Seniors graduate from CVCC


Rowan Klein and Charlie Messner

*The names of students graduating from CVCC were provided to Lantern by the guidance office, as reported to them by the students themselves.  Thank you to Mr. DePompei, Mrs. Long, Mrs. Rion and Mrs. Reinhold for their help with this article.

*All listed students were contacted by Lantern to provide comments.  Comments from those students who responded are provided below.


Paige Kliskey

Permission from Gabrielle Scorzino, Credit to CVCC media arts.

Paige Kliskey is a senior at Revere High School. Kliskey began attending CVCC in her junior year, choosing to work in media arts.

“I chose media arts under Bernie VanTilburg because it was video production and I enjoy controlling the camera and directing my own movies,” Kliskey said.

In her two years at CVCC, Kliskey has made many fond memories with her classmates.

“My favorite memory of my time at CVCC was when we created our own animations from what we have learned. We got to create our own characters, make a story, then got to post the stories we made,” Kliskey said.

Kliskey discussed what new CVCC students should expect in their time at CVCC, and gave some advice to succeed.

“Students who go to CVCC will have more than a group of friends, eventually you’ll become part of a family. CVCC is definitely hands-on learning that people really need to be dedicated to,” Kliskey said.

Used with permission from Paige Kliskey.


Alana Neidlinger

Used with permission from Gwen Salamone

Alana Neidlinger attended the Fire and EMS academy at CVCC. 

“It was good; my teacher did a fantastic job. It was harder than I had expected; it’s definitely super different than high school materials. Whereas in high school, the materials that they teach are set for kids our age, but at the career center in the academy the curriculum is for adults, so there was a little bit of a challenge. You definitely need to have good studying habits,” Neidlinger said.

One thing she noted CVCC does exceptionally well was create a sense of community.

“It’s amazing, I loved it. The class size, at least for my program, was small and there were a lot of ways for the students to get involved. My class got super close and we were more like a family. Everyone was able to work together. And the school in general—we were all able to work together to get things done. Some of the classes, including the fire and EMS academy, sold wreaths where we then placed them on the graves at the western reserve cemetery for the soldiers during Christmas,” Neidlinger said.

The course was a great way to make memories.

“I would have to say [my favorite day] our field training day because we went to a fire department. It was outside in the woods all day, just rolling out simulations.” Neidlinger said.

CVCC certified her as an EMT by the end of her senior year.

“In the first year, you have an intro to medical class, which helped you learn basic skills before you had the harder, more advanced skills.” Neidlinger said.

The course gave her the tools to jump right in to what she wanted to do as an adult.

“I chose the academy because I knew I wanted to help people and was interested in medicine, but I didn’t want to be working inside all day. With being an EMT, you are constantly traveling and seeing different people every day,” Neidlinger said.

Her advice for those considering CVCC goes as follows:

“At first I was hesitant to go to CVCC because I didn’t want to miss out on things at Revere, but after going for 2 years and being able to get a job, it was so worth it. I didn’t really miss out on anything either, the only thing I didn’t get was a full day at Revere. In the end, I got free schooling that I would have had to pay for after high school. All the things that I have accomplished/attained definitely weigh out the things that I have missed out on,” Neidlinger said.


Cole Brownlee

Cole Brownlee chose to take the Auto Body Program. 

“We learn how to repair damaged vehicles, prep for painting, welding, estimating and lots more,” Brownlee said.

The atmosphere of the program was the ideal balance of work and fun for him.

“It is truly one of a kind. It is very kind, caring, generous, fun, but we also get to work and get what we need to do done,” Brownlee said.

CVCC offered unique experiences.

“I was able to compete in a world wide competition called Skills USA and I was able to take 4th in my event out of 49 people,” Brownlee said.

As someone who had always wanted to learn more about cars, CVCC was the perfect choice for him.

“CVCC was a great stepping stone for me because it isn’t exactly what I want to do in the future, but it is a way for me to make some quick money, a way to keep my college debt down and always a skill I will have,” Brownlee said.


CVCC Seniors

  1. Zachary Hendrickson – Career education
  2. Jeanne Hujer – Associate Degree – Cuyahoga Community College District
  3. Dylan Janieszewski – Employment
  4. Jordan Kapsar – Employment 
  5. Joshua Kapsar – Employment 
  6. Paige Kliskey – Bachelor’s Degree – US Navy
  7. John Kusar – Employment 
  8. Bradley Marty – Employment 
  9. Jeremy Montgomery 
  10. Stepan Mukha – Bachelor’s Degree – Bowling Green State University
  11. Alana Neidlinger – Army
  12. Jaidyn Parker – Employment
  13. Niko Prescott – Employment 
  14. Robert Rock – Employment 
  15. Austin Zakovec – Employment 
  16. Cole Brownlee – Bachelor’s Degree – University of Cincinnati