KingSpry proudly congratulates Brandon Cordero, 2020 recipient of the KingSpry scholarship awarded to an exemplary BAVTS Protective Services student each year.
The BRIDGES Foundation, which provides educational opportunities to BAVTS students, announced the 2020 awards in a special virtual ceremony on June 4.
Brandon Cordero attends Freedom High School and is a highly valued member of the Protective Service Program at the Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School. His teacher, Mr. Karb, describes him as an exemplary student with outstanding character and maturity, with great work ethic and outstanding leadership skills and it is clear to him, “he will succeed”, and his future looks bright.
Brandon takes giving back to his community very seriously, completing 411 hours of community service through activities such as the BAVTS Car Show, Thanksgiving Holiday Food Drive, Community Clean up, and volunteering for various other organizations. He earned various certifications and obtained his First Aid and CPR certification at BAVTS. As a junior, he committed to the United States Army PA National Guard in 2018 and attended basic training in June 2019 during the summer break. Brandon is now a private 1st class (E-3) as a 92 Foxtrot Petroleum Supply Specialist and will be going for additional 11-week training for his National Guard assignment after graduation.
During his time as a student, he was a member of the City of Bethlehem Police Explorer Post for four years and earned the rank of Sergeant. He additionally joined the East Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company in 2018 and is still an active member of that department. His experience at BAVTS has helped him to gain confidence and mature into a young man who accepts responsibility. He has developed outstanding leadership skills and is always willing to accept a challenge. Brandon intends on joining the Military full time and earning a degree in Criminal Justice. Brandon would like to become a Police Officer.
Congratulations to Brandon and all the 2020 student scholars!