Area 30 recognizes seniors with awards ceremony
On Wednesday, May 13, Area 30 Career Center held its Annual Senior Awards Program to recognize student accomplishments in its Career and Technical Education programs.
Students honored were 178 seniors from Cloverdale, Eminence, Greencastle, North Putnam and South Putnam high schools. In addition to the senior recognition, Area 30 presented more than $9,000 in awards.
Top honors went to Dakota Evans, a South Putnam student in the Law Enforcement program. Evans will be serving in the United States Marine Corps while taking online classes to receive an Associate's Degree. Evans also received the Jim Baugh Memorial Scholarship from the Putnam County Fraternal Order of Police.
From the EMT program, South Putnam student Courtney Sullivan was recognized with an award to attend IUPUI to study nursing. From the Automotive Collision program, a Greencastle student, Trinten Stewart, earned award honors and will be entering the work force.
Marlee Nichols, a Greencastle student, who has been in both the Nursing and Health Careers programs, earned an award to study nursing at IUPUI. Jason Inglert, from the Teacher Education program, will be using his award to go to IUPUI to study Social Studies-Secondary Education.
North Putnam student Shay Lucas, from the Nursing and Health Career programs earned an award to study nursing at IUPUI. From the Engineering program, Levi Lewis, a Greencastle student, will be using his award to attend the IU Kelley School of Business. Thomas Hunt, a Computer Systems Networking student who attends Greencastle, was given an award to study information technology at Ivy Tech.
Greencastle student, Calvin Hughes, who has participated in the Culinary Arts and Health Careers programs, was recognized with an award to attend IUPUI to study radiology. From the Culinary Arts program, Henry Cloncs, a Cloverdale student, earned an award to attend Ivy Tech to study culinary arts. Lauren Bridgewater, a Greencastle student in the Health Careers program, won an award to study psychology at Hanover College. South Putnam student, Olivia Arnold, who has studied Health Careers, earned an award to study nursing at University of Southern Indiana.
Rebecca Wilson, a Greencastle student enrolled in the Health Careers program, will spend her award at Indiana State University where she will study athletic training. Representing the Early Childhood Education program was Katherine Solivan, a Greencastle student, who won an award to attend Ivy Tech to study nursing. Sydney Smiley, a Greencastle student enrolled in the Health Careers program, earned an award to attend Indiana State University to study business. Greencastle student, Mary Parker, who is in the Health Careers program, was recognized with an award to attend IUPUI where she will be studying nursing.
Area 30 Career Center is able to grant awards each year to deserving students thanks to the generous donations from many local business and individuals who support Area 30 students by contributing to the Award Fund and/or by participating in the Area 30 Golf Outing.
Area 30 would like to thank its donors: A.A. Huber and Sons, Alice Greenburg, Almost Home, Anthony and Karen Heavin, Asbury Towers, Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Bob and Lora Busch, Brehob Nursery, Chad Nunley, Chandler West, Charlie's Beefcake Burgers, Clover Meadows, Concepts -- The Cabinet Show, Continental Welding Supply, Elmco PA, Inc. -- Dave and Peggy Lilly, Farm Credit Mid-America, First National Bank, Fox Canteen, Greencastle Hometown Dental, Greencastle McDonald's, Greencastle Pediatric Dentistry, Headley Hardware, Heritage Environmental, HMSB Insurance Services, Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Humphreys' Outdoor Power, Ivy Tech Community College, JD Sims, Jerry Thomas, John and Amber Pittman, Judi Scheer, Karl and Amanda Reiblich Fund, Kirk Freeman Consulting, Lincoln Technical College, LouAnn Storms, Mike and Mary Ann Walton, Mike and Ross Sego, Mohr Chiropractic Center, Monical's Pizza, NAPA Auto Parts, North Salem Bank, Ohio Technical College Power Sport, Old National Bank, Pierson Pizza Den, Putnam County Hospital, Putnam Inn, Rob Worman, Rubber Seal -- Performance Paint, Ruben Hinners, Scott Hunt, Sears, Sharon and Mark Bone, Shuee's Furniture and Mattress, Starbucks, Steve's Enterprises, Steve Ray, Stone's Auto Body, Teachers Credit Union, The Game Warehouse, Therese Cunningham State Farm Insurance, Troy Anderson, Vincennes University, William and Linda Merkel, Wilson's Photography, York Automotive and Zane Earles.