ABC honors Students

Vo-tech students honored
   Student Awards
 These awards are given to a student enrolled in the construction trade curriculum that has shown outstanding academic achievement and completed a successful co-op program with an ABC Member.  Each individual receives a tool bag and a gift certificate for $250 to a local supply house for them to purchase tools that can help them get started in the construction industry.

ABC honors members and students at 2019 Chapter Awards dinner
More than 230 members and guests turned out on May 9 for the annual Chapter Awards Dinner honoring members for safety and diversity & inclusion efforts, as well as vo-tech students who are graduating and moving forward to work in the construction industry.

"This event is always a rewarding one, especially as we honor the future of our industry with the students who are graduating and beginning their careers in the construction industry," said ABC Delaware President Ed Capodanno. "During the evening, these students and their parents have the opportunity to learn more about the ABC companies what one day will employ them, and these companies' commitment to safety and diversity & inclusion in today's changing workforce." 

This year, awards were presented to seven students from four schools. These students have been enrolled in the construction trade curriculum, have shown outstanding academic achievement and completed a successful co-op with an ABC member. Each student received a tool bag and gift certificate to a local supply house so they can purchase tools of their trade.


Jonathan Syva, a plumbing student from Hodgson, receives his award from Mike Luhr of Wayman Fire Protection.

Julian Martinez, a masonry student at Hodgson, is presented his award by Mike Parodi of Breslin Contracting.


Welding student Axel Vega from Delcastle receives his award from Joe Trincia of RC Fabricators.

Miranda Marenco, a sheet metal student from Delcastle, is presented with her award by Adam Wahl from Quality Heating & A/C.


St. George's student Benjamin Jezyk, whose trade is electrical, is presented his award by Jeromy Newton of Nickle Electrical Companies.

Payne DeRicco, and HVAC student from St. George's, receives his award from Karen Gawinski of Berry Refrigeration.

Robin Gray from Delaware Brick presents Tanner Elliott, a masonry student from Polytech, with his award.