Local students were recognized last week for their future commitment to the workforce, technical school and branches of the military at the Fourth Annual Montgomery County Workforce Signing.
Sponsored by the City of Crawfordsville, West Central Indiana Career & Technical Education hosted students to sign certiﬁcates of intent to showcase local industry partners while recognizing graduating seniors from Crawfordsville, North Montgomery and Southmont. Western Boone seniors were also recognized due to the cancellation of the Boone County event, as Western Boone is a member of the CTE district cooperative.
Speakers included Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton; Dr. Chad Cripe, Superintendent of Southmont Schools; and Tom & Jessica McClamroch, owners of Perry Equipment. Dave Peach, general manager of Forcht Broadcasting, served as the master of ceremonies for the event.
“The class of 2023 graduates are entering a world ﬁlled with possibility, and even more so, they are entering the workforce in our community ﬁlled with abundant opportunity,” Barton said. “It’s an honor for me to congratulate the students on behalf of the City of Crawfordsville.”
A wide variety of organizations were recognized at the Montgomery County 4-H Fairgrounds. Students were presented with intent certiﬁcates and signed with their industry partners. Signees also received lapel pins to add to their graduation regalia. Those students recognized were:
• Connor Dixon, Southmont, was joined by Brian Butler of AHW LLC
• Ariel Houghton, Western Boone, was joined by Justin Sparks of the Boone County Coroner’s Oﬃce
• Josie Johnson, North Montgomery, was joined by Jake Johnson of F.A. Wilhelm Construction
• Owen Kiplinger, Western Boone, was joined by Principal Brett Miller of Western Boone High School on behalf of Ivy Tech Community College
• Todd Laﬀoon, North Montgomery, was joined by Steve Poynter of Lincoln Tech
• Antonio Madrigal, Crawfordsville, was joined by Sgt. Tyler Jordan of the Army National Guard
• Nolan Manlief, North Montgomery, was joined by Tom McClamroch of Perry Equipment
• Eli McClaine, Western Boone, was joined by Dale Thompson and Gary Cummins of Smart Manufacturing
• Marianne Muniz-Escobedo, Crawfordsville, was joined by Sgt. Tyler Jordan of the Army National Guard
• Moises Ortiz, Crawfordsville, was joined by Sgt. Tyler Jordan of the Army National Guard
• Carrie Pool, Crawfordsville, was joined by Sherri Henry of the Montgomery County Central Communications Center
• Regan Remley, Southmont, was joined by Chris Cogdill of C&F Fabricating LLC
• Airton Schu, Crawfordsville, was joined by Sgt. Tyler Jordan of the Army National Guard
• Grace Shrader, North Montgomery, was joined by Captain Travis King and SRO AJ Rice of the Montgomery County Jail