MINOOKA – Several Minooka Community High School students taking classes at the Grundy Area Vocational Center were presented with Director Awards for their outstanding performances in class during the first half of the 2012-13 school year.
Director Award winners for September included: Zachary Sinadinos (Automotive Technology), Ethan Cane (Building Trades), Rachel Lamber (Cosmetology), Maverick Nave (Early Childhood Education) and Alyssa Young (Health Occupations).
Director Award winners for October included: Jeremy Tondini (Building Trades), George Howard (Computer Applications), Nathan Allen (Cosmetology) and Sarah Lindmark (Criminal Justice).
Director Award winners for November included: Eric Pashnick (Automotive Technology), Zachary Trost (Building Trades), Jordan Talley (Computer Maintenance Technology), Elizabeth Guldenbecker (Cosmetology), Miguel Ocon (Criminal Justice), Stephanie Smolkovich (Health Occupations) and Haley Nichols (Welding).
Director Awards winners for December included: Alexis Klein (Automotive Technology), Elizabeth Schrishuhn (Cosmetology), Andrew Pry (Criminal Justice) and Jose Perez (Welding).
GAVC Director Award winners are presented with a prize package and have their names and photographs displayed at GAVC for the duration of the school year.
GAVC strives to promote academic excellence and life-long learning among its students by addressing six quality areas of learning:
• Integration of core academic skills
• Classroom instruction
• Hands-on laboratory instruction
• Work-based learning
• Personal & leadership development
• Relationships with partners (business, industry, community, and post-secondary)