WALDO — Waldo County Technical Center held its annual awards ceremony Wednesday evening, June 1, under a big white tent behind the school.

Welding Technology students at the WCTC’s Recognition and Awards Night June 1. P:hoto by Fran Gonzalez

The annual Recognition and Awards Night was well-attended, with an overflowing crowd standing all along the tent’s perimeter. The awards event was the first for Director Rick Amero, who told graduates they will always have people who support them at WCTC.

Dawson Bierwas, who completed the electrical trades program, receives graduating materials from Rachel Littlefield, WCTC’s Literacy and Assessment coordinator, June 1. Photo by Fran Gonzalez

Many students received scholarships, special recognition, and even tools for their chosen profession.

In all, 75 students graduated from the technical school with 37 planning to go straight to work, three to the military, 23 to community colleges, eight to colleges, and four to other post-high school training.

Excited students in the Auto Collision/Composites program socialize June 1 before the Recognition and Awards Night begins. Photo by Fran Gonzalez

A packed house at the Waldo County Technical Center’s Recognition and Awards Night June 1. Photo by Fran Gonzalez