Three Berks County students received certificates of completion from the BCIU’s Preparation for Adult Life (PAL) program and diplomas from their sending school districts during the PAL senior awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 31, at Berks Career & Technology Center – East Campus. Representatives from each school district were on hand to honor and congratulate our PAL seniors.

In addition to certificates and diplomas, each of the students listed below received special awards:

  • Collin Deckman, Wilson School District, received The Grant Gordon Memorial Award, in remembrance of one of the original teachers of the PAL program. This award is given to a student showing the most improvement in the areas of accountability and reliability.
  • Casey Schreyer, Oley Valley School District, received The Bob Prosser Memorial Award, in honor of our late bus driver. This award is given to a student showing the most improvement in the area of citizenship.
  • Brian McFalls-Rios, Schuylkill Valley School District, was awarded The PAL Senior Student Award.

All participants and audience members were treated to a video presentation, heartfelt words shared by staff members, music from the Oley Valley High School Orchestra, and light  refreshments. We wish our PAL graduates success and happiness as they move on to the next chapter in their lives.