Manufacturer & Business Association Announces 2021 Patrick R. Locco Scholarship Winners
ERIE – The Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA) announced the winners of the 2021 Patrick R. Locco Scholarship Awards, during the eighth annual Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) celebration on Wednesday, October 13, at the Bayfront Convention Center, 1 Sassafras Pier.
2021 winners included: Max Rimdzius, Corry Area Career & Technical Center; Lisa Prenatt, Crawford County Career & Technical Center; Nolan Benedict, Erie High School; Trevor Johnston, Erie County Technical School; and, Anthony Trontel, Mercer County Career Center.
Additional nominees included: Brady Steele, Derrick Stine and Nathan Wright, Corry Area Career & Technical Center; Garrett Brown, Dylan Fletcher, Lucian Hall and Simeon Hunter, Crawford County Career & Technical Center; and, Isaiah Olesnanik, Keaton Henderson, Cameron Baniewicz and Danni Kehl, Erie County Technical School.
“We recognize the value and importance of technical and vocational education,” said John Krahe, president and CEO of the MBA. “These are some of the best and brightest students in our region, and we were proud to give them their moment to shine.”
The Locco Awards, which are named in honor of the late Association Vice President Patrick R. Locco, a strong advocate of vocational education, were created in 1972 (then known as the Golden Watch Awards) with the sole purpose to recognize outstanding high school students who distinguish themselves in the pursuit of technical and academic excellence. To be considered for this prestigious honor, students must apply and be nominated by a teacher. Each school then narrows the nominees to their top candidates. Students are then interviewed by local businesspeople who ultimately choose the winners.
This year, the student winners each received a $1,000 scholarship.
For more information, visit www.mbausa.org.