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  • Lily Anderson is a 2022 Student of the Year Finalist!


    Lily is receiving the Academic K award at Knoch High School for making Highest Honor Roll for all four semesters this school year. She is the Vice-President of SkillsUSA and is also a member of NTHS at BCAVTS. As busy as Lily is, she made time to compete in the SkillsUSA District-10 and State competitions in Prepared Speech and was very successful, receiving a Silver medal at Districts and placing 6 out of 10 in the State competition! Also, this very motivated student has attended BCAVTS for three years and obtained the required 1250 cosmetology hours in order to sit for her State Boards. With this amazing accomplishment, Lily recently started on a cooperative education opportunity through BCAVTS, at The Scissors’ Edge with Mrs. Tori Durci, owner and a previous Vo-Tech student. That’s not all! Lily also is a waitress at a local restaurant in Saxonburg. In her free time, she loves drawing, painting and being outside enjoying nature! Beginning in August, Lily plans to attend Butler Beauty Academy to earn her Cosmetology Teachers’ License. After Lily conquers this endeavor, she hopes to teach Cosmetology as this has always been her dream career! We are very proud of Lily!


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  • Maggie Zielinski a 2022 Student of the Year Finalist!


    Maggie is a second year Welding student at BCAVTS. Her teacher shares that she has excelled exponentially over the past two years! Maggie has passed American Welding Society (AWS) Certifications in the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years. She is a High Honor student at Seneca Valley High School and a member of NTHS at BCAVTS. For her Seneca Valley Senior Project, Maggie created a beautiful hand-crafted, welded waterfall. Her project was the talk of the Welding program, and the school, for some time! Many staff members admired the project and made a point to stop by Welding and congratulate Maggie and express their amazement! Also, Maggie shared that she has enjoyed the opportunities she has received this school year and feels that her experiences have helped her grow as a person and as a student. Moreover, she couldn’t have done it without her family, friends and mentors! As full as Maggie’s life is, she makes time for a part-time job and has worked at Chick-fil-A for the past three years. She of course enjoys welding, riding horses and attending the gym in her free time. Maggie’s future plans are to work as a welder and to pursue a career with the Steamfitters. We are very proud of Maggie!

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  • 2022-2023 NEW Student Application is now active under the "Attendance/Guidance" tab.

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    Completed applications should be submitted through your home school Guidance Office.

    Returning students, please do not complete this application. You can let your home school Guidance Office know when it's time to schedule for the 2022-2023 school year.  

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  • Dr. Hiler talks about BCAVTS during quarentine on The Butler Buzz minutes 15.22 through 21.22.

    Click the Link: https://youtu.be/z7F4a-Y7_NU

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  • 2022 Student of the Year:

    BCAVTS Student of the Year Award is a prestigious award given to just one senior per school year. Nominees are chosen based on qualities such as leadership, trustworthiness and responsibility in creating a progressive school environment while being respectful to both peers and teachers. A Student of the Year nominee must be a conscientious student, completing his/her assignments on time as well as demonstrating solid efforts to earn certifications. Lastly, Student of the Year nominees must exhibit outstanding behavior and have a sound attendance record. Each student must progress through a series of interviews in which he/she must be prepared to share an educational portfolio showcasing his/her accomplishments while answering a series of interview questions. To conclude the process, each nominee must give a speech at the closure of his/her final interview. We are proud to announce this year’s winner:

    Niven Hay
    Heavy Equipment
    Butler Area School District


Outstanding Student of the Month

  • 2021-2022 Outstanding Students of the Month:


    A BCAVTS Outstanding Student is chosen based on qualities such as character, leadership, honesty, responsibility, optimism and loyalty in creating a positive school environment. An Outstanding Student must be a diligent student, completing his/her assignments on time and showing strong effort to learn in class! Lastly, an Outstanding Student demonstrates excellent behavior, is well mannered, and is respectful to peers, teachers and all other staff members. 


    May 2022


    Jennifer Cichra-Machine Technology (Mr. Clouse)-Senior-Butler


    April 2022


    Jake Ritzert-Welding (Mr. Petronelis)-Senior-Butler


    March 2022


    Erika Clendenning-Culinary Arts (Mr. Barczak & Mrs. Collins)-Senior-Butler


    February 2022


    Rebeccah Rodgers-Sports Medicine (Dr. Hindman)-Junior-South Butler County


    January 2022


    Isabella Steele-Haller-Collision Repair (Mr. Peters)-Senior-Karns City


    December 2021

    Kylee Schellman

    Kylee Schellman-Cosmetology (Mrs. Ellison & Mrs. Rocco)-Senior-Seneca Valley


    November 2021

    Meghan Schell

    Meghan Schell-Graphic Design (Mrs. Clutter)-Senior-Slippery Rock


    October 2021

    Lane Grossman

    Lane Grossman-Heavy Equipment (Mr. Rearick)-Senior-Moniteau