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Thirteen honored at Student Awards Day

Posted: Friday, May 7, 2021

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce held its Student Awards Day on Thursday, May 6. The event was held at the Huntington North High School Auditorium.

The twelve students from twelve different disciplines were honored during the meeting along with one scholarship winner. This year the recipients recognized were Rylee Spice, Agriculture, sponsored by Commodity Blenders, LLC; Preston Teusch, Automotive, sponsored by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Noah Zahn, Business, sponsored by First Federal Savings Bank.

Also honored were Colin Jackson, Criminal Justice, sponsored by Bowers Brewer Garrett & Wiley; Sophie Eckert, Early Childhood Education, sponsored by Beacon Credit Union and Jessica Hernandez, Educations Professions, sponsored by Smeckens Education Solutions, Inc.

Other students recognized were Haley Ehinger, Human & Social Services, sponsored by Miller’s Merry Manor; Rebekah Brunner, Health Services, sponsored by Huntington University; Miranda Spitler, I.C.E. (Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education), sponsored by Intri-Cut Tool Co., LLC; Cole Davidson, PLTW (Project Lead the Way), sponsored by Shuttleworth, Inc.; Michael Nevil, Precision Machining, sponsored by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce and Cassidy Smith, Welding, sponsored by Novae Corporation.

The winners of the awards are selected each year by their teachers. This year the Chamber offered one student a scholarship for their work through the Career & Technical Education field. The winning student had to submit an application and go through an interview process to win the scholarship. This year’s winner of the $1,000 Skilled Trades/Continuing Education Scholarship was Jack Braden. Braden will be attending Ivy Tech and will continue his work at Micropulse in Whitley County. Winners are posted on Facebook at