School-to-Work Program recognizes students and community partners
At the district’s recent annual Community Partners Appreciation Breakfast, 42 students involved in Williamsport Area High School’s School-to-Work Program were honored. Not only were the students recognized for successfully completing the program but their employers also were recognized in kind. Eighteen of the program participants this year were seniors, each of whom received a certificate honoring their accomplishments. In addition, 24 underclassmen also were recognized.
Program standout, senior Shymira Thomas, spoke about the meaningful experiences the program provided. Head Principal Brandon Pardoe, School-to-Work Program Coordinator Susan McGehean and Secondary Special Education Supervisor Amy Wolfhope-Briggs offered words of wisdom and encouragement to the group.
This year’s program partners were: Alabaster Coffee, Brass Alignment, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin, Goodwill Industries of Williamsport, KFC, Lycoming Auto, McDonald’s (Lycoming Creek Road), Pennsylvania Office of Rehabilitation, Student Transportation of America, Taco Bell, Verizon Credit Union, Wendy’s, WASD and YMCA Child Care.