On Tuesday, June 21, PTECH hosted its annual Awards Night at Glebe Street School. The rain forced the activities inside, but students and their guests were still able to share a meal and participate in awards ceremonies throughout the building.
Students in all grades received awards for excelling in specific subject areas, for overall academic achievement, completing the high school portion of the program, and more.
The evening also included honoring five students for special awards that are given annually. Those featured awards and their recipients were:
- The Jordan Rave Award — Guienevere Grimes. This award is given annually in memory of Jordan, a member of our first cohort of students here at PTECH. Jordan left his mark on PTECH as someone who persevered through adversity and maintained a positive attitude and displayed friendship to those around him. Each year the award is given to a student who exemplifies these characteristics. In addition to receiving a certificate, her name will go on the plaque in the school.
- Student Sage Award — Ethan Blood. This award goes to a student who exemplifies ‘to be, to know, to do through their achievements and involvement in their school community and in doing so brings well earned recognition to the learning community at HFM PTECH. This student is guaranteed a minimum of $60,000 in scholarship money over four years of study at Russell Sage College in recognition of academic achievement and community involvement.
- Triple C Award — Kaidince Nellis and Makenzie Lang. This award is given by the Office of the Attorney General of New York and recognizes young people for their courage, commitment, and character. Both of these seniors have provided support, praise and encouragement to their fellow students at PTECH and act with great character every day. They have been challenged academically and have been committed to successful completion of their degrees.
The Bridge Award — Luke Page. This is awarded annually to a PTECH junior who embraces the PTECH vision while excelling in the college setting, creating a social, academic and professional bridge between the early college high school and college settings.
More photos from the event are featured on our Facebook page.