Chester Holds Graduation for 75 Students
December 31, 2019 12:00 AM
On Dec. 5, SCI Chester administration, staff, families, guests and peer supporters celebrated the achievements of 75 students at the annual education graduation. Recognition was given to students who earned GEDs, barber licensures, as well as certifications in building trades, business practices, HVAC, OSHA, and Flaggers. One student was honored for achieving his bachelor of arts degree through correspondence coursework. Two students were honored with certificates for the Mary Ann Williams award and valedictorian. In addition, the HVAC and building trades students of the year were honored by Vince Console and Mike Pieson of Associated Builders and Contractors. Three students were honored by John Yoast of WBYN for excellence in communications.
Keynote speaker Naomi Blount not only provided the graduates and audience with words of encouragement and hope for the future but also through the gift of song. Superintendent Marirosa Lamas and Deputy Superintendent for Centralized Services Mark Wahl shared words of wisdom and accolades to the graduates for their dedication, hard work, and perseverance to better themselves for their future and communities. This day would not have been possible without the dedication of the education department and assistance from all departments at Chester. Congrats to the graduates!