In a March announcement made at the school, six Bethel Park High School students were recognized as the March Students of the Month in their respective programs by the Steel Center for Career and Technical Education.
The honorees included sophomores Kylan Bedner (Welding), Nathan Pschirer (Advertising and Design) and Torey Rauch (Veterinary Assistant); junior Aiden Anderson (Diesel Technology); and seniors Briauna Harris (Baking and Pastry Arts) and Evan Matthews (Computer Technology).
This is Rauch’s second time being honored as the Steel Center CTE Student of the Month in her program. She was also recognized in November. She said being chosen a second time means a lot. “It makes my parents proud and I want to make them happy,” she said.
Her classmate, Bedner, is considering joining the United States Navy when he graduates. He said he enjoys the welding program because it allows him to do a lot of hands-on projects. Fellow sophomore, Pschirer says the Advertising and Design program is perfect for him. “I have always been creative and this program allows me to be creative when I’m there.”
Anderson, a junior, has spent his entire life working around heavy equipment. “My father works in construction and I have always enjoyed running equipment and the control you have over it.”
While the senior Harris does not foresee a career in the baking industry, she is immensely grateful for her experience. “I love that program, especially Chef (Stacey) Caudill, who does an amazing job,” she said. “She runs the program as though we are operating in a professional setting and she makes an effort to get to know us as people as well as her students.”
Each month, Steel Center’s very best students are recognized for their consistently high achievement and outstanding overall performance. The recognition is meant to acknowledge the students’ unwavering commitment to their career and technical education as demonstrated by their outstanding achievements.