Admiral Peary attended the SkillsUSA, District 7 Leadership and Skills competition Monday Jan. 16th.

This year the contests were held at Jeff Tech and Clearfield CTC. As usual, Admiral Peary was very well represented. The medal winners are as follows:

1st place (with a perfect score) Employment Application Process - Katlyn Gehosky
1st place Collision Repair Technology – Christopher Smith
1st place Industrial Motor Control – Alec Burkhart
1st place Masonry – Marty Krumenacker
1st place Technical Drafting – Joseph Schenk
1st place Welding – Wyatt Coposky
1st place Team Works – Greg Patterson, Andrew Kolenovic, Tyler Rock, Logan Graham

2nd place Automotive Refinishing Technology – Brady Burkhardt
2nd place Electrical Construction Wiring – Victor Wess
2nd place Nurse Assisting – Victoria Costlow
2nd place Nail Care – Abby Duttry and Coryn Thomas
2nd place Internetworking – Ryan Lanzendorfer

3rd place Customer Service – Michaela Hudak
3rd place HVACR - Brett Litzinger

The following students have straight to state byes:

CNC Milling Specialist – Stephen Parzatka
Plumbing – Sam Richey
Welding Fabrication Team – Austin Brothers, Ben Dikert, Seth Simasek

Congratulations to all our winners and Thank You to all our contestants that worked very hard for this competition amongst their peers. 

Job well done!


2nd marking period January 2017

AUTO BODY Brady Butkhardt Central Cambria PM
AUTO TECH Dakota Panczak Cambria Heights AM
CARPENTRY Jenna Gray Cambria Heights AM
COSMETOLOGY Mariah Myers Penn Cambria AM
  Tonya Benton Portage PM
CULINARY ARTS Moses Richey Central Cambria AM
Evelyn Green Blacklick Valley PM
EARLY CHILDHOOD Jenna Gailey Penn Cambria AM
ELECTRICAL TECH Ashley Evans Central Cambria AM
Greg Patterson Conemaugh Valley PM
ENGINEERING TECH Jessica Adolph Conemaugh Valley PM
HEALTH ASSISTING Gabrielle Cabrera Penn Cambria AM
Madison Saloney Conemaugh Valley PM
HVAC Samuel Richey Central Cambria PM
MASONRY Tylor Rock Northern Cambria PM
NETWORKING Brett Jubara Penn Cambria AM
PAES PROGRAM Matthew Sekerak Penn Cambria AM
SMALL ENGINE  Dalton Williams Central Cambria AM
WELDING Calvin Ates Blacklick Valley PM



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The Challenge Program, Inc. Awards Scholarship money
to Admiral Peary Vo-Tech Students for Excellence.

A Program for ALL Students
The Challenge Program, Inc. mission is to build sustainable Business/Education partnerships while introducing students to careers in their communities.
This partnership contributes to workforce and economic development by motivating students to develop the habits required to succeed in school and in their future careers.
The Challenge Program, Inc. is a Program for All Students, regardless of a student’s previous academic performance. The Challenge Program, Inc. challenges all students to compete for an award to increase their success in and out of the classroom and become quality employees for businesses in their communities.

Our Presentations reflect workplace scenarios using The Challenge Program’s five award categories as building blocks for success.

Our Financial Award Incentives demonstrate a real-world motivational application.
The Challenge Program, Inc. Award Categories:






Our awards are available to all students regardless of their past academic or behavior history in order to encourage a fresh start and a successful future.
The Challenge Program, Inc. connects real business leaders directly to students to introduce them to a variety of career options and the education/training paths within their own communities.
Awards are presented to 5 seniors, 5 juniors and 5 sophomores each year their school participates in our Program.
Each award is worth $200.
To view the 2016 Assembly Presentation – go to
For more information about the Program, the Awards and the Connection, please visit:

Criteria for and selection of award winners in each category
2016-2017 Program and Awards Guide
2016-2017 Community Service forms
Lists of Business sponsors and partners
Information on the 2017 Student of the Year competition where three finalists will each win $1,000.00.

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"...Admiral Peary Area Vocational-Technical School will continue to maintain its tradition of parental and community support, strong employee work ethic, and high standards of student achievement and performance. At the same time the AVTS will monitor and revise its curriculum and implement new instructional programs to ensure that our students are prepared to compete in the global community."


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