$1,000 Awarded Annually to the Most Outstanding Co-op Student Graduate of the Bethlehem Area Vocational and Technical School
In 2002 at the BAVTS Annual Appreciation Banquet, West Side Hammer Electric began an annual tribute to excellence in honor of the first generation owners of their company, grandparents Luke T. & Barbara Cunningham.
West Side Hammer Electric continues its quest for excellence and strives to inspire future generations to aspire to their greatest potential in business. The Luke T. and Barbara Cunningham Distinguished School-to-Career Award is presented to a student who has a minimum of one semester in an approved School-to-Career Program of Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School. The student must maintain a minimum of 85% in their occupational program of study and a B average academic performance. The selected student displays strengths in multiple other areas including participation in a vocational student organization, community service, and other related activities that bring positive recognition to BAVTS and his or her home high school. The award is announced during the annual Bridges Foundation Celebration of Excellence banquet in May.
To be considered for this prestigious scholarship award, students must contact the BAVTS Career Office, (610) 866-8013. Students are encouraged to inquire prior to their Junior year in order to be sure he or she can achieve the criteria for selection.
Past Recipients of the Luke T. & Barbara Cunningham Scholarship
- 2002 Ryan Rupp, Northampton HS
- 2003 Jonathan Jenny, Liberty HS
- 2004 Jared Koch, Northampton HS
- 2005 Emmanuel Guervara, Freedom HS
- 2006 Mark Kametz, Freedom HS
- 2007 Anthony Manjone, Northampton HS
- 2008 Justin Voytko, Saucon Valley HS
- 2009 Aubrie Bisson, Saucon Valley HS