BCTC's own, Dylan Hatt, was recently honored by Senator Argall for saving a man's life. Dylan, a volunteer firefighter for Tilden Township, pulled an elderly man from a burning building. Dylan's heroic rescue and the Senator's honor were detailed recently in the Reading Eagle and The Hamburg Item.
In addition to his volunteer work as a first responder, Dylan has accomplished great things at Berks Career & Technology Center (BCTC). As a student in the Electrical Occupations program the BCTC west campus, Dylan has earned many honors, including his role as Treasurer of Skills USA and Student of the Quarter. For his senior project, Dylan designed and oversaw the building of a house for use by the Electrical Occupations students. The house is located inside the Electrical Occupations shop, and the students use it to practice various electrical maintenance and installation activities. Dylan's BCTC instructor, Mr. Semanchick, beamed about Dylan's achievements in the class from ninth grade, to his current senior year.
During the ceremony to honor Dylan and his fellow first responders, Sen. Argall said, "You did more than your job. You did it well." This is a wonderful characterization of how Dylan attacks every job he comes across. BCTC is proud to have such an amazing person as a student.