YUKON — Graduating high school seniors Kathryn Miller and Steven Fairchild, both of Yukon, were named Outstanding Scholars at the Canadian Valley Technology Center’s graduation ceremony.
Each was chosen as Student of the Year in their respective program. Miller has completed the biomedical sciences program. She plans to enroll at the University of Oklahoma and major in biology. Already a certified yoga instructor, she wants to follow with a master’s degree in yoga therapy and then seek a doctorate in physical therapy.
Fairchild completed the computer information systems program. He wants to work for a computer service company. Fairchild placed second in the nation at the Business Professionals of America contest in the computer security category.
Other honorees at the Wednesday commencement at Yukon’s Fine Arts Auditorium included Cortlyn Detrick, of Yukon, the first recipient of the Howard Griffin Memorial Scholarship Award, named in honor of the school’s former heat and air instructor who died in November.
Winners of Lions Club awards were Jaydon Miller, of Union City, and Kristen Rother, of Calumet. Students receiving National Technical Honor Society Jon H. Poteat scholarships were Abigail Soria and Derrick Moore.
CV Strong award winners were Skyler Ward, of Oklahoma City, Audrey Erlitz, of Mustang, and Steven Woolbright, of Piedmont.
The Superintendent’s Meritorious Award winners were Alma Martinez, of El Reno, and Victoria Pennock, of Mustang. Victoria Compton, of Yukon, was selected as the Dr. Marvin Denny Memorial Scholarship winner.
This year, 288 high school students and adults graduated at Canadian Valley. The event is the first graduation held since the May 31 tornado, which destroyed the El Reno Campus. The school’s Business and Industry Services operations relocated to a small portion of the campus in September. Construction will begin soon on another portion of the campus. The grand re-opening for the entire facility is scheduled for fall 2016.