Career-Technical Honors Award Recipients
ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Belmont Career Center students were honored during the 52nd annual Senior Certificate Ceremony and Awards Presentation on Monday, May 22, at the Health & Physical Education Center at Ohio University Eastern.
Scholarship, attendance, outstanding career-technical student awards, and career-technical certificates were presented to 96 seniors.
Top honor student is Jaksan Price, son of Jamie and Tammy Price of New Athens.
Price completed both the Carpentry and Welding programs and will graduate from Union Local High School. He was named to the Honor Roll or Principal's List each nine-weeks of the four years he spent at the career center. He was selected "Student of the Month" during his freshman, sophomore and junior years. He was also a four-year member of the Belmont Career Center Staying Clean Club.
During his junior year, Price was inducted into both the National Technical Honor Society at the career center and the National Honor Society at Union Local High School.
Price also had a stellar athletic career at Union Local High School. He was a four-year academic letterman. He was a four-year letterman in football in which he was named first team All-State, All-OVAC, All Times Leader team, All Times Recorder team, and Ohio Eastern District honorable mention.
Price was named Times Leader "Athlete of the Week" twice. During the 2022 season, he was WTOV-9 "Player of the Week" and the Plummer and Pipefitters "Play of the Night" back-to-back weeks. He was also WTOV-9 Big 22 Valley Player of the Year nominee.
Price holds five Union Local High School football records. They include most career rushing yards, most season rushing yards, most career rushing touchdowns, most season rushing touchdowns, and most career points scored.
Price also exceled in Track and Field. He was a three-year letterman in shot put and discus. During the 2021 season, he was the OVAC 4A discus champion.
Price took part in the career center's Early Job Placement program and works as a welder with American Consolidated Natural Resources.
Seniors receiving their certificates include:
Agricultural Mechanics (Diesel) Hayden Bates, Bellaire; Camden Baugh, union Local; and Donte Corbett, Martins Ferry.
Auto Collision Technology Lillian Cantor, Bridgeport; Caleb Compher, Union Local; Josh Cox, Martins Ferry; Breanna Flood, Barnesville; Tristan Garcea, Martins Ferry; Desmond Gerevics, Martins Ferry; Landon Klinger, Bridgeport; Kaiden Parsons, Martins Ferry; Harleigh Shrieve, Martins Ferry; and Honey West, Union Local.
Automotive Technology Alexis Clemens, Bridgeport; Eli Cline, Barnesville; Natalie Garcea, Martins Ferry; Robert Gorshe, Martins Ferry; Brock Kinney, Union Local; Adam Montgomery, Shadyside; Brendyn Scott, Martins Ferry; Brandon Six, St. Clairsville; Shilynn Sterms, Bridgeport; Connor Stotelmyer, Bridgeport; and Tanner Thomas, St. Clairsville.
Carpentry James Ault, Union Local; Christopher Gallagher, Union Local; Matthew Hall, Barnesville; Brody Myers, Union Local; Ryan Norris, Shadyside; Charles Pickens, Barnesville; Gracie Rice, Martins Ferry; Cayd Snider, Harrison Central; Anthony Sproull, Harrison Central; Adam Wakulchik, Martins Ferry; Rhian Wiseman, Union Local; and James Wolfe, St. Clairsville.
Dental Assisting Caylee Hickman, Barnesville; Ciarra Lucas, Barnesville; Taylor Pritts, Union Local; and Cylee Trout, Martins Ferry.
Hair Design Breyona Hall, Bridgeport; Kadence Jeffers, Martins Ferry; Riley Kenny, Bridgeport; Cat Pavell, Union Local; Caliegh Spano, Harrison Central; Raylyn Stewart, Martins Ferry; and Morgan Vargo, Martins Ferry.
Hospitality & Tourism Kaydence Bavolar, Bridgeport; Shayla Dallas, Union Local; Hannah Heath, Union Local; and Skylar Wright, Union Local.
PC & Network Technology Alaina Cameron, Barnesville; Austin Gannoe, Bridgeport; Quienden Grubb, Martins Ferry; Riley Kelbaugh; Barnesville; Braylon McConnell, Martins Ferry; Laiden Rayner, Martins Ferry; and Blake Wines, Martins Ferry.
Pharmacy Technician Valerie Cecil, Harrison Central; Gabrielle Dowdle, Barnesville; Shelby Glover, St. Clairsville; Julie Johnson, Barnesville; Emily McMahon, Martins Ferry; Chelsea Newcomer, Martins Ferry; Gabrielle Persichitti, Bridgeport; Justice Ratay, Bridgeport; Makayla Roth, Harrison Central; Tayler Sneddon, Union Local; Jessica Stapp, St. Clairsville; and Laken Young, Barnesville.
Precision Machining Silas May, Barnesville; Caleb Romanek, St. Clairsville; Adler Tanner, Union Local; and Cheyenne Trigg, Martins Ferry.
Small Engine Technology Karlie Apostolec, Bridgeport; Libby Bumgardner, St. Clairsville; Caleb Drake, Barnesville; Colten Garloch, Bellaire; Jacob Gregory, Bridgeport; Cheyenne McGraw, Union Local; Trevor Pritts, Union Local; Jack Ryan, St. Clairsville; and Larry West, Bellaire.
Welding Devon Alexander, Union Local; Logan Cole, Union Local; Chyron Fillon, St. Clairsville; Logan Finsley, Martins Ferry; Brayden Jeffers, Union Local; James Kowalczyk, Martins Ferry; Kayden Morris, Barnesville; Tyler Osborn, Union Local; Logan Perkins, Union Local; Hunter Phillips, Barnesville; Jaksan Price, Union Local; KC Sall, St. Clairsville; and Devon Wells, Union Local.
The students above received Career-Technical Honors Awards. They were recognized for being the best students in their individual programs.
Pictured, from left, are Jaksan Price, Welding, Union Local; Larry West, Small Engine Technology, Bellaire; Hannah Heath, Hospitality & Tourism, Union Local; Quienden Grubb, PC & Network Technology, Martins Ferry; Shelby Glover, Pharmacy Technician, St. Clairsville; Cheyenne Trigg, Precision Machining, Martins Ferry; Jason Ayers, school board vice president, Bellaire; Mike Fador, school board president, St. Clairsville; Morgan Vargo, Hair Design, Martins Ferry; James Ault, Carpentry, Union Local; Adam Montgomery, Automotive Technology, Shadyside; Desmond Gerevics, Auto Collision Technology, Martins Ferry; and Camden Baugh, Agricultural Mechanics (Diesel), Union Local.BCC Ceremony Video on YouTube