Lorain County – The Lorain County JVS held its Senior Recognition Ceremony at the Palace Theater on May 27, honoring 435 graduates who received career-technical certification in a variety of career areas.

JVS students from the class of 2010 were awarded over $544,000 in scholarships, many of them being earned for the students’ performance at career-technical skill events.  Although too numerous to mention every scholarship awarded, the following list highlights students who have received scholarships from the JVS Educational Foundation, Teachers’ Association and Board of Education as well as LifeShare Community Blood Services, Medical Mutual and the Elyria Rotary.

View pictures and video from the ceremony on the JVS website, lcjvs.com.


James Gillert, Masonry Trades Program, received the Sonny Argenti Building Trades Scholarship in the amount of $500.

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Michelle Kepic, Early Childhood Education Program, has received a $1,500 JVS Teachers’ Association Edward Cieslak Scholarship, a $500 LifeShare Community Blood Services Scholarship and $450 from the Janet Lowther McMinn and Robert McMinn Scholarship. Michelle plans to attend LCCC and Ashland University to major in Early Childhood Education.


Maggie Andorka, Teacher Education Exploration, received a $500 James A. Berthold School Board Scholarship.  Maggie plans to further her education at the University of Toledo studying Early Childhood Education.

James Hite, Heating & Air Conditioning, received the Tim Plas Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $250.

Chelsea Welch, Teacher Education Exploration, received an $8,000 TEE University of Cincinnati Scholarship.  Chelsea plans to attend the University of Cincinnati to major in education.

During the ceremony the Lorain County JVS Educational Foundation awarded 14 seniors with a $200 Scholarship for being members of the National Technical Honor Society and 73

students with a $100 scholarship for being nominated as an “Outstanding Senior” in their program.

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