Students Earn GAVC Director Awards

Published: Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Posted on March 2, 2017 - Five Minooka Community High School students taking classes at the Grundy Area Vocational Center (GAVC) in Morris were recently presented with Director Awards for their outstanding performances in class.

Director Award winners for February were juniors Thomas Haase (Automotive), Livi Hogan (Building Trades), Hannah Holzer (Health Occupations), and seniors Jason Perez (Fire Science) and Karina Sanchez (Cosmetology).

GAVC Director Award winners are presented with a prize package and have their names and photographs displayed at GAVC for the duration of the school year.

GAVC offers students an opportunity to explore potential careers that would have a significant impact on their success after high school. GAVC strives to promote academic excellence and lifelong learning among its students by addressing six quality areas of learning:

• Integration of core academic skills

• Classroom instruction

• Hands-on laboratory instruction

• Work-based learning

• Personal & leadership development

• Relationships with partners (business, industry, community, and post-secondary)

It is GAVC’s belief that addressing these six areas will lead to a multitude of experiences for students that will assist them in making the connection between education and the real world, thus educating the whole child.

To learn more about GAVC, please visit

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