Seniors honored at PCTC


SHELBY — On Friday, May 12, two Senior Moments sessions were held in Pioneer Arena to honor the Pioneer Career and Technology (PCTC)’s senior students. One session was held in the morning for half of the seniors and another in the afternoon for the remaining seniors.

The student Color Guard, comprised of PCTC senior student Eden Wheatcraft and juniors Cohan Hurst and Mason Hunt, presented the colors. Kamryn Gill, Shelby Knipp, and Aspen Alexis Partin sang the national anthem acapella.

PCTC Board of Education President Doug Theaker served as the guest speaker and gave a speech about each student, their unique characteristics, and how each of their futures lies in their own respective hands. “You will need a positive attitude, a skill, a strong work ethic, and do your best,” he said.

Lane Bauer, the Byron H. Carmean Character, Dedication, and Service Award winner for 2023, gave a speech to his peers with an emphasis on developing a strong work ethic. “My dad always told me if you do a job, do it right the first time,” Bauer said.

Daniel Slaughter, a PCTC supervisor, announced the presentation of Passports, which are given to seniors who have completed two years in their chosen field at Pioneer. Many of those receiving Passports have enjoyed the jumpstart of having an early job placement and the joy of using their acquired skill.

A video of the seniors in their various labs, working and having fun at PCTC, was also played during the sessions. Greg Nickoli, the superintendent of PCTC, gave the closing remarks and wished the students great success in the future.

Submitted by Janet Kehres.

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