Joseph Kessler is the son of Edward and Joanie Kessler. Joseph is currently a junior, follows the academic track at North Pocono High School and studies welding at the Career Technology Center. Throughout his time at CTC, Joseph has been recognized for many accomplishments for his hard work and dedication.

He has received two welding certifications, as well as the OSHA 10 and 30 certification given by Mr. Kyle Linko, his welding instructor.

Joseph is a member of the welding fabrication team which was awarded the gold medal during the Skills USA District Competition in January 2018.

He also was nominated and recognized in the Scranton Times Tribune as the 2018 February Spotlight Student of the Month. Joseph has been employed by Kay’s Italian Restaurant and after graduation he plans on applying to Lockheed Martin as a welder.

Matthew Neuweiler is the son of Fred and Robin Neuwiler. Matthew lives with his guardians Deb and Sean Horan of Madisonville Township.

Matt has attended the Career Technical Center for the past 3 years as a student in the Wielding Technology program.

Through his course studies at CTC, Matt has earned the Flux Core and Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3g plate certification and an OSHA Level 10 certification as well.

He started and hopes to complete his OSHA Level 30 accreditation prior to graduation. Matt was a part of the Gold Winning Team at Skills USA District Competition for Welding Fabrication. During his younger years in the high school, Matt enjoyed participating in the Ski Club but left when he accepted a position at Shoprite where he still works when his schedule allows. In his spare time, Matt enjoys tournament bass fishing and welding. To help further his career goals, Matt hopes to attend the Kentucky Welding Institute where he hopes to gain the necessary certifications and experience in the Combination Pipe Welding Program to allow him a successful career as pipeline welder.

Furthermore, Matt hopes that his career choice will allow him to find different trainings and positions across the country so that he can add traveling to his list of hobbies and interests.

Matthew Abbott is the son of Jason and Kelly Abbott. For the past three years, Matthew has studied carpentry at the Career Technology Center.

During this time, Matthew has made several accomplishments.

His team placed first in the Skills USA District Competition for Team Builds, second at the Wallenpaupack Engineering Competition, and placed third at the Johnson College “one inch by twelve inch board” challenge.

Matthew is a member of the National Technical Honor Society, CTC Student Council and a CTC student ambassador. In January of 2018, Matthew was chosen as student of the month for his outstanding accomplishments, character, and work ethic. Matthew is a cashier at Sunoco gas station, and he plans to attend either Johnson College for Electrical Construction and Maintenance Technology, or join the LIUNA Laborer Union.

Trevor Owens is the son of Jason and Colleen Owens. Trevor is preparing for college his senior year by taking Engineering Principles.

Trevor is also a student at the Career Technology Center for Computer Systems Technology, and is a member of SkillsUSA. Trevor, in his three years competing in SkillsUSA at the district level, has won a bronze and silver medal for Technical Computer Applications, and a gold medal for Cyber Security.

After graduation, Trevor plans to attend Johnson College for Computer Information Technology, and also plans to attend more schooling after Johnson to major in Cyber Security. Trevor hopes to someday work in Cyber Security for either a large corporation like Google, or for the United States government.