Indian Valley Vocational Center, Sandwich, announced its 15 outstanding winter students. This recognition program spotlights a student from 15 programs on site, plus cosmetology and fire science. Each program instructor selects a different student three times during the year for this special recognition. The criteria includes qualities like outstanding professional work, enthusiasm, attendance, initiative and demonstrated work ethic. The students receive a certificate denoting this award.
Earlville High School: Alexander VanDorsten, applied math; and Holly Lopez, graphic design.
Hinckley-Big Rock High School: Cerina Alfaro, emergency medical technician.
Indian Creek High School: Skyler Kaelin, certified nurse assistant; and Jose Ibarra, culinary arts.
Newark High School: Benjamin Horvat, computer technology.
Serena High School: Steven Tordai, auto body repair; Allison Bertrang, cosmetology; and Jessica Simpkins, law enforcement.
Plano High School: Juozas Jirus, automotive technology; and Alonzo Mendez, sports medicine.
Sandwich High School: Tyler Bols, computer programming; and Sarah McHale, pre-engineering.
Somonauk High School: Hailey Mahara, early childhood education.
Yorkville High School: Erin Hettinger, health occupations.
IVVC is owned and operated by 11 school districts, those mentioned as well as Leland and Paw Paw.