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35 WAHS Students, Employers Recognized at Annual Appreciation Breakfast

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May 29, 2019 | Awards & Celebrations

WAHS 2019 STW Group Photo

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (MAY 29, 2019) — Thirty-five students involved in Williamsport Area High School’s School-to-Work Program were honored during its annual Community Partners Appreciation Breakfast at the Genetti Hotel today.

In partnership with local employers, the program places students in job positions around the community. The goal of the workforce development program is to cultivate and put into practice the skills needed for job and career obtainment and retention beyond high school.

Not only were the students recognized for successfully completing the program but their employers also were recognized in kind. Seventeen of the program participants this year were seniors, each of whom received a certificate honoring their accomplishments:

  • Dylan Fravel
  • Naquian Gibbons
  • Gauge Hoffman
  • Shaniyah Hunter
  • Breonna Jolin
  • Patrick Keith
  • Zane Koch
  • Kaylissa Kriner
  • Barry Ladd
  • Fondrea McClain
  • Kyle McDermott
  • Nicholas Mundell
  • James Newcomer
  • Timothy Sherman
  • Landon Smeal
  • Jeremiah Vollman
  • Lundin Weary

In addition, 18 underclassmen also were recognized: 

  • Jakob Adams
  • Tashaun Anderson
  • Alex Baker
  • Tydasha Barbee
  • Christopher Boring
  • Bryon Carey
  • Hunter Corson
  • Jayani Davis
  • Amber Dunlap
  • Latavia Green
  • Courtney Haight
  • Ethan Kerbacher
  • Ty’mir Martin
  • Michael Messner
  • Keream Morris
  • Aidan Sitler
  • Derek Walker
  • Storm Wells

Program standouts, seniors Naiquan Gibbons and Fondrea McClain, spoke about the meaningful experiences the program provided. Head Principal Brandon Pardoe, School-to-Work Program Coordinator and Susan McGehean and Supervisor, sophomore Principal Kristin Takach, and Special Education Director Sheila Shull offered words of wisdom and encouragement to the group.

This year’s program partners were: Alabaster Coffee, American Rescue Workers, Aramark at UPMC, BLaST IU 17, Blessed Beginnings Preschool, Blue Lion Car Wash, Earth Works Energy Services, ELECT/EFI Teen Parenting Program, Financial 1st Federal Credit Union, Firetree, Ltd., Jiffy Lube, Long John Silver’s, Monro Auto Service and Tire Center, Pennsylvania CareerLink, Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Training, Student Transportation of America, The Williamsport Home, and WASD.

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