The Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center (GACTC) held its annual Senior Awards banquet yesterday (May 12), honoring the school’s top senior students.

Students who received scholarships, awards, and the “Senior of the Year” award in their respective programs were honored. Selected by each program’s teacher, the Senior of the Year exhibits outstanding qualities of success in skills as well as attitude and work ethic.

The event was held at the school at 6:00 pm.

The honored students are:

Altoona High School:
Logan Bartlebaugh
Jacob Bumberger
Ian Cox
Hannah Driscoll
Tayten Eversole
Dakota Fitzwater
Ty Friedenberger
Brandan Garcia
Caitlin Harshberger
Cheyenne Ickes
Matthew Kennedy
Kelcie Kenney
Zachary McCall
Joshua Merritts
Morgan Newberry
Jet Plutko
Austin Reading
Destiny Roberts
Alaina Roddenberry
Trinity Vanlue
Hannah Wilson
Mason Young

Blair County Christian:
Davis Dull

Bellwood High School:
Arrhen Gathagan
Dennis Hammel
Michael Killinger

Central High School:
Kayla Delozier
Madison Musselman

Claysburg-Kimmel High School:
Mikylaah Bauman
Zachary Becker
Pressten Imler
Derek Long

Glendale High School:
Donald Dove

Hollidaysburg High School:
Caroline Adams
Devyn Amigh
Kyle DeStefano
Brooke Langenbacher
Cameron Piper
Nathan Stern

Tyrone High School:
Makayla Sprankle

“The students honored at this event will soon become the cornerstone of our region’s workforce. Most will go on for additional specialized training, others will enter the military, and some will begin contributing to our region’s economy immediately by entering the workforce. Take note of this year’s honorees; you will see their names again as they grow to be our community’s next generation of leaders.” said Mr. Eric Palmer, Executive Director.

In addition, Stuckey Automotive was named GACTC’s “Partner of the Year,” an award given annually to an industry partner to recognize their continued support of the school. For many years, GACTC students have worked in the automotive industry through co-op positions at Stuckey Automotive. In 2022, Stuckey Automotive donated two vehicles to the school to facilitate hands-on learning opportunities for students in the Automotive Technology, Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology, and Automotive/Diesel Technology programs.