Jordan Thomas only needed a single word to describe receiving a $1,000 scholarship from Tom Chamberlain’s Lights Out Bar and Grill.
The senior at the Bullitt County Area Technology Center also earned his Welding AWS industry certification as he prepares for graduation.
Jordan was one of many students recognized during an awards ceremony at the Bullitt Central High School auditorium.
ATC Principal Angela Binkley asked each instructor to honor their respective Students of the Year with an engraved plaque. They are:
Madyson Foreman (Allied Health); Austin Hardesty (Automotive); Nathan Esarey (Aviation); Nathan Kosman (Carpentry); Luke Painter (Electrical); Connor Haney (Industrial Maintenance); Dustin Smith (Masonry); Draydan O’Bryant (Welding); and Addi Carman (ATC Student of the Year)
These students will also have their names added to a plaque representing past honorees.
Students who earned their Industry Certification include:
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) – Scott Barnes, Jordan Bishop, Dillon Broffman, Kevin Cogburn, Josh Cundiff, Jamie Estes, Austin Graham, Austin Hardesty, Jeremy Ison, Eric Jones, Louie Maupin, Trenton Neville, Dalton Phillips, Jeremy Sparks, Carly Thornsberry, Dylan Walker and Stephen Whitaker.
Carpentry - National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) – Earl Brooks, Elijah Gilbert, Tyler Ghaner, Bradlee Simmons and Michael Tetlow.
Masonry – Andrew Ashcraft, Zachary Connell, Nickolas Cottrell, Christian Herrlein, Christian Poteet, Matthew Robinson and Dustin Smith.
Tech Ready Apprentices for Careers in KY (TRACK) – Christian Poteet, Matthew Robinson and Dustin Smith.
Kentucky Occupational Skills Standards Assessment (KOSSA) – Austin Hardesty and Chase Manley (Automotive); Kole Caldwell, Zachary Connell, Nickolas Cottrell, Elijah Gilbert, Christian Poteet and Matthew Robinson (Construction); Nathan Noe (Manufacturing); Noah Miller (Manufacturing and Welding); and Skylor Griffy and Griffin Summitt (Welding).Jaida Brothers, Shelby Etherton, Brae Fredericks, Devon Henley, Katelyn Heppler, Alexus Hutchison, and Alexis Sanders (Allied Health)
Welding AWS (American Welding Society) – Jordan Claypool, Michael Corum, Thomas Embry, Jonah Glass, Noah Glass, Skylor Griffy, Hannah Hodge, Zack Isabel, E.J. Judd, Zachariah Lee, Nathan Lindsay, Noah Miller, Draydan O’Bryant, Bryan Peak, Brandon Perry, Zach Roby, Cullen Seger, Justin Styers, Jordan Thomas, Christopher West and Casey Wethington.