Rockefeller Center holds awards banquet

NEW CUMBERLAND — The John D. Rockefeller IV Career Center honored graduating seniors and completers, including 69 students from Oak Glen and Weir high schools, during an awards banquet May 10.

The first award for the evening was the Outstanding Achievement Award, given to students selected by the instructors of each program of study for exceeding all program requirements. This year’s recipients were: Auto Collision Technology — Gage Roupe; Automotive Technology — Nathaniel Childers; Carpentry — Katana Grubbs; Diesel Technology — Zachary Martin; Electronics Technology — MacKenzie Elliott; Health Science Education — Haeleigh Martin; Health Science Education — Morgan Hicks; Pro Start Culinary — Marijane Mayhew; Welding Technology — Nicholas A. Rowland.

Morgan Hicks and Zachary Martin were recognized for winning Gold at the Skills USA Competition held in Fairmont. Hicks won in Medical Terminology and Martin in Diesel Technology. They will Compete at Nationals in June in Louisville, Ky. Katana Grubbs was also a participant in Carpentry.

Outstanding Clinical Performance awards were presented to Preston Campos, MacKenzie Murray, Sh’Kira Elmore and Gus Weekley for outstanding performance at Clinicals in the Health Occupation classes.

Students inducted into the National Technical Honor Society were Shiane Bailey, Preston Campos, Alyssa Creese, Sierra Dulaney, Sh’Kira Elmore, Lexington Haynes, Morgan Hicks, Hannah Jacobs, Zachary Martin, Haeleigh Martin, Marijane Mayhew, Faith McDevitt, Aaron-Paul Nicosia, Vincent Pulice, William Rice and Hunter Zeigler.

The W.Va. Governor’s Workforce Credential was created to ensure that West Virginia’s developing workforce have industry ready skills to meet business and industry expectations. Earning a W.Va. Governor’s Workforce Credential will allow employers to quickly identify those potential employees for high quality job openings. Those students receiving the Governor’s Workforce Credential include: Preston Campos, Alyssa Creese, Sierra Dulaney, Morgan Hicks, Hannah Jacobs, Haeliegh Martin, Zachary Martin, Faith McDevitt, Kaylee Moore, Kassidy O’Neill, Emily Padron, Seth Sapp and Gus Weekley.

Certificates were given out to seniors for the number of hours each student accrued during their time in the JDRCC simulated workplace. Those students are:

• Auto Collision Technology/Milt O’Mery, instructor: Shane Allen, Daniel Baez, Tyler Brinkley, Barry Campbell, David Cline, James Maloney, Tara Montgomery, Gage Roupe, Ashley Wedgwood, Derick Wilson and Trey Wright

• Automotive Technology/Jeff Hardy, instructor: Steven Boyle, Nathaniel Childers, Morgan Edmond, MacLovio Enriquez, Mason Headley, Logan Matheny, Tony Minnis and Corey Smith.

• Carpentry/Steve Shannon, instructor: Cole Fornwalt, Katana Grubbs, Aaron-Paul Nicosia

• Diesel Technology/Jim Luevano, instructor: Zachary Martin, Jaetin Popish, William Rice, Seth Sapp, Colin Stanley, Jacob Stauffer, Ryan Vladich, and Collin Williams.

• Electronics Technology/Dan Koller, instructor: Hailey Bowersox, Mackenzie Elliott, Nathan Ferrell, Kyler Flanigan and Branden Ginier

• Health Science Education/Wendy DeAngelis, instructor: Alyssa Creese, Malina Davis, Sierra Dulaney, Madison Efaw, Sh’Kira Elmore, Haeleigh Martin, Kassidy O’Neill, Joshua Schulte and Gus Weekley.

• Health Science Education/Joan Murray, instructor: Sarah Ashcraft, Courtney Brickner, Preston Campos, Morgan Hicks, Hannah Jacobs and Mackenzie Murray.

• ProStart Culinary/Chef Steven Fuscardo, instructor: Shiane Bailey, Justin Diaz, Kaitlin Jenkins, Marijane Mayhew, Faith McDevitt, Billie Moore, Kaylee Moore, Emily Padron, Shaleah Reed and Devin Tallman.

• Welding Technology/Jim Chappell, instructor: Colten Fryer, Lexingtin Haynes, Kristopher Lincke, Levi Paesani, Gregory Plesich, Vincent Pulice, Colton Reese, Nicholas Rowland and Hunter Zeigler.

Also, during the awards banquet several scholarships were given.

Betsy Wells and Jim Wells from the Northern Panhandle Lions Club presented the Lion’s Club Scholarship, which goes to an Oak Glen student, to Jacob Stauffer.

The NAPA Diesel Award went to Zachary Martin. Gregg Pavan, owner of the Weirton and Burgettstown NAPA Stores, was in attendance.

Kody Green, owner of G&R welding, was recognized for his donation to the JDR Welding class in memory of his father, Randy Green who was a welder in the community and both of his sons, Kody and Kasey Green, are former students of the JDR Welding Class.

At the conclusion of the evening, Dan Enich presented the Director’s Award. The recipient of this award is chosen from the pool of students who were awarded the Achievement Award. The student receiving the Director’s Award is an exemplary student who strives for excellence both at their home school and in the simulated workplace environment. The Director’s Award for 2018 was presented to Nathaniel Childers.

Perfect attendance certificates were given out by Gordon Anderson.