Penta Career Center has selected five former students as recipients of the 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award, and they will be honored at a banquet on Nov. 7.
Each year, the Penta Outstanding Alumni Award is bestowed upon individuals who have completed a career-technical training program at the Perrysburg Township school and who are working in a successful career. Since the award’s inception in 1993, 120 former high school or adult education students have been honored.
Here are the 2013 recipients:
Leslie Kay (Radabaugh) Hertzfeld of Grand Rapids, Ohio is a 1968 graduate of Anthony Wayne High School and completed her career-technical training in Penta’s Commercial Art program. She is a business owner, artist, and book illustrator. She is the owner of Inspired To Be, an online business. Hertzfeld has a continuing education certificate in Commercial Art from the American Arts Institute.
Scott A. Jaegly of Oregon is a 1987 graduate of Northwood High School and completed his career-technical training in Penta’s Security and Law Enforcement program. He is a district security officer for the United States Marshals Service in Toledo. Jaegly is certified through the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy and has completed the basic police academy at Owens Community College.
David Miller of Woodville is a 1990 graduate of Woodmore High School and completed his career-technical training in Penta’s Industrial and Diesel Technology program. He is a parts manager for Bay Tractor and Turf in Gibsonburg. In addition, Miller serves as the assistant fire chief for the Woodville Township Fire Volunteer Department. He has earned a master’s certification in the continuing education program offered through John Deere.
Leonard L. Vidra II of Perrysburg is a 1975 graduate of Rossford High School and completed his career-technical training in Penta’s Welding program. He is a deputy sheriff/fiscal coordinator for the Wood County Sheriff’s Office. He is certified through the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy at Owens Community College.
Patrick Young of Elmore is a 1994 graduate of Woodmore High School and completed his career-technical training through Penta’s Food Service Management and Production program. He is the director of culinary and nutritional services at Swan Creek Retirement Village in Toledo. Young has an associate degree in Culinary Arts from the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh.