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Student Achievements

June 30, 2022

In April, Lakewood High School (LHS) partnered with MPW Industrial Services (“MPW”) to offer three paid internships to juniors at Lakewood High School. MPW has now hired three LHS rising senior students to fill the internship roles. The students began their internships in the last couple of weeks and will work 12 hours per week for the next 30 weeks. 

Jim Tyznik, Director of Corporate Human Resources for MPW, said, “We received many applications from great candidates for these three internships, and we’re excited to get started with the interns chosen. We hope to provide an educational and inspiring experience for these three young people, while possibly validating their potential career plans. We’ll also be evaluating them for a possible future full-time employment with us.”

Brea Ballard will work in MPW’s Accounting/Finance department, in the Corporate Accounting area. She will work with a MPW mentor to learn more about the accounting and finance function, utilize MPW’s accounting systems, including data entry, prepare schedules/reports using Microsoft Excel, and assist with any filing/administrative tasks that need to be completed.

Grayce Keffer will work in MPW’s Fabrication/Warehouse area, where she will work with a MPW mentor to read blueprints and design drawings according to project scope, learn about fabrication, welding and various types of equipment operations, operating equipment in a safe manner using all the safety requirements to comply with OSHA and company policies, assist with any filing/administrative tasks that need to be completed, and perform other duties as needed.


Cole Scarborough will work in MPW’s Engineering department, assisting with any tasks that need to be completed and experiencing a broad range of Engineering responsibilities through observation and hands-on training. He will work with a MPW mentor to learn more about Engineering, water purification and industrial processes, study and create new technology drawings for product improvements or development, assist with any filing/administrative tasks that need to be completed, and perform other duties as needed.


Lakewood Superintendent Dr. Mark Gleichauf added, “These internships will provide students with exposure to different career options at MPW, and gain insight into the skills and responsibilities in these disciplines to help them determine, or solidify, a career path. Again, we are grateful to MPW for their partnership on this program and their dedication to workforce readiness for our community’s young people.”


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Congratulations to the following Lakewood High School students who were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) on Thursday, April 14, at C-TEC.


-Madison Clem (2nd row, 5th from left)
-McKenna Clem (2nd row, 1st on left)
-Andre Dorans (1st row-kneeling, center)
-Stewart Poulnott (2nd row, 2nd from the left)
-Mattison Sailing (3rd row-top, 4th from the right)

The National Technical Honor Society is an educational non-profit that exists to honor, recognize, and empower students and teachers in Career & Technical Education. As the honor society for Career & Technical Education, NTHS serves over 100,000 active members annually in both secondary and postsecondary chapters across the country. NTHS honors the achievements of top CTE students, provides close to $300,000 in scholarships annually, and strives to help connect education and industry to build a highly skilled workforce.

We also would like to congratulate the inductees from Spring 2021 (there was no ceremony due to COVID):

-Allison Johnson
-Cole McMillen

NTHS members receive a membership certificate in a professional presentation portfolio. In addition, members receive an official NTHS diploma seal, graduation tassel, lapel pin, and window decal to show their affiliation with NTHS.

Well done, Lancers!

*NTHS details from