Dillon Kerstetter a Midd-West High School student and SUN Area Technical Institute Electronics Technology student, recently earned his Eagle Scout. Dillon put over 100 hours into this project from start to finish. The project he did honors those who served in the Armed Forces in Snyder County from 1990-Present. Many thanks to all who contributed their time, materials and efforts to his Eagle Scout project. Dillon is the son of Lori Shull of Middleburg, and Michael Kerstetter of Beavertown. Dillon’s future plans are to attend Penn College and major in Electronics Engineering. SUN Tech is very proud of all the hard work, time and dedication you put into this project.
Thank you for everyone’s patience and allowing students to participate in the blood mobile drive. Working with the mobile was different because we just did not have the beds but we were still very productive and got 28 pints of blood which was great for only having three beds to work with. Our next blood drive is February 7th. – Mrs. Randler, Dental Health Technology Instructor
Thanks to everyone that participated in this year’s food drive. We collected a grand total of 4,401 items. We were able to deliver four pickup loads to four different locations: Haven Ministries, Sunbury, Grace Works Ministries, Middleburg, Christ’s United Lutheran Church, Millmont, and Messiah Evangelical Lutheran, New Berlin. The HVAC program came in first with 1,082 items (77 per capita), Precision Machining was 2nd with 606 items (76 per capita), and Criminal Justice was third with 800 items (73 per capita). You can see more pictures from the food drive on the SUN Tech Facebook page.
SUN Area Technical Institute’s Joe Weisser delivered students’ sitting benches to Shikellamy and Selinsgrove High Schools. SUN Tech students made the benches from scratch for all 5 sending High Schools: Lewisburg HS, Shikellamy HS, Midd-West HS, Selinsgrove HS and Mifflinburg HS.
SUN Tech’s Masonry Program made the concrete forms, Advanced Wood and Carpentry programs planed, ripped and crosscut the lumber, and Advanced Machining Program machined the hardware on the benches and engraved the inscriptions. The SUN Team approach created a project for all communities to enjoy which illustrates the value and practicality of career and technical education. Upon delivery many observers were impressed with the craftsmanship and the fact that the benches were created by using all four programs and not outsourcing finished products. SUN Tech is in the business of creating innovative student minds with emphasis on skilled craftsmanship, work ethic achievement, timely project deadlines, and multitasking to maintain a current and upcoming workforce for years to come.
SUN Area Technical Institute will be holding a Warm Clothing Drive now until the third week of January. Get in the holiday spirit! Look through that old winter clothing and donate the items you no longer want to keep children both here and in the surrounding community warm through the winter months.
The Collision Repair class of 2012 is busy refinishing a truck for the City of Sunbury. The truck required a color change to fit into its new home at the Street Department. We’ll post more pictures as the work progresses.
The Precision Machining program is seeking donations for Toys for Tots from December 3 through the 19th. Help us make this Christmas special for children and parents in need by dropping off your donations at the main office or the Precision Machining program.
Advertising Art & Designstudents painted four “Christkindl Market of Mifflinburg” directional signs. Pictured are Marlena Shaffer, Megan Shank, Kayla Reynolds, Kyla Scholl and Mariah Propst. The signs were constructed and base coated by the Carpentry students.
SUN Area Technical Institute’s Co-op Coordinator Joseph Weisser participated in a “Fund Racing” event on Thanksgiving morning which benefited the Mifflinburg High School Lacrosse Team. This annual 5K Road Race event attracted over 200 runners. Joe is pictured here with celebrity Turkey Trotter Drew Kelly from 94.1 WQKX of Sunbury, who is also a member of SUN Tech’s Advisory Committee. For the official record, Joe beat Drew in this handshake bet between two good friends!
Students in Health Professions are collecting tabs to donate to Schneider’s Children’s Hospital now until April 2013. We’d love help from the community with this project, so save your tabs and send them along with a student.