students recognized for Perfect Attendance included: Jon Alsept, James Applegate*, Amber Arthur, Destiny Beckworth*, Jared Bray, Austin Church, Kaitlyn Clark, Jeffrey Collins, Tyler Crumpton, Tyler Ellis, Courtney Jervis, Emily King, Jacob Lewis, James Mahan, Lexi Martin, Ashley Milligan, Desirae Murphy, Kaitlynn Perkins, Louis Quiles, Ashley Redmond, Courtney Riggs, Krystal Ritchie, Kylie Sawyers, Mikie Simpson, Tonya Snodgrass, Morgan Walters, Jesse Wilhoit, and Anthony Wills. 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 Dr. Lisa Tuttle-Huff:
Allied Health Science: Amber Arthur, Rian Denton, Skylar Gould, Maggie Green, Mariah Harvey, McKayla Jacobs, Emily King, Christina Lawrence, Kathrine Leggett, Erin McKee, Ashley Milligan, Kylie Sawyers, Kylie Watts, and Kaelynn Wooten.
Auto Collision: Jonathan Alsept, Joshua Hensley, Cody Hess, Chase Reed Mann, Jesse McAlister, Shayla Mineer, Wesley Stevens, Cameron Walker, Tyler Ward, Aleksandr Watson, Ryan Wilson, and William Ziggas.
Automotive Service Technology: Jacob Broerman, Matthew Eubanks, Dylan Foster, Mark Jones, Travis Kinnard, Jeremy Rowan, Thomas Sandlin, Nathan Staten, and Jesse Wilhoit.
Biotechnology: Steven James Glenn, Chloe Henderson, Kaitlynn Marie Perkins, Jessica Marie Riley, Emilie Christine Shouse, Morgan Kay Walters, and Lindsey Gabrielle Zeigler.
Career Based Intervention: Rebecca Baker, Cameron Bein, Brittany Blanton, Trent Long, Chelsea Summer O’Brien, Brandon Michael Smith, and Allison Stroup.
Carpentry: Bobby Dean Bingham, Nathan Closser, Dion Michael DeRose, Jacob Lewis, Austin T. Morgan, Tyler Richards, Dylan Scott, Cameron Sweet, Travis Wallace, and Jacob Zieger.
Cosmetology: Destiny Jasmine Beckworth, Melissa Ann Dameron, Amber Nicole Evans, Sidney Kaylee Gilpin, Candice Faye Kirtley, Alejandra Renee Rodriguez, Hope L. Roush, Alexus Jordan Tumbleson, Sierra Dawn West, and Alissa M. Wombles.
Criminal Justice: Wendy Noel Appelmann, Tristan Asbrock, Jared Bray, Rachel Burdell, Kaitlynn Marie Clark, Kasey E. Cotes, Adam Glen Mincey, Desirae Murphy, Mary Ann Patrick, Louis Lawrence Quiles, Ashley Rose Redmond, Kathleen Elizabeth Vance, and Jordan Benjamin Walker.
Culinary Arts: Brandon Michael Bowling, Gabriella Marie Chapman, Derrick Hitt, Courtney Marie Jervis, Theodore Augustus Kidwell, Tammy Lee Lockaby, and Tonya Snodgrass.
Engineering Design: Tyler E. Anderson, Austin James Berger, Nathaniel Andrew Bromer, Miles D. Sanborn Burnam, Christian Tyler Crumpton, Dalton Tyler Henderson, James Michael Mahan, Courtney Lynn Riggs, Jacob Lee Robinson, and Logan Sicurella.
Horticulture: Kelsey Shyann Hardin, Casey Laurin Hedrick, Justin Robert Marks, Krystal Lynn Ritchie, Jim Weinel, and Alexandra Catherine Zellner.
Medical Information Tech: Tori Lynn Baker, Miranda Lee Berry, Seaira Kay Blake, Carrie Denise Buckley, Lexi Marie Martin, Kelsey Marie O’Neal, Elizabeth Pauley, Haley Marie Proffitt, and Katie Marie Smith.
Metal Fabrication: James R. Applegate, Kristina Bruce, Austin C. Church, Jeffrey Wayne Collins II, Blake M. Downs, Daniel Tyler Ellis, Brylee D. Emerson, Christopher K. Flint, Thomas H. Freeman, Keith M. Gaul, Michael Klinker, Jesse Nagy, Dennis Peace, Steven W. Pirrello, Kimberly Lynn Pruitt, Michael A. Reinhart, Mikie Allen Simpson, Parker Trowbridge, Matthew White, Anthony Wills, and Simon Wright.
Teacher Academy: Halee Curtis, Lexi Jump, Hannah Lewis, and Shyann Kaylinn Webb.
Veterinary Science: Marissa Leigh Cochran, Whitney Nicole Fancher, and Brooke Rachelle Schultz.