Menasha Packaging Education Center
The Class of 2022 student speeches shares stories of gratitude for mentors, instructors, and others who have helped them along their journey. Click this icon “▶️” next to the students’ names to hear their stories.
"No matter how much work you have just keep pushing through. "
"I'm working on something to change my future , just like these people changed mine."
"As a graduate of GPSEd, I have learned time management skills, been given job opportunities, and earned some work experience. I am taking all that with me into my future."
"During my time in GPSEd, I have learned that I want a job with more action that keeps me busy. I've also learned that I am not a morning person unless the sun is coming up."
"Life is going to be tough, but if you can make it through the hard stuff, you can come out as a better person."
"One of the best experiences I had as a GPSEd student was learning that asking for help can be beneficial. I'm also proud of the person that I have become today."
Muza Metal Products
"Anytime there's something that will help you in life, just go for it and don't look back."
"The most challenging learning experience for me was gaining confidence in myself on the job, in my academics, and in my personal life. I'm a very different person from when I started the program."
Omni Glass and Paint
"I have always been a hands-on learner and I think that's why I was so successful in GPSEd because that's what the program is about. I have learned to live my life the way I want to live it."
"GPSEd has given me the opportunity to work in the workforce rather than sitting in a classroom all day so I can actually gain work experience and better prepare myself for the future."
"I'm excited to see what the future holds for me. I'm excited to see what I can take from GPSEd and apply to the real world."
"After my time in GPSEd, I'll be well ahead of most kids my age with work experience and I’ll even have qualifications to boot."
"I'm ahead and more prepared to go out in the real world than other students in traditional school."
ITU AbsorbTech Inc.
"Your future is only as good as the work you put into it."
"Being in GPSEd taught me many professional skills that I would never be taught in a regular high school. I am also coming out of high school with work experience. Don't be afraid to lose, be afraid not to try."
"I wasn't sure about the GPSEd program at first, but once I joined there was a lot of hope. There are many ways this program has helped me to adapt to what can come in the future."
"I’m so glad that I made the decision to try GPSEd because it set me up for an amazing job and a future I am excited about and can actually say I’m proud of and want to dive into."
"If it wasn't for GPSEd I would probably not have graduated. But guess what - I did, now I'm out of here!"
Gustave A. Larson Company
"After joining GPSEd I realized I was a good student. I just needed a different environment and structure."
Atlas Tag & Label
"I am glad I was able to become good friends with almost all of my GPSEd classmates. They are all great people and I had a great time learning with them. I've also learned that life is like a sandwich, the bread always comes first."
ITU AbsorbTech Inc.
"During my time in GPSEd, I have learned to be okay with asking for the help I need - both in the classroom and the workplace."
"The big thing I've learned from the job world is that there are no short cuts in life."
ITU AbsorbTech Inc.
"The experience I am going to take from being in this program and a part of the workplace is that even though there are hard tasks in the area, You have to push through it and make it into a better day."
"GPSEd is an amazing program without a doubt, especially since it heavily relies on those leaders in the academic setting who are able to see through the disinterested exterior and discover the hard working soul."
"If it doesn't have anything to do with Cummins, Caddies, Redwings, or welding, I don't want it."
"Futures don't build themselves."
North Graduation Ceremony Photos
Thank you to all who were able to join us at our north graduation ceremony. It was an amazing night with so many smiles, laughs, happy tears and great stories shared. Congratulations to our seniors at our Menasha Packaging Education Center! We are so proud and know you will do great things. Below are some photos we were able to capture during the night for you to view and save for your memories.
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If you took any photos to help commemorate the night, please email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.