Erie High celebrates athletes, CTE students (May 28, 2021)
On Friday, May 28, Erie’s Public Schools and Erie High School celebrated graduating seniors who have committed to play sports at the collegiate level AND students enrolled in career and technical education programs who have already secured post-graduation employment.
Participating students signed ceremonial “letters of intent” to either continue their academic and athletic career, enter the workforce, or join the armed forces.
Participating seniors included (Career and technical education students are listed with their trade and employer):
Joelean Gibbs, machine trades, Modern Industries
Kerry Evans, machine trades, Finish Thompson Inc.
Victoria Harvey, medical assisting, Millcreek Community Hospital
Tom Holman, welding, The Warren Company
Nick Hoffer, food services, TGI Fridays
Pla Law Eh Soe, machine trades, Penn Erie Division
Sebastian Alloway, construction trades, Anything About Board
Marcell Banks-Beatty, basketball, Jamestown Community College
JJ Woodward, football, Mercyhurst University
Joshua Karnes, men’s gymnastics, Penn State University
Not present at Friday's ceremony:
Julian Szymanski, criminal justice, U.S. Air Force
Olivia Nola, track, Penn State Behrend
The joint ceremony, now in its third year, is a unique opportunity to celebrate student athletes and career and technical education students, and stress the crucial role vocational education plays in closing the skills gap and securing the future of our community.