RIVEROAK Technical College (RTC) held their 2017-2018 graduation ceremony on May 24, 2018 in the Suwannee High School Auditorium.
Graduation began with RTC Principal Mary Keen welcoming those in attendance. GED graduates Karreem Armalin and Akyrianna Wheeler led the Pledge while Jasmine Garling welcomed special guests in attendance.
Superintendent Ted Roush congratulated the students and then proceed to present the program completers and industry certification recipients with their diploma or certification.
In addition to each recognizing each program completer and industry certification recipient, RTC also graduated twenty-seven students from the Adult Basic Education/GED class and eight Suwannee Virtual School (SVS) students.
Special awards and scholarships were given out at the conclusion of the graduation. The following students received recognition:
Industrial Workhorse Award – Robert Moseley
Naomi Hart Culinary Arts Scholarship – Jaycie Bender
National Adult Education Honor Society – Karreem Armalin, Jeffery Creamer, Shukar Gary, Roberto Puig-Hayes, Angelica Sellers, Austin Smith, and Paige Zarecki
Nutrition Association Culinary Arts Scholarship – Trenton Kuhns
North Florida Community College Scholarship – Joshua White and Lillian Saldana
Rotary CTE Scholarship – Fernando Hernandez and Tyler Sandlin
Walter Doughty Memorial Scholarship – Jeffery Creamer
Vincent M. Jones Achievement Award – Mylene Watts and Karreem Armalin
W.E. Music Memorial Scholarship – Colten Crews
Keen says, “Congratulation to our State of Florida High School Diploma graduates, Career and Technical Education Program Completers, Industry Certification recipients, and award winners. Twenty-Nine RIVEROAK Technical College students received their high school diploma, 58 students were recognized as program completers and 130 industry certifications were awarded. These graduates and program completers represent the fulfillment of our mission to provide qualified workers for the job market, to enable students to become self-sufficient and self-confident, and to encourage students to become highly productive citizens with positive values. We are very proud of the accomplishments of our students. Our Graduation and Awards Ceremony would not have been possible without the contributions and support from our faculty, staff, and community. Thank you to all for making it such a special evening for our students.”
To see photos from the graduation, click here.
A complete list of program completers and industry certification recipients, Adult Basic Education/GED graduates, and SVS graduates can be viewed below:
The following students received a program completion and/or an industry certification:
Wesley Colt Johns
Logan D. Moseley
Branden L. Wainwright
Jared Brett Wainwright
Mylene Briones Watts
Charles Westrich, Sr.
Theodore Wilson III
The following students graduated from the Adult Basic Education/GED class:
The following students graduated from the SVS: