Pathways to Success

Garden Spot High School

Shelby Martin – Culinary Co-Op

For my senior year, I’m participating in the Pathways2Success Cooperative Education class and graduating early in January. So rather than filling up my last year with electives to earn enough credits, I’m in class for half of the day and at work the other half. In hearing that I had this option, there was no…

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Roy Bramm – Feed & Mechanical Co-Op

My name is Roy Bramm and I am currently am in the Pathways2Success Cooperative Education program. After school each day, I go to my current place of employment which is River Feed and Supply, which is located on Old Philadelphia Pike in Lancaster. My job duties have a wide range of responsibilities. My job title…

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Willoh Robbins – Internship

For the 2017 Fall semester, I chose to take the open block in my schedule to intern for a German teacher here at Garden Spot High School as a means of exploring different career paths and improving my German skills. When I applied, I clarified that it didn’t matter to me which of German teachers…

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Kelly Martin – Internship

This year I am a student intern for Mr. Miller, a high school math teacher at Garden Spot High School. I am a senior at Garden Spot and had Mr. Miller as a teacher when I was in 9th grade. I loved the way that he taught and I loved his class. When I decided…

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Luke Hahn – Construction Co-Op

Pathways2Success Cooperative Education allows me to earn credits for school while making money. Since I have started at High Concrete I have learned a lot of new and valuable skills. I am thankful for this opportunity to get an early start on my career. In the classroom, we are shown many different job fields. We…

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Sarah Neuville – Internship

My internship placement this semester is at Garden Spot High School with Social Studies Teacher, Mark Leaman. So far, I am really enjoying it and have been learning a lot about teaching that I had never considered before. Every day, I get to work one-on-one with students as well as addressing them as a group….

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Devin Weaver – Woodworking Co-Op

Finishing out my junior year of high school I did not know exactly what I wanted to do for my senior year. I knew I wanted to play volleyball in the spring, so that ruled out early graduation. When I heard about the co-op program from my guidance counselor, it got my attention. Going to…

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Lauren Haller – Internship

For the past approximately 7 weeks, I have been interning at New Holland Early Learning Center, located at New Holland Mennonite Church. NHELC strives to help children grow in self-control, social, and personal skills. My job duties and daily routines often consist of the same or similar things day by day. When I arrive at…

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Hillary Searle – Internship

This semester, I have chosen to intern for Katie Adams, owner, director, teacher, and choreographer of Signature Dance Studio in New Holland, PA. Through my experience so far, I have learned the duties and daily routine of a teacher and choreographer as well as being challenged through being given certain tasks. This experience has so…

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Robert Mcconaghy – Maintenance Co-Op

This year I decided to participate in the Pathways2Success Cooperative Education Program. In class, we learn how to be successful in the workplace. We are also required to hold a job while in the class. I work for Berg Construction, LLC in Morgantown, PA. Berg Construction is more of an excavating company than it is…

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Manufacturing Day 2017

The first week of October is the celebration of Manufacturing Week!  To celebrate at Garden Spot High School, 40 students hopped onto a bus to tour various manufacturing businesses right here in New Holland.  The first stop was at Quality Custom Cabinetry where students were able to tour the shop floor of a woodworking company.  While on this…

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Garrett German – Concrete Co-Op

I am a student in the Pathways2Success Cooperative Education course where we learn job skills and work towards reaching our future career goals. Currently, I am working at High Concrete Group in Denver, Pennsylvania. I also worked there over the summer of 2016. At High Concrete, I have many job duties, but some of the…

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Rational Career Exploration Summer Externship

This summer I had the opportunity to attend the High Companies Rational Career Exploration Summer Externship. The purpose of the externship was to inform Lancaster County educators about the numerous STEM job opportunities available in the Lancaster County community. The three-day externship included presentations by leaders from Lancaster County STEM Alliance, Lancaster Chamber of Commerce,…

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Larsen Graduates from Production Welding Program

On July 28, 2017, Derek Larsen graduated from Thaddeus Steven’s College of Technology. Derek, a 2017 Garden Spot High School graduate, was able to participate in Thaddeus Steven’s five-week Production Welding Certificate program cost-free because of the work he completed in the Pathways2Success Cooperative Education class at Garden Spot. A requirement for the Pathways2Success program…

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Cooperative Education Students Graduate

On Friday, June 8, 2017, the class of 2017 graduated from Garden Spot High School.  “I cannot express enough the amount of pride I am feeling for these four students,” said Jill Hackman, Pathways Coordinator.  “I feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to watch these guys turn into young men.  I provided them…

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Chad Harner – Culinary Co-Op

In the workplace, Chad Harner is open, forthcoming, honest and an action taker.  He doesn’t wait for an opportunity to knock, he seeks it out and goes after it!  Chad Harner started the Pathways2Success Cooperative Education program with a job at McDonald’s.  His initial thoughts on his life after graduation were to attend a post-secondary…

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Orlando Perez Rivera – Concrete Co-Op

In the fall semester of the 2016-2017 school year, Orlando was employed by JB Zimmerman’s in New Holland where he did odd jobs and assisted customers.  Although he enjoyed this job, he was ready to get a head start on a job that could become a career.  With that in mind, he applied, interviewed and…

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Derek Larsen – Mechanics Co-Op

On the outside, Derek Larsen has a tough exterior, but on the inside, Derek is an upstanding gentleman with a huge heart and loyalty to those he cares for.  Derek started the Pathways2Success Cooperative Education class working on the Turn Pike in Elverson, PA at HMS Host.  Specifically, he worked at the Arby’s fast food…

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Jake Graybill – Concrete Co-Op

By the end of your first conversation with Jake Graybill, you will be shocked to learn that he only turned 18 a few weeks ago!  Jake is one of those guys who just “gets it.”  He understands hard work, a strong work ethic, integrity, and commitment.  He’s one of those guys who doesn’t mind getting his…

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Pathways2Success Cooperative Education

Pathways2Success Cooperative Education is designed to provide Garden Spot High School students the opportunity to earn credits while learning the skills for 21st Century careers.   The goal of the program is to help students achieve a high priority, high skill, and high-paying career. The first semester includes classroom instruction that focuses on learning employability…

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