Penta seeking outstanding alumni nominations


Penta Career Center, a career-technical educational facility for high school and adult students since 1965, is searching for successful individuals for its annual Outstanding Alumni Awards.

Since its inception in 1993, these prestigious awards have been presented to 173 Penta alumni. Those former students selected as 2022 Outstanding Alumni recipients will be honored at a special banquet at Penta on Nov. 10.

The Outstanding Alumni Awards are bestowed to individuals who have completed a career-technical program at Penta Career Center (formerly known as Penta County Vocational School) and who are currently working in a successful career. Potential candidates should demonstrate excellence in their careers with evidence of professional accomplishments and community involvement. Nominees must have completed a high school or adult education program at Penta prior to 2012.

Applications for the Penta 2022 Outstanding Alumni Awards are available by calling 419-661-6351. Applications can also be completed online through the Penta web site at www.pentacareercenter.org (click on “Alumni” under the District tab). Completed applications must be postmarked by Sept. 30.

Some of the past recipients of the award include: Dr. Nicholas Espinoza (Springfield High School), a 1979 alumnus of the Electronics program; Matthew Simpson (Anthony Wayne High Schools), a 1983 alumnus of the Building Services & Repair program; and Becky (Dooley) Ziviski (Swanton High School), a 1989 alumnus of the Executive Secretary program.