High School Cadet Program

We are proud to announce the winners of the the Hampton Roads Public Works Academy (HRPWA) Scholarships. Two $1000 scholarships for post-high school education were generously donated to HRPWA by The American Public Works Association mid-Atlantic chapter. Students from Virginia Beach Technical and Career Educational Center were selected based on academic achievement and community involvement.

Virginia Beach Technical and Career Educational Center’s HRPWA Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to Jaylen Johnson!

Jaylen Johnson is one of Mr. Champigny’s “star pupils” in his Automotive class. After his first year in HRPWA, Jaylen’s internship was with HRSD where he worked in their automotive service department. Although he worked and played varsity football at Salem High School, Jaylen always kept his focus on academics. He was Honor Roll and Principal’s List from 2016-2020. He will be attending Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He plans on majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Jaylen says that he is “extremely honored” to receive this scholarship.

Congratulations to Jeah Hacinas!

Jeah Hacinas receives only the highest praise from her Welding instructor, Mr. Santos. Her internship through HRPWA was with Virginia Beach City Parks and Recreation Department where she worked out of the Lynnhaven Parkway center as a welder. Jeah has been on the Principal’s List and Honor Roll from 2016-2020. She has volunteered to “Feed the Homeless”, served as an assistant for vacation bible school and participated in Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Society. Jeah is enrolling in Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond where she plans on majoring in Crafts and Materials Studies. She feels that this course of study will enable her to utilize her “creativity and love of art”. Jeah is hardworking and focused. She attended all of our SME Cadet classes where she participated and asked thoughtful questions. Jeah has expressed her “gratitude for this opportunity”.

This two-year program is centered on high school students from New Horizons Career and Technical Education Center, the College and Career Academy at Pruden, and Virginia Beach Technical and Career Educational Center. Students that are recommended by their teacher and accepted into this program after an interview process, will be required to meet some basic criteria. If these conditions are not met, a student will be released from the program.

  1. Complete an application
  2. Have good attendance
  3. Maintain their Career and Technical course average of a ‘C’ or better
  4. Complete a summer internship
  5. Display good work ethics

Upon successful completion students will receive their certificate, which among other benefits, will highlight them as first priority for public works and utilities positions. In most cases, positions will be available immediately after program completion.

Printable Informational Flyer

HRPWA Cadet Brochure

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Graduates

Earthell Alfred
Thomas Lindsey
Ryland O’Hara

Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Graduates

Jeah Hacinas
Jaylen Johnson

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Graduates

Keagan Aue-Drummond
Devon Courtney
Paige Gerhard
Matthew Gravely
Deziyah Green
Brian Hampton
Taina Martinez
Jacob Mooney
Robert Osborne
Angel Pena
Niya Randolph
Anastasia Richardson
Tasia Ricks
Darrell Sheets
Julia Shelton
John Soulerin
Ryan Woodward

Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Graduates

Darius Aldridge
Anthony Brewer
Tyree Casteel
Caleb Cowles
Colin Eastman
Rachel Farthing
Trent Fisher
Chandler Fowler
Kane Hamilton
Kellye Johnson
Hunter McElveen
Matthew Montgomery
Jonathan Robinson
Matthew Saporito
Ellison Smith
Bailey Stewart
Aaron Wheeler
Jordan Woodman

Congratulations to our 2016-2017 Graduates

Christian Andrejko
Rquan Batten
Madison Belcher
William Copeland
Adrian Dillard
Shane Donahue-Perucci
Scottinae Hatchett
Alek Hensberger
Moses Hinton
Deantre Hunter
Darryl Mickel
Mekayla Rundle
Benjamin Shapiro
Joseph Shematek
Dwight Williams

Congratulations to our 2015-2016 Graduates

Christian Brito
Matthew Carter
Matthew Chambers
Ronnie Cortes
Darcy Finch
Julio Gonzalez
Bakari Jenkins
Shaiheim Johnson
Justin Koontz
Owen Lawrence
Omar Lezcano
Jonathan Monahan
Reid Morris
Howard Odom
Kevin Parker
Patrick Porto
Isaac Smith
Tyler Stallings
Samuel Turner
Justice Williams
Joseph Williamson
Hannah York

Congratulations to our 2012-2013 Graduates

William Babb
Lakendra Batten
Antonio Blackley
Andrew Brown
Anthony Brown
Hunter Davenport
Jacqulyn Faison
Brandon Harrison
Mark Ramirez
Christina Ramos
Christian Reese
Miguel Roman
Delano Smith
Brittany Watkins
Jalil Williams
Ron Williams

Congratulations to our 2011-2012 Graduates

Dakota Ashley
Anthony Copeland
Chris Guillot
Michaelangelo Hooker
Christopher Kennedy
Julian May
Robert Nieberger
Chanice Reid
Micahel Richardson
Rakeem Smith
Elizabeth Stone
Matthieu Sullivan
Matthew Thompson

Congratulations to our 2010-2011 Graduates

Michael Davis
Melvin Hazelton
Michael Johnson
Joshua Lamendola
Trevor Olton
Christopher Patrick
Xavier Ruiz
Michael Stallard
Ricky Wilkons
Rolf Zierow

Congratulations to our 2009-2010 Graduates

Corey Critzer
Charles Dunlap
Alex Harp

Congratulations to our 2008-2009 Graduates

Maxwell Evans
Brett James
Lamar Steward
Darrell Harper