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National Champion

Schreffler’s Equipment employee earns title

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor • rebecca-z@citizenstandard.com

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Rebecca Zemencik/Citizen-Standard Photo Kevin Graff, Jr., a 2016 graduate of Shenandoah Valley High School and Schuylkill Technology Center’s Frackville campus, was awarded the SKILLS USA National Championship in Louisville, Kentucky. Pictured are from left, Tim McGinley, Schuylkill Technology Center’s Frackville Campus Cooperative Educational Coordinator, Kevin Graff Jr., Jason Wright, small engine technology instructor at the Frackville campus and Randy Schreffler, owner of Schreffler’s Equipment Inc. where Kevin performed his co-op training and is now employed.

PITMAN – Kevin Graff Jr. a recent graduate of Shenandoah Valley High School and the Schuylkill Technology Center’s Frackville Campus, competed last week in the SKILLS USA National Competition Conference in Louisville, KY and won the national championship.
Graff has been employed at Schreffler’s Equipment, Inc. for the past year in the co-op program. He is now a full-time employee.
“I learned a great deal while at the Schuylkill Technology Center,in the small engine technology program, but I continued to learn and had an opportunity to do much more while in my co-op program,” said. Graff. “I would have never won the competition without the training and knowledge I received at Schreffler’s.”
Graff spent five days in Louisville for the competition. He, a teacher from the center and the teacher’s wife made the 12-hour trip via car.

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