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2020 Outstanding Student Award Winners Announced

10 Jun 2020 12:00 PM | Rick Cochran (Administrator)

With the end of the “school year” upon us, the members of PBA want to take a moment to honor the determination and dedication of all the students enrolled in the Endorsed Trade Programs throughout Pennsylvania. It has been a difficult year but we are all inspired by your enthusiasm to contribute to the workforce of the future.

Despite the fact that many of you have not been able to celebrate in the traditional sense this year, please know that PBA members are all proud of your accomplishments and will continue to support you in the years ahead.

Again this year, PBA’s Endorsed Trade Program – with incredible support from the Pennsylvania Foundation for Housing and the numerous local home builders associations across the state – has been able to honor students with the Outstanding Student Award. Students were nominated by their instructors and received a cash award to help them take the next step in building their careers.

Honorees include:

Brian Adams, Middle Bucks Institute of Technology for Building Trades Occupations (Home Builders Association of Bucks & Montgomery Counties)

Zach Augustine, Somerset County Technology Center - SCTC, for Masonry (Somerset County Builders Association)

Samuel Barnhart, Connellsville Area CTC, for Electrical Occupations (BA of Fayette County)

David Bates, Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center, for Construction Trades (Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh)

Ian Beichner, Keystone High School/Clarion County Career Center, for Construction Technology (Tri-County BA)

Mason Cessna, Bedford County Technical Center, for Building Construction (Blair-Bedford Builders Association)

William Chechel, Monroe County CTI, for Carpentry (Pocono Builders Association)

Zoe Cotton, Carbon CTI, for Carpentry (Carbon Builders Association)

Jakob Dixon, Indiana County Technology Center, for HVAC (Indiana-Armstrong Builders Association)

Daniel Hessler, Upper Bucks Technical, for Carpentry (Home Builders Association of Bucks & Montgomery Counties)

Eric Hill, State College Area High School, for Building Construction Technology (Builders Association of Central PA)

Megan McClure, Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology, for HVAC (Builders Association of Central PA)

Tyler Mesick, Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center, for Carpentry (Home Builders Association Of Northeastern Pennsylvania)

Gavin Miller, Indiana County Technology Center, for Carpentry (Indiana-Armstrong Builders Association)

Collin Morton, Cumberland Perry AVTS, for Masonry (Home Builders Association of Metro Harrisburg)

Austin Presely, Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center, for Building Property Maintenance (Home Builders Association Of Northeastern Pennsylvania)

Jamie Sarver, Somerset County Technology Center - SCTC, for Electrical (Somerset County Builders Association)

Emily Smith, Williamsport Area High School, for Construction Trades (West Branch Susquehanna Builders)

Renee Taylor, York Tech - Home of the Spartan Nation), for Carpentry (York Builders Association)

Tyler M. Troup, Pennsylvania College of Technology, for Building Construction Maintenance Degree 4 Year (West Branch Susquehanna Builders)

Please check out the PBA Facebook page frequently for pictures of these awesome graduates.

PBA congratulates you all and everyone from the Class of 2020!



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