A Successful First Week at SHCTC
Students from the ten districts in the CTC's service area completed the first week of classes with excitement and smiles on their faces. Staff and students alike were happy to be back in the building, and eager to get the new year started.
Charles, Gabi, and Wesley
Sam, Bryce, Levi, Kris, and Meryk
Eight Seneca Highlands CTC Students Earn Second Industry Certification
Seneca Highlands CTC Student Earns Fourth Industry Certification
Anthony “AJ” Herring, a student in Mr. Bryant’s Networking and Security shop at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center, earned his Ethical Hacker Pro certification on May 18, 2022. AJ is a Junior from Northern Potter School District. He previously earned his PC Pro, Network Pro, and Cyber Defense Pro certifications.
In addition, AJ will be featured in Certification Magazine (www.certmag.com) in July for his academic accomplishments.
AJ’s certificate is backed with a $1000 employment guarantee ensuring his skills are workforce-ready.
SHCTC's First Annual "Dunk Your Director" Day
On Monday, May 9, 2022, Senior students at the CTC were thrilled to enjoy the First Annual "Dunk Your Director" Day. The students earned this reward by participating in "Sr. Interview Days" held at the school on May 4 & 5, 2022. Community members are invited into the school to hold mock interviews with the students. The students' also use this opportunity to present their Digital Portfolios, and are given constructive feedback based on their performances. All around the students get a glimpse of real life experience before they graduate and community members gain an insight of the new generations entering the workforce at the end of the event. The culinary students prepare and serve a fantastic lunch to the members of the community that volunteer their time to come help our students with this event.
This year Mr. Young graciously agreed to allow the top two students with the highest scored interviews from each shop in both the morning and afternoon sessions, their opportunity to test their aim and a chance to get him wet!
Georgia Pacific, Mt. Jewett Plant sponsored the event by provided both sessions pizza and soda. They also provided gifts for the CTC's Annual Awards Assembly and prizes to be given to underclassman throughout the year next year. They gave a presentation about the jobs and careers they have available at their site and are committed to helping our students succeed in any way they can. Thank you very much Georgia Pacific! We look forward to a lasting partnership.
Pictured L to R: (Back) Brian Larson, Journey Health Systems; Cherie Nasto; Bob Wicker, Potter County Education Council; Ink Young; Marty Sugerik, Southern Regional Education Board
(Front) Sara Shallop; Amanda Andreano; SFC. Steven Kloss, PA Army National Guard; Candi Hand, Potter County Education Council; Nikki Moore & Jonell Judlin, Sweden Valley Manor; Matt Howe, Allegany Headwaters
Not Pictured: David & Mark Errick, D. E. Errick Inc.; Nicole Zaun, Potter County Education Council; Michael Nasto; David Fair; Andrew Johnson, Ardagh; Susan Flint; Don Tanner; Jennifer Causer, Mckean County CareerLink
We appreciate the time the community members gave this year as well for the benefit of our students. Every one of you is a rockstar! Thank you.
If you are a person/company that would like to find out more information on ways to help or donate to our students or create a partnership with the CTC, please contact Mr. James Young or Ms. Jessica Jones at 814-642-2573.
Seneca Highlands CTC Student Earns Third Industry Certification
Benjamin Torrey, a student in Mr. Bryant’s Networking and Security shop at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center, earned his Ethical Hacker Pro certification on May 5, 2022. Ben is a Senior from Northern Potter School District. He previously earned his PC Pro and Network Pro certifications.
Seneca Highlands CTC Celebrates the 2022 SkillsUSA State Competition
Congratulations to Seneca Highlands SkillsUSA contestants who participated in the 2022 State competition in Hershey Pa on April 6-8. There were 18 students total who attended the competition. Six out of 18 students earned medals.
Ana Penick, a sophomore from Port Allegany, was awarded with a bronze medal for Restaurant Services.
Forester Smoker won a bronze medal for his Job Interview. Forester is a senior from Cameron County High School.
Hunter Dumire won a silver medal in the Job Skills Open competition.
Our gold medalists included a three person team of Seneca Highlands CTC Safety Committee members; Health Assistant student Olivia Rossman (Smethport), Networking student Meryk Ault (Port Allegany), and Culinary student Seth Benson (Port Allegany).
Additional competitors included:
Student Class School Competition
Sophia Snowman Junior Coudersport
McKenzie Hurd Junior Coudersport Promotional Bulletin Board
Karlie Benson Senior Coudersport
Clarissa Moses Senior Port Allegany Medical Assisting
Haley Durphy Senior Smethport Early Childhood Education
Levi Culver Junior Port Allegany Cyber Security
Danielle Miller Senior Galeton
Bryn Easton Senior Port Allegany
Shakira Yoder Junior Kane Quiz Bowl
Alliyah Penick Senior Port Allegany
Mikya Stake Junior Port Allegany
SkillsUSA is a student organization that celebrates career readiness. It is based upon a framework, which combines personal, workplace, and technical skills. Throughout the year, students work with their teachers and peers to build skills that can help propel them directly into the workforce or post secondary education. The shops at the CTC include Heath Assistance, Homeland Security, Early Childhood Education, Networking, Culinary, Engineering, Automotive, Heavy Equipment Maintenance, Building Construction, and Welding. In these shops, the students not only learn how to perform the tasks specific to that trade, they also learn lifelong skills in leadership, civic mindedness, resume building, prioritization, communication, and teamwork. SkillsUSA is a forum in which select students can showcase these special skills on a much larger scale.
These students have overcome many challenges in preparing for the competition. Our teams faced the special obstacle of attending different home school districts, as well as the challenge of attending CTC at different times. In order to prepare for their competitions, they had to collaborate with other shops, community members, and teachers in the creation of their projects. In addition, many of these students have jobs that have made adjustments to accommodate students in this event. This required added responsibility and planning on the part of the student. Students have worked hard to develop teamwork and leadership skills while at the CTC. SkillsUSA is an exciting career building opportunity. Seneca Highlands CTC is very proud to be a part of the development of our communities’ future leaders.
Seneca Highlands CTC Holds National Technical Honor Society Induction Ceremony
On Thursday, April 28, 2022, the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical School in Port Allegany, Pennsylvania had an Installation Ceremony for National Technical Honor Society at 1:00. The Guest Speaker was Mr. Andrew Johnson, Health and Safety Manager at the Ardagh Group. The purpose of the National Technical Honor Society is to celebrate the accomplishments of today's career and technical education students, empowering them to know the value and impact of their career paths and trades. Since 1984, NTHS has been honoring outstanding student achievement, providing scholarships and career development opportunities. New inductees were presented with pins, certificates, and honor cords.
New inductees were the following:
Congratulations NTHS class of 2022!!!
Seneca Highlands CTC Student Earns Third Industry Certification
Corinna Wood, a student in Mr. Bryant’s Networking and Security shop at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center, earned her Server Pro 2016: Install and Storage certification on April 27, 2022. Corinna is a Senior from Smethport Area School District. She previously earned her PC Pro and Network Pro certifications.
Kaden Himes has been selected as Seneca Highlands CTC’s Student of the Week.
Kaden is a senior at Kane High School and a third year student in the Automotive Program at the Seneca Highlands CTC.
Kaden pays attention to the little details and is always looking for a new challenge. He spends a lot of time both in and out of the classroom working on improving his abilities and it shows in the quality work that he performs.
He intends to enter the workforce after graduation and will make a fine employee for someone.
The Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center Screaming Eagles Esports Team is making history by heading to the playoffs!
Aleczander Kiser has been selected as Seneca Highlands CTC’s Student of the Week.
Seneca Highlands CTC Student Earns Second Industry Certification
Kaden Silvis, a student in Mr. Bryant’s Networking and Security shop at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center, earned his Network Pro certification on April 12, 2022. Kaden is a Senior from Otto-Eldred School District.
Kaden’s certificate is backed with a $1000 employment guarantee ensuring his skills are workforce-ready. For more information on the Networking and Security program, feel free to contact Mr. Bryant at email@example.com or (814) 642-2573.
For more information on the benefits of the industry certifications, go to https://w3.testout.com/certification/benefits/benefits-professional.
Seneca Highlands CTC attends the Oswayo Valley Middle/ High School Career Fair
SHCTC Career Mentor; Ms. Jessica Jones participated in the Oswayo Valley MS/HS Career Fair held on Thursday, April 7th at the school.
Four OV students were selected to help represent and promote the CTC. Those students were John Wylie (Engineering), Cayden Black (Building Construction), Alexis Kemp & Elexis Hagan (Early Childhood Education).
If you would like to know more about the Potter County Education Council Career Mentor Program, please visit https://www.pottercountyedcouncil.org/index.php/courses-services/junior-senior-high-school-services/14-jr-sr-high-school-programs-services/134-career-mentor-program
Seneca Highlands CTC Student Earns Second Industry Certification
Garrett Johnson, a student in Mr. Bryant’s Networking and Security shop at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center, earned his Network Pro certification on April 4, 2022. Garrett is a Senior from Port Allegany School District.
Garrett’s certificate is backed with a $1000 employment guarantee ensuring his skills are workforce-ready.
For more information on the Networking and Security program, feel free to contact Mr. Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org or (814) 642-2573.
For more information of the benefits of the industry certifications, go to https://w3.testout.com/certification/benefits/benefits-professional.
Doug Minard has been selected as Seneca Highlands CTC’s Student of the Week.
Doug, a junior from Otto-Eldred, is a first year student in the engineering technology program of study. Besides being an excellent student in the classroom, Doug also has taken a great interest in manufacturing and machining.
His independent STEM project involved building a model steam engine with the support of his instructors Mr. Bishel and Mr. Cox. Doug accomplished this project within five months. He also built a model cannon within a week. "I enjoyed working with Mr. Cox on these projects and there was a huge amount of satisfaction and accomplishment when these projects were finished."
Doug's attendance is also excellent. His plans after graduation are to join the workforce or attend college.
Doug and Instructor, Mr. Cox
Bryn Easton has been selected as Seneca Highlands CTC’s Student of the Week.
Bryn is in the Early Childhood Education program at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center, and a Senior enrolled at Port Allegany High School. Upon graduation, Bryn would like to be an English Teacher.
Bryn is assistive with giving tours for prospective students wanting to come to the CTC. Bryn attended a Career Day in Northern Potter four years ago that Mrs. Mooney attended to introduce the program, and Bryn was hooked. Bryn does challenge her instructor and takes the opposite side of educational issues and is very perceptive and convincing when she disagrees with research. She loves to debate!
Bryn has been volunteering at the Port Allegany Elementary School this academic year. She hopes to attend Alfred and get her teaching certificate in the near future. Bryn was part of the Student Committee, Skills USA, National Technical Honor Society,and took Psychology 111 while attending the Career and Technical Center.
We wish Bryn the very best as she graduates and continues her adventures into adulthood. It was once said “Adventure in life is good. Coffee is even better” and watching a student that truly enjoys learning to work with young children is the BEST!
Maya Kephart has been selected as Seneca Highlands CTC’s Student of the Week.
Maya is a junior at Port Allegany High School and attends the CTC in the Health Assistant program.
Maya just completed her clinical hours of her CNA and is awaiting state testing.
Kristopher Herbert has been selected as Seneca Highlands CTC’s Student of the Week.
The SHCTC Networking and Security instructor, Mr. Bryant is proud to announce the Student of the Week, Kristopher Herbert.
Kris (Grade 11, PASD) has demonstrated the resiliency and persistence needed to become an outstanding future computer/network technician. He provides help to his classmates and exhibits an outstanding work ethic in shop labs and on theory assignments.
Kris is currently seeking his PC Pro and Network Pro certifications.
Seneca Highlands CTC Students receive SkillsUSA Medals
Director James Young is shown presenting students that placed at the SkillsUSA Competition in January with their medals.
A proud accomplishment for all!
Not pictured: Forrester Smoker~ Gold Medal
Networking Instructor Mr. Brent Bryant's Opinion Matters!
TestOut, the training platform that provides the industry recognized certifications for students in the Networking class at the SHCTC featured Mr. Bryant's thoughts about CyberDefense Pro on their product page.
Bryce Gifford has been selected as Seneca Highlands CTC’s Student of the Week.
Bryce Gifford a junior from Smethport is the Seneca Highlands CTC's student of the week!
Bryce is a high energy student that has a strong interest in the trade. He has a good understanding of basic concepts and is willing to tackle new tasks. He has accepted new and expanded roles in the classroom and is really starting to show his true potential.
It will be fun to see how much more he'll learn in the next year and a half.
Hunter Dumire has been selected as Seneca Highlands CTC’s Student of the Week.
The Building Construction Occupations program at Seneca Highlands CTC, has chosen Hunter as the student of the week. Hunter is a Junior at Smethport High School and has been enrolled in the BCO program for two years. Hunter recently went to the District 10 Skills competition and was awarded first place in the Job Demonstration open competition. This Skills event draws students from all over district 10 to compete against each other. He will now go onto States in Hershey, PA for Skills and compete at that level.
What's a little Blood?!!
Students in Mrs. Barth's Health Assistance classroom are working on a lab using synthetic blood to test for blood type.
Seneca Highands Career and Technical Center students travel to
New Castle, PA to compete in the SkillsUSA Competition.
Pictured L- R: Bryce Skinner(PAHS)- Netorking, Levi Culver(PAHS)- Networking, Faith Miller(SAHS)- Health Assistance, Seth Benson(PAHS)- Culinary, Sierria Peters(PAHS)- Health Assistance, Cassandra Waid(OEHS)- Culinary, Anastasia Penick(PAHS)- Culinary, Mikya Stake(PAHS)- Homeland Security, Hunter Dumire(SAHS)- Building Construction, Alliyah Penick(PAHS)- Health Assistance, Forrester Smoker(CCHS)- Networking, Isaiah DeBockler(PAHS)- Building Construction, Benjamin Torrey(NPHS)- Networking, Logan Pesock(PAHS)- Heavy Equipment, Anthony Herring(NPHS)- Networking, Marshall Ebert(OEHS)- Automotive, Camerynn Stambaugh(PAHS)- Health Assistance, Hayley Durphey(SAHS)- Early Childhood Education.
Pictured L-R: Anthony Herring- Networking, Levi Culver- Networking, Cassandra Waid- Culinary, Seth Benson- Culinaary, Mikya Stake- Homeland Security, Camerynn Stambaugh- Health Assistance, Alliyah Penick- Health Assistance, Sierria Peters- Health Assistance, Faith Miller- Health Assistance.
Hayley Durphey *Early Childhood Education (Smethport HS)- First Place
Forrester Smoker *Networking (CamCo HS)- First Place
The Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center students attended the SkillsUSA District Competition at the New Castle School of Trades in New Castle on Friday, January 14, 2022. The following students placed in the top 3 places. The first-place winners will move on to the State Competitions on April 6th – 8th in Hershey.
Kyle Worthington has been selected as Seneca Highlands CTC’s Student of the Week.
Kyle is a junior from Northern Potter High School and a first year student in the Engineering Technology program at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center. He has been selected as the student of the week because of his consistent work ethic, high scores, and enthusiasm for learning the trade.
Kyle is a second generation CTC attendee, as his father participated in both the Heavy Equipment and Automotive programs when he was in high school. Kyle chose to follow in his father’s footsteps by also enrolling in the CTC. Kyle enjoys machining things with his hands and mind. He loves the thought process that goes into making the parts that contribute to making something greater. Kyle has always aspired to become a rocket scientist or aeronautical engineer.
He sets his goals high, and he reports to class everyday ready to learn, because he loves what he is able to do here in the program. Kyle has learned about physics, electrical circuits, and he loves getting his hands dirty when working on the mill and lathe. He enjoys seeing 2 dimensional blueprints come to life when machining parts into three dimensional objects.
Kyle finds purpose in knowing his path is in the engineering field.
Morgan Burrows has been selected as Seneca Highlands CTC’s Student of the Week.
Morgan is a senior at Otto-Eldred High. At the CTC, she is a third-year student expected to graduate with high honors this year from the Culinary Arts program, of which she has been a very active student for the past three years.
She currently works at a local restaurant in Eldred, and has for the past two years. She is on the Student Committee and Safety Committee here at SHCTC.
Seth Benson has been selected as Seneca Highlands CTC’s Student of the Week.
Seth is a junior at Port Allegany High School. At the CTC, he is a second-year culinary student and is very active in daily operation and works to the end of each day.
Seth is very eager to learn and helpful to everyone. He is dually enrolled with Pennsylvania College of Technology with two courses; Psychology and Sanitation (ServSafe course). He is also enrolled with Pitt Bradford for Civics and Economics.
Seth is scheduled to compete January 14th, 2022 at the SkillsUSA Districts Culinary competition.
Good luck Seth!
Shakira Yoder has been selected as Seneca Highlands CTC’s Student of the Week.
Shakira is in the Early Childhood Education program at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center. She is a Junior enrolled at Kane High School. Upon graduation, Shakira would like to be a preschool teacher or a game warden. In many ways they are the same.
Two Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center Students Complete a Steam Engine Project.
I’m Eddie Hasselman. I’m a Senior at Cameron County High School, and I also attend Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center. I’m currently in the Engineering Technology Program. I’ve been working on this steam engine for the last year with the help of my instructors Mr. Bishel and Mr. Cox. During the construction of the engine Mr. Cox has shown me lessons and concepts that I may use in my future endeavors. I’ve always had a fascination for engineering and mechanics. After school I plan on attending the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, where I want to study Aeronautical Maintenance and Design.
Noah Yeager with Mr. Cox
I am Noah Yeager. I am a senior at Port Allegany High School. I also attend the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center. I am currently in the Engineering Technology Program. With Mr. Cox’s knowledge about tool and die making I was successfully able to build a steam engine. It took me a year to complete. This steam engine was probably the best thing I have ever done in school. The steam engine had its ups and downs but I am really proud of myself for being able to finish it. After graduating I plan on going to a trade school to become an electrician. My goal is to become a lineman for a power company.
Clarissa Moses has been selected as Seneca Highlands CTC’s Student of the Week.
Clarissa has been recognized this week because of her excellent grades, her willingness to help other students, and her efforts to improve her own personal skills. She will be attending the Skills USA competition in Medical Assisting this year.
SHCTC Early Childhood Education Students Participate in Community Service at the Port Allegany Moose Club.
Students in the Early Childhood Education class at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center helped to wrap gifts for the Port Allegany Rotary.
Local students received the presents and the same Career and Technical students assisted in passing the gifts out at a holiday party hosted by the Rotary Club on Thursday, December 16. A great time was had by all!!
SHCTC Annual Holiday Pizza Party and Festivities.
Students in the building for both the AM and PM sessions were able to enjoy the annual holiday pizza party.
They were provided a meal of pizza, chicken strips, and subs. Students were then allowed to visit other shops and participate in festivities throughout the building.
Students and Staff at the SHCTC would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season!
Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center Students' spread holiday cheer to local nursing home residents.
The Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center’s Student Committee organized a center wide event in December to brighten the lives of others.
Holiday cards were made by all ten shops and will be delivered to Sena Kean Manor in Smethport and Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport just before the holidays to bring some winter cheer.
Over three hundred cards will be presented to the residents with the hope that they uplift their spirits and brighten their day.
Cyber Patriots Anthony “AJ” Herring (Grade 11, NPSD) Levi Culver (Grade 11, PASD), Meryk Ault (Grade 11, PASD) and Garrett Johnson (Grade 12, PASD).
SHCTC Students Demonstrate Real-World Defense Skills in Cyberpatriot Competition
Over the course of three saturday’s this fall, students from Mr. Bryant’s Networking and Security Class at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center have competed in the National Cyberpatriot Competition.
Wyatt Farr has been selected as Seneca Highlands CTC’s Student of the Week.
Wyatt is a senior from Otto Eldred High School and is enrolled in the Homeland Security program at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center. He is a member of the Otto Township Volunteer Fire Department.
Seneca Highlands CTC Students Earn Second Industry Certification
Jacob, Nic, and Corinna
Nicholas Cummings, Jacob Hoch, and Corinna Wood (all seniors in Mr. Bryant’s Networking and Security shop at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center) earned industry-recognized certifications in November.
The certificates each come with a $1000 employment guarantee ensuring the examined skills are workforce-ready. For more information on the Networking and Security program, feel free to contact Mr. Bryant at email@example.com or (814) 642-2573. For more information on the benefits of the industry certifications, go to: https://w3.testout.com/certification/benefits/benefits-professional
SHCTC Students Give Back with a Thanksgiving Food Drive
Pictured below: Students from the Early Childhood Education and Networking & Security shops organize food items for distribution.
From late October until this week, the students at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center organized and conducted a food drive in which all “shops” at the CTC participated. Nearly 800 items were donated by SHCTC Students and staff! Turkeys and food boxes were given to local families.
Ray Erway has been selected as Seneca Highlands CTC’s Student of the Week.
An 11th grader from Northern Potter, Ray has a high interest in the trade and has a very good working knowledge of the auto repair industry. He is willing to accept any automotive challenge that comes his way.
Ray is in his second year in the program but you can already see that the sky's the limit for this young man.
Kaleb Green has been selected as Seneca Highlands CTC’s Student of the Week.
Kaleb is a Port Allegany Senior enrolled in the Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology program.
He continually distinguishes himself from his classmates with his excellent work ethic, his high concern for accuracy and attention-to detail and his performance in leadership roles.
His future plans are to attend post-secondary school at Penn College to further his training as an Equipment Operator/ Diesel Technician.
Isaiah DeBockler has been selected as Seneca Highlands CTC Student of the Week
The Building Construction Occupations program at Seneca Highlands CTC nominates Isaiah DeBockler as the student of the week for Nov 1, 2021.
Isaiah is a Senior at Port Allegany High School and has been enrolled in the BCO program for three years. Isaiah currently works for the CTC in the maintenance department each morning before class, he also worked this past summer in the CTC to help prepare the school for students.
Along with an outstanding attendance record, Isaiah also has a strong work ethic, is always prepared, and does his best to help his fellow students in the classroom and in the shop.
He is well liked by his peers and staff here at the CTC.
Isaiah lives in Port Allegany, Pa with his family, Tara and Nathen DeBockler. He is a member of the National Guard, enlisted as a 11 Bravo infantryman. Isaiah will complete the BCO program this year and in the military he will pursue a career in electrical engineering and hopefully join the special forces program along with his brother Ethan.
Ashton Oakes has been selected as Seneca Highlands CTC Student of the Week
My name is Ashton Oakes, I am a senior this year at Kane Area High School. I play for the varsity soccer team at my school, and I enjoy using my hands to create things.
I plan to take my next step towards a bright future through attending Penn College in Williamsport to major in Graphic Design.
Brennan Bure has been selected as Seneca Highlands CTC Student of the Week
Brennan is a senior from Cameron County in his third year of the Welding Program.
Brennan is a great student and a leader, completing his tasks efficiently and helping the underclassmen when they need help. He has completed many projects including the optical illusion pictured, which took vision and a great imagination.
His plans may include Penn Tech in Williamsport or possibly the military for after graduation, both of which he should excel in.
Kaden Silvis has been selected as Seneca Highlands CTC Student of the Week
It is with great pleasure that we name Kaden Silvis (Grade 12, Otto-Eldred SD) as the Networking and Security Student of the Week.
Kaden has shown diligence and quiet leadership throughout his time at the CTC. His academic and lab performance is an example for others.
Kaden earned his PC Pro certification last Spring and is currently seeking his Network Pro certification.
Seneca Highlands CTC Homeland Security Students hosted "Fire Safety Story Hour" at the SW Smith Memorial Library in Port Allegany
Students interacted with little ones from the community by showing them some of a Firefighter's gear, told them some fire safety stories, made crafts, and saved Baby Shark. It was a privilege to have this opportunity.
SHCTC Homeland Security Students participate in various Fire Safety Week Events
Students in Chief Alex Johnson's Homeland Security Shop were able to help with fire safety presentations at the Port Allegany Elementary School on Wednesday, October 6th and walked with Kindergarten students to the Port Allegany Firehall on Friday, October 8th. They also taught students school wide at SHCTC how to properly use fire extinguishers. The SHCTC is very proud of the Community Service efforts our programs engage in throughout the year!
McKenzie Hurd has been selected as Seneca Highlands CTC Student of the Week
She is in the Early Childhood Education program at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center. McKenzie is a Junior enrolled at Coudersport Jr./ Sr. High School. Upon graduation, McKenzie would like to be a preschool teacher or a classroom aide.
Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center’s Esports Team Celebrates First Victory
Pennsylvania College of Technology visits SHCTC
Students enrolled in Dual Enrollment classes through Penn College Now, as well as any students interested, attended a presentation provided by Marcus Kernan, Admissions Counselor, from Penn Tech College on Thursday.
Marcus gave them information on the programs Penn Tech offers, the admissions process, and campus life. He also was available to answer questions any students may have had.
Camerynn Stambaugh has been selected as the Seneca Highlands CTC Student of the Week
Camerynn is a second year Health Assistant student and Port Allegany junior whose future plans include attending an RN program and eventually becoming a Nurse Midwife. She is a member of the Student Committee as well as the Safety Committee. She will be completing the nurse aide training course this year.
She excels in her academic endeavors by participating in classroom discussions, timely submission of all assignments, and excellent test scores. She is a leader in the classroom through assistance in lab skills, classroom, and community activities. She also enjoys assisting and encouraging others to perfect their skills.
Outside of school, Camerynnn enjoys the outdoors such as four wheeling, sports, and spending time with family and friends.
Mikya Stake has been selected as the Seneca Highlands CTC Student of the Week
Mikya is a second year student in the Homeland Security program at the CTC. Mikya sets a terrific example for her peers in and out of the classroom.
Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center Fields the Area’s First Esports Team the “Screaming Eagles”
Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center Receives Grant to Expand Transformative High School Engineering Program from Project Lead The Way
PLTW’s programs will provide hands-on, interdisciplinary STEM-based curriculum that uniquely prepares students for life beyond the classroom.
Mr. B and his student nominators: Corinna Wood (SASD) and Owen Peterson (KASD)
SHCTC Instructor Wins Teacher Appreciation Award
This month Mr. Bryant, the Networking and Security instructor at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center, received a special surprise. Based on nominations from his students, “Mr. B” was shipped a teacher appreciation package from the TestOut corporation. Mr. Bryant is completing his 23rd year as an educator and has been with the CTC since 2017. The company’s press release follows.
Hunter, Garrett, Kaden, Alex, and Trenton
Anthony and Darci
Seneca Highlands CTC Students Earn Multiple Certifications/College Credits
Seneca Highlands Career & Technical Center Homeland Security Students Participate in Training at Smethport Fire School
Students from the Seneca Highlands Career & Technical Center, accompanied by their instructor, Mr. Alex Johnson, had the opportunity to visit the Smethport Fire School last week.
This hands-on learning experience allowed students to gain valuable experience and skills practice while participating in a hands-on learning opportunity.
Seneca Highlands Career & Technical Center Annual Healthy Lifestyles Fair 2021
Community Members Interview Seniors at Seneca Highlands Career & Technical Center
A HUGE shout-out and Thank you goes out to the above mentioned community members for taking time out of their day to complete mock interviews with the seniors here at SHCTC.
This was a great opportunity for our students to interact with community members and get an idea of what may be asked of them upon entering the workforce.
Students were to be prepared with their digital portfolios, appropriate dress, and be ready for interview questions related to their employability.
The interviewees were then given feedback on how their interview went and provided with suggestions for strengths and improvements.
Lunch was prepared and served by the students in the Culinary Arts Program.
Dakota & Mr. Naylor
Student of the Week- April 26th
Dakota Silsby from Northern Potter shown with the Heavy Equipment Instructor, Mr. Joe Naylor.
Juniors from the SHCTC Health Assistant Program Tour JCC Cattaraugus Campus
Second year students from Mrs. Barth's Health Assistant Program, along with Ms. Jones, SHCTC Career Mentor, toured the JCC Cattaraugus Campus on Thursday, May 6th.
They sat through a presentation given by the JCC Nursing Program Instructors. The group was able to see the hi- tech state of the art labs where Nursing students complete simulations while practicing their skills.
The students and instructors at SHCTC thank JCC Cattaraugus for the opportunity to explore the Nursing program at your campus!
SHCTC Students Tour Gannon’s Cybersecurity Facility
Mr. Bryant is seeking motivated, high school students to join his shop for the 2021-2022 school year. Please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or your guidance counselor for more information.
SHCTC Announces Winners of the 20/21 Digital Portfolio Contest
Front: Elizabeth, Mikya, Makayla, Ethan
Back: Ricky, Brynn, James
Maya, Brian, Faith
Congratulations to all our winners!
National Technical Honor Society Ceremony Held at
Seneca Highlands Career & Technical Center
AM Group: Garrett Johnson (11, PASD), Logan Irwin (12, CCSD), Hunter Beck (12, GASD), Kristopher Herbert (10, PASD), Bryce Skinner (10, PASD), Kaden Silvis (11, OESD). Not Pictured: Icie “Elizabeth” Vito (12, KASD), Trenton Smith (11, KASD), Trent Bundy (11, KASD), Justice Causer (10, KASD), Mery Ault (10, PASD), Alexander Evens (12, PASD).
PM Group: Darci Meacham (12, CASD), Zachary Keech (11, SASD), Wesley Jacoby (10, NPSD), Corinna Wood (11, SASD), Jacob Hoch (11, SASD), Keegen Watson (10, SASD), Reed Powers (12, CASD), Anthony “AJ” Herring (10, NPSD), Nicholas Cummings (11, SASD), Charles Clancy (10, AASD). Not Pictured: Steven Schuster (10, CASD), Gabriella Salamone (10, CASD).
Seneca Highlands CTC Students Earn Cisco Cyber Security Credentials
Student of the Week- April 12th
SHCTC Students finally able to participate in their Annual Holiday Party.
Students were treated to pizza, chicken, subs, and soda as part of the festivities that are normally held at Christmas time but were postponed this year due to Covid.
The SHCTC Student Committee pays for the food to be provided by Fox's Pizza of Port Allegany, and Eddie's on Main.
Student of the Week- March 29th
Samantha York a senior from Otto-Eldred is the Seneca Highlands CTC's Student of the Week.
Sam is a third year student in the Culinary Art's program at the CTC, she has just finished and passed her NOCTI exam.
Check out what's been going on in the SHCTC Networking Classroom!
Students the Building Construction Occupations shop continue to build a pavilion on school grounds.
The Early Childhood Education class enjoyed some fresh air while completing class activities.
Student of the Week- March 22nd
Faith Miller is student of the week at the Seneca Highlands Career and Tech Center . A sophomore from Smethport, she competes in cross country and track, and is also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
This year, Faith has earned her CPR , Stop the Bleed, Fire Extinguisher and OSHA 10 certificates.
Her future plans are to become a Registered Nurse. Faith is also a member of the National Honor Society . She is involved in community service projects through the honor society and through her church at Hilltop Baptist Church.
St. Patrick's Day 2021
Student of the Week- March 15th
Seneca Highlands CTC Student Earns Industry Certification
Are you interested in learning at the SHCTC?!
The Networking and Security Shop at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center is seeking motivated students (next year's 10th-12th graders) for the 2021-2022 school year.
Please direct any questions about the shop to Mr. Bryant or see your guidance office for more information. (email@example.com, +18146422573).
Student of Week- March 1st
It is with great pleasure that we name Trenton Smith (Grade 11, Kane ASD) as the Networking and Security Student of the Week. Trenton has shown diligence and quiet leadership this semester. His academic and lab performance is an example for others.
Trenton has achieved his industry-recognized PC Pro Certification and is on his way to completing his second college class offered at the CTC: Introduction to Gaming and Simulation.
Seneca Highlands CTC Students Earn Industry Certifications
The certificates each come with a $1000 employment guarantee ensuring the examined skills are workforce-ready.
For more information on the Networking and Security program, feel free to contact Mr. Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org or (814) 642-2573. For more information on the benefits of the industry certifications, go to http://www.testout.com/certification/benefits.
SHCTC Culinary Students & Eldred UMC Meeting God & Missions Group Joint Community Service Project
Students in Chef Farmelo's Culinary Shop at the Career and Technical Center teamed up with the Eldred United Methodist Church Missions Group to provide 20 meals to the residents' of the Jenny L. Housing Complex.
On the menu was:
Bread & Butter
Fruit Danish Dessert
SHCTC Students Teach Virtually
First year Early Childhood Education students at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center taught virtually to students in Olean, New York, at Southern Tier Catholic School on February 23, 2021.
Lesson plans were designed by the CTC pupils around the theme of Black History Month. Activities were challenging to teach online according to many of the students, but it was rewarding to work with the STCS pupils and teachers to gain experience and evidence for our portfolios.
Thank you to Beth Ann Owens, Sarah Wheaton, and Amber Hanophy from Southern Tier Catholic School for their patience, kindness, and their students for their participation!!
SHCTC Student, Jordan Glover, Nominated as Presidential Scholar for Career & Technical Education
Student of the Week- Feb. 22nd
Student of the Week- Feb. 15th
Blaine Moses, a first year student from Port Allegany. He is a model student that always has his work done on-time. He has excellent concern with his work quality and accuracy and follows directions better than his classmates. Even as a first-year student, Blaine is a reliable student when it comes to completing challenging shop projects.
Mr. Brent Bryant, Networking & Security Instructor and Dr. Michele Moore, Executive Director of Potter County Education Council
SHCTC Networking & Security Instructor Receives Award
Student of the Week- Feb. 1st
Parker Howard is the Student of the Week for February 1, 2020. He is a student in the Building Construction class , and a senior of the Oswayo Valley High School. He has been enrolled in the BCO class for three years. Parker continues to want to learn more of the program and the trades that go with it. He has worked on numerous projects and always does his best at the CTC.
Corinna, Nic, and Ben
Seneca Highlands CTC Students Earn Industry Certifications
The certificates each come with a $1000 employment guarantee ensuring the examined skills are workforce-ready. For more information on the Networking and Security program, feel free to contact Mr. Bryant at email@example.com or (814) 642-2573. For more information on the benefits of the industry certifications, go to http://www.testout.com/certification/benefits.
CTC Student Nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders
Student of the Week- Feb. 8th
Marshall Ebert, a 10th grader from Otto-Eldred,in the Automotive class is SHCTC Student of the Week. Marshall is a first year student that shows a high interest in the trade. He is willing to accept new challenges and work outside of his comfort zone. He is a leader among his peers and is very proactive in his learning.