Senior Wins Valedictorian Award and New Car!
(REYNOLDSVILLE)—Jeff Tech announces this year’s valedictorian, Stacy Ishman, a four year Health Assisting student, will be the recipient of the first annual Jim Tilley Award.
The valedictorian at Jeff Tech is the student who has the highest career GPA of the graduating senior class. Jeff Tech has only begun offering the honor of valedictorian as
Stacy Ishman (left) receives the Jeff Tech 2012 Valedictorian Award from Principal John Kimmel (right) during the 2012 spring picnic.
As recipient of the Tilley Award award Stacy will be receiving a new car as part of a scholarship to further her education. The Jim Tilley Award was open to all graduating seniors at Jeff Tech who exhibited leadership, citizenship and academic achievement. Involvement in the community, providing service and positive influence are one component of citizenship. Candidates are also required to write a 250 word essay explaining their qualifications to the award committee.
From her freshman year, Stacy Ishman threw herself into her work at Jeff Tech winning the Math Club Awards and the President’s Outstanding Academic Excellence Award (4 years). As she continued her academic and health assisting education she earned the Most Outstanding Health Assisting Student Award three years in a row, Perfect Attendance Award, Perfect Punctuality Award, Junior Achievement Classroom Volunteer Certificate of Appreciation Award, Citizenship Award, and the Glenn M. Means—Outstanding Vocational Technical Student Award.
Outside of school, Stacy was involved with the International Bowhunter’s Organization where she earned the Female Youth World Championship in 2010, the Indoor Championship in 2011, and the National 3rd place for Female Youth in 2011. She is also a member of the Sligo Sportsmen’s Club and is employed at Rich’s Outdoor World.
Stacy Ishman reacts to learning about her Tilley Award and the new car she won!
She plans to major in nursing at Clarion University next fall. Upon winning the Jim Tilley Award Stacy publicly expressed her gratitude, “This really means a lot to me.”
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