SYRACUSE — Pathways Cooperative held its annual building trades banquet Tuesday evening, May 1, in the cafeteria of Wawasee High School. Students from Wawasee, Fairfield and West Noble high schools were recognized for the work they have done during the 2017-18 school year on two separate house projects.
Wawasee building trades students have been working on a new home for Brian and Ann Peshel at 11417 N. Goldilocks Lane in Cromwell, while Fairfield and West Noble building trades students have been building a new house for Reggie and Polly Stickel at 15775 CR 44, Goshen.
Prior to starting their project in Cromwell, the Wawasee students helped the Fairfield and West Noble students put the roof on the house on CR 44.
Building trades is for juniors and seniors in high school, though some students do not enroll in the program until they are seniors.
First year students in Wawasee building trades this year are juniors Gage Beezley, Bradley Briar, Jordan Carson, Joseph Garza, Luke Griner, Ronualdo Hernandez, Blake Albright, Braxton Alexander, Jose Carrillo, Jacob Carson, Jessica Cole, Brandon Kidd and Chad Robison. Second year seniors are Dakota Bruder, Keyanna Clevenger, Mark Graham, Tanner Hampton and Jake Keiper.
First year students in Fairfield building trades are Stephen Babin, Joshua Koss, Matthew Miller, Cameron Mitcham, Landon Nieblas, Caleb Shively and Sawyer Stuckman. Second year students are Eric Bontrager, Tanner Hunley, Zachary Miller and Cristofer Schrock. First year West Noble students are Alex Collazo, Nickolas Knepper, Drew Miller and Jared Miller. Chase Wroblewski is the lone second year student. Schrock of Fairfield was recognized for not missing a single day.
Chase Wroblewski of West Noble was given an Outstanding Student Award. For Wawasee, Keyanna Clevenger was given an Outstanding Student Award and Dakota Bruder was given a Service Award. Clevenger, the prom queen for Wawasee, was also awarded a $3,000 college scholarship.
Several door prizes were given to students including a socket set, electric drill set, squares and others.
Retiring building trades advisory board member Barry Miller was recognized for 42 years of service. Building trades instructors are Ed Waltz for Wawasee and Jeff McClure for Fairfield and West Noble.
A catered meal was provided by Dan’s Pies with assistance from culinary arts students.
Wawasee’s open house will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at the project site of 11417 N. Goldilocks Lane, Cromwell. The Fairfield/West Noble open house will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 25, at 15775 CR 44, Goshen.